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Pop Quiz #1

May 15, 2013

Susan Marg

Let’s see how well you know your movie stars past and present.  Identify the speaker of the quotes below.  It’s multiple choice – how hard can it be?

Answers can be found in Hollywood or Bust: Movie Stars Dish on Following their Dreams, Making it Big, and Surviving in Tinseltown (the page number on which the quote can be found follows the quote) or at the end of the quiz.

Let me know how you did.

1. I don’t use any particular method.  I’m from the let’s pretend school of acting. (page 59)

A. Harrison Ford

B. Robert Pattinson

C. William Shatner

D. Paris Hilton

E. Hugh Grant

 

2. I’ve always had confidence.  Before I was famous, that confidence got me into trouble.  After I got famous, it just got me into more trouble.  (page 43)

A. Don Johnson

B. Sean Penn

C. Bruce Willis

D. Clark Gable

E. Eddie Murphy

 

3. The secret of having a personal life is not answering too many questions about it.  (page 38)

A. Lindsay Lohan

B. Rock Hudson

C. Bill Clinton

D. Joan Collins

E. Barbra Streisand

 

4. I am not a demon.  I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther.  I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion. (page 119)

A. Charlie Sheen

B. Dennis Hopper

C. Quentin Tarantino

D. Will Smith

E. Nicolas Cage

 

5. I’m very fond of doing movies where men fight over me. (page 64)

A. Angelica Huston

B. Elizabeth Taylor

C. Kerry Washington

D. Megan Fox

E. Marlene Dietrich

 

6. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled. (page 91)

A. Elvis Presley

B. Johnny Depp

C. Peter Dinklage

D. Bela Lugosi

E. Esther Williams

 

7. I want to do something gritty, something real funny, a real smelly part. (page 83)

A. Gwyneth Paltrow

B. Meryl Streep

C. Joan Crawford

D. Hugh Grant

E. Meg Ryan

 

And the answers are:

1. I don’t use any particular method.  I’m from the let’s pretend school of acting.

When you play a vampire or the captain of the USS Enterprise, it helps to have an imagination. But the correct answer is (A) Harrison Ford, who has also gone up against aliens from other worlds and lived to make another movie.

 

2. I’ve always had confidence.  Before I was famous, that confidence got me into trouble.  After I got famous, it just got me into more trouble.

(C) Bruce “Trouble is my Middle Name” Willis is correct.

 

3. The secret of having a personal life is not answering too many questions about it.

(D) Joan Collins often gives good advice, but when you’re testifying before a grand jury, like Bill Clinton, or in front of a judge, like Lindsay Lohan, I’d listen to my lawyer.

 

4. I am not a demon.  I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther.  I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.

Any of these wild men might describe themselves as a heat-seeking panther, but only (E) Nicolas Cage wants to be tripping on Gilligan’s island.

 

5. I’m very fond of doing movies where men fight over me.

Elizabeth Taylor might have had Eddie Fisher and Richard Burton going at it in real life. (A) Angelica Huston prefers to keep the drama on the big screen.

 

6. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.

When Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is released in 2015, who will be able to think of (B) Johnny Depp as anyone but Captain Jack Sparrow, if they don’t already?

 

7. I want to do something gritty, something real funny, a real smelly part.

Hugh Grant took to the streets and back alleys for excitement.  (B) Meryl Streep gets her kicks from the parts she plays.

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