Since Minnie Driver of Good Will Hunting appeared in Sleepers with Kevin Bacon, Kleitman has a Bacon number of 2. Adding the two numbers results in an Erdős–Bacon number of 3, the lowest currently known.
One day this spring I got a phone call from someone asking if I would talk to two young men who were writing a screenplay for a movie. I made an appointment with them, and they appeared in my office. They told me the movie was about a young guy they had originally envisioned being a genius in physics, but after talking with Sheldon Glashow of Harvard they had decided his being a mathematician was more plausible….
Here’s a math scene from the movie: