After spending the majority of his 35 years in the biz starring on the big screen, Kevin Bacon says it was his own viewing habits that inspired him to hit the tube.
“I was finding myself to be more and more of a TV consumer as the quality and writing of the shows seemed to get better and better,” Bacon told press during a recent conference call. “I found myself really knocked out by so many shows.”
If you were around to see the original “Footloose” in 1984, get ready to have a serious sense of déjà vu.
A trailer for the 2011 remake has arrived, and it shows that the new version isn’t straying far from its predecessor. In director Craig Brewer's update, Ren MacCormack moves from Boston to Bomont, a small Southern town where a dance ban has been put into effect following a post-dance car crash.
With help from his love interest, the preacher's daughter Ariel Moore (Julianne Hough), Ren decides to take the ban on. Dennis Quaid stars as Ariel's father, Rev. Shaw Moore.
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.
Lesser known is his Web site sixdegrees.org, which makes it just as easy to connect with nearly two million different charities. Potential donors can search for specific causes or organizations, learn about groups they may not have known about, and find out which celebs are supporting what charities. The site lists assets, revenues and expenses for every group, rating its efficiency and its organization ... even how much the head of each charity is paid.
The site has done so well connecting donors and volunteers with charities that Bacon is set to receive the Joel Siegel Award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association this year. Meryl Streep, who starred with Bacon in "The River Wild" (one degree!), will present the honor at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards on January 15.
Most people want to give to charity, but even when you have money to spare in these tight times, it can be frustrating figuring out how to make sure your donations have as much impact as possible. This site makes that a lot easier. Kudos, Kevin and company.
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