I've made three studio albums and one live one with my brother. It's melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music.— Kevin Bacon
The most fulfilling Kevin Bacon quotes to get the best of your day
I'd love to be a pop idol. Of course, my groupies are now between 40 and 50.
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.
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.
SixDegrees.org is about using the idea that we are all connected to accomplish something good. It is my hope that Six Degrees will soon be something more than a game or a gimmick. It will also be a force for good, by bringing a social conscience to social networking.
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.
A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
I have a natural swagger.
Before Footloose, the things I'd done weren't cute. In Diner I was an alcoholic.
There's something therapeutic about nudity ... Take away the Gucci or Levi's and we're all the same.
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.
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.
Everybody's got bills to pay. Sometimes you see people just go straight for the money, and that's disappointing.
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.
I don't really worry so much about image.
I try to just live my own life, my personal life, to my own sense of morality. In terms of the kinds of characters that I play, well, they could be anything.
There's something therapeutic about nudity.
Clothing is one of the external things about a character. Take away the Gucci or Levi's and we're all the same. But not when the nanny is around. But I will with my wife and kids.
I'm obsessed with zombies. I like watching zombie movies and I read zombie books.
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.
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.
I do struggle with how much and in which way, as an artist or celebrity, that you voice your political views.
There's the most resistance to an actor singing. It's like I'm being disloyal to my industry.
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.
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.
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.
I don't want to stop acting, but acting in some ways is a young man's game.
Ninety-five percent of celebrity is good.
I don't read reviews. I haven't read them for probably 30 years. I can't. When they're bad, they're really rough, and when they're good, they're not good enough. You can always find something to stress over.
I think everybody reacts to entertainment with a different kind of visceral way, probably mostly based on their own personal experiences.
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 hardest gig there is in entertainment is to be the lead in an hour show, especially if it's a show that's blood and guts and fighting. It's rough. I love to work, but to do something different is really exciting.
After so many years it's embarrassing to admit that I don't honestly know how much I want to be directed.
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'.
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 some actor secrets you keep sometimes, and you want to keep.
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.
When it comes to music, it's my clothes, it's my guitar, it's my voice, it's my song.
I did all the dialect work, all my character work completely by myself.
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 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.
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.
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.
Music is a soundtrack for your life. You hear some tune and you just get swept right back to that point in your life.
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 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.
Doing the press, it's part of my job, so I do it with a smile on my face, but I'm not comfortable in the hot seat.
L.A. kind of scares me.
Clint Eastwood has always been a hero.
I always watch rushes. They give me a sense of whether I'm going in the right direction. You work hard and hopefully get encouragement from what you see.
I felt as if I was the brunt of some massive joke at my expense: Can you believe this loser can be connected to Marlon Brando and Katharine Hepburn? But through the years I have learned to tolerate and sometimes embrace the idea. People have asked me if I consider it an honour. Well, all it indicates is that I've been in a lot of movies with a lot of people. And besides that there are plenty of other actors that would work.
My family survived losing money to Bernie Madoff incredibly well compared to others.