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Let's Hear It for the Bean Counter!
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"Few people would readily associate the humble accountant with the world of celebrity but there are very many links as this quiz demonstrates. It's dedicated to any FunTrivia members who, right now, are faithfully counting beans!"
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"If my father had hugged me even once, I'd be an accountant right now."
Everybody should love accountants. This person is an actor whom everybody loves already. Which of the following, each with their own eponymous shows, studied accountancy?
"I have a mansion, forget the price.
Ain't never been there, they tell me it's nice.
I live in hotels, tear out the walls.
I have accountants pay for it all."
Where would rock stars be without accountants? Which would-be President and "Eagle" was flying high in the 1978 charts with "Life's Been Good"?
Need a little something cooked up for you? Then look no further than your ever obliging accountant and his creative thinking. Which of these screen inventors began life as an accountant in Wales before becoming an actor?
Robin Williams (Professor Phillip Brainard in "Flubber")
Christopher Lloyd (Emmett "Doc" Brown)
Desmond Llewelyn (Q in the Bond movies)
Matthew Broderick (Inspector Gadget)
The ability to work "creatively" on accounts can bring all sorts of benefits. In which classic prison movie is the accounting work of the main character a key element?
Cool Hand Luke
The Shawshank Redemption
This rock star appreciated the value of his bean counters whilst he was with us. Who famously said that he had "no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants."
Accountants are very versatile and can be put to many uses. Which of these singers trained as an accountant before embarking on an illustrious career in rock music? Was "Paint It Black" an invitation to massage the figures in order to achieve a bottom line profit?
From an accountant who dreamed of becoming a singer to a singer who maybe dreams of becoming an accountant. Which member of the Jackson family was quoted as saying, "If I wasn`t singing, I`d probably be, probably an accountant." If this person had been an accountant they might have been better able to conceal their assets!
Singing, acting, comedy, inventing - is there anything to which the accountant can't turn their hand? Now you can add writing to that list. Which of these novelists trained as an accountant, before training as a lawyer, before becoming a phenomenally successful author whose books are regularly turned into blockbuster films?
The poor accountant is used to being on the receiving end of public antipathy. This was literally played out in the Milgram experiment, a 1961 science experiment, designed to test people's willingness to obey authority by inflicting pain on a third party (who happened to be an accountant). Participants were told to punish the victim by applying increasing levels of what?
"My father was fond of saying you need three things in life - a good doctor, a forgiving priest, and a clever accountant. The first two, I've never had much use for." This is a quote from which Oscar winning movie about a war hero whose accountant helped him save hundreds?
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Compiled Oct 10 13