publication date: Thursday, September 16, 2021 (part of Fall 2021)

category: Movies

clue: Long before his days playing a galactic guardian, he starred in the films Slither, Whisper, Jumper, Super, Deceiver, Cliffhanger, Freeway Killer, Shadow Builder, Days of Thunder, and Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer.

explanation: In addition to the films listed, Rooker played Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff


Similar Goos

Sean Penn

This actor's roles as Sam, Welsh, Milk, and Spicoli are as well known as his marriages to Madonna, Robin Wright, and Leila George. Go »

Keith-Lee Castle

This British actor wouldn't trade places with anyone after a successful film career playing a weasel in the willows, a psycho opposite Chucky, and a vampire diarist (after coincidentally being Dracula on TV). Go »

Jordan Peele

After mad success peeling back the layers of his many weird characters in sketch comedy, he transitioned to the horror genre, reviving The Twilight Zone and getting an Oscar for writing a popular horror film in 2017. Go »

Kevin Bacon

His on-screen enemies have included enormous underground worms, a preacher who doesn't like dancing, superhero mutants in the 1960s, a serial killer whose cult abducts his son, a failing spacecraft en route to the Moon, ghosts in his Chicago neighborhood, a family on a whitewater rafting trip, and Jason Voorhees, Go »

Doris Day

As a singer, she dreamed of things getting better, so she went into movies. After a calamity and a thrill happened to her, she moved over into an eponymous sitcom. Go »

Macaulay Culkin

He enjoyed so much success playing Kevin McCallister that it required no stretch of imagination to cast him as Richie Rich. Go »