It's actually more like only two or three degrees, but who's counting in Hollywood? Certainly not me and my woebegone math skills. Here's how it works though: Once upon a time, Ruben Fleischer made 6 Days in May, a documentary about the Gumball Rally. Okay, well, right there you have the first degree, since our longtime friend Maximillion Cooper is the racing brain behind said freewheelin' event. During the course of this project, Ruben met Rob Dyrdek and Big Black, with whom he created and developed Rob & Big in association with Jeff Tremaine and Dickhouse in 2006, and the rest is celebrated MTV history following its three successful seasons and the subsequent advent of Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory. And from there Ruben went off and directed a little feature called Zombieland. Maybe you've heard of it? Maybe its opening sequence helped inspire the use of the Phantom HD Gold camera on jackass 3D? Don't die wondering, but do consider checking out Ruben's latest, Gangster Squad, which opens in theaters nationwide tonight!