Monday, February 25, 2013

Answers to Friday Funday Trivia: Before They Were Oscar Winners II


Before getting to the answers, here are the names of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers this week: 

1st place-  Michelle: 45 pts 
2nd place- Pjazzy: 41 pts 
3rd place- Celina: 38 pts

Congratulations to those who made it to the podium, thanks to everyone who played.


1. 2 pts- Tom Hanks
2. 2 pts- Natalie Portman In the movie which earned this actress an Oscar, what was her character's profession? 2 bonus pts- In Black Swan, she played a ballet dancer (ballet, dancer, or ballerina were also acceptable)
3. 2 pts- Clint Eastwood This icon won the Best Director Oscar for what 2 films? 1 bonus pt each- Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby
4. 2 pts- Al Pacino
5. 2 pts- Jennifer Hudson


6. 3 pts- Prince (who won Best Original Score for Purple Rain)
7. 2 pts- Charlize Theron
8. 2 pts- Sally Field This performers's famous "You like me" acceptance speech was given when she won the Oscar for what 1984 film? 2 bonus pts- Places in the Heart
9. 2 pts- Forest Whitaker This actor won an Oscar for playing what real-life person? 2 bonus pts- He played Idi Amin in the movie The Last King of Scotland
10. 4 pts- Lionel Richie- He won Best Original Song for "Say You, Say Me" (which was in the 1985 film White Nights)

11. 3 pts- Rita Moreno In the film which won this actress an Oscar, she plays the girlfriend of the leader of what gang? 3 bonus pts- The Sharks (who were the rival gang of The Jets in the 1961 film West Side Story)
12. 4 pts- Meryl Streep
13.  2 pts- Morgan Freeman
14.  2 pts- Matt Damon This actor/screenwriter originally intended to make the title character he portrayed in a 1997 film be a prodigy in what field (be specific)? 4 bonus pts- physics/quantum physics
15. 6 pts- Sean Connery- The only player to get this correct was Vanessa, great job!!


pjazzypar said...

Rats I misread. The Forest Whitaker question!

Malcolm Bondon said...

I thought that's what happened.

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