Kris Kristofferson schrieb Hits für Janis Joplin, Elvis und Johnny Cash. Als Interpret blieb er im Schatten seiner Songs. Zum achtzigsten. Kristoffer „Kris“ Kristofferson ist ein US-amerikanischer Country-Sänger, Songwriter und Schauspieler. Im Laufe seiner rund jährigen Karriere verkaufte er alleine in den USA sieben Millionen Alben. Er wurde dreimal mit dem Grammy ausgezeichnet. Entdecken Sie Veröffentlichungen von Kris Kristofferson auf Discogs. Kaufen Sie Platten, CDs und mehr von Kris Kristofferson auf dem Discogs-Marktplatz.
Kris Kristofferson: „Wirklich frei ist man erst, wenn man tot ist!“Er ist 82, immer noch drahtig und rüstig. Kris Kristofferson wird im Berliner Admiralspalast umjubelt. Natürlich singt er auch „Me and Bobby. Im nahezu ausverkaufen Admiralspalast singt Kris Kristofferson von harten Männern mit weichem Kern. Das Publikum huldigt einer Legende. Kristoffer „Kris“ Kristofferson (* Juni in Brownsville, Texas) ist ein US-amerikanischer Country-Sänger, Songwriter und Schauspieler. Im Laufe seiner.
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He landed his first small role as a singer in The Last Movie , directed by Dennis Hopper. His first notable performance was in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid , in which he played the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid opposite James Coburn.
The latter was a breakthrough film for Kristofferson, earning him a Golden Globe for his performance as an aging alcoholic musician.
Still moving forward with his music career, Kristofferson during the s started a band with fellow country musicians Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson.
The band recorded a single and then an album titled Highwayman Both the single and the album rose to number one on the Billboard country music charts.
The group, which became known informally as the Highwaymen, released three albums over the course of a decade, with Highwayman 2 in and their last one, The Road Goes On Forever , in In Kristofferson was cast as a corrupt sheriff in the John Sayles film Lone Star.
In the early 21st century Kristofferson released several albums of original material. This Old Road was his first collection of new songs in more than 10 years.
He followed with Closer to the Bone and Feeling Mortal Besides his musical career, Kristofferson even started to appear in films equally at ease in the world of acting as well as singing.
He is 5 feet and 11 inches tall. His weight is 90 kg and he has grey hair and blue eyes. He loves keeping a bit of a mustache and beard.
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I was real surprised to see the critics line up on the side of the philistines so fast. To me, the film was about the American dream, and it shows one of the basic flaws in the dream - the idea that money is more important than people.
I'll be proud of that movie as long as I'm in the business. Video Self. TV Series Self - Musical Guest - Episode dated 12 January TV Series Self - Jerry Lee Lewis Self - Special Guest Star.
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Related Videos. Official Sites: Official Site. Alternate Names: The Highwaymen. Edit Did You Know? Personal Quote: I think I'm a much better father as an older man than I was with my first kids.
Occasionally, I have to yell at the little guys, but they don't take me seriously. He's mad. Trivia: He was set to become a Major when he decided to quit the United States Army Rangers after almost five years.
When released, it stayed on the number-one spot on the charts for weeks. More hits followed from others: Ray Price "I'd Rather Be Sorry" ; Joe Simon "Help Me Make It Through the Night" ; Bobby Bare "Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends" ; O.
Smith "Help Me Make It Through the Night" ; Jerry Lee Lewis "Me and Bobby McGee" ; Patti Page "I'd Rather Be Sorry" ; and Peggy Little "I've Got to Have You".
Country music performer Kenny Rogers has also recorded some of Kristofferson's compositions, including a version of "Me and Bobby McGee" in with The First Edition for the Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town album.
Kristofferson released his second album, The Silver Tongued Devil and I in It included " Lovin' Her Was Easier Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again ".
It was a success and established Kristofferson's career as a recording artist in his own right. Soon after, Kristofferson made his acting debut in The Last Movie directed by Dennis Hopper and appeared at the Isle of Wight Festival.
A portion of his Isle of Wight performance is featured on the three disc compilation, The First Great Rock Festivals of the Seventies.
In , he acted in Cisco Pike and released his third album, Border Lord. The album was all-new material and sales were sluggish. He also swept the Grammy Awards that year with numerous songs nominated, winning country song of the year for "Help Me Make It Through the Night".
Kristofferson's fourth album, Jesus Was a Capricorn , initially had slow sales, but the third single, " Why Me ", was a success and significantly increased album sales.
It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA on November 8, In , Kristofferson appeared with Rita Coolidge on British TV on BBC's The Old Grey Whistle Test , performing a physically intimate version of "Help Me Make It Through the Night".
In Al Green released his version of " For the Good Times " on the album I'm Still in Love with You. For the next several years, Kristofferson focused on acting.
He appeared in Blume in Love directed by Paul Mazursky , and three Sam Peckinpah films: Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid , Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia , and Convoy and Michael Ritchie's Semi-Tough with Burt Reynolds.
He continued acting in Martin Scorsese 's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore , Vigilante Force , and The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea , the romantic drama A Star Is Born with Barbra Streisand , for which he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor soon followed.
At the peak of his box office power, Kristofferson turned down William Friedkin 's Sorcerer and the romantic war film Hanover Street Despite his success with Streisand, Kristofferson's solo musical career headed downward with his non-charting ninth album, Shake Hands with the Devil.
His next film, the two-part NBC -TV movie Freedom Road , did not get good ratings. Kristofferson was next cast in the lead role as the enigmatic Sheriff James Averill in Michael Cimino 's bleak and sprawling anti-Western Heaven's Gate.
