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Please Stand Up Trivia Quiz


Look at all these celebrities! I've asked a few of them if they would please stand up and introduce themselves...

A multiple-choice quiz by reedy. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
reedy
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
354,705
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. I was born in 1956 in Concord, California, one of four children in the family. My first film was the 1980 slasher flick "He Knows You're Alone", but it wasn't until my third film in 1984 that I made a real "Splash"! It's been a few years since then, but I've gotten my share of accolades, including Oscars for Best Actor at the 66th and 67th Academy Awards. Do you recognize me? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. I hail from Ilford in Essex, England, where I lived with my parents and older twin brothers. I began my acting career on stage in 1952 and on film in 1956's "Child in the House". I received my first Oscar nomination for 1965's "Othello", then a few years later I won for Best Actress for my role in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969). For all you youngsters out there, you might better recognize me from the "Harry Potter" movies, where I played one of the professors at Hogwarts. Do you know my name? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. I am thought of by many as an Australian actor, but I was actually born in New York in 1956 - I moved to Australia at the age of 12. I was the middle of eleven children in my family! While still a student, I was paid only $400 for my first film role in the movie "Summer City" in 1977. From there I acted in various successful 'Mad' and 'Lethal' film franchises, but my biggest success had to be winning the Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture for my 1995 blockbuster film. Who am I? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. I'm from Atlanta, Georgia, and I come from an acting family - my brother, my sister, and my niece are all actors! I began my movie career in the late 1980s, and I like to think that I wasn't just another 'Pretty' face. I got a couple of Oscar nominations early on, but my big win didn't come until the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001. So tell me, who's the fairest one of all? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. I've been around a while. I was born in Los Angeles in 1937, the younger of two boys. I thought about going into medicine, but I quit college after a year to pursue acting. Maybe I didn't 'graduate', but once I started making movies for the big screen in 1967, I started getting other accolades. Before 1990 I had received six Oscar nominations for Best Actor, winning twice! Any idea what my name is? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. I was born in Reading, Berkshire in 1975, the second of four siblings. My two sisters, Anna and Beth, are also actresses. I studied drama, starting at the age of 11, and started working in British television in 1991, moving up to film in 1994. I'm proud to say that I broke Bette Davis' records for being the youngest actress to receive five, then six, Oscar nominations (and one win). Do you know who I am? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. I came into the world in New York City in 1937, but I grew up in New Jersey. I was a real 'joker' in school, even getting voted the class clown by my graduating class. I made my way to the west coast to get into acting and soon got my first film role, 1958's "The Cry Baby Killer". Things didn't go well for me until I got cast in "Easy Rider" in 1969, and after that it was all uphill. I was the first actor to receive 12 nominations for acting (eight for Best Actor and four in a Supporting Role), and I won for three of them! Do you know me? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. My real name is actually Alicia, and I was born in Los Angeles, the youngest of four children in my family. My older brother and I were both child actors (I began at age three). Amazingly, I got my first nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the tender age of 14! But don't 'accuse' me of being a child prodigy - my best work came later as I accepted Oscars for Best Actress at both the 61st and 64th Academy Awards. Who am I? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. I was born in London in 1957, the younger of two children, to parents who were an actress and England's Poet Laureate! A bit of a rebel as a child, my first film role at the age of 14 was just perfect - I got to vandalize cars in "Sunday Bloody Sunday". I've done some more serious roles since then, a couple of which earned me Best Actor Oscars at both the 62nd and 80th Academy Awards. Any idea who I am? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. I was born in Nebraska and raised in Washington state. I loved acting so much as a young girl that my mom went so far as to take me to Los Angeles when I was 15, living in our car until we could afford an apartment. My first film role was a small part in 1992's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", and I got my first leading role in a movie two years after that. I only earned $3000 acting in the film that earned me my first Best Actress Oscar. A few years later, I got a second nomination for Best Actress and won that one too! Do you know who I am? Hint



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1. I was born in 1956 in Concord, California, one of four children in the family. My first film was the 1980 slasher flick "He Knows You're Alone", but it wasn't until my third film in 1984 that I made a real "Splash"! It's been a few years since then, but I've gotten my share of accolades, including Oscars for Best Actor at the 66th and 67th Academy Awards. Do you recognize me?

Answer: Tom Hanks

Thomas "Tom" Jeffrey Hanks received his first nominations and awards for his work on "Big" (1988), where he played the older half of a part where a boy made a wish to be big. His first Oscar nomination for Best Actor came with that role as well.

In 1994 he won for "Philadelphia" (1993), playing the part of a homosexual lawyer who also has AIDS, and what happens when that news is revealed. He won again the following year for portraying a simple man who nevertheless does great things in the movie "Forrest Gump" (1994), helping the film to also claim the Oscar for Best Picture.

