Kevin Bacon Quotes (57 Quotes)


    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.

    Heather McDonald's thoughtful Broadway drama, An Almost Holy Picture, ... I was at the theater one night and a woman said to her friend, 'This is a musical, isn't it'

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

    There is a lesson there about greed and it is a lesson I am willing to learn as well. Has it made me a distrustful person? I don't think so. But we probably look a bit more carefully at our financial situation now.

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


    They had me booked on the 'Today' show and they cancelled it because of the NC-17 rating. And I come to find out that none of the other morning shows will have me on.

    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.

    There are some actor secrets you keep sometimes, and you want to keep.

    Ninety-five percent of celebrity is good.

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

    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.

    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.

    Interestingly enough, (a decision of Atom's) is possibly part of the reason why we're unable to over-turn this rating because he chose to shoot it in one master,

    I'm always happier and a better actor when I can really lose myself in a character and become somebody else.


    We knew there would be a certain amount of eye-rolling going on. It was inevitable. But the fact was we always played together. And we figured, look at the upside, people will come to the show because of the celebrity aspect, and then they'll hear great music and we've made a new fan. And that's just what happened.

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

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

    I had done 'Mystic River' and 'The Woodsman' and they were both internalized characters, characters who could hold an awful lot inside, and I thought it might be cool to go back and do something kind of external and showy, ... I also have rarely played an entertainer, and certainly have rarely played a celebrity, so to tap into those two parts of my own personality, I thought, seemed like it might be kind of interesting.

    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.

    I'll be honest with you. My kids don't watch my movies and never have. I can maybe name a film one hand that they've seen, actually, all the way through.

    We have not yet been able to find a single cause for Gulf War Illness and I don't think that we're any closer to thinking that we will find a single cause.

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

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

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

    All agreed that it would be wise to terminate part of the program that was being underutilized, but at least retain one of the areas. It was a good way to resolve it Mount Carmel and the township were on the same page.

    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.

    If something great comes along, that would be fine, but I've really been enjoying the time off and reconnecting with my family,

    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.

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

    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.

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


    I'm not as enamored with actors as I am with musicians, especially like these guys, ... These are some of my heroes, and to be in the same room listening to them play or to what they have to say is fun for me.

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

    There are two types of actors those who say they want to be famous and those who are liars.

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

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

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

    There's an addictive quality to fame and when your celebrity starts to wane, people get a real fear about that, ... And that's why I think sometimes you see people who will put themselves on whatever real weird reality shows or they'll find themselves just back in the paper by doing something horrible. I almost get the feeling that it's better than not being in the paper.

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

    Part of the day would be spent thinking about the act, ... Eventually we brought the band in and had rehearsal space. It was a little frightening because I kept thinking, 'We need to get a choreographer, a music director, a comedy writer.' And Atom kept going back to wanting it to come from us. Ultimately, in a very short time, we had something going for the little bits that are seen of the duo performing in the film, just because we were forced to.


    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'.

    We're famous for going to the hotel rooms and actually cleaning them up.

    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.

    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 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.

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


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