publication date: Friday, January 19, 2018 (part of Winter 2018)

category: Movies

clue: She's well-known for having blue skin on the planet of Pandora and green skin in the Marvel movies, but it was her own skin that let her inhabit an iconic black role on the starship Enterprise.

explanation: Saldana plays Neytiri in the Avatar films, Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, and Uhura in the latter Star Trek films. more…

difficulty: easy

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

Hidden Hollywood: Who better to embody the twin masks of comedy and drama than these seven actors, who disappear completely into their most famous roles? Through makeup, prosthetics, and motion capture, these actors are known for creating inhuman characters on the silver screen. You know their work, but you rarely see their faces.

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