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comphermc
08-13-2009, 05:13 PM
Hey, my girlfriend introduced me to this game that can be played with a group of people that could possibly never end, so I thought it would make a great forum game.

The basic idea is that you start with an actor (male or female), and then think of a movie that he/she was in and name another actor from that same movie. Then, think of a movie that the second person was also in, and so forth. For example, if we started with Angelina Jolie, we could follow the path:

Angelina Jolie...
...was in Mr. and Mrs. Smith with: Brad Pitt
...was in Ocean's Eleven with: Matt Damon
...was in Bourne Supremacy with: Julia Stiles
...etc.

Rules:
Avoid repeating characters.
Don't use imdb (or other sources) unless you just can't remember his/her name.
Try to choose actors that are well known enough that the chain doesn't end.
Repeated movies can be used, but try to create a different tangent.
Don't post unless you have a solid addition.
Stay focused.
Have fun.

Starting Actor:

Jennifer Aniston

Hybrid
08-13-2009, 06:36 PM
Jennifer Aniston
was in bruce almighty with
Jim Carrey

comphermc
08-14-2009, 12:03 AM
Jim Carrey was in The Mask with Cameron Diaz.

BSprague
08-14-2009, 01:06 AM
Cameron Diaz

was in Charlie's Angels with

Drew Barrymore

IceMaiden
08-14-2009, 09:50 AM
Drew Barrymore

was in 'Lucky you' with

Eric Bana

Astrosimi
08-14-2009, 08:05 PM
Eric Bana

was in The Hulk with

Jennifer Connely

Hybrid
08-14-2009, 09:54 PM
Jennifer Connely
in The Rocketeer with
Billy Campbell

comphermc
08-15-2009, 03:08 AM
I'm sorry, but I've never heard of Billy Campbell (and don't recognize any of the movies he was in). I apologize if I'm being ignorant, but I am going to suggest an alternate (with more potential):

Jennifer Connelly

was in A Beautiful Mind with

Russell Crowe

shropshirelass
08-15-2009, 09:14 AM
Russell Crowe

was in Master and Commander with

Paul Bettany

mistervista
08-15-2009, 09:36 AM
Paul Bettany

was in The Da Vinci Code with

Tom Hanks

BSprague
08-15-2009, 10:18 AM
Tom Hanks

was in Catch Me If You Can (Great Movie) with

Leonardo DiCaprio

comphermc
08-15-2009, 12:17 PM
Leonardo DiCaprio

was in The Departed* with

Matt Damon

(*Another great movie)

Hybrid
08-15-2009, 01:18 PM
Leonardo DiCaprio

was in The Departed* with

Matt Damon

(*Another great movie)

Matt Damon
was in Saving Private Ryan with
Tom Hanks

comphermc
08-15-2009, 08:43 PM
Avoid repeating characters.

Tom Hanks

was in Charlie Wilson's War with

Julia Roberts

creelers
08-15-2009, 09:05 PM
Julia Roberts was in

Duplicity

with Clive Owen

Outlaw-Jack
08-15-2009, 09:38 PM
Clive Owen was in

Inside Man

with Denzel Washington

shropshirelass
08-15-2009, 09:45 PM
Clive Owen

was in Gosford Park with

well just about everybody who is anybody in the acting world but let's say

Helen Mirren

OOPs = too late - just ignore this post and carry on from Outlaw-Jack's post:blush:

comphermc
08-16-2009, 12:31 AM
Denzel Washington

was in The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 with

John Travolta

creelers
08-16-2009, 01:26 AM
John Travolta was in

Pulp Fiction

with Samuel L. Jackson

BSprague
08-16-2009, 02:21 AM
Samuel L. Jackson

was in 1408 with

John Cusack

IceMaiden
08-16-2009, 03:11 PM
John Cusack

was in Con Air with

Nicolas Cage

Outlaw-Jack
08-16-2009, 10:21 PM
Nicolas Cage was in

The Rock

with Sean Connery

dandygandy2704
08-17-2009, 07:58 PM
Sean Connery was in
The Hunt for Red October
with James Earl Jones

shropshirelass
08-19-2009, 09:45 PM
James Earl Jones was in

Conan the Barbarian with

Arnold Schwarzenegger

(Got my husband to thank for that one. Haven't seen it myself...I'm sure its a classic :rolleyes:)

Astrosimi
08-23-2009, 09:26 AM
Arnold Schwarzenegger was in

The Terminator with

Bill Paxton (Indeed,a small cameo)

IceMaiden
08-23-2009, 05:32 PM
Bill Paxton was in

Aliens with

Sigourney Weaver

mrsvista
08-23-2009, 08:31 PM
Sigourney Weaver was in

Gorillas In The Mist with

Bryan Brown

Outlaw-Jack
08-24-2009, 04:18 AM
Bryan Brown was in

Cocktail

with Tom Cruise.

