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Kevin Costner Talks About His Latest Film, Says He Makes ‘Movies For Men’

Last Updated 2 weeks by Amnon J. Jobi | Amnon Front Page

Kevin Costner talked about his latest movie project, a western called “Horizon: An American Saga,” and said he makes “movies for men.”

In a conversation posted online by the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast with Josh Horowitz, the 69-year-old actor said that even though his films are geared toward male audiences, he does make sure his movies contain “strong women characters” to carry his stories.

“If I look back at my career, the one thing I have,” Costner explained, “I make movies for men. That’s what I do. But I won’t make a movie unless I have strong women characters, and that’s how I’ve conducted my career. And I think that’s why I have a good following.”

“I thank you women for dragging your men here. It was a Western, after all,” he added.

“Whenever you start writing … you’d go, ‘Where’s the woman?’” Costner continued, talking about the process of his script writing for his new movie. “It just drove the story in every plot line. It just seemed to me to be so easy. I mean, I just hardly couldn’t conceive of a scene that didn’t involve women or a young girl raised by a strong woman.”

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Costner’s first of four planned films in the “Horizon: An American Saga” dropped in June. So far, it has struggled at the box office, the Hollywood Reporter reported. 

It opened in North America on June 28th, earning $11 million at the domestic box office over the weekend after costing $100 million to produce, the outlet noted. By the end of the weekend, the movie landed in third place behind Pixar’s “Inside Out” sequel and “A Quiet Place: Day One.”

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Heading into the opening weekend, Costner downplayed the importance of box office success.

“If we put so much pressure on that, we’re bound to be disappointed,” the actor told Entertainment Weekly. “I’m really happy that ‘Horizon’ looks like what it’s supposed to look like, and that’s the way it’ll look the rest of its life. And that’s really important to me in this process.”

Costner also recently opened up about his departure from the popular “Yellowstone” western series.

“Somewhere along the line they wanted to change things,” the “Field of Dreams” star said. “They wanted to do 5A and 5B … affected ‘Horizon.’ I was going to do my movie ‘Horizon’ and leave that show, do my movie, then do B.”

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“A show I was only doing once a year I was now doing twice,” he said, adding. “We did negotiate. There were issues about creative. I tried to break the log jam. They walked away.”

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