Kevin Bacon quote

"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."

Kevin Bacon

Born: July 8, 1958

Occupation: Actor

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Ninety-five percent of celebrity is good.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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

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

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I have a natural swagger.

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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.

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Clint Eastwood has always been a hero.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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....

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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The greatest justice in life is that your vision and looks tend to go simultaneously.

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

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