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  Judd Apatow Flicks   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All of these movies benefited, in some way, from the genius of Judd Apatow (writer, director, and/or producer). You'll also see some of the same actors appearing over and over in these questions!
Average, 10 Qns, guitargoddess, Mar 24 09
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  Amazing Amy Adams Acting   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the actress Amy Adams, not Rachel McAdams with whom she is often confused. Test your knowledge on this versatile, compelling actress!
Easier, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Feb 26 18
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Feb 26 18
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  The Movies of Hal Ashby    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hal Ashby is one of the great directors of the 1970s. Here are 10 questions about this wonderful and under-appreciated director.
Average, 10 Qns, jjalan, Aug 23 12
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  The Amazing Works of Theodoros Angelopoulos    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Theodoros Angelopoulos (1935-2012) was the greatest Greek film director and one of the greatest worldwide. He left us 13 excellent poetic films, short films and television films. He received numerous awards, including the Palme d'Or in 1998.
Average, 10 Qns, nerzack, Jun 22 12
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  America's Sweetheart June Allyson    
Multiple Choice
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This is a quiz on one of my favorite actresses of all time. I will give you a description of the film, and you will answer with the name of the film.
Average, 10 Qns, Lucyfan86, Jan 18 16
720 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What is the theatrical that the players in "The Travelling Players" play all over Greece from 1939 to 1952?

From Quiz "The Amazing Works of Theodoros Angelopoulos"

A - People Themed Trivia Questions

1. Although she had been in other movies, a breakout role for Amy was one where she played a fiancée of a successful grifter, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. What 2002 film was that?

From Quiz
Amazing Amy Adams Acting

Answer: Catch Me If You Can

In "Catch Me If You Can," Amy played Brenda Strong, an endearing hospital aide with braces and a big crush on DiCaprio's fake doctor. Many locations were used to portray the jet-setting life of DiCaprio's con man; it was filmed in Los Angeles, New York, Quebec, and Montreal, among other cities.

2. Theodoros Angelopoulos won the Palme d'Or award at 1998 Cannes Film Festival for directing "Eternity and a Day". Who was the main actor in the film?

From Quiz The Amazing Works of Theodoros Angelopoulos

Answer: Bruno Ganz

The Swiss actor Bruno Ganz played Alexandros, a old-age Greek poet, who befriends a refugee boy from Albania during the last days of his life. Ganz also had a role in "The Dust of Time". Harvey Keitel was the main actor in "Ulysses' Gaze", Marcello Mastroianni was in "The Beekeeper" and Willem Dafoe was in "The Dust of Time".

3. Judd produced, wrote and directed the very funny "Knocked Up" (2007). Who played the pregnant woman in this movie?

From Quiz Judd Apatow Flicks

Answer: Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl played Alison Scott, a woman who hooked up with a guy (Ben Stone, played by Seth Rogen) at a bar one night, and ended up pregnant. The movie then followed Alison and Ben as they attempted to get to know one another and deal with the pregnancy. Judd Apatow wrote, directed and produced "Knocked Up". The movie also featured all of the main actors from Judd Apatow's 1999 television series "Freaks and Geeks". Heigl is known for her work on TV, on "Roswell" and "Grey's Anatomy", as well as in other films such as the 2008 comedy "27 Dresses".

4. The movie "Bound for Glory" was about which legendary folk singer?

From Quiz The Movies of Hal Ashby

Answer: Woody Guthrie

David Carradine starred as Woody Guthrie in this Best Picture Oscar nominee portraying the travels of the legendary folk singer as he traveled the across country during the great depression. A winner of the Best Cinematography Oscar.

5. In which film does June play the wife of a disabled baseball player (Jimmy Stewart)?

From Quiz America's Sweetheart June Allyson

Answer: The Stratton Story

This is a great film. It was made in 1949 and directed by Sam Wood. It was the first of three films that June co-starred with James Stewart. Stewart asked for June to co-star with him. He called June up one day and asked if she would do "The Stratton Story" along with two other films with Jimmy. Her response was an immediate yes. Jimmy asked "Do you want to see the scripts?" and June replied "No sir, I just want to work with you." That was the beginning of a friendship that would last until Jimmy's death.

