KEVIN BACON co-starred this summer with Jennifer Aniston
in PICTURE PERFECT. He has also completed production on both TELLING
LIES IN AMERICA and DIGGING TO CHINA. TELLING LIES IN AMERICA
is a film about a Hungarian immigrant boy's experiences in the
world of rock n' roll radio and his assimilation into American
society in the early '60s. In DIGGING TO CHINA, Timothy Hutton's
feature directorial debut, Bacon stars opposite Mary Stuart Masterson
as a naive, mentally challenged man with the mind set of a young
child. Both films are set for release later this year.
One of the foremost actors of his generation, Bacon reunited with
director Barry Levinson last year on SLEEPERS, starring with Brad
Pitt, Robert De Niro and Jason Patric.
In 1995, Bacon appeared in Ron Howard's APOLLO 13, also starring
Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise and Bill Paxton. For his role as a convict
on trial for murder in MURDER IN THE FIRST, Bacon was voted Best
Actor by the Broadcast Critics Association and garnered Best Supporting
Actor nominations from both the Screen Actors Guild and the London
Film Critics Circle. In 1994, Bacon received a nomination for
a Golden Globe Award for his role in THE RIVER WILD, co-starring
Bacon's performances also include the brilliant but self-destructive
Fenwick in Levinson's DINER, the dancing rebel in FOOTLOOSE, the
overly expectant father in John Hughes' SHE'S HAVING A BABY, a
disarming, psychotic killer in CRIMINAL LAW, a film student/director
wooed by Hollywood in THE BIG PICTURE, the hapless handyman cowboy
in TREMORS and the voice of the title character in Steven Spielberg's
animated film BALTO. Oliver Stone's JFK and Rob Reiner's A FEW
GOOD MEN also highlight his filmography.
Bacon recently directed his first film, LOSING CHASE, featuring
his wife, actress Kyra Sedgwick, Beau Bridges and Helen Mirren
(who received a Golden Globe Award for her performance).
Produced for Showtime, LOSING CHASE was honored with two additional
Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture made for
television. Released theatrically in the fall of 1996, the film
screened at the 1997 Sundance and the 1996 Toronto film festivals.
With the support of his parents, Bacon left his native Philadelphia
to become the youngest student at Circle In the Square Theater
in New York, where he studied until he made his film debut as
Chip in NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE. DINER and FOOTLOOSE followed
Bacon's stage work includes such off-Broadway productions as "Album,"
"Poor Little Lambs" and "Getting Out." He
made his Broadway debut in 1983 with Sean Penn in"Slab Boys"
and also starred in the 1986 production of Joe Orton's highly
touted "Loot." More recently, Bacon returned to New
York to appear in Theresa Rebeck's comedy "Spike Heels,"
with Tony Goldwyn and Saundra Santiago.
Bacon's television credits include the American Playhouse version
of Lanford Wilson's play "Lemon Sky," a production in
which he teamed with his wife. Additional credits include "The
Gift" and "Enormous Changes at the Last Minute."
Kevin also plays rhythm guitar, writes songs and tours with his
brother Michael, an accomplished musician and composer, and together
they form the Bacon Brothers.
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