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1. What disaster movie features Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway and Fred Astaire?


answer Answer: The Towering Inferno

Interesting Information:
During filming an actual fire broke out on one of the sets and Steve McQueen found himself helping real firemen put it out. One of the firemen, not recognizing McQueen, said to the actor, "My wife is not going to believe this." To this McQueen replied, "Neither is mine." Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
The Day the Earth Moved, The Philadelphia Experiment, Epidemic

2. Who played the title role in the movie "Hancock"?


answer Answer: Will Smith

Interesting Information:
Will Smith plays the lead character, John Hancock. Hancock is a superhero who originally abuses his powers but eventually uses them to help society. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Brad Pitt

3. On October 6th 1927, which film contained the first spoken lines "Wait a minute, wait a minute! You ain't heard nothing yet!"?


answer Answer: The Jazz Singer

Interesting Information:
"The Jazz Singer" launched the "talkie" genre which quickly replaced silent films. Produced by Warner Bros. the film starred Al Jolson who was paid $75,000 for his role. Jolson starred in several Warner Bros. films including "The Singing Fool" containing the song "Sonny Boy" which was the first American record to sell one million copies. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
The Great Train Robbery, Sydney's Darlings, Gone with the Wind

4. Which actor played the role of Harry Tasker in the movie "True Lies"?


answer Answer: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Interesting Information:
Arnold Schwarzenegger starred alongside Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, and Jamie Lee Curtis in "True Lies". Arnold Schwarzenegger played an undercover spy in the movie. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Bill Paxton, Tom Arnold, Steve Newton

5. Which actor played the villain in the 1994 movie "Speed"?


answer Answer: Dennis Hopper

Interesting Information:
Dennis Hopper played the role of the mad bomber, Howard Payne. "Speed" also starred Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Alan Rickman, Billy Crystal, Al Pacino

6. On which 1963 film is "Chicken Run" based?


answer Answer: The Great Escape

Interesting Information:
The main similarity between the two films is the plan to get a large number of prisoners or chickens out in an escape bid. There are many other similarities as well, such as the theme music and the names of some of the characters. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
The Sound of Music, Cleopatra, Carry On Cabby

7. For what film did Frank Sinatra win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor?


answer Answer: From Here to Eternity

Interesting Information:
This 1953 film, based on the novel by James Jones, had an all star lineup: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra, Donna Reed, and Deborah Kerr. It told the story of soldiers who were stationed in Hawaii before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Pal Joey, On the Town, High Society

8. Who was James Dean's leading lady in "Rebel Without a Cause"?


answer Answer: Natalie Wood

Interesting Information:
Natalie Wood was born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko on July 20, 1938 in San Francisco. She appeared as Susan Walker in 1947's "Miracle on 34th Street". Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Grace Kelly, Eva Marie Saint, Kim Novak

9. Which actor played Robert Langdon in "The Da Vinci Code" (2005) and "Angels and Demons" (2009)?


answer Answer: Tom Hanks

Interesting Information:
Both "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons" were adapted from Dan Brown's books of the same titles. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Russell Crowe, Nicolas Cage, George Clooney

10. Which actor played Larry Daley in "Night at the Museum" (2006) and "Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009)?


answer Answer: Ben Stiller

Interesting Information:
In "Night at the Museum", Larry Daley worked as a night watchman at American Museum of Natural History. In its sequel, Ben Stiller reprized his role as Larry. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, Robert Downey Jr.

11. "A mother. A daughter. Three possible fathers. Take a trip down the aisle you'll never forget." is the tagline for which 2008 musical movie?


answer Answer: Mamma Mia!

Interesting Information:
In "Mamma Mia", Sophie lived on a beautiful island with her mother, Donna. Sophie never knew who her dad was so prior to her wedding, she went through her mother's diary and invited all three possible fathers to her wedding. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Hairspray, Rent

12. Who played a swashbuckling pirate in "Captain Blood" (1935) and "The Sea Hawk"(1940)?


answer Answer: Errol Flynn

Interesting Information:
Flynn played the title role in "Captain Blood" and starred as Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe (loosely based on Sir Francis Drake) in "The Sea Hawk". Michael Curtiz, director of "Casablanca" directed Flynn in both of these pirate flicks, as well as several other films. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, David Niven

13. Which actor played Maximus Decimus Meridius in "Gladiator" (2000) and John Nash in "A Beautiful Mind" (2001)?


answer Answer: Russell Crowe

Interesting Information:
Russell Crowe was born in New Zealand. His portrayal of the role of Maximus Decimus in "Gladiator" earned him an Oscar for the Best Actor award. In "A Beautiful Mind", he played John Nash, a mathematician who suffered from schizophrenia. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Paul Bettany

