Kevin Bacon is one of my favorite actors. In my humble opinion, he’s one of the greatest actors never to get a single Academy Award nomination. Not a single one. His roles in Apollo 13 and Mystic River were inspiring.
However, Bacon has done something that many stars aspire to do: he has maintained relevance in the ever changing pop culture atmosphere. Whether it’s the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, starring in hilarious commercials, and even spawning memes, Bacon is fresh in everyone’s mind. And that, my dear readers, is worth praising.