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Kevin Bacon net worth:
$50 Million

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Kevin Bacon net worth, biography & wiki:

It is often documented that entertainer’s Kevin Bacon net-worth reaches an approximation of fifty million dollars. He’s called an actor and vocalist that are the two chief sources of his own net-worth. Kevin Bacon is called both theatre and movie actor. He’s known for lots of roles which he portrayed in theatre and movie productions. Such productions include “Footloose”, “Animal House”, “Wild Things”, “A Few Good Men”, “Mystic River” and lots more. Also, they raised the complete level of Kevin Bacon net-worth, also. His engagement into entertainment industry is assessed and well valued. He’s called a success of the Golden Globe awards and SAGA and was nominated to obtain an Emmy Award, also. In accordance with The Guardian, Kevin Bacon is thought as an actor who was worth to have an Academy-award but hasn’t received a nomination of it. However, in 2003, he got his own star within the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Kevin Bacon Net-Worth – 50 Million Dollars

Kevin Bacon was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he grew up in an extremely close family home. His mom was referred to as a teacher in elementary school, who was also involved into politics, particularly in the liberals and was an activist in liberalism, while his dad worked as an architect and was regarded as truly one of the very notable Pennsylvania’s citizens who was also involved into community’s issues and served in the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.
The very first instructor of arts of Kevin Bacon was Doctor. Glory Van Scott, who helped to boost his understanding in the area of arts. When Kevin Bacon was 17 years-old, he moved to NY to be able to find for an actor’s job in theatre, which is really one of the chief sources of Kevin Bacon net-worth. In NY he was taught that arts stand alongside God and that company is an area of demon and evil.
However, his debut within the movie that was called “Animal House” didn’t provide him a vast number of success which he expected to obtain when filming for this. Therefore, he became a server but still acted in many plays within the theatre. For a brief interval of time he was showing in the television show called “The Guiding Light” which began to amass Kevin Bacon net-worth and was his first productive appearance. Along with “The Guiding Light”, in addition, he appeared in “Search For Tomorrow” that was a soap opera.



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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Dog Skip2000Jack Morris
