Kevin Bacon

Kevin Norwood Bacon (born July 8, 1958) is an American film and theater actor whose notable roles include Animal House, Diner, Footloose, Flatliners, A Few Good Men, Apollo 13, Mystic River, The Woodsman, Friday the 13th, Hollow Man, Tremors and Frost/Nixon. Bacon has won Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards, was nominated for an Emmy Award, and was named by The Guardian as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. In 2003, Bacon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Description above from the Wikipedia article Kevin Bacon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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A Few Good Men (1992)

ThrillingEpicThought provokingIntense

When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Demi Moore  •  Kevin Bacon

When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Demi Moore  •  Kevin Bacon

Apollo 13 (1995)

BrilliantFast pacedGrippingSmart

The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Bill Paxton  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Gary Sinise

The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Bill Paxton  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Gary Sinise

Balto (1995)

An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wells
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Jim Cummings

An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wells
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Jim Cummings

Beauty Shop (2005)

Far from Chicago, hairdresser Gina Norris has relocated to Atlanta with her daughter and has quickly established herself as a rare talent in her profession. But after repeatedly butting heads with her shady, over-the-top boss, Jorge, Norris sets out to create her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille Woodruff
CAST:  Queen Latifah  •  Alicia Silverstone  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Alfre Woodard

Far from Chicago, hairdresser Gina Norris has relocated to Atlanta with her daughter and has quickly established herself as a rare talent in her profession. But after repeatedly butting heads with her shady, over-the-top boss, Jorge, Norris sets out to create her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille Woodruff
CAST:  Queen Latifah  •  Alicia Silverstone  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Alfre Woodard

Criminal Law (1988)

A rising young attorney successfully defends a man accused of murder, only to have the same type of murder then happen again. Right away the previously defended man hires the attorney again, and although the attorney is quite certain that he is the killer, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Tess Harper  •  Karen Young

A rising young attorney successfully defends a man accused of murder, only to have the same type of murder then happen again. Right away the previously defended man hires the attorney again, and although the attorney is quite certain that he is the killer, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Tess Harper  •  Karen Young

Diner (1982)

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Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their responsibilities, leaving ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Steve Guttenberg  •  Daniel Stern  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Kevin Bacon

Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their responsibilities, leaving ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Steve Guttenberg  •  Daniel Stern  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Kevin Bacon

Flatliners (1990)

Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Julia Roberts  •  Kevin Bacon  •  William Baldwin

Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Julia Roberts  •  Kevin Bacon  •  William Baldwin

Footloose (1984)

When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock after discovering he's living in a place where music and dancing are illegal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  John Lithgow  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Chris Penn

When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock after discovering he's living in a place where music and dancing are illegal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  John Lithgow  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Chris Penn

Friday the 13th (1980)

FunnyViolentBoringThrilling

Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean S. Cunningham
CAST:  Betsy Palmer  •  Adrienne King  •  Harry Crosby  •  Laurie Bartram

Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean S. Cunningham
CAST:  Betsy Palmer  •  Adrienne King  •  Harry Crosby  •  Laurie Bartram

He Said, She Said (1991)

Womanising, right-wing Dan Hanson and quiet, liberal Lorie Bryer work for the Baltimore Sun. Rivals for the job of new writer of a vacant column, the paper ends up instead printing their very different opinions alongside each other, which leads to a similarly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis  •  Marisa Silver
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Nathan Lane  •  Anthony LaPaglia

Womanising, right-wing Dan Hanson and quiet, liberal Lorie Bryer work for the Baltimore Sun. Rivals for the job of new writer of a vacant column, the paper ends up instead printing their very different opinions alongside each other, which leads to a similarly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis  •  Marisa Silver
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Nathan Lane  •  Anthony LaPaglia

Hollow Man (2000)

Cocky researcher, Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and he's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is – no-one can determine how to make him visible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Elisabeth Shue  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Josh Brolin  •  Kim Dickens

Cocky researcher, Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and he's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is – no-one can determine how to make him visible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Elisabeth Shue  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Josh Brolin  •  Kim Dickens

JFK (1991)

BrilliantDramaticEmotionalInsightful

Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon

Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon

Murder in the First (1995)

Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in complete darkness ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Rocco
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Gary Oldman  •  Embeth Davidtz

Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in complete darkness ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Rocco
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Gary Oldman  •  Embeth Davidtz

Mystic River (2003)

Adventurous

The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Tim Robbins  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Marcia Gay Harden

The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Tim Robbins  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Marcia Gay Harden

Animal House (1978)

FunnyClassicOriginalClever

At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  John Belushi  •  Tim Matheson  •  John Vernon  •  Tom Hulce

At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  John Belushi  •  Tim Matheson  •  John Vernon  •  Tom Hulce

Novocaine (2001)

A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Atkins
CAST:  Chelcie Ross  •  Steve Martin  •  Laura Dern  •  Lynne Thigpen

A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Atkins
CAST:  Chelcie Ross  •  Steve Martin  •  Laura Dern  •  Lynne Thigpen

Only When I Laugh (1981)

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while staying off the booze.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Marsha Mason  •  Kristy McNichol  •  James Coco  •  Joan Hackett

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while staying off the booze.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Marsha Mason  •  Kristy McNichol  •  James Coco  •  Joan Hackett

Picture Perfect (1997)

A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Gordon Caron
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Jay Mohr  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Olympia Dukakis

A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Gordon Caron
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Jay Mohr  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Olympia Dukakis

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

LightheartedFunnyCleverEnjoyable

An irritable marketing executive, Neal Page, is heading home to Chicago for Thanksgiving when a number of delays force him to travel with a well meaning but overbearing shower ring curtain salesman, Del Griffith.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  John Candy  •  Laila Robins  •  Michael McKean

An irritable marketing executive, Neal Page, is heading home to Chicago for Thanksgiving when a number of delays force him to travel with a well meaning but overbearing shower ring curtain salesman, Del Griffith.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  John Candy  •  Laila Robins  •  Michael McKean

She's Having a Baby (1988)

Clever

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom
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