Six Degrees

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:

  1. Footloose (was there any doubt?)
  2. A Few Good Men (this is the movie that makes six degrees happen, so many good actors in this film)
  3. Apollo 13
  4. She’s Having a Baby
  5. 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.