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The Oracle
of Bacon

About the Oracle of Bacon

This is the most comprehensive version of the Kevin Bacon game on the web. The object of the game is to start with any actor or actress who has been in a movie and connect them to Kevin Bacon in the smallest number of links possible. Two people are linked if they've been in a movie together. We do not consider links through television shows, made-for-tv movies, writers, producers, directors, etc. For example, you might wonder how Mary Pickford can be connected to Kevin Bacon. One answer is that:

Mary Pickford
was in
Coquette (1929)
with
Louise Beavers
was in
All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960)
with
Robert Wagner (I)
was in
Wild Things (1998)
with
Kevin Bacon

Then we can count how many links were necessary and assign the actor or actress a Bacon number. Bacon numbers higher than 4 are very rare. In the example above, Mary Pickford has a Bacon number of 3. The Oracle uses the data from the Internet Movie Database and can give you the shortest path from every actor and actress that can be connected to Kevin Bacon.