Though he's made over 70 movies—many of them critically acclaimed dramas—Kevin Bacon will forever be known as the guy from "Footloose."
While the 1984 blockbuster made him famous and turned him into a teen idol, Bacon admits it also hurt his career.
"After 'Footloose' I was on a sort of downslide, and my people were recommending that I only do movies when my name was above the title," the "X-Men: First Class" star tells the June issue of Details.
"But I had an agent who said, 'Let's do 'JFK,' and that's what we did," he says. "Four days of work. Was not even close to being my movie. It turned things around for me. From a career standpoint, but also from a personal standpoint, because it's when I said, 'That's what I want to do—I want to act. I don't have to be the lead.'"
Read the full interview with Kevin Bacon in Details
With a "Footloose" remake hitting theaters in October, Bacon feels nostalgic about the movie that put him on the map—even though he almost didn't get the role in the first place.
"What had been going on back then was the producers and the director wanted me, but the head of the studio famously said, 'He's just not f—able.' So they went and did their own screen test," he recalls, adding that he recently viewed footage of his audition. "Watching it, I got a chance to see this kid with this hunger and ambition and energy. There were parts of myself that I didn't even recognize. You could just see that I was going to f—in' go in there and kill it."
More recently, Bacon overcame an even bigger hurdle after he and wife Kyra Sedgwick were bilked out of money in the Bernie Madoff investment scandal.
"I'm not going to say it didn't have its emotional downsides," he tells Details. "But we're both young, and we both had the ability to work and roll up our sleeves and start putting the pieces back together. The truth is that we went through it together."
Married since 1989, Bacon says he couldn't be more content to be in a decades-old committed relationship.
"It's hard to explain, other than to say I like being married to her. I like spending time with her. We have found the right person to be with," he says. "I do think that, as a guy, if you never get a chance to experience more than one partner, that's going to be a really tough road. Luckily, I did."
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I will give him 20 dollars for it.
All of u should stop saying bad comments or bad things because like one of my favorite says " what goes around comes around" so if u are talking crap bout someone it will happen to u twice as bad or worse. so leave kevin bacon along the movie footloose was a great movie he made i liked to watch the movie when i feel like dancing
27 years later who cares? And the remake will go over like a lead balloon. No question. Hey, movie-makers: You're supposed to remake BAD movies...
It must be fun to see Footloose again. K. Bacon seems like a good, decent man all around. I absolutely love him in Taking Chances, and what a movie too!
Leave kevin bacon alone and get a life people if the only think u will do is talk crap or say he sucks or something if u dont have nothing good to say then dont comment
It's a sad Monday for me, my man left me after he found out about the affair with the guy who cooks the fries. Even worst he fired me so now it's back to my old job, tricking wit biznissmen out on the avenue.
everyone that are leaving comments on here that doesnt like kevin bacon get a life because it noticed u dont have one if u r talking u crap.... kevin bacon is awsome i liked all the movies he came out in my two favorite movies i liked from kevin bacon r "footloose" and "taking chance" ......
Kim, you seem like an aggressive "bull" and Im turned on. Give me your phone number so we can get together and scissor or I could just lick your hairy coo-ter.
OMG so many gay men commenting in here is disgusting!
What's so digusting? The fact that they are gay or the comments they make.
I like it up my butt.
Good actor, gotta admit, and was awesome in Tremors.
Huge kevin bacon news. he will b replacing downey jr in iron man 3. also john goodman will replace don cheadle. i am so happy, im shaking right now. bless u bacon man!
Revenge of the sow....kevin bacon was the keyboard player in the cantina. And he made a cameo in the empire likes fat...he was the the one stormtrooper that got shot in the beginning....the white one.
I thought that was him.
Footloose was an awesome movie when it first hit and I was dancing along with you Kevin. I was a kid enjoyed it so much. U are so good in lot good movies. Keep up good work!
the Baconator strikes again!
BAAAAAAACON!!!!! He was awesome in star wars!
Show your respect and be positve, and congradulate him. Keep up the good work Mr. Bacon
Do you think Kevin Bacon could do a kosher commercial for Hebrew National?
