Kevin Costner

Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor and musician. His accolades include two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, one Primetime Emmy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Costner began his acting career with Sizzle Beach, U. S. A.. Following a few minor supporting parts, he rose to prominence with his portrayal of Eliot Ness in The Untouchables; this was followed by a successful period in his career with starring roles in No Way Out, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, Dances with Wolves, for which he won two Academy Awards, JFK, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Bodyguard, A Perfect World. In 1995, Costner co-produced Waterworld; the most expensive film made at the time, it was a box office disappointment that marked a downturn in his career. His second directorial feature, The Postman, was another failure, he has since starred in a string of unsuccessful films as a leading man including. In recent years he has had supporting parts in critically favored films including The Upside of Anger, Man of Steel, Hidden Figures, Molly's Game, The Art of Racing in the Rain.

On television, Costner portrayed Devil Anse Hatfield in the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Since 2018, he stars as John Dutton on drama series Yellowstone. Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood and grew up in Compton, California, he is the youngest of the middle of whom died at birth. His mother, Sharon Rae, was a welfare worker, his father, William Costner, was an electrician and utilities executive at Southern California Edison, his father's heritage originates with German immigrants to North Carolina in the 1700s, Costner has English, Irish and Welsh ancestry. Costner was raised Baptist, he was not academically inclined. He enjoyed sports, took piano lessons, wrote poetry, sang in the First Baptist Choir, he has stated that a viewing of the 1962 film How the West Was Won at the age of seven had "formed" his childhood. He has described spending his teenage years in various parts of California as his father's career progressed, as a period when he "lost a lot of confidence", having to make new friends often.

Costner lived in Ventura in Visalia. He earned a BA in marketing and finance from California State University, Fullerton in 1978. While at CSUF, he became a brother in the Delta Chi fraternity. Costner became interested in acting and dancing while in his last year of college, upon graduation, he married Cindy Silva, who worked at Disneyland as Cinderella; the couple honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta. Burton agreed to speak to Costner. Costner, taking acting classes but had not told his wife about his desire to be an actor, watched Burton and approached when Burton gestured. Costner told Burton that he would prefer to avoid the drama that followed Burton and asked if he would have to tolerate that if he became an actor. Burton replied, "You have blue eyes, I have blue eyes. I think you'll be fine." After the plane landed, Burton's limousine pulled up to the curb where Costner and his wife were waiting for a taxi. Burton wished Costner good luck, the two never met again. Costner credits Burton with contributing to his career.

Having agreed to undertake a job as a marketing executive, Costner began taking acting lessons five nights a week, with the support of his wife. His marketing job lasted 30 days, he took work which allowed him to develop his acting skills via tuition, including working on fishing boats, as a truck driver, giving tours of stars' Hollywood homes to support the couple while he attended auditions. Costner made his film debut in the film Sizzle Beach, U. S. A.. Filmed in the winter of 1978–79, the film was not released until 1981 and re-released in 1986; the release complications and lack of documentation lead many to believe that Costner's debut was in The Touch, in 1983 with Eve Lilith and Andra Millian. Costner made a brief appearance in the Ron Howard film Night Shift, he is listed in the credits as'Frat Boy No. 1' and appears at the climax of a frat-style, blow-out party in the New York City morgue, when the music is stopped by a frantic Henry Winkler. Costner can be seen looking surprised at the sudden halt of celebration.

Costner appeared in a commercial for the Apple Lisa and Table for Five in 1983, the same year, had a small role in the nuclear holocaust film Testament. He was cast in The Big Chill and filmed several scenes that were planned as flashbacks, but they were removed from the final cut, his role was that of Alex, the friend who committed suicide, the event that brings the rest of the cast together. Costner was a friend of director Lawrence Kasdan; that became a breakout role for Costner. He starred that year in the smaller films Fandango and American F

Son of Vulcan

Son of Vulcan is the name of two comic book characters, one created by Charlton Comics in 1965, the other by DC Comics in August 2005. Son of Vulcan was one of the characters DC Comics purchased from defunct Charlton Comics in 1983. Son of Vulcan first appeared in Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds # 46, retitled Son of Vulcan with issue # 49, was created by writer Pat Masulli and artist Bill Fraccio. Charlton staff writer Joe Gill would write most of his stories. Predating the Charlton "Action Heroes" line, Son of Vulcan is not properly part of that group, his final Charlton story, "The Second Trojan War" in Son of Vulcan # 50, was the first professional work of writer and future Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Roy Thomas, with the previous issue having seen the character being given a new and more ornate costume designed by a young, cover-credited Dave Cockrum. The original Charlton character was Johnny Mann, a scrawny but courageous reporter for an international news syndicate who had lost a leg while serving during the Korean War.

