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Kevin Bacon Says He Hasn’t Been to the Oscars Since 1984

For Kevin Bacon2024 is not only the 40th anniversary of UnboundIt is also the anniversary of his last Oscar appearance.

On Thursday, ET’s Nischelle Turner met with the legendary actor, 65, at Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F Premiere in Los Angeles, where he revealed that he hasn’t had the chance to return to Hollywood’s biggest night since the peak of his career. Unbound days.

“It was crazy. I thought about it – I hadn’t been to the Oscars since 1984,” he said, adding of that time in his life: “I was kind of the ‘It Boy’ of the year.”

At that time, Bacon attended the Oscars not only as an invited guest, but also as a presenter, and presented Jay Boekelheide with the award for best sound effects editing for The right stuffHe presented Daryl Hannahwho had a hit herself in the same year, Syringes with Tom Hanks.

Kevin Bacon at the 1984 OscarsABC Photo Library/Disney General Entertainment content via Getty Images

In UnboundIn “The 40 Years of Dance,” Bacon played the role of Ren McCormack, a Chicago native who moves to a small rural town and discovers that the community has a strict ban on dancing imposed by a local pastor.

In December, Bacon spoke to ET at the premiere of another film he starred in for Netflix. Leaving the world behindWhere is he discussed the long-standing legacy of Unbound before its 40th anniversary. The film – which also starred Sarah Jessica Parker, Lori Singer and John Lithgow – premiered in February 1984.

“40 years. This is one of those films. It changed my life,” he said. “To say otherwise would not be true. I was working and I knew I was going to be an actor in the long run, but I thought I was a character actor – which I am – but this film took over people’s psyche for that moment and my life changed.”

Although four decades have passed since the film’s premiere, Bacon says Unbound remains the film that people come to him about. “I’ve done a lot of work since then, but this is what people come up to me and talk to me about,” he noted.

By a funny twist of fate, Bacon now stars in another film that first aired in 1984: Beverly Hills CopOn Thursday, the actor said he couldn’t have been happier about the opportunity to star in the film with Eddie Murphy, calling it “the biggest franchise for people living on dry land.”

“I loved the movie when it came out. You know, I don’t remember exactly where I saw it – I probably paid money for it, it was a big deal,” he said of the initial release in December 1984. “I was sitting there with strangers in the dark with my popcorn.”

Kevin Bacon at the premiere of “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F” on June 20 in Los AngelesGilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images

Despite his love for the franchise and Murphy, 63, Bacon said there has been very little crossover with the actor to date, which is partly why he jumped at the opportunity to join the series’ latest installment. Beverly Hills Cop Franchise that comes 30 years after the release of the last sequel.

The film begins with Murphy’s Axel Foley and his estranged daughter Jane (Paige), a criminal defense attorney who drags her Detroit-based father into a case in California. After his daughter’s life is threatened, Jane and Foley team up with his new partner, Det. Bobby Abbott (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and their old friends Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and John Taggart (John Ashton) to take matters into their own hands and uncover a conspiracy.

Watch the trailer for the film in the player below:

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F Premieres on Netflix on July 3rd.

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