Movies are one of society’s commonalities. Consider that the great film you examined the other day has also been seen by people in the next town, the following state and, due to Netflix, across the nation.
But how much do you remember about celluloid heroes as well as their cinematic exploits? Check out these trivia tidbits to ascertain if you’re ready to get a seat on the couch:
1. On what Elmore Leonard novel was the Quentin Tarantino film “Jackie Brown” based? a. “Rum Punch”; b. “The Switch”; c. “Split Images”; d. “Freaky Deaky.”
2. Who was the youngest actor (or actress) ever nominated for any competitive Academy Award? a. Shirley Temple; b. Anna Paquin; c. Justin Henry; d. Tatum O’Neal.
3. Who is the sole actress becoming a “Bond girl” twice? a. Kim Basinger; b. Tanya Roberts; c. Honor Blackman; d. Maud Adams.
4. What Oscar-winning actor started his career with bit roles in “The Graduate” and “Valley from the Dolls”? a. Michael Douglas; b. Morgan Freeman; c. Richard Dreyfuss; d. Jack Palance.
5. What 1970s classic gave us the immortal line, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not likely to take this anymore!”? a. “Taxi Driver”; b. ซีรีย์เกาหลี “; c. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”; d. “Chinatown.”
6. What now-iconic film role was wanted to Frank Sinatra (who got out as a result of hand injury), John Wayne (who turned it down) and Paul Newman (who suggested the actor who ultimately literally role)? a. Obi-Wan Kenobi in “Star Wars”; b. Paul Kersey in “Death Wish”; c. Don Vito Corleone in “The Godfather”; d. Harry Callahan in “Dirty Harry.”
1. a. Two in the criminal characters from “Rum Punch” (played in “Jackie Brown” by Samuel L. Jackson and Robert DeNiro) can be found in “The Switch,” an early on Leonard novel.
2. c. Henry only agreed to be 9 years old when he was nominated for playing Dustin Hoffman’s son in “Kramer vs. Kramer.” Though she received many honorary awards, Shirley Temple wasn’t nominated for any competitive Oscar.
3. d. Adams may be the object of James Bond’s attention (and desire) in the “The Man with all the Golden Gun” and “Octopussy.”
4. c. Dreyfuss are visible in a backstage scene in “Dolls” as well as in a Berkeley rooming house in “The Graduate.”
5. b. The line is a component of your rant delivered by Howard Beale (Peter Finch) in “Network,” authored by Paddy Chayefsky.
6. d. “Dirty Harry,” originally intended for Sinatra, was called “Dead Right” and was set in Seattle, not San Francisco.
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