Before there was Kevin Bacon, there was Walt Disney. Despite being dead for more than 40 years, the theme park mogul's influence can still be traced to Hollywood today – right up to this week's Academy Awards. Disney's D23: The Official Disney Fan Club blog put together a post this week called the Six Degrees of Walt Disney and the 2013 Academy Awards. It traces Walt's relationship to all of the Best Actor and Actress nominees. For instance:
Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) worked on Blue with Juliette Binoche, who worked on Chocolat with Johnny Depp, who worked on Finding Neverland with Julie Christie, who worked on Doctor Zhivago with Alec Guinness, who filmed Oliver Twist with Robert Newton, who worked with Walt Disney on Treasure Island.
Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) will star in the upcoming Twelve Years As A Slave with Brad Pitt, who starred in Interview With A Vampire with Tom Cruise, who worked on Vanilla Sky with Kurt Russell, who worked with Walt on Follow Me Boys and other projects.