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Kevin Norwood Bacon, commonly known as Kevin Bacon, is a famous American voice actor, television producer, film score composer, as well as an actor. Kevin Bacon rose to prominence in 1984, when he starred in Herbert Ross’ musical drama film entitled “Footloose”. Some of Bacon’s other remarkable roles include such films as “Mystic River” directed, produced by and starring Clint Eastwood, a critically acclaimed historical drama film “Apollo 13” starring Tom Hanks and Bill Paxton, and “X-Men: First Class” with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Oliver Platt. Currently, Bacon is the main star in a drama series called “The Following”, which premiered on television screens in 2013. The premiere of the show succeeded in attracting the attention of 20.34 million viewers in the United States. For his contributions to the film and television industry, Kevin Bacon has been rewarded with a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Saturn Award.

Kevin Bacon Net Worth $50 Million

A well-known actor, how rich is Kevin Bacon? According to sources, in 2005 his salary per film amounted to as much as $2 million. Meanwhile, in 2012 he earned $175,000 per every episode of “The Following”. In regards to his overall wealth, Kevin Bacon’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million, most of which he has accumulated due to his acting career. Among Bacon’s valuable assets is a luxurious pad, which cost him $2.5 million.

Kevin Bacon was born in 1958 in Pennsylvania, United States, where he studied at Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts. Bacon learned theatre acting from Dr. Glory Van Scott, as a result of which he decided to continue performing in theatre. Consequently, Bacon made his film debut in John Landis’ “National Lampoon’s Animal House”, which came out in 1978. However, the movie failed to generate public interest in his performance, and Bacon had to return to theatre. Two years later, Bacon landed a role in Sean S. Cunningham’s slasher film called “Friday the 13th”, which turned out to be a box office success. After that, he played one of the main characters in Paul Morrissey’s “Forty Deuce”, which brought him an Obie Award. Bacon’s big breakthrough came in 1984 with the critically acclaimed “Footloose”. In the 1990s, Bacon played a variety of notable roles, among which was in “The River Wild”, which earned him a nomination for a Golden Globe award, “JFK”, “Murder in the First” and “Apollo 13”.

Aside from acting, Bacon made his debut as a director in “Losing Chase”, which received three nominations for Golden Globe Awards. Two years later, in 1998 he served both as an executive producer and the main star in the erotic thriller film called “Wild Things”, in which he was supported by a cast of Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell and Denise Richards.

In regards to his personal life, Kevin Bacon met his future wife Kyra Sedgwick in 1988, during the production of a theatrical play called “Lemon Sky”. The couple became married that same year, and they currently have two children, namely Sosie Ruth and Travis Sedgwick.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Dog Skip 2000 Jack Morris
Stir of Echoes 1999 Tom
Wild Things 1998 Ray Duquette
Telling Lies in America 1997 Billy Magic
Digging to China 1997 Ricky Schroth
Destination Anywhere 1997 Video Mike
Picture Perfect 1997 Sam
Mad About You 1996 TV Series Kevin Bacon
Sleepers 1996 Nokes
Balto 1995 Balto (voice)
Apollo 13 1995 Jack Swigert
Murder in the First 1995 Henri Young
New York Skyride 1994 Narrator / Host
Frasier 1994 TV Series Vic
The River Wild 1994 Wade
The Air Up There 1994 Jimmy Dolan
A Few Good Men 1992 Capt. Jack Ross
JFK 1991 Willie O'Keefe
Pyrates 1991 Ari
He Said, She Said 1991 Dan Hanson
Queens Logic 1991 Dennis
Flatliners 1990 David Labraccio
Tremors 1990 Valentine McKee
The Big Picture 1989 Nick Chapman
Criminal Law 1988 Martin Thiel
She's Having a Baby 1988 Jake Briggs
Lemon Sky 1988 Alan
Planes, Trains & Automobiles 1987 Taxi Racer (uncredited)
End of the Line 1987 Everett
White Water Summer 1987 Vic
The Little Sister 1986 Probation Officer (uncredited)
Quicksilver 1986 Jack Casey
Mister Roberts 1984 TV Movie Ens. Frank Pulver
Footloose 1984 Ren
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute 1983 Dennis
The Demon Murder Case 1983 TV Movie Kenny Miller
Forty Deuce 1982 Ricky
Diner 1982 Timothy Fenwick Jr.
Guiding Light 1980-1981 TV Series Tim Werner
Only When I Laugh 1981 Don Holcroft
Friday the 13th 1980 Jack
Hero at Large 1980 2nd Teenager
The Gift 1979 TV Movie Teddy
Starting Over 1979 Husband - Young Couple
Animal House 1978 Chip Diller
Search for Tomorrow 1951 TV Series Todd Adamson (1979)
Story of a Girl 2017 TV Movie post-production
Patriots Day 2016 Special Agent Richard DesLauriers
I Love Dick 2016 TV Series Dick
The Darkness 2016/I Peter Taylor
Black Mass 2015 FBI Agent Charles McGuire
The Following 2013-2015 TV Series Ryan Hardy
Cop Car 2015 Sheriff Kretzer
Tough Day 2014 Short
R.I.P.D. 2013 Hayes
8 2012 Video Charles Cooper
Jayne Mansfield's Car 2012 Carroll Caldwell
Robot Chicken 2011 TV Series Ren McCormack / Pringle
Crazy, Stupid, Love. 2011 David Lindhagen
X: First Class 2011 Sebastian Shaw
Elephant White 2011 Jimmy
Bored to Death 2010 TV Series Kevin Bacon
Super 2010/I Jacques
Beyond All Boundaries 2009 Short Robert Sherrod - Time Magazine Correspondent (voice)
These Vagabond Shoes 2009 Short
My One and Only 2009 Dan Devereaux
Taking Chance 2009 TV Movie LtCol Mike Strobl
Frost/Nixon 2008 Jack Brennan
Saving Angelo 2007 Short Brent
Rails & Ties 2007 Tom Stark
Death Sentence 2007 Nick Hume
The Air I Breathe 2007 Love
Where the Truth Lies 2005 Lanny
Beauty Shop 2005 Jorge
Loverboy 2005 Marty
Cavedweller 2004 Randall Pritchard
The Woodsman 2004 Walter
In the Cut 2003 John Graham (uncredited)
Mystic River 2003 Sean Devine
Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update 2003 Video short Rev. Chip Diller (voice)
Trapped 2002/I Hickey
Novocaine 2001 Actor Lance Phelps (uncredited)
Hollow Man 2000 Sebastian Caine

