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Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, on January 23rd, 2010.
Born Kevin Norwood Bacon
July 8, 1958 (1958-07-08) (age 51)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Kyra Sedgwick (1988–present)
Official website
Kevin Norwood Bacon[1] (born July 8, 1958) is an American film and theater actor whose notable roles include Animal House, Footloose, Flatliners, A Few Good Men, Apollo 13, Mystic River, The Woodsman, Friday the 13th, Hollow Man, and Tremors.
He won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for his role as Lt. Col. Michael Strobl in Taking Chance[2] and has been called one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.[3]

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Early life and career

.Bacon, one of six children, was born and raised in a close-knit family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.^ Bacon, the youngest of six children, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in a close-knit family in Philadelphia.
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^ Kevin Bacon was born 8th of July in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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^ Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 July 1958.
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.His mother, Ruth Hilda (née Holmes; 1916–1991), taught elementary school and was a liberal activist, while his father, Edmund Bacon, was a well-respected architect.^ A former Park Avenue debutante, his mother, Ruth Hilda (née Holmes), taught elementary school and was a liberal activist, while his father, Edmund Bacon, was a well-respected urban planner.
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^ His mother, Ruth Hilda (ne Holmes; 1916–1991), taught elementary school and was a liberal activist, while his father, Edmund Bacon, was a well-respected architect.

^ A former Park Avenue debutante, his mother, Ruth Hilda (ne Holmes; 1916–1991), taught elementary school and was a liberal activist, while his father, Edmund Bacon, was a well-respected architect.
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.At 16, Bacon attended the Pennsylvania Governors School for the Arts, a state-funded five-week arts program which helped solidify Bacon's passion for the arts.^ At 16, Bacon attended the Pennsylvania Governors School for the Arts, a state-funded five-week arts program which helped solidify Bacon's passion for the arts.

^ Bacon also attended the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts in 1974.
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^ At 16, Bacon attended the Pennsylvania Governors School for the Arts, an invaluable state-funded five-week arts program which helped solidify Bacon's passion for the arts.
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Acting career

.Bacon left home at age 17 to pursue a theater career in New York, where he appeared in a production at the Circle in the Square Theater School.^ Bacon was a mere 17 when he left his native Philadelphia to become an actor in New York.
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^ At 17, he moved from his home in Philadelphia to New York to study acting.
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^ Bacon left home at age 17 to pursue a theater career in New York, where he appeared in a production at the Circle in the Square Theater School.

."I wanted life, man, the real thing", he later recalled to Nancy Mills of Cosmopolitan.^ "I wanted life, man, the real thing", he later recalled to Nancy Mills of Cosmopolitan .
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^ 'I wanted life, man, the real thing', he later recalled to Nancy Mills of "Cosmopolitan".

^ His summer job at a textile mill in college helped him realize that he wanted a different life, according to the Post article.
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"The message I got was 'The arts are it. .Business is the devil's work.^ Business is the devil's work.

.Art and creative expression are next to godliness.'^ Art and creative expression are next to godliness.'

.Combine that with an immense ego and you wind up with an actor."^ Combine that with an immense ego and you wind up with an actor.'

^ Combine that with an immense ego and you wind up with an actor."
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^ On this page I will, as often as I can, suggest an actor/actress, and give all of you out there about a week or so to come up with the most direct/interesting connections.
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.Bacon's debut in the fraternity comedy Animal House in 1978 did not lead to instant fame for which he had hoped, and Bacon returned to waiting tables and auditioning for small roles in theater.^ However, his movie debut in the fraternity comedy Animal House in 1978 did not lead to the instant fame for which he had hoped, and Bacon returned to waiting tables and auditioning for small roles in theater.
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^ Bacon's debut in the fraternity comedy "Animal House" in 1978 did not lead to instant fame for which he had hoped, and Bacon returned to waiting tables and auditioning for small roles in theater.

^ Animal House 1978 dir.

.He briefly worked on the television soap operas Search For Tomorrow (1979) and The Guiding Light (1980–81) in New York.^ He even had a part in the soap opera Guiding Light .
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^ He briefly worked on the television soap operas "Search For Tomorrow" (1979) and "The Guiding Light" (1980-81) in New York.

