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Kevin Costner's Hatfield: Meet the Man Behind the Feud

Fourteen million cable TV watchers can’t be wrong. As the dust settles on the History Channel dramatization of the great American feud – the network’s ratings record-setter Hatfields & McCoys airs its third and final installment Wednesday night – perhaps it’s time to step back and look at the real-life patriarchs being portrayed by Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton.

Hatfields & McCoys: Whose Side Are You On?

Hatfields & McCoys, the History Channel’s epic miniseries starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton as the heads of the famous feuding families in the post-Civil War South, comes to an end Wednesday after the trilogy’s first installment Monday registered nearly 14 million viewers – a ratings record for cable.

Costner and Paxton play close friends Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy, whose personal conflict escalated into a decades-long rivalry between their families in Kentucky and West Virginia, and nearly led to war between the two states in the post-war years.

Cameron, Paxton Take on Real Titanic

It seems director James Cameron and actor Bill Paxton just can’t swim clear of the Titanic.

Their latest movie together, the 3-D IMAX documentary “Ghosts of the Abyss,” charts the Oscar-winning director’s voyage to the burial site of the real-life lost ship.

Paxton, who costarred as a modern-day captain in Cameron’s 1997 “Titanic,” narrates and appears in the new movie.

'Frailty' Is Child's Play For Paxton

Actor Bill Paxton made his decision to bring the story of a serial killer who murders in the name of God to the screen long before the events of September 11. The 46-year-old first-time director simply thought it was a great script. Sitting in the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles to promote “Frailty” this week, the Texas native hopes that six months after the tragedy, viewers will be able to judge his film on its own merits. “The world of ‘Frailty’ is overseen by an Old Testament style deity who believes in revenge against evildoers,” he told PEOPLE at a press conference for the film.