Stir of Echoes1999Tom
Wild Things1998Ray Duquette
Telling Lies in America1997Billy Magic
Digging to China1997Ricky Schroth
Destination Anywhere1997VideoMike
Picture Perfect1997Sam
Mad About You1996TV SeriesKevin Bacon
Sleepers1996Nokes
Balto1995Balto (voice)
Apollo 131995Jack Swigert
Murder in the First1995Henri Young
New York Skyride1994Narrator / Host
Frasier1994TV SeriesVic
The River Wild1994Wade
The Air Up There1994Jimmy Dolan
A Few Good Men1992Capt. Jack Ross
JFK1991Willie O'Keefe
Pyrates1991Ari
He Said, She Said1991Dan Hanson
Queens Logic1991Dennis
Flatliners1990David Labraccio
Tremors1990Valentine McKee
The Big Picture1989Nick Chapman
Criminal Law1988Martin Thiel
She's Having a Baby1988Jake Briggs
Lemon Sky1988Alan
Planes, Trains & Automobiles1987Taxi Racer (uncredited)
End of the Line1987Everett
White Water Summer1987Vic
The Little Sister1986Probation Officer (uncredited)
Quicksilver1986Jack Casey
Mister Roberts1984TV MovieEns. Frank Pulver
Footloose1984Ren
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute1983Dennis
The Demon Murder Case1983TV MovieKenny Miller
Forty Deuce1982Ricky
Diner1982Timothy Fenwick Jr.
Guiding Light1980-1981TV SeriesTim Werner
Only When I Laugh1981Don Holcroft
Friday the 13th1980Jack
Hero at Large19802nd Teenager
The Gift1979TV MovieTeddy
Starting Over1979Husband - Young Couple
Animal House1978Chip Diller
Search for Tomorrow1951TV SeriesTodd Adamson (1979)
Story of a Girl2017TV Movie post-production
Patriots Day2016Special Agent Richard DesLauriers
I Love Dick2016TV SeriesDick
The Darkness2016/IPeter Taylor
Black Mass2015FBI Agent Charles McGuire
The Following2013-2015TV SeriesRyan Hardy
Cop Car2015Sheriff Kretzer
Tough Day2014Short
R.I.P.D.2013Hayes
82012VideoCharles Cooper
Jayne Mansfield's Car2012Carroll Caldwell
Robot Chicken2011TV SeriesRen McCormack / Pringle
Crazy, Stupid, Love.2011David Lindhagen
X: First Class2011Sebastian Shaw
Elephant White2011Jimmy
Bored to Death2010TV SeriesKevin Bacon
Super2010/IJacques
Beyond All Boundaries2009ShortRobert Sherrod - Time Magazine Correspondent (voice)
These Vagabond Shoes2009Short
My One and Only2009Dan Devereaux
Taking Chance2009TV MovieLtCol Mike Strobl
Frost/Nixon2008Jack Brennan
Saving Angelo2007ShortBrent
Rails & Ties2007Tom Stark
Death Sentence2007Nick Hume
The Air I Breathe2007Love
Where the Truth Lies2005Lanny
Beauty Shop2005Jorge
Loverboy2005Marty
Cavedweller2004Randall Pritchard
The Woodsman2004Walter
In the Cut2003John Graham (uncredited)
Mystic River2003Sean Devine
Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update2003Video shortRev. Chip Diller (voice)
Trapped2002/IHickey
Novocaine2001Actor Lance Phelps (uncredited)
Hollow Man2000Sebastian Caine

