I know My Bacon Number, Do You?
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I recently found out that I met someone on the site with "Hollywood" connections and between that and the remake of "Footloose" it got me thinking about that game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon".
For those of you who don't know, Kevin Bacon once jokingly said he has worked with everyone in Hollywood, and that got someone with too much time on their hands thinking, and they postulated that any actor in Hollywood can be connected to Kevin Bacon in 6 connections or less. Well, in college, my friends and I used to like to figure out how many degrees of separation WE were from Kevin Bacon.
I can't remember what my Bacon number was in high school, but because the internet is a glorious thing, I just typed in "6 degrees of Kevin Bacon" and I found this calculator.
It turns out my Bacon number is either 3, or in a stretch could be a 2. Here are my connections:
1) Scenes from the movie "The Natural" were filmed in My Home Town of South Dayton, NY. I was an extra in the movie. Robert Redford Stared in "The Natural". He was in "Abby Singer" with Matt Dillon. Matt Dillon was in "Loverboy" with Kevin Bacon. So for those keeping score, that's:
Badseedgirl + Robert Redford + Matt Dillon = Kevin Bacon (Bacon Number 3)
2) Or we could go with: Scenes from the Movie "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" was also filmed in my home town. I watched the filming, but was not in the movie. John Candy stared in "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles". John Candy was in "JFK" with Kevin Bacon That's:
Badseedgirl + John Candy = Kevin Bacon (Bacon Number 2)
I don't think I would count that second one because I did not meet John Candy, and was not in the film, but there is a connection there, so I guess technically you could count it.
OK, now you try. Have you ever met any actors? Do you know someone who has? If you do type their name in the calculator, take their bacon number and add your additional connection. So if you met an actor, you would add one more to their bacon number for your bacon number. If you know someone who has met an actor, you would add two to their bacon number to get your own.
I am curious to see if anyone has a lower bacon number than me. In college, I never had to buy a drink if we played "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon".
Obviously I also have too much time on my hands!!!
PS If you had me as a friend look how much better your Bacon number would be!!!!