Monday, January 22, 2007
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.