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Quiz about One Common Film
Quiz about One Common Film

One Common Film Trivia Quiz


In this quiz, every answer names a different actor/actress. They have all appeared in one common film together. The final question will ask which one it is.

A multiple-choice quiz by chandler14. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
chandler14
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
201,550
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
869
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Question 1 of 10
1. This actor is among a select few individuals who has had the honor of winning both a Best Actor Oscar and Best Supporting actor Oscar. He was also honored by fellow actor Ving Rhames at the Golden Globes - after Rhames won the Globe but dedicated his award to this fellow nominee. Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This actor has also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and was the only actor nominated for an Oscar for the film that all these people have in common. He may best be remembered for being part of an FBI type organization that keeps aliens in correct alignment. Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This terrific all-around actor, who excels at playing a villain, took years to be nominated for an Oscar. He may best be remembered for this film that you're trying to figure out, or possibly for his portrayal of a crooked cop out to get a deadly assassin who has befriended a small girl. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This comedic genius started his rise to stardom in the Canadian comedy group called Second City, and then went on to star alongside other comic legends on the Second City television series, "SCTV". Unfortunately, due to his untimely death in 1994, we never got to see just how far he could have gone. His most memorable film role came when he played a character named Barf. Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This regular in Martin Scorsese movies appeared in such films as "Betsy's Wedding" (1990), and "Smokey and the Bandit Part 3" (1983), and even won an Oscar for one of his Scorsese stints. Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This actor is known more for his television performances rather than his movies. He has won a total of 7 Emmy Awards for 4 different television series and/or TV movies. He commonly lends his voice for TV shows and has been featured in the shows "The Simpsons" and "Recess". Although he is more famous in television than in movies, he has starred in numerous Hollywood films such as "Gunn" (1967) and "Halls of Anger" (1970). He has also starred alongside some of film's greatest talents such as Morgan Freeman and Renee Zellweger. Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This actress has been nominated for 6 Oscars in her life and only won once. She won when she played a character named Loretta Webb with another soon to be Oscar winner. She may best be remembered for a role she played in a 1976 horror movie featuring a young John Travolta. Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This actor starred alongside Jane Fonda in a role that won her her first Academy Award. He also has appeared with his famous child in a one film, as well as starred with Clint Eastwood on at least two occasions. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. You can probably get him from two words: "Hello, Newman", but he also starred in movies such as "Cheaper by the Dozen" (2004) and "Space Jam" (1996). Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Alright, you have 9 actors/actresses. Now tell me the Academy Award winning movie with an all-star cast. I'll give you a hint: it lost Best Picture to "Silence of the Lambs" and won two Academy Awards for Film Editing and Cinematography. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This actor is among a select few individuals who has had the honor of winning both a Best Actor Oscar and Best Supporting actor Oscar. He was also honored by fellow actor Ving Rhames at the Golden Globes - after Rhames won the Globe but dedicated his award to this fellow nominee.

Answer: Jack Lemmon

Lemmon has won two Academy Awards in his life. The one for the Best Actor was for "Mister Roberts" (1955) and the one for Best Supporting Actor was for "Save the Tiger" (1973). He has been nominated for a total of 8 Oscars including a Best Actor nomination for the Best Picture winning film "The Apartment" (1960) and also for probably his most memorable performance, in "Some Like it Hot" (1959).
2. This actor has also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and was the only actor nominated for an Oscar for the film that all these people have in common. He may best be remembered for being part of an FBI type organization that keeps aliens in correct alignment.

Answer: Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones won his Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1993, for "The Fugitive", opposite Harrison Ford. He was the only Actor in "JFK" (1991), the movie that all these stars have in common, who got an Oscar nomination. He lost, however, to Jack Palance who got the Oscar for his performance in "City Slickers" (1991).
3. This terrific all-around actor, who excels at playing a villain, took years to be nominated for an Oscar. He may best be remembered for this film that you're trying to figure out, or possibly for his portrayal of a crooked cop out to get a deadly assassin who has befriended a small girl.

Answer: Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman plays Lee Harvey Oswald in Oliver Stone's version of "JFK" (1991) and plays the crooked cop in "Léon: The Professional" (1994). He has also appeared as the villain in "The Fifth Element" (1997), "Lost in Space" (1998) and "Air Force One" (1997). Oscar nominations finally came in the 2010s, with his first win coming for "Finest Hour" (2017).
4. This comedic genius started his rise to stardom in the Canadian comedy group called Second City, and then went on to star alongside other comic legends on the Second City television series, "SCTV". Unfortunately, due to his untimely death in 1994, we never got to see just how far he could have gone. His most memorable film role came when he played a character named Barf.

