Costner puts his money into play in 'Black or White'

January 28, 2015 5:27 PM

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Posited as a sex symbol in "Bull Durham" and "No Way Out" - remember his steamy lovemaking with Sean Young in the backseat of a limo? - he turned next to "Dances With Wolves," a Western told from the Indians' point of view. Many in Hollywood laughed at Costner's presumption, but his Oscars for directing and producing silenced critics.

At 55, he still is willing to gamble, most recently on a script about a grandfather's fight to keep custody of his biracial granddaughter when her African-American relatives attempt to take her away. Even with his connections, he couldn't find anyone in Hollywood willing to finance the movie "Black ...

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