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Leonardo DiCaprio was in Catch Me If You Can with Tom Hanks
who was in Toy Story with Wallace Shawn
who was in Clueless with Alicia Silverstone
who was in Batman & Robin with Arnold Schwarzenegger
who was Conan The Barbarian with James Earl Jones

Next up: Arnold Schwarzenegger to Robert Patrick without any films/shows about robots.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was in Predator with Jesse Ventura
Ventura was in Repossessed with Ned Beatty
Beatty was in Charlie Wilson’s War with Philip Seymour Hoffman
Hoffman was in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with Josh Hutcherson
Hutcherson was in Bridge to Terabithia with Robert Patrick

Next: Ken Watanabe to Toshiro Mifune without using Samurai films.

Given that the only Mifune films I’ve seen are Yojimbo, Seven Samurai and Rashomon, I think it’s fair to say I won’t be able to do that one.

That’s what IMDB is for!

I had to use imdb for Mifune, but luckily he was in a movie with James Garner which made the rest pretty straightforward:

Ken Watanabe was in Inception with Tom Berenger
Tom Berenger was in The Big Chill with Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum was in Jurassic Park with Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough was in The Great Escape with James Garner
James Garner was (apparently) in Grand Prix with Toshiro Mifune

Next up: How about Pete Postlethwaite to Denzel Washington?

Pete Postlethwaite was in Alien 3 with Sigourney Weaver
Weaver was in Paul with Simon Pegg
Pegg was in Star Trek with Leonard Nimoy
Nimoy was in Star Trek the undiscovered country with Christopher Plummer
Plummer was in Inside Man with Denzel Wahington.

Next up: How about Pierce Brosnan to Max Von Sydow using a 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 as one of the links. (It’s easier than you think.)

Okay, let’s do this!

Pierce Brosnan was in The Thomas Crown Affair with Denis Leary
Leary was in Love Walked In with J.K. Simmons
Simmons was in Spider-Man with 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88
Delta 88 was in Stigmata with Jonathon Price
Price was in Game of Thrones with Max von Sydow

You may have known an easier way, but I really had to research this one.

Next up: Alec Baldwin to Chris Pine and bonus points if you can get Harrison Ford and/or Ben Affleck in there as well to encompass all the actors who have played Jack Ryan. I don’t think it’s possible to get all four, but maybe someone will surprise me. Note that Baldwin and Pine have to be the first and last entries!

EDIT: Scratch that, it IS possible to get all four!

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In response to this thread being abandoned: BUMP!

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Fine, I’m doing this myself as it has lingered too long.

Alec Baldwin was in The Hunt for Red October with Sean Connery
Connery was in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with Harrison Ford
Ford was in Blade Runner with Rutger Hauer
Hauer was in Buffy the Vampire Slayer with Ben Affleck
Affleck was in Smoking Aces with Chris Pine

I get all the points! Anyone is welcome to come up with the next one if we want the game to continue.


Fine! Do Harrison Ford with Abe Vigoda!

(actually, I would be impressed if anyone can do that. Abe has done a lot of stuff, though, I think it’s totally possible.)

(Edit: I think @bruitist should give you all the points, for this round at least @COMaestro . I’ll give you all of mine, at least. I think I got a whole 10, or 15, maybe.)

Actually, it’s not that hard. If it were only Three Degrees it’d be a cakewalk (Ford -> Hamill -> Vigoda)! However:

Harrison Ford was in Air Force One with Gary Oldman
Oldman was in Bram Stoker’s Dracula with Cary Elwes
Elwes was in The Princess Bride with Billy Crystal
Crystal was in When Harry Met Sally with Meg Ryan
Ryan was in Joe Versus the Volcano with Abe Vigoda

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Wow. Smoked it COM!

New one. Connect Cary Grant to Cary Elwes.


Right, let’s take this old jalopy for a spin.

Cary Grant in North By Northwest with Eva Marie Saint
who was in On The Waterfront with Marlon Brando (thanks, Lloyd Cole!)
who was in The Island Of Doctor Moreau with Val Kilmer
who was in Top Gun with Meg Ryan
who was in When Harry Met Sally with Billy Crystal
who was in The Princess Bride with Cary Elwes.

Tryyyyy… Anne Bancroft to Anne Hathaway.

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That’s seven people.

Six people version:

Cary Grant was in Walk Don’t Run with George Takei
who was in Mulan with Ming-Na Wen
who was in Agents of Shield with Mallory Jansen
who was in Galavant with Timothy Omundson
who was in Psych with Cary Elwes


Shows how long it’s been. I got it in my head it had to be six links.

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Psych! I miss that show so much!

My partner’s been rewatching it recently, so it’s fresh in my mind :smiley:

I don’t suppose it’s back on Netflix, is it? It was great for random background television when doing something else. If I have to dig out my DVD’s, it’s just too much work :stuck_out_tongue: