Thursday, February 16, 2012

Conversations With Jess: Six Degrees of Nathan Fillion



JESS:  You can’t do it with just any celebrity. . .
ME:  ExCUSE me? Nathan Fillion is not just ANY celebrity.
JESS:  Jesus, sorry.  I forgot how close you two are.  Stalk much?
ME:  Stalk is such an ugly word.  I consider myself an ardent admirer.
JESS:  Whatever, Swimfan.  My point is that the game only works with Kevin Bacon because he’s been in so many goddamned movies.
ME:  I call bullshit.  Try me.
JESS:  Care to make it interesting?  If I win, you have to go to work wearing Crocs. All.  Week.  Long.
ME:  Deal.  And WHEN I win, you must create a collage that commemorates my sheer awesomeness.  Said collage will be posted on my blog and hung in my office for all to see.
JESS:  You’re tough, but fair.  Ready?
ME:  Bring it.
JESS:  Betty White.
ME:  Pfft!  Seriously?  That’s the best you’ve got?  Bitch, please.  Betty White was in “The Proposal” with Ryan Reynolds who was on “Two Guys and A Girl” with. . .Nathan Fillion.
JESS:  Shit.  I forgot about that show.
ME:  You’re lucky.  The rest of America is still suffering from PTSD as a result of that piece of crap.  What else have you got?
JESS:  Taylor Swift.
ME:  She’s not an actress.
JESS:  Yuh-huh!  She played that Goth chick on “CSI” and she was in that craptacular Valentine’s Day movie with Julia Roberts. . .
ME:  . . .who was in “Larry Crowne” with Tom Hanks, who was in “Saving Private Ryan” with. . .Nathan Fillion.
JESS:  He was in that?
ME:  Yeah.  Remember when they told Private Ryan that his brother was dead but it was the WRONG Private Ryan and he wigged out?  That was Nathan Fillion.
JESS:  I couldn’t finish that movie.  Too much war stuff.
ME:  Which is shocking since it has the word “Private” in the title.
JESS:  Fuck you.  OK. . .umm. . .George Clooney!
ME:  Well, I could go one of two ways.  There’s the whole Matt-Damon-“Oceans Eleven”-“Private Ryan” link, or I could go the more obscure route with the whole “ER”-Noah-Wylie-“The Librarian:2”-Stana-Katic-“Castle” connection.  Which would you prefer.
JESS:  I’m totally screwed, aren’t I?
ME:  Yeah, pretty much.
JESS:  Ooh!  Zach Galifinakis!
ME:  He is on “Bored Too Death” with Jason Schwarzman who was in “Marie Antoinette” with Kirsten Dunst.
JESS:  So?
ME:  Don’t you see?  Kirsten Dunst was in “Bring It On”; the sequel of which was the epically shitty “Bring It On Again” which featured a young Felicia Day who played Penny in “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”  with. . .Nathan Fillion.  I could have gone with the more obvious Jason-Schwarzman-“Bored To Death”-with-Ted-Danson-who-was-also-in-“Saving Private Ryan” connection, but I didn’t want to play that one out too much.
JESS:  I’m a little disturbed right now, not gonna lie.
ME:  I am a veritable font of useless knowledge, yo.
JESS:  OK, font. . .how about this one?  Kevin Bacon.
ME:  Sure!  Kevin Bacon. . .ummm. . .he was in that. . .no, wait. . .damn.
JESS:  Ironic, isn’t it?
ME:  Shut up, Alanis Morisette, I’m thinking.  Kevin Bacon. . .Kevin Bacon. . .
JESS:  I want those Crocs to be bedazzled too.  Preferably something with a “Hello Kitty” motif.
ME:  Shut uuuuuuup! . . .Wait!  Kevin Bacon!  He was in “Flatliners” with Julia Roberts who was in “Ocean’s Eleven” with George Clooney who was on “ER” with Noah Wylie who was in “The Librarian:2” with Stana Katic who is on “Castle” with NATHAN FILLION!!!  ((jumping up and down pumping fists like a Jersey Shore guido))  YES!  ‘BAM’!  said the lady!
JESS:  I hate you so much right now.
ME:  And by hate you mean you are in awe of my brilliance.
JESS:  No, I mean I kinda want to light your face on fire.
ME:  Better head off to the craft shop, Sweetie.  That collage isn’t going to make itself!
JESS:  Die.

So, who thinks they can stump me?  Bring.  It.  On.

165 comments:

Kelly said...

I am dying over her wanting you to wear Hello Kitty crocs. Can't wait to see the collage. Did you see the Nathan Fillion/Juanita Weasel meme?

Gia said...

Haha you are impressive!

Becca said...

Bedazzled Hello Kitty Crocs! I WANT THEM.

Jen said...

KELLY - Yes, I saw it! I love that Jenny Lawson google-stalks him as much as I do.

GIA - Some say impressive, others say disturbed. Only time will tell.

BECCA - I know you're Asian, but I will slap the shit out of you if I catch you wearing Hello Kitty. ;)

Jana said...

That was awesome....also slightly disturbing. In Hello Kitty news, I passed a lady on the way in this morning with about 1000 hello kitty stickers all over her black VW bug. Damn, I love California.

mark said...

This is a game that shouldn't be stopped and I won't lie, I was hoping for some Hello Kitty crocs in your future.

Carrie - Cannibalistic Nerd said...

I think you earned yourself at least a trio of collages.

Charity Woosley said...

Hello Kitty. Yuck.

Also, super AWESO game of 6 degrees!

Britt said...

While I am definitely tempted to point out that you are a lunatic, I am also very, very impressed.