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free the Bacon2015Video short producer
The Following2015TV Series producer - 15 episodes
Cop Car2015executive producer
Loverboy2005producer
The Woodsman2004executive producer
Wild Things1998executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
The Woodsman2004writer: "Chop Wood, Carry Water"
Red Betsy2003writer: "WHEN YOU DECIDE YOU'VE STAYED TOO LONG"
The Mod Squad1999producer: "Can't Find My Way Home"
Telling Lies in America1997writer: "Medium Rare"
The River Wild1994performer: "Happy Birthday to You" - uncredited
Pyrates1991performer: "Love Will Keep Us Together", "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me", "Tainted Love"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free the Bacon2015Video short
The Closer2006-2009TV Series 4 episodes
Loverboy2005
Losing Chase1996TV Movie

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free the Bacon2015Video short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside the Following2012TV Movie special thanks
Connected: The Power of Six Degrees2008TV Movie documentary thanks
Mystic River: Beneath the Surface2004Video documentary short special thanks
In the Cut2003thanks - as Kevin Bacon III
Code of Conduct2001Video documentary short special thanks
Diner: On the Flip Side2000Video documentary short special thanks
...First Do No Harm1997TV Movie special thanks
Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 131996Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 19th Annual CableACE Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Howard Stern1996-1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life1997TV SpecialHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19971997TV SpecialHimself
Maury1992-1996TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 131996Video documentaryHimself
2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Performance by a Cast & Nominee: Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
You Don't Know Jack: Volume 21996Video GameHimself - Celebrity Guest Appearance (voice)
MTV Video Music Awards 19951995TV SpecialHimself
Showbiz Today1995TV SeriesHimself
The Making of Apollo 131995Documentary shortJack Swigert
Moviewatch1995TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The Making of 'The River Wild'1994TV MovieHimself
Hollywood Waterloo1994DocumentaryHimself
Canceled Lives: Letters from the Inside1993Video documentaryHimself (voice)
Oliver Stone: Inside Out1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991-1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
A Little Vicious1991Documentary shortNarrator
Saturday Night Live1991TV SeriesHimself - Host
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHimself
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come1990TV Special documentaryHimself
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 56th Annual Academy Awards1984TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Sound Editing
Gala Opening of the American Ballet Theater1984TV MovieHimself
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack2017Documentary post-productionHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Tom Petty / ...
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Storytellers United Live: It Gets Better Gala2016TV MovieHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Bang! Bang!2016TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl 50: Dream on Remix2016TV MovieHimself
The IMDb Studio2015TV Series shortHimself
Imagine John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert2015TV MovieHimself - Host
The Chew2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today1989-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Conan2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight1986-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Following
Free the Bacon2015Video shortHimself
Off Camera with Sam Jones2015TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2010-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2007-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2015TV SeriesHimself
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon2015DocumentaryHimself / Actor
Na Na Na Batman2014Video shortHimself
How to Make a Man2014TV Special documentaryHimself
The Big Green2014Documentary
The Following: Season 2 (Bound by a Common Foe)2014Video documentary shortHimself
The Following: Season 2 (Following Marcos Siega)2014Video documentary shortHimself
The Following: Season 2 (The Joe Mask)2014Video documentary shortHimself
The Following: Season 2 (The Religion of Joe Carroll)2014Video documentary shortHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Stand Up to Cancer2014TV SpecialHimself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Revival of a Musical
Deadliest Catch: The Bait2014TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
In Character With...2014TV SeriesHimself
Fatherhood2014TV Series documentary shortHimself
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special2014TV SpecialHimself - Interviewee
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (uncredited)
Good Day L.A.2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Cult of Joe Carroll: Inside the Followers2014Video documentary shortHimself
The Following: The Followers Den2014Video documentary shortHimself
The Following: The Poe Mask2014Video documentary shortHimself
The Following Production Chronicles2014Video documentary shortHimself
The Thrill of Horror: The Creator Behind the Following2014Video documentary shortHimself
The Twisted Journal of the Followers2014Video documentary shortHimself
Songs to Keep: Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector2013DocumentaryHimself (as The Bacon Brothers)
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Guest (segment "Mean Tweets")
Skum Rocks!2013DocumentaryHimself
The Presidents' Gatekeepers2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
2013 CMT Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself (as The Bacon Brothers)
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story2013DocumentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
SAG Foundation Conversations2013TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Turn It Up!2013DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together2012TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2012TV MovieHimself
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2012TV Series documentaryHimself
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Children of the Atom: Filming X-Men: First Class2011Video documentaryHimself
Alter Egos2011TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood's Top Ten2011TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 7PM Project2011TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
X-Men: First Class 35mm Special2011TV MovieHimself
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHimself
A Look Behind the Scenes: Super2011ShortHimself
