Famous Movie Character Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In two 1980's comedies, Chevy Chase portrayed a master-of-disguise reporter known by what nickname?

    • A.

      Elwood

    • B.

      Grizz

    • C.

      Fletch

    • D.

      Rusty

    Correct Answer
    C. Fletch
    Explanation
    In the two 1980's comedies, Chevy Chase portrayed a master-of-disguise reporter known as Fletch. This nickname refers to the main character of the movies, who is an investigative journalist that often goes undercover and assumes various identities to uncover the truth. The name "Fletch" became synonymous with Chevy Chase's character in these films, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 2. 

    Which mutant, played by Alan Cumming, made his "X-Men" movie debut in 2003's "X2"?

    • A.

      Professor X

    • B.

      Nightcrawler

    • C.

      Magneto

    • D.

      Beast

    Correct Answer
    B. Nightcrawler
    Explanation
    Nightcrawler, played by Alan Cumming, made his debut in the "X-Men" movie franchise in 2003's "X2". Nightcrawler is a mutant with the ability to teleport and has a distinct appearance with blue skin, pointed ears, and a prehensile tail. In "X2", Nightcrawler is initially portrayed as a mysterious and misunderstood character, but later joins the X-Men to help save the day.

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  • 3. 

    In "X2", which student from Dr. Xavier's school joined Magneto's Brotherhood?

    • A.

      Mystique

    • B.

      Rogue

    • C.

      Pyro

    • D.

      Iceman

    Correct Answer
    C. Pyro
    Explanation
    Pyro is the correct answer because in the movie "X2", one of the students from Dr. Xavier's school, named John Allerdyce, joins Magneto's Brotherhood and takes on the alias Pyro. He is a mutant with the ability to manipulate and control fire.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the prisoner referenced in the title of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"?

    • A.

      James Potter

    • B.

      Severus Snape

    • C.

      Remus Lupin

    • D.

      Sirius Black

    Correct Answer
    D. Sirius Black
    Explanation
    Sirius Black is the correct answer because he is the prisoner referenced in the title of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban". In the book, Sirius Black is wrongly accused of betraying Harry's parents and is imprisoned in the wizarding prison, Azkaban. The story revolves around Harry and his friends discovering the truth about Sirius Black and his connection to Harry's family.

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  • 5. 

    Which member of the robbing crew in "Ocean's Eleven" was often seen eating?

    • A.

      Frank

    • B.

      Rusty

    • C.

      Virgil

    • D.

      Basher

    Correct Answer
    B. Rusty
    Explanation
    Rusty, portrayed by Brad Pitt, is often seen eating in "Ocean's Eleven." This is a recurring character trait throughout the film, as Rusty is frequently shown snacking or enjoying food in various scenes.

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  • 6. 

    In 1960's "Psycho", what is motel owner Norman Bates' hobby?

    • A.

      Painting

    • B.

      Knitting

    • C.

      Bird Watching

    • D.

      Taxidermy

    Correct Answer
    D. Taxidermy
    Explanation
    In the movie "Psycho", the motel owner Norman Bates' hobby is taxidermy. Taxidermy is the practice of preserving, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals for display or study. This hobby reflects Norman's fascination with death and his disturbed psyche, as he uses taxidermy to preserve and control lifeless creatures. It also foreshadows his own twisted actions and his connection to his mother's preserved corpse.

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  • 7. 

    John Hurt had to endure seven hours in the makeup chair to play what character in a 1980 film?

    • A.

      The Phantom Of The Opera

    • B.

      Jason Voorhees

    • C.

      John Merrick

    • D.

      Fredo Corleone

    Correct Answer
    C. John Merrick
    Explanation
    In the 1980 film, John Hurt had to endure seven hours in the makeup chair to play the character of John Merrick. This suggests that the character of John Merrick required extensive prosthetic makeup and special effects to transform John Hurt into the disfigured and physically deformed character. The lengthy makeup process highlights the dedication and commitment of John Hurt to accurately portray the character and bring John Merrick to life on screen.

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  • 8. 

    What was Roger Kint's nickname in 1995's "The Usual Suspects"?

    • A.

      Curly

    • B.

      Verbal

    • C.

      Goldie

    • D.

      Shorty

    Correct Answer
    B. Verbal
    Explanation
    In the 1995 film "The Usual Suspects," Roger Kint's nickname is Verbal. This is revealed throughout the movie as the character is referred to by this name by other characters. The nickname "Verbal" is significant as it reflects Roger Kint's ability to manipulate and deceive others through his words and storytelling. It also hints at his role as the narrator of the film, where his words play a crucial part in the unfolding of the plot.

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  • 9. 

    In "2001: A Space Odyssey", what was HAL?

    • A.

      An Extraterrestrial

    • B.

      An Astronaut

    • C.

      A Supercomputer

    • D.