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free the Bacon 2015 Video short producer
The Following 2015 TV Series producer - 15 episodes
Cop Car 2015 executive producer
Loverboy 2005 producer
The Woodsman 2004 executive producer
Wild Things 1998 executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
The Woodsman 2004 writer: "Chop Wood, Carry Water"
Red Betsy 2003 writer: "WHEN YOU DECIDE YOU'VE STAYED TOO LONG"
The Mod Squad 1999 producer: "Can't Find My Way Home"
Telling Lies in America 1997 writer: "Medium Rare"
The River Wild 1994 performer: "Happy Birthday to You" - uncredited
Pyrates 1991 performer: "Love Will Keep Us Together", "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me", "Tainted Love"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free the Bacon 2015 Video short
The Closer 2006-2009 TV Series 4 episodes
Loverboy 2005
Losing Chase 1996 TV Movie

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free the Bacon 2015 Video short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside the Following 2012 TV Movie special thanks
Connected: The Power of Six Degrees 2008 TV Movie documentary thanks
Mystic River: Beneath the Surface 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
In the Cut 2003 thanks - as Kevin Bacon III
Code of Conduct 2001 Video documentary short special thanks
Diner: On the Flip Side 2000 Video documentary short special thanks
...First Do No Harm 1997 TV Movie special thanks
Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 1996 Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Howard Stern 1996-1997 TV Series Himself - Guest
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life 1997 TV Special Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1997 1997 TV Special Himself
Maury 1992-1996 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 1996 Video documentary Himself
2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Performance by a Cast & Nominee: Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
You Don't Know Jack: Volume 2 1996 Video Game Himself - Celebrity Guest Appearance (voice)
MTV Video Music Awards 1995 1995 TV Special Himself
Showbiz Today 1995 TV Series Himself
The Making of Apollo 13 1995 Documentary short Jack Swigert
Moviewatch 1995 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The Making of 'The River Wild' 1994 TV Movie Himself
Hollywood Waterloo 1994 Documentary Himself
Canceled Lives: Letters from the Inside 1993 Video documentary Himself (voice)
Oliver Stone: Inside Out 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1991-1992 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
A Little Vicious 1991 Documentary short Narrator
Saturday Night Live 1991 TV Series Himself - Host
Late Night with David Letterman 1991 TV Series Himself
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 TV Special documentary Himself
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 56th Annual Academy Awards 1984 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Sound Editing
Gala Opening of the American Ballet Theater 1984 TV Movie Himself
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2017 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / Tom Petty / ...
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005-2017 TV Series Himself - Guest
Storytellers United Live: It Gets Better Gala 2016 TV Movie Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2016 TV Series Himself
Super Bowl 50: Dream on Remix 2016 TV Movie Himself
The IMDb Studio 2015 TV Series short Himself
Imagine John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert 2015 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Chew 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Today 1989-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Conan 2013-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 1986-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - The Following
Free the Bacon 2015 Video short Himself
Off Camera with Sam Jones 2015 TV Series Himself
Rachael Ray 2010-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The View 2007-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2015 TV Series Himself
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon 2015 Documentary Himself / Actor
Na Na Na Batman 2014 Video short Himself
How to Make a Man 2014 TV Special documentary Himself
The Big Green 2014 Documentary
The Following: Season 2 (Bound by a Common Foe) 2014 Video documentary short Himself
The Following: Season 2 (Following Marcos Siega) 2014 Video documentary short Himself
The Following: Season 2 (The Joe Mask) 2014 Video documentary short Himself
The Following: Season 2 (The Religion of Joe Carroll) 2014 Video documentary short Himself
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Stand Up to Cancer 2014 TV Special Himself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Revival of a Musical
Deadliest Catch: The Bait 2014 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
In Character With... 2014 TV Series Himself
Fatherhood 2014 TV Series documentary short Himself
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2014 TV Special Himself - Interviewee
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter (uncredited)
Good Day L.A. 2013-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Cult of Joe Carroll: Inside the Followers 2014 Video documentary short Himself
The Following: The Followers Den 2014 Video documentary short Himself
The Following: The Poe Mask 2014 Video documentary short Himself
The Following Production Chronicles 2014 Video documentary short Himself
The Thrill of Horror: The Creator Behind the Following 2014 Video documentary short Himself
The Twisted Journal of the Followers 2014 Video documentary short Himself
Songs to Keep: Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector 2013 Documentary Himself (as The Bacon Brothers)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest (segment "Mean Tweets")
Skum Rocks! 2013 Documentary Himself
The Presidents' Gatekeepers 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator
2013 CMT Music Awards 2013 TV Special Himself (as The Bacon Brothers)
Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story 2013 Documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2009-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
SAG Foundation Conversations 2013 TV Series Himself
Larry King Now 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Turn It Up! 2013 Documentary Himself - Narrator
Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together 2012 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs 2012 TV Movie Himself
Comic Con 2012 Live 2012 TV Movie Himself
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Children of the Atom: Filming X-Men: First Class 2011 Video documentary Himself
Alter Egos 2011 TV Series Himself
Hollywood's Top Ten 2011 TV Series Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 7PM Project 2011 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2011 TV Series Himself
X-Men: First Class 35mm Special 2011 TV Movie Himself
Daybreak 2011 TV Series Himself
A Look Behind the Scenes: Super 2011 Short Himself
