Kevin Costner has never been accused of laziness. "I don’t give up. I’m a plotter, and I move," he says. "I just need time to figure out how to do things. And I'm willing to work with that." That tenacity has paid off, not least for his two Oscars. His schedule is characteristically chockablock: He recently wrapped the Superman reboot 'Man of Steel' and appeared as "Devil" Anse Hatfield on History’s mini-series 'Hatfields & McCoys.' All the while he tours with Modern West, the country-rock band he founded in 2007. Despite his hectic schedule, Costner took time to chat with us backstage at his New York City debut.
For Costner, the West is more than a big-budget, silver-screen fantasy – it's a place he's called home for 20 years. "It's my heaven on earth," says Costner. Between shoots and tours you'll find him fishing on his 165-acre ranch, just five minutes outside town. "My children like to fish and I like to be with them," says Costner. "I like the solitude of it." Located beneath four towering mountains – Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, and Snowmass – Aspen is a laid-back mountain idyll that serves as a verdant outdoor playground by summer and renowned wonderland in winter. Visitors from the coasts can explore the Colorado, Frying Pan, and Roaring Fork Rivers, which are fish-packed and within close proximately to the quaint 12 hotels downtown.
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