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1. Which expatriate Australian actor started out in small films such as 'Erskineville Kings' (1999) and 'Paperback Hero' (1999), before making it big in America in 'Van Helsing' (2004), 'The Prestige' (2006) and the 'X-Men' series of films, in which he played Wolverine?
2. Many sportsmen and women have made the crossover into films, and one of the first of these was Johnny Weissmuller, famous for playing Tarzan in several films. Did Weissmuller win five Olympic gold medals before he became a film star?
3. Mel Gibson is not the only famous member of his family. As well as actor brother Donal, his paternal grandmother was also well known, around the turn of the 20th century. For what was she famous?
4. Which controversial British actor, writer and comedian hit the big time in the UK with his sitcoms 'The Office' and 'Extras', before heading to America for 'Ghost Town' (2008) and 'The Invention of Lying' (2009)?
5. Which British-born Australian actor had roles in small Australian films before being propelled into the limelight in the American Sci-Fi action films 'Terminator Salvation' (2009) and 'Avatar' (2009)?
6. Cate Blanchett has seen considerable success in the UK and America, with roles in 'Elizabeth' (1998), the epic 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy (2001, 2002, 2003), and 'Babel' (2006). But for which film did she win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2005?
7. One of Temuera Morrison's best known film roles is that of Jake in 'Once Were Warriors' (1994). The book on which the film is based was written by his fellow New Zealander, Alan Duff, and both men were born in the same town. Where is this?
8. Errol Flynn, heartthrob of the mid-twentieth century, was born in which country, despite being an American actor?
9. Which formidable Australian actor hit the big time in America with roles in 'The Patriot' (2000), 'Brokeback Mountain' (2005), and 'The Dark Knight' (2008)?
10. As well as being a film star, Omar Sharif is well known for his skill at the game of Contract Bridge. During the 1960s he formed a touring team to play "barnstormer" games against other highly regarded teams of the day. What name did this touring team go by?
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