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Actor Kevin Kline

Jon Vickers, director of the IU Cinema, hosts this conversation with stage and screen actor and IU alumnus Kevin Kline.

Kevin Kline in WFIU's Studio 3 during his interview with Jon Vickers, wearing red Indiana University hoodie sweatshirt, smiling

Photo: Eric Rudd – IU Communications

Kevin Kline in WFIU's Studio 3 during his interview with Jon Vickers

“I like surprising myself. If I can bring something fresh without necessarily doing the same schtick, I’m happy about that.”

A 1970 graduate of Indiana University, Kevin Kline began his career on stage in 1972. He won a Best Featured Actor in a Musical Tony Award for the 1978 production of On the Twentieth Century and Best Actor in a Musical Tony for the 1981 revival of The Pirates of Penzance.

He made his film debut opposite Meryl Streep in Sophie’s Choice. For his role in the comedy A Fish Called Wanda, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

During three decades with The Public Theater, Kline played numerous Shakespearean characters, including Hamlet, Richard III, and King Lear. His other films include The Big Chill, Dave, and De-Lovely.

  • Alice Kingsley

    I feel like I’m obsessed even though I’m not. I keep dreaming about him since Thursday night. (March 12th 2015) One was that I tried to get my photos to be signed and the other is seeing him on and backstage trying to follow and meet him again in the flesh. Then I got lost in a university in Phoenix. I didn’t know the way back until I saw bright lights. I was singing “The Prayer”. Oh gosh, maybe it’s best if I didn’t show flashbacks of when I met him before I go to sleep. I love him like head over heels crazy.

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