Thursday, March 20, 2008

Let's Play a Game!

Since I've been a horrible slacker about posting trivia, I've devised this little challenge for you all. Here we go:

1) Choose two actors from the Harry Potter movies for Muggles
2) Connect the two actors from the HP movies using 5 other films

This is much like the popular muggle dinner game, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. There are a couple of guidelines:

A) You may use up to 5 films not including the HP movies. 
B) Television shows do not count
C) Please post your connections like this: 
Actor: Movie (Character)/(Character) Movie New Actor (New Actor's Character)/etc. For Example: 

Alan Rickman: Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone (Snape)/(Jack) Jane's Night Out Jane Janeson (Jane)/(Janice) etc. 

I know it looks a little complicated, but it would be read in a sentence as follows: Alan Rickman was in Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone as Snape, and played Jack in Jane's Night Out with Jane Janeson, who played Jane. She played Janice in...   And so on. 

D) You can repeat films from the people above you, but please do not repeat specific connections.

Points will be awarded for interesting combinations and unique connections, and arbitrarily for making me laugh. The definition of "actor" is "having appeared on screen and been credited in the film." Please note: actors do not need to be human! You may use imDb, but at least try to do it alone at first! Remember - it's supposed to be fun. :D

Good luck! 

The inspiration for this is a story my muggle friend Mac told me last week. He lives in Hollywood and worked for a large film company for several years, and so got to know many popular muggle stars. Mac and his wife were at dinner a few weeks ago and noticed Kevin Bacon in a group of people eating at the same restaurant. Mac and Dinah were highly amused when they overheard Mr. Bacon and everyone else at the table spend most of their conversations saying things like "oh, yeah, him! He was in that movie with.. who's that girl? She was in... oh man..." thus proving that even Kevin Bacon isn't always good at 6 Degrees of.. Himself.


Perpetua Phoenixfire said...

Robbie Coltrane Was in Harry Potter and the "everythings" as Hagrid, and played Mr. Hyde in Van Helsing with Kate Beckinsale who played Anna Valerious. She was Hero in Much Ado About Nothing with Emma Thompson who played Beatrice. She was Elinor Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility with Kate Winslet who played Marianne Dashwood. Kate was Ophelia in Hamlet with Kenneth Branagh who was Hamlet. Kenneth played Professor Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (with Robbie Coltrane who is Hagrid...)

Dora Dumbledore said...

Nicely done! That's perfect. :)

Henrietta Sweeting said...

Ralph Fiennes played Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He was in Schindler's List with Liam Neeson who was in Michael Collins with Alan Rickman, who, of course, plays Professor Snape in all the HP movies.

Gryffinitter said...

I am in awe of anyone who can do this. I just sit there saying, Duh?