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Why did you take that role?! Trivia Quiz


Sometimes the actors and actresses you love take roles in terrible films. If you are familiar with the Golden Raspberry Awards, or 'Razzies' as they are frequently called, then you will definitely excel at this quiz. Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by KatieK54. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
KatieK54
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
369,330
Updated
Aug 24 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
2018
Awards
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1. While this actress was awarded an Oscar for her performance in "Monster's Ball", she has also made a series of odd and poor casting choices with her roles in "B*A*P*S" and "Catwoman". Which actress has starred in these films? Hint

Angela Bassett
Halle Berry
Gabrielle Union
Regina King

2. This actor was awarded the Best Actor Oscar and Golden Globe for his portrayal of Lieutenant Dunbar in "Dances with Wolves" before winning Razzies for his roles in "The Postman", "Wyatt Earp", and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves". Which former "People" magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive' does this refer to? Hint

Mel Gibson
Javier Bardem
Richard Gere
Kevin Costner

3. Even though this actor won an Oscar for the 1996 film "Leaving Las Vegas" and was nominated for the 2003 film "Adaptation", he was subsequently nominated for multiple Razzies for his acting in "Ghost Rider", "The Wicker Man", and "Season of the Witch", just to name a few. What is the name of this actor? Hint

John Travolta
Sean Penn
Nicolas Cage
Tim Robbins

4. Despite her acclaimed work in "Ghost" and "A Few Good Men", this actress also decided to take on the 1996 flops "Striptease" and "The Juror", which earned her a Razzie for Worst Actress. What Hollywood actress does this refer to? Hint

Demi Moore
Famke Janssen
Michele Pfeiffer
Sandra Bullock

5. While this actor won Oscars for his writing in "Good Will Hunting" and for "Argo", a film he directed, he also won the Worst Actor Award at the 2003 Razzies for his acting in a trifecta of poor films: "Daredevil", "Gigli", and "Paycheck". Which actor does this refer to? Hint

Matt Damon
Ben Affleck
Colin Farrell
Leonardo DiCaprio

6. While many remember her performances as Breathless Mahoney in "Dick Tracy" and Evita Peron in "Evita", she also won multiple Worst Actress Razzies for her appearances in "Who's That Girl?", "Shanghai Surprise", "Body of Evidence", and "The Next Best Thing". Which famous singer-turned-actress starred in these films?

Answer: (One Word)
7. Although moviegoers loved his portrayal of John McClane in the "Die Hard" films and TV viewers enjoyed his work in "Moonlighting", which action star won the Worst Actor Razzie in 1999 for his acting in "Armageddon", "Mercury Rising", and "The Siege"? Hint

Sylvester Stallone
Bruce Willis
Tom Cruise
Jesse Ventura

8. While being nominated for Oscars for his performances in "Saturday Night Fever" and "Pulp Fiction", this actor was also nominated for a Razzie Award in 1990 and 2010 as the Worst Actor of the Decade for his collective work in films such as "Battlefield Earth", "Old Dogs", "Lucky Numbers", "Domestic Disturbance", and "Staying Alive". Which famous actor does this refer to? Hint

Tom Hanks
Samuel Jackson
Jack Nicholson
John Travolta

9. This 2013 film consisted of a series of different short films revolving around a screenwriter pitching ridiculous stories to a hostile producer. This film tanked at the box office and was awarded multiple Razzies, including Worst Film. However, it still managed to have a truly all-star cast with actors ranging from Dennis Quaid and Naomi Watts, to Emma Stone, Greg Kinnear, Hugh Jackman, and Kate Winslet. What flop film does this refer to? Hint

Love Guru
After Earth
Grown Ups 2
Movie 43

10. Despite being "The Terminator" and the former Governor of California, this Hollywood actor was horribly cast as Mr. Freeze in "Batman & Robin"; his role in the film was reviled by critics, mostly because all of his one-liners tried far too hard to capture the power of the Terminator's "I'll be back" catchphrase. While I won't make you spell his last name, what is the FIRST name of this famous actor and politician?

Answer: (First name only; one word)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. While this actress was awarded an Oscar for her performance in "Monster's Ball", she has also made a series of odd and poor casting choices with her roles in "B*A*P*S" and "Catwoman". Which actress has starred in these films?

Answer: Halle Berry

Halle Berry has starred in a wide variety of genres ranging from suspense/thriller, to action adventure, drama, comedy, and outright farce; she has proven to be a talented actress in many of the roles she has chosen. However, both "B*A*P*S" and "Catwoman" were panned by critics.

In fact, Roger Ebert gave "B*A*P*S" zero stars and said it was "jaw-droppingly bad". At the 25th 'Razzie' awards, "Catwoman" was awarded worst movie and worst actress; Halle Berry accepted her Razzie with her Oscar statue in her hand.
2. This actor was awarded the Best Actor Oscar and Golden Globe for his portrayal of Lieutenant Dunbar in "Dances with Wolves" before winning Razzies for his roles in "The Postman", "Wyatt Earp", and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves". Which former "People" magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive' does this refer to?

Answer: Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner has received accolades for his work in the TV miniseries "Hatfields and McCoys", but he was also nominated for Razzie awards for "The Bodyguard", "Waterworld", "For Love of the Game", "Message in a Bottle", and "3000 Miles to Graceland".
3. Even though this actor won an Oscar for the 1996 film "Leaving Las Vegas" and was nominated for the 2003 film "Adaptation", he was subsequently nominated for multiple Razzies for his acting in "Ghost Rider", "The Wicker Man", and "Season of the Witch", just to name a few. What is the name of this actor?

