publication date: Monday, September 30, 2019 (part of Fall 2019)

category: Movies

clue: He played himself in a surprise hit horror movie, which was not Shutter Island.

explanation: Williams used his own real name to play Mike Williams in The Blair Witch Project. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Erik Bates

Not "The" Michelle Williams: After actress Michelle Williams devoted her Emmy acceptance speech to supporting women in Hollywood, online trolls started harassing singer Michelle Williams, who was amused at their confusing a black woman for a white woman. Her Instagram rant inspired this theme of seven celebrities who are all not Michelle Williams the actress, if you can possibly tell them apart.

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Seann William Scott

He made pie with Jason Biggs, got down with Dwayne Johnson, became a duke with Johnny Knoxville, and exchanged weapons with Damon Wayans. Go »

Felicity Jones

She has explored air and space with Eddie Redmayne, researched history with Tom Hanks, made supreme decisions with Armie Hammer, and saved the galaxy with Diego Luna. Go »

Cate Blanchett

On-screen, she's been to Middle-earth, Asgard, San Francisco, Elizabethan England, Golden-Age Hollywood, Cinderella's castle, the Met Gala, Sherwood Forest, and her native Australia. Go »

Danny Trejo

You might have seen this character actor and former convict wielding a machete for Robert Rodriguez, or stealing a plane for Simon West, or planning a bank robbery for Michael Mann. Go »

Willem Dafoe

Since his name sounds like "the enemy," it's appropriate that he has played so many on-screen villains, such as in To Live and Die in L.A., Streets of Fire, Spider-Man, Wild at Heart, and Speed 2: Cruise Control. Go »

Michelle Williams

This former member of Destiny's Child starred in Chicago on Broadway, not in Brokeback Mountain. Go »