You guys have named over 11 of his films just during your feedback....he's been in more than 25, and if anyone actaully ran into him on the street, you would all feel a sense of envy, because he is doing something that each of us dreams to do....and that is to be "famous"
I met mr bacon on the weekend...and mr egg and ms toast...mmmmm
I love a good slab of bacon....!...with some fried tater...or caramel popcorn with bacon in the caramel...I wonder if...when kevin goes to the butcher shop...the deli person says...would you like a pound of bacon mr. Bacon? I bet that cooks his temper red hot everytime. I've never seen footloose...but I have heard the song.
I want a hug too :(
I personaly would'nt want too watch foot loose without kevin Bacon. I think that he is the movie and i would'nt enjoy it with any body else playig his role. Stop making sequals without to orignal actors.
I love it when a star says a role has held him back. He won't have any other roles if it wasn't' for his footloose fame. Note so much a Kevin Bacon fan anymore.
im not kevin bacon fan....but i do like the values he brings to hollywood....i tired of listen..reading headlines about hollywood scandals...who's screwing who....think thats y the main stream is flockin to relity tv..theree tired of hearing it....tired of seen actors shipp millions of dollrs over seas when american familiess our struggling...
Stop being so jealous of his success and make your own. Say what you think but you're not a movie critic.
Scott: if you go into any mall and shout out any name, trust me, everyone would turn their heads period. lol. Good try though.
I appreciate who ever put that bull.... Under my name kiss my ... GET A.......LIFE .......IN fact I make more money in a 16hr day u c in a wk. Perhaps u @ Kevin attend the same rehab.....
I'd have let you be if you were at least trying harder to properly troll. There's no excuse for laziness. But I forgive you, come here and give me a hug man.
These two people are in my favorite category in the entertainment industry. And the fact that they are married so long is amazing. Thank you Mr. Bacon for sharing your talent with us.
Please tell Kyra that her show is watched by my whole family.
@Scott D, I don't think I would do that. They might arrest me for shouting out his name at the mall. However, I will yell COOKIES just to see all the fat people run all over the place looking for them...NOW THAT WOULD BE FUN!
N hav any of u accomplished 1/2 of wat he did or hav tht kind of $ or did any1 of u hav to always b n th public eye 24/7 (NOT) SO STOP UR BITTERNESS AGAINST SOME1 WHO HAS BEEN N TH INDUSTRIE SINCE HE WAS YOUNG & HE CAN STILL KNOCK IT OUT OF TH PARK & WAT.....TH GREEN EYED MONSTER IS SHOWIN & SO IS UR "ENVY"
I've heard Kevin specifically say in interviews that he he can't stand people who type in all caps. He'd be ashamed of you behaving like this.
Mad R@pist, you're a stain. How about you just commit suicide and put us all out of our misery.
Pork and beans! I fell down and broke my record player and my foot is now loose. Bacon is so good. Lets all go eat a pound with a side of mustard.
Look u all need to get a life dont u have anything else to talk about..LOOK IN TH MIRROR CAZ MOST OF YOU ARE LACKING IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER...KEVIN YOU KEEP GOIN AS LONG AS U CAN,U R A GOOD ACTOR & DID ALOT OF GREAT MOVIES.....GOD BLESS YOU......
A good guy and a good actor.
Just because it fits in your mouth, doesn't mean you should put it there
I liked him in A Few Good Men. His wife looks like Corey Feldman.
To the critics; i dont know any of you and you dont know me,but if you go into a mall and yell " Kevin Bacon " every head will turn and people will come running.he is a first rate actor.actors come and go but very few have his " staying power ". rock on Kevin. GOD BLESS
Requiem for a Dream sucked. If I want to watch a bunch of drug addicts in action, I'll drive downtown.
Internet forums are the perfect example of why I was right in trying to exterminate the untermenschen.
He was great as Ferris Bueller in that one movie.
Justin timberlake should play a brokeback cowboy!! f.ag
I've never seen Footloose, but I like Kevin Bacon. I have seen him in quite a few films, such as Wild Things, The River Wild, and Where the Truth Lies. He's an excellent actor. And his strategy of not headlining movies is a real payoff to movie watchers. Less screen time is sometimes more. (Steve Buscemi and Christopher Walken also come to mind, although I believe they have tried to headline a few times.)
