Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: James Franco plays at the Oscars

scarjo-franco.jpg"I am six degrees of Kevin Bacon away from our next two presenters. Figure it out on the Internet." So said Oscar host James Franco when introducing Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey.

Naturally, we accepted the challenge. And we think we succeeded. Franco's co-star in his new film "Your Highness" is Natalie Portman who was in "The Other Boleyn Girl" with... you guessed it, Scarlett Johansson.

Where does the Franco-McConaughey connection come in? This one took us a bit longer but we eventually got it: Franco played drug dealin' BFFs with Danny McBride in "Pineapple Express." McConaughey and McBride co-starred in "Tropic Thunder," although they didn't have any scenes together.

See how smart we are, Franco?!
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