      A Planet

    Correct Answer
    C. A Supercomputer
    Explanation
    In "2001: A Space Odyssey", HAL was a supercomputer. HAL 9000, the artificial intelligence system, was responsible for controlling and managing the systems of the spacecraft Discovery One. HAL's advanced capabilities and intelligence made it a crucial component of the mission, but its malfunction and subsequent actions became a major plot point in the movie.

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  • 10. 

    In what 1987 film would you find Privates Joker, Gomer Pyle and Cowboy?

    • A.

      Pearl Harbor

    • B.

      Rebel Without A Cause

    • C.

      On The Waterfront

    • D.

      Full Metal Jacket

    Correct Answer
    D. Full Metal Jacket
    Explanation
    "Full Metal Jacket" is the correct answer because it is a 1987 film that features characters named Privates Joker, Gomer Pyle, and Cowboy. The film, directed by Stanley Kubrick, is set during the Vietnam War and follows a group of U.S. Marine Corps recruits as they undergo training and eventually serve in the war. The characters mentioned are all recruits in the film, with Private Joker being the main protagonist.

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  • 11. 

    Which member of "The Goonies" was known for doing the "truffle shuffle"?

    • A.

      Sloth

    • B.

      Chunk

    • C.

      Mouth

    • D.

      Mike

    Correct Answer
    B. Chunk
    Explanation
    Chunk is the correct answer because he is the member of "The Goonies" who is known for doing the "truffle shuffle". In the movie, Chunk performs the truffle shuffle as a way to gain entrance to the hideout of the Fratellis, the main antagonists of the film. The truffle shuffle has become an iconic moment in the movie and is often associated with Chunk's character.

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  • 12. 

    What was the alter-ego of Jack Nicholson's "Batman" character, Jack Napier?

    • A.

      The Joker

    • B.

      The Riddler

    • C.

      The Scarecrow

    • D.

      The Penguin

    Correct Answer
    A. The Joker
    Explanation
    The alter-ego of Jack Nicholson's "Batman" character, Jack Napier, is The Joker. The Joker is a notorious supervillain and one of Batman's most iconic and enduring enemies in the DC Comics universe. Jack Napier, a mobster, falls into a vat of chemicals during a confrontation with Batman, resulting in his transformation into the maniacal and unpredictable Joker. Jack Nicholson portrayed this character in the 1989 film "Batman," directed by Tim Burton.

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  • 13. 

    What was the relationship between Alan and Charlie in 2007's "Reign Over Me"?

    • A.

      Former College Roommates

    • B.

      Neighbors

    • C.

      Former Co-Workers

    • D.

      Brothers

    Correct Answer
    A. Former College Roommates
    Explanation
    In the 2007 film "Reign Over Me," the relationship between Alan and Charlie is that they were former college roommates.

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  • 14. 

    What was the profession of Nicholas Angel, the main character of 2007's "Hot Fuzz"?

    • A.

      Baker

    • B.

      Violinist

    • C.

      Taxidermist

    • D.

      Police Officer

    Correct Answer
    D. Police Officer
    Explanation
    Nicholas Angel, the main character of the 2007 film "Hot Fuzz," was a police officer. This is evident from the context of the movie, where Nicholas is portrayed as a skilled and dedicated law enforcement officer. The plot revolves around his experiences as a police officer in a small English village, where he uncovers a dark secret. Throughout the film, Nicholas demonstrates his knowledge of police procedures, investigative skills, and commitment to upholding the law, confirming his profession as a police officer.

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  • 15. 

    In "Back to the Future", by what name was Marty McFly's inventor friend Emmet Brown better known?

    • A.

      Em B The MD

    • B.

      Doc Brown

    • C.

      MB

    • D.

      Doctor Em

    Correct Answer
    B. Doc Brown
    Explanation
    In the movie "Back to the Future," Marty McFly's inventor friend Emmet Brown is better known by the name Doc Brown. This is evident throughout the film, as Marty consistently refers to him as Doc Brown, and other characters also address him by this name. Additionally, the character is portrayed as a quirky and eccentric scientist, which aligns with the nickname "Doc."

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  • 16. 

    In what 1993 film would you find Marshal Sam Gerard hunting Dr. Richard Kimble?

    • A.

      The Fugitive

    • B.

      The Running Man

    • C.

      U.S. Marshals

    • D.

      The Untouchables

    Correct Answer
    A. The Fugitive
    Explanation
    "The Fugitive" is the correct answer because it is a 1993 film where Marshal Sam Gerard is hunting Dr. Richard Kimble. The film follows the story of Dr. Kimble, who is wrongly accused of murdering his wife and is on the run while trying to prove his innocence. Marshal Sam Gerard is the relentless U.S. Marshal tasked with capturing Kimble and bringing him to justice. The film is a suspenseful thriller that showcases the cat-and-mouse chase between Gerard and Kimble.

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  • 17. 

