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.
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: