Instead of simply riffing on the greatness that is the Coen brothers bucolic masterpiece O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and how it inspired the finger-licking-good Southern-style smorgasbord of fried chicken and deviled eggs in the current edition of Gather Journal, I thought I’d have a little fun with the cast members. Presenting my brief take on the classic movie parlor game Six Degrees* featuring the one-and-only Kevin Bacon, as applied to the all-star cast of O Brother Where Art Thou.
GEORGE CLOONEY TO KEVIN BACON
George Clooney in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind with Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts in Flatliners with Kevin Bacon
JOHN TURTURRO TO KEVIN BACON
John Turturro in Cradle Will Rock with Bill Murray
Bill Murray in Wild Things with Kevin Bacon
TIM BLAKE NELSON TO KEVIN BACON
Tim Blake Nelson in The Thin Red Line with Sean Penn
Sean Penn in Mystic River with Kevin Bacon
HOLLY HUNTER TO KEVIN BACON
Holly Hunter in Raising Arizona with Nicholas Cage
Nicholas Cage in Rumble Fish with Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke in Diner with Kevin Bacon
*I excluded the films JFK, A Few Good Men and Apollo 13 since they are simply too star-packed (in other words, too easy).