STIR OF ECHOES
KEVIN BACON is one of the foremost actors of his generation, having proven his talents in a wide range of film genres, from action thrillers to romantic comedies to heavy dramas, and even the occasional musical
is one of the foremost actors of his generation, having proven
his talents in a wide range of film genres, from action thrillers
to romantic comedies to heavy dramas, and even the occasional
musical. His talent for balancing starring roles with powerful
supporting characters has allowed him to build a varied and critically
acclaimed body of work.
Bacon began production this spring in Los Angeles on Paul Verhoeven's
The Hollow Man, a big-budget Columbia Pictures drama about
an invisible man. Besides Stir of Echoes, he will also
be seen this year in My Dog Skip, from Warner Brothers.
In 1998, Bacon was seen in Wild Things, a stylish thriller directed
by John McNaughton, and Digging to China, Timothy Hutton's
feature directorial debut. In 1997, Bacon also starred in two
films: Fox's Picture Perfect and an indie film, Telling Lies
In 1996, he directed his first film, Losing Chase, a cable
movie for Showtime, starring his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, Beau Bridges
and Helen Mirren. That film was honored with three Golden Globe
nominations, and was also screened at the prestigious Sundance
and Toronto film festivals.
That same year, Bacon also reunited with Diner director Barry
Levinson in Sleepers, co-starring alongside Brad Pitt,
Robert De Niro and Jason Patric in the Warner Brothers film.
In 1995, Bacon starred in one of the year's biggest hits, Ron
Howard's Apollo 13, co-starring with Tom Hanks, Gray Sinise
and Bill Paxton. That year, he also received great critical praise
for his performance as a mentally challenged man on trial for
murder in Murder in the First. Bacon was voted Best Actor
by the Broadcast Critics Association for that performance, and
also received Best Supporting Actor nominations from both the
Screen Actors Guild and the London
Film Critics Circle. The previous year, 1994, Bacon was nominated
for a Golden Globe for his role in The River Wild, alongside
Other roles during Bacon's career include the brilliant, but self-destructive
Fenwick in Levinson's Diner; the dancing rebel in Footloose;
an overly expectant father in John Hughes' She's Having a Baby;
a disarming, psychotic killer in Criminal Law; a film student/director
in The Big Picture; a hapless handyman cowboy in Tremors;
and the voice of the title character in Steven Spielberg's animated
film Balto. Bacon also made memorable appearances in Oliver Stone's
JFK and Rob Reiner's A Few Good Men.
Bacon's acting career began when he left his native Philadelphia
with the support of his parents and became the youngest student
at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York. While there,
he eventually made his film debut as Chip in the legendary comedy,
National Lampoon's Animal House. That led to acclaimed
roles in Diner and Footloose, the latter of which
propelled him to stardom.
Kevin Bacon is also an accomplished stage actor. His stage work
includes such off-Broadway productions as Album, Poor Little
Lambs, and Getting Out. He made his Broadway debut
in 1983 alongside Sean Penn in Slab Boys, and also starred
in the 1986 production of Joe Orton's highly-touted play, Loot.
More recently, Bacon returned to New York to appear in Theresa
Rebeck's comedy, Spike Hee
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