Also, you and Na-Fil need to get your bang on PRONTO. You deserve that sausage.

Jen said...

JANA - Daaaaaaamn. That's 'klassy'.

MARK - If you can come up with a celebrity that stumps me, I shall don the Crocs for you. ;)

mark said...

I think you can do it but I'll try anyway: Rooney Mara (played Lisabeth in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). I debated whether she was big name enough and I decided she is.

Jen said...

MARK - Rooney Mara was in "The Social Network" with Jesse Eisenberg, who was in "Zombieland" with Emma Stone who was on the short-lived TV series "Drive" with...Nathan Fillion. :)

Brett Minor said...

I want to light your face on fire. That was great. My friends threaten to "Manson" on my head when I am right all the time.

mark said...

Knew you could do it.

Heather Rose said...

James Van Der Beek. I want to see how good you are.

Jen said...

H. ROSE - James Van Der Beek played Reese Dixon on "One Tree Hill" with Hilarie Burton who appeared as celebutante Kay Cappuchio last month on "Castle" with Nathan Fillion. BAM!

Andrea said...

I think your skill set might be too good for the Wheel! You need your very own show!

THE Fat Lemon said...

you are totally fucking awesome and now I have to admit it, NF is way too hot for his own good. Damn if he still lived here I'd stalk him for you :)

Jen said...

LEMON - He is one smoky slab of Canadian bacon, fo' sho'. ;)

Misty said...

Jana - Picture?

Jen - Damn, now I wanna play. Just so I can see you wear those awful crocks. (I won't lie, I wanna see that collage as well).

David Spade
Peter Falk
Fred Savage
Cloris Leachman
Ricky Schroeder
Jason Bateman
Alicia Silverstone
Frank Sinatra (do not say he isn't a movie star . . . lots of movies)

And . . . GO!

:)

Tiffany said...

Seems kind of pointless to link other actors to him. You know who you should find the link to him for? Me. And what the hell, you, too. Then we'll have the beginnings of a plan. Seven (or less) Degrees from Tiffany to Nathan sounds like an excellent game (by game, I mean somebody research it for me, and you can be my maid of honor when I marry him).

Jen said...

MISTY - I knew you'd make this difficult. ;)

David Spade: He was in "Jack & Jill" with Katie Holmes who was on "Dawson's Creek" with James van der Beek who was on "One Tree Hill" with Hilarie Burton, who was on "Castle" with Nathan.

Peter Falk: He was in "Corky Romano" with Chris Penn who was in "Footloose" with Kevin Bacon who was in "Flatliners" with Julia Roberts who was in "Larry Crowne" with Tom Hanks who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan.

Fred Savage: See above, adding Fred Savage/Peter Falk "Princess Bride" linkage.

Chloris Leachman: She was in "Alex & Emma" with Luke Wilson who was in "Rushmore" with Jason Schwarzman who is on "Bored to Death" with Ted Danson who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan.

Ricky Schroder: He was on "Silver Spoons" with Jason Bateman who was in that movie where he switched bodies with Ryan Reynolds who was on "Two Guys and a Girl" with Nathan.

Jason Bateman: I was in that movie where he switched bodies with Ryan Reynolds who was on "Two Guys and a Girl" with Nathan.


Alicia Silverstone: Nathan played her douchebag ex-boyfriend in "Blast From The Past".

Frank Sinatra: He was in "Cannonball Run II" with Jackie Chan who was in "The Tuxedo" with Jennifer Love Hewitt who was in "Can't Hardly Wait" with Seth Green who was on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" with Nathan.

God DAMN, I'm good!

Kelly said...

I'm strangely turned on right now.

Jen said...

TIFFANY - It looks like we're going to have to start another Sister Wife commune with Nathan as our love slave.

KELLY - My psychosis has that effect on people.

Johi said...

John Wayne.

Tina Fey.

Danny DeVito.

Michael J. Fox.

William Defoe.

Bring it....

Jen said...

JOHI - Oh, it's already been broughten!

John Wayne: Was in "The Shootist" with Ron Howard who was on "The Andy Griffith Show" with Andy Griffith who was in "Waitress" with Nathan.

Tina Fey - Was in "Mean Girls" with Ana Gasteyer who is on "Suburgatory" with Alan Tudyk who was on "Firefly" with Nathan.

Danny DeVito - Is married to Rheo Perlman who was on "Cheers" with Ted Danson who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan.

Michael J. Fox - Was in "Bright Lights, Big City" with Kiefer Sutherland, who was in "Flatliners" with Julia Roberts who was in "Larry Crowne" with Tom Hanks, who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan.

Willem DeFoe - He was in "The Aviator" with Leonardo DiCaprio who was in "Catch Me If You Can" with Tom Hanks who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with. . .((drum roll)). . .NATHAN FILLION!

"Whew!"

jennie jackson said...

Totally Brilliant!

Chillin'Villain said...

You are my hero!!!!!! :-) Glad you kicked butt!


Wayne Brady....I wanna see if you can get the shortest route ;-) And...GO!

Scott Jung said...

Ha... me.
If you read my blog (and I know you did) you know i was in a movie as an extra, uncredited.

Yes, I'm taxing your brain. Since I need the hit, it was my replay of your Movie of My Life...

Enjoy :)

WG
http://itsmynd.com

Jen said...

JENNIE - Thank you! I obviously have waaaaaay too much time on my hands.

SCOTT - You be famous, Baby!

C.V. - Wayne Brady played Neil Patrick Harris' brother on "How I Met Your Mother". NPH, as we know, was in "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog" with Mr. Ruggedly Handsome. :)

Jennie said...

Hot damn, girlfriend! You got some MAD Nathan Knowledge.

