Yeah, the Kevin Bacon game. This is probably one of the best Wikipedia entries I’ve read in months. It was so perfectly written, right up to the end, when I learned Kevin Bacon is not the true center of the acting universe. If you check out the following site, it shows Samuel L. Jackson is a bit closer. Note, Eric Roberts (I) is mathematically closest to the sun. The volume of work matters in the law of averages.
I did go back and take a look at the master of dance’s filmography. Here are my top five:
- Footloose (was there any doubt?)
- A Few Good Men (this is the movie that makes six degrees happen, so many good actors in this film)
- Apollo 13
- She’s Having a Baby
- The Following (not a film but the first few episodes of season one are pretty good)
And if you can’t get enough Kevin Bacon, check out the Tonight Show. This entrance is epic.