The Six Degrees of Separation Blogathon!


Everyone knows the concept of six degrees of separation – that everything or everyone can be essentially connected in six steps, or even fewer. Luckily we have awesome film bloggers like Nostra of My Filmviews to create a super fun blogathon around this intriguing concept! Here’s what Nostra says about this challenge of cinematic connection:

Get ready to test your knowledge of actors/movies and directors with the six degrees of separation blogathon. You will get two names of either actors/actresses/directors or movies and what you will have to do is make a link between them in a maximum of six steps.

The amazing Karamel Kinema (one of my absolute favourite film bloggers) has tagged me to connect the dots between the classic film Casablanca (1942) and the uber cute actor Dane DeHaan! I haven’t seen any of Dane DeHaan’s films so this was a tough challenge! I had about a million Wikipedia windows open at one time but I got there eventually.

Without further ado, here are the six degrees of separation between Casablanca (1942) and Dane DeHaan.


1. Humphrey Bogart from Casablanca (1942) starred in The African Queen (1951) with the beautiful Katharine Hepburn.


2. Katharine Hepburn starred in Bringing Up Baby (1938) with a pet leopard, and handsome specimen Cary Grant.


3. Cary Grant starred in North by Northwest (1959) with Martin Landau.


4. Martin Landau starred in B*A*P*S (1997) with Halle Berry, and this picture is absolutely amazing.


5. Halle Berry starred in Movie 43 (2013) with Emma Stone. If you’d like to read my review of this film, here it is. I still maintain this was one of the worst films I’ve ever seen.


6. Finally, Emma Stone starred in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) with the one and only Dane DeHaan (he’s the one in the air).


That was tough! This is a relay blogathon, so I’ll be passing the baton and tagging… Cara of Silver Screen Serenade! I challenge you to elucidate the six degrees of separation between Dane DeHaan and Max von Sydow! (I fixed up an image that includes the two actors for you here.)


  1. How very cool.

  2. Yay you did it soooo fast! I agree that picture of B*A*P*S is amazing! I never saw that but it look delightfully campy 😀

    1. I’ve never seen B*A*P*S either but now I really want to! Looks so campy and funny. Plus you can never go wrong with a bit of Martin Landau.

  3. Obviously I wasn’t tagged. But I’ll be curious to see how Cara connects your two. I got it in 4 degrees!

    1. Once Cara has her post up, I want to know how you made the connection between the two! 🙂

  4. Actually, scratch that – just got it down to 3!

  5. Oh wow! I have been challenged! And actually think I just figured it out! Ah the magic of IMDb. Hahaha. Should I make the next connection to another actor or a film? Or does it matter? Also, I am a complete and utter idiot when it comes to settings up my own graphics, so if I emailed you what I wanted to do…could you set up the image for me? Or tell me how? I’m useless. Lol.

    1. I can’t wait to see your post! 😀

  6. Nice work! I’ve got to connect Marion Cotillard and Top Gun tomorrow!

    1. Ooh, that’s a good one! 🙂

  7. Cool to see you figured it out…don’t know how quickly I’d be able to solve this one.

    1. It definitely took me a little while! I wasn’t sure if using Wikipedia was cheating but it was definitely useful.

  8. Oh that’s well done! I haven’t seen that Movie 43 fiasco but I still wonder how they got all these people to star in it.

    1. Thanks Sati! Don’t even bother with that Movie 43 mess! I heard that it took them something like five years to film it because they worked around all the big name actors’ schedules. By ‘they’ I mean the bazillion directors that made the film. It’s just the lamest film ever.

  9. Very cool, such a huge Dane DeHaan fan, I won’t even lie!

    1. I haven’t seen literally any of the films he’s been in! Time to see one methinks!

      1. I think you really have to rectify that ASAP!!!

    1. Just goes to show that there really are connections between everyone!

  10. […] Miss Anna of Film Grimoire. You can read the details of the Six Degrees of Separation Blogathon on Anna’s site, but you can also read about its origins over at My Filmviews where it all began. The basic […]

  11. Ohhh that sounded tough.. good job you made it seem easy.

    1. Oh man, so many Wikipedia windows open though. Love challenges like these!

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