John Travolta.

Front Desk Ninja said...

I fucking love this game.

Dakota Fanning
Ryan Gosling
Josh Hutcherson
Shia Lebeouf
Will Smith
Keanu Reeves
Elvis Presley


If successful, I'm willing to do a tribute to you. Just sayin'

Tina said...

I am LOVING this!

Cary Guffey

Lynn-Holly Johnson

Eddie Murphy

WHITNEY HOUSTON

GO!

Jen said...

JENNIE, NINJA, & TINA - I am not ignoring you, but I am currently on the road for work so I will have to get back to y'all tomorrow or Saturday. But let it be known: I ALWAYS W-I-N!!!

Von said...

Ok, I was just going to stand here and applaud, but I can't resist.

Rudolph Valentino

Jen said...

JENNIE - Well, I will give you ONE shout out before I hit the road. John Travolta was in "Hairspray" with Michelle Pfeiffer who was in "One Fine Day" with George Clooney who was in "Ocean's Eleven" with Matt Damon who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion. ;-)

Jen said...

Dakota Fanning: Sister to Elle Fanning who was in "We Bought a Zoo" with Matt Damon, who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Ryan Gosling: Was in "Crazy, Stupid, Love" with Emma Stone, who was on the short-lived series "Drive" with Nathan Fillion.

Josh Hutcherson: Was in "Kicking and Screaming" with Kate Walsh who was on "Grey's Anatomy" with Patrick Dempsey who was in "Valentine's Day" with Julia Roberts who was in "Ocean's Eleven" with Matt Damon who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Shia Lebeouf: Was in "Dumb and Dumberer" with Jeff Daniels who was in "Speed" with Sandra Bullock who was in "The Proposal" with Ryan Reynolds, who was in "Two Guys and a Girl" with Nathan Fillion.

Will Smith: Will was in "The Legend of Bagger Vance" with Matt Damon who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Keanu Reeves: Was in "Speed" with Sandra Bullock, who was in "The Proposal" with Ryan Reynolds, who was in "Two Guys and a Girl" with Nathyan Fillion.

Elvis Presley: Early in their careers, Elvis and Andy Griffith sang together as the 'Elvis adn Andy Connection' on the Steve Allen show. Andy then went on to star in the movie "Waitres". which featured a young and ruggedly handsome actor named Nathon Fillion.

Jen said...

NINJA - Had to throw one last "Holla" at you before I check out for the night. ;-)

Jenny said...

Jen - your obsessive knowledge about NF and complete overuse of the Saving Private Ryan link is absolutely fucking brilliant. I always thought that I was awesome at this game, but I tip my hat and bow down to your sheer awesomeness. Now if I may add a name to your list:

Vin Diesel

Jen said...

VON - Whoops! Rudolph Valentino was in "A Night at the Movies" with Jackie Coogan whose grandson Keith Coogan was in "Cousins" with Ted Danson who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion. "Whoot! Whoot!"

JENNY - First, I must say "thank you". Secondly, I must sat Vin Diesel = Samuel L. Jackson in "XXX" = "Snakes on a Plane" with Julianna Margolies = George Clooney (ER connection) in "Ocean's Eleven" = Matt Damon in "Saving Private Ryan" = N-A-T-H-A-N F-I-L-L-I-O-N.

Front Desk Ninja said...

God damn.

I have a tribute lined up for today's post.

I knew you'd win, although I was hoping Shia or Elvis would trip you the fuck up.

I bow to your awesome fucking knowledge of Nathan.

Jen said...

TINA - OK, here goes...

Cary Guffey: Was in the miniseries "North and South" with Kirstie Alley who was on "Cheers" with Ted Danson who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Lynn-Holly Johnson: Was in "The atcher In the Woods" with Kyle Richards who is on "The Real Housewives of Bev. Hills" with Camille Grammar who was married to Kelsey Grammar who was on "Cheers" with Ted Danson who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Eddie Murphy: Was in "Tower Heist" with Casey Affleck who was in "Ocean's Eleven" with Matt Damon who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Whitney Houston: Was in "The Bodyguard" with Kevin Costner who was in "Field of Dreams" with Gaby Hoffman who was in "Now & Then" with Rita Wilson whowas in "Sleepless in Seattle" with Tome Hanks who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Janene said...

Hmm! Interesting... here's hoping this stumps you...

Margaret Sullavan

Audrey Hepburn

Grace Kelly

... and.... GO!

iampisspot said...

Is it really bad that I don't actually know who Nathan Fillion is?

Please don't judge me....

Jen said...

JANENE -

Margaret Sullavan: Was in "It Had to be You" with Jimmy Stewart who was in "It's a Wonderful Life" with Andy Griffith who was in "Waitress" with Nathan Fillion.

Grace Kelly: Was in "Rear Window" with Jimmy Stewart who was in "It's a Wonderful Life" with Andy Griffith who was in "Waitress" with Nathan Fillion.

Audrey Hepburn: Was in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" with Buddy Ebsen who was on the "Andy Griffith" show with Andy Griffith who was in "Waitress" with Nathan Fillion.

BAM!

Ally Gregory-Moore said...

Snoop Dogg.

I had to do it.

Jen said...

PISSPOT - It is bad. . .it is very bad indeed.

ALLY- Snoop was in "Old School" with Luke Wilson who was in "Rushmore" with Jason Schwarzman who is on "Bored to Death" with Ted Dansson who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

And THAT, is the schizzle fo' rizzle, my bizzle.

lazysubculturalgirl said...

Oh my God, I am in love with both of you. And in awe of your Nathan Fillion Kevin Bacon skills. Although it does help when said actor is in something like Saving Private Ryan because ENSEMBLE CAST FOR THE WIN.

I bow to your superiority. And I think you let her off too easy with the collage.

Jennie said...

I'm impressed as fucking hell right now. You truly are the High Priestess of Nathan.

corporeal said...

haha.. despite your obvious mad skills, you completly missed Kevin Bacon train. He and Fillion BOTH were in the last year's Super by James Gunn (sick but wonderful movie). Rainn Wilson and Liv Tyler were there too for future ref. Sorry to butt in just thought it was hilarious that you knew such a crapload of info and missed this little tidbit hehe. Keep being awesome!

Jen said...

ANDI - It better be one damned fine collage. I expect the best -- Jess had the mad craftin' skillz, yo.

JENNIE - Hear! Hear!

CORPOREAL - (("sigh!")) I know! I actually woke up this morning and had an a-ha moment. . .actually it was more of a yelling in the middle of Starbucks "Holy fuckballs, how could I forget 'SUPER'!?!?" moment. I am so ashamed.

Tiffany said...

Ronald Reagan?

Jen said...

TIFFANY - Good one!

Ronald Reagan was in "That Hagen Girl" with Harry Davenport who was in "Dragnet" with Tom Hanks who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Anonymous said...

please, please, please tweet this to Nathan!

Von said...

Damn, woman. I bow in awe and wonderment at your fearsome knowledge, *touching forelock*.

Rebecca T. said...

I'm laughing so hard right now because I'm reading this........ while watching Castle. oh yeah.

Sarah-Rose said...

My favourite part of this is that I read it, and all the comments, after getting linked to it by Mr Fillion himself.

Fred said...

Wouldn't this work even more spectacularly with Joss Whedon?

Anonymous said...

I would just like to point out that Stana Katic was in the third Librarian movie, not the second. ;)

Brian said...

Nathan Fillion @NathanFillion
Me: What about Super? Me and Bacon together. You: Shut UUUuuuuUUuup.



he tweeted that :p

Ben O'Steen said...

With your level of knowledge (and IMDB for cheaters), wouldn't it be more of a challenge for the connection to count *only* if the two actors are in the same scene together?

*evil laugh*

Sierra said...

I am impressed! :D

There's another route for the Zach Galifinakis one, too.

He was in “Bored Too Death” with Jason Schwarzman, who was in “Marie Antoinette” with Kirsten Dunst, who was in “Bring It On” with Eliza Dushku. who was on Buffy with...Nathan Fillion. :D

S.R. said...

...a lot of competition. O_O

I was just going to mention that, for Zach Galifinakis, Zach was in "The Muppets" with Neil Patrick Harris.

NPH is a goldmine for getting to Nathan Fillion. As is his wonderful role in "Saving Private Ryan" (which I can't watch anymore without giggling about it being Nathan Fillion).

But I suppose I'm supposed to submit a challenge, so...

Grace Kelly.

Robin said...

This. Is. Awesome.

BTW - Another George Clooney route (which was the first I thought of) - is George Clooney via Batman&Robin to Alicia Silverstone, via Blast From The Past - Nathan Fillion. He was her ex-boyfriend LOL

Michael Seese said...

Miley Cyrus.

Angie said...

Nathan was kind enough to notice and Tweet about it today:

NathanFillion Me: What about Super? Me and Bacon together. You: Shut UUUuuuuUUuup. http://portlandiamom.blogspot.com/2012/02/conversations-with-jess-six-degrees-of.html

Kelsey said...

Vin Diesel was actually in Saving Private Ryan....if you want to save a few steps. Hahaha.

ProudTVJunkie said...

You can actually skip the E.R. to The Librarian step in many of these as Stana Katic actually made a guest appearance on E.R. as a coma victim who woke up...and then tragically slipped back into a coma.

Jen said...

S.R - Grace Kelly was in "Rear Window" with Jimmy Stewart who was in "It's a Wonderful Life" with Andy Griffith who was in "Waitress" with Nathan Fillion.

ROBIN - You are the bomb-dot-com; another exemplary connection for the win!

MICHAEL - Miley Cyrus was in "The Last Song" with Kelly Preston who is married to Tom Hanks (and co-starred with him in "Sleepless In Seattle") who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion. ;)

Jen said...

KELSEY & TV JUNKIE - I bow down in homage to your freaking awesomeness! :)

Jessie Leigh said...

This is amazing!

Christopher Sarandon
Bill Nighy
Bette Midler
Tim Curry

JeffS said...

That is truly impressive! What about...
George Takei?

limecello said...

I second Sarah-Rose. Also, this might well be the best post I've seen this year.

For an actor... I submit Raoul Bova. Oh! And Sofia Vergara. Just cuz.

Anonymous said...

By the by, the Vin Diesel one is actually much easier than you made it. Vin is one of the EIGHTEEN BILLION people in Saving Private Ryan. :P

Gen said...

Girl you ROCK!!! This is most awesome! I am bookmarking this so I can check out updates!

Sara said...

I love this.
Also on Bring it On with Kirstin Dunst was Eliza Dushku. Who was on Buffy the vampire slayer with Nathan.

Yohann said...

Ok, try with French guys :

Jean Dujardin
Gérard Depardieu
Romain Duris
Alain Delon
Louis De Funes

And bonus track (easy) : Quentin Tarantino.

Oh and Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Christoph Walz and Bruce Lee.

Shadowspun said...

