Both actors can handle comedy and drama, have been in a nice mix of Oscar contenders and crowd pleasers, do funny stuff on late night shows, and both display an effortless, non-threatening, regular-guy appeal that makes them easy to relate to and root for.
Johnny Depp leads an impressive ensemble cast in this well-made story about not only Whitey Bulger, but the FBI agents who empowered his reign as Boston's crime boss for two decades.
Bacon sat down for an exclusive A-Sides chat in an adjacent theater, and discussed the film's legs, co-star Michael Gross and his lack of a Family Tiesbeard, his own career, and embracing his sizzling last name
It was just last month I was saying goodbye to my favorite new summer show, Lifetime's UnREAL, and welcoming back a favorite of mine from last season, USA's Playing House. Playing House is already ending its season tonight, too soon. You should watch.
Now this is a superfood: Researchers from Oregon State University have reportedly created and patented a new strain of nutrient-rich seaweed that tastes like everyone's favorite fetishized breakfast meat.
There is plenty to distract you at the Sundance Film Festival, from parties to gifting suites (which journalists are invited to report on but never to actually visit) to other film festivals going on in Park City at the same time.
Kevin Bacon was on TV last Sunday, footloose in a toy store. Having a good time with the customers was his way of encouraging local businesses to join Shop for Good, and give a portion of all purchases made in a day to a school or charity of the customer's choosing.
Being a really good dancer just reeks so much of giving a crap about a pursuit that seems kind of silly. It's like Jerry Seinfeld replied on Seinfeld when a girl asked if he went out dancing often: "No, because it's so stupid."
The Internet and social media now puts all of us, the intrepid and the faint-hearted, at the same table together and aggregates our fears. Our collective challenge is to reverse the equation, roll up our sleeves, and use the sum of our talents to address the real threats to society.
With all the hoopla around Tom Watson and his captaincy of the Ryder Cup, perhaps the focus should be on Nancy Lopez and her winning formula in the Handa Cup. Team U.S. defeated the World team, 28-20 in West Point, Mississippi the exact same weekend.
Rupert Holmes: Well, it's reassuring to know that Phase Three of my Ninety-Year Plan for "The Pina Colada Song" has happened precisely as I planned it. But of course, my life won't be complete until I achieve Phase Four.
Question: What do science fiction, fantasy and horror have in common? Answer: they are the genres honored annually, for the past four decades, by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.
We really feel they execute some awesome and mature thrills, especially for a non-cable network. We came to watch The Following after Dexter ended and we weren't disappointed.
Most days we are going so fast that we need to stop and ask who in our six degrees can use our help? Who needs someone to listen to them?
This Turkey Day happens to land on a criminally and perennially underappreciated actor's birthday: Ed Harris. Main course or side dish, first billing or second fiddle, Ed Harris is a truly gifted actor deserving of more recognition. So let's give it to him.
"We're having a lot of fun, we've been very, very productive creatively, we have a lot of great music that we're still working on and here to put out as fast as possible and we're playing shows and all of this is happening as Linkin Park is working on our next record."