Why did he ever have a "career"? He is a stiff, uncharismatic and flat-out wooden actor with absolutely no screen presence. Why was he so successful for a while and what took people so long to catch on to the fact that he sucks? What were people thinking of? The ONLY role he shows ANY life at all in is in "Silverado". He LITERALLY played a corpse in "The Big Chill"--perhaps his most fitting role. And his "Louisiana drawl for the role of Jim Garrison in "JFK" was an embarrassment (never mind the fact that Jim Garrison HAD no such drawl and was, in fact, from CHICAGO). So what's the deal? Anyone want to defend Costner? I really don't get it.