Don't forget the Star Trek connections via Michael Dorn and Penny Jordan being on Castle now. That's your gold mine. Of course, you could also connect him to Star Trek through NPH and John Cho. Using Star Trek and George Takei you can get to John Wayne (Green Berets). Using the NPH/John Cho connection you can get to Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp, thereby opening up another world of opportunities or Anton Yelsin/Simon Pegg to David Tennant and the Doctor Who pantheon or Chris Pine back to Bill Pullman/Sandra Bullock/Alan Rickman/Transformers cast. LOL. I amuse myself at work playing the game with Star Trek instead of any particular actor, obviously.

Jen said...

OK. . .I had NO idea that Nathan would re-tweet this so I am sadly unequipped to repond to everything tonight. So, post your comments/challenges and I will do my best tomorrow.

Robin said...

JEN - thanks! I'm a Fillion fan too!

BTW - I'm also a huge animation fan. If you use his voice acting, it will help a lot with some of the suggestions you're getting, especially George Takei and Tim Curry :-) But I'm gonna leave that to your awesomeness!

Anonymous said...

Nathan Fillion@NathanFillion


Me: What about Super? Me and Bacon together. You: Shut UUUuuuuUUuup.


10:53 PM - 20 Feb 12

Anonymous said...

You should have to specify an actor who was in both Bring It On and the sequel.

Jen said...
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limecello said...

Ok - because I love things in threes ... Takeshi Kaneshiro. :X
Although I don't know if this one should count since he's said he doesn't really do [or want to do] Hollywood films...

Inkstained said...

Holy amazeballs! Found your post through The Man himself and have been endlessly amused. I submit for your approval:

Humphrey Bogart
Bruce Lee
Jackie Chan
Natalie Wood
Ingrid Bergman

Doug said...

Thanks to Rainn Wilson, the Office - Ed Helms (1 step), the Hangover - Bradley Cooper (2 steps) and the A-Team - Liam Neeson (3rd step) - Nathan is now closely linked to Star Wars (both Trilogies thanks to K-19 the Widowmaker, Harrison Ford), Batman (and thus EVERYTHING thanks to Michael Caine).

With that Zak tie-in, you don't have to back door the sequel for the Kirsten Dunst connection, which opens up all manner of Tropic Thunder links.

Jen said...
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Anonymous said...

After reading all this Im more of the opinion this game should be six degrees of Saving Private Ryan

sshannon7 said...

Very impressive!
A few tidbits to aid you as well...
Zach Galifinakis was in the short lived tv show "Tru Calling" with Eliza Dushku, who obviously was on "Buffy" with Nathan.
And also, Samuel L Jackson was in "The Spirit" which Stana Katic was also in...

Rainier Wolfcastle said...

It's pretty unbelievable. Minnie Pearl (!) has a Nathan Fillion number of 2.

Jen said...

Umm. . .I honestly had no idea this would reach this depth. Shit. . .Either way, I am both honored and disturbed to have met y'all. :)

Mel_mitch said...

Amazing!!!!

May I add Sam Neil to the list :o)

Anonymous said...

Kevin Bacon is way easier if you do Apollo 13 with Tom Hanks....

Tom Kavanagh said...

Such a good post, glad it's found its way to the masses :-)

McTagg said...

I wanna see you try Bill Nye the science guy!

Anonymous said...

Hate to break it to you but Andy Griffith not in It's a Wonderful Life.

Kath Youell said...

I don't disbelieve but cannot for the life of me remember Andy Griffith in "It's a Wonderful Life" so would someone please help me out? I asked IMDB & couldn't find him there, but I've submitted corrections so I know it's not perfect.

BTW, here from Mr. Nathan's tweet & would like to join the sister-wife thing, esp if the RDJ-sharing I have set up with another blogger doesn't come through (or on weekends, whatever). I'm sure my husband and children won't mind.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you!
That was a blast!
HMG

Michael Seese said...

@Jen In the words of Snoopy, "Curse you Red Baron!"

Jenna said...

I couldn't be bothered to go through ever comment so if this is previously mentioned, oopsie.

Stana Katic is actually in the third Librarian movie, not the second.

Also, my roommate and I have done this with Joss Whedon. We've decided all things lead to Joss. So it brightens my day knowing we aren't the only oddballs around.

I'd offer you a challenge but I can link everyone that comes to mind to Joss and therefore Nathan.

<3

Front Desk Ninja said...

Ho-ly shit, maja.
I know what you'll be doing at work today!
I love this.

corporeal said...

Ugh.. Nathan Fillion took the same issue with your post as I did.. Only I was the first!
!!!!!!!
Ugh...
Here is some hilarious footage of Comicon panel for Super by the way http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=442ftswG3Ng

Jen said...

YOHANN-
Jean Dujardin: Was in "The Artist" with Nina Siemaszko who was in "Radioheads" with Brendan Frasier who was in "Blast From The Past" with Nathan Fillion.

Gerard Depardieu:Was in "My Father The Hero" with Katherine Heigl who was on "Grey's Anatomy" with Patrick Dempsey who was in "Valentine's Day" with Julia Roberts who was in "Larry Crowne" with Tom Hanks who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Romain Duris: Was in "Afterwards" with John Malkovich who was in "Burn After Reading" with Brad Pitt who was in "Ocean's Eleven" with Matt Damon who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Alain Delon:Starred in "Le Samourai" which was remade as "The American" starring George Clooney who was in "Ocean's Eleven" with Matt Damon who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Louis DeFunes:The character 'Skinner' in the animated "Ratatouille" was based on DeFunes. Ian Holm did a voice-over in "Ratatouille" and also played Professor Fitz in "The Aviator" starring Leo DeCaprio who was in "Catch Me If You Can" with Tom Hanks who was in "Saving Provate Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Quentin Tarantino:Directed "Kill Bill 2" with Darryl Hannah who was in "Splash" with Tom Hanks who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

David Carradine: Was in "Kill Bill 2" with Darryl Hannah...etc. (see above)

Christoph Walz:Was in "Inglorious Bastards" with Brad Pitt who was in "Ocean's Eleven" with Matt Damon who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Bruce Lee: Father of Brandon Lee who was in "The Crow" with Ernie Hudson who was in "Miss Congeniality" with Sandra Bullock who was in "The Proposal" with Ryan Reynolds who was in "Two Guys and a Girl" with Nathan Fillion.

