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Place of Birth ... where were they born; where they lived. These quizzes have a common link, they ask for the birthplace of a celebrity, or the celebrities in the quiz are linked by being born in the same country.
147 quizzes and 2,058 trivia questions.
  Birth Place of Movie Stars    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the place of birth against a list of 10 international movie stars.
Average, 10 Qns, sw11, Aug 31 23
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Aug 31 23
308 plays
  Celebrity States 2   popular trivia quiz  
Classification Quiz
 15 Qns
Where were they born?
This quiz is a second installment of matching celebrities to the state where they were born, this time with five new states! Good luck!
Easier, 15 Qns, reedy, Apr 08 23
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Apr 08 23
378 plays
  Celebrity States    
Classification Quiz
 15 Qns
Where were they born?
I will give the name of the celebrity and you sort them into the state where they were born. Good luck to all.
Easier, 15 Qns, reedy, Feb 12 23
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Feb 12 23
425 plays
  Famous Celebrities and their Countries    
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
Can you group these famous in the '90s celebrity actors, musicians, and athletes by their country of origin?
Easier, 12 Qns, reedy, Feb 01 22
reedy gold member
Feb 01 22
1250 plays
  Famous People in the French Concession    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
French Celebrities
The ten celebrities in this quiz were all born in France - see how much you know about these famous French stars.
Average, 10 Qns, Stoaty, Apr 13 23
Stoaty gold member
Apr 13 23
225 plays
  Celebrities Down Under   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you guess the famous Australian celebrities from the clues provided?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Aug 31 21
Very Easy
MotherGoose editor
Aug 31 21
591 plays
Taipei Personalities
  Taipei Personalities    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
It takes a real Type A personality to make it in show business. Do you know these personalities from Taipei who have become known internationally?
Easier, 10 Qns, reedy, Apr 22 16
reedy gold member
438 plays
  International Celebrities   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Identify the country of origin for a list of celebrities.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Upstart3, Nov 01 16
Very Easy
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Star Birth Places
  Star Birth Places    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
You know the stars but do you know where in the world they were born?
Average, 10 Qns, gme24, Apr 28 16
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671 plays
  Journey to the Centre of the Birth    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten people, famous in their homeland and abroad, but where were they born?
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Oct 04 22
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Oct 04 22
286 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What was Jerry Lewis' birthname?

From Quiz "Celebrity Birthdays or Birthplace"

