Monday, January 21, 2008

One Degree: Tina Majorino and Jeanne Tripplehorn

My head is strangely wired for celebrity faces and names and thus I am great at the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. We actually bought this board game years ago, but most often, my husband and I will play a simpler version in which one of us names any two actors and tries to connect them when we are waiting for a movie to start. For instance, my husband might name Dennis Quaid (Traffic) and Dennis Haysbert (24, now the spokesman for Allstate). Here's how I might answer this:
  • Dennis Haysbert was in Major League with Charlie Sheen
  • Charlie Sheen was in Wall Street with Michael Douglas
  • Michael Douglas was in Traffic with Dennis Quaid
But sometimes you don't need six degrees, or even three. I had just picked these two actors for their first names, but without even realizing it, I had created a one-degree combo: Dennis Haysbert was in Far From Heaven with Dennis Quaid.

So I'm going to see if I can post a "One Degree" game every week for your amusement. Here's the inaugural puzzle.
Actresses Jeanne Tripplehorn (The Firm) and Tina Majorino (Napoleon Dynamite) appeared in HBO's series Big Love. What movie did they appear in together in the 1990s?
If you have no idea who these actresses are, click on the links above to the Internet Movie Database for their photos, but don't scroll down and look at their filmography. I will post answers in one week. If you know the answer now, write it up in the Comments for bragging rights.


Anonymous said...

Water World with Kevin Costner

steadof said...

we have a winner!

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