I've never seen Footloose, but I like Kevin Bacon. I have seen him in quite a few films, such as Wild Things, The River Wild, and Where the Truth Lies. He's an excellent actor. And his strategy of not headlining movies is a real payoff to movie watchers. Less screen time is sometimes more. (Steve Buscemi and Christopher Walken also come to mind, although I believed they have tried to headline a few times.)
If I don't wipe after a muddu drop, I get a strip of bacon in my panties. Kevin Bacon, that is!!
Never saw this movie. Started to at one time but just couldn't get into it. Nothing against kevin bacon because i liked one or two of his movies. Vixen i want to wrestle you, pin you down and eat you up but i wouldn't want to hurt you, wink.
I loved the movie footloose... kevin bacon was awsome in this movie.... it made me dance .....Footloose is my number one favorite movie
Loose? Footloose? I wanted to kick off my Sunday shoes...
Ummm and watch everybody cut
Footloose was before my time but its still a decent flick. But I won't waste what little bit of money I make to go see a remake. Boo Hollywood! Come up with new movies and storylines. Im tired of played out remakes!
Freyja i believe is the greatest goddess
Ragnorok is fixin 2 b upon us i will c all me brothers n valhalla when the valkeries take me there
thought he was gd n mystic river with sean penn n tim robbins
@freyja r u my sister lol hail odin the allfather im from white wolf kindred of asatru n nebraska how bout u
Kevin's best role, by far, was in "Taking Chance". He's come a long way since the 80's. I hope we all grow with time to hone our individual skills and talents as well.
it's boring, get to that http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM
He talks about how happy he is with his wife. So naturally, they'll be divorced in 6 months.
If u look at the story line the life of a preacher daughter. Kevin u are a hottie do a remake. Look at the churches sermon now the new age. I am 48 and been thru a bad economy my life has been a movie. Stay hot, do the movie w john travolta
Kevin Bacon wasn't in Footloose. Nope, no, sorry, look it up.
I'm only three degrees of separation from Kevin bacon.
No matter what people say now I still think Kevin Bacon is just as hot asBrad Pitt even hotter.
Hey Kevin, remember when you were in Footloose? And you said "Let's daaaaance!" and everyone started dancing? Remember that? That was awesome!
lonepunman, you pessimistic, alienated, crusty curmudgeon, I think I love you...
I see both your points on some things. I can't judge too hard because I'm no saint. Well enjoy your weekend.
Correction..breeze. God forbid someone makes a typo on here the almighty a$$h0les have $h!t to say. Funny how they think they are so perfect..lol. Have a nice day a$$h0les.
...see? Exactly my point....we've entered an age in which no one can EVER make a mistake, be human or flawed, and that we must all submit ourselves to the judgements and criticisms of our mental inferiors (due to their numbers)....
I am a butt pirate and I love to pack da fudge!! I am lookin for some gayboyz to pump in da plump rump!! Drop me your digits and we can get down and get bizzy!!
@Just the facts..Who are you talking to?
@Nick: You made that choice being in a relationship 8 years. Many more girls will come that will make you feel how you feel for your present girlfriend.
I am a loser that can't spell! I dropped out of 6th grade and now mop floors at my local adult book store! My previous posts make no sense. I also am a gay lezbo!!
Geezes you are depressing. Stop taking life so serious. Yes you wish for the thinning of the herd but you just might be in the first ten for lights out. Relax and laugh a bit. Laughing is good for the soul. Go have a drink with your boys and shoot the beeze :).
@trolol. u got a problem with that? tired of them kind of remarks. so stfu clown.
Olaf sing berserker, girls think s3xy.
Actually, I'll always remember Kevin Bacon as the guy from Tremors. that flick scared the bejesus out of me when i was a kid!
He forgot to mention another thing he did to overcome the fct that he was not perceived as hot, exposing himself in his movies. He is one of few American actors that like showing off his weewee. I of course don't mind seeing it at all!
LOVED the River Wild! Thank you............you charm and then hit Meryl Streep with your dark side. Very well done!
Really? That was in the top 5 worst movies ever on my list. I love Streep but even she was awful in it.