  Born in Germany   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten celebrities born in Germany: people involved in movies, music, television and other entertainment. What do you know about these famous Germans?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 19 18
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Nov 19 18
389 plays
  Belgian and Famous    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These celebrities come from all over Belgium: Flanders, Wallonia, Brussels... What do you know about them?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 09 22
JanIQ gold member
Nov 09 22
92 plays
  The Russians Are Coming   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Don't tell Senator Joseph McCarthy, for he would not be amused. I hope you will be amused. Match these Russian celebrities to their main profession.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Dec 18 16
JanIQ gold member
339 plays
  Che Facevano? Chi Lo Sa?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Those of you who speak Italian, have deciphered the title as "What Did They Do? Who Knows?" But these Italian celebrities are not so obscure as the title implies. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 07 17
JanIQ gold member
Nov 07 17
303 plays
  Where Were These Celebrities Born?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All of these actors and actresses graced the silver screen. However, do you know where they were born?
Easier, 10 Qns, zambesi, May 14 16
842 plays
  Bein' Green   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ireland has sent a fair few of its sons across the oceans and "Bein' Green" has never hurt any of these Irish actors. How much do you know about these Irishmen?
Average, 10 Qns, EmmaF2008, Aug 25 10
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  Not Born In The USA Either    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Ten more celebrities who were not 'Born In The USA' but who made it big, and famous in the land of the free. Match their birthplaces.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Oct 27 16
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  Not Born In The USA    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Many of America's top-rated TV dramas featured stars who were not 'Born In The USA'. Match these 10 with their birth places.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Sep 21 16
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464 plays
  World Famous in Belgium    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All these people had the Belgian nationality. What do you know about these people who achieved fame in Belgium as well as in some niches abroad? Mind you: most are not part of mainstream culture.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 17 21
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Nov 17 21
203 plays
  Name the Celebrity, Asian Style!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are relatively few successful Asian celebrities in Hollywood, but does it make it easier to remember them? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Squisher, Nov 13 13
1757 plays
  It's in the Stars    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
New Zealand Stars
Twinkle, twinkle, little star... Set up your telescope and gaze at these not so little Kiwi stars who have put a twinkle in our skies.
Average, 10 Qns, purelyqing, Dec 08 22
Dec 08 22
232 plays
  They All Are Greek to Me   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten questions about celebrities sharing the Greek nationality. Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Mar 24 19
JanIQ gold member
Mar 24 19
702 plays
  Male Celebrities Birthplace    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
These are 25 questions on the birthplace of some famous male celebrities.
Average, 25 Qns, Legend007, Mar 23 20
Mar 23 20
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  Double Dutch    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In each quartet there are three Dutch people of the same profession. Who is the intruder and thus makes this Dutch party "double Dutch"?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 17 20
JanIQ gold member
Nov 17 20
281 plays
  Famous French    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
France has influenced many types of entertainment. What do you know about the following Famous French?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 11 19
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Nov 11 19
340 plays
  Favourite Celebs: Where Were They Born?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You see them on the big screen but do you know where they came from?
Average, 10 Qns, cleoelca, Oct 11 11
1050 plays
  You Missed!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You think you know where these stars are from, but be careful you might just miss where they were actually born.
Average, 10 Qns, szabs, May 12 20
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May 12 20
698 plays
  Female Celebrities Birthplace    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Here is my questions on female celebrity birthplace. Have fun. :)
Average, 25 Qns, Legend007, Mar 29 13
1609 plays
  My Hometown    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For purposes of this quiz, "My Hometown" is the town where an artist was originally raised. Not necessarily where they were born, or where they would currently maintain a residence. With that information covered, let's get to the questions.
Tough, 10 Qns, terpfan1980, Oct 10 22
Oct 10 22
255 plays
  What Country Were These Stars Born In?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz to see if you know what country these stars were born in. HINT: Of all of the ten questions, only two of the answers are the United States. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, Ken1260, Jun 09 14
4691 plays
  Poles in Hollywood    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you think you know anything about Polish people in Hollywood? Please, take this quiz and learn a thing or two about my natives in the Dream Factory.
Average, 10 Qns, krzys44, Jan 20 09
555 plays
  Filipino Celebrities    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I am a Filipino and many of my countrymen go abroad and work in other countries, so that the word Filipino has almost become synonymous with domestic helpers. But there are others with Filipino blood who have become internationally known. Who are they?
Average, 10 Qns, layadriel, Jan 03 16
1460 plays
  What Nationality Was Bond, James Bond?    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
Here is a short quiz on the nationality of all of the actors that have played James Bond.
Average, 5 Qns, Legend007, Nov 19 11
3744 plays
  Celebrity Birthdays or Birthplace    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz is a challenge to supply the birthday or birthplace of famous actors or actresses.
Average, 25 Qns, gamesrfun2222, Dec 03 20
Dec 03 20
1094 plays
  City People From    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you like learning about famous people. Here is where these people where orginally from.
Tough, 10 Qns, daisyduke71, Aug 30 17
Aug 30 17
665 plays
  Celebrity Birth Places    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many celebrities reside in Tinseltown, but where were they born?
Tough, 10 Qns, cornbread5, Jun 14 07
781 plays
  Where Did They Come From?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You know who sings your favorite song, but do you know where they're from? Some knowledge in international music may help.
Average, 10 Qns, GoodVibe, Mar 24 12
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909 plays
  Where Were They Born?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you the name of an entertainer, you give me which state they hail from. Sounds easy well then come try it out.
Tough, 10 Qns, Aerowynne, Dec 28 13
1064 plays
  Someplace In Common    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
In each group, these celebrities have one thing in common, the place they were born.
Difficult, 15 Qns, joonpearl, Nov 18 08
966 plays
  Where Were They Born [ 2 ]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another quiz on celebrity birthplaces. Please enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, fizzbee, Jun 14 14
681 plays

Place of Origin Trivia Questions

1. Who is the Paris born actress who won a Best Actress Oscar in 2008 for playing French singer Edith Piaf in the biographical film 'La Vie en Rose'?

From Quiz
Famous People in the French Concession

Answer: Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard was born in the French city of Paris in 1975. She has acted in many major films both in French cinema and in English language films. In 2007 Cotillard played the famous French singer Edith Piaf in the French language biographical film 'La Vie en Rose', (called 'La Mome' in French). Cotillard won the Best Actress Oscar at the 2008 ceremony for her portrayal of Piaf which was the first acting Oscar awarded for a French language performance. Cotillard also won the British Academy Film Awards Best Leading Actress award and Best Actress at the Cesar Awards (France's national film awards) for playing Piaf.

2. Four actresses gathered at the bar. Who was *NOT* a Dutch actress, but an intruder?

From Quiz Double Dutch

Answer: Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is not Dutch, but was born in South-Africa in 1975. She started her career in 1995 as an extra to "Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest". Her first major roles were in movies such as "The Devil's Advocate" (1997) and "The Cider House Rules" (1999). Theron won an Oscar for her performance as former prostitute and serial killer Eileen Wuornos in "Monster's Ball" (2003). Monique van de Ven (born 1952) started her career in 1973 in "Turks Fruit" (translated as "Turkish Delight"), a movie nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Movie. She also played a main role in "De Aanslag" ("The Assault", 1986), which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Movie. Carice Van Houten (born 1976) started her career in the TV series "Het Labyrint" (1997). She is best known for her roles in the movies "Zwartboek" ("Black Book", 2006) and "Valkyrie" (2008), and as Melisandre in the TV series "Game of Thrones" (2012-2019). Famke Janssen (born 1964) starred as Xenia Onatopp in "Goldeneye" (1995) and played the role of Jean Grey in several movies from the "X-Men" series.

3. French cuisine is widely renowned. Who coined the term "nouvelle cuisine" in the Sixties? You may know the name by a culinary guide.

From Quiz Famous French

Answer: Henri Gault

Nouvelle cuisine was a term invented in the sixties by Henri Gault (1929-2000), Christian Millau (1928-2017) and André Gayot (born 1929). The most important principles of the nouvelle cuisine are back to basics: no elaborate and long-term cooking, use of fresh ingredients, replacing fatty sauces by herb concoctions, reducing cooking times, no more marinades, more creative combinations... A typical nouvelle cuisine dish contained also far less food than the traditional cuisine, and this hampered the breakthrough in Belgium. Nouvelle cuisine was popular in the sixties and seventies, but withered a bit later- although a number of the principles were integrated in classic cuisine. In 1965 Gault and Millau started publishing an annual guide of restaurants, ranked by their quality (on a scale from 1 to 20). It is a culinary guide that competes with the Guide Michelin. Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935) was a French chef who published his own cooking book, which was for many years the standard reference to French haute cuisine. Joël Robuchon (1945-2018) was the French chef of the year in 1989 (according to the guide Gault-Millau) and even of the century. Michel Montignac (1944-2010) developed an eponymous diet, based upon the different types of carbohydrates. According to Montignac, one should prefer carbohydrates from beans, leafy vegetables, whole grains and dark chocolate over potatoes, refined flour and white rice.

4. Which actress was made world famous by director Josef von Sternberg?

From Quiz Born in Germany

Answer: Marlene Dietrich

Von Sternberg (1894-1969) was an Austrian director born in Vienna. He directed 35 movies, among which "Der Blaue Engel" (1930), "Morocco" (1930) and "The Devil Is a Woman" (1935) are probably best known. Dietrich (1901-1992) had started her career in silent movies such as "So Sind die Männer" (1923) and "Manon Lescaut" (1926). But when she worked for Sternberg, she gained world fame. Marlene Dietrich played the cabaret girl Lola in "Der Blaue Engel" (American title "The Blue Angel" 1930). Lola sang in the cabaret of ill repute "Der Blaue Engel", and showed a lot of leg - scandalous for a movie set in 1924. Dr. Immanuel Rath, a literary professor (role by Emil Jannings), tried to forbid his students attending such a bar and also tried to convince Lola of quitting her job and bettering her life. Alas, Lola's charisma was too much for Dr. Rath and he fell head over heels for her charms. In real life, it was not Emil Jannings but Josef von Sternberg who fell in love with Marlene Dietrich, and Sternberg chose Dietrich as the star for several other movies: "Morocco" (1930), "Dishonored" (1931), "Shanghai Express" (1932), "Blonde Venus" (1932), "The Scarlet Empress" (1934) and "The Devil is a Woman" (1935). After her collaboration with Sternberg, Dietrich appeared in several other movies, including "Desire" (1936) and "Judgment at Nuremberg" (1961). She was only once nominated for an Oscar, for her performance in "Morocco" (1932). Apart from acting, Dietrich is also known for singing. In "Der Blaue Engel" she sang the lovely tune "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe eingestelt", and in 1944 she recorded "Lili Marlene" both in the English and German text versions.

