People: Apr. 23, 2001

COSTNER DOES CUBA, DANCES WITH DICTATORS

While KEVIN COSTNER's Cuban-missile-crisis thriller Thirteen Days may not have been box-office plutonium, the film has exploded on the world-leaders scene. First George W. Bush and Ted Kennedy attended a screening at the White House; then, last week, it was viewed and critiqued by none other than crisis participant FIDEL CASTRO. Costner met with Castro for seven hours and discussed how the film's depiction of the events jibed with the Cuban leader's memories of the real McCoy. "I shouldn't be speaking for [Castro], but he responded to the film very favorably, and we had a...

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