Covering a bloody civil war on the Mediterranean island of Cyprete, he complained aloud while standing in the ruins of an ancient temple that the gods play with men's lives while leaving them defenseless against the forces of war and crime. Taking offense, the Roman gods transported him to Mount Olympus where he was put on trial before Jupiter, all-powerful king of the gods, for his impudence; the war god Mars argued for his immediate destruction, but Vulcan, lame-legged god of fire and forge, spoke up in his defense, Venus, goddess of love, agreed with Vulcan. In the end, bonding with the orphaned newsman over their similar disabilities, Vulcan agreed to adopt Johnny and share with him god-like powers that would help him fight injustice in the mortal world. By calling on Vulcan's aid, Johnny would transform into a superhuman demigod, whole again and mightily muscled and clad in indestructible Roman-style armor and shield with the power to summon both fire and powerful ancient weapons from his adopted father's forge.

However, it was the judgment of Jupiter that his powers could be removed from him at any time if the gods decided he was unworthy of them. Mars plots against him to make him lose favor with Jupiter or destroy him and was exiled from Olympus for this; as the Son of Vulcan, Johnny had several adventures where he battled both a jealous Mars and the Asian arch-criminal Dr. Kong but remained a little-known hero. DC has made little use of Son of Vulcan, he appeared in DC Challenge #9 where he was introduced into the DC universe by the aforementioned Roy Thomas and returned to take a more pivotal part in the War of the Gods miniseries that followed the Crisis on Infinite Earths fictional crossover only to be killed off in the last issue. In 2005 DC published a new Son of Vulcan miniseries whose title character and series premise was unrelated to the original. During the War of the Gods, the Roman gods wanted Son of Vulcan to be their champion against the Greek gods' champion, Wonder Woman, but he refused, so they chose Captain Marvel in his stead.

Son of Vulcan investigated the cause of the war and met Harmonia, daughter of the Greek god Ares, investigating it, they learned the war was part of a plan by the sorceress Circe to gain absolute divine power. Son of Vulcan and Harmonia fell in love, but the two died in battle and their souls were escorted by Vulcan himself to the eternal paradise of Elysium. Orphan Miguel "Mikey" Devante, 14, is taken hostage by Jason Woodrue a.k.a. the Floronic Man at the Big Belly Burger in Miguel's hometown of Charlton’s Point. A unknown hero named Vulcan tells Mikey to free the other hostages while he battles the Floronic Man. Miguel stays back after freeing the other hostages to ensure. Miguel saves Vulcan from danger by chopping off Floronic Man's arm with Vulcan's sword. Vulcan chooses Miguel to be his successor. After their adventures and the android Pandora go to San Francisco, where Miguel is seen talking to Beast Boy of the Teen Titans and presenting himself as Vulcan. While he evidently did not join the Titans during the One Year, he does appear in the line-up for the new Titans East one-shot, scheduled for release in November, 2007.

Son of Vulcan was in Infinite Crisis #6 as one of the spellcasters who summon the Spectre at Stonehenge. Seeing as Miguel's powers stem from a transferable Metagene virus it has yet to be revealed why he was there, he appeared in JSA Classified # 19 written by Scott Beatty. He is one of the competitors at Roulette's fight, but manages to survive and flee the scene. Son of Vulcan was left badly injured dead at the end of the Titans East one-shot. Titans # 1 revealed that he in a coma. Darkseid once masqueraded as a Son of Vulcan knockoff named Son of Jupiter; as Janus he possessed the ability to fly. He carried a indestructible shield and a high-tech mace; as Janus, Darkseid appeared as a handsome blond human. He first appears in Super Powers series 3 #3. In Grant Morrison's Animal Man storyline "Deus Ex Machina", Psycho-Pirate, while in Arkham Asylum, recreated characters removed from continuity. Son of Vulcan was one of them, he appears as he did in Charlton Comics. This character vanished from

2019–20 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team

The 2019–20 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team represents Purdue University in the 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach is Matt Painter in his 15th season with the Boilers; the team plays their home games at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana as members of the Big Ten Conference. The Boilermakers finished the 2018–19 season 26–10, 16–4 in Big Ten play to win a share of the Big Ten regular season championship, the school's conference-record 24th championship; as the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, they were upset by Minnesota in the quarterfinals. The received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 3 seed in the South region. They defeated Old Dominion in the First Round before beating defending champion Villanova to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. In the Sweet Sixteen, they defeated Tennessee in overtime to advance to the Elite Eight. There they lost to No. 1 seed Virginia in overtime. In March 2019, assistant Greg Gary was hired as the new head coach at Mercer.

As a result, Painter hired Micah Shrewsberry to return as associate head coach in May 2019. See also: 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball rankings *AP does not release post-NCAA Tournament rankings^Coaches did not release a week 2 poll