Jen said...

And yes, Andy Griffith WAS in "It's a Wonderful Life". He had a small and uncredited role as a bartender. ;)

Anonymous said...

Two names, if you get these, you really know your connections.
Rowan Atkinson
Charlie Chaplin

Jen said...

LIMECELLO-
Takeshi Kaneshiro was in "Too Tired To Die" with Jeffrey Wright who was in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" with Tom Hanks who was in Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Jen said...

INKSTAINED-

I think we've already done Humphrey Bogart, Jackie Chan, and Bruce Lee, but for the others...

Natalie Wood: Her daughter was in the movie "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" which was adapted for TV and featured a ruggedly handsome Nathan Fillion.

Ingrid Bergman: HER daughter was in "Cousins" with Ted Danson who was in "Saving Private Ryan with Nathan Fillion.

Jen said...

MEL_MITCH:

Sam Neill: Was in "Hunt for REd October" with John Heard who was in "Big" with Tom Hanks who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Misty said...

Good lord, y'all!

Hope you didn't have any plans for the rest of the week, Jen. You know, like work or anything. Too bad you don't get compensation for just being your awesome self.

I am dense about Twitter. I get that NF is the "Me:" talking about Super, but who is the "You?" And who said Shut up? Like I said . . . Dense.

Rob said...

Just to point out

Kevin Bacon was in Wild Things with Matt Dillion

Matt Dillion was in my Bodyguard with Adam Baldwin

Who was in Firefly with Nathan Fillion

Anonymous said...

I won't add to your work list, I just wanted to say thanks for this! It totally made my morning :-). Your Rock!

Jen said...

You people are seriously rocking my damned world. So. Much. Nathan. Love!

And, Misty, I will get your sorry ass on Twitter come Hell or high water, my dear.

PS: I haven't forgotten about the Bill Nye conection. He did a voice over in "Back To The Future: The Animated Series" with Mary Steenburgen who is married to Ted Danson who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion. BAM!

Misty said...

Twitter = Ain't gonna happen.

Deal with it!

Unknown said...

"Frank Sinatra: He was in "Cannonball Run II" with Jackie Chan who was in "The Tuxedo" with Jennifer Love Hewitt who was in "Can't Hardly Wait" with Seth Green who was on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" with Nathan."

Actually, you might have to add a name, like Sarah Michelle Gellar or someone else from Buffy, since Seth Green left "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" during the fourth season, and Nathan Fillion was only on it in the seventh season. ;)

McTagg said...

I bow to your awesomeness

Shadowspun said...

Easier Bill Nye connection. He did a guest shot on Numb3rs which starred David Krumholtz, Mr. Universe from Serenity.

Chillin'Villain said...

Holy Freakin' Hell!!!! HE tweeted YOUR blog?!?!?! This is insane!!! And so VERY COOL ;-)

I always knew you'd be a ROCKSTAR someday.....


Oh....I've got another one....Celine Dion. If you get that one, you will be the coolest person on the planet! (And yes, she has been in a few Canadian movies)

Xenaclone said...

If you connect Nathan to Adam Baldwin first, you've got a gold mine. Mr B has been acting since he was 17 and has worked with practically EVERYBODY [GG]. X Files, Chuck, Independence Day, etc, etc, etc...

Through Jewel Staite you can link to a huge swathe of Canadian TV/films.

Gina Torres was in The Matrix films, along with Angel, Xena, Cleopatra 2525 and a heap of other credits.

Ron Glass' career goes back a way as well.

Alan Tudyk has been in a significant number of movies/shows and will link you with the sadly late Heath Ledger, amongst others.

Nathan and two other Firefly alumni were in Desperate Housewives. Nathan was also in Lost.

Anonymous said...

I forgot who you linked Seth Green to Can't Hardly Wait, but Tamala Jones is also in that movie :)

And I don't think you have the right name for Miley Cyrus's connection, you said Kelly Preston who is married to tom hanks, but she is married to John Travolta. :)

You are doing a great job!! Very interesting!!

Jen said...

C. VILLAIN -
Celine Dion did a voiceover in "Quest For Camelot" with Cary Elwes who was in "Georgia Rule" with Felicity Huffman who was on "Desperate Housewives" with Nathan Fillion. :)

Jen said...

ANONYMOUS - Just watched "Can't Hardly Wait" the other day and was thinking. . .wait. . .what? Is that Lanie? "She is SO not Gwyneth!"

Allyson Rae said...

This is awesome. So I'm gonna try my hand at a challenge.
Lucille Ball?

Jen said...

ALLYSON - Lucille Ball was in the original "Yours, Mine and Ours" with a teenaged Tim Matheson who was in "Animal House" with Kevin Bacon (and me...I was an extra in the parade scene), who was in "Super" with Nathan Fillion.

Mylene said...

I'll try it : what about Roy Dupuis, a French Canadian actor? :p

Jen said...

MYLENE - Roy Dupuis was on the TV series "La Femme Nikita" with Peta Wilson who was in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" with Sean Connery, who was in "Robin Hood" with Morgan Freeman who was in "Se7en" with Brad Pitt who was in "Ocean's Eleven" with Matt Damon who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see something end with One Life To Live!

