BACON plays the intriguing title role in Paul Verhoeven's "Hollow
acclaimed body of work that ranges from richly detailed starring roles to
powerful supporting characters, Bacon is recognized as one of the foremost
actors of his generation.
completing filming "Hollow Man," Bacon became the first recipient of
The Film Society Of Lincoln Center's Young Friends Of Films Award.
his native Philadelphia to become the youngest student at New York's Circle In
The Square Theatre. He made his motion picture acting debut as Chip in the 1978
release "National Lampoon's Animal House." The film's mega success led
him to roles as the brilliant, self-destructive Fenwick in "Diner" and
the now-classic dancing rebel in "Footloose," which propelled him to
film roles include "She's Having A Baby," "Criminal Law,"
"The Big Picture," "Tremors," "JFK" and "A
Few Good Men."
he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in "The River
Wild." The next year, he appeared in the hugely successful "Apollo
13." The same year, he was voted Best Actor by The Broadcast Critics
Association and received Best Supporting Actor nominations from both The Screen
Actors Guild and The London Film Critics Circle for his work as a convict on
trial for murder in "Murder In The First."
he turned to film directing with "Losing Chase," starring Helen Mirren,
Bacon's wife Kyra Sedgwick and Beau Bridges. Produced for television's Showtime
and released theatrically, it was honored with three Golden Globe nominations,
including Best Motion Picture Made For Television, and was
spotlighted at both the Sundance and Toronto Film festivals.
subsequently starred in "Sleepers," "Picture Perfect,"
"Telling Lies In America," "Wild Things" and "Digging
"Hollow Man," Bacon was seen in the psychological thriller "Stir
Of Echoes," and as the over-protective father of a shy boy in the well-received
World War II era "My Dog Skip."
made his Broadway debut in 1983 with Sean Penn in "Slab Boys," and
also starred in the 1986 production of the highly touted "Loot." More
recently, he returned to the New York stage in the comedy "Spike
Heels" with Tony Goldwyn. His theatre credits include the off-Broadway
productions of "Album," "Poor Little Lambs," and
"Getting Out," among others.
television work includes the American Playhouse presentation of "Lemon
Sky," "The Gift" and the cable film "Enormous Changes At The
his older brother Michael have a successful band called The Bacon Brothers. The
highly regarded ensemble is extremely successful on the national club circuit
and recently released a second album entitled "Getting There."
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