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Television Series - Drama & Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Let's Dance! Kevin Bacon on 'Footloose' 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Remembering Willard 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Philadelphia Chickens 2010 Short Himself (voice)
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2008-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
RAINN Public Service Announcements 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Sundance Skippy 2010 Documentary Himself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The Magic 7 2009 TV Movie Himself
My One and Only: Making of 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie & Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
The Human Family Tree 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
High Line Stories 2009 TV Series documentary
Söndagsparty med Filip och Fredrik 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Discovering Secrets 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Real Interview 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Private Sessions 2009 TV Series Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Colbert Report 2008 TV Series Himself
The Kevin Bacon Movie Club 2008 Video short Himself
Connected: The Power of Six Degrees 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Animal House: The Inside Story 2008 TV Movie Himself
19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Life After Film School 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Howard Stern on Demand 2007 TV Series Himself
Live Earth 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2003-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
America's Game: The Superbowl Champions 2006 TV Series documentary Narrator
Making 'Loverboy' 2006 Video short Himself / Marty
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Will & Grace: The Final Bow (Curtain Call) 2006 Video short Himself
Will & Grace 2002-2006 TV Series Himself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Queer Eye 2006 TV Series Himself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Audience Member
Dusty Wright's Culture CatchCulture Catch 2005 TV Series Himself
Fashion Rocks 2005 TV Movie Himself
Film '72 2005 TV Series Himself
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma 2005 TV Series short Himself
Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Breakfast 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Comme au cinéma 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 1983-2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Supporting Male
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Shootout 2005 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2000-2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
IFP Gotham Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
Footloose: A Modern Musical 2004 Video short Himself
Footloose: Songs That Tell a Story 2004 Video short Himself
Behind the Echoes: The Making of 'Stir of Echoes' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Sight of Spirits: Channelling the Paranormal 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Mind's Eye: Beneath the Trance 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Film Trix 2004 2004 Documentary short Himself
Mystic River: Beneath the Surface 2004 Video documentary short Himself - 'Sean Devine'
Mystic River: From Page to Screen 2004 TV Short documentary Himself - 'Sean'
Natural Disasters: Forces of Nature 2004 Documentary short Himself - Narrator
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Breakfast with the Arts 2004 TV Series Himself
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Male Lead
NY Graham Norton 2004 TV Series Himself
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Wayne Brady Show 2003-2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tribeca Film Festival Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Unseen + Untold: National Lampoon's Animal House 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
The Greatest 1998-2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee / Himself - Host
Imagine New York 2003 Documentary short Himself
Cartaz Cultural 2003 TV Series Himself
Elvis Lives 2003 TV Special Himself
Trapped: From Within 2002 Video documentary short Himself / 'Joe Hickey'
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
Biography 2002 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
VH-1 Behind the Movie 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Broadway's Best 2002 TV Movie Himself (as The Bacon Brothers)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Code of Conduct 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2001 TV Special Himself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2001 TV Series Himself
Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Freedom Downtime 2001 Documentary Himself - entering Miramax building during protest (unconfirmed, uncredited)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
God, the Devil and Bob 2001 TV Series Himself
Fleshing Out the 'Hollow Man' 2000 Video documentary Himself
Hollow Man: Anatomy of a Thriller 2000 Video documentary short Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
HBO First Look 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Dennis Miller Live 2000 TV Series Himself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
We Married Margo 2000 Himself
Diner: On the Flip Side 2000 Video documentary short Himself - 'Timothy Fenwick Jr.'
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1999 TV Movie Himself
The Directors 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends 1999 TV Special documentary Himself
The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion 1998 Video documentary Himself
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1998 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Ren - Footloose
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014 TV Series Himself
The Greatest 80s Movies 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself (1984)
Vanilla Ice Archive 2012 Documentary
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2010 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Graham Norton Show 2008 TV Series Himself
Premio Donostia a Meryl Streep 2008 TV Special Wade
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Sean Devine (uncredited)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2007 TV Series documentary Jack Burrel
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film 2006 Documentary Himself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Jack Swigert (uncredited)
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary
Gomorron 2003 TV Series Himself
Sendung ohne Namen 2003 TV Series documentary Timothy Fenwick Jr.
Live from Baghdad 2002 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
A Few Good Men: From Stage to Screen 2001 Video documentary short Capt. Jack Ross (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Vanilla Ice (uncredited)
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary Jack Swigert
Seventeen: The Faces for Fall 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Making of 'Tremors' 1998 Video documentary Val McKee
Femmes Fatales: Sharon Stone 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Making of 'Tremors' 1990 Short Valentine McKee

