Classic Movie Trivia: Who Was That Actor?

For true movie buffs nothing is less trivial than classic movie trivia. It is a badge of honor to be able to recite the names of not only the starring actors of a boatload of past films, but most of the supporting cast as well. Some little gem like knowing that then unknown Kevin Costner played the corpse of Alex, the deceased friend in “The Big Chill” is merely Trivia 101 for the genuine wiz.

Movie mavens like nothing better than to get together and discuss all aspects cinema, not the least of which is a solid knowledge of who played [...]

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Ten Movie Trivia Questions About Horror Films

How old was Jamie Lee Curtis when she filmed Halloween?
20 years old

How many movie versions of The Thing have been filmed and when were they released?
3: 1982, 2002, 2009

What was the name of the last victim kidnapped by Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs?
Catherine Martin

What are 5 horror movies that Sarah Michelle Gellar appeared in?
The Grudge, The Return, Scream 2, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Grudge 2

During the shower scene in Psycho, what common grocery store product was used [...]

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Movie Trivia That Will Impress Party Guests

Wow your guests at your next party with these interesting bits of movie trivia!

- Buddy Ebsen was supposed to play the part of the Tin Man in “The Wizard of Oz,” but he was allergic to the aluminum powder used in the makeup and had to be hospitalized.
- In the film “Alien: Resurrection,” star Sigourney Weaver actually made the incredible basketball shot herself.
- Stanley Kubrick makes an accidental cameo appearance in “Lolita” just before the door is opened by James Mason in the opening shots of the mansion.
- In “Rocky,” actor Sylvester Stallone points out a [...]

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Six Items Of Action Movie Trivia

Do you think you know your action movie trivia? Here are 6 movie trivia questions featuring some of the most well-known action heroes. Test your trivia knowledge!

Who was the original choice to play Indiana Jones in the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark instead of Harrison Ford?
Stephen Spielberg originaly cast Tom Selleck in the famous role, but Selleck had a conflict due to his Magnum, PI contract.

What is the name of the building taken over by terrorists in the movie Die Hard starring Bruce Willis?
The movie takes place in Nakatomi Plaza. [...]

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Movie Trivia For Classic Film Lovers

If you like classic films, you will love these trivia bits about some of the greatest movies of all time.

“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” was originally named “The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy,” but William Goldman flipped the order when Paul Newman signed on as Butch.

“Back to the Future” was supposed to be a Disney movie, but the company execs thought the relationship between the son and mother was too risque.

Francis [...]

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Five Pieces Of Surprising Monster Movie Trivia

Bela Lugosi was the first actor offered the role of the monster in the 1931 “Frankenstein.” Lugosi refused because of the makeup required and because it was a non-speaking role. Much of the suspense in “Jaws” comes from the fact that the shark is rarely seen, but Steven Spielberg didn’t plan it that way. The shark was supposed to appear much more often, Direct TV, but the mechanical Great White rarely worked correctly, so Spielberg decided to shoot most scenes from the shark’s point of view so it wouldn’t be seen. The 1955 film “Tarantula” has remarkable special effects for the time. This is because real animals were used for the movements of the giant animals in the film. The aliens’ method of laying their eggs inside the body of a host in the “Alien” movies actually exists in nature. Some types of wasps lay their eggs inside the bodies of caterpillars, resulting in the death of the caterpillar when the egg hatches. In “Gremlins” the majority of the lines the gremlins speak were ad-libbed by the voice actors. In addition, one of Phoebe Cates’ screams was genuine: She actually screamed at a cockroach that appeared on the set.

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