6. Another important role for Amy was as a young pregnant wife in a movie set in North Carolina. What is the name of this award-winning 2005 film?

From Quiz Amazing Amy Adams Acting

Answer: Junebug

Amy received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the mixed comedy-drama film "Junebug". The movie followed the story of a New York gallery owner who visited the south and came to know her husband's family who lived there.

7. Marcello Mastroianni was the main actor in "The Beekeeper". In what other film directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos did Mastroianni had a role?

From Quiz The Amazing Works of Theodoros Angelopoulos

Answer: The Suspended Step of the Stork

The Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni (1924-1996) played a long considered lost Greek politician in "The Suspended Step of the Stork", eventually discovered by Alexandros, the main character in the film. In "The Beekeeper" his role was Spyros, a beekeeper, who left his house and travelled all over Greece to meet the spring, like his bees.

8. Apatow produced the Jason Segel-written "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"(2008). What was the setting for most of this movie?

From Quiz Judd Apatow Flicks

Answer: Hawaii

In this movie, Jason Segel played Peter, a guy who was dumped by his girlfriend, Sarah, an actress. At the suggestion of his friend, Peter decided to go on vacation. He went to Hawaii to try to get his mind off of Sarah. On the flight on Air Hawaii, he was subjected to watching Sarah appear in a commercial for the tourism industry for Hawaii. Not only that, but as luck would have it, she and her new boyfriend were staying at the same resort! Jason Segel wrote the movie's script, as well as a lot of the music for the film. Most notably, he wrote the music for the movie's "Dracula rock opera", something that he had actually been working on in real life.

9. What two actors played the title roles of a young man and a septuagenerian woman who fall in love in "Harold and Maude"?

From Quiz The Movies of Hal Ashby

Answer: Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort

Gordon and Cort are hilarious in this unforgettable classic about an affair between a young man obsessed with death and an elderly woman obsessed with life. It also features great music by Cat Stevens.

10. Peter Lawford is June's love interest in which musical?

From Quiz America's Sweetheart June Allyson

Answer: Good News

June has said this was one of her favorite films that she made. A musical was an odd choice for June because she always says she can't sing. It is a good film.

11. Amy drew upon her musical theater background when she took on the role of Giselle, a Disney princess who was transported to modern New York. What was the name of this 2007 film?

From Quiz Amazing Amy Adams Acting

Answer: Enchanted

In "Enchanted," Amy played the role of Giselle to critical acclaim, drawing upon many talents for the film that had musical, fantasy, and romantic comedy elements. She was nominated for several awards, as was the film itself.

12. "The 40-Year Old Virgin"(2005) was another film that Judd Apatow worked extensively on, writing, directing and producing it. At what kind of business did the main characters work?

From Quiz Judd Apatow Flicks

Answer: electronics store

Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) and his colleagues worked at Smart Tech, a Circuit City type of store where they sold televisions, stereos and other electronic equipment. They also provided expert advice on computers and other gadgets. Andy was originally a customer service expert, but he was also shown, in the movie, as a salesman - for example, when he met Trish he sold her a combination DVD-VCR. When his work friends (played by Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, and Romany Malco) found out that Andy was still a virgin at 40 years old, they made it their mission to find him a woman.

13. The movie "Being There" is based on a book by what author?

From Quiz The Movies of Hal Ashby

Answer: Jerzy Kosinsky

Kosinsky also wrote the screenplay for this film about a slow-witted man who becomes an advisor to the most powerful men in America, starring Peter Sellers, Shirley McLaine, Melvyn Douglas and Jack Warden as the US president.

14. In the 2008 film "Doubt", which also starred Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Viola Davis, what was Amy's role?

From Quiz Amazing Amy Adams Acting

Answer: Nun

Amy played Sister James in "Doubt", a nun with suspicions about Father Flynn, a priest at a Catholic school in 1964. The film was set in the Bronx, where it was also partially filmed. All four of the leading actors were nominated for Academy Awards.