Talk about blowing smoke up kevin Bacon,s a**, this reporter must have been needing an enterview. To say that footloose was a blockbuster? Now the man that was doing the dancing he,s my f***ing hero! Get bent all of you.
Yea, I just can't help crying about all those poor little millionares who thought they had an inside track to MORE millions only to find out they were chumps. Boo hoo hoo.... Weep for the po' widdle rich folk who got the shaft from one of their own. Waaaaaaa!!!
Are muslims allowed to watch Kevin Bacon movies? Or are they haram?
My grandmother, who recently passed away, was a huge Kevin Bacon fan. When she came to NYC from Kansas she unbelievably ran into Kevin and his family in a store.
He could have been annoyed and snippy like many celebs might. But he was extremely kind and generous with his time. The photo he took with her was one of her prized possesions.
Thanks Kevin – you are a good person.
Hay guess what the new movie is gonna be,brainloose. Im,thinking you should stay retired in the rehabit.
Kevin u need to stay your but on retirement at the rehabit. Give it up!! Hay I heard they got a new movie out"brainloose"
It is hard to be an actor, guys. It's hard.
Why don't you try it before you bag on it. I don't hear Duane Reed employees crying about a long week.
Quit being a bunch of martyrs.
He was also great n mystic river
Still lookin 4 a lady people lol u rock KB NOW GET ME A WOMAN lol
He was da bomb in "Stir of Echos". Great drama/mystery and was worth the price of admission!
When they use the phrase "My people", it makes me gag. It's like a 90's hollywood phrase, that only someone really stupid would use. Sorry dude, your still f....able I guess
(or at least you were when you were prancing around in little tight pants LOL)
Can I get some beggin strips? My dog is hungry
Kevin would be good in a comedy role – there'd be a lot of crackling. Somebody stop me... Also, I wonder if he might hog the limelight or even hoc the award he wins....too funny eh?
No, craig, not even remotely funny. Please don't quit your day job.
Kevin bacon is extremely jive.footloose was extremely gay.
footloose is a classic but i do need a lady im a gd lookin guy any takers lol
How about Wild Things...got to see his schlong, which ain't half bad!
@ Lonepunman....LOL AND LMAO!!! Best post I think I've EVER read. Couldn't have said it NEARLY as good as you! Kuddos! And thanks for making my night. That was just a great post.
Diddos to you BEVIN KACON! I am bored and read all these useless comments.
Anybody else think that was a weird interview? Maybe I'm just tired, but kevin's responses were odd.
What about Hollow Man ?
Kevin appears to be really thin in this picture. Does anyone know if he does a little something on the side? If you know what I mean. Maybe that's the reason for the sometimes odd answers. He could stand to put on 25lbs and would look a little better.
P.S. I thought Hollow Man was awesome and didn't get the recognition it deserved.
Reading feedback comments from the general public on this site is like the A/V club teacher setting up a video camera in a high school classroom, then having to leave the room unexpectedly... Yes, you're bound to get something on tape, and sure, some of it might be evaporatively chuckle worthy for a moment or two, however, at the end of the day all that you've got is 50mins of fart and dick jokes delivered by the same low-brow retards who take shop all 4 years and think everything they do is hilarious (and that you should think so to).
No matter what the topic is (or isn't) these same cynical, critical-of-everyone else bleacher dwellers in life, who have of course accomplished nothing of import in their own existence (much less worked as hard or accomplished as much of a career as Kevin Bacon has, regardless of whether you "like" him or his looks) can of course be counted on to pass judgement on anything and anyone and make uninformed observations about the entire lives of others. Frankly, reading feedback forums makes me nostalgic for global plagues ( and perhaps its time once again to thin the herd a bit).
Pretty insightful and good analogies. I would agree. Except don't want a global plague....
I agree with your perspective for the most part. However, global plagues as a solution is somewhat harsh for a couple of reasons:
1) The plagues, unfortunately, remove a lot of the people that are part of the solution as well.
2) They don't remove the ALL of the moronic idiots, just some of them
What is Jewesh Sam? I've never heard of jewesh before.
Hollywood is jewesh they own it and u pay for it.