^ He worked on soap operas Search for Tomorrow and The Guiding Light in the late 70s and early 80s, and died early in the original Friday the 13th (1980).
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.He refused an offer of a television series based on Animal House to be filmed in California in order to remain close to the New York stage[citation needed] .^ The Philadelphia native began his career on the New York stage and made his film debut in Animal House .
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^ He refused an offer of a television series based on "Animal House" to be filmed in California in order to remain close to the New York stage .

^ He refused an offer of a television series based on Animal House to be filmed in California in order to remain close to the New York stage.
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.Some of his early stage work included Getting Out performed at New York's Phoenix Theater, and Flux which he did at Second Stage Theatre during their 1981–1982 season.^ It did not work out the way he had planned.
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^ Some of his early stage work included "Getting Out" performed at New York's Phoenix Theater, and "Flux" which he did at Second Stage Theatre during their 1981–1982 season.

^ Did it just work out that way?
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.In 1982, he won an Obie Award for his role in Forty Deuce, and soon after made his Broadway debut in Slab Boys, with then-unknowns Sean Penn and Val Kilmer.^ In 1982, he won an Obie for his performance as a prostitute in the off-Broadway show, Forty Deuce .
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^ In 1983, he made his Broadway debut with Sean Penn in Slab Boys .
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^ He won an Obie in 1982, for his off-Broadway role as a drug-addicted male prostitute in Forty Deuce .
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.However, it was not until he portrayed Timothy Fenwick that same year in Barry Levinson's Diner – costarring Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Tim Daly and Ellen Barkin – that he made an indelible impression on film critics and moviegoers alike.^ Diner (1982) Timothy Fenwick Jnr .
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^ However, it was not until he portrayed Timothy Fenwick that same year in Barry Levinson's Diner – costarring Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Tim Daly and Ellen Barkin – that he made an indelible impression on film critics and moviegoers alike.
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^ However, it was not until he portrayed Timothy Fenwick that same year in Barry Levinson's "Diner" costarring Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Tim Daly and Ellen Barkin that he made an indelible impression on film critics and moviegoers alike.

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.Bolstered by the attention garnered by his performance in Diner, Bacon starred in the 1984 box-office smash Footloose.^ Bolstered by the attention garnered by his performance in Diner , Bacon starred in the 1984 box-office smash Footloose .
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^ Bolstered by the attention garnered by his performance, Bacon starred in the 1984 box-office smash Footloose .

^ Bolstered by the attention garnered by his performance in "Diner", Bacon starred in the 1984 box-office smash "Footloose".

Richard Corliss of Time likened Footloose to the James Dean classic Rebel Without a Cause and the old Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland musicals, commenting that the film includes "motifs on book burning, mid-life crisis, AWOL parents, fatal car crashes, drug enforcement, and Bible Belt vigilantism."[5] To prepare for the role, Bacon enrolled at a high school as a transfer student named "Ren McCormick" and studied teenagers before leaving in the middle of the day..January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Bacon did earn strong reviews for Footloose[6], and he appeared on the cover of People magazine soon after its release.^ Which dancing did Kevin Bacon do in Footloose?
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^ Did kevin bacon do the dancing in footloose?
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^ Bacon did earn strong reviews for "Footloose", and he appeared on the cover of "People" magazine soon after its release.

Kevin Bacon greeting fans in Columbia, SC during the production of Death Sentence October, 2006.
.Bacon's critical and box-office success lead to a period of typecasting in roles similar to the two he portrayed in Diner and Footloose.^ Bacon's critical and box-office success lead to a period of typecasting in roles similar to the two he portrayed in "Diner" and "Footloose".

^ In 1990, Bacon had two successful roles.

^ This led to roles in Diner and Footloose .
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.Bacon would have difficulty shaking this on-screen image.^ Bacon would have difficulty shaking this on-screen image.

