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Biography #2 (for Frost/Nixon)

Kevin Bacon has appeared in more than 50 films over the past 30 years, encompassing both mainstream hits and acclaimed independent features. He most recently starred in the thriller Death Sentence and completed filming My One and Only, with Renée Zellweger, New York, I Love You and the HBO feature Taking Chance, the true story of marine officer Michael Strobl, a military escort assigned to accompany the body of a soldier killed in Iraq on his journey to his hometown.

Bacon earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his performance in the controversial 2004 drama The Woodsman, which he also executive produced. He also shared in a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Motion Picture Cast as part of the cast of 2003's Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood. He previously garnered a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in Curtis Hanson's 1994 thriller The River Wild. The following year, he received a SAG Award nomination and won a Critics' Choice Award from the Broadcast Film Critics for his work in Murder in the First. In 2000, Bacon became the first honoree of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Young Friends of Film.

A native of Philadelphia, Bacon was the youngest student at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York. His early efforts on film included memorable performances in the comedy hits National Lampoon's Animal House and Barry Levinson's Diner. However, it was his starring role in Herbert Ross' smash hit Footloose that propelled Bacon to stardom.

Bacon's long list of film credits also includes John Hughes' She's Having a Baby, Martin Campbell's Criminal Law, Christopher Guest's The Big Picture, Ron Underwood's Tremors, Joel Schumacher's Flatliners, Oliver Stone's JFK, Rob Reiner's A Few Good Men, Barry Levinson's Sleepers, David Koepp's Stir of Echoes, Jay Russell's My Dog Skip, Paul Verhoeven's Hollow Man, Luis Mandoki's Trapped and Atom Egoyan's Where the Truth Lies.

In 1996, Bacon made his directorial debut with the Showtime movie Losing Chase, starring Helen Mirren, Beau Bridges and Bacon's wife, Kyra Sedgwick. The film received three Golden Globe Award nominations, including Best Motion Picture Made for Television, and also screened at the Sundance and Toronto International film festivals. Bacon more recently directed and produced the 2005 feature Loverboy, in which he also appeared with Sedgwick, Campbell Scott, Matt Dillon, Marisa Tomei and Oliver Platt. Bacon has also directed two episodes of Kyra Sedgwick's hit TNT series The Closer.

Bacon's television credits include the movies The Gift, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, the 1984 remake of Mister Roberts and the American Playhouse production of Lanford Wilson's play Lemon Sky, which first teamed him with Sedgwick.

On the stage, Bacon made his Broadway debut in 1983's The Slab Boys, with Sean Penn. Three years later, he starred in Joe Orton's acclaimed play Loot. In 2002, Bacon returned to Broadway to star in the one-man show An Almost Holy Picture. His stage work also includes such off-Broadway plays as Album, Poor Little Lambs, Getting Out and Spike Heels.

Teamed with his older brother Michael, Bacon is one half of The Bacon Brothers, a successful band with a sound they describe as Forosoco (a combination of folk, rock, soul and country), which was also the title of their debut CD. The Bacon Brothers have since recorded three more CDs and also released a concert CD. Their new CD, New Year's Day, will be released in November. At the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, Bacon launched SixDegrees.org, a new Web site that encourages online donations to a variety of worthwhile causes, creating a philanthropic social network.

Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Frost/Nixon" (07-Dec-2008)


Biography #3 (for Beauty Shop)

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. His talent for balancing starring roles with powerful supporting characters has allowed him to build a varied and critically acclaimed body of work. 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 latter of which propelled him to stardom.

Kevin Bacon's film credits include Trapped, John Hughes' She's Having a Baby, Criminal Law, The Big Picture, Tremors, Balto, Hollow Man, David Koepp's Stir of Echoes, the sleeper hit My Dog Skip, Wild Things, Digging in 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, 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 for a Golden Globe), and Jane Campion's In the Cut.

Kevin most recently starred in Clint Eastwood's Mystic River, which opened the 2003 New York Film Festival and received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Picture.

