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Super Movie Trivia Quizzes

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Quiz # 15

1. Which classic western film was famous for John Wayne's repeated quote: "That'll be the day"?

  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
  • The Searchers (1956)
  • Rio Bravo (1959)
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

2. In the film I Am Legend (2007), what was the name of the dog owned by virus-epidemic NYC survivor Robert Neville (Will Smith) in the year 2012?

  • Samantha
  • Oliver
  • Lucky
  • Thor

3. Who was the most recent actor to direct himself to a Best Actor Oscar nomination?

  • Clint Eastwood
  • Ben Affleck
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Bradley Cooper

4. What was the first foreign-language film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar?

  • The Battle of Algiers
  • The Bicycle Thief
  • Grand Illusion
  • Rashomon

5. What was the first non-American ("foreign") film to be nominated for Best Picture?

  • Hamlet
  • The Thirty-Nine Steps
  • The Private Life of Henry VIII
  • Grand Illusion

6. What was the first film directed by a female to be nominated for Best Picture?

  • Seven Beauties (1976, It.)
  • Children of a Lesser God (1986)
  • When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
  • The Piano (1990)

7. What was the most recent Best Picture-winning film to receive Oscar nominations in all four acting categories?

  • From Here to Eternity (1953)
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  • Network (1976)
  • Mrs. Miniver (1942)

8. What was the first "pure" horror film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar?

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931/32)
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
  • Rosemary's Baby (1968)
  • The Exorcist (1973)

9. What film has the all-time highest-grossing (domestic) opening weekend at the box-office during the summer?

  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Jurassic World (2015)

10. What is the highest-grossing film, at the domestic box-office, by a female director (or co-director)?

  • Jennifer Lee for Frozen II (2019)
  • Anna Boden for Captain Marvel (2019)
  • Patty Jenkins for Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Jennifer Lee for Frozen (2013)

11. For which film did actor Robert De Niro win his first Oscar?

  • Raging Bull
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Deer Hunter
  • The Godfather, Part II

12. In which film did actor Sean Connery make his last "official" screen appearance as James Bond?

  • You Only Live Twice
  • Never Say Never Again
  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • Live and Let Die

13. What was the earliest hit comedy feature film in which producer Judd Apatow served as both the director and screenwriter?

  • Superbad
  • Knocked Up
  • The 40 Year-Old Virgin
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

14. Who was the youngest 'James Bond' actor at the time of his first Bond film's release?

  • Sean Connery
  • Daniel Craig
  • Timothy Dalton
  • George Lazenby

15. In what year was the Academy Awards show first televised?

  • 1951
  • 1952
  • 1953
  • 1954

16. Which film won the first Best Animated Feature Film Oscar when the category was first created in 2001?

  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius
  • Shrek
  • Ice Age

17. Which American Idol participant was an Oscar winner?

  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Fantasia Barrino

18. Who was the first and only actress to win both the Razzie Award for Worst Actress and the Oscar for Best Actress, in the same year?

  • Faye Dunaway
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Halle Berry
  • Sandra Bullock

19. Who was the first actress to win the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award twice?

  • Helen Hayes
  • Maggie Smith
  • Dianne Wiest
  • Shelley Winters

20. What was the only film for which John Wayne won a Best Actor Oscar Academy Award?

  • The Alamo (1960)
  • True Grit (1969)
  • Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
  • Red River (1948)

21. What was the only film for which Humphrey Bogart won a Best Actor Oscar Academy Award?

  • Casablanca (1942)
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  • The African Queen (1951)
  • The Caine Mutiny (1954)

22. What is the only Bond film with a major sequence filmed in black and white?

  • Quantum of Solace (2008)
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Die Another Day (2002)
  • The World is Not Enough (1999)

23. Who was the first African-American 'Bond Girl' character (to become romantically involved with Bond), and in which film?

  • May Day in A View to a Kill
  • Trina Parks in Diamonds Are Forever
  • Jinx in Die Another Day
  • Rosie Carver in Live and Let Die

Quiz # 15: Answers

1. Answer: The Searchers (1956)
In director John Ford's classic western The Searchers (1956), John Wayne (as Ethan Edwards) repeatedly said: "That'll be the day."

2. Answer: Samantha
The pet German Shepherd of virologist Robert Neville (Will Smith) in I Am Legend (2007) was named Samantha (or Sam).

3. Answer: Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper directed himself for the role of Jack in A Star is Born (2018).

4. Answer: Grand Illusion
Jean Renoir's French film Grand Illusion (1938) was the first non-English "foreign language" film to receive a Best Picture Oscar nomination.