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Career Achievement in Acting Award Seattle International Film Festival
2013 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor on Television The Following (2013)
2010 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Taking Chance (2009)
2010 Joel Siegel Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Taking Chance (2009)
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album for Children · Sheryl Crow (performed by)
· David Hyde Pierce (performed by)
· Uncle Kracker (performed by)
· James Earl Jones (performed by)
· Jimmy Buffett (performed by)
· Billy Crystal (performed by)
· Steve Whitmire (performed by, as Kermit the Frog and Ernie)
· Wayne Brady (performed by)
· Rosie Perez (performed by)
· Sarah Jessica Parker (performed by)
· Hilary Duff (performed by)
· Robin Williams (performed by)
· Michael Bacon (performed by, as The Bacon Brothers)
· Antonio Banderas (performed by)
· Jennifer Aniston (performed by)
· Faith Hill (performed by)
· Eric Jacobson (performed by, as Bert)
· Laurence Fishburne
· Marcia Gay Harden
· Laura Linney
· Sean Penn
· Tim Robbins
2003 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 30 September 2003. At 6356 Hollywood Boulevard.
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Science Fiction Hollow Man (2000)
1997 Bronze Gryphon Giffoni Film Festival Best Actor Digging to China (1997)
1996 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Murder in the First (1995)
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Apollo 13 (1995) · Tom Hanks
· Ed Harris
· Bill Paxton
· Kathleen Quinlan
· Gary Sinise

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series The Following (2013)
2015 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor
2014 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor in a Television Series The Following (2013)
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic TV Actor
2013 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Actor The Following (2013)
2011 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Villain X: First Class (2011)
2011 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Villain X: First Class (2011)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Taking Chance (2009)
2009 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Taking Chance (2009)
2009 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Taking Chance (2009)
2009 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Frost/Nixon (2008) · Rebecca Hall
· Toby Jones
· Frank Langella
· Matthew Macfadyen
· Oliver Platt
· Sam Rockwell
· Michael Sheen
2005 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actor The Woodsman (2004)
2005 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead The Woodsman (2004)
2005 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama The Woodsman (2004)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Sleazebag Beauty Shop (2005)
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Mystic River (2003) · Laurence Fishburne
· Marcia Gay Harden
· Laura Linney
· Sean Penn
· Tim Robbins
2004 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista) Mystic River (2003)
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Mystic River (2003) · Laurence Fishburne
· Marcia Gay Harden
· Laura Linney
· Sean Penn
· Tim Robbins
2001 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain Hollow Man (2000)
1997 CableACE CableACE Awards Directing a Movie or Miniseries Losing Chase (1996)
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Murder in the First (1995)
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture The River Wild (1994)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Mystic River (2003) · Sean Penn
· Tim Robbins
· Laurence Fishburne
· Marcia Gay Harden
· Laura Linney
· Tom Guiry
· Emmy Rossum
1995 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Apollo 13 (1995) · Tom Hanks
· Bill Paxton
· Ed Harris
· Gary Sinise
· Kathleen Quinlan

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)

