Movie trivia contest: April 18


Colin Firth stars as King George VI in “The King’s Speech.” In 2010, Firth, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo won Oscars for playing non-fictional characters. (Special Photo)

So, you think you’re good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

Congratulations to last week’s winner, Marion Milardo of Lawrenceville.

Here are last week’s questions again and the answers:

1. Name a movie in which David Duchovny played a writer.

A: “Kalifornia,” “The TV Set”

2. Name the last year when two or more people won acting Oscars for playing non-fictional characters.

A: 2010 — Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech” and Christian Bale and Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”

3. Name the last time when someone won an acting Oscar for playing the title character of the film (proper names only).

A: Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in “Lincoln”

4. What was the first live-action film in which Led Zeppelin allowed multiple songs from its back catalog to be used on the soundtrack/backing score?

A: “Almost Famous”

5. Name an Alfred Hitchcock film that was presented in real time (the events transpiring on screen are the same length as the movie).

A: “Rope”

Now, for this week’s questions:

1. Name the last person to win an Oscar for playing a character who murdered another with a firearm.

2. Name a live-action movie in which one Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee played another inductee.

3. Name a movie in which Julia Roberts’ character worked at a restaurant.

4. What card in a deck of 52 was the “trip” or “activate” card in “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962)?

5. Name a year when two or more people won Oscars for acting for playing non-fictional heads of state.

The first person (located in the U.S.) to respond with all the correct answers receives a prize package of movie-related goodies, which could include promotional T-shirts, hats, posters, DVDs, video games and more. The winner also gets their name published in the next Weekend section. Please email your answers, along with your name to clarkwriter@mindspring.com. Include “Gwinnett Daily Post Trivia Contest” in the subject line. In the event no one answers all of the questions correctly, the person with the most correct answers submitted by 6 p.m. the Monday after the contest is posted will be the winner. Only one winner per household is eligible each 30-day period.