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What movie has Anthony Perkins explain: "Understand, I don't hate her.  I hate what she's become. I hate her illness"?
A: Psycho.

What Clint Eastwood screen role was originally offered to John Wayne, Frank Sinatra and Paul Newman?
A: Dirty Harry.

What ladies' man was the first person since Orson Welles to be up for four Oscars in a single year, in 1982?
A: Warren Beatty.

What was the first Arnold Schwarzenegger movie to win four Academy Awards?
A: Terminator 2.

What movie earned Tom Hanks his third straight Oscar nomination, in 1996?
A: Apollo 13.

What screen character is the world's fastest ice sculptor and topiary artist?
A: Edward Scissorhands.


What movie sees Tom Hanks utter: "All my life I've been waiting for someone, and when I find her she's a fish"?
A: Splash.

What movie sees Elvis Presley sent to the slammer for manslaughter?
A: Jailhouse Rock.

What was the 1993 sequel to the 1979 thriller When a Stranger Calls?
A: When a Stranger Calls Back.

What 1994 movie hit featured cameos by JFK, LBJ and George Wallace?
A: Forrest Gump.

Whose will left $10,000 for care and upkeep of the dummy Charlie McCarthy?
A: Edgar Bergen's.

What Michael Douglas movie was hyped: "A brutal murder. A brilliant killer.  A cop who couldn't resist the danger"?
A: Basic Instinct.


What Sylvester Stallone movie was hyped: "His whole life was a million-to-one shot"?
A: Rocky.

What sci-fi thriller set attendance records during the Fourth of July weekend in 1996?
A: Independence Day.

Who played Sid Vicious, Lee Harvey Oswald, Count Dracula and Beethoven in movies?
A: Gary Oldman.

What nickname did Spencer Tracy give to Humphrey Bogart?
A: Bogie.

Who's been praised for doing everything Fred Astaire did "backward and in high heel"?
A: Ginger Rogers.

What 1982 movie had critic Janet Maslin carp: "The Oscar seemed to have been mistaken for the Nobel Peace Prize"?
A: Gandi.


What movie classic has James Stewart sigh: "I suppose it'd been better if I'd never been born at all"?
A: It's a Wonderful Life.

What movie made the word "babelicious" famous?
A: Wayne's World.

What blond sex symbol of the 1990s claims to have an IQ of 154?
A: Sharon Stone.

What 1991 Disney animated feature was hyped as "the most beautiful love story ever told"?
A: Beauty and the Beast.

What Michelle Pfeiffer movie got a boost from the Coolio song Gangsta's Paradise?
A: Dangerous Minds.




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