I recently saw Kevin Bacon in the HBO movie Taking Chance about a U.S. Marine who escorts the body of a fallen Marine home to be buried by his family. I was wondering if Bacon has ever served in the military.
-Leo Peeples, Oceanside, Calif.
Bacon, 50, has played three characters with U.S. Marine backgrounds in two theatrical films, Frost/Nixon and A Few Good Men, and the recent TV movie Taking Chance. But he’s never served in the military himself. "I’m not the guy to throw myself in harm’s way," he admits. "I would never make it through boot camp. It’s all acting."