publication date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 (part of Winter 2012)

category: Movies

clue: After playing Spider-Man's whiny "frenemy" in three movies, he was willing to give his right arm for a better role.

explanation: Franco played a man who severed his own arm in 127 Hours. more…

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

Dastardly Villains!: The bad guys get to have all the fun! These five actors have played the villains to costumed superheroes on television and in movies. Their biggest crime is stealing the show.

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Gene Hackman

Besides playing the criminal mastermind Lex Luthor, this actor has more recently played villains in Unforgiven, Enemy of the State, and Runaway Jury. Go »

John Leguizamo

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Kate Winslet

Like Emmy Rossum, this six-time Oscar nominee starred in a movie about a sinking ship, but hers was just a little more successful financially. Go »

Eddie Murphy

Once known for raunchy comedy like Raw, he now makes family movies like Dr. Dolittle. Go »

Julie Newmar

For several years in the 1960s, she was the "purrfect" model for a black leather catsuit. Go »

Zachary Quinto

A chance to steal the superpowers of various heroes turned this actor's ear. Go »