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Six Degrees – Memorial Day

by Dave Umbricht

Today is Memorial Day in the US.  So let’s take a moment to reflect and remember all the brave people who have given their lives to protect us.

Take us from Adrien Brody (who starred in The Thin Red Line, a movie that tried to show the inner struggles of soldiers) to Richard Farnsworth (star of The Straight Story, which includes a powerfully authentic scene of war remembrance).

Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody


Richard Farnsworth

Richard Farnsworth


About Dave Umbricht

Dave Umbricht is a self proclaimed "guy who knows a couple of things". However, he has never claimed to know them well. Genetically predisposed to love movies, at age ten he felt really cool being the only fourth grader who knew of the film "My Dinner with Andre", thanks to Siskel & Ebert. For the next twenty years he pretended to have seen the movie until he finally watched it at age 28 and understood what all the fuss was about. He attempted to watch all of the films on Ebert's Great Movies list by age 40. He failed.

8 comments for “Six Degrees – Memorial Day

  1. May 30, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Adrien Brody was in King Kong with Jack Black. Black was in Mars Attacks with Martin Short. Martin Short was in Pure Luck with Scott Wilson. Wilson was in Way of the Gun with James Caan, and Caan was in Misery with Richard Farnsworth.

    • May 31, 2011 at 7:08 am

      Russell– Well done again! And you managed to mention King Kong and Jack Black without vomiting (I assume). Well done! 😉

      • May 31, 2011 at 5:31 pm

        Why thank you! And yes, I did manage to mention King Kong and Jack Black without throwing up, only because it was nothing compared to the horror of the more recent Gulliver’s… oh God… *starts to choke back vomit*… Travels. I can’t hold it! *BLARF!*

        • Peter Nielsen
          May 31, 2011 at 6:08 pm

          HAHAHAHAHAHA… 😀

  2. Mags
    May 31, 2011 at 6:57 am

    Ooh I had one like that but went a diff route- Adrien Brody in King Kind with Jack Black, Jack Black in Anchorman with Will Ferrell, Will Ferrell in Elf with James Caan, James Caan in Misery with Rachard Farnsworth. I bet there’s a shorter one.

  3. Mags
    May 31, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Oh, wasn’t John travolta in Thin Red line? In which case Adrien Brody in TTRL with Travolta, who was in the marvellous Primary Colours with Kathy Bates, who was in Misery with RF.

    • May 31, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      Very nice! You were right, there was a shorter one.

  4. Bex
    June 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Richard Farnsworth was in Anne of Green Gables with Colleen Dewhurst, who was in The Boy Who Could Fly with Fred Savage, who was in The Princess Bride with Wallace Shawn, who was in She’s Out of Control with Matthew Perry, who was in The Whole Nine Yards with Bruce Willis, who was in Fifth Element with Milla Jovovich, who was in Dummy with Adrien Brody (I think that’s more than 6, but I thought it was still worthy considering I used The Boy Who Could Fly AND Wallace Shawn).

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