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I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don't think that's only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that.

I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don't think that's only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that.

Part of being a man is learning to take responsibility for your successes and for your failures. You can't go blaming others or being jealous. Seeing somebody else's success as your failure is a cancerous way to live.

Part of being a man is learning to take responsibility for your successes and for your failures. You can't go blaming others or being jealous. Seeing somebody else's success as your failure is a cancerous way to live.

A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly. ---->>>

I have a natural swagger. ---->>>

There are two types of actors: those who say they don't want to be famous, and those who are liars.

There are two types of actors: those who say they don't want to be famous, and those who are liars.

I don't watch the movies I make, so I haven't seen 'Footloose' since it came out. You see this young, hungry actor, it's pretty fun. I was the only one they screen tested. It was an attempt by the director and producer to talk the head of the studio into hiring me because they didn't want me. ---->>>

Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent.

Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent.

I do struggle with how much and in which way, as an artist or celebrity, that you voice your political views. ---->>>

It does get old to have to always be a monkey in a zoo. I don't know what it's like any more to be anonymous. ---->>>

There are very few things that are purely conceptual without any hard content. ---->>>

My kids don't watch my movies. What I want to do is go home and hug my kids, talk to them and engage with them. ---->>>

As I was coming up on the stage, there was one source that could make or break you, the New York Times. Inevitably there would be one actor singled out for a better review, or worse, than somebody else. The effect of that was cancerous, divisive. ---->>>

I think one of the most pervasive evils in this world is greed and acquiring money for money's sake. Once you have six houses and a plane, it's just about a number. It's never been anything I understood. ---->>>

I'm obsessed with zombies. I like watching zombie movies and I read zombie books.

I'm obsessed with zombies. I like watching zombie movies and I read zombie books.

Clint Eastwood has always been a hero.

Clint Eastwood has always been a hero.

Things could be worse. You remember that, and you go on with your life. ---->>>

Critics can be your most important friend. I don't read criticism of my stuff only because when it's bad, it's rough-and when it's good, it's not good enough. ---->>>

Fame is very much a double-edged sword. ---->>>

I like directing. It takes a lot out of you, but I'd like to do it again - I just have to find a story I want to tell. ---->>>

I just let the work speak for itself. An actor is not afraid to take risks; to put on different hats; to be a good guy, a bad guy, a victim, an abuser. There are all kinds of people in the world, and playing them is what acting is all about. ---->>>

Here's the thing - I mean, I don't act for statues. I really don't. The great thing about winning an award is that it creates opportunities. ---->>>

I would say invisibility would be sort of a fun power to have just to see what it was like to move through the world and not be looked at. ---->>>

I'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. ---->>>

I'm always happier and a better actor when I can really lose myself in a character and become somebody else. ---->>>

I'm a vagabond. I have a suitcase that is ready to go at a moment's notice. The thought of being in one place for a long time, or playing one character for a long time, is terrifying for me. ---->>>

There are people who tell you to shut up because you're just a celebrity, but pundits, talking heads, they're every bit the celebrity and a lot of them aren't any more qualified than the average man on the street. ---->>>

I think of being an actor as kind of a young man's gig. It's emasculating, in a way, people messing with you and putting make-up on you and telling you when to wake up and when to go to sleep, holding your hand to cross the street. I can do it up to a certain point, and then I start to feel like a puppet. ---->>>

If you look at films about becoming a man, coming-of-age movies are made with 12-, 16-, 40-, 50-year-olds... For a guy to feel like he's a 100 percent grown-up is almost like giving up. Like admitting that you're on your way into the grave.

If you look at films about becoming a man, coming-of-age movies are made with 12-, 16-, 40-, 50-year-olds... For a guy to feel like he's a 100 percent grown-up is almost like giving up. Like admitting that you're on your way into the grave.

My dad was an architect, and he wasn't a rich guy, but in our little world in Philadelphia, he was famous. He loved to see his picture in the paper. I wanted to be more famous than him.

My dad was an architect, and he wasn't a rich guy, but in our little world in Philadelphia, he was famous. He loved to see his picture in the paper. I wanted to be more famous than him.