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Television Series - Drama & Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Let's Dance! Kevin Bacon on 'Footloose'2011Video documentary shortHimself
Remembering Willard2011Video documentary shortHimself
Philadelphia Chickens2010ShortHimself (voice)
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Graham Norton Show2008-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
RAINN Public Service Announcements2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Sundance Skippy2010DocumentaryHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Magic 72009TV MovieHimself
My One and Only: Making of2009Video documentary shortHimself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - 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 Tree2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
High Line Stories2009TV Series documentary
Söndagsparty med Filip och Fredrik2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Discovering Secrets2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Real Interview2009Video documentary shortHimself
Private Sessions2009TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Colbert Report2008TV SeriesHimself
The Kevin Bacon Movie Club2008Video shortHimself
Connected: The Power of Six Degrees2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Animal House: The Inside Story2008TV MovieHimself
19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Life After Film School2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Howard Stern on Demand2007TV SeriesHimself
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
America's Game: The Superbowl Champions2006TV Series documentaryNarrator
Making 'Loverboy'2006Video shortHimself / Marty
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Will & Grace: The Final Bow (Curtain Call)2006Video shortHimself
Will & Grace2002-2006TV SeriesHimself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Queer Eye2006TV SeriesHimself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Audience Member
Dusty Wright's Culture CatchCulture Catch2005TV SeriesHimself
Fashion Rocks2005TV MovieHimself
Film '722005TV SeriesHimself
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma2005TV Series shortHimself
Richard & Judy2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Breakfast2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Comme au cinéma2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America1983-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Supporting Male
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Shootout2005TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2000-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
IFP Gotham Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself
Footloose: A Modern Musical2004Video shortHimself
Footloose: Songs That Tell a Story2004Video shortHimself
Behind the Echoes: The Making of 'Stir of Echoes'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Sight of Spirits: Channelling the Paranormal2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Mind's Eye: Beneath the Trance2004Video documentary shortHimself
Film Trix 20042004Documentary shortHimself
Mystic River: Beneath the Surface2004Video documentary shortHimself - 'Sean Devine'
Mystic River: From Page to Screen2004TV Short documentaryHimself - 'Sean'
Natural Disasters: Forces of Nature2004Documentary shortHimself - Narrator
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Breakfast with the Arts2004TV SeriesHimself
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Male Lead
NY Graham Norton2004TV SeriesHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wayne Brady Show2003-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tribeca Film Festival Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Unseen + Untold: National Lampoon's Animal House2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
The Greatest1998-2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee / Himself - Host
Imagine New York2003Documentary shortHimself
Cartaz Cultural2003TV SeriesHimself
Elvis Lives2003TV SpecialHimself
Trapped: From Within2002Video documentary shortHimself / 'Joe Hickey'
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
VH-1 Behind the Movie2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Broadway's Best2002TV MovieHimself (as The Bacon Brothers)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Code of Conduct2001Video documentary shortHimself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2001TV SpecialHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2001TV SeriesHimself
Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Freedom Downtime2001DocumentaryHimself - entering Miramax building during protest (unconfirmed, uncredited)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
God, the Devil and Bob2001TV SeriesHimself
Fleshing Out the 'Hollow Man'2000Video documentaryHimself
Hollow Man: Anatomy of a Thriller2000Video documentary shortHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HBO First Look2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Dennis Miller Live2000TV SeriesHimself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
We Married Margo2000Himself
Diner: On the Flip Side2000Video documentary shortHimself - 'Timothy Fenwick Jr.'
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1999TV MovieHimself
The Directors1999TV Series documentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends1999TV Special documentaryHimself
The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion1998Video documentaryHimself
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1998TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryRen - Footloose
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV SeriesHimself
The Greatest 80s Movies2014TV Movie documentaryHimself (1984)
Vanilla Ice Archive2012Documentary
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Graham Norton Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Premio Donostia a Meryl Streep2008TV SpecialWade
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentarySean Devine (uncredited)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007TV Series documentaryJack Burrel
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film2006DocumentaryHimself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryJack Swigert (uncredited)
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
Gomorron2003TV SeriesHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentaryTimothy Fenwick Jr.
Live from Baghdad2002TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
A Few Good Men: From Stage to Screen2001Video documentary shortCapt. Jack Ross (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryVanilla Ice (uncredited)
Biography1999TV Series documentaryJack Swigert
Seventeen: The Faces for Fall1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Making of 'Tremors'1998Video documentaryVal McKee
Femmes Fatales: Sharon Stone1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Making of 'Tremors'1990ShortValentine McKee

