Wednesday, June 21, 2006

He has connections

I was visiting a friend last night, and I was talking to a friend of hers. She commented on how she heard that every movie star in hollywood can be connected to Kevin Bacon in a connection of six people or less. She said it was because Kevin Bacon does so much work between theater and television.

Here is a example, (The only one i've been able to prove so far)

-->Julia Roberts worked with Richard Gere in "Pretty Woman" "Runaway Bride"
-->Richard Gere worked with Diane Keaton in "Looking for Mr. Goodbar"
-->Diane Keaton worked with Dermot Mulroney in "The Family Stone"
-->Dermot Mulroney worked with Debra Messing in "The Wedding Date"
-->Debra Messing worked with Kevin Bacon on "Will and Grace"

Has anyone else ever heard this, i'm still trying to recollect all my movie knowledge to fit this together

UPDATE: Prof. Larsen here. You can test your movie skills and the degrees of separation from the Bacon at the Oracle of Bacon. You'll find that is next to impossible to find a real actor or actress that doesn't have a Bacon number of 3 or less.

All hail the Bacon!

2 Comments:

Blogger Alejandra said...

Um...you really only just now heard about this? It's called 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon and it's been going on since pretty much the beginning of time. Seriously, Jesus used to play it with the apostles.

11:40 AM  
Blogger A.Marie said...

It's not just Kevin Bacon though!! There's this whole thoery about "Six degrees of Separation," or the "Small World" experiment. It says ANYBODY is somehow only six degrees away from anybody else in the world. They did this experiment once before (I read about it in the book "Blink"), and it showed that it took an average of six connections for a stranger from Wichita to get a letter to a stranger in Boston. That was in 1967. Recently, a new group has decided to expand the project globally, so the results can reflect a better range of participants. It's preeeetty interesting how close we all really are, through networks of friends and coworkers. The site for the new project is: http://smallworld.columbia.edu/
(you can sign up to participate too!!)

6:14 PM  

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