It is expected for every movie buff to keep abreast of happenings in the world of movies, not just names of movies but also names of the actors and actresses playing different roles in different movies. Most times a group of movie freaks gather together and  all they do is talk about movies and you need to be updated to join in the conversation, the discussion ranges from latest movie releases, best actors/actresses, most interesting scenes etc  It will be very odd to find yourself in that circle and not say a word, all because you are not enlightened or knowledgeable about movies. Here is a list of movie trivia questions and answers for your consumption. These questions and answers might seem trivial, but they are fun to read.

Movie Trivia Questions and Answers

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1. Who was the first female monster to appear in a movie? Bride of Frankenstein

2. Lucille Le Sueur became famous as what actress? Joan Crawford

3. What classic film was called production 9401 during filming? Psycho

4. What actor won an Oscar posthumously for Network? Peter Finch

5. What colour were the slippers in the original Wizard of Oz? Silver

6. Which director directed the movie of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451? Francois Trudeau

7. William Hurt won the best actor Oscar for what 1985 movie? The Kiss of the Spiderwoman

8. Raquel Welch once had a job as a what? Weathergirl

9. In the first two Jaws film, what was the police chiefs name? Martin Brody

10. Which famous actor was born in Chihuahua Mexico? Anthony Quinn

11. What was the name of James Bonds secretary? Loelia Ponsonby

12. Mary Catherine Collins scored acting success as who? Bo Derek

13. In the movie Star Wars, what is the Emperors last name? Palpatine

14. What film was the last sequel to win the best picture award? Silence of the Lambs

15. In South Dakota what is illegal to show in movies? Police getting beaten

16. Who was the director of Four Weddings and a Funeral? Mike Newell

17. In 1908, A’Ecu d’Or became the world’s first what? Pornographic movie

18. What actress in the film Goldfinger, was painted gold? Shirley Eaton

19. Who was it who once said, “I have had a talent for irritating women since I was 14”? Marilyn Monroe

20. Bruce Willis played a time traveling criminal in what movie? Twelve Monkeys

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21. In the Terminator, Sarah Conner was played by who? Linda Hamilton

22. Excluding “the”, which word appears the most often in Bond film titles? Never

23. Wings of Desire, a foreign film, was remade as what starring the actor Nicolas Cage? City of Angels

24. Where was Rhett Butler of Gone With the Wind born? Charleston

25. The first movie given the title “Blockbuster” was which movie? Jaws

26. Which screenwriter has received the most Oscar nominations? Woody Allen

27. In Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, what is the name of the Queen witch? Maleficent.

28. What was David Leans first film? Oliver Twist

29. Charlie Chaplin insured which part of his body? Feet

30. In 1933, what was the first film to have a sequel? King Kong, sequel was Son of Kong

31. The Golden Bear is awarded at which film festival? Berlin

32. What was Norman Bates hobby in Psycho? Stuffing birds

33. What did Marlon Brando and George C Scott refuse? Oscars

34. Which actor once had a job as a coffin polisher? Sean Connery

35. In 1933, what was the first film shown in a drive in theatre? Wife Beware

36. Shirley Schrift found fame and success as which actress? Shelly Winters

37. What movie won the best story Oscar in 1958? The Defiant Ones

38. What actor studied as a priest then an architect before becoming an actor? Anthony Quinn

39. In Hitchcock’s film, The Trouble with Harry, what was the trouble? He was dead

40. In which film did George Lazenby play James Bond? On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

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41. What famous Hollywood star once said “men are creatures with two legs and 8 hands”? Jayne Mansfield

42. What car did Caractacus Potts drive? Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

43. What was Clint Eastwood’s first film, made in 1955? Francis in the Navy

44.  Who wanted to play Brody in Jaws but was rejected by Spielberg ? Charlton Heston

45. For what movie did Jack Palance win the best supporting actor Oscar in 1991? City Slickers

46. Peter Ustinov won an Oscar for best supporting actor in what movie in 1960? Spartacus

47. Gerald Thomas directed what series of films? Carry on Films

48. What did Anna Maria Louisa Italiano change her name to? Anne Bancroft

49. Who dropped the role of Clouseau before Peter Sellers ran with it? Peter Ustinov

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50. What famous role did both Cary Grant and Noel Coward reject? James Bond

