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Easy Movie & TV Trivia Quiz for Seniors

Fun free easy trivia questions and answers about old movie, film and TV stars and shows.

 

Easy Movie & TV Trivia Quiz for Seniors

Which actor won Oscars for his performances in Kramer vs. Kramer and Rain Man?
A: Dustin Hoffman.

Why did The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, make history in 1927?
A: It was the first talking picture.

In which television series did Roger Moore star from 1962 to 1970?
A: The Saint.

Who introduced the Betamax video cassette system?
A: Sony.

Who played the title roles in the films Henry V (1944) and Hamlet (1948)?
A: Laurence Olivier.

What is Bugs Bunny's catchphrase?
A: Eh, what's up, Doc?

Which nuclear physicist was allegedly the model for the scientist in 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 1928?
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 Mosquito Coast?
A: Peter Weir.

Which 1971 film won Jane Fonda the first of her Oscars?
A: Klute.

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 boxer Rocky Balboa?
A: Sylvester Stallone.

Who was the film director responsible for popularizing 'spaghetti' westerns?
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?
A: Telstar.

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?
A: 1982.

By which names were Virginia McMath and Frederick Austerlitz better known?
A: Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.

 

Who co-starred  with Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra?
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?
A: Austrian.

Who was the cartoon character married to Jessica in a film starring Bob Hoskins?
A: Roger Rabbit.

Which former reform school boy starred in Bullitt and The Magnificent Seven?
A: Steve McQueen.

Who starred in The Elephant Man and the Silence of the Lambs?
A: Anthony Hopkins.