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6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon

As most of you know, the famous website "The Oracle of Bacon at Virginia" is very addictive. It also provides a good way to relieve tension from hours of coding:

http://oracleofbacon.org/

So, can anybody here get a higher score than me with 4 degrees of separation (I used "Vaja Gelashvili") without going into "infinity" (see "Yitzhak Frej")?

Yoey
Sunday, March 30, 2003

http://www.googlism.com/

Prakash S
Sunday, March 30, 2003

Wooah!

The Oracle says: Darren Aronofsky has a Kevin Bacon number of infinity.

Darren Aronofsky cannot be linked to Kevin Bacon using only feature films.

Patrik
Sunday, March 30, 2003

Darren Aronofsky is not an actor.  People from his film Requiem for a Dream have a degree of 2.  (And Pi, for that matter.)

Tj
Sunday, March 30, 2003

Not counting infinity 4 seems to be the highest I got :)
using swedish actress Alexandra Dahlstrom.

Patrik
Sunday, March 30, 2003

Marthe Franck - 5 degrees...

Papaya King
Sunday, March 30, 2003

Patrik: Infinity doesn't count. The goal is to get as close as possible without hitting infinity. I found these in about 5 minutes of trying just now: Six - Luis Blanca.  Five - Maurice Mathieu, Germaine Dury, Antonio Riba, Juan Solsona, Carmen Vital, Antonia Estrada, Antonio Primo.

I found three sevens and an eight (seriously) a year or two ago, after about two hours of trying <g> but didn't keep them anywhere. The easy way I found to get the high numbers is to go to movies from the early 1900s, and start looking at actors from those. When you find on that's a 5 or higher, start going though their movies and you can find one that way. Early 1900s non-American movies are also usually good for lots of fours and fives.

Troy King
Sunday, March 30, 2003

Troy:

I became a bit overenthuastic, and saw the "no inifinity" rule after I posted.

Patrik
Sunday, March 30, 2003

Just to split hairs, infinity is not a number.

It is a direction

tapiwa
Sunday, March 30, 2003

Elsa Masriera is a seven. This has got to be one of the biggest time vacuums I've ever seen although when I'm in a more zen-like mood I find I can spend hours with the singing horses here: http://svt.se/hogafflahage/hogafflaHage_site/Kor/hestekor.swf

Mark
Sunday, March 30, 2003

Mark

When you say zen to you mean ZEN?  And btw, LOL

B#
Sunday, March 30, 2003

The Googlisms are pretty funny. I was especially fond of the results when I typed "my penis."

Mark
Sunday, March 30, 2003

No, he meant to say Zen.

zen nazis must die!
Sunday, March 30, 2003

I understand the general concept of this game but not the specific rules. 

Anyway, in 1998 I stepped in as a last-minute conductor for O-Lan Jones' musical theater work 'Hercules and the Hydra' in Weill Recital Hall.  O-Lan was running the production (for which she was trying to find investors).  I worked with her for about a week and got to know her pretty well.  O-Lan has a Kevin Bacon score of 2.

Does that make me a 3?

Ran
Monday, March 31, 2003

Ran: Yes.

The score is the number of connections between any given actor and Kevin Bacon.  So, an actor with a score of 1 was in a movie with Kevin Bacon; an actor with a score of 2 was in a movie with someone who was in a movie with Kevin Bacon, and so on.

Brent P. Newhall
Monday, March 31, 2003

Apparently the highest possible Bacon number is 10, with only 1 actor having it.

http://oracleofbacon.org/cgi-bin/oracle/center-cgi?who=Kevin+Bacon

.
Tuesday, April 01, 2003

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