51. In 1995, what was Pierce Brosnan’s first James Bond movie? Goldeneye

52. In Italian translation who is Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang? James Bond

53. Which X rated movie won an Oscar? Midnight Cowboy

54. According to Gene Kelly, Fred Astair was his favorite what? Dancing partner

55. In the movie Ben Hur, what were Aldeberan, Antares, Atair, and Rigel? The horses on his chariot

56. Which actress played the part of the girl on the motorcycle in a film of same name? Marianne Faithful

57. What was Jimmy Stuarts middle name? Crane

58. In the original film, who steals the Pink Panther? The Phantom

59. The method school of acting was developed by who? Konstantin Stanislavsky

60. What was Hitchcock’s first color film? Rope

61. Tommy Lee Jones made his movie debut in what movie? Love Story – As Hank

62. In Grease, who rejected the Olivia Newton-John role? Marie Osmond

63. Who directed Serpico? Sidney Lumet

64. What was the name of the first actress to endorse a product commercially? Lilly Langtree

65. What is Sean Connery’s real first name? Thomas

66. Malden Serkiovitch used what name for his acting career? Karl Malden

67. Who won the Oscar for best supporting actress in 1967 for the film Bonnie and Clyde? Estelle Parsons

68. What famous actor failed an audition for “Fame” because was not pretty enough? Tom Cruise

69. Tracey and Hepburn’s first film in 1942 was titled what? Woman of the Year

70. What actor was known as Singing Sandy early in his career? John Wayne

71. In “The Left Handed Gun” Paul Newman played who? Billy the Kid

72. In the movie Storm Warning, which Actress was killed? Doris Day

73. In the movie industry, what is a flipper often used by child actors? False teeth

74. James Bonds fathers name was what? Andrew

75. In 1906, which country made the first feature film? Australia – Story of Kelly gang

76. In the movie Rebel Without a Cause what was the name of the High School? Dawson

77. What was the first film made in cinemascope? The robe

78. What did Clark Gable used to do four or more times a day? Shower

79. Alfred Hitchcock’s daughter appeared in what film thriller? Psycho – name her Patricia Hitchcock

80. In the film Tommy, who played The Acid Queen? Tina Turner

81.Who played Inspector Clouseau in 1968? Alan Arkin

82. Marilyn Monroe’s real last name was what? Mortenson

83. Who first starred in the film “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble”? John Travolta

84. Alphonso D’Abruzzo changed his name to what? Alan Alda

85. What movie won the best screenplay Oscar in 1970? MASH

86. Which movie is the only silent film to win the best picture Oscar? Wings

87. In George C Scott, what does the C stand for? Campbell

88. On film, who first played Flash Gordon? Buster Crabbe

89. What macho actor appeared in drag in two Marlene Dietrich movies? John Wayne

90. What actor was the star of the movie” The Sixth Sense”? Bruce Willis

91. What famous Hollywood star used to be a circus acrobat? Burt Lancaster

92. In Arthur Hailey’s roots Ben Veeren played what character? Chicken George

93. Susan Alexandria changed her name to what? Sigourney Weaver

94. In 1961 who was first actress to win an Oscar for a non-English movie? Sophia Loren

95. Margaret Herrick named what in 1931? The Oscar because it looked like her uncle

96. Vaselina and Brillantino were alternate names for what movie? Grease

97. What actor started his film career as Anglo Saxton type 2008 in the 30s? David Niven

98. Harold Sakata was badly burned playing what character? Odd Job in Goldfinger

99. In which movie did Sean Connery sing Pretty Irish Girl? Darby O Gill and the Little People

100. Jerome Siberman achieved acting success as who? Gene Wilder

Best Movie Trivia Questions and Answers

101. Alfred Hitchcock admitted to being terrified of what? Policeman

102. In Star Wars, who was the first character to speak? C3PO

103. Betty Joan Perske changed her name to what? Lauren Bacall

