The Bucks and Corn Quiz on Biopics

It’s been a while since we have thrown out a quiz to test your grey cells. As always, we plan to keep things difficult! This time we dwell into the world of biopics, stories based on real people and events. If you’re a true movie lover, then you will not squeeze out of a fair challenge. So buckle up, here we go!

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Q1. In the 1991 biopic The Doors, Val Kilmer played the role of the famous lead singer Jim Morrison. Who played his girlfriend Pamela Courson?

a) Angelina Jolie

b) Meg Ryan

c) Ashley Judd

d) Patricia Arquette

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A) Meg Ryan who beat about 60 other actresses that had auditioned for this role

Q2. The 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway is considered as one of the all-time classics. Who directed this movie?

a) Mike Nichols

b) Richard Brooks

c) Stanley Kramer

d) Arthur Penn

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A) Arthur Penn who was nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards for Bonnie and Clyde but lost to Mike Nichols (The Graduate); each of the above directors was a nominee that year

Q3. The biopic Capote is best remembered for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s amazing performance as Truman Capote. Which actress played the role of another famous author and Capote’s friend, Harper Lee, in the same movie?

a) Catherine Keener

b) Marisa Tomei

c) Mary-Louise Parker

d) Lynn Collins

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A) Catherine Keener who was nominated for an Oscar in Best Supporting Actress category for her performance

Q4. The 1990 gangster movie Goodfellas directed by Martin Scorsese has been praised far and wide by all. It was nominated for 6 Oscars. But how many did it win?

a) None

b) One

c) Two

d) Six

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A) One which was for Best Supporting Actor to Joe Pesci who accepted it with one of the shortest Oscar speeches in the history of the Academy Awards.

Q5. In 1994, Tim Burton directed a biopic on a Hollywood director which earned great critical acclaim but was a box-office flop. Who played the leading role in the movie?

a) Michael Keaton

b) Johnny Depp

c) Tom Hanks

d) Pierce Brosnan

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A) Johnny Depp played the titular role in the biopic Ed Wood.

Q6. Quite a few biopics have been made on the rock-n-roll star Elvis Presley. Which of these famous actors has also portrayed the ‘King’ in a movie?

a) Kevin Costner

b) Tom Cruise

c) Paul Newman

d) Kurt Russell

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A) Kurt Russell who played Elvis Presley twice – in the 1979 TV movie Elvis and in a cameo in the 1994 film Forrest Gump (though the latter is not a biopic).

Q7. Of the three Oscars won by Daniel Day-Lewis, two have been portrayals of real life characters. One is Abraham Lincoln, which is the other?

a) Gerry Conlon

b) Daniel Plainview

c) Christy Brown

d) Bill Cutting

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A) Christy Brown from the movie My Left Foot; the other three are also characters played by Daniel Day-Lewis, of which Gerry Conlon and Bill Cutting are based on real people, and their portrayal led to Oscar nominations but not wins for Day-Lewis.

Q8. The basketball movie Coach Carter marked the debut of one of the leading actors of today, though not as a central character. Who is this actor?

a) Chris Hemsworth

b) Joseph Gordon-Levitt

c) Anne Hathaway

d) Channing Tatum

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A) Channing Tatum made his movie debut in 2005 with Coach Carter.

Q9. The story of Bob Dylan was told in a very artistic form in the movie I’m Not There with six different actors playing the iconic musician. Which one of them won a Golden Globe for his/her performance?

a) Cate Blanchett

b) Ben Whishaw

c) Heath Ledger

d) Richard Gere

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A) Cate Blanchett won the Golden Globe and was also nominated for an Oscar.

Q10. In late 2012, the movie Hitchcock was released starring Anthony Hopkins in the role of the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. But just a few months prior to its theatrical release, a British TV movie called The Girl also released which covered the turbulent relationship between Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren. Who played Hitchock in The Girl?

a) Timothy Spall

b) Michael Caine

c) Toby Jones

d) Philip Seymour Hoffman

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A) Toby Jones played Hitchcock while Sienna Miller played the actress Tippi Hedren


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