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The Basement Cinema Quiz 1

Quiz by Bree Diaz

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  • Q1
    Which two actors directed themselves in movies and won Oscars for Best Actor?
    Al Pacino and Timothy Hutton
    Tom Hanks and Paul Newman
    Laurence Olivier and Roberto Benigni
    Jack Nicholson and Kevin Spacey
  • Q2
    "After all, tomorrow is another day!" was the last line in which Oscar-winning Best Picture?
    Gone With the Wind (1939)
    Great Expectations
    The Matrix
    Harold and Maude
  • Q3
    Who is the only person to win an Oscar for Best Director for the only movie he ever directed?
    Leo McCarey
    Frank Borzage
    Bob Fosse
    Jerome Robbins
  • Q4
    Who is the most nominated actor in Academy history?
    Spencer Tracy
    Jack Nicholson
    Laurence Olivier
    Paul Newman
  • Q5
    In which movie was the Oscar-winning song "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'" prominently featured?
    Calamity Jane (1953)
    High Noon (1952)
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
    Song of the South (1946)
  • Q6
    Which classic Billy Wilder film noir was the basis for the plot in director Lawrence Kasdan's neo-noir Body Heat (1981), starring Kathleen Turner and William Hurt?
    Sunset Boulevard (1950)
    Ace in the Hole (1951)
    The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    Double Indemnity (1944)
  • Q7
    What Cameron Crowe-directed Hollywood remake was the setting for the on-screen and real-life romance of married actor Tom Cruise and Spanish star Penelope Cruz?
    Magnolia (1999)
    Jerry Maguire (1996)
    Almost Famous (2000)
    Vanilla Sky (2001)
  • Q8
    Which movie ended with this final line of dialogue: "Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly"?
    Psycho (1960)
    To Die For (1995)
    Diabolique (1996)
    Monster (2004)
  • Q9
    "The Loverliest Motion Picture of Them All" was the tagline to which popular movie?
    Les Girls (1957)
    Let's Make Love (1960)
    A Star Is Born (1954)
    My Fair Lady (1964)
  • Q10
    Who said: "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good," and in which movie?
    Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
    Leonardo DiCaprio as Danny Archer in Blood Diamond (2006)
    Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street (1987)
    Ben Affleck as Jim Young in The Boiler Room (2000)
  • Q11
    Which was the shortest movie to win Best Picture?
    Midnight Cowboy (1969)
    Annie Hall (1977)
    Marty (1955)
    Sunrise (1927)
  • Q12
    What was most notable about the 96-minute long movie Russian Ark (2002) from director Aleksandr Sokurov?
    It was shot in 3D
    The opening scene had an 20-minute tracking shot
    There was no talking for the first 35 minutes
    It had no cuts
  • Q13
    Who were the only two actresses to win the Best Actress Oscar (Academy Award) two years consecutively?
    Katharine Hepburn and Luise Rainer
    Jessica Tandy and Elizabeth Taylor
    Bette Davis and Kate Winslet
    Meryl Streep and Judi Dench
  • Q14
    Which two movies have received the most Oscar nominations ever?
    From Here to Eternity (1953) and Mary Poppins (1964)
    All About Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997)
    Ben-Hur (1959) and Gone with the Wind (1939)
    Schindler's List (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Q15
    Who was the oldest performer to win Best Actress?
    May Robson
    Marie Dressler
    Katharine Hepburn
    Jessica Tandy

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