Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Bacon Number

It's been said that Hollywood revolves around Kevin Bacon. Meaning that almost every actor in Hollywood is somehow connected to Kevin Bacon. So someone developed this fun little game called the Oracles of Kevin Bacon. (Warning, this is a total waste of time, but I thought it was funny.)

The concept is simple. The way to link an actor with Bacon in this game is to:
Pick any film actor in history.
Link the actor you've chosen to Bacon via the films they've shared with other actors until you end up with Kevin Bacon himself.
Here is an example, using Elvis Presley:
Elvis Presley was in Change of Habit (1969) with Edward Asner
Edward Asner was in JFK (1991) with Kevin Bacon
Therefore Elvis Presley has a Bacon Number of 2.

Think of an actor and enter his name here to find the Bacon Number.
What actors did you think of? Everyone I thought of had a Bacon number of 1 or 2. I am stumped. Maybe he really is the center of the Hollywood universe.


Brent & April said...

Oliver Hardey - Bacon #3

Britany said...

That is crazy!! I also could only think of 1s and 2.

Laurie said...

I thought I'd do good with Marilyn Monroe, but she was only a two! That was a fun waste of time!

Jennifer said...

What a shame too, he's not that great. ALTHOUGH none of us will ever be the same after Footloose!