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Which famous singer appeared in the movie Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome?▶ Tina Turner
What star of the movie Basketball Diaries did not win his first Oscar until 2016?▶ Leonardo DiCaprio
Who was the male lead in the 1996 summer blockbuster Independence Day?▶ Will Smith
Who directed the 1977 movie Star Wars?▶ George Lucas
In 1939, the movie The Wizard of Oz lost the Academy Award for best picture to what film?▶ Gone with the Wind
Which 1979 film included a spaceship called Nostromo?▶ Alien
Which action movie star was the voice of the Iron Giant?▶ Vin Diesel
In which Star Wars film did the Ewoks first appear?▶ Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Which actor was the voice of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films?▶ James Earl Jones
In what year was the original “Jurassic Park” film released?▶ 1993
What was the first feature film originally presented with sound?▶ The Jazz Singer, released in 1927.
Which Olympic sport was featured in the movie “Cool Runnings”?▶ Bobsled
Who is the voice of Spongebob Squarepants?▶ Tom Kenny
What was the name of the 1999 American found footage horror film about three student filmmakers that disappeared in the woods?▶ The Blair Witch Project
When adjusted for inflation, which is the highest grossing film of all time?▶ Gone with the Wind
In what year was the movie “Grease” released?▶ 1978
In movies, a clue or piece of information which is intended to be misleading, is known as what?▶ Red Herring
Which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle always wears red bandanas?▶ Raphael
What did the famous Hollywood sign, located in Los Angeles, originally say?▶ Hollywoodland
In the 1986 blockbuster “Top Gun” which actress played Goose’s wife?▶ Meg Ryan
Who directed the movie “Reservoir Dogs”?▶ Quentin Tarantino
Superman is a fictional superhero from what fictional planet?▶ Krypton
Which actor played the main character in the 1990 film “Edward Scissorhands”?▶ Johnny Depp
Who played the fictional anti hero Deadpool in the 2016 movie?▶ Ryan Reynolds
Who was the female lead in the movie “Titanic”?▶ Kate Winslet
Who played Dracula in the 1931 vampire-horror film “Dracula”?▶ Bela Lugosi
The original Ghostbusters movie was released in June of what year?▶ 1984
BB-8 is an astromech droid from what film franchise?▶ Star Wars
Tom Hanks played “Captain Miller” in what legendary World War II movie?▶ Saving Private Ryan
The famous Actress Winona Ryder had what last name at birth?▶ Horowitz
Robin Williams won an Academy Award for best supporting actor in which 1997 film about a South Boston janitor?▶ Good Will Hunting
What later “Star Wars” actress had an early role in the movie “Léon: The Professional”?▶ Natalie Portman
What was the name of The Lone Ranger’s horse that he saved from an enraged buffalo?▶ Silver
What is the name of the actress who played the Unsinkable Molly Brown in the 1997 movie Titanic?▶ Kathy Bates
What are the names of the two actors whose characters get stuck traveling together in the movie “Trains Planes & Automobiles”?▶ Steve Martin & John Candy
What sunglasses did Tom Cruise wear in the 1986 movie “Top Gun”?▶ Ray Ban Aviator (RB 3025)
Who played the female lead role in the 1986 sci-fi movie “Aliens”?▶ Sigourney Weaver
Keiko is the name of a whale that appeared in what 1993 American family drama film?▶ Free Willy
What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?▶ Andrew
In what year was Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller “Psycho” released?▶ 1960
What is the name of the 1978 movie, starring Brad Davis, about an American college student who is sent to a Turkish prison for attempting to smuggle hashish out of Turkey?▶ Midnight Express
In which 1993 thriller does the protagonist violently lose his cool when a fast food restaurant will not let him order from the breakfast menu?▶ Falling Down
Which actress played identical twins in the 1998 movie remake of The Parent Trap?▶ Lindsay Lohan
In the movie “The Wizard of Oz”, what did the Scarecrow want from the wizard?▶ A brain
In the 2016 American fantasy adventure film, “The Jungle Book”, what is the name of the orphaned human boy?▶ Mowgli
The first movie of the Fast and Furious franchise was released in what year?▶ 2001
Who were the two writers of the screenplay for the 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey”?▶ Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C. Clarke
In the Star Wars universe, who is Luke Skywalker’s mother?▶ Padmé Amidala
In movie ratings what do the letters PG stand for?▶ Parental Guidance