IceMaiden
08-27-2009, 08:24 PM
Tom Cruise was in
The Last Samurai
with Ken Watanabe

shropshirelass
08-27-2009, 08:31 PM
Ken Watanabe was in

Batman Begins with

Christian Bale

mrsvista
08-27-2009, 10:35 PM
Christian Bale was in

Captain Corelli's Mandolin with

Penelope Cruz

comphermc
08-28-2009, 01:23 AM
Penelope Cruz was in

Sahara with

Matthew McConaughey

IceMaiden
08-28-2009, 05:14 PM
Matthew McConaughey was in

How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days with

Kate Hudson

Outlaw-Jack
08-29-2009, 05:43 AM
Kate Hudson was in

Bride Wars

with Anne Hathaway

mrsvista
08-29-2009, 07:35 AM
Anne Hathaway was in

The Devil Wears Prada with

Meryl Streep

IceMaiden
08-30-2009, 04:06 PM
Meryl Streep was in

Mama Mia with

Pierce Brosnan

comphermc
08-30-2009, 04:15 PM
Pierce Brosnan was in

Die Another Day (007) with

Halle Barre

(I saw that typo, Icey... Piers Brosnan?? Ha ha, I kid. I can't believe this thread is still going)

mrsvista
08-30-2009, 06:29 PM
Halle Berry was in

Catwoman with

Sharon Stone

IceMaiden
08-30-2009, 09:46 PM
Sharon Stone was in

Basic Instinct with

Michael Douglas

shropshirelass
09-01-2009, 12:19 PM
Michael Douglas was in

Wall Street with

Charlie Sheen

mrsvista
09-01-2009, 03:06 PM
Charlie Sheen was in

Young Guns with

Keifer Sutherland

BSprague
09-01-2009, 07:59 PM
Keifer Sutherland

was in Mirrors with

Amy Smart

mrsvista
09-03-2009, 04:03 PM
Amy Smart was in

Starsky & Hutch with

Owen Wilson

Outlaw-Jack
09-03-2009, 05:04 PM
(First Clive Owen now Owen Wilson? :p)

Owen Wilson was in

The Haunting

with Catherine Zeta-Jones

IceMaiden
09-03-2009, 06:56 PM
Catherine Zeta-Jones was in

The Mask of Zorro with

Anthony Hopkins

Zwollie
09-03-2009, 07:30 PM
Anthony Hopkins was in

Dracula

with Gary oldman

Leather-Monkey
09-03-2009, 07:36 PM
Gary Oldman played James Gordon in

The Dark Knight

which also stared Heath Ledger.

...be careful ;)

qrtda235566
09-03-2009, 07:42 PM
Isn't this kind of pointless? Wasn't the point to start with one actor and end with another, not just say random actors who were in those movies?

Who was in Brokeback Mountain with Jake Gyllenhall! Or however you say his name.

comphermc
09-04-2009, 02:46 AM
Heath Ledger was in

The Patriot with

Mel Gibson

mrsvista
09-04-2009, 04:47 PM
Mel Gibson was in

Payback with

Lucy Liu

S-A-S--G-U-N-R
09-04-2009, 05:17 PM
Isn't this kind of pointless? Wasn't the point to start with one actor and end with another, not just say random actors who were in those movies?

Who was in Brokeback Mountain with Jake Gyllenhall! Or however you say his name.

No, it's not random. Look at the posts, they follow on from the previous ones from the second actor.

Outlaw-Jack
09-06-2009, 01:46 AM
Lucy Liu was in

Kung Fu Panda

with Jack Black.

S-A-S--G-U-N-R
09-06-2009, 01:49 AM
Jack Black was in

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

with Ben Stiller.

