Oracle of Kevin Bacon

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  1. Scott McGillivray

    Scott McGillivray Supporting Actor

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    Hi Gang!

    I found this site to be pretty cool.

    Oracle of Bacon

    I did a search of the HTF and did not find
    that anyone had previously posted about it.

    It allows you to see how many movies away
    actors are from Kevin Bacon.

    I was happy to note that I was rated a 2!

    I am curious to see if anyone else here
    is rated 2 or better.
     
  2. David Galindo

    David Galindo Screenwriter

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    I could not get further than two no matter what I do. I would name the most random, furthest actor I could think of and it would only be 2 steps away!

    And my number is infinity...phooey. [​IMG]
     
  3. brentl

    brentl Cinematographer

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    Simon Pegg(shaun of the dead)
    Zhang Ziyi


    3

    Brent
     
  4. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    Charles Chaplin is 3

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  5. BrettB

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    Mae West = 3
     
  6. Kevin M

    Kevin M Producer

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    Michael J. Nelson = 4
    The Oracle says: Michael J. Nelson has a Bacon number of 4.

    Michael J. Nelson was in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) with Trace Beaulieu
    Trace Beaulieu was in With or Without You (1998) with Rachel True
    Rachel True was in Half Baked (1998) with Paul Brogren
    Paul Brogren was in Cavedweller (2004) with Kevin Bacon



    One of the stars of Prince of Space[​IMG]
    The Oracle says: Ushio Skashi has a Bacon number of 4.

    Ushio Skashi was in Yusei oji (1959) with Tatsuo Umemiya
    Tatsuo Umemiya was in Yasei no shomei (1978) with Richard (I) Anderson
    Richard (I) Anderson was in Player, The (1992) with David Alan Grier
    David Alan Grier was in Woodsman, The (2004) with Kevin Bacon


    Holy shit! Even Manos: The Hands Of Fate!!!!
    The Oracle says: Tom Neyman has a Bacon number of 3.

    Tom Neyman was in 'Manos' the Hands of Fate (1966) with Mary-Robin Redd
    Mary-Robin Redd was in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) with Pat (I) McNamara
    Pat (I) McNamara was in Sleepers (1996) with Kevin Bacon [​IMG] "He's everywhere...He's everywhere...He's everywhere...!!!!


    [​IMG]The Oracle says: Adolf Hitler has a Bacon number of 3.

    Adolf Hitler was in March of Time: Inside Nazi Germany (1938) with Jackson Beck
    Jackson Beck was in Power (1986) with Daryl Edwards
    Daryl Edwards was in Picture Perfect (1997) with Kevin Bacon
     
  7. Jim Sentry

    Jim Sentry Stunt Coordinator

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    I've gotten to 3 Started with Al Jolson
     
  8. Linda Thompson

    Linda Thompson Supporting Actor

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    Try this one...it's an 8:

    William Rufus Shafter

    [​IMG]

    Look how far back they had to reach to get it:

    William Rufus Shafter was in Surrender of General Toral (1898) with Joseph (IV) Wheeler
    Joseph (IV) Wheeler was in General Wheeler and Secretary of War Alger at Camp Wikoff (1898) with Russell Alexander Alger
    Russell Alexander Alger was in President McKinley's Inspection of Camp Wikoff (1898) with William (I) McKinley
    William (I) McKinley was in President McKinley Taking the Oath (1901) with Marcus Hanna
    Marcus Hanna was in Opening of the Pan-American Exposition Showing Vice President Roosevelt Leading the Procession (1901) with Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt was in Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation (1917) with Walter McGrail
    Walter McGrail was in Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. (1941) with Wally Rose
    Wally Rose was in Murder in the First (1995) with Kevin Bacon

    (No, I didn't get this on my own...I found it a couple of years ago while doing some research. At that time, 8 was the highest known level...probably still is. I don't think this is the ONLY 8, but it's the only one I remember.)
     
  9. Jed M

    Jed M Cinematographer

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    Found two of the 12% who can't be linked to Bacon.

    Laura Bridge (Sally) and Scott Bremner (EB) of HBO's 1989 Encyclopedia Brown series have zero connection to Bacon. Now thats getting pretty obscure, but it can be done. I will admit that surprisingly the person who played Bugs Meany is only 2 away. [​IMG]
     
  10. Kevin M

    Kevin M Producer

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    I think they screw around with the logic a bit, and the facts:



    Same thing with Wayne Laryea who stared in the late 60's show The Buggaloos with Caroline Ellis who has a 3 rating, it didn't make the connection.

    HA! ....damn I need a life...[​IMG]
     

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