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Quiz about One Common Film II
Quiz about One Common Film II

One Common Film II 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 #
226,040
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
613
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Question 1 of 10
1. This Academy Award nominee started off in smaller roles, most notably as a gang leader in a Dennis Hopper cop drama. He gained critical acclaim for portraying Sammy Davis Jr. in a TV movie about the antics of the Rat Pack and then went on to star alongside a massive ensemble cast in the Oscar nominated "Crash" (2004). Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Normally recognizable as a character actor who plays comedic tough guys, this actor has starred alongside some of the greatest in the business. His film resumé includes "Manhunter" (1986), "Get Shorty" (1995) and "Sidewalks of New York" (2001). Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Getting her start as a dancer on a hit variety show, she ended up landing a film role that launched her entire film career, playing a famous Latin singer who was assassinated by one of her own fans. Although the actress is now a famous singer as well, she did not provide the vocals for the character in the movie. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This Oscar nominated comedian got his film debut in a Martin Scorsese film, released in 1976. While making an appearance on Johnny Carson's "Late Show", he did an entire 5 minute set and did not get a single laugh, up until the very final punchline. The laughter that followed lasted a full minute. He also has done numerous voices for animated movies and TV shows, most notably "The Simpsons". Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. After recieving a Golden Globe in 1998, for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie, he asked fellow nominee Jack Lemmon to come on stage with him. He then proceeded to honour him by saying he would share his award with the veteran actor, because he deserved it just as much. Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This comedic actor can be recognized by his unique voice and delivery of his lines. He commonly takes supporting roles but is usually the best remembered actor in the film, when it comes down to it. He has also, coincidentally, done voice work for films "Stuart Little" (1999), "Doctor Dolittle 2" (2001) and "Chicken Little" (2005). Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This character actor's films include "Anger Management" (2003), "The Count of Monte Cristo" (2002) and "The Hard Way" (1991). Good friend Paul Thomas Anderson usually casts him in his films as well. Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This actress was nominated in 1999, for an Academy Award in the Best Supporting Actress category. The film she was nominated for, featured cameo appearances by Gary Sinsise, Brad Pitt, Winona Ryder and Sean Penn. It was about a room that took you inside a man's head, and spit you out on the New Jersey Turn Pike. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. This last actor was nominated for Best Supporting actor in 1994, for playing a bible quoting hitman. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Alright, now all these actors starred in a large ensemble film. The movie was nominated for 2 Academy Awards, Best Film Editing and Adapted Screenplay. It was also the first film to be released that featured two actors who have portrayed the character of Batman on the big screen. The director of the film was also later nominated for Best Director twice in the same year. Hint



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1. This Academy Award nominee started off in smaller roles, most notably as a gang leader in a Dennis Hopper cop drama. He gained critical acclaim for portraying Sammy Davis Jr. in a TV movie about the antics of the Rat Pack and then went on to star alongside a massive ensemble cast in the Oscar nominated "Crash" (2004).

Answer: Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle got his first major role as the gang leader Rocket in the Robert Duvall/Sean Penn film "Colors" (1988). He has since starred in some very diverse roles. From explosives expert Basher Tarr in "Ocean's Eleven" (2001) to his Oscar nominated portrayal of hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina in "Hotel Rwanda" (2004), Cheadle proves his versatility as an actor and is now a very sought out talent in the industry.
2. Normally recognizable as a character actor who plays comedic tough guys, this actor has starred alongside some of the greatest in the business. His film resumé includes "Manhunter" (1986), "Get Shorty" (1995) and "Sidewalks of New York" (2001).

Answer: Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina's film debut was in the Michael Mann directed "Thief" (1981), starring James Caan. He has since been continually cast as a tough guy who can always seem to get a laugh, proven by his roles in "Snatch" (2000), "Big Trouble" (2002) and "Little Big League" (1994).

He has even been known to take on serious parts in films, such as "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) and "Romeo is Bleeding" (1993).
3. Getting her start as a dancer on a hit variety show, she ended up landing a film role that launched her entire film career, playing a famous Latin singer who was assassinated by one of her own fans. Although the actress is now a famous singer as well, she did not provide the vocals for the character in the movie.

Answer: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez began as one of the Fly Girls on "In Living Colour" and went on to play the title role in "Selena". Pretty soon she was receiving offers for roles in films such as "Money Train" (1995), alongside Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes, "Jack" (1996) alongside Robin Williams, and in Oliver Stone's ensemble drama 'U-Turn" (1997) with Sean Penn.

