Super Movie Quiz
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Super Movie Trivia Quizzes

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Quiz # 3

1. What movie won the first Oscar for the new category of Best Animated Feature Film?

  • The Incredibles (2004)
  • Shrek (2001)
  • Toy Story (1995)
  • WALL-E (2008)

2. In which movie did a dying gangster say: "Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Rico?"

  • Public Enemy (1931)
  • Scarface: The Shame of a Nation (1932)
  • G-Men (1935)
  • Little Caesar (1930)

3. What was the first movie in Academy history to win three acting Oscars?

  • Mrs. Miniver (1942)
  • From Here to Eternity (1953)
  • Network (1976)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

4. Holly Hunter won her sole Best Actress Oscar for which movie?

  • Broadcast News (1987)
  • The Firm (1993)
  • The Piano (1993)
  • Thirteen (2003)

5. What was Alfred Hitchcock's last movie?

  • Family Plot
  • Frenzy
  • Topaz
  • Torn Curtain

6. Who was the only other actress other than Grace Kelly to star in three Hitchcock-directed movies?

  • Ingrid Bergman
  • Joan Fontaine
  • Madeleine Carroll
  • Tippi Hedren

7. Who was the first African-American actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor?

  • Denzel Washington
  • Morgan Freeman
  • James Earl Jones
  • Sidney Poitier

8. Which Best Picture-winning movie was the only one to receive five Oscar nominations for its acting performances AND lost in every single instance?

  • All About Eve (1950)
  • Peyton Place (1957)
  • Tom Jones (1963)
  • The Godfather, Part II (1974)

9. Which movie can be identified with the following tagline: "This is Benjamin. He's a little worried about his future?"

  • Ben (1972)
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
  • The Graduate (1967)
  • My Life as a Dog (1987)

10. Who was the only actor to be nominated four consecutive times for Best Actor?

  • Al Pacino
  • Gregory Peck
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Marlon Brando

11. What was the first foreign-made film to be presented with the Oscar for Best Picture?

  • Children of Paradise aka Les Enfants du Paradis (1945)
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
  • Hamlet (1948)
  • La Dolce Vita (1960)

12. What was the longest movie (in its original running time) to win Best Picture?

  • Ben-Hur (1959)
  • The Godfather Part II (1974)
  • Gone with the Wind (1939)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

13. Which movie was the first feature-length three-strip Technicolor film?

  • Becky Sharp
  • Gone with the Wind
  • The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
  • The Wizard of Oz

14. In what famous British Ealing Studios black comedy did Alec Guinness play eight roles?

  • The Man in the White Suit (1951)
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  • The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
  • The Ladykillers (1955)

15. Who was the youngest-ever Best Actress nominee?

  • Ellen Page
  • Quvenzhané Wallis
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes
  • Marlee Matlin

16. Which male performer holds the record for the longest interval between Oscar nominations for acting?

  • Mickey Rooney
  • Henry Fonda
  • Jack Palance
  • Alan Arkin

17. What was the title of director William Wyler's 1961 remake of his earlier movie These Three (1936)?

  • The Children's Hour
  • Dead End
  • The Desperate Hours
  • Friendly Persuasion

18. Who was the first American Bond girl in the famous series of 007 movies?

  • Denise Richards
  • Halle Berry
  • Jill St. John
  • Teri Hatcher

19. Who was the first female actress to win an Academy Award for playing a character of the opposite sex?

  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Hilary Swank
  • Julie Andrews
  • Linda Hunt

20. Who was the only actor to win three Oscars in the Best Supporting Actor category?

  • Henry Fonda
  • James Mason
  • James Stewart
  • Walter Brennan

21. Who was the first actor to receive a Best Actor Oscar for a musical performance?

  • Barry Fitzgerald
  • James Cagney
  • Bing Crosby
  • Rex Harrison

22. Which future superstar made his feature debut in Wes Craven's horror film Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)?

  • Adam Sandler
  • Johnny Depp
  • Matt Dillon
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman

23. What was the only silent movie to win Best Picture?

  • The Gold Rush (1925)
  • Metropolis (1927)
  • Nosferatu (1922)
  • Wings (1927/28)

Quiz # 3: Answers

1. Answer: Shrek (2001)
Shrek (2001) was the first animated feature movie to win the Oscar in this category, established in 2001. It defeated Monsters, Inc. and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. The next three winners were: Spirited Away (2002), Finding Nemo (2003), and The Incredibles (2004).

2. Answer: Little Caesar (1930)
As defiant gangster Enrico "Rico" Bandello, Edward G. Robinson moaned his final words in a memorable death scene after a shootout with police, in Little Caesar (1930).

3. Answer: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden, and Kim Hunter all won Oscars for their performances in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) -- though Marlon Brando, who played the lead, lost Best Actor to Humphrey Bogart in The African Queen (1951). The only other movie to win three acting Oscars was Network (1976).

4. Answer: The Piano (1993)
Holly Hunter has had four Oscar nominations. Two—The Firm (1993) and Thirteen (2003) -- were for Best Supporting Actress. The other two—Broadcast News (1987) and The Piano (1993) -- were for Best Actress. The Piano was her sole win. In 1993 she was simultaneously nominated in the lead and supporting acting categories.

5. Answer: Family Plot
The last movie Hitchcock directed was Family Plot (1976). Hitchcock's three previous films were Frenzy (1972), Topaz (1969), and Torn Curtain (1966).

6. Answer: Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman starred in three Hitchcock films: Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946), and Under Capricorn (1949). Grace Kelly starred in Dial M for Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), and To Catch a Thief (1955). Tippi Hedren starred in two films, The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964). So did Joan Fontaine—Rebecca (1940) and Suspicion (1941). And Madeleine Carroll starred in two as well: The 39 Steps (1935) and Secret Agent (1936). Many actresses only appeared in one movie, including Janet Leigh, Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich, Suzanne Pleshette, Laraine Day, Eva Marie Saint, Julie Andrews and Kim Novak.

