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Kevin Bacon (born 8.7.1958) is an American actor. Amongst his best-known films are Footloose, Flatliners and Mystic River.
Childhood: Kevin Bacon is the oldest of six children. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by his mother, Ruth and his father Edmund. Ruth was a teacher at elementary school and Edmund was an architect.
At the age of 16, Kevin Bacon attended the Pennsylvania Governors School for the Arts, which was a state-funded five-week arts course. It was this course that ignited Bacon's passion for acting.
Career: Kevin Bacon left home at the age of 17, in order to develop his career in theatre in New York. He appeared in a production at the Circle in the Square Theatre School.
His film debut came in 1978 when he appeared in John Landis' frat-house comedy Animal House, alongside John Belushi, Donald Sutherland and Tim Matheson. Although the film has become something of a cult comedy hit, it did not lead to instant fame for Kevin Bacon as he had hoped.
Instead, he returned to theatre work (including Getting Out and Flux) as well as small TV roles, in soap operas such as Search For Tomorrow, which also featured a number of other would-be stars, such as Viggo Mortenson, Kevin Kline and Angela Bassett. Kevin Bacon also featured in The Guiding Light, an award-winning daytime TV drama.
In 1982, Kevin Bacon starred in Forty Deuce and won an Obie award for his performance. Shortly after this, he made his debut on Broadway, in Slab Boys. The show also starred Sean Penn and Val Kilmer, both of whom were relative unknowns at the time. That same year, he also starred in Barry Levinson's Diner, which co-starred Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke and Ellen Barkin. Kevin Bacon played the role of Timothy Fenwick and his performance was noted by critics and audiences alike.
Bacon's next performance would bolster his profile even further: in 1984, he starred in Footloose, opposite Lori Singer, Diane West and John Lithgow. The film was compared to The James Dean classic Rebel Without a Cause and Kevin Bacon's performance earned him an appearance on the cover of People magazine.
Following the success of Footloose, Kevin Bacon struggled to shake off the on-screen image and found himself typecast. In an attempt to rebel against the typecasting, the late 1980s became something of a career slump for him. In 1988, Kevin Bacon starred in the John Hughes comedy She's Having A Baby opposite Elizabeth McGovern. The next year, he starred in another comedy, The Big Picture, which also featured Teri Hatcher and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
1990 saw Kevin Bacon starring in Tremors, a comic horror that also starred Fred Ward and Reba McEntire. That same year, he also starred in Joel Schumachers' Flatliners. This would become one of the most popular films of the 1990s, featuring an all-star cast, including Keifer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and William Baldwin. Bacon then went on to star opposite Elizabeth Perkins in He Said, She Said, in 1991.
Bacon's next major film release came when he played the role of William O'Keefe in Oliver Stone's JFK, as part of a heavyweight cast featuring Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, John Candy, Tommy Lee Jones and Joe Pesci. The quality of his work continued when he starred in A Few Good Men with Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore.
Kevin Bacon was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role opposite Meryl Streep in River Wild in 1994. He then starred with Gary Oldman and Christian Slater in Murder in the First and earned himself the 1995 Broadcast Film Critic's Association Award. He also starred in Apollo 13 that year, with Tom Hanks and Bill Paxton.
1996 saw Bacon starring in Sleepers with Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Brad Pitt. In 1998, Bacon played a supporting role in Wild Things (starring Nicolas Cage), of which he was also executive producer. He then went on to star in Stir of Echoes and Hollow Man (with Josh Brolin and Elisabeth Shue).
In 2004, Bacon starred in The Woodsman, another acclaimed film for him. In 2009, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in the HBO film Taking Chance.
Personal Life: Kevin Bacon married the actress Kyra Sedgewick in 1988. They have two children, Travis (b.1989) and Sosie (b.1992)
Kevin Bacon also has a band, with his brother Michael. The band is called The Bacon Brothers and they have released five albums.
Kevin Baconwill play an FBI agent in Mark Wahlberg's upcoming Boston Marathon bombings movie.
The Footloose star will portray real-life FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers in Patriots Day, which will chronicle the events surrounding the tragic April, 2013 attacks, which cost three people their lives and left 264 others injured.
"Richard DesLauriers worked tirelessly as one of the key figures in an impossibly sophisticated investigation and Kevin Bacon possesses the intelligence and empathy to portray him," director Peter Berg said in a statement announcing the casting.
The film, based on the account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, will also feature John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, and Wahlberg, who will play Boston Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders, a composite officer central to the investigation and subsequent manhunt for brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
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Kevin Bacon - LA Art Show And Los Angeles Fine Art Show's 2016 Opening Night Premiere Party Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at Los Angeles Convention Center at Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 27th January 2016
Sheryl Crow , Kevin Bacon - 'Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert' at Madison Square Garden - Arrivals at Madison Square Garden - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 6th December 2015
For a biopic of a real-life person, this feels like an oddly standard mob thriller. It's the true story of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, and it's told with gritty filmmaking and robust performances. But there's very little about the movie that sets it apart, leaving it as yet another depiction of violent criminal ambition and betrayal. And by the end, it's difficult to escape the feeling that we've seen it all before.
It opens in 1975 South Boston, where Jimmy Bulger (Johnny Depp) runs the Irish mafia, while his brother Billy (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a senator. Their childhood friend John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) is an FBI agent who has asked for their help in taking down the rival Angiulo family, which Jimmy sees as a win-win situation: he'll get rid of the competition while avoiding jail himself. Over the next 10 years, Jimmy expands his operation dramatically, and he's not afraid to get his own hands dirty as he sorts out problems that are created by his sidekicks (including Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons and W. Earl Brown), all of whom are increasingly annoyed at his control-freak ways. But as Jimmy becomes even more notorious, the FBI boss (Kevin Bacon) pressures John to take him down.
