The bad guys get to have all the fun! These five actors have played the villains to costumed superheroes on television and in movies. Their biggest crime is stealing the show.



John Leguizamo

publication date: Friday, January 27, 2012

category: Movies

clue: This actor is known for clowning around on even the most hellish film shoots.

explanation: Leguizamo played a demon disguised as a clown in Spawn. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Laurie Laczkowski


Zachary Quinto

publication date: Thursday, January 26, 2012

category: Television

clue: A chance to steal the superpowers of various heroes turned this actor's ear.

explanation: Quinto played the power-stealing Sylar in Heroes and the pointy-eared Spock in Star Trek. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Laurie Laczkowski


Julie Newmar

publication date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

category: Television

clue: For several years in the 1960s, she was the "purrfect" model for a black leather catsuit.

explanation: Newmar played Catwoman in the Batman TV series. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Laurie Laczkowski

trivia: Several actresses played Catwoman, so Scott noted that Newmar played the role for "several years" to distinguish from the others.


James Franco

publication date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

category: Movies

clue: After playing Spider-Man's whiny "frenemy" in three movies, he was willing to give his right arm for a better role.

explanation: Franco played a man who severed his own arm in 127 Hours. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Laurie Laczkowski


Gene Hackman

publication date: Monday, January 23, 2012

category: Movies

clue: Besides playing the criminal mastermind Lex Luthor, this actor has more recently played villains in Unforgiven, Enemy of the State, and Runaway Jury.

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Laurie Laczkowski


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