104. In what movie did Baron Numpsi appear as the villain? Eddie Murphy’s The Golden Child

105. In which film did Richard Dreyfuss make his one line movie debut? The Graduate

106. What actor starred in the movie The Sixth Sense? Bruce Willis

107. What family did Mickey Rooney base a series of movies on? Hardy family

108. “The Egg and I” was whose first film? Marilyn Monroe

109. Terrence Nezman changed his name to what? Stanley Kubrick

110. Susannah Yolanda Fletcher changed her name to what? Susannah York

111. What macho actor has a real first name of Walter? Bruce Willis

112. Which male movie star once sold lingerie door to door? Burt Lancaster

113. Paul Newman’s first job at directing was with what movie? Rachel Rachel

114. Who plays Clouseau after surgery in the Curse of the Pink Panther? Roger Moore

115. What type of gun does James Bond use? A Walther PPK

116. Which actor has been portrayed most on-screen by other actors? Charlie Chaplain

117. Which 1954 film won eight Oscars? On the Waterfront

118. Who played C-P3O in a series of films? Anthony Daniels

119. Which movie was the only horror film nominated for the best film Oscar? The Exorcist in 1973

120. Tom Cruise’s first box office film was called what? Risky Business

121. What nationality was Oddjob? Korean

122. What License to Kill was the first Bond film not to be what? Titled from a Bond book

123. Who directed the film “The African Queen”? John Huston

124. Who played Beau Geste in the 1939 film? Gary Cooper

125. What was the name of Elizabeth Taylor’s horse in the 1944 film National Velvet Pie

126. Anna Maria Louisa Italiano changed her name to what? Ann Bancroft

127. Which movie star was born in Sakhalin Siberia? Yul Bryner

128. Who was the first filmed recipient of the ” Custard Pie” in 1913? Fatty Arbuckle

129. What actor turned down the leading role in Laurence of Arabia? Marlon Brando

130. Richard Burton narrated Jeff Wayne’s what? War of the Worlds

131. Casablanca in 1943 won the Oscar for what? Best film

132. Charlie Chaplin was the first actor to appear on the cover of what? Time magazine

133. Harrison Ford played CIA agent Jack Ryan. What other actor also played Jack Ryan? Alec Baldwin

134. Which actress was considered the Laurence Olivier of Orgasms? Hedy Lamarr

135. Which sexy Hollywood actress declared “I’ll get naked at the drop of a hat” ? Sharon Stone

136. The annual Hackademy awards are given for what? Smoking in films

137. What movie won the best sound effects Oscar in 1987? Robocop

138. Quentin Tarantino had his directorial debut with what film? Reservoir Dogs

139. What talented director directed Spartacus and Lolita? Stanley Kubrick

140. Fred Astaire began his career as what? The World’s Worst Juggler

141. In the Terminator movie, who was the boy who would become the leader of the humans?
John Conner

142. Who won the best actress Oscar in 1959 for the movie Room at the Top? Simone Signoret

143. In the Pink Panther, what did Peter Sellers use as an ink blotter? A Cat

144. Who wrote and starred in the 1922 version of Robin Hood? Douglas Fairbanks

145. In The Caine Mutiny Humphrey Bogart played Captain Queeg, but who was the first choice? Richard Widmark

146. Which film festival awards the “golden lion”? Venice

147. Sylvester Stallone used to sweep out what for a living? Lions cages

148. What unusual role did Bogart play in “The Return of Doctor X” in 1939? A Vampire

149. What was Spencer Tracy’s last movie role? Guess who’s coming to dinner

150. What was the name of the lion in the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe? Aslan

151. What was Clint Eastwood’s first film as a director? Play Misty for Me

152. What movie was the first of the spaghetti westerns? A Fistful of Dollars

153. The role of Indiana Jones was offered to and rejected by what actor? Tom Selleck, he was too busy

154. Made in 1976, what was Hitchcock’s last movie? The Family Plot

