6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon or “Bacon’s Law” is a parlour game based on the “six degrees of separation” concept, which posits that any two people on Earth are six or fewer acquaintance links apart. Movie buffs challenge each other to find the shortest path between an arbitrary actor and prolific actor Kevin Bacon. It rests on the assumption that anyone involved in the Hollywood film industry can be linked through their film roles to Bacon within six steps. In 2007, Bacon started a charitable organization called SixDegrees.org.


Here’s an example –
Bill Pullman has a Bacon number of 2.

Bill Pullman
was in
A League of Their Own
Tracy Reiner
who was in
Apollo 13
Kevin Bacon


Try it out at: The Oracle of Bacon