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About 1 in 200 of the actor names we work on can be turned into a single word anactagram. All those actors are listed on this page.

Now, just to give you an idea of the multimedia uses of Anactagrams, here is a little quiz. See if you can resolve the Anactagrams listed below for the name of each of the actors whose Anactagrams are depicted. Every actor in the list has a one or two-word name, such as Jane Doe, but their name has been turned into a single word Anactagram. A movie the actor or actress appeared in is given as a clue. If you are stuck, refer to an online cast list directory for the movie and try matching the Anactagram to the actor/actress that way.

What's in it for you? Other than the fun and challenge, if you email us at least 10 correct answers, you get a free PDF copy of the puzzle book: Anactagram First Volume - 100 Movie Star Puzzles. If you email us at least 20 correct answers, you will get $10 off an annual subscription to the Daily Challenge. Please contact us with your answers.

Acromion...Eternal Love  (1929)
Amok...Memoirs of a Geisha  (2005)
Amulets...Kung Fu Hustle  (2004)
Antheral...Butterfly Range  (1922)
Bailing...Chain Letter  (2010)
Blackjack...Gulliver's Travels  (2010)
Brutalizes...The Tollbooth  (2004)
Caravans...The Phantom  (2009)
Carousel...Check and Double Check  (1930)
Cochineals...Wives and Other Wives  (1918)
Cruelties...Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer  (2010)
Delayed...Knight and Day  (2010)
Delineable...Constantine and the Cross  (1961)
Detonators...Wings of Desire  (1987)
Emanatory...Glorifying the American Girl  (1929)
Endears...Elf  (2003)
Eradicably...My Man Godfey  (1936)
Eyedrop...Star Trek  (2009)
Gargoyle...Jim Bludso  (1917)
Gladness...West Side Story  (1961)
Groma...Viva Zapata  (1952)
Hadrons...Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure  (1989)
Heatedly...Soup To Nuts  (1930)
Helvetian...Cabaret  (1972)
Hogged...Anonymous  (2011)
Horseweed...The Singing Fool  (1928)
Illiterate...The Godfather  (1972)
Interviews...Dr. Dolittle 2  (2001)
Italians...The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Jawbone...Hatchet 2  (2010)
Kneaders...Cries and Whispers (1972)
Lacemaker...The Public Enemy  (1931)
Likableness...The Man Who Knew Too Much  (1934)
Litigious...Friends for Life  (1955)
Loaning...Premonition  (2007)
Mastered...Home and Away  (1991 - 1992 TV series)
Measle...Dog Bite Dog  (2006)
Melancholies    ...A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child  (1989)
Mislayer...Brighton Rock  (2010)
Mistakenly...Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (1984)
Monorails...Stella Dallas  (1925)
Naming...Push  (2009)
Nasalize...Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare  (1991)
Non-standard...Dick Barton, Detective  (1948)
Ogling...Miami Vice  (2006)
Onesidedly...Heart Trouble  (1919)
Paradise...Mango Yellow  (2002)
Parroting...Darkness Falls  (2003)
Penetrated...Mr. Deeds  (2002)
Rainstorms...Dying Room Only  (1973)
Recasting...Kung Fu Dunk  (2008)
Renderable...Dr. No  (1962)
Resoles...Centurion  (2010)
Retrogradely...Tommy  (1975)
Revoicing...Becket  (1964)
Roach...Moon Over Parador  (1988)
Rotarianism...Radioland Murders  (1994)
Soaring...The Palm Beach Story  (1942)
Streamed...Water Rats  (1999 - 2001 TV series)
Tabard...Glitter  (2001)
Tailbones...Biker Boyz  (2003)
Teasing...Rising Sun  (1993)
Tinkerbells...Big Miracle  (2012)
Torments...The Spy Who Came in From the Cold  (1965)
Wallies...Car 54, Where Are You  (1994)
Wardrobe...Billy Hollywood's Screen Kiss  (1998)
Weaselry...All Quiet on the Western Front  (1930)
Woodcutter...The Mark of Zorro  (1920)
Wrested...Road House  (1989)

Those puzzles obviously varied in difficulty, for different reasons, such as:

  • whether of a current, former or deceased actor
  • date of the older movie title clues
  • whether or not we gave you their most famous role as the movie clue
  • level of popularity or obscurity
  • typecast in a particular genre you may not be too familiar with
  • laughably obvious

We hope this little quiz gave you some idea as to just how much fun Anactagrams can be.

By the way, only one of the 11,000+ actors we have created anactagrams for has ever produced two single word anactagrams for a single actor. Did you find those two anactagrams on this page? Who is the actor? Tell us.