Kevin Costner was brought to tears after an audience gave him this message

May 22, 2024

Kevin Costner has had a successful career in movies and on TV.

Now he’s embarking on the biggest challenge yet.

And Kevin Costner was brought to tears after an audience gave him this message.

Kevin Costner was brought to tears after receiving a standing ovation

Actor Kevin Costner took the biggest risk of his career for his new movie Horizon: An American Saga.

He began working on the story for the movie, which is a passion project for the actor, in 1988.’

Costner’s fallout with the producers of Paramount Network smash hit Yellowstone reportedly occurred because he prioritized his work on Horizon.

He co-wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the movie that tells the story of how the American West was settled beginning during the Civil War.

Horizon will be a four-movie, 12-hour Western epic that Costner said was inspired by classics like director John Ford’s 1962 hit How The West Was Won.

The first chapter is debuting in June with the second set for release in August.

Costner gave audiences their first look at the film when he premiered it at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

The audience that watched that premiere of Horizon gave him a seven-minute standing ovation that moved him to tears.

“I’m sorry you had to clap that long for me to understand that I should speak,” Costner said. “Such good people. Such a good moment, not just for me, but for the actors that came with me, for people who believed in me who continued to work.”

Costner brought five of his seven children to Cannes with him.

“It’s a funny business, and I’m so glad I found it,” Costner continued. “There’s no place like here. I’ll never forget this — either will my children.”

Kevin Costner took the biggest risk of his career to make Horizon

Costner mortgaged part of his California estate and put up more than $20 million of his own to make sure that Horizon could get done.

He’s struck gold with the Western genre before with the Academy Award-winning Dances with Wolves and 2003’s Open Range.

Costner previously said on social media that he’s been attracted to Westerns since he was a kid.

Silverado, 1985. A career-making movie for me I’ll never forget my joy at finally being in a Western movie,” Costner wrote.

“It had been my life’s dream since being glued to my seat watching How the West Was Won when I was seven years old,” Costner added.

He had been trying to get the movie off the ground for years with no luck.

“In 2003, he was going to make ‘Horizon’ with Disney, but the director and the studio were $5 million apart on the budget, and so Costner-never one to compromise on something he regards as important-walked away. Then, in 2012, Costner picked the script up again and, with the screenwriter and author Jon Baird, turned it into four scripts,” GQ reported.

It took Costner sinking his own money into the film because he said that no studio in Hollywood would touch it.

Kevin Costner walked from one of the biggest shows on TV to pursue his dream of finally making Horizon.

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