15. Eleni Karaindrou composed the magnificent soundtrack for all films of Theodoros Angelopoulos starting from which?

From Quiz The Amazing Works of Theodoros Angelopoulos

Answer: Voyage to Cythera

Loukianos Kilaidonis composed the soundtrack for "The Travelling Players" and "The Hunters". Christodoulos Chalaris composed the soundtrack for "Alexander the Great". Eleni Karaindrou composed the excellent soundtracks of "Voyage to Cythera", "The Beekeeper", "Landscape in the Mist", "Ulysses' Gaze", "Eternity and a Day", "The Weeping Meadow" and "The Dust of Time". All three are famous Greek composers.

16. Judd Apatow was a producer of the hilariously funny 2004 movie "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy". Who did not play one of the main personalities on Ron Burgundy's news team?

From Quiz Judd Apatow Flicks

Answer: Luke Wilson

"Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" was set in the 1970s and was about a very successful news team, headed by anchorman Ron Burgundy (played by Will Ferrell). At the beginning of the movie, his news team consisted of lead reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner), and weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell). Their news world was turned upside down when the station hired a female, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), who ended up being Burgundy's co-anchor. Luke Wilson was also in the movie, but he played Frank Vitchard, a rival newsman. He has starred in other films such as "Old School"(2001), "Legally Blonde"(2001) and "Alex and Emma"(2003). He also had a recurring role as Casey Kelso on "That '70s Show".

17. What branch of military service are the characters in "The Last Detail" a part of?

From Quiz The Movies of Hal Ashby

Answer: Navy

Jack Nicholson and Otis Day portray two Navy lifers escorting a young officer, Meadows, played by a young Randy Quaid, to military prison. Nicholson and Quaid received Oscar nominations.

18. In which film does June play the wife of a struggling band leader who makes it big during the big band era?

From Quiz America's Sweetheart June Allyson

Answer: The Glenn Miller Story

This is a great film. It was made in 1954 and directed by Anthony Mann. Jimmy Stewart gives an amazing portrayal of Glenn Miller. It was the second of three films that Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson would make together. I think it is their best. June Allyson has said this film was another of her favorite films that she made.

19. In 2009, Amy once again starred with Meryl Streep, this time in a comedy-drama titled "Julie & Julia". In this movie, Amy played Julie, who traced the footsteps of one of her idols, a Julia. Which Julia was this?

From Quiz Amazing Amy Adams Acting

Answer: Chef Julia Child

In "Julie & Julia", Amy played Julie, an aspiring writer with a depressing day job who took on cooking every recipe in famous chef Julia Child's iconic cookbook "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". Interwoven in Julie's timeline is the story of Child's time learning French cooking when she lived in Paris.

20. In "Superbad", Jonah Hill and Michael Cera played high school students based on real-life people. What were their character names?

From Quiz Judd Apatow Flicks

Answer: Seth and Evan

Their characters were named after script writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Rogen and Goldberg wrote the movie based on their own lives when they were younger. In the movie, Seth and Evan were high school seniors and best friends. They were pretty much each other's only friends, being fairly unpopular at school. Seth, especially, was obsessed with girls and how to get them. Seth Rogen appeared in the film as a different character, Officer Michaels. During the night's events, Seth and Evan had some run-ins with the law, but it was "McLovin'" (Christoper Mintz-Plasse) who spent the most time with Officer Michaels.

21. What is Warren Beatty's character's job in the movie "Shampoo"?

From Quiz The Movies of Hal Ashby

Answer: Hairdresser

Beatty plays a hairdresser with more girlfriends than he can handle in this funny movie that also stars Goldie Hawn, Julie Christie, Carrie Fisher, Jack Warden and Lee Grant, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role.

22. In which film does June portray "Jo", co-starring Elizabeth Taylor and Margaret O'Brien?

From Quiz America's Sweetheart June Allyson

Answer: Little Women

A great adaptation of the famous novel. The story had been done by Katharine Hepburn on film and done after by Winona Ryder, but I think this is the best version. It has a great cast and a lot of heart. This is June's third favorite films of hers.

