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  The Various, Versatile Roles of John Vernon   best quiz  
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John Vernon has appeared in television and movie roles since the sixties. This quiz will focus on the varied movie roles of the late actor.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, May 15 09
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  Robert Young    
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Before "Father Knows Best" and "Marcus Welby, MD", Robert Young had a lengthy film career.
Average, 10 Qns, Polaris101, Mar 27 04
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  Billy Bob Thornton Taglines    
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This quiz is on the taglines to Billy Bob Thornton's movies. Keep in mind, though, that he's done more than just act.
Tough, 10 Qns, rj211, Jan 22 02
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  Quotes from a Welsh Girl    
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Here's something to see how well you pay attention to what one of my favorite actresses says in her movies. How well have you paid attention to Catherine Zeta-Jones?
Difficult, 10 Qns, bryenjarrett, Mar 18 09
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What was the title of the film in which Kate played the role of Madeline LeClerc?

From Quiz "The Films of Kate Winslet"

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1. What is the title of the film this quote belongs to?: "Rare enough for ya?"

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Quotes from a Welsh Girl

Answer: No Reservations

Catherine plays NY chef Kate Armstrong who is left with her orphaned niece after her sister's death, while she is in the process of falling in love with her sous chef. In this particular scene near the end of the movie, a man dining where she works sends his "rare" steak back complaining that it's not rare enough. Kate answers that if it were any more rare it would walk out and hail a cab, but reluctantly she makes another one. Moments later that man sends it back again complaining that she's never seen a rare steak. Very angry, Kate takes an uncooked piece of meat out to the man's table and throws it in front of him delivering this quite humorous line.

2. Who plays the mother of Dr. Lawrence Claudet, Robert Young's character in "The Sin of Madelon Claudet"?

From Quiz Robert Young

Answer: Helen Hayes

Madelon Claudet becomes pregnant by a man who promises to marry her and never returns. Her son ends up in an orphanage, and she must do what she can to provide for her child, even turning to prostitution so that he can attend medical school when he grows up. She visits him later after he is a doctor, but he doesn't know that she is his mother. Helen Hayes won a well-deserved Oscar as Best Actress for this role. The screenplay was written by Helen's husband Charles MacArthur.

3. Sometimes good people do evil things.

From Quiz Billy Bob Thornton Taglines

Answer: A Simple Plan

This 1998 thriller stars Thornton, Bill Paxton, and Bridget Fonda. It's about three friends who find a bag of money in a crashed plane, and how that money slowly drags them into lying, murdering, and suspecting their own family.

4. John Vernon was in the cast of the Canadian shows "The Forest Rangers" and "Wojeck" before working in the US. In 1969 he was cast in an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Which film featured John Vernon as Cuban revolutionary Rico Parra?

From Quiz The Various, Versatile Roles of John Vernon

Answer: Topaz

Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Forsythe and Claude Jade headed the cast of "Topaz", a spy thriller set during the cold war. In a memorable scene Vernon's character shot Juanita, played by Karin Dor, to save her from being tortured to death. Topaz was the code name for the leader of the spy ring. Hitchcock made his usual cameo portraying a man in a wheelchair at an airport. "Torn Curtain" (1966) featured Paul Newman and Julie Andrews. "Frenzy" was a 1972 Hitchcock thriller. Henry Fonda and Vera Miles starred in the 1956 Hitchcock release, "The Wrong Man".

5. What is the name of the character that Catherine is playing in "The Legend of Zorro" when she delivers this line?: "I'm under cover! Besides, these are pearls. You never gave me pearls."

From Quiz Quotes from a Welsh Girl

Answer: Elena de la Vega

Zeta-Jones says this in her 2005 role as Elena de la Vega in "The Legend of Zorro". Elena and Alejandro (Zorro) have been forced to get divorced by federal agents in the film and they need Elena to gather information from Armand (the bad guy) who Elena dated previously, which makes him trust her. They believe that he will trust her, so they force her to divorce Alejandro. In exchange, they will not reveal his identity as Zorro. At this point in the movie Alejandro asks Elena why she is still wearing the pearls that her "new love" gave her, despite discovering that he is the "bad guy" and she replies..."I'm under cover!" Then Catherine and Antonio Banderas (Zorro) share one of their many kisses in the film.

