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  The Film History of Henry Fonda   top quiz  
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Henry Fonda was one of America's great actors, and a big screen legend. This quiz will attempt to cover some of Fonda's more interesting films and roles. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Oct 07 05
thejazzkickazz gold member
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  Henry Fonda Movies    
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One hell of an actor.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Sep 10 04
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Henry Fonda Trivia Questions

1. Henry Fonda was well-known for having collaborated with legendary director John Ford. In his first appearance in a John Ford film, which U.S. President did Fonda portray?

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The Film History of Henry Fonda

Answer: Abraham Lincoln

Henry Fonda acted in two John Ford-directed films that were released in 1939. The first was 'Young Mr. Lincoln', in which Fonda portrayed Abraham Lincoln. The second was 'Drums Along the Mohawk'. The two worked together a total of nine times.

2. What was the name of Henry Fonda's shockingly evil character in the 1968, Sergio Leone-directed classic 'Once Upon a Time in the West'?

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Answer: Frank

Henry Fonda's role as the ruthless Frank shocked the film world, as Fonda had always been known previously to play the hero role. It was Fonda's pal Eli Wallach (of 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly') who convinced Fonda to take the role of Frank.

3. Fonda starred in a movie for Hitchcock. Which one?

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Answer: The Wrong Man

Not the best for Hitch or Fonda

4. Which film featured Henry Fonda as Gil Carter, a western drifter who becomes involved in the lynching of three innocent men?

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Answer: The Ox-Bow Incident

Easily one of the most jarring westerns of all time, 'The Ox-Bow Incident' also features the acting of Dana Andrews, Anthony Quinn and Harry Morgan, among others. This film is a must see!

5. Fonda starred with Bette Davis in this movie.

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Answer: Jezebel

Early in both careers

6. What was the name of the character played by Henry Fonda in the classic 1940 film 'The Grapes of Wrath'?

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Answer: Tom Joad

Once again, Henry Fonda was directed by John Ford in this big screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's monumental Great Depression novel. Henry Fonda received his first Oscar nomination for this film.

7. What character did Fonda play in 'My Darling Clementine'?

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Answer: Wyatt Earp

Early western classic

8. In which Sidney Lumet film did Henry Fonda play the unnamed president of the United States?

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Answer: Fail-Safe

'Fail-Safe' was a controversial film for Lumet because the plot of the film is very similar to the film 'Dr. Strangelove', which had come out earlier the same year (1964). Both films involved the accidental triggering of a nuclear incident that turned out to be irreversible. Nonetheless, the two films were very different in style and quality, and 'Fail-Save' is often overlooked despite its intriguing nature.

9. Fonda also made a western for John Ford.

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Answer: Fort Apache

One of Ford's best

10. Henry Fonda took his turn as Wyatt Earp in which memorable adaptation of the shootout at the OK Corral story of American legend?

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Answer: My Darling Clementine

Henry Fonda was not the first actor to portray Wyatt Earp in a film adaptation of the OK Corral story, that honor goes to Randolph Scott for the 1939 film 'Frontier Marshal'. However, Fonda's depiction of Wyatt Earp in 'My Darling Clementine' (1946) may be the most memorable and beloved in film history. Again, Fonda was directed by John Ford in this film.

11. Fonda was excellent as a political candidate in 'The Best Man'. Who was the 'worst man' that he opposed?

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Answer: Cliff Robertson

Very fine drama

12. 'Twelve Angry Men' was a solid drama. Who was NOT in the cast?

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Answer: Van Heflin

A very good movie

13. Fonda played a fictional president in 'Fail Safe'. Who played the fighter pilot?

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Answer: Edwarrd Binns

Matthau was the {'hawk';} Hagman was the translator.

14. The immortal American actor Henry Fonda only worked with immortal British film director Alfred Hitchcock once. With which movie did the two collaborate?

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Answer: The Wrong Man

Henry Fonda had a penchant for playing men who have the weight of the world pressing down, and his role as the falsely accused Manny Balestrero in 'The Wrong Man' was no different. Anthony Quayle portrays Balestrero's able attorney, and Vera Miles his distraught wife who must suffer through the entire process of proving Balestrero's innocence.

15. Fonda also played a real president. Which one?

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Answer: Lincoln

'Young Mr. Lincoln'

16. For which film, his last, did Henry Fonda finally receive his first acting Academy Award?

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Answer: On Golden Pond

Stunningly, Henry Fonda was only nominated twice for acting Oscars, once for 1940's 'The Grapes of Wrath' and once for the 1981 film 'On Golden Pond'. He won for the latter, a story about a crotchety old man who must reconcile his love for his estranged daughter. Fonda also won an Honorary Award from the Academy for being 'The consummate actor, in recognition of his brilliant accomplishments and enduring contribution to the art of motion pictures.' Thank you for playing this quiz, I hope you enjoyed it.

17. Fonda starred with Katharine Hepburn in 'On Golden Pond'. Who else was in the movie?

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Answer: Jane Fonda

Playing a father and daughter

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