Kevin Kline Honorary Degree Ceremony|
September 15, 2014
Kline earned his bachelor's degree at IU in 1970 and continued his studies in drama at Juilliard in New York.
He has seamlessly transitioned between the worlds of theater and film and has earned equal distinction in both.
On the stage, Kline won his first Tony and Drama Desk awards in 1978 for "On the Twentieth Century" and followed up with another pair of the awards in 1981 for "The Pirates of Penzance." In 2008, Kline earned the Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance as "Cyrano de Bergerac." Over three decades with The Public Theater, Kline has played numerous Shakespearean characters, including "Hamlet," "Richard III," "Henry V" and "King Lear" in addition to his run at The Lincoln Center Theater as "Sir John Falstaff."
On the silver screen, Kline received an Academy Award in 1988 for his role in the comedy "A Fish Called Wanda" and won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2008 for the HBO production of "As You Like It." He also earned five nominations for Golden Globes and received a Career Tribute at the 1997 Gotham Independent Film Awards.
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