publication date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 (part of Winter 2012)

category: Movies

clue: He may be a 2011 Oscar winner and one of the most esteemed actors of his generation, but he still grunts his way through a hole in a face-mask for his most famous role.

explanation: Bale's most famous role was Batman. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Erik Bates, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Ryan Dunn

Mighty Heroes!: Superhero stories are the epic myths of our age, especially after their recent wave of renewed popularity in movies and television. These five actors played colorful heroes on-screen.

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