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Solution to Funny Face


by Aaron Feldman, Aaron Fuegi, Joe Cabrera, Matt Cleinman and Susan Glass

Each of the 26 faces is a composite of the faces of two actors who have played the same character based on a book in a movie or tv series. The faces are in alphabetical order by character name. The character enumerations at the bottom are simply in order of increasing length; they must be matched to the correct face. No actor or book source is used more than once (there are multiple marvel comic book characters created by Stan Lee, but each from a different franchise).

The 2 numbers below each face indicate extraction indexes into the character name; the left index extracts an ordering letter A through Z, and the right index extracts the clue phrase letter. Placed in order of first index A > Z, the second set of letters spells out JOE HARDY IN DAMN YANKEES MOVIE. Joe Hardy was the only major role in the Damn Yankees film that had not been played by the same actor in the Broadway play; Tab Hunter replaced Stephen Douglass in that role. The answer is TAB HUNTER.

The pairs are listed below, in alphabetical order of character:

CharacterOrder LetterExtracted LetterActorsBook Source
Alex CrossSETyler Perry, Morgan FreemanJames Patterson's Alex Cross series
Bilbo BagginsBOMartin Freeman, Ian Holm J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books
Charles XavierXVPatrick Stewart, James McAvoyX-Men comic books
CinderellaIICamila Cabello, Brandy NorwoodBrothers Grimm and others
Daisy BuchananHYMia Farrow, Carey MulliganF. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
Don QuixoteQNPeter O'Toole, John LithgowMiguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote
Dorothy GaleOYJudy Garland, Diana RossL. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz series
Ebenezer ScroogeZEGeorge C. Scott, Kelsey GrammerCharles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Elizabeth BennetTEKeira Knightley, Lily JamesJane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Jack CrawfordKDHarvey Keitel, Dennis FarinaThomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs series
Jack RyanRKAlec Baldwin, Harrison FordTom Clancy's Jack Ryan series
James RhodesEADon Cheadle, Terrence HowardIron Man comic books
Jean ValjeanAJHugh Jackman, Dominic WestVictor Hugo's Les Misérables
John DolittleNNRex Harrison, Eddie MurphyHugh Lofting's The Story of Doctor Dolittle
John Watson*WOLucy Liu, Jude LawArthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories
Johnny StormJNMichael B. Jordan, Chris EvansFantastic Four comic books
LancelotLAJohn Cleese, Richard GereArthurian legend - many books/authors
Liet-KynesYIMax von Sydow, Sharon Duncan-BrewsterFrank Herbert's Dune
MMMJudi Dench, Ralph FiennesIan Fleming's (and successors') James Bond novels and short stories
May ParkerPAMarisa Tomei, Sally FieldSpider-Man comic books
Mikael BlomkvistVMDaniel Craig, Michael NyqvistStieg Larsson's Millennium series
OffredFRNatasha Richardson, Elisabeth MossMargaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
Robin HoodDHErrol Flynn, Cary ElwesRobin Hood - many books/plays/authors
Rooster CogburnUSJohn Wayne, Jeff BridgesCharles Portis' True Grit
Vito CorleoneCERobert De Niro, Marlon BrandoMario Puzo's The Godfather series
Wendy DarlingGDMaggie Smith, Rachel Hurd-WoodJ.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and subsequent works

*Lucy Liu played Joan Watson in the tv show Elementary.