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August 12, 2010

The Killer Shakes Up The Divine Miss M

The Killer Shakes Up The Divine Miss M.
Jerry Lee Lewis Bette Middler
'Whole lotta shakin' going on'

Cinema trivia questions and answers about Marlon Brando, Bette Middler, Catherine Deneuve, Oscars, and more.

There were 291 words spoken in The Jazz Singer, the first motion picture feature with sound tack. What six are the most famous?
A: Al Jolson's first: "You ain't heard nothing yet, folks!"

What two people involved in the 1956 movie The Invasion of tthe Body Snatchers had cameo roles in the 1978 remake?
A: Star Kevin McCarthy and director Don Siegel.

What actress had a daughter by Marcello Mastroianni and a son By Roger Vadim but married neither of them?
A: Catherine Deneuve.

How did HAL, the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey, get its name?
A: Advance each letter by one and you have the answer---IBM

Who played the ancient lama in the1937 movie Lost Horizon?
A: Sam Jaffe.

What actress performed topless in Las Vegas before breaking into the movies as an outer space sex siren?
A: Valerie Perrine. Her film debut was as Montana Wildback in Slaughterhouse Five.

Robert Mitchum launched his film career playing bad guy bit parts in whose cowboy movies?
A: Hopalong Cassidy's.

What actor first went to Hollywood as a chaperon-bodyguard for a gangster's girlfriend?
A: George Raft, who watched over nightclub singer Texas Guinan for his buddy Owney :the Killer" Madden.

Who made her film debut in the 1948 film Scudda-Hoo! Scudda-Hay!?
A: Marilyn Monroe. She was in the distant background rowing a boat.

What two Brooklyn comedians named Kaminsky gained fame under other names?
A: David Daniel Kaminsky, who became Danny Kaye; and Melvin Kaminsky, who became Mel Brooks. They are not related.

What was actor Willem Dafoe's name at birth?
A: William Dafoe. Willem is the name he adopted in high school to avoid being called Billy

What was the only film directed by Marlon Brando?
A: The 1961 movie One Eyed Jacks.

What did costume designer Edith Head say she was going to do with her Oscar when she accepted the coveted award for her contribution to the 1953 film Roman Holiday?
A: She said, "I'm going to take it home and design a dress for it."

What two Oscar-winning movie stars tied as "lest likely to succeed" when they were students at the Pasadena Playhouse acting school?
A: Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman.

Joanne Woodward won an Oscar for her first film, The Three Faces of Eve. How may films did her husband Paul Newman appear in before he won an Oscar?
A: 46. Newman, a frequent nominee, won the Best Actor Oscar for The Color of Money in 986. (two years earlier, he had been given the Cecil B DeMille Award for "outstanding contributions to the entertainment field.")

In what city were scenes of the Brooklyn waterfront filmed for the 1954 Academy Award-winning movie On the Waterfront?
A: Hoboken, New Jersey.

What was movie hero Indiana Jones' first name?
A: Henry.

What famous entertainer's 1980 autobiography is entitled A View from a Broad.
A: Bette Middler's.

Robert De Niro sported 37 tattoos as a vengeful ex-con in the 1991 remake of the thriller Cape Fear. How many were his own?
A: Only one--the black panther on his right shoulder.

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