23. In 2010, Amy starred in a romantic comedy "Leap Year", in which a woman travels to a specific country to propose to her boyfriend. What beautiful country was the setting for this love story with a twist?

From Quiz Amazing Amy Adams Acting

Answer: Ireland

"Leap Year's" premise was based on an Irish tradition where a man cannot turn down a woman's marriage proposal if it takes place on February 29th. Amy's character's plans were changed when she met a handsome innkeeper during her travels. The film did not receive great reviews but the beautiful Irish scenery did.

24. Harvey Keitel starred in "Ulysses' Gaze" as A, a Greek-American director who travels all over the Balkans in search for the legendary "three reels" of the Manakis Brothers, who introduced cinema in the Balkans. What were their names?

From Quiz The Amazing Works of Theodoros Angelopoulos

Answer: Miltos and Yannakis

The Manakis Brothers were photographers who introduced cinematography in Greece and all Balkanic countries in the start of 20th century, in a very difficult era for that area. The legendary "three reels" used by these pioneers in the first film ever made in the Balkans were considered long lost. "Ulysses' Gaze" is the gaze the protagonist got when he discovered such a legendary item, just like Ulysses when he arrived to his homeland Ithaca after a 10 year journey from Troy. The famous American actor, Harvey Keitel, was truly excited to work with Angelopoulos.

25. Judd Apatow co-wrote this 2008 film starring Adam Sandler. What was it?

From Quiz Judd Apatow Flicks

Answer: You Don't Mess with the Zohan

"You Don't Mess with the Zohan" was about Zohan Dvir (played by Adam Sandler), an Israeli soldier who grew tired of his job. So, he faked his death and moved to New York to become a hairdresser. Judd Apatow co-wrote it with Sandler and Robert Smigel. They had actually originally written the movie in 2000, but felt that the movie would not be well-received after 9/11.

26. What physical ailment does Jon Voight's character in "Coming Home" suffer from?

From Quiz The Movies of Hal Ashby

Answer: He is paralyzed from the waist down

Voight's character comes home from Vietnam in a wheelchair. Voight won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal.

27. What is the name of the 2012 film in which Amy played the daughter of a long-time baseball scout, played by Clint Eastwood?

From Quiz Amazing Amy Adams Acting

Answer: Trouble with the Curve

"Trouble with the Curve" was filmed mostly in Georgia. The film also starred Justin Timberlake as Amy's love interest and John Goodman as an Atlanta Braves executive. It included flashback scenes of Clint's character; filmmakers used footage from Eastwood's 1982 film "Firefox" to show a younger Eastwood.

28. Thanasis Vengos, one of the greatest Greek comedians of all times, played what small role in "Ulysses' Gaze"?

From Quiz The Amazing Works of Theodoros Angelopoulos

Answer: Taxi driver

Thanasis Vengos (1927-2011) was one of the greatest Greek comedians and film actors of all time. He was also producer and director of many films. In "Ulusses' Gaze" he played the taxi driver who drove A, the protagonist, to the Greek-Bulgarian border to start his journey through the Balkans. At some point he stopped the taxi to have a "conversation" with the Greek nature. It was a very unusual role for that great comedian.

29. 2008's "Step Brothers" starred Will Ferrell as Brennan Huff, a fully grown man who had to deal with the trials of a step-sibling, Dale Doback, when their parents got married. Who played Dale?

From Quiz Judd Apatow Flicks

Answer: John C. Reilly

When Brennan's mother and Dale's father got married, the two forty-year old men had to adapt to life with a brother. Because each of them had lived with their parents prior to the marriage, they all ended up living together in one house. Brennan and Dale hated each other and fought like little kids, but grew to appreciate one another. Judd Apatow produced this film; he also produced Ferrell and Riley's previous team-up comedy "Talladega Nights"(2006). John C. Reilly has appeared in many other films, including 1999's "Never Been Kissed", 2002's "The Good Girl", and 2004's "The Aviator".

30. What kind of car does Harold drive in "Harold and Maude"?

From Quiz The Movies of Hal Ashby

Answer: Hearse

Harold is obsessed with death until he meets vibrant 79-year-old Maude.

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