^ Kevin Bacon attends the Museum of the Moving Image salute to Clint Eastwood with a special screening of "Invictus" in New York.
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^ The image cuts to a shot of the unpleasant green BACON’D and the image of the frying pan with bacon in it slide into the screen again.
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.For the next several years he chose films that cast him against either type and experienced, by his own estimation, a career slump.^ For the next several years Bacon chose films that cast him against either type and experienced, by his own estimation, a career slump.
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^ For the next several years he chose films that cast him against either type and experienced, by his own estimation, a career slump.

^ In a film career spanning nearly 30 years, Kevin Bacon has played the buddy, the heavy, the hero, the villain and all manner of human types in between.
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.In 1988 he starred in John Hughes's comedy She's Having a Baby and the following year he was in another comedy called The Big Picture.^ In 1988 he starred in John Hughes's comedy "She's Having a Baby" and the following year he was in another comedy called "The Big Picture".

^ He describes the ten year period after Footloose as "total failure" during which his film lows were She's Having a Baby and Tremors .

^ Starring in somewhat dull movies like "Quicksilver" (1986) and "Whitewater Summer" (1987) lowered his status considerably, and a pairing with director John Hughes as the worried yuppie dad in the fashionable comedy "She's Having a Baby" (1988) also failed to impress at the box office.
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.In 1990, Bacon had two successful roles.^ In 1990, Bacon had two successful roles.

^ After the enormous success of his 1984 starring role in the film Footloose , Bacon had a rough seven-year stretch.
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^ With the often-conflicting demands that the schedules of two successful working actors create, Bacon always places his family first.
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.He played a character who saved his town from under-the-earth "graboid" monsters in the comedy/horror film Tremors – a role that People found him "far too accomplished"[citation needed] to play – and portrayed an earnest medical student experimenting with death in Joel Schumacher's Flatliners.^ He played a character who saved his town from under-the-earth "graboid" monsters in the comedy/horror film Tremors – a role that People found him "far too accomplished" [ cite this quote ] to play – and portrayed an earnest medical student experimenting with death in Joel Schumacher's Flatliners .
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^ He played a character who saved his town from under-the-earth 'graboid' monsters in the comedy/horror film "Tremors" a role that "People" found him 'far too accomplished' to play and portrayed an earnest medical student experimenting with death in Joel Schumacher's "Flatliners".

^ A group of medical students decide to put themselves in a near death state in order to explore the a … more → .
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.Bacon's next project was to star opposite Elizabeth Perkins in He Said, She Said.^ Bacon's next project was to star opposite Elizabeth Perkins in "He Said, She Said".

^ Bacon's next project was to star, opposite Elizabeth Perkins, in the 1991 romantic comedy He Said, She Said , codirected by Ken Kwapis and Marisa Silver.
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^ While the existed cast, Sarah Michelle Gellar , Ken Watanabe and Diego Luna , are preparing themselves to work on the project, Kevin Bacon has just joined them to star in.
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.Despite lukewarm reviews and low audience turnout, He Said, She Said was illuminating for Bacon.^ Despite lukewarm reviews and low audience turnout, "He Said, She Said" was illuminating for Bacon.

^ The Rolling Stone review said, “Kevin Bacon is ...
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.Required to play a character with sexist attitudes, he admitted that the role was not that large a stretch for him.^ Required to play a character with sexist attitudes, he admitted that the role was not that large a stretch for him.

^ 'Sole' finds Rhys Meyers playing a thief whose attempt to plunder a fish market leads him to take Bacon's character hostage.
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^ (UPI) -- Former teen heartthrob Christopher Atkins says he was supposed to play the lead in the 1984 Hollywood movie "Footloose," but his partying cost him the role.
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.By 1991, Bacon began to give up the idea of playing leading men in big-budget films and to remake himself as a character actor.^ Give the Bacon number or bounds on the Bacon number for each actor.
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^ By 1991, Bacon began to give up the idea of playing leading men in big-budget films and to remake himself as a character actor.