Sadly I can't think of too many other movies that really moved me that much, braveheart maybe but that's pretty much a given. Sure there have been a lot of movies I've enjoyed but none that really struck me as exceptionally memorable. Perhaps some of it has to do with all the computer generation stuff. I think the lord of the rings would've been a lot better if it'd been done more like Cleopatra. Yeah I know some of the stuff had to be done with computers but a lot of it didn't.
Haven't seen requiem so I can't say much about it. If I had to pick a movie over the past ten years or so it'd probably be Robin Williams' What dreams may come.
Kevin bacon is a good actor. He doesn't seem as stuck up as allot of the actors in hollywood walking around in wearing expensive clothes,etc. And also doesn't demand being the lead actor in every movie he's in.
Just saw Bacon in HBO's TAKING CHANCE. Will remember that one for a long time.
I'm not a big fam of clint eastwood's westerns usually but those two were exceptional. The rest he made I can pretty much do without.
Parts maybe but the end was worth it. Did forget a couple other westerns around that time though unforgiven, pale rider and silverado deserved some mention. Not picking these movies because they were westerns mind you it's just that they were as close to "classics" as there's been lately.
Requiem for a dream is probably the best flick I've seen in the last ten years. Who knew Marlon Wayans could actually act. It makes the rest of his "works" all the more shameful though.
Kevin Bacon rocks!
Sorry forgot to erase couple.
No hollywood can't create classics anymore. The only thing they know how to write is dumb a ss sitcom's that aren't funny and reality shows. The last true classics were a couple few westerns, lonesome dove(the first one), Quigley down under, and Tombstone. Of course Tombstone was pretty easy to come up with since it was based on true events with some embellishments. There will never be anymore Casablanca's sad to say.
Quigley down under was an abomination but otherwise I agree with your take on modern cinema.
Quigley down under is such a left Fielder. Haha that's hilarious that you threw that in there. Too bad most won't get it.
Can't hollywood create classics? Safe to stick with prior successes I am sure.
Not hunky enough? They'll say the same about whoever's going to be the male lead in the remake.
What difficult lives they must lead.
I think the problem with casting is that it is men doing the casting. They have no clue of what women consider attractive. They were not sure who to cast in the Nightmare on Elms street movie. It was between Johnny Depp and another well know actor (I think James Brolin) and it took the casting director's daughter to let him know that Johnny Depp was a dreamboat.
I actually liked the bacon brothers. And he was great in that military trial movie A Few Good Men.
Hey! the theme song was the unoffical theme song of my junior prom over 20 years ago. got ta get "footloose"
Wow Tammy. Thats sad...just sad.
Ewww his last name is bacon, I can't stand pigs & don't eat pork. That's why I can not stand police officers either
I can't figure out if you're a moron or just an idiot
I'm sure that Bernie Madoff appreciated the money that he earned on Footloose. "smirk"
I suppose singers wanted to take over the acting so actors had to take over the singing. Oh also forgetting dennis quaid, what's his name that played jack bauer, kevin costner,and joaquin phoenix.
Joaquin Phoenix's singing career and retirement was a joke, literally. Where have you been?
Joaquin Phoenix's music career and retirement from acting was a joke, literally. Where have you been?
Tremors was his masterpiece. The special effects were amazing and the music made me want to dance. I thought it was weird that the pastor wanted to ban geologic seismic measuring.
Love Tremors! Such an awesomely bad movie.
I always thought he was way hot. He is one of the main reasons I came out of the closet. All of his movies are A+
I like how he died in Friday the 13th.......happy!!!
I remember Stir of Echoes and Animal House. Thank you sir, may I have another...
I like how he died in Fridat the 13th.....happy
KEVIN DID A WONDERFUL JOB.HE DANCED GREAT. WAS CUTE IN THE SHOW. THE MUSIC GOT ME MOVING.MAYBE IT WASN'T FOR EVERYONE. COUNTRY MOVIES ARE BY MOST PART NOT FOR ME.BUT I DID LIKE BROKEN BRIDGED.KEVIN YOUR STILL A FOX. MY OPINION ONLY.
Hey guys lay off this man has been in hollywood for twenty five years and just like you he has had ups and downs mostley ups .
