Kevin Bacon Eager To Play Himself In Bernie Madoff TV Biopic
June 1st, 2011 8:28am EDT
Kevin Bacon is enthusiastic to appear as himself in a TV biopic about Bernie Madoff, the jailed conman who cost the actor almost all of his savings.
The Wall Street fraudster was jailed for 150 years in 2009 after pleading guilty to siphoning billions of dollars from his wealthy clients, including Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgwick, John Malkovich and Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Robert De Niro has signed up to portray the convicted fraudster in a small screen biopic for HBO and Bacon wants to join his Sleepers co-star in the project.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "How great would it be if I could play myself and make an appearance and get a chance to work with Bob again?"
Speaking about the fraud, he adds, "I think one of the most pervasive evils in this world is greed and acquiring money for money's sake. Once you have six houses and a plane, it is just about a number. It's never been anything I understood. There is a lesson there about greed and it is a lesson I am willing to learn as well. Has it made me a distrustful person? I don't think so. But we probably look a bit more carefully at our financial situation now."