Two Good Men

Hatfields

 

Kevin Costner and Tom Berenger each earned an Emmy for their roles in the History Channel’s Hatfields and McCoys mini-series.

Kevin Costner is not known as a TV star – he’s a movie star. However, he has never before won an award for acting.  His Dances with Wolves wins were for directing and producing.  He deserved his Emmy for his portrayal of “Devil” Anse Hatfield— the severe, grizzled patriarch of the Hatfield clan during the infamous Hatfield–McCoy feud which has since formed a part of American folklore.

In an interview with ABC Costner said that he  finds this period of American history (just after the Civil War)  interesting.  He describes Devil Anse Hatfield as a hard man, but one that you can come to understand.  “Anybody who goes through war is marked,” Costner says of his character, Devil Anse, patriarch of the Hatfields. “Anybody who has killed is marked, or has seen somebody killed is marked.”

Watch the interview

 

Tom Berenger played Jim Vance, kin of the Hatfields.  He described his character as a “raccoon with rabies, a psychopath, a misogynist.”  “I’ve had more fun doing this than I have had in a long time,” said Berenger in an interview about the mini-series. “It’s a lot of guys and a lot of humor going on. It’s like being on a sports team.”

 


 

The series is now available on Netflix

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