I couldnt post on the story about Kervorkian dieing so i figured a story about the movie Footloose was fitting. Not a fan of Kevin but his wife is hot
Hey Kevin, they were right, you aren't.
And Footloose sucked.
Kevin Bacon is a class act, however, his band BLOWS!
Bernie Madoff should get the electric chair for all the people's lives he destroyed.
NHoly bat turds batman.. I didnt know that Kevin had a band too .Whats with this actors. Do they all have to be in a band too. Keanu Reeves, Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp ( he does too right) lol. And does anyone really hear them played anywhere..??
FYI Irene Johnny Depp started out in a band and became an actor because it was more lucative.
I love his band! I've seen them a few times....I dig em a lot. To each his own...
It must have been his desire to expand his acting range that led him to do "Quicksilver."
Just think about the movies the last year, the last 5 years, the last ten! is there a movie that when you watch it again on the saturday afternoon movie on your local channel, that will take you back in time and makee you feel good? is there a song that will trip the vault open and let the memories fall out? there are quite a few songs there in that movie that can still do that, even for those that never seen the movie, can tie a memory to a song.........
This is what happens when you give people license to dance.
Specifically white people.
And when you give black people a license to dance we end up with Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. Or even worse a Tyler Perry movie.
Footloose sucked. Kevin Bacon sucks to.
Too. Not to.
Learn how to spel.
Hey DogBone...learn how top SPELL yourself!
TO not TOP.. my bad.....
No he is so real a guys guy not fake like the other jar head plastic losers in Hollywood.
Lol at all you calling him out on his spelling and you're just as bad.
It's not a spelling error. It is a grammar error.
@Kristen LOL Instant Kharma sucks, huh? LOL
Kristin....things like humor and satire are completely unfathomable elements to the likes of you.
Footloose did suck. What movie with dancing has no black people in it. They should do a remake of it And have Justin Timberlake as the star he would be the perfect balck guy LOL.
Didi you read the article? Quote: "With a "Footloose" remake hitting theaters in October..."
We like Footloose!! The part where it was night and the sherriff was chasing Kevin thru the woods. Kevin couldnt see so be began making a path thru the woods by felling trees. His big weiner slinging from side to side as each tree tumbled to the ground the Kevin using his huge weiner as a pogo stick and boucing away from the sherriff.
WHAT A SCENE!! Kevins Weiner is our hero!
My name is Dirty Joe and these comments are a little too dirty for me.
Let me just say that I love Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. They're a great, relatable couple. Keep up the great work Kevin!
Kevin Bacon is o rich he Shyts $2.00 bills.
Kevin Bacon. Ham and Bacon Sandwich. Soup and Sandwich. Turtle Soup.......
The ol' six degrees of separation!!!!
i like turtles
Yuuuuum I love eating bacon
He is cute and Im hungry. Come here Bacon Boy and feed me.
I just have to post something or else my little world will come crashing down around me. I so self-important.
Hey man, that's not funny, how'd u know I workd there?
I like toast!
If Kevins butthole were to speak at the U.N. we would instanteously have World Peace!
Disgusting. Childish. Inappropriate. Laughed anyway. You guys are jerks. He's right about the one woman thing. People put too much pressure on this dumb high school sweetheart deal. I wasted eight years of my life in that relationship until I found real love with a girl I met at work. I truly believe that if your heart doesn't skip a beat every time she walks into the room, it's not love.
That last sentence sounds like arrhythmia Nick, you may want to get yourself to a cardiologist.
You're infactuated, not in love. Good luck!
What a h0mo. Did she tell you to say that?
Yes, Nick, you're right. I found love with the same girl that you work with and she's a lotta fun.
Something tells me that when you use the pronoun she, you actually mean he.
How old are you Nick? Your comment sounds like you are pretty young. Love is on a much deeper level than that. What you discribed sounds like infatuation or lust not love. Love is wanting to care for someone, wanting to be around them and make their life better.
My guess is premature ventricular contractions. Nothing to worry about generally, but I concur that you should see a cardiologist. At the very least have your primary do a baseline EKG.
EKG? BAH...just have another Faye Biscuit with extra butter.
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