TitleSalary
Sleepers (1996) $2,500,000
A Few Good Men (1992) $650,000

#Fact
1 Played the real-life head of the FBI's Boston, Massachusetts field office in both Black Mass (2015) and Patriots Day (2016).
2 He was on the genealogy show Finding your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr with his wife Kyra Sedgwick. Kyra was scared to find out if they were related. When doing the part where Gates introduced her to some cousins she never knew the first one to pop up was Kevin. They are 9th cousins.
3 Distant cousin of Robert Redford, through their connection to Bacons in the 1500s, and Valerie Bertinelli, through their common descent from Claypools in England.
4 As of 2014, has appeared in five films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: JFK (1991), A Few Good Men (1992), Apollo 13 (1995), Mystic River (2003) and Frost/Nixon (2008).
5 Both Kevin and his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, have starred in historical movies which were set in, and primarily filmed in and around, Baltimore, Maryland. Kevin starred in Diner (1982) and Kyra starred in Something the Lord Made (2004).
6 Currently plans to conduct a rap music collaboration with East Coast performers such as Lil Jon. [June 2007]
7 He is of English, and smaller amounts of German and Irish, ancestry.
8 Uncle of Neal Bacon.
9 Vacationed with his family in Punta del Este, Uruguay. [December 2009]
10 Has a vacation farmhouse in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut.
11 Lost an undisclosed amount of money in the Bernard Madoff scandal. Without revealing the sum, he has stated in interviews that it was most of his life savings.
12 Kevin Bacon was the last interview of PARADE's "In Step With..." columnist James Brady, who passed away on January 26, 2009. The interview of Kevin Bacon appeared in the February 15, 2009 issue of PARADE magazine.
13 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 30, 2003.
14 Actor Girard Swan worked as his stand-in on the Ron Howard film Frost/Nixon (2008).
15 In Quicksilver (1986) and A Few Good Men (1992), his characters are both nicknamed "Smiling Jack".
16 His line, "I am a Goddamn genius", is quoted in both Hollow Man (2000) and Trapped (2002).
17 American-born Canadian actor Philip Nozuka, George Nozuka and Justin Nozuka, are his nephews through his wife, Kyra Sedgwick's side of the family.
18 Is a fifth cousin of William Thomas Hamill Jr., married to Virginia Suzanne Johnson, the parents of Mark Hamill.
19 His father was a seventh cousin of President Richard Nixon.
20 Brother-in-law of Robert Sedgwick and Betsy Bacon.
21 In preparation for his role in Telling Lies in America (1997), he "hung out" in the radio studio with and based his on-air banter on his friend Jerry Blavat, the celebrated oldies DJ from Philadelphia and an inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; aka the "Geator with the Heater".
22 Lives in New York City with wife Kyra Sedgwick and their children.
23 Met wife Kyra Sedgwick on the set of Lemon Sky (1988).
24 The family dog, a mutt, is called Paulie.
25 Has never lived in Hollywood or Los Angeles.
26 Daughter, Sosie Bacon (born March 15, 1992) with wife Kyra Sedgwick.
27 Son, Travis Bacon (born June 23, 1989), with wife Kyra Sedgwick.
28 His father, Edmund Bacon, a famous Philadelphia city planner, was featured on the November 6, 1964 cover of Time magazine. His mother was Ruth (Holmes) Bacon, a teacher and liberal political activist.
29 He sang with brother Michael Bacon (who played guitar) in New York in a small club/coffee shop.
30 Is part of The Bacon Brothers, with his older brother Michael Bacon. The band has released three albums: "Forosoco" (1997), "Getting There" (1999) and "Can't Complain" (2001).
31 He was the first choice for the Charlie Sheen part in Being John Malkovich (1999).
32 Attended the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts.
33 Inspired a game called "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon", whereby people have to link any given actor to him by no more than six steps. For instance, to do Fred MacMurray, you could observe that MacMurray worked with Lee Marvin in The Caine Mutiny (1954), which is one step; and Marvin worked with Jane Fonda in Cat Ballou (1965), which is two steps; and Fonda worked with Jack Lemmon in The China Syndrome (1979), which is three steps; and Lemmon worked with Bacon in JFK (1991), which completes the link in four steps. Harder versions of the game exist, limiting the player to five, four or even three steps. The original version of this game existed for numerous years and the pivot-person was then Paul Erdös, a mathematician (one's Erdös number measures the number of people a scientist is away from having authored a paper with Dr. Erdös). A very few people, mostly scientists who have appeared in documentaries (such as Carl Sagan), or actors who have also co-authored scientific papers (such as Danica McKellar and Natalie Portman), have both Erdös AND Bacon numbers.
34 Attended the prestigious Julia Reynolds Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia with his brother, Michael.
35 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#61). [1995]

