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Quiz # 27

1. Which of the following was the highest-grossing film (worldwide) of 1934?

  • The Barretts of Wimpole Street
  • Cleopatra
  • Imitation of Life
  • Viva Villa!

2. Which of the following nominated films won the Best Visual Effects Oscar in the year 1979?

  • Alien
  • The Black Hole
  • Moonraker
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

3. Humphrey Bogart won a Best Actor Oscar for which of the following films?

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

4. For which film did Elizabeth Taylor win the first of her two Best Actress Academy Awards?

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
  • Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
  • Butterfield 8 (1960)
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

5. What was the role of the character named Dallas in John Ford's classic western Stagecoach (1939)?

  • Nurse
  • Cowgirl
  • Prostitute
  • Schoolmarm

6. Which Best Actor nominee played the part of a severely-deformed man in 19th century London, suffering from Proteus Syndrome?

  • John Gielgud
  • Daniel Day-Lewis
  • John Hurt
  • Geoffrey Rush

7. In the film Stigmata (1999), what was the name of the ordained Jesuit priest played by Gabriel Byrne?

  • Father Gabriel
  • Father Delaney
  • Father Kiernan
  • Father Damien

8. What name did the devil character assume in the film Devil's Advocate (1997)?

  • Mr. Applegate
  • Eddie Barzoon
  • John Milton
  • Mr. Scratch

9. Which of the following witch characters was NOT romanced by Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson) in The Witches of Eastwick (1987)?

  • Veronica Cartwright
  • Cher
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Susan Sarandon

10. In which of the following epic westerns were the main characters named Frank, Harmonica, and Cheyenne?

  • For a Few Dollars More (1965)
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  • How the West Was Won (1962)

11. Which actor made one of his earliest appearances and received his first supporting actor Oscar nomination as a drunken lawyer in the countercultural film Easy Rider (1969)?

  • James Caan
  • Robert Duvall
  • Gene Hackman
  • Jack Nicholson

12. Actor Cliff Robertson starred in which Oscar-winning feature film, based on his earlier appearance in the TV adaptation of the Daniel Keyes' novel Flowers For Algernon?

  • Marty (1955)
  • The Hustler (1961)
  • A Thousand Clowns (1965)
  • Charly (1968)

13. Which of the following past Oscar nominees does NOT have either an Oscar-nominated or Oscar-winning blood relative?

  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • Kate Hudson
  • Anjelica Huston
  • Arthur Miller

14. Which of the following performers won an Oscar in a Best Director-nominated Ron Howard film?

  • Jennifer Connelly
  • Russell Crowe
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Frank Langella

15. In 1968, Barbra Streisand tied as winner for the Best Actress Oscar with which other nominee?

  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Vanessa Redgrave
  • Joanne Woodward
  • Patricia Neal

16. For which of the following films was Meryl Streep not nominated as Best Actress?

  • The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
  • Ironweed (1987)
  • Music of the Heart (1999)
  • Adaptation (2002)

17. Which of the following straight actors did not win an Oscar for a nominated role as a homosexual?

  • Peter Finch
  • Tom Hanks
  • William Hurt
  • Sean Penn

18. For which of the following films did Woody Allen win the Best Original Screenplay Oscar?

  • Manhattan (1979)
  • Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
  • Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

19. Which of the following posthumous Oscar nominees won an Academy Award?

  • James Dean
  • Jeanne Eagels
  • Peter Finch
  • Spencer Tracy

20. Which of the following didn't win an Oscar for playing an alcoholic?

  • Lionel Barrymore
  • Robert Duvall
  • Paul Newman
  • Claire Trevor

21. Which of the following actresses did not win an Oscar for an opposite gender role?

  • Linda Hunt
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Hilary Swank

22. Which of these popular songs did not receive a Best Original Song Oscar nomination in a 1984 film?

  • "Footloose"
  • "Ghostbusters"
  • "Take a Look at Me Now"
  • "Purple Rain"

23. Which of the following films defeated Citizen Kane (1941) for the Best Picture Oscar?

  • Here Comes Mr. Jordan
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Sergeant York

Quiz # 27: Answers

1. Answer: Viva Villa!
Surprisingly, director Jack Conway's Viva Villa! (1934) was the top-grossing film of its year, taking in $1.1 million. Another high-grossing film was the Best Picture-winning It Happened One Night.

2. Answer: Alien
There were five nominees for Best Visual Effects, with Alien taking the top honors among those listed. The fifth nominated film was Spielberg's 1941.

3. Answer: The African Queen (1951)
Bogart was nominated three times for Best Actor (1942, 1951, and 1954), and only won once, for The African Queen.

4. Answer: Butterfield 8 (1960)
Taylor's first Best Actress Oscar was for her role as Manhattan call-girl Gloria Wandrous in Butterfield 8 (1960).

