Whether he's saving a town through the magic of dance, or saving the world from burrowing alien worms, one thing that's undeniable is that Kevin Bacon is completely awesome.
Let's take a look at some of his performances that we love most.
1) Footloose (1984)
The story of a town that outlaws dancing and the teenage hero who would save them all, this has easily remained a favorite for Bacon fans everywhere.
It's cheesy on all the right levels, Kenny Loggins delivers a killer soundtrack as usual, and Bacon absolutely shines in the lead role. It's such a classic it's even referenced in modern blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy.
2) A Few Good Men (1992)
A military courtroom drama about two marine cadets who are accused of killing a fellow trainee, Kevin Bacon plays the prosecuting attorney, Capt. Jack Rose.
While not the star of the show, Bacon demonstrates his acting chops in great form here, as he manages to keep up with a loaded cast of Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, and Kiefer Sutherland.