Outlaw-Jack
09-06-2009, 01:53 AM
Ben Stiller was in

Tropic Thunder

with Brandon T. Jackson.

mrsvista
09-06-2009, 11:31 AM
Brandon T Jackson was in

Fast & Furious with

Vin Diesel.

comphermc
09-06-2009, 01:24 PM
Vin Diesel was in

XXX with

Samuel L. Jackson

(glad we got out from the bottom of the acting bucket... :))

mrsvista
09-06-2009, 02:59 PM
Samuel L. Jackson was in

Iron Man with

Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts - love the name)

Mr Comphermc, I'm just letting you know that Samuel L Jackson was in fact in post 19 & 20, but we'll let you off being as it's Sunday lol!!!

IceMaiden
09-06-2009, 05:24 PM
Gwyneth Paltrow was in

Seven with

Morgan Freeman

Outlaw-Jack
09-07-2009, 02:00 AM
Morgan Freeman was in

Unforgiven

with Clint Eastwood.

mrsvista
09-07-2009, 01:33 PM
Clint Eastwood was in

Million Dollar Baby with

Hilary S w a n k.

(Had to put her name like that because it was moderated put normally!!)

qrtda235566
09-07-2009, 06:34 PM
No, it's not random. Look at the posts, they follow on from the previous ones from the second actor.

Yeah, I know, but aren't we supposed to be "connecting the actors" not just going from one actor to the next. For example:

Will Smith

George Clooney.

You would have to find an actor that Will Smith starred with, then find out who that actor starred with all trying to end up with George Clooney. That's how the show worked, at least.

AND YOU GUYS SKIPPED MEH!!!

Heath Ledger WAS in Brokeback Mountain with Jake Gyllenhal

comphermc
09-07-2009, 08:49 PM
Hillary S**** was in

P.S. I Love You with

Harry Connick Jr.

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@Awesomemans - why does it bother you in this format? The game was created with a specific set of instructions in the OP, and nobody else has a problem with them. The purpose of doing it this way is that the game will in theory never end (or until everyone gets sick of it). Since people are still posting, then they must not be sick of it yet.

Please, no more distractions. Thanks.

IceMaiden
09-08-2009, 11:57 AM
Lol, I deleted mine so this is how it should look...

Harry Connick Jnr was in

New In Town with

Renee Zellweger


You beat me to it Icey-pops, have changed mine to :

Renee Zellweger was in

Bridget Jones's Diary with

Hugh Grant

@comphermc - hear, hear!! We know what we're doing and it's working well.

mrsvista
09-08-2009, 12:01 PM
Deleted mine too, so we are in the right order now!!

You beat me to it Icey-pops, have changed mine to :

Renee Zellweger was in

Bridget Jones's Diary with

Hugh Grant

@comphermc - hear, hear!! We know what we're doing and it's working well.


We know what we're doing and it's working well.

Who put this comment???!!!

IceMaiden
09-08-2009, 12:27 PM
@comphermc - hear, hear!! We know what we're doing and it's working well.

Who put this comment???!!!

Hilarious!!

Hugh Grant was in

Two Weeks Notice with

Sandra Bullock

mrsvista
09-08-2009, 02:39 PM
Sandra Bullock was in

Speed with

Keanu Reeves

shropshirelass
09-08-2009, 05:11 PM
Keanu Reeves was in

My Own Private Idaho with

River Phoenix

IceMaiden
09-10-2009, 09:50 AM
River Phoenix was in

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with

Harrison Ford

mrsvista
09-10-2009, 07:17 PM
Harrison Ford was in

The Fugitive with

Tommy Lee Jones

BSprague
09-10-2009, 07:30 PM
Tommy Lee Jones

was in Double Jeopardy with

Ashley Judd

Outlaw-Jack
09-12-2009, 04:10 PM
Ashley Judd was in

Ruby in Paradise

with Todd Field.

mrsvista
09-15-2009, 02:37 PM
Todd Field was in

Eyes Wide Shut with

Nicole Kidman

shropshirelass
09-15-2009, 09:12 PM
Nicole Kidman was in

Moulin Rouge!

with Ewan McGregor :cool:

S-A-S--G-U-N-R
09-15-2009, 09:45 PM
Yeah, I know, but aren't we supposed to be "connecting the actors" not just going from one actor to the next. For example:

Will Smith

George Clooney.

You would have to find an actor that Will Smith starred with, then find out who that actor starred with all trying to end up with George Clooney. That's how the show worked, at least.


I don't know...

IceMaiden
09-16-2009, 10:28 AM
Ewan McGregor was in

Star Wars Revenge of the Sith with

Christopher Lee

mrsvista
09-16-2009, 06:29 PM
Christopher Lee was in

The Lord of the Rings with

Orlando Bloom (phwoar!)