14. In 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' what did the seven dwarfs do for a job?


answer Answer: Miners

Interesting Information:
'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' was released December 21, 1937 and the seven dwarfs mined for diamonds. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Teachers, Maids, Cooks

15. Roy Rogers: what was the name of his dog?


answer Answer: Bullet

Interesting Information:
Bullet was a German Shepherd dog who starred with Roy in over one hundred movies. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Trigger, Bullseye, Amigo

16. What iconic object does Taylor discover at the end of the original "Planet of the Apes" movie?


answer Answer: Statue of Liberty

Interesting Information:
Taylor is riding along the shore when he sees it, and angrily proclaims, "We finally really did it. You maniacs! You blew it up!..." The camera pans back to reveal the broken statue, half-sunk in the ocean, and we realise that he has been on Earth all along. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Big Ben

17. Scientists in the film "Jurassic Park" recover dinosaur DNA from a mosquito that is preserved in what?


answer Answer: amber

Interesting Information:
The amber in "Jurassic Park" is a golden color, which is the most common, but amber can come in many colors including blue and clear. It forms from tree resin (not sap) that has become fossilized. It is quite common to recover insects and even small animals that were trapped in the sticky stuff. Amber pieces are often polished and used as jewelery. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
amethyst, a geode, jade

18. What female star, who is a member of a famous acting family, played the little girl in "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial"?


answer Answer: Drew Barrymore

Interesting Information:
Drew's break out role was in "E.T.". Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Jane Fonda, Brook Shields, Catherine Zeta-Jones

19. Who played Scrooge in the movie "The Muppet Christmas Carol"?


answer Answer: Michael Caine

Interesting Information:
Based on the book "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, the Muppet version also featured Kermit the frog as Bob Cratchit, with Miss Piggy as his wife. The film was first released in 1992. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Antonio Banderas, Kevin Costner, David Niven

20. The third installment (released 2009) of which film series is subtitled "Dawn of the Dinosaurs"?


answer Answer: Ice Age

Interesting Information:
"Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" picks up where the second film "The Meltdown" left off. In the film, Manny, Ellie, Sid and Diego discover that they have been living near a bunch of dinosaurs and must deal with the problems that come with this discovery. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Shrek, Night at the Museum, Batman

21. This holiday classic involving Macy's and Kris Kringle was set in New York City during the Christmas shopping season. What is the name of the movie?


answer Answer: Miracle on 34th Street

Interesting Information:
The original film was released in 1947 and featured the nine-year-old Natalie Wood as the little girl who still believed in Santa Claus. The story was retold a few more times in made-for-TV and theatrical releases. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Miracle on 42nd Street, Miracle on 3rd Avenue, Miracle on 5th Avenue

22. Who directed the movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005)?


answer Answer: Tim Burton

Interesting Information:
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", based on the book by Roald Dahl, was about a poor boy named Charlie who won a golden ticket, that permitted him to tour inside a magical chocolate factory.

Tim Burton directed other films such as "Edward Scissorhands" (1993) and "Sweeney Todd" (2007). Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Gene Wilder, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese

23. A large, blond, goofy member of which extremely popular breed is Marley, "the worst dog in the world"?


answer Answer: Labrador Retriever

Interesting Information:
"Marley & Me" was first a best-selling autobiographical book by John Grogan (2005), and then a Hollywood film starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston (2008). The incorrect answers are all real breeds, Fila Brasileiros unusual in that they have been purposely bred to "dislike" humans they have not been brought up with...not one to meet in any kind of alley! Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Korean Jindo, Fila Brasileiro, New Guinea Singing Dog

24. Which state did Forrest Gump call home?


answer Answer: Alabama

Interesting Information:
"We lived about a quarter mile of Route 17, about a half mile from the town of Greenbow, Alabama." Tom Hanks earned the Best Actor Oscar in 1994 for playing the title role. He elected not to be paid a salary for the film, but took a share of the profits instead. Clever move. Bill Murray and John Travolta both turned down the role. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas

25. What artist associated with the Moulin Rouge was portrayed on film in 1952 by Jose Ferrer and again nearly fifty years later by John Leguizamo?


answer Answer: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Interesting Information:
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was one of the most prominent post-impressionist painters of the late 19th century. He was featured in the 1952 film "Moulin Rouge" as played by Jose Ferrer to great acclaim. The movie received seven Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Actor for Ferrer. In 2001, John Leguizamo took on the role for the Baz Luhrmann extravaganza "Moulin Rouge!" which also was nominated for Best Picture. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Claude Monet, Jan Vermeer, Pablo Picasso