Jen said...

ANONYMOUS-

Ooh! The last one would work! Roy Dupuis was on the TV series "La Femme Nikita" with Peta Wilson who was in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" with Sean Connery, who was in "The Presidio" with Meg Ryan who (along with Nathan Fillion) was on "One Life to Live"! :)

Rainier Wolfcastle said...

Roy Dupuis was in Screamers with Ron White, who was in Strange and Rich with Nathan Fillion.

Jen said...

Oops! Just realized that I missed a few -- sorry!

Christopher Sarandon: Was in "Princess Bride" with Cary Elwes who was in "Georgia Rule" with Felicity Huffman who was opn "Desperate Housewives" with Nathan.

Bette Midler: Was in "Outrageous Fortune" with Shelley Long who was on "Cheers" with Ted Danson who was in "Private Ryan" with Nathan.

Tim Curry: Did voiceover work on "Jimmy Neutron" with Megan Kavanaugh who was in "A League of Their Own" with Tom Hanks who was in "Private Ryan" with Nathan.

George Takai: Was on "Star Trek" with WWilliam Shatner who was in "Miss Congeniality" with Sandra Bullock who was in "The Proposal" with Ryan Reynolds who was on "2 Guys and a Girl" with Nathan.

Rowan Atkinson: Was in "Rat Race" with Seth Green who (along with Nathan Fillion) was on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

Charlie Chaplin: His granddaughter Geraldine was in "Chaplin" with Robert Downey Jr. who was in "Due Date" with Zach Galifinakis who is on "Bored to Death" with Ted Danson who was in "Private Ryan" with Nathan.

Anonymous said...

You have some of these tied together with Andy Griffith in "It's a Wonderful Life"? Who was Andy in IAWL? I don't recall him in it, and apparently IMDb doesn't either.

Jen said...

Andy had a miniscule and uncredited role in IAWL as the bartender.

Anonymous said...

They gmhave to be actors and bug name right?
Jean Dujardin
Henry Fonda
Lauren Bacall.

If you do it I will be beyond impressed. I am already stunned.

Jen said...

Jean Dujardin: Was in "The Artist" with James Cromwell who was in "The Green Mile" with Tom Hanks who was in "Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Henry Fonda:Was in "On Golden Pond" with Jane Fonda who was in "Georgia Rule" with Felicity Huffman who was on "Desperate Housewives" with Nathan Fillion.

Lauren Bacall: Was in "All I Want For Christmas" with Jamey Sheridan who was in "The Stand" with Gary Sinise who was in "Forrest Gump" with Tom Hanks who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan.

maryc said...

Yay! Nathan noticed your blog and tweeted it!

Okay. I got one for you:

Rudolph. Valentino.

GO!

Daniel said...

Kim Kardashian
Paul hogan
Henry Cavill
Emily VanCamp
Michael Jordan

Jen said...

Rudolph Valentino was in "A Night at the Movies" with Jackie Coogan whose grandson Keith Coogan was in "Cousins" with Ted Danson who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion. "Whoot! Whoot!"

Rose said...

I love this so much. My best friend showed this to me and we spent al day playing it. We haven't lost yet.

Robin said...

First of all:
http://chan.catiewayne.com/b/src/131729440471.gif

Okay...how about these:

Jack Black
Sting
Josh Groban

Go for it!

WTL said...

Okay, does any of the stars of "The Littlest Hobo" have a connection?

London The Dog
(both series)
Toro The Dog
(original series)
Litlon The Dog
(original series)
Thorn The Dog
(original series)

ern said...

Not sure about the Andy Griffith/It's a Wonderful Life connection...IMDB has a bunch of other uncredited bartenders listed but not Mr. Griffiths. However Nick the Bartender was played by Sheldon Leonard (awesome name, right?) who produced "The Andy Griffith Show"...just add an extra step in there and it still works.

Jen said...

DANIEL-
Kim Kardashian: Was on "CSI:NY" with Gary Sinise who was in "Forrest Gump" with Tom Hanks who was in "Private Ryan" with Nathan.

Paul hogan: Was in "Ali" with Will Smith who was in "Legend of Bagger Vance" with Matt Damon who was in "Private Ryan" with Nathan.

Henry Cavill: Was in "Red Riding Hood" with Amanda Seyfried who was in "Mean Girls" with Ana GAsteyer who is on "Suburgatory" with Alan Tudyk who was on "Firefly" with Nathan.

Emily VanCamp: Was in "The Ring Two" with Elizabeth Perkins who was in "Big" with Tom Hanks who was in "Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion.

Michael Jordan:Was in "Space jam" with Bill Murray who did a voiceover in "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" alongside Jason Schwarzman who is on "Bored to Death" with Ted Danson who was in "Private Ryan" with Nathan.

Jen said...

ROBIN-
Jack Black: Was in "Gulliver's Travels" with Emily Blunt who was in "The Adjustment Bureau" with Matt Damon who was in "Private Ryan" with Nathan.

Sting: Did a voiceover in "Bee Movie" with Kathy Bates who was on "The Office" with Rainn Wilson who was in "Super" with Nathan.

Josh Groban: Was in "Crazy, Stupid, Love" with Emma Stone who was in "Drive" with Nathan.

Robin said...

Okay - you just blew my mind with all these connections. Especially Sting. That was awesome.

I was thinking about it after I sent that post to you - AND then I remembered Jack Black was on an episode of the X-Files!!
So Jack Black was in the X-Files, as was Adam Baldwin (the man they call Jayne)...in Firefly/Serenity with Captain Tightpants Fillion.

