Film Quizzes: Alan Rickman

First with the death of the legendary David Bowie, and now with the loss of Alan Rickman (both at the same age and from such a horrible disease), it’s been a terrible start to the year. Quite simply, Alan Rickman was one of the greats. From his unforgettable breakthrough as Hans Gruber, quite possibly my favourite villain, Rickman soon built up a career of extraordinary performances. While some of his most famous roles were as the baddies you found yourself at times rooting for, he was also capable of some of the most tender, vulnerable portrayals you will ever see. Like with my Robin Williams piece, this quiz isn’t so much about the scoring but about a celebration of Rickman’s work. Do you have a favourite character? Which of his films stand out most to you?

Film Quizzes - Alan Rickman Film 1  Film 1

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Film Quizzes - Alan Rickman Film 4  Film 4

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Film Quizzes - Alan Rickman Film 6  Film 6

Film Quizzes - Alan Rickman Film 7  Film 7

Film Quizzes - Alan Rickman Film 8  Film 8

Film Quizzes - Alan Rickman Film 9  Film 9

Film Quizzes - Alan Rickman Film 10  Film 10

Film Quizzes - Alan Rickman Film 11  Film 11

Film Quizzes - Alan Rickman Film 12  Film 12

Answers below

1. Die Hard  (1988)

2. Truly Madly Deeply  (1991)

3. Robin Hood Prince of Thieves  (1991)

4. Sense and Sensibility  (1995)

5. Michael Collins  (1996)

6. Dogma  (1999)

7. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone  (2001)

8. Love Actually  (2003)

9. Sweeney Todd  (2007)

10. Perfume  (2008)

11. Alice in Wonderland  (2010)

12. Gambit  (2012)

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32 thoughts on “Film Quizzes: Alan Rickman

  1. I LOVE Dogma and he played that role perfectly. His dry wit and delivery of the perfectly timed remark was what I enjoyed most about his characters. My wife showed me a clip of his last interview, with Jimmy Fallon, and it’s great. The two of them are talking after inhaling helium. Hilarious.

      • Such a great movie. George Carlin as an Archbishop, Alanis Morrisette as God, Chris Rock, Silent Bob, Damon and Afleck? Awesome movie! Oh, and my forever crush, Selma Hayek too? Icing on the cake! 🙂

    • I need to see that. Jimmy Fallon always has quirky activities with his guests and it sounds a fun final interview. Salma Hayek in Dogma is right up there with Ursula Andress in Doctor No, Raquel Welch in One Million Years BC and Carrie Fisher in Return of the Jedi for film bikinis. That’s for sure.

    • I’d probably have to go Die Hard too. So many thrillers lack a credible villain. He just made that film. I was amazed how convincing he was as Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility. He had such an incredible range.

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  3. I laughed my buttons off at “Gambit” with Cameron Diaz and also Alan with Colin Firth. It reminded my brother of Pink Panther movies. I liked his genuinely sweet and good neighbor role in “Sense and Sensibility.” I liked his being human, flirting yet not really following through with it, in “Love Actually.” I watched “Sweeney Todd” for many reasons mainly Johnny Depp. 🙂 He plays a villain well, but I liked the whole cast including Alan in “Robin Hood, P of T.” We will miss him, far too young 😦 as I also feel this way about Eagle’s Glenn Frey and David Bowie. Enough! No more deaths of under 80 yesr olds. . . Take it easy, Alex.

    • He was so adorable in Sense and Sensibility. At the time my sister was really worried he’d been miscast as he was always superb as a baddie. But the performance blew her away. There really was no one else who cold have played him better. And I really was sad to hear about Glenn Frey. He was a huge part of a band that released some of my favourite songs. Is there a better guitar intro than to Hotel California? A better country song than Lyin’ Eyes?

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