Despite being a scandalous studio-bankrupting and industry-changing failure at the time it cost Kristofferson his Hollywood A-list status , the film gained critical recognition in subsequent years.
In , he starred in The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James with Johnny Cash and Flashpoint in , directed by William Tannen.
In , Kristofferson starred in the seven-episode TV series Amerika with Robert Urich and Christine Lahti.
In , he was the male lead in the film Millennium with Cheryl Ladd. In , he earned a supporting role as Charlie Wade, a corrupt South Texas sheriff in John Sayles's Lone Star , a film nominated for an Oscar for Best Screenplay.
In , he co-starred in the film Fire Down Below with Steven Seagal. In , he took a role in the film Blade , alongside Wesley Snipes , as Blade's mentor Abraham Whistler.
He reprised the role in Blade II and again in Blade: Trinity In he starred in Dance with Me along with Vanessa Williams and Chayanne.
In , he co-starred with Mel Gibson in Payback. He was then in the Tim Burton version of Planet of the Apes. He has also played the title character "Yohan" as an old man in the Norwegian film Yohan—the Children Wanderer.
He co-starred in the film Dolphin Tale and its sequel, Dolphin Tale 2. In , Kristofferson was in Joyful Noise with longtime friend, Dolly Parton.
In , Kristofferson co-starred in The Motel Life , as well as Angels Sing with Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett.
After his singing success in the earlys, Kristofferson met singer Rita Coolidge. They married in and released an album titled Full Moon , another success buoyed by numerous hit singles and Grammy nominations.
However, his fifth album, Spooky Lady's Sideshow , released in , was a commercial failure, setting the trend for most of the rest of his musical career.
Artists such as Ronnie Milsap and Johnny Duncan continued to record Kristofferson's material with success, but his distinctively rough voice and anti-pop sound kept his own audience to a minimum.
Meanwhile, more artists took his songs to the top of the charts, including Willie Nelson , whose LP release of Willie Nelson Sings Kristofferson reached number five on the U.
Country Music chart and certified Platinum in the U. His performance is captured on Ernesto Juan Castellanos 's documentary Havana Jam ' On November 18, , Kristofferson and Coolidge appeared on The Muppet Show , where Kristofferson sang " Help Me Make It Through the Night " with Miss Piggy , Coolidge sang " We're All Alone " with forest animals, and the pair sang " Song I'd Like to Sing " with the Muppet monsters.
They divorced in In , Kristofferson joined Willie Nelson , Dolly Parton and Brenda Lee on The Winning Hand , a double album consisting of remastered and updated performances of recordings the four artists had made for the Monument label during the mids; the album reached the top-ten on the U.
He married again, to Lisa Meyers, and concentrated on films for a time, appearing in the releases The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck , Flashpoint and Songwriter.
Nelson and Kristofferson both appeared in Songwriter , and Kristofferson was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score.
The album Music from Songwriter , featuring Nelson-Kristofferson duets, was a massive country success. Nelson and Kristofferson continued their partnership, and added Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash to form the supergroup The Highwaymen.
Their first album, Highwayman , was a success, and the supergroup continued working together for a time. The single from the album, also entitled " Highwayman ", and especially written for them by Jimmy Webb , was awarded the ACM's single of the year in Kristofferson also appeared in Amerika at about the same time, a miniseries that attempted to depict life in America under Soviet control.
In spite of the success of Highwayman 2 in , Kristofferson's solo recording career slipped significantly in the earlys, though he continued to record successfully with the Highwaymen.
Kristofferson also won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role in the film. In the wake of this success, Kristofferson closed out the decade with the albums Easter Island and Shake Hands with the Devil , as well as Natural Act , the last he would record with Coolidge; they divorced in late However, cover versions of his songs continued to find success, including those sung by fellow country singer Willie Nelson , who went on to collaborate with Kristofferson on some of his most memorable work in the coming decade.
As had been the case during much of his career, the s and s would be a mix of highs, lows and significant changes in Kristofferson's personal life.
His film acting work suffered significantly as well, with Kristofferson appearing primarily in often-forgettable made-for-TV movies.
But at the same time, Kristofferson was beginning new, more fruitful projects and continued to receive recognition for his work. His collaboration with Nelson, Parton, Brenda Lee and others, The Winning Hand , reached the top of the country charts, and the Nashville film Songwriter —for which Kristofferson contributed songs and starred in alongside Nelson—earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Music Original Song Score in That same year, Kristofferson was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and he ventured out with country supergroup the Highwaymen, which also featured Nelson, Cash and Jennings.
Titled Highwayman , the debut album was released to great acclaim, topping the country charts, going gold and producing several hit singles.
Their subsequent albums, Highwayman 2 and The Road Goes on Forever would prove moderately successful as well.Kris Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, on June 22, , as the first of three children in a conservative military family. When Kristofferson was a boy, the family moved around often. Kris Kristofferson performs during Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park at Hyde Park on July 07, in London, England. The year-old officially retired in , his team. Kris Kristofferson Kristofferson in Born Kristoffer Kristofferson () June 22, (age 84) Brownsville, Texas, U.S. Alma mater Pomona College (BA) Merton College, Oxford (otlamp.com) Occupation Actor, singer, songwriter Years active –present Spouse(s) Frances Beer (m. ; div. ) Rita Coolidge (m. ; div. ) Lisa Meyers (m. ) Children 8 Musical career Genres. Country music legend Kris Kristofferson quietly retired last year, according to a release from his longtime publicist. The news comes alongside the announcement that the year-old's estate will. Kris Kristofferson’s life is unprecedented, and won’t be replicated. Born Kristoffer Kristofferson in the border town of Brownsville, Texas on June 22, , Kristofferson changed the language of country music.