On my blog I make a bunch of Firefly/Fillion references too. Nice to "meet" another nerd like me. I'm also having fun reading the rest of your blog. Take care!

Jen said...

ROBIN- You are fabulous on levels as yet untapped. :) I'm actually not your typical NF nerd...the whole thing started with...well, let's just say there is a blog post pending that will link my blog's inception with the Fillion-Fest that it has randomly incurred.

PS: When you referenced "X Files"? Seriously? You got about 189,542 extra street-cred points in my book. Best. Show. EVER!

maryc said...

Okay. Totally stumping you now!

Clara Bow

Jen said...

MARYC-
Clara Bow was in 1933's "Hoopla" with Richard Cromwell who was married to Angela Lansbury who was in "Mr. Popper's Penguins" with David Krumholz who was in "Serenity" with Nathan Fillion.

Anonymous said...

This is really cool, but I did want to point out that you mentioned Kelly Preston being married to Tom Hanks. Kelly Preston is married to John Travolta, and Tom Hanks is married to Rita Wilson. But I don't think that will make your connections not work.

Anonymous said...

This is great, found this blog while I was doing a little cyber stalking myself of Mr. Fillion, on twitter. Have you seen the movie Super? It has both Nathan and Kevin Bacon which is awesome. Also nice to see a fellow Portlander who loves all things Nathan and X-Files.

Robin said...

JEN:
I loved the X-Files! I've always said that whenever I get a cat and a dog I'm gonna name them Mulder and Scully!

Well look at this - Nathan Fillion forging internet friendships LOL. He's a bit new to me too - I knew him from Dr. Horrible long before I watched Firefly, which was this past summer when I was home sick for a while. That's when we truly bonded LOL!

Looking forward to reading your story. Take care!

yougotsars said...

So it took me forever to get to the end of the comments... I may have to consider a replacement in my trifecta of gus. (Damn, still need to write that!)

You = Goddess of all things entertainment!

BardofShadow said...

Hi!
Got here via the Indiana Browncoats-page on FB.
Enjoyed the blog and the comments and would like to add four more names. They might not be linkable to The Fillionaire, but it would still be fun.
Here they are:

Gerd Fröbe
Til Schweiger
Horst Bucholz
Hardy Krüger

They all are Germans and were in Hollywood films, if that helps.

Jen said...

GERD FROBE- Was in "Goldfinger" with Sean Connery who was in "The Presidio" with Meg Ryan who appeared on "One Life to Live", as did our beloved Nathan Fillion.

TIL SCWEIGER- Was in "Inglorious Basterds" with Brad Pitt who was in "Ocean's Eleven" with Matt Damon, who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathsn Fillion.

HORST BUCHOLZ - Was on the 1970's TV series "Logan's Run" with Robert Moffat who was in "Cookie's Fortune" with Liv Tyler, who was in "Super" with Nathan Fillion.

HARDY KRUGER - Was in the 80's miniseries "War & Remembrance" with Jane Seymour, who played Gloria Chambers on the 'One Life to Lose' episode of "Castle", starring Nathan Fillion.

Welcome from Indiana, Bard. Glad to have you here!

Lesli M said...

Christopher Walken...

Jen said...

LESLI - Christopher Walken was in "Catch Me If You Can" with Tom Hanks who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion. And don't you think Christopher Walken would be PERFECT as Rick's dad on "Castle"?

brandi said...

Johnny Galecki

brandi said...

I also think what you do is awesome. I'm a huge NF fan.

Jen said...

BRANDI - You rock! Love to meet NF fans. :) Johnny Galecki was in "I Know What You Did Last Summer" with Sarah Michelle Geller who was in "Buffy" with Nathan. Holla!

BardofShadow said...

Oh wow!!

See? I didn't know Til Schweiger was in Inglorious Basterds, I only remembered him in King Arthur, Hardy Krueger in Hatari and Horst Bucholz from the Magnificent Seven. Learned something new today!
Shiny! :D

Anonymous said...

Just have to mention, Henry Cavill was not in the recent red riding hood starring amanda seyfried, but was in fact in the 2007 remake, with Lainie Kazan, and Joey Fatone.

Janene said...

Just thought of one now, Jen, months later:

Pat Sajak

Jen said...

JANENE - Pat Sajak was in "Airplane 2" with Lloyd Bridges who was in "Joe Versus the Volcano" with Tom Hanks who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion. BAM! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is impressive. I didn't even know Nathan was in some of those.

Okay, try this:

Christopher Plummer
Martin Short
Michael J. Fox
Hugh Dillon
Margot Kidder

Jen said...

ANONYMOUS -
*Christopher Plummer was in "Dragnet" with Tom Hanks who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion

*Martin Short AND Michael J. Fox were both in "Mars Attacks" with Jack Nicholson who was in "A Few Good Men" with Kevin Bacon who was in "Super" with Nathan Fillion

*Hugh Dillon was in "Assault on Precinct 13" with Laurence Fishburne who was in "What's Love Got To Do With It" with Penny Johnson Gerald who plays Capt. Gates on "Castle" with Nathan Fillion

*Margot Kidder was in "The Great Waldo Pepper" with Robert Redford who was in "The Horse Whisperer" with Scarlett Johansson who was in "We Bought a Zoo" with Matt Damon who was in "Saving Private Ryan" with Nathan Fillion

Anonymous said...

LOL!!!! I can't believe you got Margot Kidder in there. I knew you'd get Hugh Dillon, though that's not the route I expected. How do you do it?

Jen said...

ANONYMOUS - I'm a doctoral student and single mom, which means that I am a veritable font of useless information with no social life outside of hulu and NetFlix. :)