IceMaiden
09-16-2009, 06:39 PM
Steady mrsv!!

Orlando Bloom was in

Pirates of the Carribean with

Johnny Depp (Double Phwoar!!)

mrsvista
09-16-2009, 08:24 PM
OMG Icey, even better

Johnny Depp (triple and quadruple phwoooaaaar) was in

Edward Scissorhands with

Winona Ryder

IceMaiden
09-17-2009, 09:09 AM
Winona Ryder was in

Bram Stoker's Dracula with

Gary Oldman

mrsvista
09-17-2009, 07:37 PM
Gary Oldman was in

Hannibal with

Julianne Moore

Outlaw-Jack
09-18-2009, 06:05 AM
Julianne Moore was in

Far from Heavan

with Dennis Quaid.

Gravel
09-18-2009, 12:39 PM
Dennis Quaid was in "Inner Space" with Martin Short.

Zwollie
09-18-2009, 01:46 PM
Martin Short was in

Three Amigos

with Chevy Chase

IceMaiden
09-18-2009, 04:03 PM
Chevy Chase was in

Three Amigos with

Steve Martin

mrsvista
09-18-2009, 06:25 PM
Steve Martin was in

Father of the Bride with

Diane Keaton

Gravel
09-18-2009, 07:17 PM
Diane Keaton starred in

Annie Hall

w/ Woody Allen

Outlaw-Jack
09-20-2009, 03:49 AM
Woody Allen was in

What's Up, Tiger Lily?

with Louise Lasser.

mrsvista
09-26-2009, 10:43 AM
Louise Lasser was in

Club Land with

Alan Alda

IceMaiden
09-27-2009, 10:11 AM
Alan Alda was in

The Aviator with

Kate Beckinsale

shropshirelass
09-28-2009, 09:42 PM
Kate Beckinsale was in

Van Helsing

with Hugh Jackman

mrsupercomputer
09-28-2009, 09:51 PM
Hugh Jackman was in

X2 (X-Men 2)

with Ian McKellen

shropshirelass
09-28-2009, 10:03 PM
Ian McKellen was in

LOTR: The Return of the King

with Viggo Mortensen

IceMaiden
09-29-2009, 08:25 AM
Viggo Mortensen was in

Hidalgo with

Omar Sharif

mrsvista
09-29-2009, 08:34 PM
Omar Sharif was in

Dr Zhivago with

Alec Guinness

mrsupercomputer
09-29-2009, 10:47 PM
Alec Guinness was in

Star Wars with

Carrie Fisher

IceMaiden
10-02-2009, 06:58 PM
Carrie Fisher was in

When Harry met Sally with

Meg Ryan

mrsvista
10-02-2009, 08:08 PM
Meg Ryan was in

Top Gun with

Val Kilmer

mrsupercomputer
10-02-2009, 08:33 PM
Val Kilmer was in

The Saint with

Elisabeth Shue

Outlaw-Jack
10-04-2009, 03:45 AM
Elisabeth Shue was in

Karate Kid

with Ralph Macchio.

mrsupercomputer
10-05-2009, 09:37 PM
Ralph Macchio was in

The Outsiders with

Patrick Swayze

IceMaiden
10-08-2009, 06:44 PM
Patrick Swayze was in

Keeping Mum with

Rowan Atkinson

mrsvista
10-08-2009, 07:32 PM
Rowan Atkinson (Zazu) was in

The Lion King with

Jeremy Irons (Scar)

(Are voices ok rather than the actual person???)

comphermc
10-09-2009, 01:09 AM
Sure they are. I'm sorry to say I can't continue without cheating.

Continue on... (I can't believe this is still going!)

mrsupercomputer
10-09-2009, 05:16 PM
Jeremy Irons was in

The Man in the Iron Mask with

John Malkovich

IceMaiden
10-10-2009, 01:20 PM
John Malkovich was in

Dangerous Liaisons with

Keanu Reeves

dajdaj03
10-10-2009, 01:31 PM
Keanu Reeves was in

Matrix Reloaded with

Monica Bellucci

mrsupercomputer
10-11-2009, 05:29 PM
Monica Bellucci was in

The Passion of the Christ with

Jim Caviezel

mrsvista
10-19-2009, 01:53 PM
Jim Caviezel was in

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) with

Guy Pearce

@ comphermc - it's still going because it's a great little game!

