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Actor Date and place of birth: July 8, 1958, Philadelphia, USA
American film and theater actor, director and producer, winner of the “Golden Globe” and the Screen Actors Guild Award. Filmed in the Oscar-winning film “Frost Nixon”, “Mystic River,” and in the box office hits “A Few Good Men,” “Tremors,” “Apollo 13”, “Invisible Man.”
Kevin Norwood Bacon was born on July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia. He was one of six children of a primary school teacher and political activist Ruth Hilda Holmes. His father, Edmund Bacon was a respected architect for a long time, he headed the city commission on geplanu. In 16 years, Kevin Bacon and received a scholarship for five weeks left in the Governor’s School of Art in Pennsylvania, where he studied drama. This internship definitively reinforced his choice of profession.
Kevin Bacon self-determination: “I wanted from life something real. He believed that business – the devil, and in the arts and creative self-expression, there is something divine. Coupled with the huge ego that led to the birth of the actor. ”
At 17, Kevin left home in New York to make a theatrical career. In 1978 he made his film debut in the comedy “The Menagerie”, it was followed by small roles in theater and on television, for example, in the series “Guiding Light.” He was asked to star in a TV series based on the “Menagerie”, but filming had to take place in California, and he refused, so as not to move away from the New York theater scene. The actor had to earn a waiter to make ends meet.
In 1982, his efforts led to the first success: Kevin received a theatrical prize, and soon made his debut in the play on Broadway, where his partners became more unknowns Sean Penn and Val Kilmer. In the same year, he brilliantly played the role in the “diner”, and Kevin Bacon spoke of criticism. In 1984 Bacon starred in the drama about the life of “Free” teenagers. The film became a box office hit, and Kevin’s picture appeared on the cover of People Magazine.
To prepare for filming, Kevin “enrolled” in the school under an assumed name and spent the day watching the teenagers.
However, success has a downside: Bacon began to offer the same type of role. The actor, on the contrary, sought for itself in unexpected ways. He starred in several comedies: “She’s Having a Baby” (1988), “The Big Picture” (1989).
In 1990, Kevin Bacon was again on horseback, playing a major role in the comedy thriller, which has become popular on the underground monsters “Tremors” and also appeared in the commercially successful student drama “Flatliners.”
He was ready By 1991 Bacon abandon major role in the large-scale Hollywood films in favor of character roles. The turning point in his career was the cameo gay prostitutes in the historical drama “John F. Kennedy: Shots in Dallas.” This was followed by a bright part in the military prosecutor of the judicial drama “A Few Good Men.”
In 1994, Bacon received his first nomination for the “Golden Globe” for his role in “The Wild River”, where he played with his favorite actress Meryl Streep. In 1995, he appeared in the blockbuster movie “Apollo 13”.
In 1996, viewers could see the actor in two opposite genres: grim psychological thriller “Sleeping” and the romantic comedy “Picture Perfect”. In 1998, he appeared in a small but memorable role in the erotic thriller “Wild Things,” which he also produced. The big success was the main role in the sci-fi film “Invisible”, released in theaters in 2000. In 2003 Bacon starred in two psychological thrillers: “Lumberjack” and “Mystic River.” In melodrama “Where the Truth Lies” (2005) he became partners with Colin Firth and Rachel Blanchard. In 2008, Bacon played the US President Nixon’s assistant in the historical drama “Frost Nixon”.
In 2009, Bacon made a triumphant return to television. The role of the officer in the TV drama “Taking Chance” on HBO earned him the “Golden Globe”, Screen Actors Guild Award and a nomination for the “Emmy”.
His next work was the role of the villain in the fantasy blockbuster “X-Men: First Class.”
Since 1988, Kevin Bacon married to actress Kyra Sedgwick. They met during the filming of the movie “Lemon Sky”. Together they starred in “Pirates,” “Murder in the First,” “woodcutter” and video will.i.am «It’s a New Day». “Pet” The film became their family affair: apart from the fact that the spouses have played in it, Kevin played the role of a producer and director. He also became the director of the series “Snoop”, in which his wife starred. The couple has two children: son Travis Sedgwick Bacon (born 1989) and daughter Ruth Bacon Soucy (born in 1992). Family-Sedgwick Bacon lives in Manhattan.
In 1995, Kevin and his brother Michael founded the band The Bacon Brothers. They have released six albums and regularly give concerts in the United States.
In 2003, on Hollywood Boulevard star Kevin Bacon has been opened.
In 2001, Kevin Bacon received the “Blockbuster” prize for the “invisible”. He was nominated for the “Emmy” for his role in “Taking Chance.”
In 2004 he won the John Cassavetes. In 1995, Empire magazine included him in the list of “Sexiest stars in history.”