^ Says: December 30th, 2009 at 5:56 pm Now when I play Six degrees of Kevin Bacon, and someone gives me “James Gunn”, I can say that you have a “Bacon Number” of 1.
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."The only way I was going to be able to work on 'A' projects with really 'A' directors was if I wasn't the guy who was starring", he confided to The New York Times writer Trip Gabriel.^ 'The only way I was going to be able to work on 'A' projects with really 'A' directors was if I wasn't the guy who was starring', he confided to "The New York Times" writer Trip Gabriel.

^ "The only way I was going to be able to work on 'A' projects with really 'A' directors was if I wasn't the guy who was starring", he confided to The New York Times writer Trip Gabriel.
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^ Or the star would really be fun to work with.
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."You can't afford to set up a $40 million movie if you don't have your star."^ Don’t you have an identity of your own?
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^ 'You can't afford to set up a $40 million movie if you don't have your star.'

^ "You can't afford to set up a $40 million movie if you don't have your star."
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.His performance that year as gay prostitute Willie O'Keefe in Oliver Stone's JFK received tremendous critical acclaim.^ His performance that year as gay prostitute Willie O'Keefe in Oliver Stone's JFK received tremendous critical acclaim, Premiere calling his work "flawless", while National Review described it as "stunning".
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^ So the first thing she set me up on was JFK. There are so many parts in this movie, and Oliver Stone said: "I've got this guy, gay, fascist kind of psychopath in prison.
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^ After all, Bacon's a box-office draw, a former teen dreamboat who's graduated to ever-increasing critical favor with his performances in JFK and Murder in the First.
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.October 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] He went on to play a prosecuting attorney in the military courtroom drama A Few Good Men.^ He went on to play a prosecuting attorney in the military courtroom drama "A Few Good Men".

^ During one Will & Grace TV episode, Bacon (playing himself) was asked, “You did a movie with Val Kilmer?” Kevin replied: “No, but Val was in Top Gun with Tom Cruise, and Tom was in A Few Good Men with me.” .
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^ He's played a marine three times now, in A Few Good Men, Frost/Nixon and Taking Chance, the later role perhaps being his most powerful to date.
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.Later that year he returned to the theater to play in Spike Heels, directed by Michael Greif.^ Later that year he returned to the theater to play in "Spike Heels", directed by Michael Greif.

^ Not only is Kevin a consummate actor, he also directs and is an accomplished composer and musician, playing with his brother Michael in their band, The Bacon Brothers , which they started fourteen years ago.
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^ Bacon's newfound career momentum did not stop with these two films; that same year he returned to the theater to play, opposite Saundra Santiago, in Spike Heels , directed by Michael Greif.
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.In 1994, Bacon earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role in The River Wild opposite Meryl Streep.^ January 27, 1994 Streep in the Wild .
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^ Meryl Streep, who starred with Bacon in "The River Wild" (one degree!
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^ In 1994, Bacon earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role in "The River Wild" opposite Meryl Streep.

.He described the film to Chase in Cosmopolitan as a "grueling shoot," in which "every one of us fell out of the boat at one point or another and had to be saved."^ He described the film to Chase in "Cosmopolitan" as a 'grueling shoot,' in which 'every one of us fell out of the boat at one point or another and had to be saved,' .

^ Describing it to Chase in Cosmopolitan as a "grueling shoot," in which "every one of us fell out of the boat at one point or another and had to be saved," [ cite this quote ] Bacon had the added stress of worrying about Sedgwick and their children, who had joined him on location.
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^ "It's my art house movie with guns," Wan described the film in an interview before shooting Death Sentence for 20th Century Fox.
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Bacon, 2007
.His next film, "Murder in the First" earned him the Broadcast Film Critic's Association Award in 1995, the same year that he starred in the blockbuster hit Apollo 13.^ Apollo 13 (1995) Jack Swigert .
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^ His next film, 'Murder in the First' earned him the Broadcast Film Critic's Association Award in 1995, the same year that he starred in the blockbuster hit "Apollo 13" .

