Architeuthis is Only Separated By 3 Degrees from Kevin Bacon

So all day long after the previous post I wondered, how separated is Architeuthis and Kevin Bacon?

As you might remember although the Giant Squid had some cameos in previous B movies, it really was not until 1954 in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea that Mr. G. Squid hit the big time. In this movie, the Giant Squid shared the screen with Kirk Douglas who played Ned Land.


Kirk Douglas was in Tough Guys (1986) with Eli Wallach


Eli Wallach was in Mystic River (2003) with Kevin Bacon

Dr. M (1730 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (, connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

One comment on “Architeuthis is Only Separated By 3 Degrees from Kevin Bacon
  1. Craig, mate, you have it the wrong way round – Kevin Bacon is three degrees of separation from Architeuthis. Perhaps by moving closer, do you think Kevin could raise his acting ability…? See if you could organize a meet…you know, get his people talk to the squid people…do lunch etc. etc. etc.

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