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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Steve McQueen

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Cate Blanchett

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Felicity Jones

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Willem Dafoe

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