The only actor to star in all four Airport movies is:
Kennedy played Joe Patroni in Airport (1970), Airport 1975 (1974), Airport ’77 (1977), and The Concorde…Airport ’79 (1979). His character had a rather indirect career path, from a chief mechanic in the first movie, to an experienced pilot in the last.
Hitchcock was known for making cameo appearances in his movies, something that proved challenging in the extremely isolated set for Lifeboat (1944). How did Hitch manage to show up in the film?
He was pictured in a newspaper "fat reduction" advertisement
He was piloting a passing helicopter
His corpse floated by the boat
His photo was in a pendant around Tallulah Bankhead’s neck
Which of the following movies did not win Nicholson an Oscar?
As Good as It Gets (1997)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Prizzi’s Honor (1985)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
The correct answer is Prizzi’s Honor (1985)
The nine movies for which Nicholson was nominated but didn’t win are: Easy Rider (1969), Five Easy Pieces (1970), The Last Detail (1973), Chinatown (1974), Reds (1981), Prizzi’s Honor (1985), Ironweed (1987), A Few Good Men (1992), and About Schmidt (2002).
On a film set, who has the overall responsibility for managing the lighting in a film production?
The correct answer is Gaffer
The gaffer, also known as Chief Lighting Technician, manages the electrical lighting in a film production, and a gaffer’s assistant is known as a ‘best boy.’
Which film had the tagline: "Heaven and Earth are About to Collide"?
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Deep Impact (1998)
When Worlds Collide (1951)
Director Mimi Leder’s science-fiction disaster film Deep Impact (1998) told about a comet on a collision course with Earth, about a year away from impact. A team of astronauts were sent into space to destroy the comet, but things went horribly wrong.
How many Oscar nominations did actor Cary Grant receive during his entire career?
Cary Grant received only two Best Actor nominations during his career, for Penny Serenade (1941) and None But the Lonely Heart (1944) – and lost both. They were dramatic roles when he was mostly noted for lighter fare.
Who was the only six-time Best Actress Oscar nominee who never won?
Your answer is Deborah Kerr
In Oscar history, there were five six-time Best Actress nominees (Bergman, Jane Fonda, Shearer, Spacek, and Kerr), and Deborah Kerr was the only one to never win.
Which of Marilyn’s great loves had red roses delivered to her grave three times a week for twenty years?
Al Pacino won an oscar for one of the following films? Was it….
The music for the film Jaws is one of the memorable scores in the movies but who composed it. Was it
a) John Barry
b) Jerry Goldsmith
c) John Williams
d) Henry Mancini
Congratulations for the correct answer that John Williams composed the music to the film Jaws.
John Towner Williams is one of the all time great American composers and also a conductor, and pianist. In a career that spans six decades, Williams has composed many of the most famous film scores in Hollywood history, including Star Wars, Superman, Home Alone, the first three Harry Potter movies and all but two of Steven Spielberg’s feature films including the Indiana Jones series, Schindler’s List, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and Jaws. He also composed the soundtrack for the hit 1960s television series Lost in Space. He has been nominated for an incredible 45 Academy Awards and won 5.
Not necessary to bring God into it. Her name was often pronounced as "Bett" rather than Betty including by the director in Return from Witch Mountain in the commentary and many others referred to her as "Bett".
From her bio, there is a reference to those who pronounce her name either way. She was watching a TV adaptation of Balzac’s Cousin Bette (pronounced Bett). "You know, I’m really Bet" she exclaimed saying that her stage name came from Balzac’s character.
I think the pronunciation "Betty" evolved as an affectionate use of her name over the years but I prefer Bett.
What was the last film made by elusive star Greta Garbo?
The correct answer is Two-Faced Woman
Although only 36 years old, Swedish-born star Greta Garbo’s last film was the comedy Two-Faced Woman (1941), a box-office flop. She quit the film business, left Hollywood, and was mostly a recluse until her death of natural causes in 1990.
Which 1928 George Gershwin symphonic composition became an Academy Award-winning Best Picture in the 1950s?
An American in Paris
American composer George Gershwin’s orchestral composition An American in Paris, written in 1928 after Gershwin spent time in Paris, inspired the 1951 film of the same name.
Who was Fred Astaire’s main dancing and singing partner in Easter Parade (1948)?
Although Astaire danced with Ann Miller in Easter Parade (1948), his main song and dance partner was Judy Garland.
In the screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby (1938), what song did Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant sing to serenade pet leopard ‘Baby,’ to coax him down off a rooftop?
"Home on the Range"
"I Can’t Give You Anything But Love"
"I Love You Truly"
They serenaded Baby with his favorite and fondest song, "I Can’t Give You Anything But Love," and the song became their own anthem of love.