5. In which European country were these people born: Barry McGuigan (aka "The Clones Cyclone"), Terry Wogan, and Enya?

From Quiz International Celebrities

Answer: Ireland

Although born in Ireland, Barry McGuigan represented both Ireland and Northern Ireland in international competitions. Clones is located on the border of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. McGuigan became the WBA World Featherweight Boxing champion in 1985. Terry Wogan (1938-2016), from Limerick, was one of the best-loved entertainers on British radio and television. He had two very successful spells presenting the breakfast show on Radio 2 (1927-1984 and 1993-2009). He was the front man for "BBC Children in Need" for over 30 years, in which time it raised more than half a million pounds for charity. Enya (Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin) was born in 1961 in Donegal. After five years as a member of Clannad, she went solo in 1985. One of the most successful solo Irish recording artists, her songs include "Orinoco Flow" (1988) and "May It Be" (2002).

6. Shakira, apart from being a prolific singer, is well known for her exotic and sensual Latin dance performances. In which South American country she was born?

From Quiz You Missed!

Answer: Colombia

Shakira was born in Baranquilla Colombia on 2nd February 1977. She made her first debut album in Spanish at the age of 14, named "Magia". In 2001 she released her first album sung in English named "Laundry Service". Her song "Waka Waka" was chosen as the official anthem theme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. One of her bestselling songs "Hips Don't Lie" reached number one in more than 55 countries.

7. Born in 1964, Russell Crowe received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for "The Insider" (1999). But where was Russell born?

From Quiz Favourite Celebs: Where Were They Born?

Answer: Wellington, New Zealand

Russell was born in Wellington, New Zealand where he stayed for the first four years of his life before moving to Australia.

8. Opera singer Maria Callas was born in New York in 1923. She was baptised under a typical Greek, longer surname. What was her official surname?

From Quiz They All Are Greek to Me

Answer: Kalogeropoulou

Maria Callas (1923-1977) was one of the most famous opera singers ever. Her repertoire contained the protagonist role in many operas by Verdi and Puccini. One of her most famous roles was that of Norma in the opera by Bellini. What about her real surname? Well, all the options given are Greek in origin, but only one is a typical Greek surname. The only typical Greek surname is the patronymic Kalogeropoulou. As many Greek surnames, the suffix "poulos" or "poulou" refers to some ancestor having the first name that is completed with this suffix. The English equivalent of the suffix "poulos" or "poulou" would be "son", as in "Johnson" or "Thomson". The word "Calimera" is the Greek for "Hello" or "Have a nice day". Literally Calimera translates to "good day". "Kalliope" is a Greek first name. It translates to "the one with the beautiful eyes". "Calypso" was one of the immortal sea nymphs in Greek myth. The Odyssey relates how Calypso lived with Odysseus for seven years.

9. She is an actress, model and singer. She appeared as James Bond girl Natalya Simonova in the 1995 "GoldenEye". You may also recognize her from "Exorcist: The Beginning" where she played Sarah. Who is she?

From Quiz Poles in Hollywood

Answer: Izabellla Scorupco

Izabella Dorota Scorupco was born on June 4, 1970 in Bialystok, Poland. At the age of eight she moved with her mother to Sweden. As a teenager she worked as a model. Her big break came at the age of 17, when she starred in "Ingen Kan Alska Som Vi" ("Nobody Loves Like Us"). In the late 1980s and early 90s she recorded several music albums, which brought her fame in Poland and in Scandinavian countries. She's the first actress, who was born in Poland, to play in a "Bond" movie. In 1996 Izabella Scorupco married Mariusz Czerkawski, Polish former NHL star. The couple divorced two years later. As for 2009 she has two children: Julia (from her marriage to Czerkawski) and Jacob (from her actual marriage to Jeffrey Raymond).

10. Where was Sean Connery born?

From Quiz What Nationality Was Bond, James Bond?

