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Born: June 22, 1936 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brownsville, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Was a Golden Gloves boxer
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Worked as folk singer under the name Kris Carson while at Oxford
1960:
Served with U.S. Air Force in Germany after Oxford (reached rank of captain)
1965:
Went to Nashville on vacation; moved there to sell his songs weeks before he was to have begun teaching English at West Point
1969:
First song recorded professionally, "Me and Bobby McGee" (by Roger Miller)
1970:
Recorded debut album <i>Kristofferson</i>
1970:
Credited as writer for the ABC special "Just Friends"
1971:
Contributed songs to Monte Hellman's feature "Two-Lane Blacktop"
1971:
Film acting debut (bit part) in "The Last Movie"
1972:
First leading role in features, "Cisco Pike"
1973:
First of three films directed by Sam Peckinpah, "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid"
1974:
Reteamed with Peckinpah for "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia"
1974:
Played the romantic interest to Ellen Burstyn in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
1976:
Acted opposite Barbra Streisand in the remake of "A Star Is Born"
1978:
Last film with Peckinpah, "Convoy"
1979:
Starred in NBC miniseries "Freedom Road"
1980:
Career's momentum halted by starring role in Michael Cimino's disastrous "Heaven's Gate"
1981:
November issue of <i>Esquire</i> magazine emphasized his drug use; quit soon thereafter
1984:
First of two features with director Alan Rudolph, "Songwriter"; also scored; received Oscar nomination for Best Original Song Score
1984:
Reteamed with Rudolph for "Trouble in Mind"
1985:
Joined with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash to form The Highwaymen
1986:
Starred in CBS miniseries "Blood and Orchids"
1986:
Portrayed Jesse James in CBS movie "The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James"; acted with Nelson and Cash
1986:
Teamed with Nelson (who served as executive producer), Cash and Jennings for TV remake of "Stagecoach" (CBS)
1987:
Starred in the ABC miniseries "Amerika"
1990:
Acted in "Pair of Aces", a CBS movie followed by a sequel, "Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind" (1991); Nelson executive produced and acted in both
1991:
Released the album <i>The Best of Kris Kristofferson</i>
1992:
Starred in Arnold Schwarzenegger's TV directorial debut "Christmas in Connecticut" (TNT)
1993:
Scored "Cheatin' Hearts"; also co-starred
1994:
Played Destiny in Showtime comedy Western "Sodbusters"
1995:
Portrayed Abraham Lincoln in "Tad" (The Family Channel)
1996:
Rejuvenated career with malignant presence in John Sayles' "Lone Star"
1998:
Played character based on novelist James Jones in the Merchant-Ivory film "A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries", adapted from the novel by Jones' daughter Kaylie
1999:
Played a villain opposite Mel Gibson in "Payback"
1999:
Reteamed with Sayles for "Limbo"
2001:
Co-starred in the Tim Burton directed remake of "Planet of the Apes"
2002:
Played a writer in "Chelsea Walls"
2004:
Featured in "The Big Bounce," based on the novel by legendary crime fiction writer Elmore Leonard
2004:
Cast in John Sayles┬┐ political satire "Silver City," which starred Chris Cooper, Daryl Hannah and Richard Dreyfuss
2005:
Cast opposite Adrien Brody in the psychological thriller "The Jacket"
2005:
Co-starred with Dakota Fanning and Kurt Russell in the family drama "Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story"
2006:
Cast as part of an ensemble in "Fast Food Nation," Richard Linklater's adaptation of Eric Schlosser's non-fiction book
2007:
Narrated the Bob Dylan biopic "I'm Not There."
2009:
Joined the ensemble cast of the romantic comedy "He's Just Not That Into You"
2011:
Cast in the family drama "Dolphin Tale," starring Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, and Morgan Freeman
2012:
Co-starred with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah in the musical comedy "Joyful Noise"
2012:
Cast opposite Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde in crime drama "Deadfall"

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