- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 17 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: July 26, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: White Star
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Kris Kristofferson's appeal crosses generations and gender boundaries and this profile unfolds his life highlighting many of his now legendary songs, many of which are performed especially for this program.
This major production examines the extraordinary career and life of the actor, songwriter, performer and "Country Music Hall of Fame" Inductee. Includes interviews with: Dennis Hopper, Michael Cimino, Joan Baez, Alan Rudolph, Harry Dean Stanton, Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash among many others. Also included are excerpts from Kristofferson's motion pictures.
The life of Kris Kristofferson is littered with outstanding achievements in the world of music and film. Kristofferson has managed to bridge a gap between the two worlds that many of his peers have had difficulty following, with many talented singers floundering in the acting world and vice versa. But for Kristofferson, a remarkable acting career has seen him star in films as diverse as Sam Peckinpah's classic western PAT GARRET AND BILLY THE KID, Martin Scorsese's 1974 feature ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, and the action-packed BLADE series. At the same time, he managed to help overhaul the country music genre, with albums such as 1970's KRISTOFFERSON and 1972's JESUS WAS A CAPRICORN, with the press at the time declaring him to be a vital cog in the "New Nashville" movement. HIS LIFE AND WORK offers an overview of Kristofferson's remarkable career, with a variety of stars from the music and film worlds offering glowing testimonials to his talents; Dennis Hopper, Joan Baez, and Johnny Cash are a few of the big names that feature.