publication date: Sunday, February 18, 2018 (part of Winter 2018)

category: Movies

clue: He's too "shy" to talk about how starring in Eagle Eye transformed his career.

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Erik Bates, and Lori Lancaster

trivia: Sometimes the game's evolution was deliberate, but in this case it was a simple but important accident: Shia LaBeouf (2008) was the first goo of someone who had already been a goo, after I completely forgot about the first LaBeouf goo the year before. Prior to this, I had insisted that every celebrity only appear once in the game, and had in fact rejected some pretty good ideas for goos and themes because they would have broken this arbitrary rule. When the LaBeouf accident happened and Russ Wilhelm pointed it out, I decided on the spot to abandon the old policy, liberating the game to reuse famous people, something that became more and more necessary as the goo count grew into the thousands. –Scott Hardie

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