Easy Movie & TV Trivia Quiz for Seniors
Which actor won
Oscars for his performances in Kramer vs. Kramer and
A: Dustin Hoffman.
Why did The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, make history in
A: It was the first talking picture.
In which television series did Roger Moore star from
A: The Saint.
Who introduced the Betamax video cassette system?
Who played the title roles in the films Henry V (1944) and Hamlet
A: Laurence Olivier.
What is Bugs Bunny's catchphrase?
A: Eh, what's up, Doc?
Which nuclear physicist was allegedly the model for the
Stanley Kubrick's film Dr. Strangelove?
A: Edward Teller.
Which Hollywood film maker produced a string of films in the 1950s
and 1960s using animals as actors in a drama?
A: Walt Disney.
Which silent film comedian was nicknamed the 'Great Stone Face'?
A: Buster Keaton.
Who wrote the theme
music for Charlie Chaplin's film Limelight?
A: Charlie Chaplin.
Who wrote the screen play for the film A Private Function?
A: Alan Bennett.
To whom is Mae West popularly (but wrongly) supposed to have said
'Come up and see me some time' in She Done Him Wrong?
A: Cary Grant.
Which character made his debut in the silent film Plane Crazy in
A: Mickey Mouse.
Which American directed the controversial 1988 film The Last
Temptation of Christ?
A: Martin Scorsese.
Which film star did the Canadian Gladys Mary Smith grow up to be?
A: Mary Pickford.
Which film director is said to have
invented montage in his films
"Alexander Nevsky and Battleship Potemkin?
A: Sergei Eisenstein.
Which director's films include Witness and the
A: Peter Weir.
Which 1971 film won
Jane Fonda the first of her Oscars?
Who was noted for his cameo walk-ons in his own films?
A: Alfred Hitchcock.
Which film actor shot to fame in 1976 with his portrayal of the
A: Sylvester Stallone.
Who was the film director responsible for popularizing 'spaghetti'
A: Sergio Leone.
Who played the monster in the
1931 film Frankenstein?
A: Boris Karloff.
What is 'celluloid'?
A: Cellulose Nitrate.
Which satellite successfully transmitted television signals across
the Atlantic in 1962?
How did James Dean die?
A: In a car accident.
Which world-famous cartoon cat was created in 1920 by Pat Sullivan?
A: Felix the Cat.
In which year was Channel 4 launched in Britain?
By which names were Virginia McMath and Frederick Austerlitz better
A: Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
Who co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor in
A: Richard Burton.
Which television sci-fi show of the late 1970s and early 1980s
starred Joanna Lumley and David McCallum as two of the 115 'elements'?
A: Sapphire and Steel.
What was Arnold Schwarzenegger's original nationality?
Who was the cartoon character married to Jessica in a film starring
A: Roger Rabbit.
Which former reform school boy starred in Bullitt and The Magnificent
A: Steve McQueen.
Who starred in The Elephant Man and the Silence of the Lambs?
A: Anthony Hopkins.