Six Degrees of Sarah Polley

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Six Degrees of Sarah Polley

Post by Timothy » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:58 am

Hey everyone, I thought it would be fun to try out an Avonlea game based on the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. The goal is to connect any movie or television actor to Sarah Polley in as few links as possible. The number of links will be called that particular actor's 'Polley number.'

For example, let's say someone said 'Madonna.' We would then try to find Madonna's link to Sarah Polley. Here is the closest example I could find below:

1. Madonna was in 'Shanghai Surprise' with Sean Penn.
2. Sean Penn was in 'Weight of Water' with Sarah Polley.

Therefore, Madonna has a Polley number of 2. After submitting the answer, you would then submit a new actor for the next round for others to find. (A useful tool for finding actors is the imdb.)

Okay, I'll start it off with an actor:

Megan Follows

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Post by Shelly » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:36 pm

Way too easy. ;) It's another two-degree separation, and you can do it several ways...

Megan was in Anne 1 with Cedric Smith, who was in RTA with Sarah. (You could also substitute Cedric's name for anyone else who was also in both Anne 1 and RTA. *nod*)

Or: Megan was in Under the Piano with Amanda Plummer, who was in My Life without Me with Sarah. (If you want to make a non-RTA connection.)

Next actor: Nicholas Campbell
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Post by Timothy » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:33 pm

Nicholas Campbell - Looks like there's quite a few 2-degrees of separation. I'll go with:

1. Campbell was in 'Cinderella Man' with the 'Chicker-ella Man' Chick Roberts.
2. Chick Roberts was in RTA with Sarah.

Also found one with while looking for crossing paths.

1. Campbell was in 'The Dead Zone' with Jackie Burroughs.
2. Jackie was in RTA with Sarah.


Next actor... drumroll... John Travolta

How many degrees separate Sarah with the King of Disco fever?

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Post by Shelly » Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:47 pm

Eventually, after putting him down, I remembered there's a one-degree separation between Nick Campbell and Sarah: They're both in the movie Siblings.

The one I was originally thinking of was a three-degree separation. Jeff Seymour guest-starred on DaVinci's Inquest (which stars NC). Jeff Seymour is in The Eleventh Hour with Semi Chellas. Semi was in Joe's So Mean to Josephine with Sarah.

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Meanwhile... I can connnect Travolta to Sarah in two degrees.

Travolta was in Pulp Fiction with Uma Thurman; Uma was in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen with Sarah.

Meh, why not? How 'bout Kevin Bacon himself? ;)
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Post by Timothy » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:22 pm

Shelly wrote:Eventually, after putting him down, I remembered there's a one-degree separation between Nick Campbell and Sarah: They're both in the movie Siblings.
Good 'un.
Shelly wrote:Meanwhile... I can connnect Travolta to Sarah in two degrees. Travolta was in Pulp Fiction with Uma Thurman; Uma was in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen with Sarah.
I was thinking Pulp Fiction connections too. Another 2-degree is John Travolta and Stockard Channing in Grease; and then Channing in a few Sarah projects including RTA.

Okay, I found a 2-degree separation with Kevin Bacon in Cave Dweller with Jackie Burroughs; and Jackie w/ Sarah in RTA. (He was also apparently in Footloose with Diane Wiest). Wow, Kevin Bacon really is connected!

Speaking of kevins... How about... Kevin Spacey.

(Who I hear will soon be in a movie playing an infamous villain)

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Post by Gwendolene » Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:11 am

Oooh I love this game! I can't believe it took me this long to discover this thread!

1. Kevin Spacey was in "Hurlyburly" with Sean Penn.
2. Sean Penn was in "Weight of the Water" with Sarah Polley.

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Post by Timothy » Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:06 am

Thanks Gwendolene. The game is on again. :)

1. Dame Judy Dench was M in Golden Eye with Pierce Brosnan
2. Pierce Brosnan was in the Thomas Crown Affair with Faye Dunaway
3. Faye Dunaway was in the RTA episode 'What A Tangled Web We Weave' with Zachary Bennett
4. Zachary was in RTA/Lantern Hill with Sarah Polley

I may be taking the long way around, but if it works, I'll take it. :)

Next up...

Gwyneth Paltrow

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Post by Gwendolene » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:40 pm

Easy!

1. Gwyneth Paltrow was in "Hook" starring Robin Williams.
2. Robin Williams was in "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" with Sarah Polley.


Next up, Bill Murray.

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Post by Timothy » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:54 pm

I know he should probably be in something with Eugene Levy, but I'll have to go with this...

1. Bill Murray was in Lost in Translation with Scarlet Johansson
2. Scarlet Johansson was in The Perfect Score with Kyle Labine (Davey Keith)
3. Davey Keith was in RTA with Sarah Polley.

How about Jack Nicholson?

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Post by Gwendolene » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:36 pm

Timothy wrote: 2. Scarlet Johansson was in The Perfect Score with Kyle Labine (Davey Keith)
That was Kyle Labine? It drove me up the wall trying to figure out who that actor was! Dave Keith, of course!

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

1. Jack Nicholson was in "As Good as it Gets" with Helen Hunt.
2. Helen Hunt was in was in "Pay it Forward" with Kevin Spacey.
3. Kevin Spacey was in "Hurlyburly" with Sean Penn.
4. Sean Penn was in "Weight of the Water" with Sarah Polley.

Charlize Theron

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Post by Timothy » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:40 am

Finally, I was able to find one with two degrees.

1. Charlize Theron was in Cider House Rules with Kate Nelligan
2. Kate Nelligan was in RTA's 'After the Honeymoon' with Sarah Polley.

Next smidgeon:
Tatum O'Neil

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Post by Gwendolene » Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:45 am

Ok, I'm sure I'm going at this the long way but here goes:

1. Tatum O'Neal was in 'Nickelodeon' with John Ritter
2. John Ritter was in 'North' with Scarlett Johansson
3. Scarlet Johansson was in 'The Perfect Score' with Kyle Labine (Davey Keith)
4. Kyle Labine was in RTA with Sarah Polley


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Post by Timothy » Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:58 am

Ha! Finally found one, thanks to imdb.

Toni Collette was in...

1. 'The Night Listener' with Robin Williams
2. Robin Williams was in 'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen' with Sarah Polley

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How about...

Kate Winslet?

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Post by Gwendolene » Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:18 am

Gracious Providence, this has been dormant for a while!

1. Kate Winslet was in 'Finding Neverland' with Johnny Depp
2. Johnny Depp was in 'Before Night Falls'
3. Sean Penn was in 'Weight of the Water' with Sarah Polley

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Post by Timothy » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:18 pm

1. Ben Barnes is in 'Dorian Gray' with Colin Firth
2. Firth was in 'Valmont' with Meg Tilly
3. Tilly was 'Evelyn' in RTA with Polley

Next: Christian Bale

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