If you’re unfamiliar with “six degrees of separation,” the theory is any two people on Earth are six (or fewer) acquaintances apart. “Six degrees of Kevin Bacon” is an application of this idea, in which movie fans challenge each other to find a connection between any Hollywood actor and Kevin Bacon through their film roles.
The game was created in the mid-90s, after Kevin Bacon said in an interview with Premiere magazine he had worked with everybody in Hollywood — or someone who's worked with them.
Sounds like another star, don’t you think? With the headlines and Oscar buzz surrounding THE DISASTER ARTIST, we challenged ourselves to “six degrees of James Franco.” See which A-list stars he’s connected to through his newest film, out December 8.
THE DISASTER ARTIST
James Franco to Zac Efron
When Greg Sestero (Dave Franco), an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. What they end up making, however, is “the greatest bad movie” of all time. Hear from the stars about their “love letter” to THE ROOM cast in this exclusive clip.
Seth Rogen — who’s been in three films with James Franco so far — also stars as script supervisor Sandy Schklair. Zac Efron plays the minor role of Dan Janjigian, who played drug dealer Chris-R in THE ROOM.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Zac Efron to Michelle Williams
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Hugh Jackman stars alongside Zac Efron as Phillip Carlyle, whom P.T. Barnum convinces to join his wondrous show.
Opening December 20, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN also stars Michelle Williams as Charity Barnum, Rebecca Ferguson as opera singer Jenny Lind and Zendaya as circus performer Anne Wheeler.
Michelle Williams to Julianne Moore
Released October 20, WONDERSTRUCK tells the story of Ben (Oakes Fegley) and Rose (newcomer Millicent Simmonds), two children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.
WONDERSTRUCK also stars Michelle Williams as Ben’s mother, Elaine, and Julianne Moore as silent film star Lillian Mayhew.
Julianne Moore to Matt Damon
Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns — the perfect place to raise a family. In the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that, but the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality.
Directed by George Clooney, SUBURBICON stars Matt Damon as husband and father Gardner Lodge and Julianne Moore as sisters Rose and Margaret. Hear from the cast about working together on the Coen Brothers film, released October 27, in our exclusive interview.
Matt Damon to Christoph Waltz
Opening December 22, DOWNSIZING imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small.
People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.
The social satire also stars Hong Chau and Christoph Waltz, who befriend small Paul after he arrives in Leisure Land.
Christopher Waltz to Judi Dench
In TULIP FEVER, an artist (Dane DeHaan) falls for a young married woman (Alicia Vikander) while he's commissioned by her wealthy husband (Christoph Waltz) to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam.
The lovers, scheming to run away together, gamble on the blooming tulip market as a way to raise money — but will it be their happily ever after?
TULIP FEVER was released September 1 and also features Academy Award-winner Judi Dench as the superior of a convent.
Our “six degrees of separation” led us from James Franco all the way to Judi Dench — two contenders for this year’s Oscars. See THE DISASTER ARTIST this December at AMC, and don’t miss our other upcoming releases, including THE GREATEST SHOWMAN and DOWNSIZING. Get your tickets today.