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The Return of Six Degrees of Star Wars

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Yes, folks, it's back. Pack the bags and head for the hills!

For those of you who have played "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," you know how this works. One person makes a challenge and anybody else can respond to it. If you are unsure how to play, watch how others do it and then join in. There are rules, though. Read carefully as, if you break any rules, your response is null and void...

1. The first person to respond correctly gets to make the next challenge. It does not matter if someone else comes back with a shorter linkage; the first response is the winner.

2. You don't need to wait for the challenger to confirm the response. Anybody can go to IMDb to confirm that the link is correct.

3. ACTORS ONLY!!! No directors, producers, etc. unless they have a confirmed role in a movie. For example, you can use Rob Reiner as a link but only in movies in which he has acted. Voice actors are fine (James Earl Jones) as are stand-in actors (Ahmed Best as the bodily stand in for the CGI Jar Jar Binks).

4. No TV shows, miniseries, made-for-TV movies, direct-to-video movies, videos, or video games can be used. It would be nearly impossible to confirm that Joe Schmoe had a cameo on one episode of Saturday Night Live in a single sketch, so we do not use them. You can tell what's what in IMDb by looking carefully at a listing... (V) after a listing means it's a video, (TV) means it's a made-for-TV movie, "TV Series" means just that, (VG) means video game, etc. Just look carefully.

5. The only eligible links are made using theatrically released movies. I don't care what country it was released in, just so long as it was on the big screen there. I also don't care if they are deleted footage appearances. So long as it can be confirmed via IMDb. Movies that have not yet been released cannot be used either.

6. Along those lines, "archived footage" does not count. So, for example, Jimmy Stewart appears in archival footage in the movie Gremlins in a scene where his film It's A Wonderful Life is playing in the background. That does not mean that Stewart was an actor in Gremlins. Nor were JFK or Lyndon Johnson actors in Forrest Gump.

7. You can link to any actor that has appeared in any SW FILM that was in theaters. "Droids," "Ewoks," and the Holiday Special among other TV released shows or videos do not count. That means Episode I, II, IV, V, and VI. When May 19 comes around, Episode III will be eligible to be used in this game. But not until then.

8. Some people, in the past, have preferred to only use the OT actors as opposed to PT actors. That is your personal preference. I don't care. But I am not making a rule regarding it. PT and OT are fair game.

9. Only one challenge at a time. If a first responder opts to give up their chance to pick the next challenge, the first person to post a new challenge is the active challenge. If two people post a challenge at the same time, the first post listed chronologically on the forum is the next challenge.

10. One (1) movie linking two actors counts as 1 degree of separation. Obviously, six is the maximum. If you exceed six, don't even bother posting it. It won't count.

11. Appearing as yourself in a documentary or any film, for that matter, is fine. Archived/Stock footage is not. This means that if the footage of a person was not originally shot for the film in question, then it does not count as an acting appearance. IMDb makes the distinction by listing archived footage appearances as just that "Archived Footage." An example of this is George Bush "appearing" in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit: 9/11." His footage was copped from a previously used source. He was not filmed specifically for this movie. So, Bush would not count as an actor in F:9/11.

12. These rules are subject to change, but since this is my thread, I make the official rule changes. If you have an idea for a rule, post it. If I, and others, like it, I will make it canon and add it here.

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Here's an example of how this is played...

Chevy Chase (Spies Like Us) Frank Oz (Empire Strikes Back) Yoda

Please remember to give the character name if it isn't obvious to everybody. Some people may not realize that Temuera Morrison played Jango Fett.

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LET'S PLAY!!!

The first challenge is a simple one, but since he is the original namesake for this game, I feel it only appropriate to open with...

Kevin Bacon
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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OK, by memory, let's see if I can do this one...

Kevin Bacon was in JFK with Joe Pesci.
Joe Pesci was in Goodfellas with Samuel L Jackson (episodes 1 and 2)

Next one is a tough one, let's see if anyone can do it... Charles Chaplin.
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Goering
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Charlie Chaplin (A King in New York) Rober Arden I (Little Shope of Horrors) Rick Moranis (Brewsters Millions) Richard Prior (Superman III) Christorpher Reeves (Superman II) Taurence Stamp (Episode I as Chancelor Valorum)

next one: Pamela Anderson
Why Anakin really turned to the dark side:
"Anakin, You're father I am" - Yoda
"No. No. That's not true! That's impossible!" - Anakin

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Pamela Anderson (Barb Wire) Temuera Morrison who played Jango Fett. Almost too simple as Morrison was the second credited on that one.

How about her fellow Baywatcher Nicole Eggert?
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Pamela is too easy.

Pamela Anderson appeared in Barbwire with Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett).
His characters name was Axel Hood.

Now, who can I pick?

Here's an easy one. I saw Spamalot on New Year's Eve. Let's do Hank Azaria.
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Sorry, already got Nicole Eggert up there as the challenge.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Even though mine is listed first??

Fine.

Nicole Eggbert was in Clan of the Cave Bear with Daryl Hannah.
Daryl Hannah was in Kill Bill Vol. 1 with Uma Thurman.
Uma Thurman was in Pulp Fiction with Samuel L. Jackson, aka Mace Windu.

Now someone can do Hank Azaria
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Mine is listed first. Simon's up there, then me, then yours.