6. A simple man... A difficult choice.

From Quiz Billy Bob Thornton Taglines

Answer: Sling Blade

This movie marked Thornton's move into the sphere of the widely recognized Hollywood players. He wrote, directed, and starred in this Oscar-winner. What an auteur.

7. Which role did John Vernon play opposite Clint Eastwood in the 1971 film "Dirty Harry"?

From Quiz The Various, Versatile Roles of John Vernon

Answer: The Mayor

John Vernon was cast as the mayor of San Francisco in the first "Dirty Harry" film. Initially the chief and the mayor assigned Eastwood's character to the Scorpio killer case. As the movie progressed the mayor became increasingly frustrated at Eastwood's character's tactics. When a girl was kidnapped and buried alive the mayor relented to the kidnapper's demands and assigned Harry (Eastwood) to deliver the ransom. After various encounters the killer and Harry Callahan (Eastwood) ended up in an altercation where Callahan delivered the "Do you feel lucky punk" line before killing him. Harry Guardino played Lieutenant Al Bressler. The Chief was played by John Larch and John Mitchum was cast as Inspector Frank DiGiorgio.

8. What would you say if someone asked you which movie this quote is from?: "I said I wouldn't whilst I wasn't which implies no promise once I am."

From Quiz Quotes from a Welsh Girl

Answer: Intolerable Cruelty

In this movie Marilyn Rexroth is attempting to get money from her ex-husband and Miles Massey is the lawyer that is attempting to stop her from winning. Marilyn (Zeta-Jones) and Miles (Clooney) are in an elevator by themselves, except for Marilyn's poodle, and Miles tells her that she promised him a long time ago to have dinner with him when she replies with the tongue twister. In the bloopers on the DVD Catherine had an extremely difficult time at delivering the line correctly without laughing.

9. Which actors played the two comrades of Robert Young's character in "Three Comrades"?

From Quiz Robert Young

Answer: Franchot Tone and Robert Taylor

Robert Young played Gottfried, Robert Taylor played Erich and Franchot Tone played Otto, in this tale of three WWI veterans who care for the same woman. "Three Comrades" also stars Margaret Sullavan, Guy Kibbee and Lionel Atwill. Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald worked on many screenplays while in Hollywood, but this was the only film he received screenplay credit for.

10. The only witness to the crime was not even there.

From Quiz Billy Bob Thornton Taglines

Answer: The Gift

Thornton cowrote the script for this spooky movie, which was apparently one of the reasons Blanchett wanted to work on the 2001 Thornton-Bruce Willis comedy 'Bandits'.

11. Which 1976 western, featuring Clint Eastwood, featured John Vernon in the cast as a character named Fletcher?

From Quiz The Various, Versatile Roles of John Vernon

Answer: The Outlaw Josey Wales

John Vernon played Eastwood's character's Confederate Missouri guerrilla captain in "The Outlaw Josey Wales". The pair refused to surrender to a cavalry regiment. After they escaped the ambush disguised as a surrender, a bounty of $5,000 was placed on Eastwood's character's head by the local Senator. Vernon's character was loosely based on one of Quantrill's Raiders named Captain Poole. Along with Eastwood and Vernon the film featured Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke and Bill McKinney. "Pale Rider" was released in 1985. "Hang 'Em High" was a 1968 Clint Eastwood Western. "High Plains Drifter" (1973) featured Eastwood with Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill and Billy Curtis.

12. What character is Zeta-Jones playing when she says this?: "People have no idea what it's like being me. Did we brush my teeth? "

From Quiz Quotes from a Welsh Girl

Answer: Gwen Harrison

In the movie "America's Sweethearts", Zeta-Jones is a self-focused actress who relies on her assistant/sister (Julia Roberts) to do everything for her. She is speaking to another one of her assistants when she asks the question about her teeth which is why she uses the word "we". Roberts and Zeta-Jones also starred together in the film "Ocean's Twelve".

13. Who was Robert Young's leading lady in "Cairo"?

From Quiz Robert Young

Answer: Jeanette MacDonald

Robert Young played Homer Smith, a reporter in Egypt who suspects star Marcia Warren (MacDonald) of being a spy. Ethel Waters, Lionel Atwill and Reginald Owen also star in this 1942 musical comedy directed by W.S. Van Dyke.

14. A comedy about losing control.

From Quiz Billy Bob Thornton Taglines

Answer: Pushing Tin

Come to think of it, Cate Blanchett was in this one, too. She and Thornton have worked together in one fashion or another pretty often, considering.