QuellMicquel
10-19-2009, 04:16 PM
Guy Pearce was in

"Bedtime Stories"

With Adam Sandler

mrsupercomputer
10-22-2009, 07:28 PM
Adam Sandler was in

"Billy Madison" with

Chris Farley

mrsvista
10-25-2009, 09:20 PM
Chris Farley was in

Wayne's World with

Mike Myers

mrsupercomputer
10-28-2009, 06:23 PM
Mike Myers was in

Austin Powers with

Seth Green

CreateNPlay
10-28-2009, 10:53 PM
Seth Green

Has a Youtube Channel viewed by

Norman Wisdom

(FACT)

comphermc
10-28-2009, 11:04 PM
Well, someone had to derail this... now, to get it back on track:

Seth Green was in

Without a Paddle, with

Dax Shepard

CreateNPlay
10-28-2009, 11:05 PM
What? i didnt lie.. I really didnt.

comphermc
10-28-2009, 11:05 PM
What? i didnt lie.. I really didnt.

Read the OP. We are looking for movies, just like everyone else had posted in the previous 110 posts. Please don't post an argument. If you must say something, send a PM.

mrsvista
11-10-2009, 02:19 PM
Dax Shepard was in

Zathura with

Tim Robbins



Where is everyone, please come and play.....please!!!!!

IceMaiden
11-23-2009, 07:39 PM
Tim Robbins was in

War of the Worlds with

Tom Cruise

mrsvista
11-25-2009, 10:43 PM
Tom Cruise was in

Rain Man with

Dustin Hoffman

v0rtex
11-25-2009, 10:49 PM
Dustin Hoffman was in

The Marathon Man with

Sir Laurence Olivier

mrsvista
12-02-2009, 07:46 PM
Sir Laurence Olivier was in

A Bridge Too Far with

Michael Caine

BabyDoll1970
12-02-2009, 07:53 PM
Sir Michael Caine was in

Batman Begins with

Katie Holmes (never played this before.. can we use female actors??)

mrsupercomputer
12-04-2009, 05:19 AM
Katie Holmes was in

Mad Money with

Queen Latifah

comphermc
12-04-2009, 12:13 PM
Queen Latifah was in

Ice Age with

John Leguizamo

[voice]

jwwphotos
12-04-2009, 12:38 PM
John Leguizamo was in

Die Hard 2 with

Fred Thompson

mrsvista
12-13-2009, 10:41 PM
Fred Thompson was in

In the Line of Fire with

Rene Russo

(mrv and I went to see this film on our first date - aaaah) :blush:

mrsupercomputer
12-13-2009, 10:45 PM
Rene Russo was in

The Thomas Crown Affair with

Denis Leary

CreateNPlay
12-13-2009, 10:48 PM
Denis Leary voice acted in

Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs with

Simon Pegg

mrsvista
12-14-2009, 09:14 PM
Simon Pegg was in

Shaun of the Dead with

Lucy Davis

mrsvista
03-07-2010, 10:14 PM
Sorry for the double post people, it's been ages, so....

Lucy Davis was in

Garfield : A Tail of Two Kitties with

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Outlaw-Jack
03-08-2010, 04:20 AM
((Oi... I see O_o))
Jennifer Love Hewitt was in

Shortcut to Happiness with

Anthony Hopkins.

IceMaiden
03-20-2010, 08:49 PM
Anthony Hopkins was in

Elephant Man with

John Hurt

mrsvista
03-20-2010, 09:17 PM
John Hurt was in

Valiant with

Ricky Gervais

(voices)

TheBlackKnight22
03-25-2010, 02:09 AM
Rickey Gervais
was in the Invention of Lying with
Tina Fey

booXely
03-12-2011, 06:04 AM
Old thread, but it's a fun game so maybe we can revive it...


Tina Fey was in Date Night with Steve Carrell.

TheBlackKnight22
03-12-2011, 05:28 PM
Steve carrell was in dinner for schmucks with Zach Gilfiniakus or something like that.

nosemomkey
03-13-2011, 11:01 PM
Zach Galifianakis was in due date with: robert downey jr.

TheBlackKnight22
03-13-2011, 11:47 PM
R.D.J was in Iron man 2 with Nick Fury.. I mean Samuel L. Jackson. XD

Cheddars
03-14-2011, 01:56 AM
Samuel L. Jackson in

Jurassic Park

with Jeff Goldblum.

biorogue
03-22-2011, 04:16 PM
Jeff Goldblum was in everything, I mean

The adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai

with Peter Weller