Hank Azaria (Along Came Polly) Alec Baldwin (Hunt for Red October) Sean Connery (IJ/Last Crusade) Harrison Ford -- Han Solo.

Polly Holliday
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Polly Holliday was in Mrs. Doubtfire with Robin Williams.
Robin Williams was in Hook with Bob Hoskins.
Bob Hoskins was in Who Framed Roger Rabbit with Richard LeParmentier.

Richard LeParmentier was General Motti, first man ever to be force-choked.

Oh, this should be easy. How many steps to connect Ron Perlman?

Edit:...oh man, I wasn't paying attention.
You can make Perlman in 1.
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polly holliday (Mr. Wrong) Bill Pullman (Independance Day) Will Smith (Enemy of the State) Gene Hackman (Superman II) Terence Stamp (Episode II as Count Dooku)

ok, heres one i think should be harder Cassidy Rae

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beat me to it, damn...sorry about the first one being so easy, couldnt come up with anyone and didnt realize he was in Barb Wire
Why Anakin really turned to the dark side:
"Anakin, You're father I am" - Yoda
"No. No. That's not true! That's impossible!" - Anakin

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I'll do your Cassidy Rae, and then we can get to Ron Perlman.

Cassidy Rae was in Extreme Days with Dante Basco.
Dante Basco was in Hook with Bob Hoskins.
Hoskins -> Richard LeParmentier aka Motti.

Now someone can do Ron Perlman.
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Ron Pearlman(Alien Resurrection)Sigourney Weaver(Working Girl)Harrison Ford

How about Audrey Hepburn
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Audrey Hepburn (Robin and Marian) Sean Connery (The Avengers) Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction) Samual L. Jackson

probably not all that hard, but Adam Sandler
Why Anakin really turned to the dark side:
"Anakin, You're father I am" - Yoda
"No. No. That's not true! That's impossible!" - Anakin

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Adam Sandler (50 First Dates) Sean Astin (LOTR trilogy) Christopher Lee -- Count Dooku

Peter Weller
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Peter Weller (The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension) Jeff Goldbloom (Independance Day) Will Smith (Enemy of the State) Gene Hackman (Superman II) Terence Stamp (Episode II as Count Dooku)

John Wayne
Why Anakin really turned to the dark side:
"Anakin, You're father I am" - Yoda
"No. No. That's not true! That's impossible!" - Anakin

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I think you mean Terrence Stamp was in EP1 as Chancellor Valorum. No biggie that you confuse the fogies.

I've found a 2-jump for John Wayne, but I'll let someone else do it. I've had quite a few already. Let someone else have some fun.
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2 jump, eh? Oooh, I'm intrigued. I'm gonna post one and then I'd like to see yours anyway.

John Wayne (True Grit) Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now) Harrison Ford -- Han Solo.

Eddie Murphy
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Eddie Murphy (Trading Places) Jamie Lee Curtis (Fierce Creatures) John Cleese (The World is Not Enough) Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting) Ewan McGregor.


How about the most recent wardrobe malfunction, Tara Reid?

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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Originally posted by: Bossk
2 jump, eh? Oooh, I'm intrigued. I'm gonna post one and then I'd like to see yours anyway.
It appears I was thinking of 'jump' differently, because the one I found was just as long as yours:
John Wayne was in The Longest Day with Sean Connery. Connery -> Harrison Ford

3 people, 2 jumps between them.
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Tara Reid (My Boss' Daughter) Terence Stamp

Christopher Lambert

*Edit, you can also do Eddie Murphy in 1: Eddie Murphy (Coming to America) James Earl Jones
Why Anakin really turned to the dark side:
"Anakin, You're father I am" - Yoda
"No. No. That's not true! That's impossible!" - Anakin

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Starkiller, I was intending the same thing by "jump". I just wasn't expecting that I would get it in the same number as you. I thought I'd be one higher.

Simon, nice catch on Coming to America.

Gundark, hope you're happy.

Christopher Lambert (Mortal Kombat) Bridgette Wilson Sampras (Billy Madison) Adam Sandler (50 First Dates) Sean Astin (LOTR) Christopher Lee -- Dooku.

I'm sure there's a shorter one, but this still works.

Simon Rex
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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gonna bite cause i got it in two.

Simon Rex (Scary Movie 3) Pamela Anderson (Barb Wire) Temuera Morrison - Jango Fett


Gary Coleman
Why Anakin really turned to the dark side:
"Anakin, You're father I am" - Yoda
"No. No. That's not true! That's impossible!" - Anakin

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Gary Coleman (Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star) Brendan Fraser (Gods and Monsters) Ian McKellen (LOTR) Christopher Lee -- Count Dookie.

How about Jenna Jameson?
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Jenna Jameson (uncredited stripper in Analyze That) Robert De Niro (Jackie Brown) Samuel L. Jackson

Chow Yun Fat

*edit, unclear as to weather an uncredited appearance is ok, its listed on IMDB, but just in case it isnt

Jenna Jameson (Private Parts) Allison Janney (Six Days, Seven Nights) Harrison Ford
Why Anakin really turned to the dark side:
"Anakin, You're father I am" - Yoda
"No. No. That's not true! That's impossible!" - Anakin

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Chow Yun Fat was in Bulletproof Monk with Seann William Scott.
Seann William Scott was in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back with Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

Jimmy Kimmel