15. What movie is this line from?: "Forgive me father for I have sinned. It has been three days since my last confession."

From Quiz Quotes from a Welsh Girl

Answer: The Mask of Zorro

Zeta Jones plays Elena de la Vega in the prequel to "The Legend of Zorro" in which the former Zorro is training a new man to take his place as the masked hero. In the scene in which this line is said, Elena is confessing about having impure thoughts about a man in a mask. She doesn't know that Zorro is actually hiding in the confessional and she is confessing to the man that she is talking about. Zorro asks certain questions to find out how she really feels, and right before she leaves, he tells her not to deny what her heart really feels.

16. In what film does Robert Young play the character of Larry Ballentine?

From Quiz Robert Young

Answer: They Won't Believe Me

I didn't enjoy seeing Robert Young play a heel in this film, but he did an alright job. He plays a philandering husband who is in an auto accident which kills his girlfriend (Susan Hayward), while they are running off together. Authorities believe the dead woman to be his wife, which gives him an idea. After returning to their remote ranch, he finds that his wife (Rita Johnson) has committed suicide after reading his letter asking for a divorce. Larry is then put on trial for murder, but because he thinks they won't believe the truth, he concocts a bunch of lies.

17. The fate of the world rests on the courage of one warrior.

From Quiz Billy Bob Thornton Taglines

Answer: Princess Mononoke

Thornton gave his voice to Jigo in the star-studded English dub of this animated adventure.

18. John Vernon was usually cast as a basically evil character, such as the warden in the 1983 release, "Chained Heat". Which 1978 comedy allowed John to play a diverse role, and featured Verna Bloom as his wife Marion?

From Quiz The Various, Versatile Roles of John Vernon

Answer: Animal House

John Vernon played Faber College head Dean Vernon Wormer. Dean Wormer's wife, Marion, (Verne Bloom) had a fling with one of the Delta boys in "Animal House" after arriving at the fraternity half drunk. She soon left town for an extended vacation. Vernon's character put all the Delta fraternity members on "double secret probation" and charged Omega House fraternity member Doug Neidermeyer, played by Mark Metcalf, with the task to find a way to get the Delta gang expelled. "In Praise of Older Women" (1978) paired Tom Berenger and Karen Black. Brooke Shields and Keith Carradine appeared in the 1978 film "Pretty Baby" and "The Silent Partner" starred Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer and Susannah York the same year.

19. What character is Catherine playing in "Chicago" when she says this?: "I just can't take it anymore. You can't go anywhere without hearing about that dumb tomato!"

From Quiz Quotes from a Welsh Girl

Answer: Velma Kelly & Velma & Kelley & Kelly & Velma Kelley

Catherine Zeta-Jones won an Oscar for her acting, singing, and dancing in the musical Chicago, in which she plays someone who recently got released from prison. In this scene Velma is speaking to her mother.

20. In "Tugboat Annie", Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery play the parents of Robert Young. Who plays his girlfriend, Pat?

From Quiz Robert Young

Answer: Maureen O'Sullivan

Annie and Terry (Dressler and Beery) run a tugboat business, but Annie is always having to watch out for Terry because he drinks. They want more for their son, Alec, and he grows up to be the captain of a steamship. Things go from bad to worse for Annie, but later when Alec needs their help, they are there for him.

21. An adventure beyond your wildest dreams.

From Quiz Billy Bob Thornton Taglines

Answer: All the Pretty Horses

Thornton directed and produced this Matt Damon-Penelope Cruz romance.

22. Which 1980 movie in the "Herbie" series featuring Herbie the VW, cast John Vernon and Alex Roccoas as villains chasing a character named Paco? Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman and Charles Martin Smith were also cast in the film.

From Quiz The Various, Versatile Roles of John Vernon

Answer: Herbie Goes Bananas

In "Herbie Goes Bananas" the car was entered in the Brazil Grand Primeo. Paco stowed away in the car to escape being captured by prior victims of his larceny. A lot of the antics took place on board the ship en route to Rio De Janiero. Harvey Korman played the captain . Korman's character threw Herbie into the ocean but Herbie was saved by Paco, though rusty from the experience. In an effort to disguise Herbie he was indeed later covered in bananas. "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo" was released in 1977 and preceded "Herbie Goes Bananas". "Herbie Rides Again" was the second in the series, released in 1974 and "The Love Bug" was a 1997 release.

