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Film Quiz I: test your film knowledge

  1. From 1934 to 1960, Juvenile Oscars were awarded by the Accademy Awards for performers under the age of eighteen. Which 6-year-old won the first, for her work in 1934 and who won the last just one day shy of her 15th birthday, for her performance in a 1960 film?
  2. Randle McMurphy is the central character in which 1975 film?
  3. For his deadpan expression, who earned the nickname "The Great Stone Face"?
  4. If Ronny Cox played Drew Ballinger, which actor played Bobby Trippe?

  5. The short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by American writer Philip K. Dick was adapted into which 1990 film?
  6. The 1988 movie Gorillas in the Mist tells the true story of Dian Fossey's work with mountain gorillas in which country?
  7. What was the best known signature tune of child actress Shirley Temple?
  8. Who played (past his prime) professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson?
  9. Which Austrian-born American film actress was also a successful inventor who developed a radio guidance system for torpedoes?
  10. What was the last name of Jack, who was given an Honorary Oscar in 2000 for being the "master of light and colour"?
  11. Barbara Bach played the Bond girl Anya Amasova in which 1977 James Bond film?
  12. What's the first name of the banker convicted of murdering his wife and her lover in the Shawshank Redemption?
  13. HandMade Films was formed by former Beatle George Harrison in 1978 to finance the making of which movie?
  14. What's the name of the ramshackle supply launch steamer owned by hard drinking Charlie Allnut?
  15. Which actress plays Carrie's assistant in the 2008 romantic comedy movie Sex and the City?
  16. Which director won two Academy Awards for his work on Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi?
  17. Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character in which series of films?
  18. Much of Brief Encounter was shot at Carnforth railway station in Lancashire, but which well known name makes the station announcements in the film?
  19. "New York, New York" is a song from the 1944 musical?
  20. Which actor cemented his status as the globe’s premier sex symbol with a naked centrefold in a 1972 edition of the magazine Cosmopolitan?
  21. Which film has the alternative title How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb?
  22. Can you name the two movies with the shortest titles to have won an Oscar for Best Picture? (Hint: both have 4 letters)
  23. Who played the ruthless Sir Guy of Gisbourne in the 1938 film The Adventures of Robin Hood?
  24. Which 2017 film was inspired by director Guillermo del Toro's childhood memories of seeing Creature from the Black Lagoon?
  25. Who played Sir Winston Churchill in the 2010 British historical drama The King's Speech?
  26. In the Henry Fonda quote, "Next to Clint Eastwood's father, he personally had done more for 'Clint Eastwood' than anyone else", who is Fonda talking about?


  1. Shirley Temple (1934) and Hayley Mills (1960, for Pollyanna)
  2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  3. Buster Keaton
  4. Ned Beatty ( the film was Deliverence)
  5. Total Recall
  6. Rwanda
  7. "On the Good Ship Lollipop" ("Animal Crackers In My Soup" was associated with here, but not considered to be her signature tune)
  8. Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler)
  9. Hedy Lamarr
  10. Jack Cardiff
  11. The Spy Who Loved Me
  12. Andy (Dufresne)
  13. The Life of Brian (or Monty Python's Life of Brian)
  14. The African Queen
  15. Jennifer Hudson
  16. Ang Lee
  17. The Hunger Games
  18. Noel Coward
  19. On the Town

  20. Burt Reynolds
  21. Dr. Strangelove
  22. Gigi (1959) and Argo (2012)
  23. Basil Rathbone
  24. The Shape of Water
  25. Timothy Spall
  26. Director Sergio Leone