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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Carolyn Pickles

Her character in a long-running British soap opera died in the 4000th episode, before she could meet great and powerful men like Oz, P.T. Barnum, and Venom. 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 »

Michael K. Williams

He rose to fame as the terrifying Omar in The Wire, not as teenaged Jen Lindley in Dawson's Creek. Go »

Michael Williams

When he starred in Henry V with his wife Judi Dench, neither he nor the character he played were the actress who won an Emmy Award for Fosse/Verdon. Go »

Michelle Williams

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

Chuck Norris

Legend has it there is no chin hidden behind his beard, only another fist. Go »

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