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Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon (Redux)

So let’s play. Everyone knows this game – it became a phenomenon – even if you’re not a movie fan. The gist is that Kevin Bacon can be linked to any actor or actress in Hollywood through the philosophy of “six degrees of separation”, which maintains that everyone on the planet is one step away from each person they know, and two steps away from each person known by one of the people they know. At the most, we are all six steps away from everyone on the planet. I’m not sure I believe this to be true, but it has been proven time and again that it sure does apply to Kevin Bacon (although better examples of actors/actresses in the movie biz have been proven). So I’ll attempt to go as far as I can linking mainstream and obscure actors and actresses to the Bacon.

This week’s starting point (provided by GritFX guru Manz) is Ashley Judd, star of such films as Kiss The Girls and the recent Bug. Obviously, the point is to link Ms Judd to Bacon in as few steps as possible and to not exceed six steps (or degrees). And frankly Manz, this is an easy one…

Ashley Judd was in Double Jeopardy with Tommy Lee Jones; Tommy Lee was in JFK with the Bacon.
ASHLEY JUDD > TOMMY LEE JONES > BACON
Anyone one out there who wishes to provide me with a starting point (the more obscure actor/actress the better), leave your suggestions in the comments box.

See you all next week.

by Wadrick Jones

Check out Kevin Bacon’s charity website based on the “six degrees” concept at:
SixDegrees.org

Discussion

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  1. This is an interesting concept. I don’t know if this is obscure, but my kids are all over Zac Efron right now. Could we relate him to Bacon? I think both are separated by a few generations or only six degrees? Have a great day :)

    Posted by ROSIDAH | April 24, 2009, 7:12 am
  2. Got one for ya: Richard Feynman – american physicist, prankster, juggler, amateur painter and bongo player. Given how eccentric he was, i suspect it won’t be too hard… Tuva or bust!

    Posted by Russ | April 24, 2009, 1:37 pm
  3. Hey Wadrick…

    This is a cool post…Good idea…I’ll be interested to see some of the findings…

    It’s weird isn’t it, the Kev Bake phenomenon? Strange that he should be the conduit for such seemingly random connections…Hmm…

    I woulda thought 6 Degrees of James Hong…or 6 Degrees of Dan Hedaya would’ve blown him outta the water… 😉

    Anyway, I’ll have think and get back to you with a couple of actors for the suggestion box…

    Posted by Decoy Spoon | April 26, 2009, 8:42 pm
  4. Rosidah – Efron…that’s a tough one…a real challenge…I address the young man this week…

    Russ – Feynman….sheesh! That’s even more of a challenge!…especially since the guy had no connection to the movie biz…

    Decoy…classic! Dan Hedaya!…I reckon you could get to the Bacon from Dan in one move…in fact, I reckon they’ve actually been in a film together…

    See ya.

    Posted by Wadrick Jones | April 27, 2009, 12:07 am
  5. Jason Mewes

    You may be surprised by the results. I wrote a post about a year ago about the six degrees of Jason Mewes when me and a buddy were goofing off on IMDb and I was shocked to see who can link Jason Mewes too.

    Posted by The Movie Whore | April 27, 2009, 6:08 pm

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