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Who was Wedge Antilles, who notably appeared in the film series' first three outings?
a. The real name of Freddy Kreuger's dad
b. Inspector Clousseau's boss
c. The 'greatest ace' pilot in the Rebel Alliance
d. James Bond's ally in the CIA
The 'greatest ace' pilot in the Rebel Alliance - He was the only Rebel pilot to have survived both Death Stars in combat. So yes, this is a Star Wars question.
What short-tempered celebrity Scotsman hosted both the US and UK versions of Hell's Kitchen?
a. Michael Pollan
b. Wolfgang Puck
c. Gordon Ramsay
d. Anthony Bourdain
Gordon Ramsay - The foul-mouthed man also hosts a food show called The F Word.
Cher was a background vocalist on which of the following Righteous Brothers' songs from 1964?
a. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
c. The White Cliffs of Dover
d. Unchained Melody
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - The song was featured in the movie Top Gun.
WP Mayhew, the alcoholic Southern novelist in Barton Fink, was played by John Mahoney and based on what writer?
a. William Faulkner
b. Truman Capote
c. Nathanial West
d. F Scott Fitzgerald
William Faulkner - Like Barton Fink, his first assignment for MGM was to write a wrestling movie, in this case for Wallace Beery.
Which of these 80s action stars does not appear in "The Expendables," as he did not like the producer?
a. Sylvester Stallone
b. Bruce Willis
c. Arnold Schwarzenegger
d. Steven Seagal
Steven Seagal - Jean-Claude Van Damme rejected his role because it wasn't substantial enough, but it did include an all-star squad of action stars, such as Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, and Jet Li, as well as such recent stars such as Jason Statham.
In what movie does Chris Gardner briefly appear, walking past Will Smith and his son toward the end?
b. Bad Boys
c. The Pursuit of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness - Gardner, a homeless man who became wealthy, was played by Smith.
Nick Hornby based what screenplay on Lynn Barber's autobiographical essay about her teenage affair with conman Simon Prewalski?
a. A Romance
b. An Education
c. A Trial
d. A Memory
An Education - The movie starred Carrie Mulligan.
Who recorded the 1969 double album rock opera entitled "Tommy"?
a. The Guess Who
b. Led Zeppelin
d. The Who
The Who - With over 20 million copies sold worldwide, the album tells the story of a deaf, dumb and blind kid.
Who directed the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes, with Robert Downey as a more bohemian, more physical, consulting detective?
a. Christopher Nolan
b. Guy Ritchie
c. Quentin Tarantino
d. John Woo
Guy Ritchie - In the stories, Holmes uses a martial art called baritsu, which allowed Downey to use wing-chun kung fu, of which he is actually a practitioner.
The film Bright Star is named for the line, "Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art." What poet is the movie about?
a. Walt Whitman
b. Dylan Thomas
c. WH Auden
d. John Keats
John Keats - It stars Ben Whishaw as Keats and Abbie Cornish as Fanny Brawne.
Best known for playing Jay Pritchett and Al Bundy, who also played Eric Baker, the Pennsylvania governor who becomes Matt Santos' VP on the West Wing?
a. Ed O'Shea
b. Ed O'Reilly
c. Ed O'Malley
d. Ed O'Neill
Ed O'Neill - He often played cops, such as Joe Friday in Dick Wolf's remake of Dragnet and the bird-loving ex-cop Bill Jacks on the HBO series John From Cincinnati.
In the late 1980s, Discovery's Steve Cheskin blurted out what idea during a brainstorming meeting at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC?
a. Sex Week
b. Shark Week
c. Crime Week
d. Disaster Week
Shark Week - Discovery founder John Hendricks loved it and Shark Week transformed his channel.
A British version of what reality series starred Alan Sugar, who had founded the electronics company Amstrad?
a. Top Chef
b. Big Brother
c. So You Think You Can Dance
d. The Apprentice
The Apprentice - Also known as Baron Sugar, he has become the British Donald Trump on the BBC series.
Which artist was hired as the Monkees' opening act for their 1967 summer tour?
a. Neil Young
b. James Brown
c. Stevie Wonder
d. Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix - He was often booed off the stage and quit after two weeks.
Mr T declined and George Peppard was dead, but Dwight Schultz and Dirk Benedict cameo after the credits of the movie version of what TV series?
a. Starsky and Hutch
c. The Saint
d. The A Team
The A Team - Mr T was apparently upset that he couldn't reprise his character.
What real-life Dave, for whom Dave's World was named, appeared on the show as a man tussling with Harry Anderson for an air conditioner?
a. Dave Barry
b. Dave Garry
c. Dave Parry
d. Dave Larry
Dave Barry - Barry was a columnist for the Miami Herald but his TV counterpart wrote for the Miami Record-Dispatch.
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