Because I'm not much of a music aficionado, most BOTDs that I post will be of the movie or television variety, and this is the case for my first ever beard. Perhaps you've heard the silly rumor that Kevin Bacon is the center of the Hollywood Universe, but according to The Oracle of Bacon, he is 441 spots behind the steely blue-eyed gray beard you see before you. The chances are that every single person who reads this post has either seen a Donald Sutherland film, or has seen a film that can be connected to him in two or fewer steps.
- Billy Baldwin to Hilary Swank? No sweat. Baldwin (Backdraft) to Donald Sutherland to (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Swank
- Jason Bateman to John Belushi? Psssh. Bateman (Horrible Bosses) to Sutherland to (Animal House) Belushi
- Ashley Judd to Seth Green? No doubt. Judd (A Time to Kill) to Sutherland to (The Italian Job) Green
- James Gandolfini to Wayne Knight? All day. Gandolfini (Fallen) to Sutherland to (JFK) Knight
So the next time you're down 0-1 in a 7 game series of Six Degrees, and several seconds away from an 0-2 hole, make Mr. Sutherland the 6th man in; he gets it done.