The six degrees | Kevin Bacon | TEDxMidwest

27 jún 2012
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Kevin Bacon has starred in some of the most influential films in cinema history. Ingrained into our popular culture forever, Bacon's films span every genre of the human condition. In true Bacon style, he embraced the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" trivia phenomenon and founded, a charitable initiative that links people to charities and each other for the purpose of making a difference.
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    Nickolas SmithNickolas SmithDegi Síðan síðan
  • I saw Kevin perform with his brothers (The Bacon Brothers) at the Patchogue Theater many years ago. they were awesome and very down to earth, and the band was outstanding. I don't know if they still perform together, but if they are, definitely try to see them if they're playing near you. You'll be happy you did.

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  • Those Goofy Boots LOL that killed me.... Loved this talk, excellent story

    Conrad HaackConrad Haack3 dögum síðan
  • Did anyone else hear him mention Paul Newman and instantly think Paul Newman (The colour of money) Tom Cruise (A few good men) Kevin Bacon?

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  • Wow. I always considered 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon an ode to his greatness, longevity and his popularity. Had no idea he felt that way originally. Awwww. 🙁

    Sky1LuvSky1Luv5 dögum síðan
  • I've loved Kevin since "Footloose"! He & Kira are both good, real people as well as being good actors. I love him even more after watching this!

    Michele MillerMichele Miller9 dögum síðan
  • You Sir, are a Paul Newman...and I love Paul Newman. Thank you for all of your movies and all you do to help others.

    Todd FarrisTodd Farris11 dögum síðan
  • "And so I thought to myself... and so I said to myself... and then I thought to myself..."

    Vickie LawsonVickie Lawson11 dögum síðan
  • They may be influential, but that is not saying much except for the ...MONEY... they generate. I have seen many of the movies he played in, mostly they were...sensational, in the sense of over the top. gripping, but only in the sense of drawing you in. Nothing Americans should regard as ...real, caring, giving, ....loving, towards society. Why does he act like he is soooo....that when he has RUINED lives in his wake, AND , married to a RICH Heiress who provides him the...but i digress. Sorry Bacon. there are people who see you for who you really are!

    Sheree FSheree F11 dögum síðan
  • What a phony...He is married to a rich Heiress....and it's news that he gives her a bikini was? I would check out his ....charities.....

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  • I am disgusted at his 'acting' to be a doogooder. He has ruined individual lives!

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  • This A...... is too full of himself!

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  • I’ve always thought it was awesome Kevin! You’re the best

    CaraCara12 dögum síðan
  • My friend was an extra in Willow with Val Kilmer, who then starred in Slab Boys with Kevin Bacon. I’m a 2 😀 lol

    Sarah CheekSarah Cheek18 dögum síðan
  • I bet the guys who invented this game were watching Tremors.

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  • I love this!

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  • Set up on line slots type app that would use real world money to play that when a person plays they choose a specific charity to which the proceeds of their losses is donated. Apps that offer upgrades for purchase could offer to charge a small amount more for upgrades, like a $18.99 upgrade would cost $19.99 with the difference going to charity of choice which would probably be most effective if the consumer is not offered the choice of with or without the added donation amount but are informed that by purchasing the upgrade they are also making a small contribution to charity. Lots of people throw money at game app upgrades. Have donators find people that agree to match the total number of donations, not the total donation dollar amount, a donator in question is able to encourage from others. This has probably been done but how about auction style donation challenges where people "bid" on "prizes" of which could be simple everyday items made in a specific style, at a limited number that are personalized or endorsed in some manner that then go to the top however many bidders. If any of these ideas produce any results I ask that I be recognized for the inspiration. Thank you.

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  • This wasn’t a Ted talk this was Kevin promoting himself and I’m kind of disappointed that the “ted talk” label allowed this. I’m all for Kevin bacon but seriously this is a little low. Keep with the Certifiable Drs, psychiatrists and scientist to do ted talks. Thanks.

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  • **YAWN**

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  • How many actors are namechecked in the MCU?

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  • I've always loved ya Kevin Bacon! !

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  • I had a bacon sandwich today.

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  • Anyone notice how good this saint looks?? He's 56 at this talk! Have loved him since Footloose and admire so much what he is doing with his celebrity. Ms. Sedgwick is a lucky lady.

    Julie BerryJulie Berry29 dögum síðan
  • He's great person❤☺ people that can be themselves shows they have a great heart❤☺my belief is kids should get books to learn from at an early age and not wait until the corporate school trains them? There's millions of poor kids that cant afford good books? Learning from text books & or trades or art or before and during school helps many kids decide and learn what they are interested in and naturally become good at???🤔👶maybe they just don't know? What's out there? Or what they should learn??

    Daniel VargoDaniel Vargo29 dögum síðan
  • Jesus! How much has the global zeitgeist changed just because Kevin Bacon rhymes with separation?!