Tyler Durden is a ficitional character appearing as the central protagonist and antagonist in what 1999 American film?▶ Fight Club
Who played the female lead in the 1942 film Casablanca?▶ Ingrid Bergman
Who played the female lead in the dystopian political thriller “V for Vendetta”?▶ Natalie Portman
Who played the lead role in the 1982 American comedy Tootsie?▶ Dustin Hoffman
Actress Gal Gadot starred in what American superhero film released in the summer of 2017?▶ Wonder Woman
Which actor played Marty McFly in the 1980s sci-fi classic “Back to the Future”?▶ Michael J. Fox
Who played the female lead in the 1990 romantic comedy Pretty Woman?▶ Julia Roberts
Bruce Banner turns into what fictional superhero when he becomes angry?▶ The Hulk
What was John Candy’s character’s name in the in 1987 comedy movie, “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”?▶ Del Griffith
Who produced and directed the American epic aviation war film “Hell’s Angels”, released in 1930?▶ Howard Hughes
As a protest to Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans in film, Marlon Brando declined an Academy Award for his performance in what movie?▶ The Godfather
Who was the oldest member of the rock band The Beatles?▶ Ringo Starr
“I’d buy that for a dollar”, is a catchphrase from what 1987 action movie set in Detroit, Michigan, in the near future.▶ Robocop
Jim Carrey and Renee Zellweger starred in what comedy film, released in 2000, about a cop with dissociative identity disorder?▶ Me, Myself & Irene
Who directed the 2018 superhero film “Black Panther”?▶ Ryan Coogler
Jason Voorhees is the main antagonist in what movie franchise?▶ Friday the 13th
What is the favorite food of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?▶ Pizza
In the 1997 American science fiction comedy Men in Black, which actor played Agent K?▶ Tommy Lee Jones
“Michael Keaton played which Spiderman villain in the 2017 superhero movie “Spiderman: Homecoming”?”▶ Vulture
“The road to greatness can take you to the edge”, is the tagline of which 2014 American drama film?▶ Whiplash
Which actor played a FedEX employee that became marooned on an island in the 2000 drama film Cast Away?▶ Tom Hanks
Who was the tallest actor ever to win an academy award?▶ Tim Robins in 2003 for Best Supporting Actor in Mystic River
In the fact based movie “21” released in 2008, students from MIT made millions by counting cards playing which card game?▶ Blackjack
What was the name of Jack Nicholson’s character in the 1975 American comedy-drama film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”?▶ Randle McMurphy
Who won more Academy Awards in his lifetime than any other person?▶ Walt Disney
Which 1993 American science-fiction adventure film had a plot that involved creating a theme park from cloned dinosaurs?▶ Jurassic Park
Which park is the most filmed location in the world?▶ Central Park
With twelve Oscar nominations and three wins, who is the most nominated male actor in Academy Awards history?▶ Jack Nicholson
Which actress played the character Annie Reed in the 1993 American romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle?▶ Meg Ryan
The song “Eye of the Tiger” by the band Survivor was the theme song for what movie released in 1982?▶ Rocky III
Which actor played the fictional character Dr. Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy?▶ Christopher Lloyd
What is the name of the sequel to the movie Wreck-It Ralph that was released in 2018?▶ Ralph Breaks the Internet
Who plays Jack Ryan in the 2002 American spy thriller “The Sum of all Fears”?▶ Ben Affleck
What film did Carol Burnett parody as the character “Starlet” in a costume made from tassels, drapery, and a curtain rod?▶ Gone with the Wind
What is Shawshank, in the movie The Shawshank Redemption?▶ The prison
Eddie Murphy’s first major motion picture role was in what movie released in 1982 co-starring Nick Nolte?▶ 48 Hours
What popular Disney movie is set near Salem, Massachusetts in the years 1693 and 1993?▶ Hocus Pocus
What late “Enter the Dragon” star would have been age 32 at the film’s Hong Kong premiere?▶ Bruce Lee
Which actor played Freddie Mercury in the 2018 film Bohemian Rhapsody?▶ Rami Malek
Who sang the title song “Grease” in the 1978 musical motion picture?▶ Frankie Valli
Who directed the romantic comedy fantasy adventure film The Princess Bride?▶ Rob Reiner
In The Karate Kid, what was the name of the dojo where the boys that bullied Daniel LaRusso trained?▶ Cobra Kai
In the X-Men film franchise, Halle Berry played the role of which character?▶ Storm
What song from the Disney film “Coco” won the 2018 Academy Award for Best Original Song?▶ Remember Me
