Anyone Up for Six Degrees of Mitchell?

Just like the traditional Six Degrees thought exercise but limited in that your only connection to JDB is via Mitchell.

I’ll start: Robert Redford

With Paul Newman in The Sting

Paul was in Hombre with the eminently cuddly Cummins in Mitchell.

Any takers? The bigger the star, the better.


Merritt Stone was in The Magic Sword with Gary Lockwood

Gary Lockwood was in Hawaii 5-0

John Saxon was also in Hawaii 5-0 (different episode, but I say it counts)

John Saxon was in Mitchell


Arnold Schwarzenegger was in True Lies with Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis was in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later with Janet Leigh

Janet Leigh was in Psycho with Martin Balsam

Martin Balsam was in Mittens, er Mitchell


Bob Hope —
Was in a 1988 episode of “Highway to Heaven” starring Michael Landon —
Who earlier starred in “Little House on the Prairie” with Merlin Olsen —
Who played Benton, the heavy, in “Mitchell” alongside JDB.

(You can connect a LOT of people through this route — Josh Brolin, Helen Hunt, Dick Van Dyke, Paul Walker, Eli Wallach, Matthew Perry, John Agar, Ed Asner, Leslie Nielsen, Wil Wheaton, Donald O’Connor, James Earl Jones, Grampa Borgnine …)


Ditto Mars Attacks! Those big ensemble cast movies are great for six degrees.


Oh this is a good one!

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Shia Labeouf:

In the “Jiffy Lube Masterpiece Theater” classic Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull with Harrison Ford.

Ford was Solo to Billy Dee Williams’s Lando.

Williams was in another Experiment-worthy film called Timebomb (1984) alongside yachting-enthusiast Merlin Olsen (who still had not found his instrument).


Todd Bass (who portrays the snot nose punk Mitchell tells to buzz off) appeared in an episode of Gunsmoke. Which starred James Arness. Who is the ugly and stupid estranged brother of Peter Graves. Tonight on Biography.


So, you can’t just go, “Robert Redford with Joe Don Baker in The Natural?” Hmm.

OK, Farrah Fawcett(-Majors).

With Michael York in Logan’s Run.
With Jennifer Coolidge in (the '90s version of) Not Of This Earth.
With Linda Evans in this year’s Swan Song.


Tom Hanks -

Was in Brian De Palma’s The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) co-starring Bruce Willis -
Who co-starred with Sidney Poitier in Michael Canton Jones’ The Jackal (1997) -
Who starred with Katherine Hepburn in Stanley Kramer’s Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967) -
Who appeared with James Stewart in George Cukor’s The Philadelphia Story -
Who starred in a western Bandolero! (1968) directed by Andrew V. McLagen -
Who directed a film called Mitchell (1975).

There’s 6 Degrees of Mitchell.


HRH Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Realms

Was acquainted with

Diana Spencer, Princess Of Wales (deceased)

Who is currently being portrayed in a feature film by

Kirsten Stewart

Who starred in the 2003 film Cold Creek alongside

Stephen Dorff

who was in the 2009 film Public Enemies, a vehicle for

Johnny Depp

who was in A Nightmare On Elm Street, as was

John Saxon

Who was Walter Deaney in Mitchell alongside the irrepressible



Sir Ian McKellen was in Richard III with
Dame Maggie Smith, who was in Harry Potter with
Daniel Radcliff, who was in Miracle Workers with
Steve Buscemi, who was in Con Air with
Ving Rhames, who was in Pulp Fiction directed by
Quentin Tarantino, who directed an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation called “Grave Danger” starring
John Saxon, who, for a bad guy seemed to have a lot of presents under that Christmas tree in the background when he’s talking to
JDB’s Mitchell.

This connects JDB to the cast of the Harry Potter movies, Downton Abbey, The Crown through Helena Bonham Carter in HP, and lots more! There’s even a connection to the cast of Monty Python through John Cleese in HP – who would have thought :laughing:


Aw man, I missed a golden opportunity here. This is how it should of went down:

Kevin Bacon was in Apollo 13 with Bill Paxton who was in The Terminator with Arnold Schwarzenegger etc.

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Where’s the fun in that?




JDB was in Mars Attacks! with Paul Winfield who was in The Terminator


Yeah but I initially missed capturing the two Kings of six degrees themselves. I am ashamed.

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Let’s see…

Legendary Hollywood stuntman Dick Ziker played Alley Hood #1 in Mitchell
And he did the stunt driving for Christopher Plummer in Man in the Chair
Who was the emperor in Starcrash with Marjoe Gortner
Who played a lunatic in Eathquake with Charlton Heston
Who hunted down a sniper in Two Minute Warning with Martin Balsam
Who was in Mitchell—hey, waitaminute!


All roads lead to Mitchell!


Oh, it’s much more direct than that. Bacon was in a movie called Criminal Law with Joe Don Baker.