23. What is the name of the person that Catherine is speaking to in this line?: "I never go out with guys who sing opera."

From Quiz Quotes from a Welsh Girl

Answer: Nick Palmer

Nick Palmer, played by Aaron Eckhart, is Kate Armstrong's sous chef who she falls in love with in the movie "No Reservations". Nick is commenting on how Kate has done multiple things around him that she says she never does. He then tells her that he hopes she would say that she wouldn't go out with guys who sing opera. Nick enjoys singing opera, Kate smiles and replies with the line in the question.

24. Robert Young appeared in "The Canterville Ghost", "That Forsyte Woman" and "H.M. Pulham, Esq.". Put them in chronological order.

From Quiz Robert Young

Answer: H.M. Pulham, Esq., The Canterville Ghost, That Forsyte Woman

"H.M. Pulham, Esq.", from 1941, also starred Hedy Lamarr, Ruth Hussey and Charles Coburn. "The Canterville Ghost", from 1944, also starred Charles Laughton and Margaret O'Brien. "That Forsyte Woman", from 1949, also starred Errol Flynn, Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon.

25. Which 1985 college frat-themed film starred John Vernon as Chief Ferret, along with Tim Robbins playing Larry "Mother" Tucker?

From Quiz The Various, Versatile Roles of John Vernon

Answer: Fraternity Vacation

"Fraternity Vacation" was set in Palm Springs and involved a group of Theta Pi Gamma fraternity members squaring off against rival fraternity members for the attention of co-eds. John Vernon was cast as the police chief and foil for the party crew. Stephen Geoffreys, Sheree J. Wilson and Leigh McCloskey shared billing. "Revenge of the Nerds" was a 1984 release. National Lampoon's "Van Wilder" was 2002 frat movie starring Ryan Reynolds as Vance "Van" Wilder Jr. "Going Greek" was a 2001 release about a high school football star wanting to join a fraternity.

26. What character is Zeta-Jones playing during this line in "Ocean's 12"?: "So hopefully by noon tomorrow we'll find out his DNA...what kind of conditioner he uses, if he streaks his hair...if he has dandruff, everything. Isn't that amazing?"

From Quiz Quotes from a Welsh Girl

Answer: Isabel Lahiri

Catherine is speaking to Brad Pitt in the beginning of the movie telling him about the evidence they have found at a burglary site. Lahiri is a detective hunting down burglars in the film. Pitt realizes that the evidence will eventually lead to him so he goes into the bathroom to "take a shower" and he sneaks out the window while she is in bed.

27. A lifetime of change can happen in a single moment.

From Quiz Billy Bob Thornton Taglines

Answer: Monster's Ball

Thornton starred opposite Halle Berry in this intense drama. Heath Ledger and Sean 'Puffy' Combs also add to the cast.

28. In which 1987 "Ernest" film did John Vernon play Sherman Krader, a corporate nemesis after a fictitious mineral called Petrocite?

From Quiz The Various, Versatile Roles of John Vernon

Answer: Ernest Goes to Camp

"Ernest Goes to Camp" was the second film to feature the character of Ernest P. Worrell, as played by Jim Varney. While Ernest was trying to get promoted from a maintenance man to a counselor at the camp, John Vernon's character was trying to get the ore that was under the camp property by any means possible. Vernon's character tried to get the owner to sign a sales agreement masked as a conservation petition. When that failed, Ernest got involved in a showdown with Vernon's character, even putting his finger in his gun barrel and punching him out. This was the only Ernest movie in the series to cast John Vernon. Southern character actor Gailard Sartain made his first appearance in an Ernest movie in this film laying a chef. He went on to appear in the following two Ernest films.

29. What is the film title that this comes from?: "She was so much more fun when she was fat."

From Quiz Quotes from a Welsh Girl

Answer: America's Sweethearts

Catherine is referring to Julia Roberts' character who is Gwen's assistant/sister. Roberts' character had been fat a few years ago and now that she has lost weight, she doesn't allow Gwen to push her around as much and Gwen doesn't like this. In the movie Gwen (Zeta-Jones) and Eddie (John Cusack) were the perfect Hollywood couple but they have gotten divorced. They need to get back together for a few days to promote their new film. Gwen is fully relying on Kiki (Roberts) to get her through it because she doesn't think she can handle being around Eddie on her own.

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