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1 I don't look like I used to. Here's the thing: The greatest justice in life is that your vision and your looks tend to go simultaneously.
2 I don't have to do the lead. If I dig a part I'll do it.
3 I have a natural swagger.
4 I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don't think that's only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings.
5 When I started I thought I knew everything there was to know. You progressively learn that you know less and less. To me the greatest challenge is to get a little more truthful, to get closer to the truth in a way. That's not to say I want to put me up there. I never play the character that is Kevin. I'm not interested in that and I don't think anyone else would be either. I've got home movies for that.
6 [on playing tycoon Sebastian Shaw in X: First Class (2011)]: I haven't been this guy before. He's a little bit Ted Turner, a little bit Hugh Hefner, a little bit Donald Trump. That's how I see him. I wasn't interested in him as scary evil. It was more about control. His power is a metaphor for who he is. He can be different things to different people and he also takes whatever energy you have and throws it back at you.
7 I'm obsessed with zombies. I like watching zombie movies and I read zombie books.
8 [1996, on fame] I'll tell you a funny story about getting recognized. I ran into Stanley Tucci on the street the other day. We're standing on the corner of Broadway and 60th Street, just catching up with each other, and someone walks by and they go, "Hey Stanley, I liked your work on Murder One (1995)." A girl comes by and says, 'Hey, Kevin, you were really good in Murder in the First (1995).' Then another girl stops, looks at Stanley, and says, 'Loved you in Big Night (1996).' This guy walks past and says. 'Kevin, thought you were great in Apollo 13 (1995).' I said to Stanley, 'What is this, the corner of Self-Esteem and Compliment? Maybe we should never leave here.
9 [on Sleepers (1996)) He (Barry Levinson) tracked me down in Canada when I was making Losing Chase, and sent me a note which said, 'I think you could put an interesting spin on this character.' For an actor, that's like the greatest thing you can hear from a director. There's a difference between saying that and saying. 'Hey, I've got this part, I think I can show you how to play it,' or 'Hey, I've got this part, you're just like this guy,' whatever the fuck that means. But when a director says, 'I want to see what it is that you're going to bring to the table,' that's the best possible work environment. Barry creates an environment that makes you want to explore. When I took Sleepers, I thought to myself, this is going to be a really heavy, horrible experience, because I gotta do all this bad stuff to little boys. It's the story of four friends from Hell's Kitchen who get sent to a juvenile home, and I play the guy who tortures and abuses them. He's the head baddie. A sadist, a pedophile, an extremely bad person...I kind of pride myself on trying to discover some kind of humanity in the darkest of characters, and I think usually I'm pretty successful. I don't know if I was in this case. I mean, I didn't play him with drool coming down his chin; I tried to play him real, but he's pretty dark. The funny part was that I thought I'd have to stay away from the kids between takes, to stay in character and not relate to them in a very human way. That's not the way it turned out at all. It was one of the best times I ever had making a movie. It was a gas to be with these kids. We'd sit around and carry on, tell jokes and stories, and then the camera would roll and-boom!-I'd be beating them and doing all these things to them. Very strange.
10 [1996, Movieline Magazine] I've been blessed to have an acting career, and I'm eternally grateful, but the real secret obsession I had was to get up and play rock and roll. When I was a kid, my heroes weren't actors. I never went to the movies, or hardly ever, and if I did it would be maybe something where I could catch a glimpse of titties or a horror movie. To this day, if I meet an actor, it's really not that big a deal for me. But if I met Wilson Pickett. I'd shit in my pants. But, believe me, I'm not gonna give up my day job.
11 [1996, on the Footloose (1984) soundtrack] When that fucking movie came out, for the next 12 years of my life, every time I'd go to a wedding, a bar mitzvahs, or a club, the disc jockey would put it on, at which point people would form a circle around me and start to clap in unison, expecting me to start flipping and performing tricks like a trained monkey. I've gotten to the point where I'll go up to the guy and I'll say, 'Here's 20 bucks, please don't play that song.' But the thing is, I love that record. I think the songs are great.
12 [1996, on if he considers himself to be vain] Yeah, uh-huh, definitely. Absolutely. Actors are by nature vain people. Aside from looking good, vanity is about wanting to be watched, wanting to be seen. Actors who deny that are totally full of it. I think that's really fundamentally what drives them into being actors. Now, that said, in my own work I'm not afraid to be ugly. I only want to look good if I think it's part of who the character is, or part of the story we want to tell. In The River Wild (1994), for instance, my character's not a nice guy, but he should look good. Because you have to sort of be seeing him through the Meryl Streep character's eyes. He's a prick, but he should look good, because you had to know what drew Meryl to him. In Sleepers, no, the guy did not need to look good. And Barry (Levinson) made sure that the camera angles were unflattering.
13 [1992 quote] I want to do movies that I think people are gonna see, for a change. I'm tired of doing things that only one person will tell me they've seen. If I want that, I'll do a play. I've done my turn in the independent market. After I was a big movie star, I went back to independent films because I really believe in them. But I'm fucking sick of it. I want big, mainstream movies. Quality, yes, but big, mainstream movies that people are gonna see.
14 [on making End of the Line (1987)] An independent film with a small, fun part I wanted to do. I mean, these things come along where somebody says it'll take a couple of weeks and I go for it. The big draw for me was meeting Levon Helm.
15 [on She's Having a Baby (1988)] One of my favorite movies I've ever done. I think it got the short end of the stick. It was very painful for me that it got such a critical bashing. Nobody went to see it.
16 [on Quicksilver (1986)] Not a good movie.
17 Some things I audition for. But there's no formula. I've had 15 auditions for, like, a nothing film by some guy who hasn't done anything-then again, Oliver Stone and Rob Reiner will say, 'You like it? It's yours.' I am starting to realize a pattern: If I really gotta spend a long time waiting to hear about something, it's not gonna work out. [1992]
18 [1992 quote on his favorite role] The most challenging work and the best work I've ever done was in a thing I did for PBS called Lemon Sky (1988), a play by Lanford Wilson. I think it's the rawest, most complex work that I've had to do, and the thing I'm most proud of. And - fitting into the strange irony of my life - it's the thing that probably the least number of people have seen!