What was the first film that director Alfred Hitchcock made with Ingrid Bergman?
The first of three films Hitchcock made with star Ingrid Bergman was Spellbound (1945), followed by Notorious (1946) and Under Capricorn (1949).
Who was filmdom’s first Tarzan?
John Phillip Law
Elmo Lincoln starred in the title role of Tarzan of the Apes (1918), the first Tarzan film, and one of the first movies to earn more than $1 million at the box office. Technically, Gordon Griffith was the first Tarzan, as he starred in the film as a 10-year old Tarzan.
Who was the oldest Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner of all-time?
Although there were 8 Best Supporting Actor Oscar winners in Academy Awards history in their 70s, the oldest winner was George Burns for The Sunshine Boys (1975) at age 80.
What was Alfred Hitchcock’s last black and white feature film?
The Wrong Man
The Paradine Case
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
What was the first James Bond movie to receive an Oscar?
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
From Russia with Love (1963)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Goldfinger (1964), the third James Bond movie in the long-running series, won an Oscar for Best Sound Effects Editing. It was also the first Bond movie to receive an Academy Awards nomination.
Who has won the most Oscars for Best Director?
John Ford is the only director to win four Oscars for Best Director, followed by Frank Capra and William Wyler with three. Ford won his Oscars for his movies of social comment, rather than for his classic westerns. His winning movies were: The Informer (1935), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), and The Quiet Man (1952).
Which movie won Best Picture even though it had no female speaking roles?
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Dead Man (1995)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The correct answer is Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
David Lean directed the four-hour-long movie, which featured a star-studded cast, but no female speaking roles.
Who are the only brother/sister pair to win Academy Awards for acting?
Eric and Julia Roberts
Jane and Peter Fonda
Lionel and Ethel Barrymore
Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine
The correct answer is Lionel and Ethel Barrymore
The first and only brother and sister to win Oscars are Lionel Barrymore, who won the Best Actor for A Free Soul (1931) and Ethel Barrymore, who won Best Supporting Actress for None But the Lonely Heart (1944).
What type of automobile was converted into a time-travel vehicle in the Back to the Future films?
Crackpot scientist Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown (Christopher Lloyd) converted a DeLorean sports car into a time-traveling machine powered by plutonium.
What was the first James Bond film starring Roger Moore?
Diamonds Are Forever
Live and Let Die
The Man With the Golden Gun
The Spy Who Loved Me
Sean Connery’s last official Bond film was Diamonds Are Forever (1971), followed thereafter by Roger Moore as the new Bond in Live and Let Die (1973).
In which Bond film did agent 007 engage in a game of high-stakes golf with the villain?
From Russie With Love
You Only Live Twice
In Goldfinger (1964), James Bond (Sean Connery) played golf with gold smuggler Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe), with the prize being a bar of Nazi gold – Bond won although Goldfinger cheated.
Who is the only person to win an Oscar for Best Director for the only movie he ever directed?
The correct answer is Jerome Robbins, co-credited director (and choreographer) of West Side Story (1961) with Robert Wise. That same year the Academy honored him with a special award for his choreography in film.
In what classic horror film series was the killer’s name Michael Myers?
Child’s Play (or "Chucky" films)
Friday the 13th
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Michael Myers was the mute, mask-wearing killer in the slasher Halloween horror films, beginning in 1978 (where he was first known as The Shape) and continuing to the present day. He brought terror to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, usually on Halloween night.
What was pelvic-thrusting, rock ‘n’ roller Elvis "the King" Presley’s debut film?
Love Me Tender
Elvis Presley’s debut film was MGM’s Love Me Tender (1956), although he was soon inducted into the Army in 1958. There were over a dozen Elvis Presley films released for youth audiences by 1964. His next three films were: Loving You (1957), Jailhouse Rock (1957), and King Creole (1958).
Which film has this phrase as its tagline: "In space, no one can hear you scream"?
Ridley Scott’s science-fiction horror/thriller Alien (1979) featured the memorable catchphrase in its advertising: "In space, no one can hear you scream."
Which British director has acquired the most Best Director Oscar nominations?
Two-time Oscar winner David Lean has seven Best Director Oscar nominations, reaching from Brief Encounter (1946) to A Passage to India (1984), with wins for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Alfred Hitchcock had five Best Director Oscar nominations, while Stanley Kubrick had four Best Director Oscar nominations – both never won. Carol Reed, Ridley Scott, and Stephen Daldry all have three Best Director nominations (Reed won Best Director for Oliver! (1968)).
What was Charlie Chaplin’s last directed film, a box-office flop – it was also his first color and widescreen film?