Answer: John Candy

Candy, who starred in comedy masterpieces "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (1987), "Uncle Buck" (1989) and "Home Alone" (1990) also provided the voice of Wilbur in the Disney film "The Rescuers Down Under" (1990). He played the character Barf in Mel Brooks' "Spaceballs" (1987). He will always be remembered as one, if not the greatest, comic actor of his time.
5. This regular in Martin Scorsese movies appeared in such films as "Betsy's Wedding" (1990), and "Smokey and the Bandit Part 3" (1983), and even won an Oscar for one of his Scorsese stints.

Answer: Joe Pesci

Pesci recieved the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1990 for his portrayal of gangster Tommy DeVito in "Goodfellas" (1990). He was also nominated for another one of Scorsese's films, "Raging Bull", in the same category. As of 2005, he has not starred in a movie since "Lethal Weapon 4" (1998).
6. This actor is known more for his television performances rather than his movies. He has won a total of 7 Emmy Awards for 4 different television series and/or TV movies. He commonly lends his voice for TV shows and has been featured in the shows "The Simpsons" and "Recess". Although he is more famous in television than in movies, he has starred in numerous Hollywood films such as "Gunn" (1967) and "Halls of Anger" (1970). He has also starred alongside some of film's greatest talents such as Morgan Freeman and Renee Zellweger.

Answer: Ed Asner

Ed Asner has won Emmys for his roles in "Mary Tyler Moore", "Rich Man, Poor Man", "Roots" and "Lou Grant". He also guest starred on "The Simpsons" as an editor in the episode "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner" and on "Recess" as Thaddeus T. Third the Fifth.

The biggest film he's appeared in was probably "Elf" (2003), starring Will Ferrell and James Caan. He also costarred in "Hard Rain" (1998) with Morgan Freeman and "The Bachelor" (1999) with Renee Zellweger.
7. This actress has been nominated for 6 Oscars in her life and only won once. She won when she played a character named Loretta Webb with another soon to be Oscar winner. She may best be remembered for a role she played in a 1976 horror movie featuring a young John Travolta.

Answer: Sissy Spacek

Sissy Spacek won her Oscar for starring in "Coal Miner's Daughter" (1980) with Tommy Lee Jones, and was nominated for "Missing" (1982), which she starred in with Jack Lemmon, who also got a nod for that film. She was also nominated for her breakout performance in "Carrie" (1976), which also costarred John Travolta and Piper Laurie.

It was directed by a young Brian De Palma who would go on to direct movies like "Scarface" (1983) and "Mission: Impossible" (1996).
8. This actor starred alongside Jane Fonda in a role that won her her first Academy Award. He also has appeared with his famous child in a one film, as well as starred with Clint Eastwood on at least two occasions.

Answer: Donald Sutherland

Canadian Donald Sutherland starred in "Klute" (1971), which allowed Jane Fonda to win her first Academy Award. He has appeared with his son, Keifer Sutherland in "A Time To Kill" (1996). He and Clint Eastwood have appeared together a few times as well. "Kelly's Heroes" (1970) and "Space Cowboys" (2000) being those occasions. Sutherland has also appeared in Hollywood Blockbusters such as "The Italian Job" (2003) and "Cold Mountain" (2003).
9. You can probably get him from two words: "Hello, Newman", but he also starred in movies such as "Cheaper by the Dozen" (2004) and "Space Jam" (1996).

Answer: Wayne Knight

Wayne Knight was made famous for his recurring role on the Best Televison Series of all-time, "Seinfeld". He played mailman Newman, who lived in Jerry and Kramer's building. They did a parody of the film you're trying to guess, "JFK" (1991), on "Seinfeld" in which the "magic bullet" theory used in the film, is changed to a "magic loogie".
10. Alright, you have 9 actors/actresses. Now tell me the Academy Award winning movie with an all-star cast. I'll give you a hint: it lost Best Picture to "Silence of the Lambs" and won two Academy Awards for Film Editing and Cinematography.

Answer: JFK

"JFK" (1991), was nominated for Best Picture in 1991, but lost out to "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991). It starred Jack Lemmon, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, John Candy, Joe Pesci, Ed Asner, Sissy Spacek, Donald Sutherland and Wayne Knight. Among the rest of the cast were; Jay O. Sanders, Laurie Metclaf, Martin Sheen, Walter Mathau, Vincent D'Onofrio and the two most obvious Kevin Bacon and Kevin Costner.

The movie was directed by Oliver Stone.
Source: Author chandler14

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