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  • Kevin Bacon

    Born on July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

awards & nominations

Taking Chance (2009)

Kevin Bacon as "Lt. Col. Mike Strobl"

Lt. Col. Michael Strobl (Kevin Bacon) volunteers to escort the body of a Marine home to Wyoming.

Golden Globe (2010) Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Emmy (Primetime) (2009) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Frost/Nixon (2008)

Kevin Bacon as "Jack Brennan"

In 1977, three years after the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency, Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) selects British TV personality David Frost (Michael Sheen) to conduct a one-on-one, exclusive interview. Though Nixon believes it will be easy to mislead Frost, and the latter's own team doubts that he can stand up to the former president, what actually unfolds is an unexpectedly candid and revealing interview before the court of public opinion.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Mystic River (2003)

Kevin Bacon as "Sean Devine"

When the daughter (Emmy Rossum) of ex-con Jimmy Marcus (Sean Penn) is murdered, two of his childhood friends from the neighborhood are involved. Dave (Tim Robbins), a blue-collar worker, was the last person to see her alive, while Sean (Kevin Bacon), a homicide detective, is heading up the case. As Sean proceeds with his investigation, Jimmy conducts one of his own through neighborhood contacts. Eventually, Jimmy suspects Dave is the culprit and considers taking the law into his own hands.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Murder in the First (1995)

Kevin Bacon as "Henri Young"

Henry, a small-time criminal sent to Alcatraz, is caught attempting to escape and as punishment, he's put in solitary confinement. Instead of staying the maximum nineteen days, he is kept alone, in the cold and complete darkness for years, only to emerge a madman and a murderer. It's a rookie lawyer who proves Alcatraz is to blame, and that Henry should not be executed.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

The River Wild (1994)

Kevin Bacon as "Wade"

Fast-paced thriller in which a young family on a white-water rafting adventure in Montana are taken hostage by a pair of dangerous fugitives. The rafting holiday - a birthday gift for the New England couple's ten-year-old son - turns into a nightmare when the two armed killers take control and try to force the mother, a proficient rafter, to use her skills to help them escape down the treacherous rapids.

Golden Globe (1994) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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