A Countess From Hong Kong
A King in New York
Charlie Chaplin’s last directed film was Universal Studio’s romantic comedy A Countess From Hong Kong (1967), starring Marlon Brando and Sophia Loren. In addition to being the film’s director and writer, he also appeared in a small cameo role.
In which Quentin Tarantino film were most of the major characters named after colors?
Death Proof (2007)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
In Tarantino’s independent crime film Reservoir Dogs (1992), the characters included Mr. White, Mr. Orange, Mr. Brown, Mr. Pink, Mr. Blonde, and Mr. Blue.
Which Hitchcock film was given a limited 3-D release upon its opening?
The Birds (1963)
Dial M For Murder (1954)
Rear Window (1954)
Dial M For Murder (1954) came at the tail-end of the trendy 3-D film craze, and was only briefly screened in 3-D. The most effective 3-D shot was the scissors murder sequence.
What was the first film in cinematic history to be entirely financed by advertisement endorsements from its sponsors?
Back to the Future (1985)
Cast Away (2000)
Minority Report (2002)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) In the largest product-placement deal of its time, sponsoring companies covered the $110 million in production costs. They included BMW, Ericsson cell phones, Bollinger champagne, Omega watches, and much more. Some joked that the Bond films had now become the "Licence to Sell."
In director John Huston’s classic film noir The Maltese Falcon (1941), who eventually confessed to killing detective Sam Spade’s (Humphrey Bogart) partner Miles Archer?
Brigid O’Shaughnessy (Mary Astor)
Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre)
Kasper "The Fat Man" Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet)
Wilmer Cook (Elisha Cook, Jr.)
By film’s end, femme fatale Brigid O’Shaughnessy (Mary Astor) breathlessly confessed to Spade that she had killed Miles Archer at point-blank range.
In the disaster film The Towering Inferno (1974), in what city was the doomed, burning skyscraper located?
The correct answer is San Francisco
The 138-story Glass Tower, the world’s tallest skyscraper in The Towering Inferno (1974), was located in the city of San Francisco.
Who was the first actress to win the Best Actress Oscar in a film directed by her nominated husband?
With her Best Actress Oscar win in Fargo (1996), Frances McDormand became the first actress to win for a film directed by her nominated husband – director Joel Coen. John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands were nominated together (but neither won) for A Woman Under the Influence (1974), and both Jules Dassin and Melina Mercouri were nominated together (but neither won) for Never on Sunday (1960).
In how many films did Katharine Hepburn co-star with Spencer Tracy?
The correct answer is Nine
Beginning with Woman of the Year (1942), Hepburn made nine films with Tracy, ending with Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967).
Who was the last actor to star in silent films and was still alive and performing in the 21st century?
Until his death in the year 2000, John Gielgud shared the honors with Mickey Rooney. With a 76 year career, Gielgud had debuted in Who Is the Man? (1924), and his last role was in Catastrophe (2000). Mickey Rooney now has the longest span – he first appeared at age 5 in Not To Be Trusted (1926), and was still making films as of 2009.
Who won the first Best Actor Academy Award?
The correct answer is Emil Jannings
Swiss-born actor Emil Jannings was honored in 1929 with the first Best Actor Academy Award for his performances in The Way of All Flesh (1927) and The Last Command (1928), the only year in the Academy’s history that actors were honored for multiple performances.
Both Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Fonda won their first Oscar Academy Awards for playing what occupation?
Oscar-winning Elizabeth Taylor starred as promiscuous fashion model Gloria Wandrous in Butterfield 8 (1960), and Oscar-winning Jane Fonda starred as NYC call girl Bree Daniels in Klute (1971).
Which of these four celebrities died at the youngest age — Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Carole Lombard, or Jean Harlow?
James Dean was only 24 when he died in a car accident in 1955 in central California. The next youngest was Jean Harlow who died tragically in 1937 at the age of 26 from uremic poisoning. The others were in their 30s: Carole Lombard (33) and Marilyn Monroe (36).
Director Alfred Hitchcock received his fifth and last Oscar nomination as Best Director for which film?
North by Northwest
The correct answer is Psycho
Hitchcock’s five Best Director Oscar nominations (all losses) were for, chronologically: Rebecca (1940), Lifeboat (1944), Spellbound (1945), Rear Window (1954), and Psycho (1960).
What was the last film that Marilyn Monroe completed before her death?
Let’s Make Love
The Prince and the Showgirl
Something’s Got To Give
Monroe appeared in her last completed film opposite Hollywood icon Clark Gable (his last film also) – John Huston’s anti-western The Misfits (1961). She was in the midst of filming Something’s Got To Give (1962) with director George Cukor when she died in the summer of 1962.