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by Mark Rabinowitz
January 27, 2012 9:20 PM
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The Six Degrees of Mark Duplass [With Sweet Infographic!]


Writer-director-producer-actor Mark Duplass has been making movies since 2002; his first feature, "The Puffy Chair," debuted at Sundance in 2005. Like many of Mark's films, that one was directed, written and produced with his brother, Jay Duplass. (The latest Duplass Bros. project, "Jeff Who Lives at Home," will be released by Paramount in March.)

However, Mark is not a filmmaking monagamist. In the last 10 years, Mark's collaborated on nearly two dozen films. In addition to Jay, Mark has worked with his wife, Katie Aselton, as well as Joe Swanberg, Noah Baumbach and Lynn Shelton. And at any large festival in which Mark Duplass has a film, there’s a better than even chance that he’s got his hands in many other projects by first, second or third degrees of separation.

So we thought we’d play a little “Six Degrees of Mark Duplass” here at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. See the full graphic here.

We know the infographic fails to emprace the full Duplassian universe. For example, Mark Duplass is in upcoming title "The Skeleton Twins" with Bill Hader, who is in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" with Kirsten Bell who is in "Safety Not Guaranteed with… Mark Duplass.

And Shannyn Sossamon is in "The End of Love" and starred in "Rules of Attraction" with Kate Bosworth, who stars in "Black Rock," which was written and executive produced by... Mark Duplass.

What else did we miss? Tell us in the comments.

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  • Just Sayin' | June 23, 2012 8:12 PMReply

    You forgot that Katie Aselton also directed BACK ROCK so she should have a yellow arrow pointing towards that as well...

  • big bomb | January 28, 2012 1:47 PMReply

    the question is -- how quickly can we connect him to the Bacon? Then worlds will truly collide ...

  • Robert | January 28, 2012 10:12 PM

    Hmm, Mark Duplass was in Greenberg with Ben Stiller who Directed Tropic Thunder Starring Robert Downey Jr. who was in SoapDish with Sally Field who was in Steel Magnolias with Julia Roberts who was in Flatliners with...Kevin Bacon! ...uh oh.....I hope I haven't broken the internet.

  • Jay Wesley Cochran | January 28, 2012 12:44 PMReply

    Mark Duplass in Hannah Takes The Stairs with Todd Rohal who wrote & directed The Catechism Cataclysm (Sundance 2011) cinematography by Ben Kasulke , Indie Spirit Award Nominee for The Off Hours (Sundance 2011) who also DP'd Safety Not Guaranteed, all three co-produced by Lacey Leavitt.

  • Robert | January 28, 2012 2:21 AMReply

    Mark Duplass in Greenberg with Greta Gerwig who is in Hannah Takes The Stairs with Mark Duplass who co-Directed Baghead which stars Greta Gerwig who is in Young American Bodies with Lynn Shelton who directed Humpday starring Mark Duplass who is brother of Jay Duplass who is in Nights and Weekends (with Greta Gerwig) which is directed by Joe Swanberg who is thanked in the credits of the Puffy Chair etc. etc. ....Mark Duplass