Answer: Scotland

Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930 in Scotland. He played James Bond for six official movies and one unofficial movie. His official Bond movies were: "Dr. No" (1962), "From Russia with Love"(1963), "Goldfinger" (1964), "Thunderball" (1965), "You Only Live Twice" (1967), "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971) and his unofficial was "Never Say Never Again" (1983).

11. Where was Nicole Kidman born?

From Quiz Female Celebrities Birthplace

Answer: USA

Nicole Kidman was born on June 20, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Kidman's claim to fame was her portrayal of Rae Ingram in "Dead Calm" (1989).

12. Where was Ben Affleck born?

From Quiz Male Celebrities Birthplace

Answer: USA

Born Benjamin Geza Affleck on August 15th, 1972 in Berkeley, California. Affleck's claim to fame was as writer of "Good Will Hunting" (1997). Some of his outstanding movies are: "Armageddon" (1998), "Shakespeare In Love" (1998), "Pearl Harbour" (2001) and his latest flick "The Sum Of All Fears" (2002).

13. What is the origin of Domenico Modugno, who sang 1958's "Volare?"

From Quiz Where Did They Come From?

Answer: Italy & Italian

It was his only major US hit, but he was very popular in his home country. If you can, listen to this version, not some crappy remake.

14. Where was Ricky Martin born?

From Quiz Where Were They Born [ 2 ]

Answer: San Juan, Puerto Rico

He was born on December 24, 1971.

15. What is Clint Eastwood's birthday?

From Quiz Celebrity Birthdays or Birthplace

Answer: May 31, 1930

First film 'Revenge of the Creature' 1955 and star of many great western and action movies also producer and director.

16. Johnny Carson, well known for his long run on the "Tonight Show", was born in which state?

From Quiz Where Were They Born?

Answer: Iowa

Johnny Carson was born in Corning, Iowa.

17. Mel Gibson was born in which country?

From Quiz What Country Were These Stars Born In?

Answer: United States

He was born in Peekskill, New York.

18. Which French DJ released the hit song 'Titanium' in 2011 which featured the Australian singer and songwriter Sia?

From Quiz Famous People in the French Concession

Answer: David Guetta

David Guetta is a French music producer and DJ who was born in Paris in 1967. Guetta started his career DJing in clubs in Paris before releasing his first hit single in 2001. He has since sold over 10 million albums and 65 million singles world wide and won Producer of the Year at the 2023 Brit Awards. The song 'Titanium' was released in 2011 and was featured on Guetta's fifth album, 'Nothing but the Beat'. The song was co-written by Guetta, Sia, Giorgio Tuinfort and Afrojack. The release of the track was somewhat controversial as the female vocal was originally meant to be by Mary J. Blige however Guetta then released the version featuring Sia's demo vocals without informing her in advance.

19. Which Belgian conductor started the ensemble La Petite Bande, one of the first to record baroque music on original baroque instruments?

From Quiz World Famous in Belgium

Answer: Sigiswald Kuijken

Sigiswald Kuijken was born in 1944. He studied violin and started his career in 1964 with the Alarius ensemble. At the end of the sixties he rediscovered the baroque way of playing the violin (held on the shoulder and not under the chin). In 1972 Sigiswald and his brothers started La Petite Bande, a string ensemble using period instruments for the baroque music pieces in which they specialize. Their first record was the opera "Le bourgeois Gentilhomme" by Jean-Baptiste Lully, and they have since then published many records with cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. Chantal Akerman (1950-2015) was a movie director most famed for her movie "Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles" (1975) about an average day in the life of a housewife in a poorer suburb of Brussels. Willy Vandersteen (1913-1990) was a script writer and illustrator for about a dozen comic series, of which "Suske en Wiske" (translated as "Spike and Suzy") is the best known. Jeanne Brabants (1920-2014) founded in Antwerp a ballet school and the ballet company Ballet van Vlaanderen, since 2014 merged with the Opera van Vlaanderen (Flemish opera company).

