January 22, 2007
Nancy Rapoport to Kevin Bacon in Four Steps
Posted by Alan Childress
Given Nancy Rapoport's credited role in the Enron movie, I proposed here that she be subjected to the degrees-of-Bacon analysis. This cannot be done with your usual law professor, though I guess one could name a few other possibles (especially if relatives count, such as Elizabeth McGovern's dad [and she starred in She's Having a Baby directly with Kevin Bacon]).
My best solution for Nancy-Kevin was five links, and each actor portrayed a lawyer at least once in the chain. She 'saw' my five and raised.
- My five: Nancy to narrator Peter Coyote in her movie; Coyote (as DA) to Glenn Close (as defense attorney) in Jagged Edge; Glenn Close to Michael Douglas (as attorney/cautionary tale) in Fatal Attraction; Michael Douglas to Demi Moore in Disclosure; and Demi Moore (as military attorney) to Kevin Bacon (as same) in A Few Good Men.
- Her four: start same but connect Glenn Close to John Lithgow in The World According to Garp; then Lithgow to Bacon in Footloose.
Nancy wins. In this particular game, however, second prize is more prestigious.
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Or four steps by eventually connecting Glenn Close to Jack Nicholson in Mars Attacks! and then JN to KB in A Few Good Men.
Posted by: Childress | Jan 28, 2007 8:39:08 PM
Ok, now I have it in just THREE steps: Nancy to Peter Coyote in Enron, Coyote to Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich, Roberts to Kevin Bacon in Flatliners. There!
Nancy Rapoport thus has a lower Bacon number than many many [other] actors in Hollywood [or Houston] do.
Posted by: Childress | Jan 29, 2007 12:47:36 PM