publication date: Sunday, February 21, 2021 (part of Winter 2021)

category: Movies

clue: She has starred in several movies each with Will Ferrell, Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Mark Wahlberg, including all of them in the same movie.

explanation: Mendes starred in The Other Guys with all four actors, as well as A Night at the Roxbury and The Wendell Baker Story with Ferrell, Fast Five with Johnson, Cleaner and The Spirit with Jackson, and We Own the Night with Wahlberg, more…

intended difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, and Alexis Andino

trivia: Mendes has also starred in multiple films with other actors like Nicolas Cage and Denzel Washington. The clue originally featured more names before Scott realized that he could connect several of the actors with The Other Guys and rewrote it around that.

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