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Kevin Bacon Quotes


An American film and theater actor.
(1958 - )

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

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.
 

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.
 

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

Clint Eastwood has always been a hero.
 

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.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have a natural swagger.
 

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 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 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.
 

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

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


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