Film actor, played Snake Plissken in the Escape From New York/L.A. movies

Images

Kurt Russell - The Advocates
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Born

17 Mar 1951, in Springfield, Massachusetts

Biography

Kurt Russell at Thespian.net

Web Pages

Kurt Russell - The Advocates
Biography, picture and quotes
"It's easy to see a libertarian streak in many of the characters movie star Kurt Russell has portrayed over the years. As anti-hero Snake Plissken in 1996's Escape from L.A., he sneers about freedom, 'In America? That died a long time ago.' As genetically engineered trooper Sgt. Todd in 1998's Soldier, he defends peaceful farmers on the planet Arcadia 234 against murderous cyborg supermen sent by a militaristic government. As real-life Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks in 2004's Miracle, he defies authority and uses unconventional coaching methods to mold a ragtag collection of American college kids into a team that beat the unbeatable Soviets."

Filmography

Internet Movie Database: Kurt Russell
Also biography and trivia

Articles

Movie star Kurt Russell: "I'm a libertarian", 10 May 1997
Libertarian Party Press Release
"Kurt Russell ... used the Cato Institute's gala 20th anniversary celebration ... as an opportunity to go public with his support for libertarianism. ... Russell [said] ... 'I think a lot of people are libertarians and are afraid to admit it -- or don't know.'"

Interviews

Kurt Russell Talks Cowboys, Guns, and Life as Hollywood's Most 'Hardcore' Libertarian, by Kurt Russell, Marlow Stern, 22 Dec 2015
Topics discussed include: Russell's audition for Star Wars, his role in The Hateful Eight, gun control, being a libertarian in Hollywood, future projects and his relationship with Goldie Hawn
"Today, Russell, 64, is known as an actor who marches to the beat of his own drum. He's a libertarian in an industry of liberals, recently branding the link between gun control and terrorism 'absolutely insane.' ... And he makes daring cinematic choices, many of which, from Escape from New York to Big Trouble in Little China, aren't fully appreciated until years later. Like his iconic character of Snake Plissken, Russell is an unapologetic rebel."