Saturday, May 06, 2006

Me and Gene Kelly

I learned something today. The director of Newsies, perhaps the greatest musical of the nineties, was trained under Gene Kelly (whom I affectionately refer to as my "dead man crush.")

Who needs to be Kevin Bacon? I can play Six Degrees of Separation without him:

Gene Kelly taught Kenny Ortega to dance.
Kenny Ortega directed Christian Bale (a favourite since Jr. High).
Christian Bale starred in Batman Begins with Morgan Freeman.
Morgan Freeman worked with ReneƩ Zellweger in Nurse Betty.
ReneƩ Zellweger starred in Chicago, featuring the acrobat Megan Fehlberg.
Megan Fehlberg directed ME in a one-act play at the University of Guelph.

Yep. I'm connected to both Gene and Christian. I bet you're all jealous now, huh?


pastor mike said...

somehow it doesn't surprize me that you'd eventually find a way of connecting yourself to those 2

michael lewis said...

Christian Bale, eh?

Have you seen American Psycho or The Machinist yet?

(If not, I would suggest The Machinist over American Psycho.)

nadine said...

I've seen parts of Psycho (it was on TV). The Machinist is on the "to rent" list.

I saw "Harsh Times" at the Film Fest last fall (it'll be out this summer). He creeped me out. An awesome performance.