155. Which one of Clint Eastwood’s movies has the most killings? Where Eagles Dare at 65 killings

156. In what country was Keanu Reeves born? Lebanon

157. What is Indiana Jones first name? Henry

158. What job did Michael Cane, Uma Thurman, and Sidney Poitier all do at one time in their lives? Dishwashers

159. Who directed the Halloween series of films? John Carpenter

160. In the 1980 film Breaking Away, what sport was featured? Cycling

161. The movie Shaft won the best song Oscar in 1971 for what music? The theme from Shaft

162. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a famous film, but who wrote the book? Truman Capote

163. What Hollywood star had a job as aircraft factory inspector? Marilyn Monroe

164. In Goldfinger who was the boss of The Cement Mixers? Pussy Galore

165. What was the basis for the movie Die Hard? Walter Wagers novel 58 minutes

166. Joe Yule jr., born in 1920, became a Hollywood Star with what name? Mickey Rooney

167. After 50 years acting, who was given an honorary Oscar in 1985? James Stewart

168. Who danced with Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh in 1945? Jerry Mouse

169. Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, and Paul Newman all rejected which movie role? Dirty Harry Callahan

170. What was the name of the German film of the 1920s that starred Max Schreck as a vampire? Nosferatu

171. What was Bruce Lees first Hollywood produced film? Enter the Dragon

172. What Bond film was entitled in Japan, “The Dead Slave”? Live and let Die

173. What movie filmed in 1945 won best picture, actor, and director Oscars? The Lost Weekend

174. Which actor died during the filming of Gladiator? Oliver Reed

175. Jack Nicholson made his debut in the 1958 film what? Cry Baby Killer

176. What was the first Bond film not based on an Ian Fleming book? Goldeneye

177. What famous actor wrote the book “The Outlaw Trail”? Robert Redford

178. Buster Keaton’s silent films contract forbade him doing what on-screen? smiling

179. Which U.S. film was based on Thomas Dixons book The Clansman? Birth of a Nation

180. In the film Bambi what is Bambi’s first word? Bird

181. James Bonds housekeepers name was what? May

182. In what 1950s movie did Gregory Peck play the part of Lt. Joe Clements? Pork Chop Hill

183. In which film was the character Mary Goodnight the Bond girl? The man with the golden gun

184. Which future actor dropped out of college to be a dishwasher? Warren Beatty

185. What did Jill Oppenheimer change her name to and became famous as? Jill St John, Tiffany Case in a Bond film

186. Which ship was blown up at the end of the movie “The African Queen”? The Louisa

187. Who won the best su George Burns

188. Which 1979 movie won the Oscar for best visual effects? Alien

189. The character Marion Crane died in what movie? Psycho

190. In what Location was Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket filmed? London’s Dockland

191. What actors autobiography is titled ” All my Yesterdays”? Edward G Robinson

192. What was the name of the Australian movie about the pianist Halstadt? Shine

193. The extras from what Oscar-winning movie died within a year of making it? Babe, they were all pigs

194. What’s the only movie Alfred Hitchcock to be made twice? The man who knew too much

195. In the Wizard of Oz, what was the name of the Good Witch of the North? Glinda

196. Richard Burton won how many of his seven Oscar nominations? None

197. Kevin Kline won the best supporting actor Oscar for what 1988 movie? A Fish Called Wanda

198. What was the subtitle of Police Academy Six? City Under Siege

199. Who’s life story was the basis for the film “Dance with a Stranger” ? Ruth Ellis

200. What was the name of Chewbacca’s son as seen on the Star wars holiday special in 1978? Lumpy.

These movie trivia questions and answers covers most of the popularly discussed foreign movies in Kenya today and beyond.

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