Kevin Bacon (Sebastian Shaw) with January Jones (Emma Frost) in a scene from X-Men: First Class.
Kevin Bacon (Sebastian Shaw) with January Jones (Emma Frost) in a scene from X-Men: First Class.

Bacon's star lights up screen at festival

IN THE glitz and glamour of Hollywood, one name gets mouths watering like no other: Kevin Bacon.

Described by superstar Tom Hanks as the "best smelling" actor he had ever worked with, Bacon will add a unique flavour to the inaugural BaconFest.

All throughout the festival, running from August 24-26, Kingaroy Cinema will screen some of Bacon's best-known films, putting the delicious star front and centre.

Screening times and additional films are to be confirmed, so check in with the cinema on 4162 2336 to find out more.

Here is what's on screen for all you Kevin Bacon fans out there:

Apollo 13

The Academy Award winning space drama featured Bacon mixing it with the likes of Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Ed Harris.

Depicting one of the most harrowing moments in modern history - NASA's aborted third moon landing attempt - it is a riveting watch.

 

Space capsule prop from the movie Apollo 13.
Space capsule prop from the movie Apollo 13. Contributed

The film is directed by the legendary Ron Howard, and it was applauded for its realistic depiction of "weightlessness" experienced by astronauts in space.

This is a film everyone needs to see at least once.

X-Men: First Class

It's always fun to see an actor taking on a villainous role, and Bacon shines in this one.

As the terrifying Sebastian Shaw, former mutant Nazi scientist and the leader of the Hellfire Club, Bacon provides some of the film's most memorable moments.

He also serves as the catalyst for iconic character Magneto's (portrayed brilliantly by Michael Fassbender) descent into madness.

This might not be the first Bacon role that springs to mind, but it's a great one.

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