5. Answer: Prostitute
Claire Trevor played the role of Dallas, a prostitute and stagecoach passenger who was driven out of town by members of the Law and Order League.

6. Answer: John Hurt
John Hurt played the role of John Merrick, afflicted with a life-threatening deformity, who cried out "I am not an animal, I am a human being" in Elephant Man (1980).

7. Answer: Father Kiernan
Father Andrew Kiernan (Byrne) was a Vatican priest sent to investigate religious miracles, including the phenomenon of stigmata (a person suffering from the same wounds that Jesus received during his crucifixion).

8. Answer: John Milton
Al Pacino's Satanic character was John Milton, head of a prestigious NYC law firm who recruited young lawyer Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) to do his bidding.

9. Answer: Veronica Cartwright
Veronica Cartwright took the role of Christian townswoman Felicia Alden who suspected that Daryl Van Horne was the devil with a harem of three witches.

10. Answer: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Sergio Leone's epic spaghetti western, a revenge story, starred Henry Fonda in an against-type role as cold-blooded gunslinger Frank.

11. Answer: Jack Nicholson
Although Nicholson made his film debut in producer Roger Corman's The Cry Baby Killer (1958), his breakthrough role was as drunken ACLU lawyer George Hanson.

12. Answer: Charly (1968)
In a Best Actor-winning role, Robertson portrayed a mentally challenged bakery worker named Charly, a role which he had previously played in the 1961 TV adaptation titled The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon.

13. Answer: Arthur Miller
Playwright Arthur Miller was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Crucible (1996) - his daughter, Rebecca, a noted writer, actress and director, hasn't been nominated, although her husband actor Daniel Day-Lewis has been. One blood relative of Coppola (who won Oscars from 1970-1974) was sister Talia Shire who was nominated for The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Rocky (1976). Kate Hudson, nominated for Almost Famous (2000), is the daughter of Oscar-winning actress Goldie Hawn for Cactus Flower (1969). Anjelica Huston, who won Best Supporting Actress for Prizzi's Honor (1985), was a third-generation Oscar winner, after her father John and grandfather Walter.

14. Answer: Jennifer Connelly
Howard's A Beautiful Mind (2001) won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Connelly. Russell Crowe, nominated for Best Actor, didn't win, and Frank Langella, nominated as Best Actor for Howard's Frost/Nixon (2008) also didn't win. Hopkins starred in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995), not Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon (2008).

15. Answer: Katharine Hepburn
For her Best Actress role in The Lion in Winter (1968), Katharine Hepburn tied with Barbra Streisand (who won for Funny Girl (1968)), while all the other actresses listed in the question were other nominees in 1968.

16. Answer: Adaptation (2002)
As of 2020, Streep has been nominated a total of 21 times (17 were for Best Actress). Three of the nominations were for her supporting roles in The Deer Hunter (1978), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) (win), Adaptation (2002), and Into the Woods (2014).

17. Answer: Peter Finch
Finch received his first Best Actor nomination (without winning) for playing a homosexual Jewish doctor in Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971). William Hurt won Best Actor for Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Hanks won Best Actor for Philadelphia (1993), and Penn won Best Actor for Milk (2008).

18. Answer: Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Woody Allen has been nominated 16 times for Best Original Screenplay and has won three times, for Annie Hall (1977), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), and Midnight in Paris (2011).

19. Answer: Peter Finch
Posthumous nominee Finch won Best Actor for Network (1976). Eagels' Best Actress nomination for The Letter (1928/29) lost, as did Dean's two Best Actor nominations for East of Eden (1955) and Giant (1956), and Tracy's Best Actor nomination for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). Heath Ledger became the second posthumous winner for The Dark Knight (2008).

20. Answer: Paul Newman
Paul Newman won his sole Oscar, Best Actor as a pool shark in The Color of Money (1986). Barrymore won Best Actor as Norma Shearer's alcoholic lawyer-father in A Free Soul (1930/31), Duvall won Best Actor as an alcoholic country singer in Tender Mercies (1983), and Trevor won Best Supporting Actress as Edward G. Robinson's alcoholic mistress in Key Largo (1948).

21. Answer: Barbra Streisand
Hunt won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Billy Kwan in The Year of Living Dangerously (1983), Paltrow won Best Actress for playing Viola De Lesseps/Thomas Kent in Shakespeare in Love (1998), and Swank won Best Actress for her role as Teena Brandon/Brandon Teena (a pre-operative transsexual, biologically female) in Boys Don't Cry (1999). Streisand was not nominated for her role as Yentl/Anshel in Yentl (1983).

22. Answer: Purple Rain
Although Prince's Purple Rain (1984) won the Oscar for Best Original Song Score, its title song "Purple Rain" was not nominated for Best Original Song.

23. Answer: How Green Was My Valley
Director John Ford's How Green Was My Valley (1941) defeated nine other nominees, including Citizen Kane (1941).