Six degrees

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Is there a function of putting in the names of two actors (or director/actor, etc) and seeing what movies/shows they have done together? If not, is that something that could be done?
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Hi Rob Doyle,

IMDb has two similar functions: Common Cast/Crew Between Two Titles and Two People Working Together.

http://www.imdb.com/search/common
Common Cast/Crew Between Two Titles
To find a list of people who worked together on two titles, start typing the first title and select it from the drop-down. Then, advance to the second box and follow the same steps. Once you have your two titles selected, click the search button to continue.

Two People Working Together
To begin, start typing one person's name in the first box and select the name from the drop-down list of possible matches. Then, advance to the second box and follow the same steps. Once you have your two names selected, click the search button to continue. 
You can get to the page by selecting Advanced Search from the drop down menu, then selecting Collaborations and Overlaps.

Since you referenced six degrees, you might find the Oracle of Bacon interesting.
https://oracleofbacon.org/
This is the most comprehensive version of the Kevin Bacon game on the web. The object of the game is to start with any actor or actress who has been in a movie and connect them to Kevin Bacon in the smallest number of links possible. Two people are linked if they've been in a movie together. We do not consider links through television shows, made-for-tv movies, writers, producers, directors, etc. For example, you might wonder how Mary Pickford can be connected to Kevin Bacon.

Then we can count how many links were necessary and assign the actor or actress a Bacon number. Bacon numbers higher than 4 are very rare. In the example above, Mary Pickford has a Bacon number of 3. The Oracle uses the data from the Internet Movie Database and can give you the shortest path from every actor and actress that can be connected to Kevin Bacon.
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