Monday, 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 toRibbon 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

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