40 People With More Hollywood Connections Than Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon is only the 444th most connected person in Hollywood, according to an analysis of IMDB data. Here are Hollywood’s 40 most connected actors and actresses.

Everyone in Hollywood can be connected to Kevin Bacon by six degrees or fewer — or at least that’s the conceit behind the Kevin Bacon game. According to an analysis of IMDB data though, Kevin Bacon is only the 444th most connected person in Hollywood.

Here are the 40 most connected people in Hollywood, along with the average number of degrees it would take to link them to anyone else in Hollywood, according to Oracle of Bacon, a computer program developed by graduate students at the University of Virginia. You’ll note they are mostly white male actors of a certain age — and Patrick Reynolds, the man behind the website, told BuzzFeed why.

1. Dennis Hopper, 2.802166 degrees

Pictured in Easy Rider.

2. Harvey Keitel, 2.812642 degrees

Pictured in Resevoir Dogs.

3. Donald Sutherland, 2.819748 degrees

Pictured in M*A*S*H.

4. David Carradine, 2.819993 degrees

Pictured on the television series Kung Fu.

5. Udo Kier, 2.826828 degrees

Pictured in Children of Wax.

6. Martin Sheen, 2.828436 degrees

Pictured in Apocalypse Now.

7. Michael Caine, 2.834495 degrees

Pictured in Get Carter.

8. Max von Sydow, 2.834873 degrees

Pictured in The Seventh Seal.

9. Michael Madsen, 2.836074 degrees

Pictured in Reservoir Dogs.

10. Seymour Cassel, 2.838441 degrees

Pictured in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

11. Christopher Lee, 2.841070 degrees

Pictured in Dracula.

12. Robert De Niro, 2.841475 degrees

Pictured in Raging Bull.

13. Malcolm McDowell, 2.845197 degrees

Pictured in A Clockwork Orange.

14. Christopher Plummer, 2.850164 degrees

Pictured in The Sound of Music.

15. Harry Dean Stanton, 2.850275 degrees

Pictured in Big Love.

16. Willem Dafoe, 2.850370 degrees

Pictured in Boondock Saints.

17. John Hurt, 2.851971 degrees

Pictured in Spaceballs.

18. Rod Steiger, 2.852075 degrees

Pictured in In The Heat Of The Night.

19. Danny Trejo, 2.855522 degrees

Pictured in Machete.

20. Elliott Gould, 2.856090 degrees

Pictured in Ocean’s 12.

21. Samuel L. Jackson, 2.856922 degrees

Pictured in Pulp Fiction.

22. Ben Gazzara, 2.859615 degrees

Pictured with Jaqueline Bisset in Inchon.

23. Karen Black, 2.860055 degrees

Everett Collection

Pictured with Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces.

24. Christopher Walken, 2.865712 degrees

Pictured in The Deer Hunter.

25. Rance Howard, 2.865895 degrees

Pictured on The Andy Griffith Show.

26. John Malkovich, 2.867244 degrees

Pictured in Being John Malkovich.

27. James Caan, 2.870930 degrees

Pictured in Honeymoon in Vegas.

28. Gene Hackman, 2.872570 degrees

Pictured in Unforgiven.

29. Ernest Borgnine, 2.875806 degrees

Pictured in McHale’s Navy.

30. Burt Reynolds, 2.876833 degrees

Pictured in Smokey and the Bandit.

31. James Earl Jones, 2.877212 degrees

Pictured in Field of Dreams.

32. John Savage, 2.877212 degrees

Pictured in Hair.

33. Bruce Willis, 2.879487 degrees

Pictured in Die Hard.

34. James Hong, 2.879709 degrees

Pictured with Tia Carrere in Wayne’s World 2

35. Charlton Heston, 2.880350 degrees

Pictured in The Ten Commandments.

36. Robert Duvall, 2.880495 degrees

Pictured in Apocalypse Now.

37. Martin Landau, 2.880528 degrees

Pictured in Ed Wood.

38. Faye Dunaway, 2.881295 degrees

Pictured in Bonnie and Clyde.

39. John Turturro, 2.881934 degrees

Pictured in The Big Lebowski.

40. Steve Buscemi, 2.882483 degrees

Pictured in Desperado

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