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About Kevin Kline

A St. Louis native and Priory School graduate, Kevin Kline won Tony Awards for On the Twentieth Century and The Pirates of Penzance before leading roles in Sophie's Choice (1982) and The Big Chill (1983) made him a Hollywood star. Adept at comedy and drama on stage and screen, Kline won an Academy Award for his madcap performance in A Fish Called Wanda and received accolades for his stage interpretations of Richard III and Hamlet. Refusing to abandon his passion for theater while working in films as diverse as Dave and Cry Freedom, Kevin Kline often has been called the "American Olivier." He most recently received a Tony nomination for his portrayal of Falstaff in Shakespeare's Henry IV at Lincoln Center.

Awards: 1978: Drama Desk Award: Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, On the Twentieth Century 1978: Tony: Best Featured Actor in a Musical, On the Twentieth Century 1981: OBIE Award: Performance, The Pirates of Penzance 1981: Drama Desk Award: Outstanding Actor in a Musical, The Pirates of Penzance 1981: Tony: Best Actor in a Musical, The Pirates of Penzance 1986: OBIE Award: Sustained Excellence in Performance 1988: Academy Award: Best Supporting Actor, A Fish Called Wanda 1997: IFP Gotham Actor Award 1998: Kline was named Man of the Year by the Harvard Hasty Pudding Club

Education: St Louis Priory School, St Louis, Missouri ; Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, majored in speech and drama ; The Juilliard School, New York, New York, majored in drama.

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