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Five degrees of Kevin

By Laurie Bennett

September 30, 2011 at 3:25am

Is there a chance the Footloose remake can outshine the original?

Maybe, but we seriously doubt there will ever be a pastime called “Six Degrees of Kenny Wormald,” named for the star in the new version, which opens in theaters next month.

Muckety runs on the same principle behind the Kevin Bacon trivia game. To illustrate the actor’s ever-increasing reach, we’ve added a feature to many of our pages called “Five Degrees of Kevin.”

Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon

The original concept for the game was that Bacon had made so many movies you could connect almost anyone in Hollywood to him in six steps or less.

But Bacon’s orbit is much larger than filmdom. We’ve written before about the high-powered family tree of his wife, Kyra Sedgwick.

The couple now has unfortunate connections to the many people who invested in Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff.

When we counted links to Bacon within five steps, we came up with more than 41,000 people in our database.

A few of our favorites:

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