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, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, 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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John Leguizamo

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Eddie Murphy

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Zachary Quinto

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Christian Bale

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Tom Hanks

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