That Guy From:
Animal House (1978), Friday The 13th (1980), Footloose (1984), Tremors (1990), JFK (1991), A Few Good Men (1992), The River Wild (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Wild Things (1998), Hollow Man (2000), Mystic River (2003), The Woodsman (2004), Frost/Nixon (2008), X-Men: First Class (2011)
Why They’re Great:
In contrast to most on this list, Bacon began his career by doing the leading man thing, only to change tack and focus on more interesting, unusual parts.
was the pinnacle of that career change, with Bacon seemingly achieving the impossible with his uncomfortable presentation of a wholly sympathetic paedophile.
In Their Own Words:
On The Woodsman
] “If playing this kind of a role could have a negative effect on my public personality, I don't care. I'll play anything, if I think there's something compelling, or there's a director I'm dying to work with, or a part I hadn't done before or a co-star I think is great.”