There’s one movie from the ’90s that almost all the time comes close to the highest of greatest motion pictures of all time lists – virtually as regularly as Citizen Kane, The Godfather, and Casablanca – and that’s The Shawshank Redemption. However Tim Robbins signed on to present a mild-mannered and understated efficiency as Andy Dufresne, some massive stars was virtually connected – together with Yellowstone’s Kevin Costner.
In a 2014 Self-importance Truthful article celebrating The Shawshank Redemption’s twentieth anniversary, it explains that; “provides went out to the Nineties’ standard suspects for the a part of Andy Dufresne. Tom Hanks and Kevin Costner handed. And although Tom Cruise beloved the screenplay – even doing a desk learn with the filmmakers – he balked at taking route from a inexperienced director.”
It’s virtually not possible to think about Tom Cruise starring in The Shawshank Redemption, though this was a time when he was making drama motion pictures like A Few Good Males. Hanks did his Oscar-winning double of Philadelphia and Forrest Gump round this time, so it’s truthful sufficient that he handed. And he would go onto star within the very related The Inexperienced Mile, with the identical writer-director as Shawshank, in 1999.
So, what was Kevin Costner doing when he handed on The Shawshank Redemption, you could properly fairly ask? The ’90s had been definitely a wild rollercoaster experience for Costner. He started the last decade by successful a number of Oscars for Dances with Wolves, and adopted this up in fast succession with Robin Hood, JFK, and The Bodyguard (in 1991-1992) – making him one of many greatest stars on the planet.
However when Shawshank got here alongside, Costner was making ready to supply and star in a film that might turn out to be perhaps probably the most infamous turkey and largest field workplace bomb of that decade – Waterworld. He interspersed two mushy romance motion pictures – Tin Cup and Message in a Bottle – in between two post-apocalyptic catastrophe motion pictures (in additional methods than one) – Waterworld and The Postman. He even directed the latter film.
It’s not all dangerous information, as a result of Waterworld has turn out to be enshrined at Common Studios as a fan favourite stunt present and like many so-called turkeys, has been reappraised as one thing of a cult basic. Additionally, Costner’s profession hasn’t precisely suffered on account of not doing Shawshank. He’s even again within the director’s chair for a brand new film he hope will be part of one of the best westerns.
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