Kevin Bacon Receives Kudos for His Good Deeds
Rather than being annoyed that people enjoyed trying to connect every actor in Hollywood who has worked with him in more than 50 films, the star of Footloose, Diner and Murder in the First launched the SixDegree.org web site. It allows people to support their favorite charities by donating or creating fundraising badges and is a resource for checking out the favorite causes of celebrities and others.
PR Newswire reports that Bacon will be presented with the third annual Joel Siegel Award by his The River Wild co-star Meryl Streep at the at the 15th Annual Critics? Choice Movie Awards on Jan. 15 for his philanthropic efforts. The award is named for the late Good Morning America film critic and BFCA member Joel Siegel.
“Kevin has always held a special place in the hearts of our membership since he won the very first Best Actor Award we ever gave out for ‘Murder in the First’,” BFCA President Joey Berlin said in a statement Tuesday. “The Joel Siegel Award was created to celebrate its namesake’s way of life in the spotlight. It honors a person who understands that the true value of celebrity is as an enhanced platform to do good works for others. Kevin personifies the values celebrated by this award.”
Bacon has for several years been accompanying wife Kyra Sedwick to various awards ceremonies as she has won the Golden Globe and been nominated for several Emmys and Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role on TNT’s The Closer. But last year, he received his own Emmy, Globe and SAG nods for the HBO drama Taking Chance.
The 51-year-old actor has acted in virtually every film genre and played both heroes and villains in a three-decade career that has long balanced starring roles in such films as Apollo 13, Hollow Man and The Woodsman to supporting parts in A Few Good Man, Mystic River and Wild Things.
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