Time for revenge.
When I was in high school, I was known for basically one thing: my mastery of the Kevin Bacon game. It's about as impressive as being a master cup stacker or a pro Jenga player, and I wore the badge of "Kevin Bacon Guy" with self-loathing. Now it's your turn.
Below, I've listed two actors; your goal is to connect them in six steps or less. For instance, if I were to say "Buster Keaton and Michael Keaton," you might respond with the following:
Buster Keaton was in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with Zero Mostel, who was in Watership Down with John Hurt, who was in Dogville with Nicole Kidman, who was in My Life with Michael Keaton.
The person who does this in the fewest steps by 8pm tomorrow night wins the choice of one film previously voted out of The Gauntlet as the wild card choice in the next round, as well as one of these five fabulous prizes:
A VHS copy of The Wizard, starring Fred Savage.
A DVD copy of the director's cut of Natural Born Killers.
A giant wall-sized banner of The Good Thief.
Ten 35mm frames from Nadja.
The challenge is as follows:
Liv Ullman and Hulk Hogan
Best of luck.
UPDATED: Congrats to Jess C. for bridging the gap between Ullman and Hogan in just two steps! I applaud your tenacity - please leave a comment here with your wild card choice and your preferred prize. Another contest is coming soon - anyone can win!