What country’s 2010 ban on film worker unions is commonly referred to as the “Hobbit law”?▶ New Zealand
Which 1997 action thriller film stars Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and John Malkovich?▶ Con Air
Lindsay Lohan made her film debut in what 1998 Disney movie remake?▶ The Parent Trap
What is the name of the character played by Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series?▶ Captain Jack Sparrow
Released in 1984, what movie starring Patrick Swayze was the first to receive a PG-13 rating?▶ Red Dawn
In the sitcom Family Matters and film Die Hard, actor Reginald VelJohnson’s character had what occupation?▶ Police officer
Executives of William Randolph Hearst’s media empire conspired to stop the release of what 1941 film?▶ Citizen Kane
Who directed the 1980 horror film The Shining?▶ Stanley Kubrick
Harry, Niall, Louis, Liam, and Zayn auditioned for The X Factor as soloists, but competed together as what group?▶ One Direction
Released in 1984 starring Patrick Swayze, was the first movie to receive a PG-13 rating?▶ Red Dawn
In the 1988 American live-action/animated comedy film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, who framed Roger Rabbit?▶ Judge Doom
What musician played Cinna in the Hunger Games film series?▶ Lenny Kravitz
According to the Star Trek science fiction franchise, Earth is what class of planet?▶ M Class
Who played Tom Joad in the 1940 movie “The Grapes of Wrath”?▶ Henry Fonda
“Its an ugly planet, a bug planet” is a line from what 1997 American satirical military science fiction film?▶ Starship Troopers
In 2009, which company announced a deal to acquire Marvel Entertainment for $4.24 billion?▶ The Walt Disney Company
What is the name of the stock sound effect of a man screaming, used in hundreds of films and television shows?▶ The Wilhelm Scream
American film director and actor Shelton Jackson Lee is better known by what name?▶ Spike Lee
In the movie Spinal Tap, the band’s amplifier goes from zero to what?▶ Eleven
What 1968 American action thriller film, starring Steve McQueen, featured a car chase scene through the streets of San Francisco?▶ Bullitt
Rutger Hauer played Roy Batty in what 1982 neo-noir science fiction film?▶ Blade Runner
Who tap-danced with Jerry the Mouse in Anchors Aweigh, Fred Astaire in Ziegfeld Follies, and an umbrella in Singin’ in the Rain?▶ Gene Kelly
Chico’s Bail Bonds is the sponsor of what fictional movie little league team?▶ Bears  (Bad News Bears)
“After all, tomorrow is another day!” was the last line from which 1939 Oscar winning film?▶ Gone with the Wind
What former NBA player appeared in a Bruce Lee movie?▶ Kareem Abdul Jabbar in The Game Of Death
“My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion was the theme song for which 1997 blockbuster film?▶ Titanic
Whose autobiography, “Total Recall”, refers to his movie career and election to public office?▶ Arnold Schwarzenegger
The 2006 British-American family adventure drama film Flicka, featured what type of animal?▶ Horses
What was the first Bond film to win an Oscar for best original song?▶ Skyfall (with Adele)
In the Marvel cinematic universe, what is the name of Thor’s home planet?▶ Asgard
Which late actor starred as Kris Kringle in 1994 film Miracle on 34th Street?▶ Richard Attenborough
In the 1983 movie National Lampoon’s Vacation, what fictional amusement park were the Griswold family trying to go to?▶ Walley World
Paul Newman’s last movie appearance was as a conflicted mob boss in what 2002 movie opposite Tom Hanks?▶ Road to Perdition
The 2006 American romantic comedy Failure to Launch starred which Texas born actor?▶ Matthew McConaughey
At 2020 Oscars, which South Korean film took home four awards including best picture?▶ Parasite
“Love on the Rocks” is a song written by Neil Diamond and Gilbert Bécaud that appeared in what 1980 drama film?▶ The Jazz Singer
In 1979, Malcolm McDowell starred in what erotic historical drama film focusing on the rise and fall of a Roman Emperor?▶ Caligula
Chunk was a character in which 1985 movie about a group of young misfits looking for lost treasure?▶ The Goonies
Prince Humperdinck is the main antagonist of which 1987 fantasy film?▶ The Princess Bride
In the 2008 superhero film The Dark Knight which actor played the character Batman?▶ Christian Bale
Which 1992 American drama film tells the story of a preparatory school student who takes a job as an assistant to a blind, irritable, retired Army officer?▶ Scent of a Woman
What 1982 American science fiction horror film was directed by John Carpenter and starred Kurt Russell?▶ The Thing
In the 1999 Horror movie Lake Placid, which type of animal terrorized the residents of Black Lake, Maine?▶ Crocodile
