Oscars Host James Franco Says 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon? Try 2 Degrees!


First it should be pointed out that the actor and Oscar host James Franco is a English major, not a math major, so we can’t blame him for making a simple math mistake.

At this year’s Academy Awards, James Franco introduced presenters Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey by saying “I am six degrees of Kevin Bacon away from our next two presenters. Figure it out on the Internet.” And we did. And you’re wrong Franco. You are far less than six degrees away from those two. Here’s the real math:

James Franco was in Eat Prey Love as was Javier Bardem. Javier Bardem was in Vicky Cristina Barcelona with Scarlett Johansson. That makes two degrees.

As for Matthew McConaughey, James Franco was in Pineapple Express with Danny McBride who was in Tropic Thunder with McConaughey. Again, two degrees.

Sorry there Franco, you’re more connected than you thought.