Back to Where Are They Now: The Cast of 'Footloose'
Kevin Bacon: Bacon's film debut was as a snotty freshman in 1978's 'Animal House,' but he didn't really get noticed until he played reckless rich kid Fenwick in 'Diner' (1982). That led to his lead role in 'Footloose' as Ren McCormick, the big-city teen who persuades a Bible Belt town to kick off its Sunday shoes and lift a ban on dancing. Since then, Bacon's never been far from the spotlight. In the past 27 years, he's made more than 50 big-screen features -- notably, 'A Few Good Men,' 'Murder in the First,' 'Apollo 13,' 'Wild Things,' 'Mystic River,' 'The Woodsman,' and 2011's 'X-Men: First Class,' in which he played mutant supervillain Sebastian Shaw. He's also made a handful of TV movies, including 'Lemon Sky' (where he met Kyra Sedgwick, his wife since 1988) and 'Taking Chance.' He's been so ubiquitous that he inspired the trivia game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, based on the notion that he's worked with seemingly everyone in film and in every genre of movies. One thing the 53-year-old hasn't done much of on screen since 'Footloose' is dance, though he demonstrated in a 2002 episode of 'Will & Grace' (guest-starring as himself) that he still knows Ren's moves.