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After huge hits like "The Untouchables" and "Dances With Wolves" gave way to big flops like "The Postman" and "Waterworld," Kevin Costner knows that whatever he does, he does it in a big way.

He also knows that trait makes some vocal critics see him as the perfect example of everything they hate about Hollywood.

"I hear things," Costner says in Sunday's Daily News. "I'm not immune."

Despite his failures, the Academy Award-winner has no regrets.

"Maybe I don't see myself clearly, I don't know," Costner said. "Maybe there's an arrogance about me or whatever. But I know the way I feel about movies is really pure.

"I'm happy about the things I've done. I'm not always happy about the results, but I'm happy about the choices I've made, because I've made them myself. I love 'Wyatt Earp,' and I really love 'The Postman,' and I loved making 'The War,' " he said, referring to three box office bombs.

In his latest film, "For Love of the Game," Costner returns to the baseball diamond, where he has succeeded with "Bull Durham" and "Field of Dreams." The actor, who played baseball in college, portrays a once-great pitcher trying to go out in style.

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