^ Appearing opposite Gary Oldman in ‘ Murder In The First ’ in 1995, he won critical plaudits for his harrowing and emaciated portrayal, before starring in ‘ Apollo 13 ’ the same year.
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.Bacon reverted to his trademark dark role once again in Sleepers in 1996. This role was in stark contrast to his appearance in the lighthearted romantic comedy, Picture Perfect the following year.^ Bacon reverted to his trademark dark role once again in "Sleepers" in 1996.

^ Like Murder in the First , Sleepers presents a gripping yet horrifying reality, in stark contrast to Bacon's ensuing appearance in the lighthearted romantic comedy, Picture Perfect the following year.
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^ This role was in stark contrast to his appearance in the lighthearted romantic comedy, "Picture Perfect" the following year.

.Bacon again resurrected his oddball mystique that year as a retarded houseguest in Digging to China, and as a disc jockey corrupted by payola in Telling Lies in America.^ Bacon again resurrected his oddball mystique that year as a retarded houseguest in Digging to China , and as a disc jockey corrupted by payola in Telling Lies in America .
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^ Bacon again resurrected his oddball mystique that year as a retarded houseguest in "Digging to China", and as a disc jockey corrupted by payola in "Telling Lies in America".

^ From the fast-talking disc jockey in Telling Lies in America to the emotionally distant father attempting to connect with his son in the recent My Dog Skip , what is most compelling to watch is Bacon's connection with the characters he creates on screen.
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As the executive producer of 1998's Wild Things, Bacon reserved a supporting role for himself, and went on to star in Stir of Echoes (directed by David Koepp) in 1999, and in Paul Verhoeven's Hollow Man in 2000.
.Bacon, Colin Firth and Rachel Blanchard depict a ménage à trois in their film, Where the Truth Lies.^ Bacon, Colin Firth and Rachel Blanchard depict a mnage trois in their film, Where the Truth Lies .
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^ Bacon, Colin Firth and Rachel Blanchard depict a mnage trois in their film, "Where the Truth Lies".

^ Also in 2005, Bacon was featured as Jorge in Bille Woodruffs comedy Beauty Shop (2005, starring Queen Latifah and Alicia Silverstone) and starred with Colin Firth in director Atom Egoyans drama Where the Truth Lies (2005).
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Bacon and director Atom Egoyan have condemned the MPAA ratings board decision to give the film their "NC-17" rating over the preferable "R". Bacon decried the decision, commenting: "I don't get it, when I see films (that) are extremely violent, extremely objectionable sometimes in terms of the roles that women play, slide by with an R, no problem, because the people happen to have more of their clothes on."[8] Bacon was again acclaimed for a dark starring role playing an offending pedophile on parole in the 2004 film The Woodsman; he was nominated best actor receiving the Independent Spirit Award.
Bacon speaking before a premiere of Taking Chance in February 2009
.He appeared in the HBO Films production of Taking Chance, a film based on a story of the same name written by Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl, an American 'Desert Storm' war veteran.^ He appeared in the HBO Films production of "Taking Chance", a film based on a story of the same name written by Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl, an American 'Desert Storm' war veteran.

^ Michael Strobl's original essay, Taking Chance , on which the film was based at the Chance Phelps Foundation website.
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^ Pic will be based on Strobl's short story of the same name.
  • Kevin Bacon news and articles 17 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: General]

.The film premiered on HBO on February 21, 2009. Bacon won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for his role.^ January 13, 2010 Actor in a movie or miniseries: Kevin Bacon , ...
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^ Kevin Bacon gives a powerful performance as Strobl in the HBO film .
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^ List of Golden Globe Award winners .
  • Kevin Bacon | ajc.com 9 February 2010 17:51 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Personal life

.Bacon has been married to actress Kyra Sedgwick since September 4, 1988; they met on the set of the PBS version of Lanford Wilson's play Lemon Sky.^ His wife, actress Kyra Sedgwick, first met Bacon in 1987, on the set of "Lemon Sky."
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^ Met wife on the set of Lemon Sky (1988) (TV).

