Since my last film quiz on con artists, there have been two sad losses in Hollywood, that of the American director Joel Schumacher (1939 – 2020) and of Italian composer Ennio Morricone (1928). Starting off as a costume designer Schumacher started submitting scripts before he broke into Hollywood and having a wide array of successful films. Morricone is most associated with the so-called ‘spaghetti westerns’, but had a hugely varied nd successful St career in film and television.
After watching Parasite, it got me thinking about what other con artists film there were. There sure are plenty. Expanding on a quiz I did way back how many of the 12 films below can you work out? Do you have a favourite or any others you like?
I’ve always had a lot of time for a quality supporting actor. Someone who may not be the first name on the poster but can make the most of any scene and brings out the best of any co-stars. One of my favourites is the superb Mark Strong, who has starred in TV, film and on stage. The last of which earned the Londoner an Olivier award for his leading role in A View from the Bridge. How many of the films below can you work out?
It doesn’t seem so long ago since I was doing the 2018 film quiz, but there have certainly been all kinds in the 12 months since then. How many of the 12 below (in no particular order) can you work out? Do you have a favourite? I can’t fit them all in, so feel free to name any other other memorable films you’ve liked from 2019.
There aren’t many actors who had the streak of success of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had an extraordinary string of hit films in the 1980s and 1990s. And more than a few catchphrases. These days he’s more focused on politics, but he does still makes time for acting. How many of these do you recognise?
After watching Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino’s most sentimental film by far, it got me wondering about others in the genre. And there were far more than I thought there would be, covering quite the period. How many can you work out?
I haven’t done a film quiz focused on one star since Bruce Willis six months ago, so it’s time for another. Anne Hathaway is an acclaimed and multi-award winning actress, including an Academy Award, in a varied career that encompasses comedy, drama, action and adventure. As her films all cover this century, I’ll stay away from the added clues. How many can you work out?
It was the hottest day of the year here yesterday, so after my recent Songs with Rain post, it was the right time to do something with a far sunnier theme. Have you seen them all? How many could you work out? Feel free to suggest your score, any favourites from the set or others you might think of.
I haven’t done an actor themed post for a while, so after ones including Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise, here is another film quiz for a star of the big screen. Do you have a favourite film of the German-born star from his many famous roles?
The definition of cult movie does vary with different people, but these are 12 I think more than qualify as having a devoted following despite not being the biggest of hits. Do you have a favourite? Have you seen film 10?