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Kevin Pollak who was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon

 

I'm terrible at this kind of game, but I love the idea that the full name of that movie is really A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

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Kevin Bacon has been in over 65 movies. Maybe that is why playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon works so well. I didn't realize, but this game celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

The game requires you to link celebrities to Bacon, in as few steps as possible, via the movies they have in common. The more odd or random the celebrity, the better.

For example, O.J. Simpson was in "The Naked Gun 33⅓" with Olympia Dukakis, who was in "Picture Perfect" with Kevin Bacon.

Here is the Wiki article about the game.

Let's start easy and then, if you want, we can get harder as time goes on (link through only action movies, or only on TV, etc)

So let me start ...

Link Kevin Bacon to Kathy Bates.

Not playing the game (yet), but -- when my daughter was in college she got a job at  Blockbuster.  The big interview question was this game.  I've forgotten who the other actor was, but she managed it.  At the time, she hadn't heard of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, so it took her really off guard.  Since her two years working there, you should hear her now, even ten years later. 

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America Ferrera was in Ugly Betty with

Tony Plana who was in JFK with

Kevin Bacon

 

Next: Peter Capaldi

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Peter Capaldi was in World War Z with

Brad Pitt who was in Sleepers with 

Kevin Bacon

 

Next: Sarah Michelle Gellar

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Juliet Landau was in Ed Wood with

Sarah Jessica Parker who was in Footloose with

Kevin Bacon

 

Next: Selena Gomez

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How did I not realize this entire subforum existed until now??

Selena Gomez was in Aftershock with
Eli Roth who was in Rock of Ages with
Tom Cruise who was in A Few Good Men with

Kevin Bacon

Next:  Lucy Liu 

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Ooh this is fun. 

 

Lucy Liu was in Charlie's Angels with

Bill Murray who was in Wild Things with

 

Kevin Bacon

 

Next: Christine Baranski

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There might be an easier way to do this, but:

Christine Baranski was in Mamma Mia with
Amanda Seyfried who was in Mean Girls with
Rachel McAdams who was in the Notebook with
Ryan Gosling who was in Crazy, Stupid Love with

Kevin Bacon

Next: Andy Samberg

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Andy Samberg was in Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist with
Ari Graynor who was in Mystic River with

Kevin Bacon

Next: Viggo Mortensen

Edited by Cobalt Stargazer · Reason: I WILL figure out this new coding thing!

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I got this one.

Mick was in Freejack with Esai Morales.

Esai was in Forty Deuce with Bacon.

 

How about for next... Paul Reubens?

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Paul Reubens was in Buffy The Vampire Slayer with Donald Sutherland who was in JFK with Kevin Bacon.

 

Next up... Lily James

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(It's possible there's a faster way to get here but)

Lily James was on Downton Abby with

Shirley MacLaine who was in Steel Magnolias with

Julia Roberts who was in Flatliners with

Kevin Bacon.

 

Next up... Rose McIver

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Rose McIver was in The Lovely Bones with
Stanley Tucci who was in The Hunger Games with
Jennifer Lawrence who was in X-Men: First Class with

Kevin Bacon

Next Up: Rob McElhenney

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Rob McElhenney was in Latter Days with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Mr. Gordon-Levitt was in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For with Josh Brolin.

Mr. Brolin was in Hollow Man with Kevin Bacon.

 

Next: Melissa Benoist

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Lenny Kravitz was in Zoolander with

Ben Stiller who was in There's Something About Mary with

Matt Dillon who was in Wild Things with Kevin Bacon.

 

Next up... David Schwimmer

 

(Isn't it movies-in-common only?  Not TV shows?)

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I've always played it as movies-in-common only, but I do know some play it with tv shows.  I don't have a preference, but movies-only does make it a bit more challenging (in a good way)

David Schwimmer was in Apt Pupil with
Brad Renfro who was in Sleepers with

Kevin Bacon

Next up: Christopher Meloni

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Jeanne Tripplehorn was in Mickey Blue Eyes with
Hugh Grant who was in Did You Hear About the Morgans with 
Sarah Jessica Parker who was in Footloose with

Kevin Bacon

Next up: Jerry Seinfeld

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There's probably a shorter way to get here using TV shows, but...

Jerry Seinfeld was in Bee Movie with

Renee Zelweger who was in White Oleander with

Robin Wright who was in Forrest Gump with

Tom Hanks who was in Apollo 13 with

Kevin Bacon

 

Next up:  Lisa Kudrow

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There might be an easier way to get there, but:

Scarlett Johansson was in Iron Man 2 with
Robert Downey Jr, who was in Tropic Thunder with
Tom Cruise, who was in A Few Good Men with

Kevin Bacon

Next Up: Jimmy Fallon

Edited by Princess Sparkle · Reason: Fixed my formatting

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Jimmy Fallon was in Fever Pitch with

Drew Barrymore who was in Scream with

Neve Campbell who was in Wild Things with

Kevin Bacon!

 

Next up:  Jack Lemmon

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There might be a faster way to get here, but then you wouldn't get the pleasure of knowing how many terrible movies I've seen....

Vincent Kartheiser was in Alpha Dog with
Shawn Hatosy, who was in The Faculty with
Jordana Brewster, who was in Furious 7 with
Djimon Hounsou, who was in Beauty Shop with

Kevin Bacon

Next Up: Drea De Matteo

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I need a ruling y'all, do we use TV shows or no? I've been meaning to ask this for a while. 

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I always thought it was film roles only.  And they both had to be actors (not one director, one actor and such.)

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1 minute ago, Drogo said:

I always thought it was film roles only.  And they both had to be actors (not one director, one actor and such.)

That was my thought as well, I just wanted to confirm! Thanks!

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Rick Moranis was in Streets of Fire with
Bill Paxton, who was in Apollo 13 with

Kevin Bacon

Next Up: Since we're doing our avatars, let's go with Rachel Bilson


Also, everyone should watch Streets of Fire - it's one of the best bad movies ever

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Tracey Ullman was in Into The Woods with Meryl Streep.

Ms. Streep was in The River Wild with some guy named Kevin Bacon!

 

And speaking of hosts of former Fox sketch comedy shows.... John Leguizamo!

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John Leguizamo was in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar with
Chris Penn, who was in Footloose with

Kevin Bacon

I'll keep the Fox sketch comedy theme going...let's do Will Sasso

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Illana Glazer was in

The Night Before with

Michael Shannon, who was in

The Woodsman with

Kevin Bacon

Next up: Christina Hendricks

Edited by Cobalt Stargazer · Reason: Three times. Three. Christ.

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Again, there's probably a faster way to get this one but

Jon Hamm was in

The Town with

Ben Affleck who was in 

Good Will Hunting with

Minni Driver who was in 

Sleepers with

Kevin Bacon

Next Up: David Harbour 

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Sarah Silverman was in A Million Ways to Die in the West with
Charlize Theron, who was in Trapped with
Kevin Bacon

Next Up: David Harewood

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