^ He met his wife, actress Kyra Sedgwick, while on-set, and married her within months of...
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."The time I was hitting what I considered to be bottom was also the time I met my wife, our kids were born, good things were happening", he explained to Cosmopolitan's Chase.^ But I will with my wife and kids.
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^ 'The time I was hitting what I considered to be bottom was also the time I met my wife, our kids were born, good things were happening', he explained to "Cosmopolitan's" Chase.

^ "The time I was hitting what I considered to be bottom was also the time I met my wife, our kids were born, good things were happening", he explained to Cosmopolitan's Chase.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kevin Bacon - Biography 17 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

."And I was able to keep supporting myself; that always gave me strength."^ "And I was able to keep supporting myself; that always gave me strength."
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[4]
.Bacon and Sedgwick have starred together in Pyrates, Murder in the First, The Woodsman and Loverboy.^ Furthermore, The Woodsman director Nicky Kassell had the qualities Bacon looks for in a first-time director: "Nicky was strong in her beliefs and did so much research.

^ He co-founded Rocawear , a hugely successful clothing line, and executive-produced movies including The Woodsman , starring Kevin Bacon .
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^ His wife, actress Kyra Sedgwick, first met Bacon in 1987, on the set of "Lemon Sky."
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.They have two children, Travis Sedgwick Bacon (born June 23, 1989 in Los Angeles, California) and Sosie Ruth Bacon (born March 15, 1992).^ Daughter, Sosie Bacon, was born on March, 1992.

^ They have two children Travis and Sosie.
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^ Born in June 1989; mother, Kyra Sedgwick Significant Others .
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.The family resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.^ The family resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

^ Married 16 years, they have stubbornly eschewed the Hollywood Hills, choosing to live on Manhattan's Upper West Side, where they're raising two children.
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^ I hope they have it,” she says, still breathless from the walk to one of her favorite restaurants on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
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.Bacon and Sedgwick appeared in will.i.am's video It's a New Day which was released following Barack Obama's 2008 presidential win.^ "It's a New Day" which was released following Barack Obama's 2008 presidential win.

^ Bacon and Sedgwick appeared in will.i.am's video It's a New Day which was released following Barack Obama's 2008 presidential win.
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^ Will.i.am, whose pro-Obama "Yes We Can" video received much coverage during the campaign, recently released a new video.

.Bacon and Sedgwick lost an undisclosed amount of money in the Ponzi scheme of infamous fraudulent investor Bernard Madoff.^ Bacon and Sedgwick lost an undisclosed amount of money in the Ponzi scheme of infamous fraudulent investor Bernard Madoff.

^ Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, who are reportedly victims of Bernard Madoff's money scheme.
  • Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick Fall Victim to Madoff Scheme - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment - FOXNews.com 9 February 2010 17:51 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Kevin Bacon revealed to be among the victims of the failed Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme .

[9][10]

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

.Bacon is the subject of the trivia game titled Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, based on the idea that, due to his prolific screen career, any Hollywood actor can be "linked" to another in a handful of "steps" based on their associations with Bacon.^ Main article: Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Bacon is the subject of the trivia game titled Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon , based on the idea that, due to his prolific screen career, any Hollywood actor can be "linked" to another in a handful of "steps" based on their associations with Bacon.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kevin Bacon - Biography 17 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Kevin Bacon makes you the celebrity in Six Degrees of Separation.
  • Kevin Bacon Puts 'Six Degrees' To Good Use... A Way To Help Charities - The Fun Times Guide to Money & Finances 9 February 2010 17:51 UTC personal-finance.thefuntimesguide.com [Source type: General]

^ I love movies and useless movie trivia so naturally I’m enamored with the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game.
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.Though he was initially dismayed by the game, the meme stuck, and Bacon eventually embraced it, forming the "charitable initiative" SixDegrees.org, a social networking site intended to link people to charities and each other.^ Tech Buzz Kevin Bacon launches SixDegrees.org , a social networking site dedicated to raising money for charity.
  • Kevin Bacon No Longer Namesake of Horrifying Phenomenon - Six Degrees of Charity: Pics, Videos, Links, News 9 February 2010 17:51 UTC www.buzzfeed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Though he was initially dismayed by the game, the meme stuck, and Bacon eventually embraced it, forming the "charitable initiative" SixDegrees.org, a social networking site intended to link people to charities and each other.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kevin Bacon - Biography 17 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ SixDegrees.com – was an early social networking site based on the concept.
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Music

.In 1995, Bacon formed a band called The Bacon Brothers with his brother, Michael.^ Kevin Bacon, brother Michael to rock ...
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^ In 1995 Bacon formed a band called The Bacon Brothers with his brother, Michael.