26. In the summer of 2007, 7-11 convenience stores around the U.S. briefly turned in to Kwik-e-Marts, in anticipation of the release of which movie?


answer Answer: The Simpsons Movie

Interesting Information:
"The Simpsons Movie" was finally created, and released in July 2007. It had been something the writers had been interested in doing since the early years of the television show. 7-11 stores were sponsoring the release of the movie by temporarily changing their signage and decor to look like the Kwik-e-Mart, Homer's favourite convenience store. 7-11 also temporarily baked and sold donuts made to look Homer's typical snack - a donut with pink icing and sprinkles. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Transformers, Balls of Fury, Hairspray

27. What was the name of the movie released in 1987, that ran for a staggering 5,220 minutes (87 hrs)?


answer Answer: The Cure For Insomnia

Interesting Information:
The aptly named "The Cure For Insomnia" has just one artist, L.D. Groban, reading his poem of the same name over the course of the 87 hours. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
The Untouchables, Fatal Attraction, Gone with the Wind

28. In which movie did Michael Caine utter the famous line, "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off"?


answer Answer: The Italian Job

Interesting Information:
The film, 'The Italian Job', was released in 1969 and directed by Peter Collinson. Michael Caine played the part of Charlie Croker and British comedian, Benny Hill, played the part of Professor Simon Peach. Benny Hill also starred as the toymaker in the 1968 film, 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
The Ipcress File, Alfie, Educating Rita

29. Which hero have Errol Flynn, Kevin Costner, Patrick Bergin and Daffy Duck all portrayed, on either the big or small screen?


answer Answer: Robin Hood

Interesting Information:
Errol Flynn appeared in "[The Adventures of] Robin Hood" (1938) with Olivia De Havilland; Kevin Costner in "Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves" (1991) with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio; Patrick Bergin in the made-for-TV "Robin Hood" (1991) with Uma Thurman; and Daffy Duck in the theatrical short "Robin Hood Daffy" (1958) with Porky Pig. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Sherlock Holmes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hamlet

30. Which Pixar Animation Studios' film featured a girl whose real name was Mary, but was called Boo by the film's heroes?


answer Answer: Monsters, Inc.

Interesting Information:
Boo, the small girl who accidentally got into Monsteropolis, was voiced by a four year-old girl called Mary Gibbs, as was the character. She was found by Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) and John Sullivan (voiced by John Goodman). Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Toy Story 2, Ratatouille, WALL·E

31. In the movie "First Blood", who plays the role of Colonel Trautman, John Rambo's former military trainer/commander?


answer Answer: Richard Crenna

Interesting Information:
Crenna was featured in over 100 movies during his long acting career. He was the winner of an Emmy in 1985 as well as having three Golden Globe nominations. Sadly he died of pancreatic cancer in 2003. Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Sylvester Stallone, Stanley Tucci, Kris Kristofferson

32. In the movie "Forrest Gump", what is Forrest's girlfriend's first name?


answer Answer: Jenny

Interesting Information:
Jenny Curran, Forrest Gump's friend and eventual wife is played by Robin Wright. The plot has Forrest losing touch with his mate from childhood, reuniting with her, and eventually having a child with her before her untimely death. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Julia, Jackie, Jill

33. What is Indiana Jones' real first name?


answer Answer: Henry

Interesting Information:
Indiana is the nickname of archeology professor Henry Jones, Jr., who ditches his nerdy professor get-up in favour of the familiar adventurer outfit and whip while he's out in the field. The character was created by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. The name 'Indiana' came from George Lucas' dog. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
John, Peter, Chuck

34. What American played Asian sleuth Charlie Chan in at least six movies in the 1940s?


answer Answer: Sidney Toler

Interesting Information:
Sidney Toler is well-known for portraying Charlie Chan. He was of Scottish descent, as was David Carradine. Both played an Asian character very believably! Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Errol Flynn, Johnny Depp, Johnny Weissmuller

35. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks have starred in quite a few movies together. Which of their movies is mostly about bookshops?


answer Answer: You've Got Mail

Interesting Information:
"You've Got Mail" stars both Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. In this movie Ryan owns a small local book shop and is worried about what might happen to her business when Hanks opens his mega book store in the same area. The movie is a romantic-comedy. "Sleepless in Seattle" also stars both Ryan and Hanks. Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
City of Angels, Sleepless in Seattle, When a Man Loves a Woman
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