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Cary Elwes was in The Princess Bride with Wallace Shawn
Wallace Shawn was in Clueless with Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd was in Captain America: Civil War with Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey Jr was in Ally McBeal with Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu was in Elementary with Roger Rees

I’ll carry on the Robin Hood theme with Kevin Costner to Russell Crowe.


Was anyone else just winging the first four connections and then really researching the last two? That was working for me really well until this one. Oh well.

Kevin Costner was in The War with Elijah Wood
Wood was in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers with Karl Urban
Urban was in Star Trek with Chris Pine
Pine was in Rise of the Guardians with Hugh Jackman
Jackman was in Les Miserables with Russel Crowe

Man, making it exactly six is hard sometimes. This one could have been done in four.

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I’m mostly doing these in my head with the occasional check of an actor’s name or looking someone up to remind myself what they’ve been in that I’ve seen.

It gets hard when I can only think of one thing they’ve been in, so I have to go through that. I gave up on John Goodman as I couldn’t remember anything but Coyote Ugly and then couldn’t go anywhere from that.

Oops, forgot a new one. Okay, how about Morgan Freeman (who I really wanted to use in the last one but couldn’t due to the Robin Hood restriction) to Kiefer Sutherland barring the use of movies they were in together.

Morgan Freeman was in Chain Reaction with Rachel Weisz
who was in The Mummy with Brendan Fraser
who was in Airheads with Michael McKean
who was in This is Spinal Tap with Harry Shearer
who was in The Simpsons with Kiefer Sutherland

Dunno though. Using The Simpsons feels like cheating.

Oh I’m an idiot.

Micheal McKean was in This Is Spinal Tap with Christopher Guest
who was in A Few Good Men with Kiefer Sutherland!

On the tenuous theme - Billy Crystal to Meg Ryan without using Rob Reiner.


Billy Crystal was in Father’s Day with Robin Williams
Williams was in The World According to Garp with Glenn Close
Close was in The Stepford Wives with Christopher Walken
Walken was in Catch Me If You Can with Tom Hanks
Hanks was in Joe Versus The Volcano (again) with Meg Ryan

Again, a pairing that could have been done in four. Oh well.

Next up, Adam West to Ben Affleck, and back to the no Batman restriction.

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Adam West is in Family Guy with Seth Green
Seth Green is in Austin Powers with Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell is in Zoolander with Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller is in Mystery Men with Janeane Garofalo
Janeane Garofalo is in Dogma with Ben Affleck

In a similar vein: Christopher Reeve to Henry Cavill with no Superman.

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Christopher Reeve was in The Remains of the Day with Anthony Hopkins
Hopkins was in Thor with Stellan Skarsgard
Skarsgard was in Passion of Mind with Demi Moore
Moore was in G.I. Jane with Jim Caviezel
Caviezel was in The Count of Monte Cristo with Henry Cavill

I’m liking this theme, so let’s go with Tobey Maguire to Tom Holland with no Spider-Man.


Tobey Macguire was in Seabiscuit with Jeff Bridges
Bridges was in The Big Lebowski with Philip Seymour Hoffman
Hoffman was in Charlie Wilson’s War with Tom Hanks
Hanks was in Angels and Demons with Ewan Macgregor
Macgregor was in The Impossible with Tom Holland

Okay… Can we do Sean Connery to Daniel Craig with no Bond?

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Got stuck on doing it in five for a while (Chris Barrie to Danny John-Jules to Wesley Snipes in Blade 2 to Connery in Rising Sun), but I think I’ve cracked it!

Daniel Craig was in Tomb Raider with Chris Barrie
who was in Red Dwarf with Danny John-Jules
who was in Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels with Vinnie Jones
who was in Gone In 60 Seconds with Nic Cage
who was in The Rock with Sean Connery.

Nice one, that was pretty tough.

Alec Baldwin to Tina Fey without using 30 Rock.

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Alec Baldwin is in The Shadow with Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen is in X-Men: Days of Future Past with Evan Peters
Evan Peters is in Kick-Ass with Mark Strong
Mark Strong is in Sherlock Holmes with Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams is in Mean Girls with Tina Fey

Picking these two just because I always get them mixed up: Lena Headey to Jaimie Alexander.

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Lena Headey was in 300 with Dominic West
who was in The Wire with Wood Harris
who was in House with Hugh Laurie
who was in The Night Manager with Tom Hiddleston
who was in Thor: The Dark World with Jaimie Alexander.

I feel bad about using The Wire, not least because you could just go Headey-West-Idris Elba-Alexander, but HEY HO. I do feel good about being able to drag Wood Harris’ name up from somewhere in the depths of my memory.

Mick Jagger to David Bowie, if you’d be so kind!

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Mick Jagger was in Gimme Shelter with Keith Richards
who was in Pirates of the Caribbean: World’s End with Johnny Depp
who was in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus with Tom Waits
who was in Down By Law with John Lurie
who was in The Last Temptation of Christ with David Bowie

Had to reinforce my memory with a little IMDB there, but I think I got it. Hooray for Terry Gilliam!

Speaking of… how about Terry Gilliam to John Cleese without Monty Python?


This took me a bit of research. I’m slightly disappointed that my answer didn’t end up including Spice World

John Cleese was in Doctor Who with Tom Baker
Tom Baker was in Black-Adder II with Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry was in V for Vendetta with Hugo Weaving
Hugo Weaving was in The Fellowship of the Ring with Sean Bean
Sean Bean was in Jupiter Ascending with Terry Gilliam

More singers who act (or vice versa): Meat Loaf to Jack Black.


Meat Loaf was in Rocky Horror Picture Show with Tim Curry
Tim Curry was in Over the Garden Wall with Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood was in Black and White with Robert Downey Junior
RDJ was in Captain America: Civil War with Jim Rash
Jim Rash was in Community with Jack Black

Struggled with that third line as I was desperate to use Community at the end!

Speaking of which, Chevy Chase to Alison Brie, please :wink:


Chevy Chase is in Spies Like Us with Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd is in Blues Brothers with Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher is in Star Wars with Anthony Daniels
Anthony Daniels is in The Lego Movie with Will Arnett
Will Arnett is in BoJack Horseman with Alison Brie

And as we’re on Star Wars, John Boyega to Oscar Isaac.


John Boyega is in Attack the Block with Nick Frost
is in The World’s End with Pierce Brosnan
is in The Long Good Friday with Helen Mirren
is in Trumbo with John Goodman
is in Inside Llewyn Davis with Oscar Isaac

Don’t know if that was hard, or I made it hard on myself. Probably both.

Let’s try some other space movie actors: John Hurt to Sigourney Weaver. No Alien films.


I should say that I wanted to work King Ralph in there so, so badly, but couldn’t make it happen. Anyone who actually can gets a gold star.

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John Hurt is in Doctor Who with Jenna Louise Coleman
Jenna Louise Coleman is in Captain America: The First Avenger with Hugo Weaving
Hugo Weaving is in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman is in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy with Alan Rickman (or Sam Rockwell)
Alan Rickman (or Sam Rockwell) is in Galaxy Quest with Sigourney Weaver

I think that might be enough space films now … Ian Holm to Martin Freeman without anything Tolkien!


John Hurt was in I, Clavdivs with Derek Jacobi
who was in The King’s Speech with Colin Firth
who was in Kingsmen with Samuel L. Jackson
who was in Avengers Assemble with Chris Hemsworth
who was in Cabin In The Woods with Sigourney Weaver.

Knew I wanted to get to Cabin In The Woods somehow. Took me a while to find it. :smiley:

Ewan McGregor to Alec Guinness sans Star Wars, s’il-vous plait.

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