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Career Achievement in Acting AwardSeattle International Film Festival
2013Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actor on TelevisionThe Following (2013)
2010Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionTaking Chance (2009)
2010Joel Siegel AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association Awards
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesTaking Chance (2009)
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest 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
2003Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 30 September 2003. At 6356 Hollywood Boulevard.
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - Science FictionHollow Man (2000)
1997Bronze GryphonGiffoni Film FestivalBest ActorDigging to China (1997)
1996Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorMurder in the First (1995)
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastApollo 13 (1995)· Tom Hanks
· Ed Harris
· Bill Paxton
· Kathleen Quinlan
· Gary Sinise

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Following (2013)
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Crime Drama TV Actor
2014Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actor in a Television SeriesThe Following (2013)
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic TV Actor
2013TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite ActorThe Following (2013)
2011Scream AwardScream AwardsBest VillainX: First Class (2011)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie VillainX: First Class (2011)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieTaking Chance (2009)
2009OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesTaking Chance (2009)
2009Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionTaking Chance (2009)
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureFrost/Nixon (2008)· Rebecca Hall
· Toby Jones
· Frank Langella
· Matthew Macfadyen
· Oliver Platt
· Sam Rockwell
· Michael Sheen
2005Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorThe Woodsman (2004)
2005Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadThe Woodsman (2004)
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaThe Woodsman (2004)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie SleazebagBeauty Shop (2005)
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastMystic River (2003)· Laurence Fishburne
· Marcia Gay Harden
· Laura Linney
· Sean Penn
· Tim Robbins
2004IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)Mystic River (2003)
2004ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureMystic River (2003)· Laurence Fishburne
· Marcia Gay Harden
· Laura Linney
· Sean Penn
· Tim Robbins
2001MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainHollow Man (2000)
1997CableACECableACE AwardsDirecting a Movie or MiniseriesLosing Chase (1996)
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleMurder in the First (1995)
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureThe River Wild (1994)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleMystic River (2003)· Sean Penn
· Tim Robbins
· Laurence Fishburne
· Marcia Gay Harden
· Laura Linney
· Tom Guiry
· Emmy Rossum
1995ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleApollo 13 (1995)· Tom Hanks
· Bill Paxton
· Ed Harris
· Gary Sinise
· Kathleen Quinlan

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actor (Schauspieler)

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

#Fact
1Played the real-life head of the FBI's Boston, Massachusetts field office in both Black Mass (2015) and Patriots Day (2016).
2He 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.
3Distant cousin of Robert Redford, through their connection to Bacons in the 1500s, and Valerie Bertinelli, through their common descent from Claypools in England.
4As 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).
5Both 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).
6Currently plans to conduct a rap music collaboration with East Coast performers such as Lil Jon. [June 2007]
7He is of English, and smaller amounts of German and Irish, ancestry.
8Uncle of Neal Bacon.
9Vacationed with his family in Punta del Este, Uruguay. [December 2009]
10Has a vacation farmhouse in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut.
11Lost 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.
12Kevin 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.
13Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 30, 2003.
14Actor Girard Swan worked as his stand-in on the Ron Howard film Frost/Nixon (2008).
15In Quicksilver (1986) and A Few Good Men (1992), his characters are both nicknamed "Smiling Jack".
16His line, "I am a Goddamn genius", is quoted in both Hollow Man (2000) and Trapped (2002).
17American-born Canadian actor Philip Nozuka, George Nozuka and Justin Nozuka, are his nephews through his wife, Kyra Sedgwick's side of the family.
18Is a fifth cousin of William Thomas Hamill Jr., married to Virginia Suzanne Johnson, the parents of Mark Hamill.
19His father was a seventh cousin of President Richard Nixon.
20Brother-in-law of Robert Sedgwick and Betsy Bacon.
21In 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".
22Lives in New York City with wife Kyra Sedgwick and their children.
23Met wife Kyra Sedgwick on the set of Lemon Sky (1988).
24The family dog, a mutt, is called Paulie.
25Has never lived in Hollywood or Los Angeles.
26Daughter, Sosie Bacon (born March 15, 1992) with wife Kyra Sedgwick.
27Son, Travis Bacon (born June 23, 1989), with wife Kyra Sedgwick.
28His 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.
29He sang with brother Michael Bacon (who played guitar) in New York in a small club/coffee shop.
30Is 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).
31He was the first choice for the Charlie Sheen part in Being John Malkovich (1999).
32Attended the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts.
33Inspired 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.
34Attended the prestigious Julia Reynolds Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia with his brother, Michael.
35Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#61). [1995]

#Quote
1I 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.
2I don't have to do the lead. If I dig a part I'll do it.
3I have a natural swagger.
4I 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.
5When 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.
7I'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.
17Some 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.
30Most 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.
32I 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.
35All 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.
40There are two types of actors: performers and personalities.
41And 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).
42I'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.
43You 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.
44A 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.
46I 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.
48I 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.
52I 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.
53There are two types of actors: those who say they want to be famous and those who are liars.

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

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