Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Kurt Russel Swatch Card

It seems Kurt Russell's career is intimately linked to Elvis Presley's. Indeed, Russel's first film part was in the King's It Happened At The World's Fair, and he actually played him in the eponymous 1979 film Elvis, as well as voiced him in Forrest Gump. Not just that, but he also played an Elvis impersonator with alleged ties to the King in the under-appreciated 3000 Miles To Graceland.

He has other themes throughout his career, like playing in Disney movies, from 1969's The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes to 1972's Now You See Him, Now You Don't to 1975's The Strongest Man In the World to the really good hockey-themed Miracle, the 2004 film about Team USA's so-called Miracle On Ice.

Another recurrent theme is his frequent collaborations with director John Carpenter, notably in 1981's Escape From New York, 1982's The Thing, 1986's Big Trouble In Little China and 1996's Escape From L.A.

Other notable films of his include Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof (2007), Ron Howard's Backdraft (1991), and Mike Nichols' Silkwood (1983).

I got this swatch card of his in a pack of Donruss' 2008 Ameriana (card #106 in the set, the swatch card variant is numbered 73/500 and is considered to be of the Stars Materials sub-set).

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