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The six degrees | Kevin Bacon | TEDxMidwest



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Kevin Bacon has starred in some of the most influential films in cinema history. Ingrained into our popular culture forever, Bacon's films span every genre of the human condition. In true Bacon style, he embraced the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" trivia phenomenon and founded SixDegrees.org, a charitable initiative that links people to charities and each other for the purpose of making a difference..
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A guy like him, nervous, reading from cards, makes me feel like everyone is human...

by Jeff Vader 2 years ago

Bob Dylan once told me, "Never drop a name."

by memoryhero 3 years ago

I never thought of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon as derogatory in any way. I always assumed it meant that he was a seriously hard working actor who connected with a lot of his peers. I'll admit to having seen the first Footloose in theaters... Yep. He's done some really great stuff since then, but I think A Few Good Men is my all-time favorite.

by coda creator 3 years ago

The reason those nerds picked him to base the game on is because he's been in so many movies. The reason he's been in so many movies is, he's a pretty good actor.:)

by joseph gilliand 4 years ago

I wish that number was a part of actors' profiles on IMDb.

by Helgali 3 years ago

Kevin Bacon REALLY IS awesome. In so many ways, a cool guy. And modest too, it seems. But it pained me that no one laughed at a good number of his jokes. What's with that? I thought they were funny. How rude.

by S. O. Rooney 5 years ago

He started with feeling threatened and turned it into empowerment.
That's what brilliant people do.

by Wisconsin Farmer 6 months ago

It's interesting to me how he felt so threatened initially by the game but it really turned out to spread his name and make him more famous. Then eventually he used it to do good things and feed charities.

by Justin Bosley 3 years ago

I'm three degrees from kevin Bacon. Lived with a guy for 3 months in a buddhist monastery in Perth who went to school with Tom Cruise.ย 

by Geralt of Rivia 5 years ago

Kevin Bacon is THE MAN. There is no debate to be had.

by Rich L 4 years ago

I disagree Mr. Bacon. You are an A-lister in my book and you are named after the greatest food ever so you got that going for you too!

by zonechaser1 6 months ago

He mentioned the PSA he did for 9/11 - He donated his time for our company as a spokes person for a PSA for PA victims of 9/11. He was so professional and sincere. The goal was to find the victims and their families in order to get them the resources they need) financial, legal, emotional, etc). I was thrilled he mentioned it! He did it for FREE!!

by Peggie Walsh 2 years ago

I just gained a lot of respect and admiration for Kevin. And I'm definitely gonna check out that site.

by Major Zipf 5 years ago

I was honored to interview Kevin and Michael Bacon in 2001. I was instructed to definitely not mention the game. It's so beautiful how it's all come around. He's a great guy.

by Susan Presley 4 years ago

I literally don't know a single person who doesn't like Kevin Bacon... I mean... It's Kevin Bacon!

by Heather Christie 1 month ago

Just like Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner and many others, Kevin Bacon gets better looking as he ages. Kevin has an acting style that no others match, even John Travolta doesn't play the bad boy as well as Kevin Bacon does. Foot loose is still a favorite.

by Stephen Lawson 3 years ago

He's such a nice person, I've run into him at a restaurant and he definitely recognized my mom and I but couldn't place where from, and smiled at us and waved across the restaurant. It was so cool. We both worked at the Whole Foods he shopped at, and I always gave him the best smoothies after that๐Ÿ˜‚

by Hanna Olson 2 years ago

Nice to see he has as much a sense of humour about "six degrees of Kevin Bacon" as Rick Astley does about "rickrolling".

by T Orrent 4 years ago

True philanthropy is the measure of a man and what he does when no one's looking.

by pathnativejam 3 years ago

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