She now focuses on more romantic upbeat films like "Maid in Manhattan" (2002) and "The Wedding Planner" (2001).
4. This Oscar nominated comedian got his film debut in a Martin Scorsese film, released in 1976. While making an appearance on Johnny Carson's "Late Show", he did an entire 5 minute set and did not get a single laugh, up until the very final punchline. The laughter that followed lasted a full minute. He also has done numerous voices for animated movies and TV shows, most notably "The Simpsons".

Answer: Albert Brooks

He was nominated for an Academy Award back in 1988 for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Broadcast News" (1987). He starred with Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Sheppard and Peter Boyle in "Taxi Driver" (1976). He also provided the voice of the Tiger in "Doctor Dolittle" (1998) and Marlin in "Finding Nemo" (2003).
5. After recieving a Golden Globe in 1998, for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie, he asked fellow nominee Jack Lemmon to come on stage with him. He then proceeded to honour him by saying he would share his award with the veteran actor, because he deserved it just as much.

Answer: Ving Rhames

Ving Rhames ended up beating Lemmon, with his role as Don King in "Don King: Only in America". He has garnered a name for himself for playing huge, tough guys, namely in "Pulp Fiction" (1994), "Striptease" (1996) and "Mission: Impossible" (1996). His first name, Ving, was actually given to him by one time roommate and fellow actor, Stanley Tucci.
6. This comedic actor can be recognized by his unique voice and delivery of his lines. He commonly takes supporting roles but is usually the best remembered actor in the film, when it comes down to it. He has also, coincidentally, done voice work for films "Stuart Little" (1999), "Doctor Dolittle 2" (2001) and "Chicken Little" (2005).

Answer: Steve Zahn

Ben Stiller gave Steve Zahn his first major film role in the Gen X comedy "Reality Bites" (1993). He starred alongside Winona Ryder, Stiller himself and Ethan Hawk, in the role of a man dealing with his own sexuality. He won the most successful role of his career in the independent film "Happy, Texas" (1999), which won him an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor.
7. This character actor's films include "Anger Management" (2003), "The Count of Monte Cristo" (2002) and "The Hard Way" (1991). Good friend Paul Thomas Anderson usually casts him in his films as well.

Answer: Luis Guzman

"Punch Drunk Love" (2002), "Magnolia" (1999) and "Boogie Nights" (1997), all Paul Thomas Anderson films, have featured Luis Guzman. He was also supposed to play a part in "Mystery Men" (1999) but his scene was cut and can be scene as a "Deleted Scene" on the DVD.
8. This actress was nominated in 1999, for an Academy Award in the Best Supporting Actress category. The film she was nominated for, featured cameo appearances by Gary Sinsise, Brad Pitt, Winona Ryder and Sean Penn. It was about a room that took you inside a man's head, and spit you out on the New Jersey Turn Pike.

Answer: Catherine Keener

Keener was up against Toni Collette, Chloe Sevigny, Samantha Morton and Angelina Jolie, for "Being John Malkovich" (1999) and lost out to Jolie for Best Supporting Actress. She has since starred in "Death to Smoochy" (2002), "The Interpreter" (2004) and "Capote" (2005), which also gave her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
9. This last actor was nominated for Best Supporting actor in 1994, for playing a bible quoting hitman.

Answer: Samuel L. Jackson

"Pulp Fiction" (1994) was probably the turning point in Samuel L. Jackson's career, because it showed that he had the potential to be an amazing actor. The film also marked a comeback for fellow Oscar nominee John Travolta. Jackson continues to impress audiences with his diversity, playing characters in comedies ("The Man" (2005)), science fiction films ("Star Wars Episode 1:The Phantom Menace" (1999)), thrillers ("Unbreakable" (2000)), dramas ("Coach Carter" (2004)) and action films ("Die Hard With a Vengeance" (1995)).
10. Alright, now all these actors starred in a large ensemble film. The movie was nominated for 2 Academy Awards, Best Film Editing and Adapted Screenplay. It was also the first film to be released that featured two actors who have portrayed the character of Batman on the big screen. The director of the film was also later nominated for Best Director twice in the same year.

Answer: Out of Sight

"Out of Sight" (1998) starred Don Cheadle, Dennis Farina, Jennifer Lopez, Albert Brooks, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn, Luis Guzman, Catherine Keener and Samuel L. Jackson. The film also featured Michael Keaton, Isaiah Washington and the star George Clooney. Both Clooney and Keaton have played Batman (Keaton in "Batman" (1989) and Clooney in "Batman and Robin" (1997)) in in the past. "Out of Sight" (1998) is based on the Elmore Leonard novel, about a Bankrobber who escapes prison, and falls in love with a US Marshall he takes hostage. Steven Soderburgh directed.
Source: Author chandler14

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