In case you haven’t guessed from our TV ads, we’re big Kevin Bacon fans here at EE.
And really, it’s hard not to be – considering how super-charming, good-humoured and generally loveable he is. Not to mention those insanely impressive dance moves tucked away under his belt (we still have no idea how he pulled off the Footloose ‘warehouse’ scene).
His stand-the-test-of-time films have made him an icon of our time. But outside of being a massive Hollywood A-lister, Kevin has a heartwarming tendency to effortlessly humanise being a celebrity.
Here’s just a few of our favourite Kevin Bacon ‘things’, that never fail to put a smile on our faces.
Literally everything about ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’.
Think of a Hollywood star. It can be anyone at all, across any genre. In just a handful of steps, more than 2,283,910 Hollywood stars can be linked to Kevin through the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, due to his mind-bogglingly prolific on-screen career. Each star has their own personal Bacon Number, based on the degrees of separation they have to Kevin through their film roles. Kevin himself has a Bacon Number of 0. While anyone who’s worked directly with him has a Bacon Number of 1. And so on… It even led Kevin to found his own charity, sixdegrees.org; a social networking platform with a social conscience.
The game became so popular, Google even added its own feature that allows you to instantly see any actor’s connection to Kevin by searching their name, followed by ‘Bacon Number’.
It could only happen to you, Kevin!