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(Buzzfeed)   Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon would be much easier if you centered the game around one of the 40 people with more Hollywood connections than Bacon   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 60
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2013-04-29 08:22:51 AM
Maurie the coke dealer?
 
2013-04-29 08:48:26 AM
How is Michael Caine so far down the list? I thought he had been in everything with everyone.
 
2013-04-29 08:55:57 AM
Oh, look: a list on BuzzFeed.
 
2013-04-29 08:59:11 AM
The important thing is that it has 3 actors from The Big Lebowski.
 
2013-04-29 09:09:16 AM
The point of the original exercise was "here's a guy who had a couple of high-profile roles but isn't really all that huge of a star, yet everyone can be linked to him." The idea was, there were *lots* of bigger stars, but why not use Kevin Bacon?

So yeah, list has no point; par for the Buzzfeed course.
 
2013-04-29 09:09:38 AM
Someone has a tremendous amount of time on their hands.
 
2013-04-29 09:12:54 AM
That was dumb even for a Buzzfeed list.
 
2013-04-29 09:14:57 AM
None of those people made a movie with Kevin Bacon
 
2013-04-29 09:18:54 AM

aaronx: Oh, look: a list on BuzzFeed.


At least it's not a slideshow. The only reason I click on Buzzfeed is because I know it will be one page and it doesn't take much time to see if it sucks or not.
 
2013-04-29 09:24:07 AM
I always wondered. Did people actually play the whole six degrees game, or was that one of those weird things that people talked about but never actually did? I never met a single person who played or even mentioned the game, and I've met a pretty fair number of people over the years.
 
2013-04-29 09:24:31 AM

aaronx: Oh, look: a list on BuzzFeed.


At least this time it was a list based of math and not opinion. Mapping social connections and how people build networks of contacts is a fascination area of several social science disciplines, and these Hollywood connection traces are like the fruit flies of professional connections, as movies have a much faster turnaround time for employment than a normal job.

A really cool list, and all on one page.
 
2013-04-29 09:28:22 AM

hadleyvbaxendale: None of those people made a movie with Kevin Bacon


Well outside of #3 Donald Sutherland.
 
2013-04-29 09:35:25 AM

hubcity: The point of the original exercise was "here's a guy who had a couple of high-profile roles but isn't really all that huge of a star, yet everyone can be linked to him." The idea was, there were *lots* of bigger stars, but why not use Kevin Bacon?

So yeah, list has no point; par for the Buzzfeed course.


Plus, Kevin Bacon rhymes better with 'separation' than Dennis Hopper does.
 
2013-04-29 09:36:24 AM
Kevin Bacon would have scored better if he hadn't retired from film 25 years ago.
 
2013-04-29 09:38:45 AM
I'm surprised Frank Welker isn't no. 1.

But I guess he's not as big a name as everyone else on the list...
 
2013-04-29 09:39:28 AM

Legios: I'm surprised Frank Welker isn't no. 1.

But I guess he's not as big a name as everyone else on the list...


He does rock the ascot, though.
 
2013-04-29 09:40:20 AM
17. John Hurt, 2.851971 degrees
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Pictured in Alien.

Given the lack of blood in that pic, I'm going to say that's actually the parody of the Alien scene in Spaceballs.
 
2013-04-29 09:41:42 AM
How could they not picture Ben Gazzara as the bad guy in Road House?
 
2013-04-29 09:49:06 AM

puckrock2000: 17. John Hurt, 2.851971 degrees
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Pictured in Alien.

Given the lack of blood in that pic, I'm going to say that's actually the parody of the Alien scene in Spaceballs.


You're right.

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2013-04-29 10:04:07 AM
Didn't read tfa.

Do any of those 40 other peoples names rhyme with "separation"?
 
2013-04-29 10:05:34 AM
But Bacon makes everything better.
 
2013-04-29 10:14:03 AM
Do any of those 40 other peoples names rhyme with "separation"?

This
 
2013-04-29 10:21:54 AM
I once got to be an extra in a movie so my Bacon number is 2. And yes, that is my life's greatest achievement.
 
2013-04-29 10:33:19 AM
Why not just play the game with Google. That is most likely where they got their list from.
 
2013-04-29 10:33:41 AM
I'm really bad at following a Bacon trail, but best I could figure is my Bacon number is 6. (If TV shows count)
 
2013-04-29 10:35:42 AM
I'm one degree from Kevin Bacon!
 
2013-04-29 10:36:20 AM

hubcity: The point of the original exercise was "here's a guy who had a couple of high-profile roles but isn't really all that huge of a star, yet everyone can be linked to him." The idea was, there were *lots* of bigger stars, but why not use Kevin Bacon?

So yeah, list has no point; par for the Buzzfeed course.


That.

And this:

Seequinn: Didn't read tfa.

Do any of those 40 other peoples names rhyme with "separation"?

 
2013-04-29 10:40:23 AM

browntimmy: I once got to be an extra in a movie so my Bacon number is 2. And yes, that is my life's greatest achievement.


If you don't have an IMDb entry, no, you technically don't.

//my sister who has 2 entries in IMDb behind the camera doesn't have a Bacon number.
 
2013-04-29 10:50:24 AM
There are actually 443 people with more Hollywood connections

/read the article.
 
2013-04-29 10:54:20 AM
I knew Michael Caine would be on the list.  I can't remember the comedian but his joke went something like this:
"How does Michael Caine answer the phone?"
"Hello - I'll do it."
 
2013-04-29 11:09:25 AM
This would be a better list without the several dead people on it. For that matter, how many of the 443 people mentioned by the article are still alive?

If the rules of the game allowed for a dead Kevin Bacon, Genghis Khan would be #1, for his billion linear descendants.
 
