blurred-reality.com – Yes, Ethan Hawke looks like Kevin Bacon, especially in Leave the World Behind. Viewers have been claiming that the two characters confused them repeatedly. But the main question is: Are they related?
Netflix‘s latest apocalyptic thriller, Leave the World Behind, has been a hot subject of discussion ever since it arrived on the streaming platform. The film stars Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, and Kevin Bacon and is directed by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail.
It’s based on Rumaan Alam‘s 2020 novel of the same name and is produced by Higher Ground Productions, a company formed by Barack and Michelle Obama. The film follows the Sanford family as they travel from Brooklyn to Long Island on an unplanned occasion. However, GH Scott (Mahershala Ali) and his daughter Ruth (Myha’la Herrold) return to their luxury rental home under unexplained circumstances, alleging that a cataclysmic event has rocked the city.
On the other hand, many viewers have observed that Ethan Hawke and Kevin Bacon kinda look the same. As a result, they want to know if they have a connection. Well, let’s find it out.
Previously, we touched on Farrah Mackenzie.
People Have Been Going Crazy Claiming Ethan Hawke Looks Like Kevin Bacon!
It has been some time since people have been claiming that Ethan Hawke (@ethanhawke) looks like Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon). Even if you have not watched Leave the World Behind, you can hardly tell that Ethan’s character and Kevin’s character are different people from the trailer.
Not only in the Netflix movie, they have been misunderstood as the same person in real life as well. Even though this is the first time these two veteran actors are working together, both actors are very well aware of resembling each other and have even admitted that they have been mistaken for each other multiple times.
Ethan Hawke talks about getting mistaken for Kevin Bacon pic.twitter.com/rQ8D9WLgdK
— Chris Van Vliet (@ChrisVanVliet) December 5, 2023
The main question is: Are they related? Well, various sources claim that they are 8th cousins 2 times removed. And, while they frequently appear to be related, they are not. When two people share a distant relative, as these two do, genetics appear to catch up in strange ways a few centuries later. Perhaps that’s what happened here.
Ethan Hawke and Kevin Bacon are 8th cousins 2 times removed.
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But it wasn’t the same always. People started claiming that Ethan Hawke looked like Kevin Bacon as Ethan started aging. They look very different if we compare their young pictures. However, if you compare their recent years, you might struggle a little to recognize who Ethan is and who Kevin is.
What Actually Happens in Leave the World Behind?
In the final few minutes of Leave the World Behind, we learn exactly what is going on in the world. We see a computer screen in a bunker explaining that “rogue armed forces” are targeting key cities, implying that many of the events (such as the internet not working, blackouts occurring, and bombs going off) are all part of an attack on the United States.
George (Mahershala Ali) speculated why this was happening in a previous scene, though he was only guessing at the time. He believes it is part of a three-stage plan to destabilize any country.
The initial stage of this plan involves hostiles cutting off a country. The second factor is disorder, which causes a country to turn against itself. The final stage, he believes, will be a coup d’etat or civil war.
The ending of Leave the World Behind has left people wondering if there will be a sequel.
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The movie ends abruptly, and we never learn what happened to Amanda, Clay, George, Ruth, and the kids. They’ll just have to make do in a world that’s breaking apart. But George tells Clay and Archie that they’ll have to hide in the bunker, so that’ll be their next step. Of course, it has left many viewers wondering if there will be another part of the movie. Well, we’ll have to wait and watch.
Before leaving, find out about Farrah Mackenzie’s disability.