5. Answer: The Private Life of Henry VIII
The British production of The Private Life of Henry VIII (1932/33) was the first non-American or non-US ("foreign") film to be nominated for Best Picture. From its two nominations, it only won Best Actor (Charles Laughton) - marking the first foreign acting performance to be nominated and win. It was British cinema's first Academy Award.

6. Answer: Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Randa Raines directed Children of a Lesser God (1986), the first Best Picture nominee directed by a female director. However, Raines wasn't nominated in the Best Director category.

7. Answer: From Here to Eternity (1953)
The most recent Best Picture-winning film with nominations in all four acting categories was From Here to Eternity (1953). The only other Best-Picture-winning film that accomplished the same feat was Mrs Miniver (1942). There have been quite a few other Best Picture-nominated films with Oscar nominees in all four acting categories, most recently American Hustle (2013).

8. Answer: The Exorcist (1973)
The Exorcist (1973) was the first horror film to receive a Best Picture nomination. The first horror film to win Best Picture was The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

9. Answer: Jurassic World (2015)
Jurassic World (2015) had its opening weekend on June 12–15, 2015, and took in $208.8 million. The other three films took in more, but were not released in the summer.

10. Answer: Frozen II (2019)
Co-director Jennifer Lee's animated Frozen II (2019) took in $477.3 million (domestic), besting 2nd place Captain Marvel (2019) at $426.8 million.

11. Answer: The Godfather, Part II
Robert De Niro won his first Oscar - Best Supporting Actor (it was his sole win in the category) for his role in The Godfather, Part II (1974). He received a second Best Supporting Actor nomination for Silver Linings Playbook (2012). He was also nominated five other times for Best Actor from 1976 to 1991, and only won once more, for Raging Bull (1980).

12. Answer: Diamonds Are Forever
Connery's last "official" screen appearance as James Bond was in his sixth Bond film Diamonds Are Forever (1971) (it was the seventh in the series, on account of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)). Connery also appeared one more time in the "unofficial" Bond film Never Say Never Again (1983).

13. Answer: The 40 Year-Old Virgin
Judd Apatow was director and co-screenwriter (with actor Steve Carell) of The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005). He only produced Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and Superbad (2007). He was also the writer/director of Knocked Up (2007).

14. Answer: George Lazenby
Australian-born actor George Lazenby, 30 years old at the time of the release of his only Bond film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), was the youngest actor to portray Bond. The next three youngest Bonds were Sean Connery (at 32), Daniel Craig (at 38), and Timothy Dalton (at 41).

15. Answer: 1953
1953 (on March 19th) was the first year that the Academy Awards ceremony (honoring films from 1952) was televised - on black and white NBC-TV, with Bob Hope as host.

16. Answer: Shrek
DreamWorks' Shrek (2001) was the Oscar winner in the first year of the new category, Best Animated Feature Film.

17. Answer: Jennifer Hudson
2004 American Idol finalist Jennifer Hudson was nominated (and won) the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her debut screen performance in Dreamgirls (2006). Jennifer Hudson is the only alum to be nominated for and win an Oscar.

18. Answer: Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock won the Razzie awards for Worst Actress and Worst Screen Couple (shared with co-star Bradley Cooper) for her role in the Worst Picture-nominated flop All About Steve (2009). She also won the Best Actress Oscar (her first nomination and win) for her role in The Blind Side (2009), a sports-related drama.

19. Answer: Shelley Winters
These are only two actresses with two Best Supporting Actress Oscars, Shelley Winters and Dianne Wiest. Winters was the first, with two supporting actress wins for The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and A Patch of Blue (1965).

20. Answer: True Grit (1969)
John Wayne was nominated only two times for Best Actor, and won once, for True Grit (1969). He was also nominated for Sands of Iwo Jima (1949).

21. Answer: The African Queen (1951)
Humphrey Bogart was nominated three times for Best Actor, and only won once, for The African Queen (1951).

22. Answer: Casino Royale (2006)
Casino Royale (2006), the first film with Daniel Craig as agent 007 James Bond, began with a stylized black/white sequence to show how Bond earned his "00" license to kill.

23. Answer: Rosie Carver in Live and Let Die
The character Rosie Carver (Gloria Hendry) is most often considered the first black 'Bond Girl', in Live and Let Die (1973) - she was portrayed as an incompetent CIA double-agent, and was a sexual partner with Bond. Trina Parks as Thumper in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) was the first Black woman to star in a Bond film - however, she was a femme fatale or villainess, not a Bond Girl.