How Jennifer Aniston Is Connected to Every Golden Globe Nominee in 6 Degrees or Less
By Stacy Lambe
Move over Kevin Bacon! When it comes to working with everyone in Hollywood,Jennifer Aniston may be the actor to beat.
While Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon -- an idea that came from the actor himself when, in 1994, he told Premiere magazine that he’s worked with everybody -- has become the ultimate trivia game, it may be time to re-think who’s actually at the nexus.
Thanks in large part to Friends -- the former NBC sitcom now streaming on Netflix -- Aniston worked with a number of stars well before they were famous. And in the years since the series ended, Aniston has shared the screen with a few but key number of A-listers. But it wasn’t until she earned a 2015 Golden Globe nomination for her role in Cake that we realized she’s practically worked with everyone in Hollywood.
For those keeping track, many connections led back to Friends thanks to guest appearances from such stars as Brad Pitt, Ellen Pompeo, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, and Sean Penn. While it's amazing to think about how many big stars visited the set, there was a time when it was just about Aniston and her five co-stars. Watch as ET goes behind the scenes of the show when it first started 20 years ago.