In the 21st century, Tom Hanks has become known for directing, producing, and acting in such roles as the voice of cowboy doll Woody from the "Toy Story" animated films, and for the part of symbologist Robert Langdon in the movies made from Dan Brown's books "The Da Vinci Code" (2006) and "Angels & Demons" (2009).
2. I hail from Ilford in Essex, England, where I lived with my parents and older twin brothers. I began my acting career on stage in 1952 and on film in 1956's "Child in the House". I received my first Oscar nomination for 1965's "Othello", then a few years later I won for Best Actress for my role in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969). For all you youngsters out there, you might better recognize me from the "Harry Potter" movies, where I played one of the professors at Hogwarts. Do you know my name?

Answer: Dame Maggie Smith

In the "Harry Potter" films, Dame Maggie Smith played Professor Minerva McGonagall, while Gemma Jones played Madam Pomfrey, Miriam Margoyles was Professor Sprout, and Emma Thompson was Professor Trelawney.

Dame Maggie Smith's storied career began on the stage in 1952, in an Oxford University production of "Twelfth Night" and she continued to perform on stage throughout her television and film career. In over fifty years of film acting she has been in more than fifty films and ten television series.

Of Dame Maggie Smith's first six Oscar acting nominations, she won twice (once for Best Actress at the 1970 Oscars, and once for a Supporting Role at the 1979 Oscars). She was also appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1970 and raised to Dame Commander (DBE) in 1990, and in 2010, Christopher Plummer presented her with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Legacy Award.
3. I am thought of by many as an Australian actor, but I was actually born in New York in 1956 - I moved to Australia at the age of 12. I was the middle of eleven children in my family! While still a student, I was paid only $400 for my first film role in the movie "Summer City" in 1977. From there I acted in various successful 'Mad' and 'Lethal' film franchises, but my biggest success had to be winning the Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture for my 1995 blockbuster film. Who am I?

Answer: Mel Gibson

Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson made an early name for himself in war and action films ("Mad Max" movies and war films "Gallipoli" (1981) and "Attack Force Z" (1982)), but his biggest success as an action star came with the "Lethal Weapon" movies that began with the first installment in 1987.

Mel did not limit himself to action, but also delved into dramatic and comedic roles as well. In the 1990s he turned his hand to directing, first with 1993's "The Man Without a Face", and then the highly successful Scottish historical action/drama "Braveheart" (1995), which won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.

After the 2002 films "We Were Soldiers" and "Signs", Mel announced that he was withdrawing from acting, unless something spectacular came his way. That did not come until 2010's crime thriller "Edge of Darkness".
4. I'm from Atlanta, Georgia, and I come from an acting family - my brother, my sister, and my niece are all actors! I began my movie career in the late 1980s, and I like to think that I wasn't just another 'Pretty' face. I got a couple of Oscar nominations early on, but my big win didn't come until the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001. So tell me, who's the fairest one of all?

Answer: Julia Roberts

Julia Fiona Roberts was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1967. Her acting family includes her older siblings Eric and Lisa, as well as her niece (Eric's daughter) Emma. Their parents both had an acting background - they actually met while performing in productions for the armed forces.

The references in the question were, of course, to her breakout hit "Pretty Woman" (1990) in which she played a prostitute brought out of her situation by the handsome Richard Gere. The role for which she received her Best Actress Oscar was "Erin Brokovich" (2000), a tough single mom who fought against big business and won. Lastly, the line 'who's the fairest one of all?' refers to her 2012 role as the wicked queen in the "Snow White" adaptation "Mirror Mirror".

Julia, apart from being a great actress, is perhaps best known for her incredible smile.
5. I've been around a while. I was born in Los Angeles in 1937, the younger of two boys. I thought about going into medicine, but I quit college after a year to pursue acting. Maybe I didn't 'graduate', but once I started making movies for the big screen in 1967, I started getting other accolades. Before 1990 I had received six Oscar nominations for Best Actor, winning twice! Any idea what my name is?

Answer: Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman received his first nomination for 1967's "The Graduate", following that up with "Midnight Cowboy" (1969) and "Lenny" (1974) before getting his first win for "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979), a story he acted with Meryl Streep about a divorcing couple and how it affects all around them. His next nomination came for 1982's "Tootsie" and his second win came for the part of the autistic Raymond Babbitt in "Rain Man" (1988) opposite Tom Cruise. Hoffman received his seventh Oscar nomination for Best Actor for the 1997 film "Wag the Dog".

The year 2012 marked Hoffman's first credited effort in the Director's seat, as he took on the challenge of "Quartet", a comedy drama about a home for retired opera singers.
6. I was born in Reading, Berkshire in 1975, the second of four siblings. My two sisters, Anna and Beth, are also actresses. I studied drama, starting at the age of 11, and started working in British television in 1991, moving up to film in 1994. I'm proud to say that I broke Bette Davis' records for being the youngest actress to receive five, then six, Oscar nominations (and one win). Do you know who I am?

Answer: Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet also very nearly toppled the record for being the youngest actress to receive three Oscar nominations; Kate managed it by age 26 - Natalie Wood had three by the age of 25.

Her first film (after a bit of TV) was "Heavenly Creatures", based on a famous New Zealand murder case. She gained immediate notice from that role and various period films before landing the incredibly successful part of Rose in "Titanic" (1997). The part garnered her her second Oscar nomination.

