MY ONE AND ONLY
KEVIN BACON is one of the foremost actors of his generation. His
talent for balancing starring roles with powerful supporting characters on both
film and stage has allowed him to build a varied and critically acclaimed body
With the support of his parents, Bacon left his native Philadelphia to become
the youngest student at Circle in the Square Theatre in New York, where he
studied until he made his film debut as Chip in "National Lampoon's Animal
House." This led to roles in "Diner" and "Footloose,"
the later of which propelled him to stardom.
Bacon has proved his talents in a wide range of genres, from action thrillers
to romantic comedies to heavy dramas, and even the occasional musical. His film
credits include "Trapped," John Hughes' "She's Having a
Baby," "Criminal Law," "The Big Picture,"
"Tremors," "Balto," "Hollow Man," "Stir of
Echoes," the sleeper hit "My Dog Skip," "Wild Things,"
"Digging to China," "Telling Lies in America," "Picture
Perfect," Oliver Stone's "JFK" and Rob Reiner's "A Few Good
Men." He also starred in Barry Levinson's "Sleepers" with Brad
Pitt and Robert De Niro, the award-winning "Apollo 13" directed by Ron
Howard, "Murder in the First" (for which he was voted Best Actor by
The Broadcast Critics Association and nominated for Best Supporting Actor by The
Screen Actors Guild and the London Film Critics Circle), "The River
Wild" (for which he was nominated by a Golden Globe). "In the
Cut," Clint Eastwood's "Mystic River" (earning Academy Award and
Golden Globe Nominations for Best Motion Picture), "Beauty
Shop," Atam Egoyan's "Where The Truth Lies," "The Air I
Breathe," "Death Sentence" and "Rails and Ties."
In 2004 Bacon starred in "The Woodsman," a compelling drama that
premiered to great critical acclaim at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals.
He was nominated for an IFP Spirit Award for this role.
Bacon was most recently seen in the political drama "Frost/Nixon,"
directed by Ron Howard, which is based on the award-winning play, and the HBO
film "Taking Chance."
In 1996, Bacon made his directorial debut with "Losing Chase"
starring Kyra Sedgwick, Beau Bridges and Helen Mirren. Produced for Showtime,
"Losing Chase" was honored with three Golden Globe nominations,
including Best Motion Picture Made for Television. The film debuted on Showtime
and was also screened at the Sundance Film Festival and the 1996 Toronto Film
Bacon directed his second film, "Loverboy," which he also produced
and appears in. Based on the acclaimed novel by Victoria Redel, the film stars
Kyra Sedgwich and features appearances by Campbell Scott, Matt Dillon, Marissa
Tomei, and Oliver Platt. "Loverboy" had the honor of opening the Gen
Art Film Festival in New York City.
In January 2000, the Film Society of Lincoln Center honored Bacon for his
extraordinary career in the film industry.
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