^ In 1995, they even formed a band called " The Bacon Brothers " and released four albums.
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.The duo has released six albums.^ The duo has released six albums.

Filmography

Films

Year Film Role Notes
1978 National Lampoon's Animal House Chip Diller
1979 Starting Over Husband
The Gift Teddy
1980 Hero at Large 2nd Teenager
Friday the 13th Jack Burrell
1981 Only When I Laugh Don
1982 Diner Timothy Fenwick Jr.
Forty Deuce Ricky
1983 Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Dennis
1984 Footloose Ren McCormack
1986 Quicksilver Jack Casey
1987 White Water Summer Vic
End of the Line Everett
Planes, Trains & Automobiles Taxi Racer
1988 She's Having a Baby Jefferson 'Jake' Edward Briggs
1989 Criminal Law Martin Thiel
The Big Picture Nick Chapman
1990 Tremors Valentine 'Val' McKee
Flatliners David Labraccio
1991 Pyrates Ari
Queens Logic Dennis
He Said, She Said Dan Hanson
JFK Willie O'Keefe
"A Little Vicious" narrator short subject
1992 A Few Good Men Capt. Jack Ross
1994 The Air Up There Jimmy Dolan
The River Wild Wade Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
"New York Skyride" narrator short subject
1995 Murder in the First Henri Young Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Apollo 13 Jack Swigert Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Balto Balto
1996 Sleepers Sean Nokes
1997 Picture Perfect Sam Mayfair
Destination Anywhere Mike
Telling Lies in America Billy Magic
1998 Digging to China Ricky Schroth
Wild Things Sgt. Ray Duquette
1999 Stir of Echoes Tom Witzky
2000 My Dog Skip Jack Morris
We Married Margo Himself
Hollow Man Sebastian Caine
2001 Novocaine Lance Phelps
2002 Trapped Joe Hickey
2003 Mystic River Sean Devine Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
In the Cut John Graham
"Imagine New York" Himself short subject
2004 The Woodsman Walter Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Male
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
Cavedweller Randall Pritchard
"Natural Disasters: Forces of Nature" narrator short subject
2005 Loverboy Marty also directed
Beauty Shop Jorge
Where the Truth Lies Lanny Morris
2007 Death Sentence Nick Hume
Rails & Ties Tom Stark
2008 The Air I Breathe Love
Frost/Nixon Jack Brennan Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
"Saving Angelo" Brent short subject
2009 Taking Chance Lt. Col. Michael Strobl Television Film
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
The Magic 7 Himself
My One and Only Dan

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Search for Tomorrow Todd Adamson
1980-1981 The Guiding Light T. J. 'Tim' Werner #2 Six episodes
1983 The Demon Murder Case Kenny Miller Television film
1984 Mister Roberts Ens. Frank Pulver
1985 The Little Sister Probation Officer Uncredited; television film
1988 Lemon Sky Alan Television film
1994 Frasier Vic Single episode
2002 Will & Grace Himself Single episode: "Bacon and Eggs"
Directing

References

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Simple English

Kevin Bacon
File:Kevin
Born Kevin Bacon
July 8, 1958 (1958-07-08) (age 52)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Spouse Kyra Sedgwick (September 4, 1988–present) 2 children

Kevin Norwood Bacon (born July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American movie actor who has starred in Stir of Echoes, Wild Things, JFK, and Apollo 13, among others.[1] He has been married to actress Kyra Sedgwick since September 3, 1988. They have two children, Travis and Sosie Ruth.

References

  1. "Kevin Bacon". tf.org. http://tf.org/person/658. Retrieved 2008-04-24. 

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