12 Degrees of Kevin Bacon by FlaxmanR

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Questions:

As of 2015, Kevin Bacon is actually ranked just 411th on the Oracle of Bacon’s list of most linkable actors, or “Center of the Hollywood Universe.” Identify the actor who currently tops this list, whose 392 IMDb credits as of this writing include Star 80, Runaway Train, and The Specialist.

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Eric Roberts

In a relatively rare example of two well-known actors staying together for decades, Bacon has been married to this actress since 1988.

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Kyra Sedgwick

Bacon can be seen here in his first screen role in what film?

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(National Lampoon's) Animal House

Bacon hosted the February 9, 1991 episode of Saturday Night Live. What band was that episode’s musical guest, playing the songs “Bitter Tears” and “Suicide Blonde” during the appearance?

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INXS

Although the real man described Peter Morgan’s script as “complete fiction,” Bacon played this retired Marine Reserve colonel, Vietnam veteran, and Richard Nixon’s post-presidency chief of staff in the film version of Frost/Nixon.

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Jack Brennan

Another, more unusual example of Bacon playing a character from real life came in 1995 when he provided the voice for this character in the mostly-animated film of the same name. (The real-life individual on whom the character was based can today be seen at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.)

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Balto

Bacon has twice played a villainous character with the first name of Sebastian. Name either film – one released in 2000, one in 2011 – in which he did so.

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Hollow Man, X-Men: First Class

1998’s Wild Things is infamous for its threesome scene – in which Bacon, the fourth main cast member, did not participate. However, he later appeared in a threesome scene with Colin Firth and Rachel Blanchard in what 2005 Atom Egoyan film based on a novel by Rupert Holmes (yes, that Rupert Holmes)?

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Where the Truth Lies

Bacon appeared in JFK, as did Jack Lemmon; he also stepped into Lemmon’s shoes in 1984, playing Ensign Pulver opposite Robert Hays’ title character in a TV movie version of what earlier play and film?

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Mister Roberts

Bacon lost a substantial amount of his savings investing with which notorious Ponzi schemer?

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Bernie Madoff

Bacon’s first major award nomination came in 1995 when he got a Best Supporting Actor nod at the Golden Globes as the bad guy in a movie opposite what oft-nominated actress (who herself received a Globe nomination for the same film)?

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Meryl Streep

Bacon has never been nominated for an Oscar, but he did scoop a nomination for “Choice Movie Sleazebag” at the Teen Choice Awards for his role as Jorge, the rival and former boss of Queen Latifah’s character in this 2005 film.

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