What's True Happiness to Kurt Russell? 'When I Have a Good Day with Goldie'

Kurt Russell speaks candidly to PEOPLE about love, family and living a purposeful life

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Kurt Russell knows the key to contentment.

It’s not his successful Hollywood career – which spans more than five decades and includes memorable roles as action heroes and American icons – but living a full, purposeful life with his longtime love, Goldie Hawn and his children, who include sons Boston, 35, and Wyatt, 29, and stepchildren Oliver Hudson, 39, and Kate Hudson, 36.

Happiness, he tells PEOPLE in the magazine’s new issue, is “when I have a good day with Goldie, my grandkids and my kids.”

Russell, 64, reveals he’s adjusted his focus to spend the majority of his time with his family and making wine via his GoGi wine label.

“I’m more interested in my kids’ careers than I am my own,” he says. “I love to enjoy my life, and that’s mainly with the family. And the other thing is fairly new, the wine. I make a really good pinot noir and chardonnay. Wine I’m really serious about. It’s not a hobby.”

For more on Kurt Russell’s candid interview, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

This is not to say, however, that Russell has hung up his acting shoes. He’ll happily make time for the right role, as with his latest, playing bewhiskered bounty hunter John Ruth in Quentin Tarantino’s ensemble Western The Hateful Eight. Russell likens the making of the film to being a part of a great pirate ship.

“I’ve had tremendous fortune, good fortune to work with great actors and great directors, and have great experiences,” Russell says. “I have to say that this was absolute peak.”

The Hateful Eight hits theaters Christmas Day.

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