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Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, filmmaker, and musician. His accolades include two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, one Primetime Emmy Award, and 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, and A Perfect World. In 1995, Costner starred in and co-produced Waterworld. The most expensive film ever 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.