Kevin can now be seen in The Woodsman, a compelling drama that premiered to great critical acclaim at 2004's Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. He was recently nominated for an IFP Spirit Award for this role.

In 1996, Kevin 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 Festival.

Kevin recently directed his second film, Loverboy, which he also produced and appears in. Based on the acclaimed novel by Victoria Redel, the film stars Kyra Sedgwick and features appearances by Campbell Scott, Matt Dillon, Marissa Tomei, and Oliver Platt.

On Broadway, Kevin starred in a one-man show, An Almost Holy Picture, a Roundabout Theatre Company production written by Heather McDonald. Kevin played Samuel Gentle, a church groundskeeper and ex-priest whose daughter is born with congenital hypertrichosis lanuginosa (lanugo), a rare condition that covers her body in hair. He takes you through his journey with faith and a person's relationship with God. Kevin's stage work also includes such Off-Broadway productions as Album, Poor Little Lambs, and Getting Out. He made his Broadway debut in 1983 with Sean Penn in Slab Boys, and also starred in the 1986 production of Joe Orton's highly-touted play Loot. He also starred in Theresa Rebeck's comedy Spike Heels with Tony Goldwyn and Saundra Santiago.

Bacon's television credits include the American Playhouse version of Lanford Wilson's play Lemon Sky, a production that teamed him with his future wife. Other television credits include the The Gift and the cable film Enormous Changes at the Last Minute. With his older musician brother Michael, Kevin is the other half of The Bacon Brothers, ?a successful band with a sound that Kevin describes as Forosoco (which is the title of their first album): Folk, Rock, Soul and Country. Already highly regarded and hugely successful on the national club circuit, they have recorded 3 CD's and recently released a double-live album and concert DVD.

In January 2000, the Film Society of Lincoln Center honored Kevin for his extraordinary career in the film industry.

Bacon resides with his wife and two children in New York.

Bio courtesy MGM for "Beauty Shop" (07-May-2005)


Biography #4 (for Mystic River)

Kevin Bacon is one of the foremost actors of his generation, building an acclaimed body of work through richly detailed starring roles and powerful supporting characters. His recent films include starring roles in Paul Verhoeven's science-fiction thriller Hollow Man, Trapped, My Dog Skip and Stir of Echoes, a psychological thriller directed by David Koepp.

In 1998 Bacon starred in Wild Things, a stylish thriller co-starring Matt Dillon and Neve Campbell, and Digging to China, Timothy Hutton's directorial debut.

In 1997 Bacon starred with Jennifer Aniston in the romantic comedy Picture Perfect. He made his directorial debut in 1996 on the Showtime project Losing Chase, starring Kyra Sedgwick, Beau Bridges and Helen Mirren. Honored with three Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture Made for Television, the project also screened at the Sundance Film Festival. The same year Bacon reunited with his Diner director Barry Levinson for Sleepers, starring with Brad Pitt, Jason Patric and Robert De Niro.

Other film projects include Telling Lies in America, Ron Howard's critically acclaimed Apollo 13, An Almost Holy Picture, Murder in the First and The River Wild, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

Bacon has crafted countless other feature roles, such as the brilliant but self-destructive Fenwick in Barry Levinson's Diner (which was executive produced by Mark Johnson), the dancing rebel in Footloose, an overly expectant father in She's Having a Baby, a disarming psychotic killer in Criminal Law, a film student/director wooed by Hollywood in The Big Picture, a hapless handyman in Tremors and the voice of the title character in Steven Spielberg's animated film, Balto, in addition to memorable roles in Oliver Stone's JFK and Rob Reiner's A Few Good Men. Bacon made his film debut as Chip in National Lampoon's Animal House.

With his older, musician brother Michael, Kevin is the other half of The Bacon Brothers, a successful band with a sound that Kevin describes as Forosoco (which is also the title of their first album) - Folk, Rock, Soul and Country. Already highly regarded and hugely successful on the national club circuit, they just released their third CD, Can't Complain.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Mystic River" (18-Oct-2003)


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