Kevin Bacon
FameRank: 10

"Kevin Norwood Bacon" is an American actor and musician whose films include musical-drama film Footloose (1984 film)/Footloose (1984), the controversial historical conspiracy legal thriller JFK (film)/JFK (1991), the legal drama A Few Good Men (1992), the historical docudrama Apollo 13 (film)/Apollo 13 (1995) and the mystery drama Mystic River (film)/Mystic River (2003). He currently stars on the Fox Broadcasting Company/Fox television series The Following. Bacon has won a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. He was named by The Guardian as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.

Bacon has also become an icon for the concept of interconnectedness (as in social networks), having been popularized by the game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon". In 2007, he created, a charitable foundation. In 2003, Bacon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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There's enough of my rear end already.

Career planning is an oxymoron, I find, but I am sort of trying to focus on doing something that's kind of mainstream.

There's an addictive quality to fame and when your celebrity starts to wane, people get a real fear about that, ... And that's why I think sometimes you see people who will put themselves on whatever real weird reality shows or they'll find themselves just back in the paper by doing something horrible. I almost get the feeling that it's better than not being in the paper.

[Heather McDonald's thoughtful Broadway drama,] An Almost Holy Picture, ... I was at the theater one night and a woman said to her friend, 'This is a musical, isn't it?'

We're famous for going to the hotel rooms and actually cleaning them up.

Interestingly enough, (a decision of Atom's) is possibly part of the reason why we're unable to over-turn this rating because he chose to shoot it in one master.

Having to be a nice guy is the toughest job in the world when you're not.

Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent.