Thursday, December 31, 2015

Val Kilmer to Anthony Hopkins to Ben Kingsley

Today's TRIPLE challenge...

Happy Birthday to Val Kilmer, Anthony Hopkins, and Ben Kingsley!

From the Brain
Val Kilmer was in "Top Gun" with Tom Cruise.
Tom Cruise was in "Interview with the Vampire" with Brad Pitt.
Brad Pitt was in "Legends of the Fall" with Anthony Hopkins.

Anthony Hopkins was in "Fracture" with David Strathairn.
David Strathairn was in "Sneakers" with Ben Kingsley.

Ben Kingsley was in "Dave" with Sigourney Weaver.
Sigourney Weaver was in "Galaxy Quest" with Alan Rickman.
Alan Rickman was in "Die Hard" with Clarence Gilyard, Jr.
Clarence Gilyard, Jr. was in "Top Gun" with Val Kilmer.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Val Kilmer was in "Alexander" with Anthony Hopkins.

Anthony Hopkins was in "Chaplin" with Dan Aykroyd.
Dan Aykroyd was in "Sneakers" with Ben Kingsley.
*(The Hopkins-Kingsley connection was messed up according to the Oracle)

Ben Kingsley was in "The Love Guru" with Val Kilmer.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Eliza Dushku to LeBron James and Fred Ward to Tracey Ullman

Today's DOUBLE challenge...

Happy Birthday to Eliza Dushku and LeBron James!

From the Brain
Eliza Dushku was in "True Lies" with Bill Paxton.
Bill Paxton was in "Apollo 13" with Clint Howard.
Clint Howard was in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" with Bill Hader.
Bill Hader was in "Trainwreck" with LeBron James.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Eliza Dushku was in "Nobel Son" with Lucy DeVito.
Lucy DeVito was in "Sleepwalk with Me" with Amy Schumer.
Amy Schumer was in "Trainwreck" with LeBron James.


Happy Birthday to Fred Ward and Tracey Ullman!

From the Brain
Fred Ward was in "Escape from Alcatraz" with Clint Eastwood.
Clint Eastwood was in "The Bridges of Madison County" with Meryl Streep.
Meryl Streep was in "Into the Woods" with Tracey Ullman.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Fred Ward was in "Sweet Home Alabama" with Thomas Curtis.
Thomas Curtis was in "Panic" with Tracey Ullman.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Jude Law, Jon Voight, and Ted Danson

Today's TRIPLE challenge...

Happy Birthday to Jude Law, Jon Voight, and Ted Danson!

From the Brain
Jude Law was in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" with Matt Damon.
Matt Damon was in "Pick Your Ocean's Movie" with Scott Caan.
Scott Caan was in "Varsity Blues" with Jon Voight.

Jon Voight was in "Enemy of the State" with Seth Green.
Seth Green was in "Austin Powers" with Mike Myers.
Mike Myers was in "So I Married an Axe Murderer" with Nancy Travis.
Nancy Travis was in "Three Men and a Baby" with Ted Danson.

Ted Danson was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Tom Hanks.
Tom Hanks was in "Road to Perdition" with Jude Law.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Jude Law was in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" with Rhoda Griffis.
Rhoda Griffis was in "Woodlawn" with Jon Voight.

Jon Voight was in "Table for Five" with Richard Crenna.
Richard Crenna was in "Body Heat" with Ted Danson.

Ted Danson was in "Loch Ness" with Harry Fielder.
Harry Fielder was in "Wilde" with Jude Law.


Monday, December 28, 2015

Denzel Washington and Maggie Smith

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to two really terrific actors, Denzel Washington and Maggie Smith!

From the Brain
Denzel Washington was in "Much Ado About Nothing" with Kenneth Branagh.
Kenneth Branagh was in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" with Maggie Smith.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Denzel Washington was in "Much Ado About Nothing" with Emma Thompson.
Emma Thompson was in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" with Maggie Smith.

Same number. Really close seeing that the connections are through the Harry Potter series.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Lisa Jakub and Thomas Wilson Brown

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Lisa Jakub and Thomas Wilson Brown!

From the Brain
Lisa Jakub was in "Independence Day" with Will Smith.
Will Smith was in "Enemy of the State" with Jon Voight.
Jon Voight was in "Pearl Harbor" with Thomas Wilson Brown.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Lisa Jakub was in "Independence Day" with Jeff Goldblum.
Jeff Goldblum was in "Silverado" with Thomas Wilson Brown.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Kit Harington and Jared Leto

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Kit Harington and Jared Leto!

From the Brain
Kit Harington was in "Pompeii" with Kiefer Sutherland.
Kiefer Sutherland was in "A Time to Kill" with Matthew McConaughey.
Matthew McConaughey was in "Dallas Buyers Club" with Jared Leto.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Kit Harington was in "Seventh Son" with Eric Keenleyside.
Eric Keenleyside was in "Prefontaine" with Jared Leto.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Jimmy Buffett and Paul Willson

Today's Merry Christmas challenge...

Happy Birthday to Jimmy Buffett and Paul Willson!

From the Brain
Jimmy Buffett was in "Hook" with Robin Williams.
Robin Williams was in "One Hour Photo" with Gary Cole.
Gary Cole was in "Office Space" with Paul Willson.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Jimmy Buffett was in "Hoot" with Luke Wilson.
Luke Wilson was in "Alex & Emma" with Paul Willson.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Diedrich Bader and Clarence Gilyard, Jr.

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Diedrich Bader and Clarence Gilyard, Jr.!

From the Brain
Diedrich Bader was in "Napoleon Dynamite" with Jon Heder.
Jon Heder was in "School for Scoundrels" with Michael Clarke Duncan.
Michael Clarke Duncan was in "Armageddon" with Bruce Willias.
Bruce Willis was in "Die Hard" with Clarence Gilyard, Jr.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Diedrich Bader was in "Evil Alien Conquerors" with Missy Yager.
Missy Yager was in "The Track" with Clarence Gilyard, Jr.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Susan Lucci and Harry Shearer

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Susan Lucci and Harry Shearer!

From the Brain
Susan Lucci was in "Joy" with Robert DeNiro.
Robert DeNiro was in "Men of Honor" with Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Cuba Gooding, Jr. was in "A Few Good Men" with Christopher Guest.
Christopher Guest was in "This is Spinal Tap" with Harry Shearer.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Susan Lucci was in "Me, Natalie" with Bob Balaban.
Bob Balaban was in "For Your Consideration" with Harry Shearer.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Ralph Fiennes and Chris Carmack

Today's Challenge...

Happy Birthday to Ralph Fiennes and a childhood pal, Chris Carmack!

From the Brain
Ralph Fiennes was in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" with Emma Watson, etc.
Emma Watson, etc. was in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" with Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh was in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" with Chris Pine.
Chris Pine was in "Just My Luck" with Chris Carmack.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Ralph Fiennes was in "The Prince of Egypt" with Danny Glover.
Danny Glover was in "Alpha and Omega" with Chris Carmack.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Winter Solstice Actor Insanity!!!

I know the Winter Solstice isn't until tomorrow, but I already have my challenge done for tomorrow. You'll just have to wait and see. In honor of the Winter Solstice and the fact that there are 4 actors celebrating birthdays today, I am going to link all 4 together, hence the insanity.

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Samuel L. Jackson, Jane Fonda, Kiefer Sutherland, and Mike Vitar!

From the Brain
Samuel L. Jackson was in "Star Wars: Phantom Menace" with Liam Neeson.
Liam Neeson was in "The Lego Movie" with Will Arnett.
Will Arnett was in "Monster-In-Law" with Jane Fonda.

Jane Fonda was in "Monster-In-Law" with Jennifer Lopez.
Jennifer Lopez was in "The Wedding Planner" with Matthew McConaughey.
Matthew McConaughey was in "A Time to Kill" with Kiefer Sutherland.

Kiefer Sutherland was in "Young Guns" with Emilio Estevez.
Emilio Estevez was in "D2: The Mighty Ducks" with Mike Vitar.

Mike Vitar was in "The Sandlot" with James Earl Jones.
James Earl Jones was in "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith" with Samuel L. Jackson.


From The Oracle of Bacon
Samuel L. Jackson was in "Die Hard: With a Vengeance" with Richard Russell Ramos.
Richard Russell Ramos was in "Klute" with Jane Fonda.

Jane Fonda was in "Monster-In-Law" with Adam Scott.
Adam Scott was in "The Last Days of Frankie the Fly" with Kiefer Sutherland.

Kiefer Sutherland was in "Max Dugan Returns" with Santos Morales.
Santos Morales was in "Diplomatic Immunity" with Mike Vitar.

Mike Vitar was in "Diplomatic Immunity" with Robert Forster.
Robert Forster was in "Jackie Brown" with Samuel L. Jackson.


...still waiting to see if my brain can match exactly was The Oracle gives me.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Jonah Hill and Hunter Gomez

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Jonah Hill and Hunter Gomez!

From the Brain
Jonah Hill was in "21 Jump Street" with Ice Cube.
Ice Cube was in "Anaconda" with Jon Voight.
Jon Voight was in "National Treasure" with Hunter Gomez.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Jonah Hill was in "Evan Almighty" with Vito Pietanza.
Vito Pietanza was in "National Treasure" with Hunter Gomez.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal and Alyssa Milano

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Jake Gyllenhaal and Alyssa Milano!

From the Brain
Jake Gyllenhaal was in "Brokeback Mountain" with Heath Ledger.
Heath Ledger was in "The Patriot" with Mel Gibson.
Mel Gibson was in "Expendables 3" with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was in "Commando" with Alyssa Milano.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Jake Gyllenhaal was in "Source Code" with Russell Peters.
Russell Peters was in "New Year's Eve" with Alyssa Milano.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Brad Pitt, Katie Holmes, Ray Liotta, and Casper Van Dien

Today's challenge...

Another DOUBLE challenge!!!

Happy Birthday to Brad Pitt and Katie Holmes!

From the Brain
Brad Pitt was in "Seven" with Morgan Freeman.
Morgan Freeman was in "Batman Begins" with Katie Holmes.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Brad Pitt was in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" with Shu Lan Tuan.
Shu Lan Tuan was in "Phone Booth" with Katie Holmes.

Fourth time getting the same number.


Happy Birthday to Ray Liotta and Casper Van Dien!

From the Brain
Ray Liotta was in "Goodfellas" with Paul Sorvino.
Paul Sorvino was in "Money Talks" with Charlie Sheen.
Charlie Sheen was in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" with Jeffrey Jones.
Jeffrey Jones was in "Sleepy Hollow" with Casper Van Dien.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Ray Liotta was in "The Iceman" with Kelly Lind.
Kelly Lind was in "June" with Casper Van Dien.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Milla Jovovich, Claire Forlani, Giovanni Ribisi, and Bill Pullman

Today's DOUBLE challenge...

Happy Birthday to Milla Jovovich and Claire Forlani!

From the Brain
Milla Jovovich was in "The Fifth Element" with Bruce Willis.
Bruce Willis was in "Ocean's 12" with Brad Pitt.
Brad Pitt was in "Meet Joe Black" with Claire Forlani.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Milla Jovovich was in "Dazed and Confused" with Ben Affleck.
Ben Affleck was in "Mallrats" with Claire Forlani.


Happy Birthday to Giovanni Ribisi and Bill Pullman!

From the Brain
Giovanni Ribisi was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Tom Hanks.
Tom Hanks was in "Philadelphia" with Denzel Washington.
Denzel Washington was in "The Equalizer" with Bill Pullman.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Giovanni Ribisi was in "Lost Highway" with Bill Pullman.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Miranda Otto and Benjamin Bratt

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Miranda Otto and Benjamin Bratt!

From the Brain
Miranda Otto was in "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" with Marton Csokas.
Marton Csokas was in "The Great Raid" with Benjamin Bratt.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Miranda Otto was in "Dead Letter Office" with Nicholas Bell.
Nicholas Bell was in "The Great Raid" with Benjamin Bratt.

Third time getting the same number.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Michelle Dockery and Don Johnson

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Michelle Dockery and Don Johnson!

From the Brain
Michelle Dockery was in "Non-Stop" with Liam Neeson.
Liam Neeson was in "Gangs of New York" with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Leonardo DiCaprio was in "Django Unchained" with Don Johnson.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Michelle Dockery was in "Non-Stop" with Lorenzo Beronilla.
Lorenzo Beronilla was in "The Other Woman" with Don Johnson.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Vanessa Hudgens and Dee Wallace

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Vanessa Hudgens and Dee Wallace!

From the Brain
Vanessa Hudgens was in "Machete Kills" with Mel Gibson.
Mel Gibson was in "Braveheart" with Brendan Gleeson.
Brendan Gleeson was in "Gangs of New York" with Henry Thomas.
Henry Thomas was in "E.T." with Dee Wallace.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Vanessa Hudgens was in "The Frozen Ground" with John Cusack.
John Cusack was in "Love & Mercy" with Dee Wallace.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Steve Buscemi, Christopher Plummer, Jamie Foxx, and Dick Van Dyke

It's time for another DOUBLE challenge...

Happy Birthday to Steve Buscemi and Christopher Plummer!

From the Brain
Steve Buscemi was in "Armageddon" with William Fichtner.
William Fichtner was in "Contact" with Jodie Foster.
Jodie Foster was in "Inside Man" with Christopher Plummer.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Steve Buscemi was in "Love in the Time of Money" with Rosario Dawson.
Rosario Dawson was in "Alexander" with Christopher Plummer.


Happy Birthday to Jamie Foxx and Dick Van Dyke!

From the Brain
Jamie Foxx was in "Horrible Bosses" with Jennifer Aniston.
Jennifer Aniston was in "Along Came Polly" with Ben Stiller.
Ben Stiller was in "Night at the Museum" with Dick Van Dyke.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Jamie Foxx was in "Valentine's Day" with Shirley MacLaine.
Shirley MacLaine was in "What a Way to Go!" with Dick Van Dyke.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Bill Nighy and Bob Barker

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Bill Nighy and Bob Barker!

From the Brain
Bill Nighy was in "Underworld" with Kate Beckinsale.
Kate Beckinsale was in "Click" with Adam Sandler.
Adam Sandler was in "Happy Gilmore" with Bob Barker.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Bill Nighy was in "Rango" with Timothy Olyphant.
Timothy Olyphant was in "Catch and Release" with John B. Destry.
John B. Destry was in "Happy Gilmore" with Bob Barker.

Woohoo! Another challenge matched!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Hailee Steinfeld and Teri Garr

I'm a little late in posting this tonight but here's today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Hailee Steinfeld and Teri Garr!

From the Brain
Hailee Steinfeld was in "True Grit" with Josh Brolin.
Josh Brolin was in "Labor Day" with Kate Winslet.
Kate Winslet was in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" with Jim Carrey.
Jim Carrey was in "Dumb and Dumber" with Teri Garr.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Hailee Steinfeld was in "Ender's Game" with Harrison Ford.
Harrison Ford was in "The Conversation" with Teri Garr.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Kenneth Branagh and Michael Clarke Duncan

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Kenneth Branagh and the late Michael Clarke Duncan!

From the Brain
Kenneth Branagh was in "Much Ado About Nothing" with Denzel Washington.
Denzel Washington was in "Philadelphia" with Tom Hanks.
Tom Hanks was in "The Green Mile" with Michael Clarke Duncan.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Kenneth Branagh was in "How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog" with Mark Schooley.
Mark Schooley was in "Cats & Dogs" with Michael Clarke Duncan.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Kirk Douglas, John Malkovich, and Judi Dench Triple Challenge

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Kirk Douglas, John Malkovich, and Judi Dench!

Because of the star power with these three actors, I am going to do something unusually challenging. I will be linking Kirk Douglas to John Malkovich to Judi Dench to Kirk Douglas. Here goes, and it's going to be crazy...

From the Brain
Kirk Douglas was in "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" with James Mason.
James Mason was in "North by Northwest" with Martin Landau.
Martin Landau was in "Rounders" with John Malkovich.

John Malkovich was in "Rounders" with Matt Damon.
Matt Damon was in "Ocean's 12" with Robbie Coltrane.
Robbie Coltrane was in "The World is Not Enough" with Judi Dench.

Judi Dench was in "Pick Your James Bond Film" with Pierce Brosnan.
Pierce Brosnan was in "Mars Attacks" with Annette Bening.
Annette Bening was in "The American President" with Martin Sheen.
Martin Sheen was in "The Final Countdown" with Kirk Douglas.


From The Oracle of Bacon
Kirk Douglas was in "Posse" with Bruce Dern.
Bruce Dern was in "Cut Bank" with John Malkovich

John Malkovich was in "Empire of the Sun" with Ann Queensberry.
Ann Queensberry was in "Mrs. Henderson Presents" with Judi Dench.

Judi Dench was in "Henry V" with Fred Wood.
Fred Wood was in "The Heroes of Telemark" with Kirk Douglas.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Kim Basinger and Teri Hatcher

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Kim Basinger and Teri Hatcher!