My brother is the lifelong musician; he made the choice to do that when we were very, very young kids. I remember him playing in bands and listening to the music he was writing in the house - he's nine years older than me. ---->>>

I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies. As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that, reaching down into that sadness or anger, is very therapeutic. ---->>>

I always wanted, and still aspire, to be something more than just one thing, just one performance. ---->>>

Gary Oldman is impossible to steal a movie from. He's such a great actor, he's off the hook. I love him. ---->>>

I'd love to be a pop idol. Of course, my groupies are now between 40 and 50. ---->>>

I've made three studio albums and one live one with my brother. It's melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music. ---->>>

If I'm in a situation where someone doesn't recognize me and treats me like everyone else, I'm not used to it. ---->>>

I don't have to do the lead. If I dig a part, I'll do it. ---->>>

I don't read my own reviews and I haven't for probably 15 years. I read other people's reviews, though. ---->>>

L.A. kind of scares me. ---->>>

My family survived losing money to Bernie Madoff incredibly well compared to others. ---->>>

Ninety-five percent of celebrity is good.

Ninety-five percent of celebrity is good.

There are some actor secrets you keep sometimes, and you want to keep. ---->>>

When it comes to music, it's my clothes, it's my guitar, it's my voice, it's my song. ---->>>

When it happened to us and it was all gone overnight, we said, 'We are in this together, we are healthy, our children are healthy and we can work'. ---->>>

With a lot of actors, you've got to chip through the surface to see who the real person is. ---->>>

Before Footloose, the things I'd done weren't cute. In Diner I was an alcoholic. ---->>>

I didn't get into this so I could talk about my work, my movies. You become an actor to act. ---->>>

I do better on the first three takes; I won't be better at 20 takes. ---->>>

I don't want to stop acting, but acting in some ways is a young man's game. ---->>>

I feel like my responsibility as an actor is to make characters as compelling and believable as possible. ---->>>

I think of myself more as a workhorse actor. It will be hot and cold and up and down, but no one will kick me out of the business. ---->>>

I want to see the numbers that prove that show-business marriages are any less successful than other marriages. It's just very public when they fail. ---->>>

I'd always tried not to worry about the size of the role or the size of the film. ---->>>

I've been in silly movies and romantic movies and historic movies. ---->>>

If you're an actor, even a successful one, you're still waiting for the phone to ring. ---->>>

There's the most resistance to an actor singing. It's like I'm being disloyal to my industry. ---->>>

When I go home, I try to raise my children with honesty and integrity and teach them to take care of the world and of each other. ---->>>

There is a lesson there about greed and it is a lesson I am willing to learn as well. Has it made me a distrustful person? I don't think so. But we probably look a bit more carefully at our financial situation now. ---->>>

I try to show compassion to people I come into contact with and try to put good out, as much good as I can. But that's my life; that's not my work. With my work, my job is to walk in another man's shoes. ---->>>

I'll be honest with you. My kids don't watch my movies and never have. I can maybe name a film one hand that they've seen, actually, all the way through. ---->>>

I'm very comfortable being married to an extremely strong, opinionated, and driven woman. But I also sit at the head of the table. I have both of those sides to me. ---->>>

The business that people do in LA on the social level is amazing. You go to a restaurant, bump into this guy or that guy. The next day you get a call, and they want you in their movie. ---->>>

There are two things that create opportunities. One is being involved with something that makes money, and the other is winning awards. And the reason that winning the awards creates the opportunities is because it gives the people who are selling the picture the opportunity to make more money. ---->>>

Some people have therapy, some people are alcoholics or they're in AA. Some people jump out of planes on weekends or find ways to release this kind of thing. And for me, it's acting. I find acting very therapeutic for whatever it is. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 07-08, 1958
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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Occupation: Actor

Kevin Norwood Bacon (born July 8, 1958) is an American actor and musician. His notable films include musical-drama film Footloose (1984), the controversial historical conspiracy legal thriller JFK (1991), the legal drama A Few Good Men (1992), the historical docudrama Apollo 13 (1995), and the mystery drama Mystic River (2003) (wikipedia)