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Six degrees

Just a shade too late, but have to mention this, since I took another route through the Toy Story films to get there…

Emma Stone was in Zombieland with Woody Harrelson
was in Cheers with John Ratzenberger
was in Toy Story with Tom Hanks
was in Cloud Atlas with Susan Sarandon
was in Elizabethtown with Kirsten Dunst

This was surprisingly straightforward.

Michael Fassbender is in A Dangerous Method with Keira Knightly
Keira Knightly is in The Phantom Menace with Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is in Thor with Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth is in Star Trek with Karl Urban
Karl Urban is in The Two Towers with Ian McKellen

Raul Julia to Kylie Minogue without using Street Fighter.

Raul Julia was in Addams Family Values with
Joan Cusack was in Grosse Pointe Blank with
John Cusack was in Con Air with
Nichoas Cage was in Snake Eyes with
Carla Gugino was in San Andreas with
Kylie Minogue

Stumped for another challenge again, though :confused:

Edit: Sylvester Stallone to Karl Urban without Judge Dredd

Yes, but did you know that Ian McKellen was in the film Six Degrees of Separation?

Michael Fassbender was in Inglourious Basterds with Brad Pitt
was in Burn After Reading with John Malkovich
was in Being John Malkovich with John Cusack
was in Sixteen Candles with Anthony Michael Hall
was in Six Degrees of Separation with Ian McKellen

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This thread is getting very meta.


Sylvester Stallone is in Demolition Man with Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock is in Miss Congeniality with Michael Caine
Michael Caine is in The Prestige with Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman is in X-Men Origins: Wolverine with Dominic Monaghan
Dominic Monaghan is in The Two Towers with Karl Urban

'80s pop stars! Kylie Minogue to Luke Goss.

Kylie Minogue was in Mortal Kombat Street Fighter with JCVD
who was in Universal Soldier with Dolph Lundgren
who was in Rocky IV with Sylvester Stallone
who was in Demolition Man with Wesley Snipes
who was in Blade II with Luke Goss

What an action fest!

How about Anne Hathaway to Jane Seymour without any historical dramas?

I think there may be a slight error here.


D’oh! Street Fighter…

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This is just a suggestion, obviously I haven’t entered the fray yet, but I am totally digging these two formats for readability:

(Number the 1st)

Alan was in This title with
Beth was in This title with
Chloe was in This title with
Danielle was in This title with
Erik was in This title with

(Number the 2nd)

Alan was in This title with Beth
was in This title with Chloe
was in This title with Danielle
was in This title with Erik
was in This title with Kevin Bacon

A few people have used these formats. They’re totally easier to read, right? It’s not just me?

(And also, all the “fake” alphabetic names I used above are for people I’ve met online or in person i.r.l. Erik is totally @tengblad, I couldn’t resist. And I met KB at a film festival, I had to skip a few letters because I thought it would be funny to end it that way. I don’t think you can use me as a “degree.” Don’t ask me, though, @bruitist is the bossmonster of this thread.)


Okay, this has gone on for too long. So:

Anne Hathaway was in The Dark Knight Rises with Christian Bale
Bale was in The Machinist with Michael Ironside
Ironside was in Top Gun with Tom Skerritt
Skerritt was in The Dead Zone with Christopher Walken
Walken was in The Wedding Crashers with Jane Seymour

Next up: Chuck Norris to Jackie Chan, and since they were mostly known for martial arts, I want the connected movies to have no guns in them.

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This took some serious research! Not sure about the presence of guns in a couple of these as I haven’t seen them in many years …

Chuck Norris is in Dodgeball with Ben Stiller
who’s in The Pick of Destiny with Jack Black
who’s in Ice Age with Alan Tudyk
who’s in Frozen with Maurice LaMarche
who’s in Jackie Chan Adventures with Jackie Chan

Next up: Alan Tudyk to John Ratzenberger without using any Disney or Pixar films.

Retroactive Disney films better not count.

Alan Tudyk is in Dodgeball with Chuck Norris
who’s in The Expendables 3 with Bruce Willis
who’s in National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon with Samuel L. Jackson
who’s in Star Wars Episode 3: revenge of the Sith with Frank Oz
who’s in Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes back with John Ratzenberger

If that all checks out I’m going for the highly anticipated Mr & Mrs Columbo link.

Peter Falk to Kate Mulgrew

Oh, and one more thing. No Star Trek allowed.

Not sure about the Jackie Chan Adventures as I’ve never watched any episodes, but since it’s a kids show I’m assuming no one got shot at least, so I’m allowing it.

That was my thinking too :smiley:

Peter Falk was in Made with Vince Vaughn
Vaughn was in Four Christmases with Colleen Camp
Camp was in Greedy with Michael J. Fox
Fox was in Back to the Future with Christopher Lloyd
Lloyd was in Camp Nowhere with Kate Mulgrew

Crap, I really wanted to put Clue in as a link between Camp and Lloyd, but I needed the buffer space to get six.

EDIT: Oh, need to make the next one. Um…

Steve Gutenberg to Michael Winslow, no Police Academy films.


Steve Guttenberg was in Short Circuit with Ally Sheedy
was in Breakfast Club with Emilio Estevez
was in Repo Man with Harry Dean Stanton
was in Alien with John Hurt
was in Spaceballs with Michael Winslow

Next up… I hear there’s a remake of The Magnificent Seven on the horizon. How 'bout Steve McQueen to Toshiro Mifune?

Ooh, nice one. Okay…

Steve McQueen was in Papillon with Dustin Hoffman
Hoffman was in Hero with Tom Arnold
Arnold was in True Lies with Bill Paxton
Paxton was in Vertical Limit with Scott Glenn
Glenn was in The Challenge with Toshiro Mifune

Next up: Edward Furlong to Christian Bale, no Terminator films.

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Went down a lot of entertaining-yet-fruitless rabbit holes on this one, but here goes:

Edward Furlong was in Pecker with Martha Plimpton
who was in The Goonies with Josh Brolin
who was in Hail, Caesar! with George Clooney
who was in Fantastic Mr. Fox with Willem Dafoe
who was in American Psycho with Christian Bale

And since I now have Wes Anderson on the brain, let’s try this:
Jeff Goldblum to Bill Murray, using at least one entirely (or almost entirely) black-and-white film in the middle somewhere.

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Jeff Goldblum was in Earth Girls are Easy with Michael McKean
McKean was in Clue with Madeline Kahn
Kahn was in Young Frankenstein with Gene Hackman
Hackman was in Loose Cannons with Dan Aykroyd
Aykroyd was in Ghostbusters with Bill Murray

Connect Gene Wilder to Richard Pryor without using any movies they were in together.

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