The actors dive into their roles. Depp transforms himself physically into a prowling thug with terrifyingly piercing eyes. He may be a heartless killer, but he's also a caring family man. Opposite him, Edgerton has a trickier role as a federal agent who operates more like the gangster he'd rather be, casually ignoring the law to push his own agenda. In the sprawling supporting cast, only a few characters emerge memorably: Cumberbatch has a sparky presence, Cochrane offers some thoughtfulness, and Bacon gets to chomp on the scenery. Other roles are much briefer, especially the sidelined female characters.
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There's been a lot of film to television reboots in the last few years.
'Tremors' is set to see a TV re-boot more than ten years since the original series was cancelled after 13 episodes. This time it's different though, as Kevin Bacon is set to return to the small screen having originally starred in the 90s film franchise.
Kevin Bacon to reprise his role in 'Tremors'
It's just the latest addition to the ever growing list of television re-boots of classic horror films; some of which have turned out to be amazing and others we hope we never have to see again. This monster epic is still yet to find a network, but several are thought to be interested according to reports. If 'Tremors' was never your thing, however, here's a little reminder of some other films you might want to revisit on the small screen.
Kevin Bacon And His Wife Kyra Sedgwick Are Expected To Receive A Substantial Payout After Losing Millions To Incarcerated U.s. Conman Bernie Madoff.
The celebrities were among the many wealthy clients who were conned into investing in the Wall Street fraudster's elaborate 'Ponzi scheme', which he used to fund his lavish lifestyle. The scam was exposed in 2008 when Madoff was arrested. He is currently serving a 150-year sentence in a federal prison in North Carolina.
Bankruptcy lawyers have been working to recover the lost funds ever since, and although some victims, like John Malkovich, have previously been granted settlements, others are only now starting to have funds returned.
Debt officials have so far recovered more than $11 billion of the $17 billion lost in the scheme and some lucky investors will be paid back in full, according to papers filed in court on Tuesday (20Oct15).
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Ellen Page is being lined up to star in the reboot of the '90s original sci-fi film 'Flatliners' after two years of trying to get the production off the ground.
Ellen Page is in talks to star in the reboot of 'Flatliners.'
The 'Juno' star, 28, is being lined up to take on the lead role in the remake of the '90s original sci-fi film, which starred Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon, following two years of drafting, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Ben Ripely has penned the updated script, which will no doubt see more modern science woven into the storyline as it follows a group of medical students who cause themselves surreal mental anguish with their near-death experiments.
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Kevin Bacon was so excited about taking his newborn son home from hospital, he locked the baby in his car with the keys in the ignition.
Kevin Bacon was so excited about taking his newborn son home from hospital, he locked the baby in his car.
The 'Cop Car' actor and wife Kyra Sedgwick were left ''panicked'' when they accidentally left Travis, now 26, on the backseat of their Nissan Pathfinder with the keys in the ignition and the engine running.
He recalled: ''My son was born in a hospital in LA.
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Actor Kevin Bacon Spent Friday (11sep15) Sorting Through Food Donations To Help The Poor In New York City In Honour Of The "Heroes" Who Lost Their Lives During The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks In 2001.
The Footloose star was living in Manhattan's Upper West Side neighbourhood 14 years ago when the atrocity unfolded, and to mark the tragic anniversary, he decided to offer up his services as a volunteer on what has become known on social media as #911Day.
He headed to Queens to help officials at food rescue charity City Harvest pick through fruit and vegetables from local farmers' markets to repackage and distribute to the needy.
Speaking at the event, he said, "To do something with your hands that is helping people who are less fortunate, to me it's a pretty powerful idea."
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Sienna Miller's scenes have been cut from the Whitey Bulger biopic 'Black Mass' due to ''narrative choices.
Sienna Miller has been cut from 'Black Mass'.
The 33-year-old actress filmed scenes as Catherine Greig, the girlfriend of Johnny Depp's character Whitey Bulger, for the upcoming biopic on the infamous Irish-American mobster Bulger but they were left on the cutting room floor.
Director Scott Cooper told the Boston Globe that although Sienna was ''fantastic, it came down to narrative choices''.
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Kevin Bacon Is Set To Take On The Role Made Famous By James Stewart In A Stage Adaptation Of 1954 Movie Rear Window.
The Footloose actor has signed on to play L. B. Jeffries, the wheelchair-bound photographer who is convinced he has witnessed a murder in a neighbouring apartment.
The production, staged by Tony award winner Darko Tresnjak and adapted by playwright Keith Reddin, will run at Hartford Stage in Connecticut from 22 October to 15 November (15)
Tresnjak tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Keith Reddin's taut adaptation takes place inside of a sweltering, claustrophobic apartment, very much like the addled brain of the leading character, who will be played by Kevin Bacon. I can't imagine finer collaborators than Kevin and Keith in exploring the terrifying psychological landscape of this timeless thriller."
Kevin Bacon Has Been Helping Elderly Residents Of New York City By Handing Out Meals To House-bound Pensioners.
The actor joined the team of Encore Community Services, an organisation which looks after needy senior citizens, on Tuesday (18Aug15) to help out in the kitchen, cooking and packing food for the Citymeals-on-Wheels service.
He then teamed up with the delivery crew to hand out dinners across the city.
Bacon shared pictures of the day on his Twitter.com page and the snaps show him wearing a chef's hat in the kitchen and talking to elderly recipients during his home visits.
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Date of birth
8th July, 1958
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