19 [on landing Animal House (1978)] They cast me straight out of acting school. I went for this goofy audition for this movie, and then I forgot all about it. I'm living in this two-room shit-hole with another guy in a welfare hotel at 85th and Broadway. Then, months later, they called me up and said they wanted me to do some movie for scale. Honestly, I not only didn't know how much scale was, I didn't know what the fuck it was. At that point, I think it was, like, $785 a week. Man, when I found that out it was incredible! But they needed me out there the day after tomorrow. I had to get on a plane the next day. So I was flown first class to San Francisco, stayed in a hotel overnight...Man, I was in seventh fucking heaven. I'd been on a couple of flights before, but I'd never flown first class. I couldn't believe you didn't have to pay for a beer in first class, couldn't believe it. I take out my script and start reading it, hoping the stewardesses will notice.
20 [on filming White Water Summer (1987)] It was supposed to be a kind of camping movie, then it became about white water. It was endless re-shoots; I re-shot more in that film than I have in anything else-over a year. In one scene-because of all the re-shooting at all the different locations all over the world-I get hit over the head with a rock and fall off this cliff in Northern California, it cuts to a shot of me in midair in Canada, and when I land I'm in New Zealand. I swear.
21 [on Tremors (1990)] I'm sorry, I hate to toot my own horn, but it's a very good movie. They sent me the script and I loved it. No other actors were really responding to it. I saw the movie as this fantastic, subtle comedy.
22 [on Flatliners (1990)] It was the first movie I was in since Footloose (1984) that made any money. It did very well. A good career move, certainly. But it was a hard film for me to do, because I had a hard time with the character. He's honest, straightforward, decent-I wondered what the hell I was gonna play. Joel Schumacher's take on it was 180 degrees from mine. I thought the only way to deliver this idea of people medically committing suicide and bringing each other back was to approach it with hyper-realism. His take was to make it as gothic and fantastic as possible. But whatever he did worked.
23 [on filming Murder in the First (1995)] One of the hardest things I've ever done, emotionally and physically. Lost a bunch of weight, was covered in bugs and rats and filth every day, was naked for a lot of it. And we lived through the Northridge quake, one of the worst in California history. I'd be shackled and naked and then [feel] these tremors. It put me in a very dark place. I was a little bit nuts. The only chance in hell this movie had was for some kind of Oscar consideration, so I begged Warner Bros. to put it out on one screen before the end of the year. They released the movie in January. I got screwed.
24 [on Wild Things (1998)] I couldn't believe how much of a big deal it was. We never in a million years said, 'Okay, we've got to put a nude scene in,' but once it was in, I said, 'Fuck, leave it in, it's great.' When I read the script, I thought, I get this. It's so bad it's good, so over-the-top with its Miami-ness, its sexuality, and the twists and turns. I just loved it and felt like we should do something cool with it. It was a hard movie to market. I kept wanting to make it clear during press that we weren't taking ourselves too seriously. But that's a very fine line to walk.
25 [on his death scene in Friday the 13th (1980)] They built a fake neck and chest, and I was [crouching] under the bed for hours [with my head sticking out through a hole]. It was absolutely awful. But I did have a classic horror-movie death, which is: You fuck the girl, you smoke the joint, you're dead. So that was good.
26 [on She's Having a Baby (1988)] I loved making that movie. It's one of the best movies John (Hughes) ever made. And I'm not just saying that to pat myself on the back. It talks brilliantly to commitment issues and what a first-time parent goes through. It was a huge [commercial] disappointment for us. I don't make movies for my family and friends, I make 'em so people see them.
27 [on making JFK (1991)] I had four days of shooting down in New Orleans. My first day, I get to the set, and Tommy [Lee Jones] is dressed as the Winged Mercury, getting whipped by Joe Pesci, as Louis XVI. There's gay porn running [on the TV]. Oliver introduces me to this extra, some kid he picked up in, like, the New Orleans meat market, and says, 'Maybe you could be making out with him.' I'm like, Maybe not. I mean, I'll kiss a guy, but I don't even know this guy. So I thought real quick and I said, 'Oliver, that doesn't quite work for me. Maybe I could be masturbating.' So that was my first day, in the background, in makeup and a bustier, playing with myself. The years between Footloose (1984) and JFK, there's not a successful movie in there. This one came out, and the phone started ringing - literally.
28 [on his role in A Few Good Men (1992)] When Rob (Reiner) called, I believe both my part and Kiefer's part were uncast, so of course I thought, I want to be the bad guy. And Kyra was like, 'Come on, this is a good character - he's the antagonist, but he's doing it for the right reasons. He's not a bad guy.' She was right. Tom and I spent a lot of time drilling those quick [dialogue exchanges] so that we would have that way of talking down. I spent time at Quantico. The Marines really wanted me to show them in a good light because I was the one good Marine in the movie, you know? So they were constantly adjusting my uniform.
29 [on filming The River Wild (1994)] Meryl (Streep) is probably the biggest icon for me in cinema. But she doesn't let you stay intimidated. She rolls up her sleeves and says, 'Enough of this. We've got to get to work.' We had an amazing time - physically it was very demanding, but also so much fun to be outside in Montana and Oregon. The temperature was beautiful, [but the water was] freezing. We wore wet suits and had one of those big horse troughs that they'd fill up with hot water, and we'd go sit in there and warm up. It was intense.
30 Most actors want to have the world look at us and love us, and those who say that that's not really a driving force for them, I don't believe.
31 [on filming Murder in the First (1995) during the 1994 Northridge earthquake] It was one of the spookiest jobs I've ever had, but Alcatraz was not the problem. Most of the film was done in L.A. I'm in this four-by-six cell--wet, naked, covered in shit, live bugs in my hair, live rats chewing on my leg, chained to the walls for a lot of it. Being beaten by Gary Oldman; of course, I can't think of anyone I would rather be beaten by. One day, it was four-thirty on a Monday morning, we'd been working all night, and the ground started shaking. We were right near the epicenter. It was a horrible experience. Here I was, naked, shackled in this cell, and just every day playing some new level of agony. It was the closest I'd ever come to losing it. I'd cry on the way to work.
32 I worked for four days on JFK (1991) but it changed everything. It led to A Few Good Men (1992), The River Wild (1994), Murder in the First (1995) and Apollo 13 (1995). It was definitely a turning point.
33 [on The Woodsman (2004)] There's nothing I won't play. I won't draw the line at anything. Worrying about image is for celebrities, not actors. My concerns were more about not getting paid and whether we could make a compelling movie that people would go and see. I also knew it was gonna be a tough one to make, that it was really gonna suck. I had to go to a dark place.