    What type of object was "Wilson", Chuck Noland's on-island friend in "Cast Away"?

    • A.

      Volleyball

    • B.

      Coconut

    • C.

      Straw Man

    • D.

      Invisible Dog

    Correct Answer
    A. Volleyball
    Explanation
    In the movie "Cast Away," Chuck Noland, played by Tom Hanks, forms a bond with an inanimate object named "Wilson" while stranded on a deserted island. Wilson is a volleyball that washes up on the shore, and Chuck anthropomorphizes it, treating it as his companion and confidant. The name "Wilson" is written on the volleyball, giving it a personality and making it an essential character in the film.

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  • 18. 

    What was the birth name of Greg Focker of "Meet The Fockers"?

    • A.

      Gaylord Focker

    • B.

      Gregory Focker

    • C.

      Grayson Focker

    • D.

      Gustave Focker

    Correct Answer
    A. Gaylord Focker
    Explanation
    The birth name of Greg Focker in "Meet The Fockers" is Gaylord Focker.

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  • 19. 

    In the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, who is the ghostly pirate captain of the Flying Dutchman?

    • A.

      Will Turner

    • B.

      Jack Sparrow

    • C.

      Cutler Beckett

    • D.

      Davy Jones

    Correct Answer
    D. Davy Jones
    Explanation
    Davy Jones is the ghostly pirate captain of the Flying Dutchman in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series. He is known for his tentacle-faced appearance and his role as the captain of the cursed ship. Davy Jones is a central character in the series, and his character arc involves his deal with the sea goddess Calypso and his quest for redemption. He is portrayed by actor Bill Nighy in the movies.

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  • 20. 

    What was the name of the tap-dancing penguin with no heartsong in 2006's "Happy Feet"?

    • A.

      Mumble

    • B.

      Jumble

    • C.

      Toto

    • D.

      Frankie

    Correct Answer
    A. Mumble
    Explanation
    In the 2006 film "Happy Feet," the tap-dancing penguin with no heartsong is named Mumble. Mumble is a unique and talented penguin who struggles to fit in with his fellow penguins due to his inability to sing like the others. Instead, he expresses himself through his incredible dancing skills, which eventually leads him on an adventure to find his true purpose and identity. Mumble's character and journey are central to the storyline of "Happy Feet."

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  • 21. 

    Which "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" child was the first to find a Wonka Golden Ticket?

    • A.

      Mike Teavee

    • B.

      Charlie Buckett

    • C.

      Augustus Gloop

    • D.

      Violet Beauregarde

    Correct Answer
    C. Augustus Gloop
    Explanation
    Augustus Gloop was the first child to find a Wonka Golden Ticket in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". This is evident from the events in the story where Augustus Gloop, a greedy and gluttonous child, discovers the first ticket.

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  • 22. 

    What was the name of Professor Sherman Klump's outgoing alter-ego in 1996's "The Nutty Professor"?

    • A.

      Prince Akeem

    • B.

      Buddy Love

    • C.

      Tony Wonder

    • D.

      Fast Eddie

    Correct Answer
    B. Buddy Love
    Explanation
    In the 1996 film "The Nutty Professor," Professor Sherman Klump's outgoing alter-ego is named Buddy Love. Buddy Love is the confident and suave version of Professor Klump that he transforms into after taking a potion to become thinner and more attractive. Buddy Love's personality is the complete opposite of Professor Klump's, as he is charismatic, assertive, and self-assured. This alter-ego allows Professor Klump to experience a new side of himself and navigate his personal and romantic life in a different way.

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  • 23. 

    In "Batman Begins", Bruce Wayne seeks the help of Ra's Al-Ghul, the leader of what organization?

    • A.

      The Societas Eruditorum

    • B.

      The National Supers Agency

    • C.

      The Brotherhood Of Evil

    • D.

      League Of Shadows

    Correct Answer
    D. League Of Shadows
    Explanation
    In "Batman Begins," Bruce Wayne seeks the help of Ra's Al-Ghul, who is the leader of the League of Shadows. The League of Shadows is a secret organization that operates in the shadows and carries out covert operations to maintain balance and justice in society. They have a strict code and are trained in various combat techniques, making them a formidable force. Seeking their help shows Bruce Wayne's desperation to learn their ways and fight against crime in Gotham City.

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  • 24. 

    In the Superman stories, which newspaper did Clark Kent write for?

    • A.

      The Daily Planet

    • B.

      The Daily Bugle

    • C.

      The Daily Post

    • D.

      The Daily Herald

    Correct Answer
    A. The Daily Planet
    Explanation
    In the Superman stories, Clark Kent is known to work as a journalist for The Daily Planet. This newspaper is a well-known publication in the fictional world of Superman and serves as Clark's workplace. The Daily Planet is often depicted as a reputable and influential newspaper in Metropolis, where Clark uses his job as a cover to gather information and report on Superman's heroic deeds.

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