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Ten Degrees of Frances McDormand

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Ten Degrees of Frances McDormand game quiz
"Identify the movie that is being described in each question in order to connect Frances McDormand back to herself in 10 steps."

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1. (1996) In this film about the trial of altar boy Aaron Stampler, played by Edward Norton, who was convicted of murdering an archbishop, Frances McDormand plays Dr. Molly Arrington, the psychiatrist who does a psychiatric analysis of Aaron and appears as a witness in the trial.
    The Devil's Advocate
    Passed Away
    From Hell
    Primal Fear

2. (2002) Edward Norton plays Will Graham, an ex-agent for the FBI who is coaxed out of retirement and convinced to solve the case of two slaughtered families. The only way he can do this is to speak to Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), who Graham himself had previously arrested. Philip Seymour Hoffman appears in this movie as Freddy Lounds, a reporter who probes into Graham's connection to Hannibal.
    Red Dragon
    The Silence of the Lambs

3. (1999) This drama revolves around the interrelated lives of nine individuals in San Fernando Valley. The common thread between them is the game show "What do Kids Know?". Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Phil Parma, the caretaker of the ailing producer of the show. The producer asks Phil to track down his son Frank T.J. Mackey, who is played by Tom Cruise.
    Requiem for a Dream
    American Beauty

4. (2001) Tom Cruise stars as David Aames, a wealthy, handsome, spoiled playboy. After a car crash with Julie Gianni (Cameron Diaz), the jealous girlfriend whom he can't seem to get rid of, David's face is disfigured, plus, he begins having "lucid dreams," or trouble distinguishing dreams from reality. Appearing often in these dreams (or is it reality?) is Sofia Serrano, played by Penelope Cruz, a beautiful and enticing woman to whom David is attracted.
    Answer: (Two Words)

5. (2001) This film recounts the life of George Jung, played by Johnny Depp, who established the cocaine market in the US during the 1970's. Penelope Cruz plays Mirtha Jung, George's wife.

6. (1993) Johnny Depp plays the main character in this film, which takes place in a small town called Endora. Depp's character leads a rather uneventful life, taking care of his obese mother and mentally retarded younger brother, Arnie, who is played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Then one day, he falls in love with Becky (Juliette Louis) when her RV breaks and she's temporarily stuck in Endora.
    A River Runs Through It
    Benny & Joon
    This Boy's Life
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

7. (2004) Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this biopic as Howard Hughes. This film depicts Hughes' life: how he amassed a huge fortune, his romances, and his mental battles. Jude Law is also in the cast, playing actor Errol Flynn.
    Catch Me if You Can
    The Aviator
    Gangs of New York
    Finding Neverland

8. (2004) The head of a company, Albert Markovski (Jason Schwartzman) hires a pair of detectives to examine his life and help him to figure out the meaning of some recent occurrences. An executive at a rival corporation, Brad Stand, who is played by Jude Law, hires the same two detectives to examine his own life. Mark Wahlberg also has a role in this film.
    I Heart Huckabees
    Anything Else
    Office Space

9. (2003) The perfect heist is executed by a team of criminals, only for one of the members of the team to betray everyone by robbing them of the jackpot, murdering the leader of the pack, John Bridger (Donald Sutherland) in the process. Years later, Charlie Croker, played by Mark Wahlberg, is ready to get revenge, so he assembles the perfect group of criminals, including John Bridger's daughter, Stella, who is played by Charlize Theron.
    Cradle 2 the Grave
    The Heist
    The Italian Job
    The Score

10. (2005) Charlize Theron plays Josey Aimes, a tough but beautiful woman who is forced to take a job in the coal mines to support her children after she leaves her abusive husband, however, she faces extreme adversity from the other miners, the majority of which are men who hardly welcome a woman's presence in the mines and respond to her presence with abuse and harassment. Frances McDormand plays Glory, a more experienced female miner who helps Josey learn the ropes of the coal mine and how to survive in its setting.
    Answer: (Two Words)

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