7. Answer: Sidney Poitier
Poitier won for Lilies of the Field (1963), his second nomination and only Oscar win during his career. In 2002, the same year Poitier won an Honorary Oscar award, Denzel Washington was named Best Actor for his role in Training Day (2001) -- making him the first African-American male winner in the category since Poitier.

8. Answer: Tom Jones (1963)
Best Picture-winning Tom Jones (1963) lost all five of its Oscar nominations for acting performances. Peyton Place (1957) also had five acting-related Oscar nominations and lost all of them, but it also lost Best Picture. Other Best Pictures with five acting nominations and one acting-related Oscar include All About Eve (1950) and The Godfather, Part II (1974). Those with five acting nominations and two acting-related Oscars include Mrs. Miniver (1942), From Here to Eternity (1953), and On the Waterfront (1954).

9. Answer: The Graduate (1967)
The tagline from the The Graduate (1967) referred to Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a recent and aimless college grad who experienced a difficult coming-of-age in the movie.

10. Answer: Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando was nominated for Best Actor four consecutive times, for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Viva Zapata! (1952), Julius Caesar (1953) and On the Waterfront (1954). Those with three consecutive nominations for Best Actor include Spencer Tracy (1936-1938), Gary Cooper (1941-1943), Gregory Peck (1945-1947), Richard Burton (1964-1966), Jack Nicholson (1973-1975), Al Pacino (1973-1975), William Hurt (1985-1987), and Russell Crowe (1999-2001).

11. Answer: Hamlet (1948)
Hamlet (1948) was both the first British production and the first foreign-made movie to be presented with the industry's top honor—Best Picture. It was the only movie adapted from one of William Shakespeare's plays to win Best Picture.

12. Answer: Gone with the Wind (1939)
Gone with the Wind (1939) has been acclaimed as the longest Best Picture winner at almost 226 minutes (3 hours, 46 minutes). The second longest is Lawrence of Arabia (1962) at approximately 216 minutes, followed by Ben-Hur (1959) at 212 minutes and The Godfather Part II (1974) at 200 minutes. The longest movie to win an Oscar was Russia's War and Peace (1968) at 414 minutes; it won Best Foreign Language Film.

13. Answer: Becky Sharp
Becky Sharp (1935), a dramatization of William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair, was the first feature-length 3-strip Technicolor film. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) and Dancing Pirate (1936) were the next ones to come along.

14. Answer: Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
All eight characters (including one female) were members of the aristocratic D'Ascoyne family: The Duke, The Banker, The Parson, The General, The Admiral, Young Ascoyne, Young Henry and Lady Agatha. All eight characters in the line of succession to dukedom were, directly or indirectly, murdered by a ninth character, Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price).

15. Answer: Quvenzhané Wallis
13 year-old Keisha Castle-Hughes was the youngest Best Actress nominee for Whale Rider (2003, NZ) until she was surpassed by 9 year old Quvenzhané Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012). Marlee Matlin was the youngest person to actually win Best Actress (when she was 21 years old), for Children of a Lesser God (1986); it was the film's sole win. The next four youngest nominees were all 20 years old, in order from youngest to oldest: Jennifer Lawrence for Winter's Bone (2010), Isabelle Adjani for The Story of Adele H. (1975), Keira Knightley for Pride & Prejudice (2005), and Ellen Page for Juno (2007).

16. Answer: Henry Fonda
First nominated in 1940 as Best Actor for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Henry Fonda wasn't nominated again for 41 years—and then won his only Oscar (Best Actor) for On Golden Pond (1981).

17. Answer: The Children's Hour
Wyler remade his earlier film as The Children's Hour (1961), starring Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine. Wyler's earlier 1936 film, an adaptation of Lillian Hellman's smash Broadway play The Children's Hour, was severely rewritten and changed from the original play to satisfy the Hays Code censors due to its controversial subject matter.

18. Answer: Jill St. John
The first American Bond girl, Jill St. John played the role of diamond smuggler Tiffany Case in Diamonds Are Forever (1971); she explained to Bond that she was born on the first floor of Tiffany & Co. in New York—hence her name and interest in diamonds.

19. Answer: Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt was the first to win, for The Year of Living Dangerously (1983). Hilary Swank's award-winning performance in Boys Don't Cry (1999) was for a character who was a pre-operative transsexual, biologically female. Julie Andrews in Victor Victoria (1982) played a woman dressed as a man impersonating a woman. And Gwyneth Paltrow's Oscar-winning character in Shakespeare in Love (1998) was a woman dressed as a man.

20. Answer: Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan was the first—and only—actor to win three Best Supporting Actor Oscars, for his roles in Come and Get It (1936), Kentucky (1938), and The Westerner (1940). He was also the first to win three acting Oscars and the first Best Supporting Actor Oscar recipient.

21. Answer: James Cagney
James Cagney won a Best Actor Oscar for his musical performance in the role of George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). It marked his second of three Best Actor career nominations, and was his only Oscar win.

22. Answer: Johnny Depp
Playing the role of Glen Lantz, Nancy's boyfriend, Johnny Depp starred in the infamous scene of a bloody geyser erupting from the middle of his bed after he was sucked into it by the evil Fred Krueger.

23. Answer: Wings (1927/28)
Wings (1927/28), an action/war epic starring Clara Bow and a young Gary Cooper, was the only silent movie to win Best Picture (officially called Best Production). It was also the only movie to win an Academy Award for Engineering Effects—a short-lived awards category.