What 2013 science fiction blockbuster starred Sandra Bullock and George Clooney?▶ Gravity
What are the names of the 7 dwarfs from the Disney movie “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”?▶ Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy, Bashful and Doc
What movie did Elvis Presley first appear in?▶ Love Me Tender
What school does Harry Potter attend?▶ Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
What is the job title of the person in charge of the camera and lighting crews working on a film?▶ Cinematographer
What was first feature length animated film?▶ El Apóstol
Which actress played the role of Mary (adult) in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”?▶ Donna Reed
In the movie “The Lion King”, what was Simba’s mother’s name?▶ Sarabi
What popular movie musical, directed by John Hutson, was released in 1982?▶ Annie
In the movie “Back to the Future”, what speed did the DeLorean need to reach in order to achieve time travel?▶ 88 MPH
Bruce Willis played a convict turned time traveler in what 1995 movie?▶ 12 Monkeys
In what year was the first James Bond film “Dr. No” released?▶ 1962
In what year was the first Harry Potter movie released?▶ 2001
Who played Batman in the 1989 Tim Burton version of the film?▶ Michael Keaton
Diana Prince is the public persona of which fictional superhero?▶ Wonder Woman
Which actor that once played James Bond previously competed in the Mr. Universe bodybuilding competition?▶ Sean Connery
Orson Welles provided the voice for which Transformer in “The Transformers: The Movie” released in 1986?▶ Unicron
Who directed the movie “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”?▶ Alfonso Cuarón
In what year did Paul McCartney announce he was quitting the Beatles?▶ 1970
What is the name of Mickey Mouse´s dog?▶ Pluto
Who played James Bond in the 1969 film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”?▶ George Robert Lazenby
What are the names of the three fairies in the Disney classic “Sleeping Beauty”?▶ Flora, Fauna and Merryweather
What was the name of the kleptomaniac monkey in the Disney movie “Aladdin”?▶ Abu
In the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast”, what is the name of Gaston’s bumbling sidekick?▶ LeFou
What is the name of the actress who plays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series of films?▶ Emma Watson
In the “Lord of the Rings” film series which actor plays the character of Saruman?▶ Christopher Lee
What is the name of the animated science fiction comedy-drama film released in 2002 about a Hawaiian girl and her unusual pet?▶ Lilo & Stitch
In Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” what is the name of the human that Ariel falls in love with?▶ Prince Eric
In Disney’s 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty, who is Princess Aurora is betrothed to?▶ Prince Phillip
Emma Watson is known for playing which character in Harry Potter?▶ Hermione Granger
In the movie The Terminator, what is the name of the company that created Skynet?▶ Cyberdyne Systems
What was the name of cowboy star Roy Rogers’ palomino horse?▶ Trigger (originally named Golden Cloud)
In what city would you find the Wizard of Oz?▶ The Emerald City
In which Disney film do two cats sing “The Siamese Cat Song”?▶ Lady and the Tramp
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a 2000 American Christmas fantasy comedy film starring which actor as the Grinch?▶ Jim Carrey
What animal was the Sheriff of Nottingham in Disney’s Robin Hood?▶ Gray wolf
What song does Jiminy Cricket famously sing during the opening credits of Pinocchio?▶ When You Wish Upon a Star
What now retired NBA player starred in the 1996 movie Kazaam?▶ Shaquille O’Neal
Kiss Me Kate and 10 Things I Hate About You were both based on which Shakespeare comedy?▶ The Taming of the Shrew
In the Walt Disney film Pinocchio, what is the name of the giant whale?▶ Monstro
What was Walt Disney’s original name for Mickey Mouse before his wife convinced him to change it?▶ Mortimer Mouse
Released in 1941, what is the only Disney animated feature film with a title character that never speaks?▶ Dumbo
In the movie “Bambi”, what type of animal is Bambi’s friend Flower?▶ Skunk
What are the four houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?▶ Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, & Slytherin
In the Harry Potter series, what is the name of Harry’s pet owl?▶ Hedwig
What is the secret identity of the fictional superhero Batman?▶ Bruce Wayne

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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.

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