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  • Now there is a popular game called, "Alyson Hannigan". (And it is really fun.)

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  • he has a good sense of humor

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  • They also selected him because, not only has he been in a lot of movies, but a lot of ensemble movies with very A list stars. A Few Good Men, JFK and Flatliners alone connect him with most of Hollywood in 2 steps.

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  • Connected to be part of something good. 123

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  • Anyone watched him repeatedly on Jimmy Fallon's series "First Drafts" of famous songs? Both great musicians and impersonators, costumes, ridiculous lyrics. Kevin's wife Kyra joined them for an outstanding Peter, Paul and Mary "Blowing In The Wind". They nailed the performance. Harmonies were perfect.

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  • This dude hasn't aged ever. Love Kevin Bacon... What a cool dude...

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  • He mentioned the PSA he did for 9/11 - He donated his time for our company as a spokes person for a PSA for PA victims of 9/11. He was so professional and sincere. The goal was to find the victims and their families in order to get them the resources they need) financial, legal, emotional, etc). I was thrilled he mentioned it! He did it for FREE!!

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  • Cool and positive message.

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  • Does the audience simply not get most of the jokes or are they just muted? :)

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  • Good for him taking something he didn't like and turing it around and into a website for helping folks~

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  • Super boring, Kevin bacon's quest for validation.

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  • He needs a cookie .............

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  • My Bacon Number is 4. Surprised the heck out of me to find out that a volunteer VA I did in 2012 actually connected me to KB. Nobody's going to remember this about me though. Their going to remember that I fed stray cats and gave hand made gifts and was REALLY politically opinionated. LOL

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  • Wow. Awesome presentation. Turns out actors are Actual Humans (tm).

    Dave LivelyDave Lively2 mánuðum síðan
  • He's still so good looking. This talk was amazing. Such a cool guy. Kids be a "do-gooder"!

    Josh MacasJosh Macas2 mánuðum síðan
  • Wouldn't it be nice for all the censoring websites to take this Bacon Ted Talk, along with Freedom Of Speech, and use this as Guiding Principles to actually Allow Freedom Of Speech with respect to their various platforms ?

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  • The reason those nerds picked him to base the game on is because he's been in so many movies. The reason he's been in so many movies is, he's a pretty good actor.:)

    Victor AlvarezVictor Alvarez2 mánuðum síðan
  • Stick to acting

    Michael GuyMichael Guy2 mánuðum síðan
  • I like Kevin Bacon.

    Lisa MarkingLisa Marking2 mánuðum síðan
  • What a lovely man! As ever.

    Stephen JacksonStephen Jackson2 mánuðum síðan
  • I just gained a lot of respect and admiration for Kevin. And I'm definitely gonna check out that site.

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  • Bob Dylan once told me, "Never drop a name."

    Karin RatheimKarin Ratheim2 mánuðum síðan
  • What a cool, down-to-earth guy.

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  • The more shallow the role, the more acclaim received.

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  • i have a bacon number of two.

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  • In addition to the general admiration I have for him as an actor and for this charitable work, I thought his subtle jokes were hilarious. Too bad the audience was such a downer.

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  • Damn this audience was lame

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  • The reason those nerds picked him to base the game on is because he's been in so many movies. The reason he's been in so many movies is, he's a pretty good actor.:)

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  • Looks similar to Jim Carrey

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  • Just a cool guy with an awesome job

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  • He mentioned the PSA he did for 9/11 - He donated his time for our company as a spokes person for a PSA for PA victims of 9/11. He was so professional and sincere. The goal was to find the victims and their families in order to get them the resources they need) financial, legal, emotional, etc). I was thrilled he mentioned it! He did it for FREE!!

    Art AlagaoArt Alagao2 mánuðum síðan
  • I never thought of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon as derogatory in any way. I always assumed it meant that he was a seriously hard working actor who connected with a lot of his peers. I'll admit to having seen the first Footloose in theaters... Yep. He's done some really great stuff since then, but I think A Few Good Men is my all-time favorite.

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  • Lots of lessons to be learned. I love his humility and honesty in this talk.

    Therese BonnetTherese Bonnet2 mánuðum síðan
  • I just gained a lot of respect and admiration for Kevin. And I'm definitely gonna check out that site.

    Caleb FibCaleb Fib2 mánuðum síðan
  • I wish that number was a part of actors' profiles on IMDb.

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  • Kevin Bacon is THE MAN. There is no debate to be had.

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  • It's interesting to me how he felt so threatened initially by the game but it really turned out to spread his name and make him more famous. Then eventually he used it to do good things and feed charities.

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  • The six degrees works for more than just Kevin bacon. You're only six degrees from anyone you'd like to meet

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  • Man from Tremors doesn't think he's one of the greats, ha, yeah right!

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  • I think he's a really cool guy..

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