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Tuesday Trivia: You’re on your own

This is a round robin. I am really busy at work. Go wild.

Actor role trivia solutions

It’s been a while since I’ve stumped you!

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Tuesday trivia: Actor roles

Name the actor based on TV and film roles (I can’t tell if these are easy or hard; I’ll give hints if needed):

1. A cop (tv), a shepherd (tv), a friend’s lawyer (tv)
Solved by Tom Hilton.

2. A nun (tv), a bipolar mother (tv), a soap star (movie)
TIE: Solved by Tom Hilton and Melville.

3. A bank employee (movie), an immigrant (tv), a political volunteer working backstage (movie)
Solved by Melville.

4. A bus driver (tv), a sheriff (movie), a pool player (movie)
TIE: Solved by Tom Hilton and Melville.

5. A law firm bigwig (tv), an expatriate (movie), a jazz saxophonist (obscure movie only I have seen)
HINT: A dancer (movies)

6. A medical resident (tv), a wine enthusiast (movie), a lesbian (movie)
Solved by Wendy.

7. A brother-in-law (movie), a reporter for the Boston Globe (tv), an advertising guy (tv)
HINT: God these are such easy clues, I don’t even know what to do with you people. Okay, a television production guy (tv)
Solved by Ben.

Supporting Actor Trivia all solved

Tricky this week.

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Tuesday Trivia: Supporting Actors

I think we’ve done this before. I’m skipping the first four credited actors (at least, and the rest aren’t necessarily consecutive). Guess the movie (preferably without peeking at IMDb) based on the supporting cast.

1. Robert Loggia, Vivica Fox, Harvey Fierstein
Solved by Christina.

2. Christopher Walken, Bronson Pinchot, James Gandolfini
Solved by Ben.

3. Jane Alexander, Robert Walden, Stephen Collins
Solved by Melville.

4. Jean Dixon, Pat Flaherty, Robert Light
Hint: Eugene Pallette, Alan Mowbray, Mischa Auer
Solved by Melville.

5. Alison Lohman, Loudon Wainwright III, Marion Cotillard
Solved by Christina.

6. Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Sheila Reid
Solved by Tom Hilton.

7. Akim Tamiroff, Dennis Weaver, Joanna Moore
Solved by Tom Hilton.

Character Math Solutions

All solved!

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Tuesday Trivia: Character Math

Thanks so much to arghous for his unusual guest trivia while I was gallivanting in Hollywood. Here’s some character math. The equation should equal a movie.

1. Alfie + de Wynter = Kipling?
Solved by Tom Hilton.

2. Alfie + Hamlet = science fiction?
Solved by Tom Hilton.

3. Godfather plus Janet’s ex = The Bank Job?
Solved by Evn.

4. Ripley + Judge Turpin = Trekkers?
Solved by Melville.

5. Trewlaney + the Prime Minister = Becoming Jane?
Solved by Christina.

6. Wednesday + a Friend = opposition?
Solved by Tom Hilton.

7. Maria + Crockett = hunt?
Solved by Daven, George, & Hogan.

Guest Trivia by “arghous”

O.K., your mission with each of these questions is to name the leading actor and name the film starring him consistent with the given clues, based on a theme, which you should name as well.

1) He gave us the archetypal suave assassin. He gave us the perfect embodiment of misogyny. And just after this film, by stepping down he gave us George Lazenby. So for all that, why not give him something in return? How about a wife with the face like a pig? Some unused oysters? I know — let’s give him the very best duck!

2) He famously almost died during the filming of the so-called “Elderly Gang Goes Off to War” flick, but before that got to play a character who was able to spend a few hours catching up with his lost, mandarin-eating, human-pyramid-forming(-and-collapsing) servant.

3) Some say his vehicle to stardom was sort of a want-monikered trolley. But in another role he battled against racism (he was also apparently cool with cross-dressing).

4) In between movies where he’s shooting hordes of Axis soldiers or hordes of American Indians, he found time for the shooting of this (ironically less savage) film (to help out Good & Plenty potential concessionaires?).

5) After breaking up with the lunar-pizza-pie-eyed guy but before his snagging the Legion d’honneur, he starred in this movie (with the former Brooklyn Dodgers and the woman who would later have to act in bed with Bob Newhart) where gets upstaged by a rabbit and gets his subtitles all mixed up before he gets the girl.

6) One of his characters didn’t cry over spilt milk (nor over the spilt blood of his once-future-father-in-law, for that matter). Soon after he plays a man trying to get a visa to America (a simpler time where America would let in even the Russo-Chinese?!).

7) We’ve seen this guy above (so don’t bother renaming him, sorry!), but this time he’s trying to play a local (and well enough, too, that many movie-goers felt gypped when they didn’t notice him). This film costarred an actor playing a wannabe-farmer years before his other wannabe-farmer TV role made him a household name.

Hints added

Since you suck this week.

Tuesday Trivia: Quotes by Decade

DIY trivia has only had one submission! Come on, guys, don’t you want to do my work for me?

1. 1930s: Did you ever stop to think what you’d look like with a lily in your hand?
Hint: Starring an actor so widely-imitated that imitating him is a cliché, and a swashbuckler.
Solved by Melville.

2. 1940s: You know, when I was riding that truck, I used to think I’d never get enough of staying home. I’ve got enough all right.
Hint: A major star before he became a star has the second male lead here.
Solved by Melville.

3. 1950s: If you can’t bear the thought of messing up your nice, tidy soul, you better give up the whole idea of life and become a saint, because you’ll never make it as a human being. It’s either this world, or the next.
Hint: The raw black and white photography and earthy style typified a British film genre.
Solved by Melville.

4. 1960s: Of course he’s upset. He’s a lawyer; he’s paid to be upset.
Hint: A famous pairing in a less-famous movie.
Solved by Melville.

5. 1970s: You’re going to look pretty silly with that knife sticking out of your ass.
Hint: An iconic star in a deeply symbolic movie that was not made in Italy, although that might be your first guess.
Solved by Melville.

6. 1980s: Dames are put on this earth to weaken us, drain our energy, laugh at us when they see us naked.
Hint: Bless the saints, it’s an ashtray! I’ve been thinking of taking up smoking. This clinches it!
Solved by Evn.

7. 1990s: They love me for the same reason they used to hate me, because I’m the guy who knows everything.
Solved by Evn.