20. Here are four actors. Which of them was *NOT* Dutch but an intruder?

From Quiz Double Dutch

Answer: Jo De Meyere

De Meyere (born 1939) was born in Eeklo (Flanders) and is best known for his work in television series. He started his career in 1967 in the TV series "Midas". Highlights of his career include the TV series "Wij, Heren Van Zichem" (1969-1972), "Dagboek van een Herdershond" (1978-1980) and "Flikken" (2003-2009). Rutger Hauer (1944-2019) was a Dutch actor, best known for his leading roles in "Blade Runner" (1982) and "The Hitcher" (1986). Rijk de Gooyer (1925-2011) played in several Dutch and German TV series. He is famous for his work with Johnny Kraaykamp in "Grijpstra & De Gier" (1979, police movie) and "Spass durch 2" (German comic TV series, 1970-1972) Jeroen Krabbé (born 1944) started his career in 1963 in the Dutch movie "Fietsen naar de Maan". Some highlights from his career include "The Fugitive" (1993) and "The Living Daylights" (1987). He also directed "Left Luggage" in 1998, a movie in which he played the protagonist.

21. Who directed the movie "Un homme et une femme" (1966), that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film?

From Quiz Famous French

Answer: Claude Lelouch

The Academy Awards for "Best International Feature Film" were named the Academy Awards for "Best Foreign Language Film" between 1956 and 2019. During these 64 years, the French movies were nominated the most: 39 nominations, including 12 wins. Claude Lelouch (born 1937) directed Jean-Louis Trintignant and Anouk Aimée in "Un homme et une femme" ("A Man and a Woman"). It tells about a widower and a widow meeting by chance near the boarding school where his son and her daughter go to college. Gradually the widow and widower learn more about their pasts and fall in love. Lelouch started his career with a few documentary short movies. His first full-feature movie was "Le propre de l'homme" (1961). This movie has no official English title, so I'll translate it myself: "Characteristic of Man". Lelouch gained fame with "Une fille et des fusils" ("A Girl and Guns") in 1965 and "Un homme et une femme" in 1966. Even after his eightieth birthday, he still was active: he directed "Les plus belles années d'une vie" ("The Best Years of a Life") and "La vertu des impondérables" (no official English title, I'd translate as "The Virtue of Imponderabilia") in 2019. François Truffaut (1932-1984), Bertrand Blier (born 1939) and Jacques Tati (1907-1982) were some of the other Franch Oscar winners for Best Foreign Language Film. Tati won with "Mon oncle" ("My Uncle", 1958), Truffaut with "La nuit américaine" ("Day for Night", 1973) and Blier with "Préparez vos mouchoirs" ("Get out Your Handkerchiefs", 1978).

22. Who directed documentaries such as "Olympia" and "Triumph des Willen"?

From Quiz Born in Germany

Answer: Leni Riefenstahl

Riefenstahl (1902-2003) was the director of these movies. She started as a dancer and actress, but changed to directing in 1932 with "Das blaue Licht" ("The Blue Light"), in which she played a sympathetic witch. Her following documentaries "Triumph des Willen" (1935, about one of the mass meetings of the Nazi party at Nuremberg) and "Olympia" (1938, two movies about the Olympic Games in Berlin) were used (or abused) as Nazi propaganda, which caused her major problems finding work after the war. Her last documentary "Impressionen under Wasser" (2002) included underwater images she filmed herself, as the first scuba diver over 90 years old. Von Trotta (born 1942) is another important female movie director from Germany. Dorrie (born 1955) and Sanders-Brahms (1940-2014) are two other female movie directors from Germany, but they did not reach international success as von Trotta or Riefenstahl.

23. Which Italian actress had a minor role in "Quo Vadis" (1951), starred in "Aida" (1953), and won an Oscar for "La Ciociara" (1960)?

From Quiz Che Facevano? Chi Lo Sa?

Answer: Sophia Loren

The correct answer is Sophia Loren, born in 1934 as Sofia Scicolone. She started her acting career in 1950 with various minor roles (under her real name or the alias Sofia Lazzaro). Her role as Lygia's slave in "Quo Vadis" was arguably the first in which she became known to the public outside Italy. In 1953 she adopted her final stage name Sophia Loren, and she obtained the title role in Fracassi's movie version of the opera "Aida". But her songs were dubbed by the trained soprano Renata Tebaldi. In December 1960 premiered "La Ciociara", a movie directed by Vitorio de Sica in which Cesira (role by Loren), a Roman widow, flees for the war together with her twelve year old daughter. En route, Cesira draws the (amorous) attention of Michele (played by Jean-Paul Belmondo). Alas, Michele is captured by the Germans and later executed, and Cesira and her daughter are harrrassed by a group of allied soldiers. Loren's best known movies include "Ieri, Oggi e Domani" (1963) and "Una Giornata Particulare" (1977), both with Marcello Mastroianni, and "Grumpier Old Men" (1995, with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau). Asia Argento (born 1975) has played major roles in "xXx" (2002) and in "Marie-Antoinette" (2006). Valeria Bruni Tedeschi was born in 1964. She starred in "Munich" (2005) and "La pazza gioia" (2016). Anna Magnani (1908-1973) is best known for her role in "Roma, Citta Aperta" (1945).