Answer: Nicolas Cage

Several more of Nicholas Cage's roles from 2006-2013 have been nominated for Razzies, including "National Treasure: Book of Secrets", "Drive Angry", "Seeking Justice", and "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance". Cage is a method actor known to go to some grand lengths for his roles; for example, in "Vampire's Kiss" he ate a live cockroach and he also had two of his teeth surgically removed for his role in the film "Birdy".
4. Despite her acclaimed work in "Ghost" and "A Few Good Men", this actress also decided to take on the 1996 flops "Striptease" and "The Juror", which earned her a Razzie for Worst Actress. What Hollywood actress does this refer to?

Answer: Demi Moore

The movie "Striptease" also featured Burt Reynolds and Ving Rhames; Moore played a former FBI secretary stuck in a custody battle, who turns to stripping (or 'private dancing') for a Congressman that fancies her. The film was panned by critics and was awarded multiple Razzies, including Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Actress (Demi), Worst Screenplay, Worst Original Song and Worst Screen Couple.
5. While this actor won Oscars for his writing in "Good Will Hunting" and for "Argo", a film he directed, he also won the Worst Actor Award at the 2003 Razzies for his acting in a trifecta of poor films: "Daredevil", "Gigli", and "Paycheck". Which actor does this refer to?

Answer: Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck has been nominated for Razzie awards for several of his other films, including "Pearl Harbor", "Jersey Girl", "Surviving Christmas", and "Armageddon". In fact, he was also nominated for the 2010 Razzie Worst Actor of the Decade, but that award went to Eddie Murphy. To his credit, however, Ben Affleck's 2013 film "Argo" won three Oscars, two Golden Globes, and over 70 additional awards internationally.
6. While many remember her performances as Breathless Mahoney in "Dick Tracy" and Evita Peron in "Evita", she also won multiple Worst Actress Razzies for her appearances in "Who's That Girl?", "Shanghai Surprise", "Body of Evidence", and "The Next Best Thing". Which famous singer-turned-actress starred in these films?

Answer: Madonna

In addition to the movies listed above, Madonna was the winner of another Worst Actress Razzie in 2002 for her performance in "Swept Away"; Britney Spears tied with her and was also awarded a Worst Actress Razzie for her appearance in "Crossroads". To make up for these Razzies, it is worth noting that Madonna won a Golden Globe in 1997 for her performance in "Evita".
7. Although moviegoers loved his portrayal of John McClane in the "Die Hard" films and TV viewers enjoyed his work in "Moonlighting", which action star won the Worst Actor Razzie in 1999 for his acting in "Armageddon", "Mercury Rising", and "The Siege"?

Answer: Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis also won a Razzie in 1992 for the "Hudson Hawk" screenplay; this award was shared with the other three writers of the film. Since the mid-1990s, Bruce has received accolades for his work in movies such as: "The Sixth Sense", "Sin City," and "RED".

He even made an appearance on multiple episodes of the TV hit sitcom "Friends", where he was dating Rachel and his daughter was dating Ross.
8. While being nominated for Oscars for his performances in "Saturday Night Fever" and "Pulp Fiction", this actor was also nominated for a Razzie Award in 1990 and 2010 as the Worst Actor of the Decade for his collective work in films such as "Battlefield Earth", "Old Dogs", "Lucky Numbers", "Domestic Disturbance", and "Staying Alive". Which famous actor does this refer to?

Answer: John Travolta

John Travolta was actually awarded multiple Razzies for his work in "Battlefield Earth", including Worst Screen Couple, Worst Actor, and Worst Picture; this was even more disappointing for Travolta, a devout Scientologist, as the film's plot was derived from the first half of L. Ron Hubbard's (the founder of Scientology) novel of the same name.
9. This 2013 film consisted of a series of different short films revolving around a screenwriter pitching ridiculous stories to a hostile producer. This film tanked at the box office and was awarded multiple Razzies, including Worst Film. However, it still managed to have a truly all-star cast with actors ranging from Dennis Quaid and Naomi Watts, to Emma Stone, Greg Kinnear, Hugh Jackman, and Kate Winslet. What flop film does this refer to?

Answer: Movie 43

The cast for this film was amazing, especially considering how negatively it was received by critics and moviegoers alike. In addition to the actors listed above, it also included Seth MacFarlane, Liev Schreiber, Anna Farris, Chris Pratt, Kieran Culkin, Richard Gere, Uma Thurman, Kristen Bell, Justin Long, Jason Sudeikis, Patrick Warburten, Gerard Butler, Halle Berry, Stephen Merchant, Johnny Knoxville, Josh Duhamel, and the list just goes on and on.

The film also won Razzies for Worst Director (of which there are ten in total on the film) and Worst Screenplay; the Alliance of Women Film Journalists also nominated it for their Hall of Shame Award.
10. Despite being "The Terminator" and the former Governor of California, this Hollywood actor was horribly cast as Mr. Freeze in "Batman & Robin"; his role in the film was reviled by critics, mostly because all of his one-liners tried far too hard to capture the power of the Terminator's "I'll be back" catchphrase. While I won't make you spell his last name, what is the FIRST name of this famous actor and politician?

Answer: Arnold

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been nominated for multiple awards for his tough guy performances in "Total Recall", "Terminator", and "Eraser". Beyond his nomination for "Batman & Robin", Arnold was also nominated for acting Razzies for his work in "Around the World in 80 Days", "End of Days", "The 6th Day", "Last Action Hero", and even back in 1982 for "Conan the Barbarian".
Source: Author KatieK54

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