Six Degrees of Separation : Audrey Hepburn to ….

6° Hepburn
… Tom Hanks
Hepburn & Gregory Peck (1) acted together in Roman Holiday (1953), Peck’s grandson, Ethan Peck (2), had a miniscule role in In Time (2011), which starred Cillian Murphy (3), and Murphy had a miniscule role in Cold Mountain (2003), which starred Jude Law (4), who starred opposite Julia Roberts (5) in Closer (2004), and Roberts starred opposite Tom Hanks (6) in Charlie Wilson’s War (2007).

…Richard Gere
Hepburn starred opposite Cary Grant (1) in Charade (1963), and Grant starred opposite Ingrid Bergman (2) in Notorious (1946), Bergman’s daughter, Isabella Rossellini (3) appeared in White Nights (1985), which also starred Gregory Hines (4), who briefly played the love interest to Debra Messing (5) in the television sitcom Will & Grace (1998-2006), and Messing had a minuscule role playing doomed wife to Richard Gere (6) in The Mothman Prophecies (2002).

… Will Smith
Hepburn is seen reading an Alfred Hitchcock (1) mystery whilst her house is being robbed downstairs in the comedy How to steal a Million (1966), Hitchcock directed Rebecca (1940), which starred Joan Fontaine (2), Fontaine’s sister Olivia De Havilland (3) played the selfless and pure hearted Melanie in Gone with The Wind (1939), which starred Clark Gable (4) who acted with Sidney Poitier (5) in Band of Angels (1957), and Will Smith (6) played a gay con man who pretends to be Poitier’s son in a film called Six Degrees of Separation (1993).

… Roman Polanski
Hepburn acted opposite Sean Connery (1) in Robin and Marian (1976), Connery was the first actor to play James Bond in the 60’s & 70’s, and Daniel Craig (2) is the latest James Bond, who’s first Bond flick was, Casino Royale (2007), which also starred Eva Green (3), who appeared in Franklyn (2008), which also starred Ryan Philippe (4), who acted in Little Boy Blue (1997) which saw Nastassja Kinski (5) playing mother & lover to him, and Kinski played Tess in Tess (1979) which was directed by Roman Polanski (6).

 … Shashi Kapoor
Hepburn played Elisa Doolittle in My Fair Lady (1964), a role originally played by Julie Andrews (1) on stage on Broadway (USA) and West End (UK) in the late 50’s, Andrews also played Queen Guenevere, opposite Richard Burton (2) in the stage version of the musical Camelot in the early 60’s, and Burton who appeared in many stage adaptations of various plays by playwright William Shakespeare (3), in the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s, whom Rupert Graves (4) portrayed in What a Shame (2005), and Graves played Freddie Honeychurch in Merchant Ivory Productions Room with a View (1985), which was directed by James Ivory (5), and Ivory’s very first feature film directorial venture, Merchant Ivory’s The Householder (1963), starred Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor (6).

… Christopher Isherwood
Hepburn came in My Fair Lady (1964), which was directed by George Cukor (1), who also directed The Philadelphia Story (1940), which starred Katharine Hepburn (2), who was portrayed by Cate Blanchett (3) in The Aviator (2004), and Blanchett appeared in Notes on a Scandal (2006), which also starred Judi Dench (4), who had a small role in Shakespeare in Love (1998), which also starred Colin Firth (5), who acted in A Single Man (2009), which was based on a novel written by Christopher Isherwood (6).

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