Kevin Bacon Connection: Alex Gonzalez

Álex González

Talk about making a blockbuster Hollywood debut. Spanish-language actor Álex González starred opposite Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy in his first Hollywood feature – 2011’s X-Men prequel X-Men: First Class. Starring as one of Bacon’s baddies in the action film, the Madrid-born actor portrayed Riptide, a mutant who can spin his body really fast to create tornados. And González will likely return in the follow-up film, X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.