24. Michael Sheen, Charlotte Church, and Catherine Zeta Jones hail from which part of the UK?

From Quiz International Celebrities

Answer: Wales

Star of "Underworld" (2003) and "Frost/Nixon" (2008), Michael Sheen was born in Newport in 1969. Charlotte Church (born in Llandaff in 1986) was a child star, whose 1998 album "Voice of an Angel" sold millions of copies. She also sang for the Pope. Her later career embraced pop and avant garde music. Catherine Zeta Jones, born in Swansea in 1969, had a big break when she appeared on British TV in "The Darling Buds of May" (1991-93). She moved into the film business and appeared in "The Mask of Zorro" (1998). Her performance in "Chicago" (2002) won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

25. Although she has won several Latin Grammy Awards, Laura Pausini was not born in Latin America. In which fashionable European country she was born in?

From Quiz You Missed!

Answer: Italy

She was born in Faenza, Italy on 16th May 1974. In 2005 her record "Escucha" won her her first Latin Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Album. In 2006 she was the first female Italian artist to ever win a Grammy Award. Although she is Italian, most of her well known albums are sung in Spanish. In 2001 she produced her first album sung in English, "From The Inside"; even though it never made it big in the USA, the record sold very well in Europe.

26. This "Legally Blonde" southern belle and victim of "Cruel Intentions" was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1976. Who can she be?

From Quiz Favourite Celebs: Where Were They Born?

Answer: Reese Witherspoon

In 2005, Reese received her first Academy Award for Best Actress in "Walk the Line" in which she played June Carter Cash, wife of the legendary Johnny Cash.

27. Which Irish actor achieved international recognition by playing the part of a Texan army recruit in Joel Schumacher's "Tigerland" (2000)?

From Quiz Bein' Green

Answer: Colin Farrell

In "Tigerland", Colin Farrell took on the role of Roland Bozz, a troublemaking Vietnam draftee who, despite his skills as a soldier, is planning to go AWOL and is intent on helping his friends avoid being sent overseas too. His role as the troublemaker garnered him a lot of attention and helped to launch his Hollywood film career. Stuart Townsend and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are both young Irish actors. Glenn Quinn, an Irish born actor, appeared on television's "Angel" (1999) before his premature death in 2002.

28. 1934 saw the birth of a Greek singer who performed in different languages. Some of her greatest hits include "Weisse Rosen aus Athen" and "Only Love" - the title music for the TV miniseries "Mistral's Daughter". What is her name?

From Quiz They All Are Greek to Me

Answer: Nana Mouskouri

All these are Greek singers. Nana Mouskouri was born in 1934 on Crete. She started singing jazz songs in Greek and in English in 1957. In total she has sung in fifteen different languages, including Welsh and Japanese. At least 230 of her disks have obtained gold or platinum awards. Julia Alexandratou, born 1985, started her singing career in 2007. Her debut single was the song "I Vasilissa tis Pistas". She also worked as a model and as an actress. Sotiria Bellou (1921-1997) was a talented rebetiko singer. Rebetiko is a typical Greek music genre. One of her greatest hits was "Kane kourayio kardia mou". Vicki Leandros was born in 1949 under the name Vassiliki Papathanasiou. She started singing in 1965 and scored a first great hit with the French song "Après Toi" - the winning song she performed for Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1972. She sang in Greek, French, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.

29. This Chicago born musician, with a penchant for peroxide, is most famous for his stint as guitarist for the group Smashing Pumpkins. Who is he?

From Quiz Name the Celebrity, Asian Style!

Answer: James Iha

Life after Smashing Pumpkins is busy for Japanese-American James Iha, who continues working on many projects producing and recording music with various artists. He recorded a solo album in 1998 titled, "Let it Come Down" and has been a part of two musical supergroups, A Perfect Circle and Tinted Windows.

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