John Mulaney’s ‘Field Of Dreams’ Gag At Oscars A Big Hit With Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner enjoyed John Mulaney’s Field of Dreams bit at the 2024 Oscars.

Costner told People the comedian’s explanation of the movie’s plot was “amazing.”

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“I couldn’t believe that guy. Amazing. I watched it a second time,” Costner said.

“What a chance, because there’s always people in the Oscars trying to rush you,” he said. “And he went fast. But what he said, I was very touched by it. I should talk to him, because I was really impressed. He was a genius.”

“I loved what he did.”

Mulaney was presenting the award for Best Sound when he brought up Field of Dreams.

“Or what about that moment in Field of Dreams where we hear ‘If you build it, he will come,’ and then Costner does it, he builds a baseball field,” Mulaney said. “Or I guess he doesn’t build it — he mows down corn, and then there is a field and he’s like, ‘I’m going to watch ghosts play baseball,’ and the bank is like, ‘You wanna pay your mortgage?’ And he’s like, ‘Nah, I’m gonna watch ghosts play baseball.’ “

Costner first gave thumbs-up to the bit on social media a couple days after the Oscars.

Field of Dreams tells the story of a corn farmer in Iowa who hears voices urging him to build a baseball field.

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