Super Movie Quiz
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Super Movie Trivia Quizzes

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Quiz # 14

1. Who was the only actor to receive two acting Oscar nominations for his roles as a real US President?

  • James Whitmore
  • Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Raymond Massey

2. What was the Best Picture-winning film in the year that the Academy Awards show was the most watched Oscars broadcast in history, at 57 million viewers?

  • Forrest Gump
  • American Beauty
  • Unforgiven
  • Titanic

3. Who was the oldest Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner of all-time?

  • Melvyn Douglas
  • John Gielgud
  • Christopher Plummer
  • George Burns

4. Who was the only Best Actor Oscar winner in his 70s when he won?

  • George Arliss
  • Henry Fonda
  • John Wayne
  • Paul Newman

5. Who was the only Best Actress Oscar winner in her 70s when she won?

  • Geraldine Page
  • Marie Dressler
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Jessica Tandy

6. Which of the original six Star Wars films was the highest-grossing (domestic) film?

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

7. Which film was awarded a competitive Oscar 20 years after it was first released - marking the longest time between the release of a film and its Oscar win?

  • The Jolson Story
  • The Front
  • Salt of the Earth
  • Limelight

8. Who was the only actor to win a Best Actor Oscar posthumously?

  • James Dean
  • Spencer Tracy
  • Peter Finch
  • Ralph Richardson

9. Who was the only actor (actress) to receive two Oscar acting nominations for the same film performance?

  • Cate Blanchett
  • Al Pacino
  • Barry Fitzgerald
  • Jamie Foxx

10. After which actress is an inflatable life-jacket named?

  • Bette Davis
  • Mae West
  • Hedy Lamarr
  • Mary Astor

11. Who was the only performer to be win an Oscar for playing the role of a real-life Oscar winner or nominee in any category?

  • Robert Downey, Jr.
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Kenneth Branaugh
  • Peter O'Toole

12. Which film began with the phrase: "I believe in America. America has made my fortune" ?:

  • The Godfather
  • American Beauty
  • L.A. Confidential
  • West Side Story

13. Which of the following performers was nominated for both an Oscar and a Razzie for the same performance in the same film?

  • Amy Irving
  • James Coco
  • Both of the Above
  • Neither of the Above

14. In all of Academy Awards history, how many female filmmakers have been nominated as Best Director?

  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five

15. What was the second Oscar nomination that Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992) received, besides Denzel Washington's nomination as Best Actor?

  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Director
  • Best Picture

16. Who of the following appeared in both the Best Picture Oscar-winning film and Razzie's Worst Picture - in the same year?

  • Kevin Costner
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Tom Cruise
  • Russell Crowe

17. What was the first-ever Best Picture-nominated film to be directed by an African-American filmmaker?

  • Boyz N the Hood (1991)
  • Do the Right Thing (1989)
  • Precious (2009)
  • White Men Can't Jump (1992)

18. What was the first animated film to receive a Best Picture nomination since animated films received their own category in 2001?

  • Finding Nemo (2003)
  • The Incredibles (2004)
  • Up (2009)
  • Wall-E (2008)

19. In director Kevin Smith's film Clerks (1994), where did slacker Dante (Brian O'Halloran) work?

  • a convenience store
  • a department store
  • a grocery store
  • a video rental store

20. What was Alfred Hitchcock's last black and white feature film?

  • The Wrong Man
  • I Confess
  • The Paradine Case
  • Psycho

Quiz # 14: Answers

1. Answer: Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins was nominated for acting in two non-fictional Presidential roles: as Richard Nixon in Nixon (1995), and as John Quincy Adams in Amistad (1997).

2. Answer: Titanic
During the most-watched 1998 Academy Awards televised ceremony (on March 23, 1998 with over 57 million viewers), the 70th Academy Awards ceremony to present Oscars for 1997 films, the blockbuster Titanic (1997) was the Best Picture-winning film, with 11 Oscars. For the decades after, such as for the 2000s, Oscars viewership has significantly declined, and has hovered between only 35 and 45 million viewers. The most recent viewership record was for the 2014 Oscars ceremony with 43.7 million viewers.

3. Answer: Christopher Plummer
Although there have been 10 Best Supporting Actor Oscar winners in Academy Awards history aged 70 or higher, the oldest winner was Christopher Plummer for Beginners (2010) at age 82 (and 75 days).

