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The Seven Degrees of Paul Newman


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  • Andrew McCarthy was in Class (1983) with Jacqueline Bisset.
  • Jacqueline Bisset was in When Time Ran Out (1980) with Paul Newman.

Next: Zhang Ziyi

 

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Zhang Ziyi was in Rush Hour 2 (2001) with Alan King,

who was in The Helen Morgan Story (1957) with Paul Newman.

or

Zhang Ziyi was in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) with Ken Watanabe,

who was in The Last Samurai  (2003) with Tom Cruise,

who was in  The Color of Money (1986) with Paul Newman.

Next:  Jean Gabin

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Jean Gabin was in The Verdict (1974) with Sophia Loren

who was in Lady L with Paul Newman

Next:  Gina Lollobrigida 

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  • Carlos Thompson was in Valley of the Kings with Eleanor Parker.
  • Eleanor Parker was in The Sound of Music with Julie Andrews.
  • Julie Andrews was in Torn Curtain with Paul Newman.

Next: Stan Laurel

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Stan Laurel was in Nothing But Trouble with Henry O'Neill

Who was in Holiday Affair with Janet Leigh

Who was in Harper with Paul Newman

Next:  Patricia Collinge

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Ralph Meeker was in I Walk the Line w/ Charles Durning

Who was in The Sting w/ Paul Newman

Next:  Justin Timberlake 

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Justin Timberlake was in "Longshot" with Paul Sorvino,

who was in "The Firm" with Tom Cruise,

who was in  "The Color of Money" with Newman.

Next:   Oscar Isaac

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  • Oscar Isaac was in The Life Before Her Eyes with Uma Thurman.
  • Uma Thurman was in Pulp Fiction with Harvey Keitel.
  • Harvey Keitel was in Buffalo Bill and the Indians with Paul Newman.

Next: Louis de Funès

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Louis De Funes was in Six Hours to Lose (1947) w/ Andre Luget

who was in Paris Blues with Paul Newman

 

Next:  Winona Ryder

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Winona Ryder was in The Age of Innocence with Geraldine Chaplin,

who was in Buffalo Bill and the Indians with Paul Newman.

(I would have used Joanne Woodward, but I don't think of her as having been "in" The Age of Innocence, since she's not onscreen.)

Next:  Peter Dinklage

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Peter Dinklage was in Human Nature with Tim Robbins

who was in The Hudsucker Proxy with Paul Newman 

 

Next:  Jill Clayburgh 

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Jill Clayburgh was in The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973) with Jacqueline Bisset,

who was in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) with Paul Newman.

(P. S. my Peter Dinklage connection was Dermot Mulroney: Living in Oblivion and Where the Money Is.)  :-)

Next:  Boris Karloff

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  • Boris Karloff was in Curse of the Crimson Altar with Barbara Steele.
  • Barbara Steele was in Pretty Baby with Susan Sarandon.
  • Susan Sarandon was in Twilight (1998) with Paul Newman.

Next: Vivien Leigh

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Vivien Leigh was in Caesar and Cleopatra (1946) with Felix Aylmer,

who was in From the Terrace (1960) with Paul Newman

or

Vivien Leigh was in Caesar and Cleopatra (1946) with Jean Simmons (uncredited),

who was in Until They Sail (1957) with Paul Newman.

(P. S. my linking actor for Boris Karloff was Virginia Mayo--The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Silver Chalice.  But your answer was more fun.)

Next:

Claude Jarman Jr.

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Claude Jarman, Jr. was in "The Yearling" with Jane Wyman,

who was in  "Magnificent Obsession" with Barbara Rush,

who was in  "Hombre" with Newman.

Next:   Olympia 'Dukakis

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Olympia Dukakis was in Steel Magnolias with Shirley MacLaine 

who was in What a Way to Go with Paul Newman 

Next:  Spike Lee

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  • François Truffaut was in Close Encounters of the Third Kind with Melinda Dillon.
  • Melinda Dillon was in Absence of Malice with Paul Newman.

Next: Mabel Normand

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Mabel Normand was in "Head Over Heels" with Adolphe Menjou,

 who was in "The Ambassador's Daughter" with Myrna Loy,

who was in "From the Terrace"  with Newman.

Next:   James Best

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Brian Cox was in Zodiac (2007) with Dermot Mulroney,

who was in Staying Together (1989) with Melinda Dillon,

who was in Absence of Malice (1981) with Paul Newman.

Next:  Camryn Manheim

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Camryn Manheim was in The Bonfire of the Vanities with Tom Hanks

who was in The Road to Perdition with Paul Newman 

Next:  Rod La Rocque

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