From the Brain
Kim Basinger was in "Batman" with Michael Keaton.
Michael Keaton was in "The Other Guys" with Steve Coogan.
Steve Coogan was in "Philomena" with Judi Dench.
Judi Dench was in "Tomorrow Never Dies" with Teri Hatcher.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Kim Basinger was in "The Man Who Loved Women" with Barry Corbin.
Barry Corbin was in "Planes: Fire & Rescue" with Teri Hatcher.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Nicholas Hoult and C. Thomas Howell

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Nicholas Hoult and C. Thomas Howell!

From the Brain
Nicholas Hoult was in "Mad Max: Fury Road" with Tom Hardy.
Tom Hardy was in "Star Trek: Nemesis" with Patrick Stewart.
Patrick Stewart was in "Dune" with Richard Jordan.
Richard Jordan was in "Gettysburg" with C. Thomas Howell.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Nicholas Hoult was in "A Single Man" with Brad Benedict.
Brad Benedict was in "Wedding Day" with C. Thomas Howell.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Judd Apatow and Janine Turner

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Judd Apatow and Janine Turner!

From the Brain
Judd Apatow was in "Anchorman" with Jack Black.
Jack Black was in "Orange County" with John Lithgow.
John Lithgow was in "Cliffhanger" with Janine Turner.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Judd Apatow was in "Heavy Weights" with Tom Hodges.
Tom Hodges was in "Steel Magnolias" with Janine Turner.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Ross Bagley and Paula Patton

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Ross Bagley and Paula Patton!

From the Brain
Ross Bagley was in "Independence Day" with Will Smith.
Will Smith was in "Hitch" with Paula Patton.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Ross Bagley was in "Independence Day" with Jalil Jay Lynch.
Jalil Jay Lynch was in "Idlewild" with Paula Patton.


Matched the same number as The Oracle, but I'm still waiting for the first that is an exact match.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Marisa Tomei and Jeff Bridges

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Marisa Tomei and Jeff Bridges!

From the Brain
Marisa Tomei was in "The Wrestler" with Mickey Rourke.
Mickey Rourke was in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" with Josh Brolin.
Josh Brolin was in "True Grit" with Jeff Bridges.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Marisa Tomei was in "Anger Management" with Harry Dean Stanton.
Harry Dean Stanton was in "The Open Road" with Jeff Bridges.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Brendan Fraser, and Anna Chlumsky

It's a double challenge kind of day...

Happy Birthday to Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried!

From the Brain
Julianne Moore was in "Mockingjay: Part 1" or "Part 2" with Jennifer Lawrence.
Jennifer Lawrence was in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" with Hugh Jackman.
Hugh Jackman was in "Les Miserables" with Amanda Seyfried.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Julianne Moore was in "Chloe" with Amanda Seyfried.


Happy Birthday to Brendan Fraser and Anna Chlumsky!

From the Brain
Brendan Fraser was in "Airheads" with Chris Farley.
Chris Farley was in "Tommy Boy" with Dan Aykroyd.
Dan Aykroyd was in "My Girl" with Anna Chlumsky.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Brendan Fraser was in "Encino Man" with Richard Masur.
Richard Masur was in "My Girl 2" with Anna Chlumsky.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Lucy Liu and Steven Bauer

Today's challenge...

Happy Birthday to Lucy Liu and Steven Bauer!

From the Brain
Lucy Liu was in "Payback" with David Paymer.
David Paymer was in "Ocean's 13" with Al Pacino.
Al Pacino was in "Scarface" with Steven Bauer.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Lucy Liu was in "Jerry Maguire" with Jonathan Lipnicki.
Jonathan Lipnicki was in "For the Love of Money" with Steven Bauer.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Nestor Carbonell and Zoe Kravitz

Today's Challenge...

Happy Birthday to Nestor Carbonell and Zoe Kravitz!

Once I saw that these two had the same birthday, I thought, "This will be easy."

From the Brain
Nestor Carbonell was in "The Dark Knight Rises" with Tom Hardy.
Tom Hardy was in "Mad Max: Fury Road" with Zoe Kravitz.

From The Oracle of Bacon
Nestor Carbonell was in "The Dark Knight" with Chris D. Thomas.
Chris D. Thomas was in "Divergent" with Zoe Kravitz.

Third time matching the same number as The Oracle!