6 degrees of Kevin Bacon

One of the more amusing things to be found on the net is the University of Virginia's  Oracle of Bacon page.  Using it, one quickly discovers that The NERDS now have a "Kevin Bacon" number of 4.  The page also has " Star Links " which lets you calculate your "distance" to anyone in the  Internet Movie Database.

I couldn't resist.  Here are some results.

In 3 hops we can reach:

Sir Alec Guinness
Eric Idle
John Cleese
Michael Palin
Mark Hamil
James Earl Jones
Harrison Ford
Mel Gibson
Sean Connery
Roger Moore
William Shatner
Whoopi Goldberg
Madonna
Gérard Depardieu
James Belushi
Jack Nicholson
 
With 4 hops:
Leonard Nimoy
John Wayne
Harpo Marx
Woody Allen
Errol Flynn
Charlie Chaplin
Bob Vila
Tom Cruise
Cary Grant
Marylin Monroe
Mary Pickford
Lucille Ball
Walter Cronkite
James Stewart
Ronald Reagan
Elizabeth Taylor
Jay Leno
John Lennon
Takeshi Kaga
Alan Alda
Arlo Guthrie
Clint Eastwood
Jack Benny
Jerry Lewis
 
At 5 hops:
Norm Abram
Tsutomu Yamazaki (goro in "Tampopo")