But it was not until her sixth acting nomination for her role as the seductive Hanna Schmitz in "The Reader" (2008) that she finally took home the statue.
7. I came into the world in New York City in 1937, but I grew up in New Jersey. I was a real 'joker' in school, even getting voted the class clown by my graduating class. I made my way to the west coast to get into acting and soon got my first film role, 1958's "The Cry Baby Killer". Things didn't go well for me until I got cast in "Easy Rider" in 1969, and after that it was all uphill. I was the first actor to receive 12 nominations for acting (eight for Best Actor and four in a Supporting Role), and I won for three of them! Do you know me?

Answer: Jack Nicholson

John Joseph 'Jack' Nicholson had a rather curious upbringing. He was raised believing that his grandparents were actually his parents. The woman that he thought was his sister, was in fact his mother. He did not discover the truth until 1974, after both his (real) mother and grandmother had both passed away.

Career-wise, Jack Nicholson has been acting for more than 50 years, and his list of Academy recognized roles is impressive. His eight Best Actor nominations were for "Five Easy Pieces" (1970), "The Last Detail" (1973), "Chinatown" (1974), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975), "Prizzi's Honor" (1985), "Ironweed" (1987), "As Good As It Gets" (1997), and "About Schmidt" (2002). He won for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" playing a man in an insane asylum who organizes a rebellion, and for "As Good As It Gets," playing a crotchety, reclusive author in a romance opposite Helen Hunt.

Nicholson's four Best Supporting Actor nominations were for "Easy Rider" (1969), "Reds" (1981), "Terms of Endearment" (1983), and "A Few Good Men" (1992). He won for "Terms of Endearment", playing an alcoholic ex-astronaut who becomes involved with main character Shirley MacLaine.
8. My real name is actually Alicia, and I was born in Los Angeles, the youngest of four children in my family. My older brother and I were both child actors (I began at age three). Amazingly, I got my first nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the tender age of 14! But don't 'accuse' me of being a child prodigy - my best work came later as I accepted Oscars for Best Actress at both the 61st and 64th Academy Awards. Who am I?

Answer: Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster's birth name was Alicia Christian Foster. Her early film experience came through her mother Evelyn's work as a film producer. At the age of 13 she received a lot of attention (and her first Oscar nomination) for her role as a young prostitute in "Taxi Driver" with Robert De Niro.

Jodie's Oscar wins were awarded for 1988's "Accused", in which she played the victim of a rape, and 1991's "The Silence of the Lambs", where she played a young FBI agent trying to track down a serial killer. She also received another Best Actress nomination for "Nell" in 1994.

In the early '90s, Jodie began to dedicate some of her efforts towards directing and producing films, beginning with 1991's "Little Man Tate" about a child prodigy. Foster also played a role in that movie as the child's (single, working-class) mother.
9. I was born in London in 1957, the younger of two children, to parents who were an actress and England's Poet Laureate! A bit of a rebel as a child, my first film role at the age of 14 was just perfect - I got to vandalize cars in "Sunday Bloody Sunday". I've done some more serious roles since then, a couple of which earned me Best Actor Oscars at both the 62nd and 80th Academy Awards. Any idea who I am?

Answer: Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis may have had a part in a film at the age of 14 (in 1971), but it would be many years before he came back to film. After going to theatre school, Daniel began his career in earnest on the stage and in television. His return to film did not come until 1982 when he played a small part in "Gandhi".

From there, Daniel's film roles became more prominent in such films as "The Bounty" (1984) playing the loyal sailing master John Fryer, and "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (1987) playing a Czech surgeon with a sensual lifestyle that is upset by emotional attachment to Juliette Binoche's character.

In 1989, Day-Lewis played the part of a man with cerebral palsy, in "My Left Foot", and it earned him his first Oscar for Best Actor. He received two more nominations for "In the Name of the Father" (1993) and "Gangs of New York" (2002) before winning his second Oscar for 2007's "There Will Be Blood", playing a ruthless oil 'prospector' in California's Old West.
10. I was born in Nebraska and raised in Washington state. I loved acting so much as a young girl that my mom went so far as to take me to Los Angeles when I was 15, living in our car until we could afford an apartment. My first film role was a small part in 1992's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", and I got my first leading role in a movie two years after that. I only earned $3000 acting in the film that earned me my first Best Actress Oscar. A few years later, I got a second nomination for Best Actress and won that one too! Do you know who I am?

Answer: Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank was only the fifth actress in Academy Awards history to win two Oscars with only two nominations. The others were Vivien Leigh, Helen Hayes, Sally Field, and Luise Rainer. The films that Hilary earned her Oscars for were 1999's "Boys Don't Cry" where she played a young woman who identified as a man, and "Million Dollar Baby" where she played a young boxer who convinces a brilliant trainer to take her on.

Swank's first leading role, referred to in the question, was the fourth movie in the "Karate Kid" franchise, specifically "The Next Karate Kid" (1994).
Source: Author reedy

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