34 [on celebrity] Let me say this that I don't complain much about it because 95% of celebrity is good. People are very nice to you, they put you up in really nice hotel rooms, they give you free shit, I mean it's basically good. If I'm in a situation, and this rarely happens anymore, where someone doesn't recognize me and treats me like everyone else, I'm horrified. I'm not used to it anymore. That being said, it does get old to have to always be a monkey in a zoo. In the day-to-day thing to have people looking, talking, grabbing, needing something--I don't know what it's like anymore to be anonymous. Until you give it up, it's hard to picture what it's like, but yeah there are times that I do wish that it would go away, if only for a moment.
35 All roles are hard in different ways. Some are physical. Actually the hardest role physically I did was the Hollow Man (2000) and I was invisible in the movie. But it was incredibly, physically taxing and it got delayed. Murder in the First (1995) was both physically and emotionally terribly difficult.
36 [on The Woodsman (2004)] Initially, I wasn't offered the part. I was walking up the beach in Willowbridge, the British West Indies on Christmas Eve and saw this guy who I know peripherally. He's not in the film industry, but in Philadelphia real estate or something like that. He said, 'They sent me this script and asked me to invest in it' and told me there was another actor involved. That's all he said. He told me to take a look at it and let him know if it was a good investment. Normally, I would never take a screenplay under those conditions. You can't read everything. You'd spend your whole life reading scripts from people on beaches. I got home on January 2nd or 3rd and it was sitting there. I picked it up and read it and a barrage of feelings washed over me - anger, disgust, confusion, and compassion, feeling angry with myself for feeling compassionate. I put it down and knew that it was probably going to be my next movie.
37 [on preparing for his role in Apollo 13 (1995)] Ron (Howard) called me up and said, "we're going up on this zero-G airplane and we, uh - for research. You don't have to go. You don't have to go. Absolutely no pressure. If you don't want to go, you don't have to go. Tom's gonna go. Gary's gonna go. Bill's gonna go. I'm gonna go." You know, everybody was going to go, so of course I'm not going to look like an idiot, you know, I mean I... there is a certain element of my personality that is *slightly* male.
38 [on keeping a successful marriage] Keep your fights clean and your sex dirty.
39 [on watching his early performances] I never go back and watch myself. I'll see a film when it's new, maybe twice, but then not for years. If I'm flicking channels on TV and one of them is on, I flick right past it. It's so hard. If I looked at it I'd go, "Aw shit, I should have done this, done that". A lot of stuff about my past work bugs me. I guess I'm only seeing the faults.
40 There are two types of actors: performers and personalities.
41 And life has taught me that if I am to have a satisfying career, I have to take three things out of the mix. The first is the size of my part. The second is the size of the budget. And the third is the size of my salary. Once you get rid of those things, your possibilities exponentially explode. You get to work with the directors who matter. You get to make movies like The Woodsman (2004).
42 I've heard people say you have to love the characters you play. I don't feel that way. I've played a lot of people that I don't love at all. What's important to me is to try to make them real.
43 You can sit around and complain that Hollywood doesn't make any good movies. But you can generate your own material. So I read books. I come up with ideas. I was the producer on The Woodsman (2004) to help get that off the ground. Sometimes that extends itself to directing.
44 A long time ago, when I was a kid, I wanted to be a pop star. Then I started taking acting classes. I moved to New York when I was a teenager, and really wanted to be a serious actor. I wanted to do off-Broadway, I wanted to do [Anton Chekhov], [William Shakespeare]. I wanted to have a Meryl Streep kind of career. When Footloose (1984) came out, I became a pop star, but by then that's not what I wanted. I wasn't being taken seriously. I wasn't smart about the industry and the ways that you can parlay pop stardom into a serious acting career if you make the right choices. I spun my wheels for a while, and then I got this part in Oliver Stone's JFK (1991). It's a small part, but very character-driven: gay, fascist, I mean, it was extreme. That turned things around for me. I didn't even read for it. Oliver just looked at me and said, "Will you transform yourself for me?" And I said, "Yes". Off-Broadway I'd been doing that, but that doesn't mean anybody in the movie industry is going to see you that way.
45 [on playing a pedophile in The Woodsman (2004)] I don't have people who would advise me against this based on some sort of "image". At some point you have to decide if you're going to be a personality or you're going to be an actor. If playing this kind of a role could have a negative effect on my public personality, I don't care. I'll play anything, if I think there's something compelling, or there's a director I'm dying to work with, or a part I hadn't done before or a co-star I think is great.
46 I think of being an actor as kind of a young man's gig. It's emasculating, in a way, people messing with you and putting make-up on you and telling you when to wake up and when to go to sleep, holding your hand to cross the street. I can do it up to a certain point and then I start to feel like a puppet.
47 [on the Oscar season] I call it the bitter season, because year after year, I've seen it come and go and not been a member of the club. And yet I've continued to make a living as an actor.
48 I want to see the numbers that prove that show-business marriages are any less successful than other marriages. It's just very public when they fail.
49 [on L.A.] That's where the industry is. There is a tremendous amount of business you can do just by walking through restaurants and just being there.
50 [on his wife, Kyra Sedgwick] Kyra is a woman who made all the wrong choices when it comes to being an actress. She got married too young, had a kid and then had another kid.
51 [about his preference for being nude when at home] There's something therapeutic about nudity. Clothing is one of the external things about a character. Take away the Gucci or Levis and we're all the same. But not when the nanny is around. But I will with my wife and kids.
52 I think of myself more as a workhorse actor. It will be hot and cold and up and down, but no one will kick me out of the business.
53 There are two types of actors: those who say they want to be famous and those who are liars.

#Trademark
1 Known for playing unconventional and controversial roles in independent films
2 Often appears in large ensemble pieces, leading to the ease of many "six degrees" games
3 Often plays supporting characters who have significant impact on leading characters
4 Often plays depraved and sadistic villains
5 Frequently plays anti-heroic protagonists
6 Deep resonant voice

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