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Bill Paxton, Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon [5]

Born:July 8, 1958 (63)
Filmography Rating:7.23 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.95 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.13 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:81.68%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Friday the 13th Uncut [1980](22) => Jack Burrel
Tremors [1990](32) => Valentine McKee
Apollo 13 [1995](37) => Jack Swigert
X-Men: First Class [2011](53) => Sebastian Shaw
R.I.P.D. [2013](55) => Hayes

Trivia that mentions this person:
Friday the 13th Uncut [1980]
  • Kevin Bacon's character, lying in bed with his throat impaled by an arrow, has the blood in his neck making little bubbles. Originally, it was just meant to seep out, but the arrangement of the tube with blood didn't work, and Tom Savini ended up blowing into the tube to make it flow, causing an unintended (but ultimately used) bubbling effect.
    Ghost [1990]
  • When it came time to cast the film, writer Bruce Joel Rubin suggested Patrick Swayze for the role of Sam Wheat. Director Jerry Zucker felt that Swayze was completely wrong for the part. Many actors that included Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Kevin Bacon, Al Pacino, Bruce Willis, Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin were all offered the part but all turned it down feeling that playing a ghost would be cheesy. Zucker then decided to audition Swayze though he thought he would blow the audition. To Zucker's surprise, Swayze did a great audition and he was cast immediately in the part.
    Starman [1984]
  • The role of Starman originally went to Kevin Bacon.
    Tremors [1990]
  • Was originally given an "R" rating by the MPAA not for violence but for language. As an appeal, producers removed all utterances of the "f" word, with the exception of one - when Kevin Bacon shouts "%^@& you!" to the dead graboid.
    X-Men: First Class [2011]
  • Bryan Cranston turned down the role of Sebastian Shaw to be in Drive. For the role of Sebastian Shaw, the filmmakers primarily thought of two actors: Colin Firth and Kevin Bacon. They decided to go with Bacon as he was American and seemed more menacing than Firth.
    Friday the 13th Part III [1982]
  • Several scenes in this film are identical or are like to the scenes in the original Friday the 13th: Debbie sees drops of blood falling from above, she looks up, and a knife goes through her throat. This scene is much like Kevin Bacon's scene in the first film. After Chris thinks she has killed Jason, she goes to sleep in a canoe on the lake much like Alice did in the first film. When Chris awakens in the canoe, Pamela Voorhees comes out of the water and drags her under water much like what Jason did to Alice in the first film.
    Solo: A Star Wars Story [2018]
  • Ron Howard, as usual, cast his brother Clint in a small role. Clint had earlier appeared on an episode of [Star Trek] as a child. Howard had previously directed Apollo 13, which featured Kevin Bacon, a distant cousin of [Star Wars] actor Mark Hamill.
    Tremors 5: Bloodlines [2015]
  • Kevin Bacon had initially expressed interest in returning to the franchise but ultimately decided to pass.
    Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell [2018]
  • This film contains numerous direct references to the original, including: Valerie McKee is a daughter of Valentine McKee (Kevin Bacon) and Rhonda LeBeck (Finn Carter). Valerie calls herself Val (Kevin Bacon's character). A character uses liquid from the top of a tower to distract a graboid from killing someone (Urine here, Rhonda kicking the water tower pipe in the first film). Burt screams "Broke into the wrong god-"darn"ed hanger didn't you, you bastard!?" Where as in the first movie he screams "Broke into the wrong god-"darn"ed rec room didn't you, you bastard!?" after killing his first graboid. Also using the last graboid's momentum against itself (The shipping container here, while the cliff and 'stampede' mechanics in the original).
    Quotes From/About Kevin Bacon
    Kevin BaconI'd really like to get the girl, shoot the gun, drive the car, have fun. I even have these kind of action dreams, where I'm the action guy.