Text silhouette; change color in middle of a letter illustrator

Does anyone know how to change colors in letters to appropriately represent silhouette? A perfect example is the opening for the movie Superbad:

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The ‘U’ is perfectly a U while having the right change of color to form the silhouette. I am trying to do a similar effect in Illustrator CS6, but no luck. I can create outlines of the text I have into fonts and play with the paths, but these seems tedious, is therein easier way?

Answer

Quick and easy:

Put your figure in the back. Set your text in the front. Turn your text into outlines.

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Select both.

Pathfinder→Divide.

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This breaks the text into pieces using the back figure as the slice point.

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Use the white arrow to select the pieces of the text which overlay the figure. Color at will.

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