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So I mentioned to my wife that google could now compute an actor's Bacon Number, and that I couldn't find anyone with a number higher than two (meaning they were in a movie with someone who was in a movie with Kevin Bacon). And, of course, many of them have appeared in a movie with Bacon (so have a Bacon Number of 1).

[Nit pick - Kermit the Frog is three, but only because Google has a step between Kermit and Frank Oz].

So she said "Well, what about David Arnott?" (A friend and BGGer).

"Well, I was referring to major actors, people that the public knows by name/sight, not just friends of ours."

But low and Behold: Googling "Bacon Number David Arnott"

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David Arnott's Bacon number is 2

David Arnott and Bruce McGill appeared in Three Fugitives.
Bruce McGill and Kevin Bacon appeared in National Lampoon's Animal House.


So, Chit Chat ... find an actor. 1 GG for best actor with a higher number. Should be working, have good name recognition. Bonus points if you get to 4 (or higher), but I imagine that's unpossible.
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And, as a friday challenge, you have to do it via memory and google. No checking out dedicated websites.
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Justin Bieber. gulp

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Justin Bieber's Bacon number is 4
Justin Bieber and Riker Lynch appeared in School Gyrls.
Riker Lynch and Gwyneth Paltrow appeared in Glee: The 3D Concert Movie.
Gwyneth Paltrow and John Lithgow appeared in Classical Baby: I'm Grown Up Now: The Poetry Show.
John Lithgow and Kevin Bacon appeared in Footloose.
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Found a five, but I don't usually think of pro tennis players...

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Novak Djokovic's Bacon number is 5
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer appeared in 2008 Wimbledon Official Film.
Roger Federer and Andy Roddick appeared in Wimbledon 2009 Official Film.
Andy Roddick and John McEnroe appeared in Unstrung.
John McEnroe and January Jones appeared in Anger Management.
January Jones and Kevin Bacon appeared in X-Men: First Class.


Peyton Manning is a 3.
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I'll give you the GG if nobody does anything better and you produce any 12 year old girl who will refer to Justin Beiber as "an actor."

Edit -- Ditto any tennis player.

Further Edit -- Mick Jagger is 2. Madonna is 2. Tina Turner is 2. David Bowie is 2. It's uncanny.

Further Further -- And noted thespian Michael Jackson? 2.
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Higgins the Dog played Benji - he's a 3.
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Shane Carruth's Bacon number is 4
Shane Carruth and David Sullivan appeared in Primer.
David Sullivan and Melinda McGraw appeared in Skateland.
Melinda McGraw and Arthur Rosenberg appeared in House of Frankenstein 1997.
Arthur Rosenberg and Kevin Bacon appeared in Footloose.


Carruth is mostly a writer and director, but is credited as an actor in the 2004 movie "Primer". So, he is active, just not as an actor anymore.

Hard as this involves lots of edge cases to get numbers above 3.


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Charlie Chaplin -- 2.
But Shirley Temple and Humphrey Bogart are both 3s.

Obviously a cheat since of the generational differences, but just goes to show how hard this is.
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I'll get tough with a real "film" actor.

Bleuette Bernon, starred in Jeanne d'Arc c.1900 written and directed by Georges Méliès.

Bleuette Bernon has a Bacon number of 5.

And yes, you have seen her before.

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Ok, I decided to look for child actors... and found a name that the Bacon Number finder on Google doesn't even return a result for... so, this could be Bacon # of infinity.... the kid appears to have been in 23 titles as well.

Tucker Albrizzi

[edit] oh well.
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peapicker wrote:
Ok, I decided to look for child actors... and found a name that the Bacon Number finder on Google doesn't even return a result for... so, this could be Bacon # of infinity.... the kid appears to have been in 23 titles as well.

Tucker Albrizzi


Tucker Albrizzi has a Bacon number of 2.

Tucker Albrizzi
was in
Hop (2011)
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was in
Picture Perfect (1997)
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International actors, been poking around foreign films. How about:

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Ousmane Sembène's Bacon number is 6
Ousmane Sembène and Tabara Ndiaye appeared in Ceddo.
Tabara Ndiaye and Awa Sene Sarr appeared in Faat Kiné.
Awa Sene Sarr and Emile Abossolo M'Bo appeared in Kirikou and the Wild Beasts.
Emile Abossolo M'Bo and Stanislas Merhar appeared in Workers for the Good Lord.
Stanislas Merhar and Dianne Wiest appeared in Merci Docteur Rey.
Dianne Wiest and Kevin Bacon appeared in Footloose.
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Ooooold films....
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William Rufus Shafter's Bacon number is 7
William Rufus Shafter and Joseph Wheeler appeared in Surrender of General Toral.
Joseph Wheeler and Russell A. Alger appeared in General Wheeler and Secretary of War Alger at Camp Wikoff.
Russell A. Alger and William McKinley appeared in President McKinley Inauguration Footage.
William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt appeared in President McKinley Inauguration.
Theodore Roosevelt and Walter McGrail appeared in Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation.
Walter McGrail and Patty McCormack appeared in Here Comes the Groom.
Patty McCormack and Kevin Bacon appeared in Frost/Nixon.


Probably doesn't count unless politicians are actors.
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Kevin Bacon's Bacon number is 0

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Been working through actors from India. Having a hard time getting over a 3 there too, amazing.
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More (frustrating) 2's...

Tiny Lister
Jackie Chan
Daniel Day-Lewis
Ralph Macchio
Simon Pegg
Tony Danza
Anthony Hopkins
Sam Neill
Lance Henrikson
Ron Howard
Chris Tucker

...ARGH!
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AnakinOU wrote:
More (frustrating) 2's...

What's really fun is getting a 1 and then going "Oh yeah, right..."
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If President William McKinley gets a 4, then I just give up.
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Rodrigo Cortes has a Bacon number of 4.

Rodrigo Cortes
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Entre nosotros (2011)
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Zwerfsters (1989)
with
Peer Mascini
was in
Down (2001)
with
Michael J. Reynolds
was in
Where the Truth Lies (2005)
with
Kevin Bacon

Was in a recent movie "Buried"...I thought, hmm...an arthouse movie where he was the only actor. And he is alive and working.





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Prince is a 3

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Miranda July is a 3.
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Chatting with a coworker and we're just trying random famous people (non-actors) and mainly getting 3s. Then he says "Michael Jordan" and I blurt out "Two ... with Bill Murray in Space Jam."

Johnny Cash is 2, btw. Nelson Mandela is a 3. Obama is a 2.
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Bankler wrote:
Chatting with a coworker and we're just trying random famous people (non-actors) and mainly getting 3s. Then he says "Michael Jordan" and I blurt out "Two ... with Bill Murray in Space Jam."

Johnny Cash is 2, btw. Nelson Mandela is a 3. Obama is a 2.


It doesn't do Bush (either one), Putin, Cameron, etc. Bill Clinton is a 2. Hugo Chavez is a 4. Fidel Castro is a 3.
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Shane Black is a 3.
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Emil Sitka: 3
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