2013-04-29 11:10:40 AM

museamused: I knew Michael Caine would be on the list.  I can't remember the comedian but his joke went something like this:
"How does Michael Caine answer the phone?"
"Hello - I'll do it."


Yeah, that's a good one, but now it's more applicable, and funnier imo, to Nicholas Cage.
 
2013-04-29 11:14:22 AM
Never really played the game much directly with Kevin Bacon - but the idea was to take two actors, and challenge someone to connect them via movies.

So, you know, can you connect William Shatner and Vanessa Redgrave?  DO IT IN UNDER 6 CONNECTIONS OR I WILL HURT YOU.

That kinda thing.  So, yeah, it was a thing in real life.
 
2013-04-29 11:25:28 AM

hubcity: The point of the original exercise was "here's a guy who had a couple of high-profile roles but isn't really all that huge of a star, yet everyone can be linked to him." The idea was, there were *lots* of bigger stars, but why not use Kevin Bacon?

So yeah, list has no point; par for the Buzzfeed course.


This. Another Buzzfeed failure.
 
2013-04-29 11:29:00 AM

Dingleberry Dickwad: I always wondered. Did people actually play the whole six degrees game, or was that one of those weird things that people talked about but never actually did? I never met a single person who played or even mentioned the game, and I've met a pretty fair number of people over the years.


Sometimes during their last broadcast hour of the week, two Jersey radio guys will play it. Callers give a reasonable name and the hosts have to make the degree connection. If they can't the caller gets a prize.

It gets boring though once they have a multi star movie with Kevin Bacon since they always go down that route like A Few Good Men. Or once they get a common chain to the point where the challenge only comes from the first and second degree.
 
2013-04-29 11:32:13 AM

SpdrJay: I'm one degree from Kevin Bacon!


// That means you have met him personally.  Explain the claim or be gone.

//  I keep Bacon in my refrigerator.  How many degrees is that?
 
2013-04-29 11:45:24 AM

notmtwain: SpdrJay: I'm one degree from Kevin Bacon!

// That means you have met him personally.  Explain the claim or be gone.

//  I keep Bacon in my refrigerator.  How many degrees is that?


According to the USDA, 40 degrees or below.
 
2013-04-29 11:59:01 AM
The best I can claim (as far as the list goes) is 2 degrees from Burt Reynolds, which isn't much to brag about (Worked for Mel Tillis several times, who was in at least one of the Smokey and the Bandit movies).

Also two degrees from Paul McCartney (hired Pete Best to play a show once), which seems cooler to me, although it wasn't much to brag about, either.

/except on Fark.
 
2013-04-29 12:02:44 PM
Memorize the actors in JFK. That makes 6 degrees easy.
 
2013-04-29 12:41:17 PM
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is too mainstream. I prefer Six Degrees of Donal Logue.

www.nndb.com
 
2013-04-29 12:48:42 PM
I've always wondered how the points work.  A buddy of mine was in Pirates of Silicone Valley with Noah Wyle.  During filming, I scored the CBS box at the Forum for a Kings game, and took him with me.  Noah ended up meeting up with us at the Forum Club that night.  So does that make me a 3?
 
2013-04-29 01:18:41 PM
How does the list have decimal places? Can you almost, but not quite be in a movie?
 
2013-04-29 01:43:07 PM

MacWizard: The best I can claim (as far as the list goes) is 2 degrees from Burt Reynolds, which isn't much to brag about (Worked for Mel Tillis several times, who was in at least one of the Smokey and the Bandit movies).


And Burt Reynolds appeared with Kevin Bacon in 1979's Starting Over, which gets me 3 degrees from Kevin Bacon.

/FTFM
 
2013-04-29 01:53:14 PM
John Wilkes Booth appeared in an 1863 production of MacBeth with Louisa Lane Drew.

Louisa Lane Drew appeared in an 1896 production of The Rivals with Lionel Barrymore.

Lionel Barrymore appeared in It's A Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stuart in 1948.

Jimmy Stuart was in 1977′s Airport '77 with Jack Lemmon.

Jack Lemmon was in JFK in 1991 with Kevin Bacon.
 
2013-04-29 01:57:09 PM

GameSprocket: How is Michael Caine so far down the list? I thought he had been in everything with everyone.


given the Caine-Hackman theory, I would expect them to be the first two on the list.
 
2013-04-29 02:24:44 PM

kbronsito: GameSprocket: How is Michael Caine so far down the list? I thought he had been in everything with everyone.

given the Caine-Hackman theory, I would expect them to be the first two on the list.


PINS AND NEEDLES
 
2013-04-29 02:25:55 PM

amindtat: Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is too mainstream. I prefer Six Degrees of Donal Logue.

[www.nndb.com image 200x294]


He did a movie with Paul Giamatti, so that's easy.
 
2013-04-29 02:49:39 PM
Someone needs to cast as many of these people as possible in a single movie.
 
2013-04-29 03:47:57 PM

malaktaus: John Wilkes Booth appeared in an 1863 production of MacBeth with Louisa Lane Drew.

Louisa Lane Drew appeared in an 1896 production of The Rivals with Lionel Barrymore.

Lionel Barrymore appeared in It's A Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stuart in 1948.

Jimmy Stuart was in 1977′s Airport '77 with Jack Lemmon.

Jack Lemmon was in JFK in 1991 with Kevin Bacon.


impressive!
 
2013-04-29 04:05:28 PM

kbronsito: GameSprocket: How is Michael Caine so far down the list? I thought he had been in everything with everyone.

given the Caine-Hackman theory, I would expect them to be the first two on the list.


A BRIDGE TOO FAR
 
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