Kevin Costner : Maybe he shouldn't have left his wife…

Maybe he shouldn't have left his wife…

Consider this: He was married to Cindy Silva for 16 years, from 1978 to 1994. The height of Costner's career ran parallel to these years. From 1987 to 1993 he was hot stuff. Untouchables, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, Dances With Wolves, JFK, The Bodyguard, Perfect World.

Then in 1994 he divorces Cindy. Not one year later he stars in the mediocre, dissapointing blockbuster Waterworld. After that, it was only a couple of years until he permanently sabotaged his own career with the box office bomb The Postman, from which he has never really recovered.

My hypothesis is that maybe he should have stayed married to Cindy.

~ I'm a 21st century man and I don't wanna be here.

Re: Maybe he shouldn't have left his wife…

I'm sure he thought he needed a wife upgrade, like all Hollywood A-listers seem to feel at a certain point. Some say she didn't deserve the 80 mil from the divorce, but I say, let us not be too quick to judge. For all we know, she was the brains of his career.

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She didn't deserve 80 million and I doubt she was the brains of his career. Thinking like that is why men hate the idea of marriage.

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It's not a matter of what Cindy "deserved" ... In California, we have something calle 5b4 d COMMUNITY PROPERTY .. They own assets TOGETHER.. whether one works or not. Cindy ran their restaurant. When the divorced, everything he earned and she earned was added up and cut in half ... She got 1/2 (S80 million) and he got the other $80 million ... that's how the law is set up. Case closed!

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I expect nothing less from California. My disagreement with the other post had more to deal with her getting credit for his career.

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She left him. His non stop working during those years and the cheating rumors took their toll

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I wonder what she had on him that made him hand over $80 million to her without a fight must have been more than the cheating rumors, they were common knowledge. Maybe he did it for the sake of his children to stop them going through an ugly divorce but it would be interesting to know.

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"The Bodyguard"

Okay I'll give you the others you just named without problem but this??? The movie was just plain awful!

Re: Maybe he shouldn't have left his wife…

She didn't have anything on him. California has some kind of a community property 50/50 law for divorces. He had no choice in the matter.

Allot of actors have a period of great success and then it slows down. Probably to do with the amount of time and hard work it takes to be that successful, gets tiring. Plus they usually have made so much money they may want to take a break.

Plus moviegoers tire of them as well.
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