Billy Eichner, Bold Human Being, Plays ‘Film Academy Board Member or Great American Novel Protagonist’

Look up the ‘bold’ in the dictionary and you will not find a photo of Billy Eichner because, as it turns out, most contemporary dictionaries do not provide supplementary illustrations.

This is a minor technicality, for Eichner does not need an outdated affirmation to demonstrate his grandiose chutzpah. He sounds off to street walkers on Billy on the Street, and most recently employed his voice to share his opinion on the diversity deficit surrounding 2016 Academy Awards.  “It doesn’t only affect African Americans,” Eichner told E! News. “It’s Latinos, Asian Americans, gay people—any minority that’s underrepresented.”

In suit with this theme, Celebuzz decided to wrap up our feature interview with Eichner by playing a bold game to test his ability in deciphering names of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board members from white male protagonists in great American literature.

Without further ado, here is “Film Academy Board Member or Great American Novel Protagonist” with Billy Eichner of Billy on the Street.

Celebuzz: Lennie Small

Billy Eichner: Great American novel protagonist.

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CREDIT: GIF: Mia Lardiere, Original Images: Butterfinger

CB: John Bailey

BE: Academy?

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CREDIT: GIF: Mia Lardiere, Original Images: Butterfinger

CB: Billy Ray

BE: Great American novel character.

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CREDIT: GIF: Mia Lardiere, Original Images: Butterfinger

CB: George Milton

BE: Great American novel protagonist.

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CREDIT: GIF: Mia Lardiere, Original Images: Butterfinger

CB: Will Hamilton

BE: Academy?

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CREDIT: GIF: Mia Lardiere, Original Images: Butterfinger

CB: Ed Begley Jr.

BE: Academy!

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CREDIT: GIF: Mia Lardiere, Original Images: Butterfinger

CB: Phil Robinson

BE: Academy?

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CREDIT: GIF: Mia Lardiere, Original Images: Butterfinger

CB: Adam Trask

BE: Academy.

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CREDIT: GIF: Mia Lardiere, Original Images: Butterfinger

CB: Tom Joad

BE: Great American novel.

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CREDIT: GIF: Mia Lardiere, Original Images: Butterfinger

And for the female wildcard…

CB: Jody Tiflin

BE: Great American novel protagonist.

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CREDIT: GIF: Mia Lardiere, Original Images: Butterfinger

Watch Eichner belt with airborne motocross biker in the teaser to his Butterfinger Super Bowl ad featured at the top of the page.