Kurt Russell Breaks Down His Most Iconic Characters | GQ

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Published 2024-01-30
Kurt Russell breaks down his most iconic roles in film, including 'Escape from New York,' 'The Thing,' 'Tombstone,' 'Death Proof,' 'The Hateful Eight,' 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,' 'The Christmas Chronicles' and 'Monarch: Legacy of Monsters.'

Director: Jeremy Clowney
Director of Photography: Ben Dewey
Editor: Robby Massey
Featuring: Kurt Russell
Producer: Camille Ramos
Line Producer: Jen Santos
Production Manager: James Pipitone
Talent Booker: Lauren Mendoza
Camera Operator: Matthew Dinneny
Gaffer: Niklas Moller
Sound Mixer: Sean Paulsen
Production Assistant: Griffin Garnett
Groomer: Liz Olivier
Post Production Supervisor: Rachael Knight
Post Production Coordinator: Ian Bryant
Supervising Editor: Rob Lombardi
Assistant Editor: Andy Morell

00:00 Kurt Russell's Iconic Characters
00:14 Escape from New York
04:15 The Thing
09:36 Tombstone
15:03 Death Proof
17:51 The Hateful Eight
20:35 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
21:46 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
22:20 The Christmas Chronicles
23:51 Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

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All Comments (21)
  • @GQVideos
    Man! Kurt Russel has a lot of Iconic Characters! We didn't even get to cover Backdraft, Big Trouble in Little China, Miracle, Sky High, Bone Tomahawk, Fast and Furious... Like this to see a part 2 👍
  • @Superdave131
    How did we not get him breaking down Big Trouble In Little China?
  • @yungb254
    A break down with Kurt Russell with no mention of Big Trouble in Little China is criminal.
  • My buddy met Kurt at an airshow in San Diego, and then ran into him again a few months later in a tavern. Kurt sill remembered his name. What a guy..
  • @JohnMiller-un8kh
    The Thing still holds up to this day. Kurt is one of the all time greatest. These great actors will never come along again.
  • @maximearnan9613
    You can tell the profound and genuine admiration he has for John Carpenter. Real legend
  • @hfdhfdhhdf
    Kurt Russel in "Breakdown" (1997) was an amazing movie
  • @xteratogenx13
    His almost completely silent acting in "Soldier" is criminally underrated.
  • @tariqjohnson9421
    “Let’s go make something fresh” every film studio needs to hear that fr
  • @Legoflymaster89
    Fun fact: Kurt Russell did the uncredited voice of Elvis on Forrest Gump
  • Tombstone...came out when I was in college...instant classic all over my dorm, we quoted it for months! Hands down one of my favorite movies...
  • @genuinesaucy
    "John was never quite satisfied with the last scene." How!? The Thing has one of THE most perfect endings I've ever seen in a movie. It's so ambiguous and paranoid that people are still arguing about it four decades later. It's godlike.
  • This man’s name will be carved in Hollywood forever, One of the true treasures of 80s cinema and beyond.
  • @johncarroll5087
    Russell has always come off as a genuinely nice guy. He also has always provided quality performances in every one of his movies and has avoided the trappings of life in the public eye. He really seems like the kind of guy you could have a beer with and just listen to some of his stories.
  • @PhoggHawk
    Kurt's Santa is my favorite movie Santa of all time! He had such a young at heart, fun, sometimes stern, but always compassionate vibe about him. Tons of humor and a genuine twinkle in his eye! My favorite scene is when he's in jail with all of the "bad guys" and you knew they were probably all supposed to be on the naughty list but Santa loved them anyway and Kurt played that aspect of Santa brilliantly! I wish they would have given us more of what Kurt had to say about that role because it's my favorite role of his! I'm super glad to see he was so proud of it!
  • @Will_Parker
    For a guy who started as a child actor like 60 years ago, he's surprisingly down to earth.
  • @warweaponx6629
    Kurt Russell is a national treasure. Such a phenomenal actor
  • @GeoHvl
    I watched The Thing in a theater in Melbourne Fl on opening weekend. I gathered all my friends and went back on Saturday to watch it again. I have no idea how many times I have watched it since.