1. He was the real star of "The Big Chill," even if we didn't see him. Costner played the character Alex, around whose funeral the 30-somethings gather for the weekend. Unfortunately for Costner, all his scenes were cut from the final movie. His career, of course, didn't die on the cutting room floor. He went on to win two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and one Emmy. Not bad for a corpse, we'd say.
2. He moved past "Waterworld" (1995) and "The Postman" (1997). Both were financial disappointments and pretty much got dissed by everyone. But the point is, he survived the scathing reviews, the ribbing on Saturday Night Live, and moved on. He inspires us with his resiliency -- and apparently we are...
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