4. Answer: Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda was 76 years (and 317 days) when he won the Best Actor Oscar for On Golden Pond (1981), his sole Oscar. The other three closest winners in age were John Wayne (for True Grit (1969)), George Arliss (for Disraeli (1929/30)), and Paul Newman (for The Color of Money (1986)) - all at 62 years of age with their sole Oscar wins.

5. Answer: Katharine Hepburn
Hepburn won when she was 74 years (and 321 days) for On Golden Pond (1981). She also won earlier at age 61 years (and 337 days) for The Lion in Winter (1968). The oldest winner in the category, Jessica Tandy, was 80 years (and 292 days) when she won for Driving Miss Daisy (1989).

6. Answer: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Episode I (1999) topped all of the other six films in the first two trilogies with an unadjusted domestic revenue total of $474.5 million. The runner-up was Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) at $461 million.

7. Answer: Limelight
Charlie Chaplin's Limelight (1952), his last film produced in America, won the Best Original Dramatic Score among films released in 1972, after it became eligible following a Los Angeles-area theatrical showing in 1972. It was the only competitive Oscar Charlie Chaplin ever received, six days before his 83rd birthday. The award was shared with deceased Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell.

8. Answer: Peter Finch
Peter Finch remains the only one to actually win the Best Actor Oscar posthumously, for Network (1976). Spencer Tracy was only nominated (for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), and Heath Ledger won Best Supporting Actor Oscar posthumously for The Dark Knight (2008). James Dean was nominated as Best Actor for two films posthumously, Giant (1956) and East of Eden (1955) but did not win either.

9. Answer: Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald received both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor nominations for Best Picture-winning Going My Way (1944) for the same performance, and won for Best Supporting Actor. His competing co-star Bing Crosby won Best Actor. Following Fitzgerald's win, the Academy introduced a rule prohibiting this to ever happen again.

10. Answer: Mae West
Because of her plentiful bust that could appear to be a flotation device being worn, actress Mae West's name (in 1940) became attached to the inflatable life jackets or preservers originally issued to Royal Air Force aviators during the Second World War.

11. Answer: Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett was a Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner for her role as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (2004). Robert Downey, Jr. was nominated as Best Actor for the title role in Chaplin (1992). Kenneth Branaugh also was nominated for playing Laurence Olivier and Michelle Williams was nominated for playing co-star Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn (2011).

12. Answer: The Godfather
In the Godfather's study, Italian funeral parlor director Bonasera (Salvatore Corsitto) spoke to Don Corleone about his demands for justice after his daughter was brutally raped.

13. Answer: Both of the Above
James Coco was nominated for two opposing awards for the same film, an Oscar and Razzie, for his supporting role in Only When I Laugh (1981). Amy Irving was nominated for both a Best Supporting Actress Oscar and Razzie for Yentl (1983).

14. Answer: Five
Only five females have been nominated (with one win, so far): Lina Wertmuller for Seven Beauties (1976, It.), New Zealander Jane Campion for The Piano (1993), Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation (2003), Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker (2009) (win), and Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird (2017).

15. Answer: Best Costume Design
Ruth Carter, a costume designer for many of Spike Lee's films, received her first Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design, but she lost to Eiko Ishioka for Dracula (1992). However, she became the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Costume Design (it was her third nomination in the category) for Black Panther (2018).

16. Answer: Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise starred in Best Picture-winning Rain Man (1988) and also was a nominee (as Worst Actor) in Razzie's Worst Picture of the same year, Cocktail (1988).

17. Answer: Precious (2009)
Precious (2009) was the first-ever Best Picture nominee to be directed by an African-American filmmaker, Lee Daniels, who received his first Best Director nomination for the film. Spike Lee received only a Best Original Screenplay nomination for Do the Right Thing (1989), and Best Director-nominated John Singleton's Boyz N the Hood (1991) was not nominated for Best Picture.

18. Answer: Up (2009)
Disney's/Pixar's Up (2009) received both a Best Picture nomination and a Best Animated Feature Film nomination.

19. Answer: a convenience store
Slacker Dante worked at a Quick Stop convenience store in New Jersey, while his friend Randal (Jeff Anderson) worked at the neighboring video store.

20. Answer: Psycho
Hitchcock's horror thriller Psycho (1960) was his last black and white feature film, deliberately made to be low-budget and possibly less bloody without color.