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Let's Do Hollywood!

Written by Ron Centeno

In lieu of the just concluded Oscar Awards that was dominated by the movie Slumdog Millionaire, I prepared some HOLLYWOOD trivia for you.

Ok. Are you ready to play?


1. Which James Bond actor turned down the 007 role in Live and Let Die (1973), that brought stunning success for his replacement, Roger Moore?

2. Which actor turned down the lead role in The Terminator (1984), which went to Arnold Schwrzenegger?

3. Which actor turned down the lead role in The Matrix (1999) that went to Keanu Reeves?

4. Which actor turned down the role Han Solo in Star Wars (1977), that started the career of Harrison Ford?

5. This actress must be a little picky when it comes to taking a role. She’s turned down Rollergirl in Boogie Nights (1997), which went to Heather Graham; Emma Peel in The Avengers (1998), which went to Uma Thurman; and Rachel in The Ring (2002), which went to Naomi Watts. Who is she?

6. This handsome favorite leading man of the 1950s and 1960s, was signed up to play the lead in Ben Hur (1959), but when contract negotiations broke down, it was Charlton Heston who took the part. Who is he?

7. This horror film released just in time for beach season was directed by Steven Spielberg based on the story of Peter Benchley novel. The villain was a carnivorous and very homicidal white shark that attacked people in a quiet coastal town. What movie this one is?

8. This movie sets in a remote island where a wealthy businessman has secretly created a theme park featuring live dinosaurs cloned from prehistoric DNA found encased in amber. It was written by Michael Crichton. Name this movie that held the box office record gross of $357,067,947 before it was beaten by Titanic in 1997.

9. This World War II movie, starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon, earned five Oscars, including Best Director (Steven Spielberg) and Best Cinematography. Name this movie that is based on a true story.

10. This movie , directed by Steven Spielberg, is based on a true story of 11 Israeli athletes who were murdered during the 1972 Olympics by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September. Name the title of this movie.

11. This funnyman who broke into Hollywood via Saturday Night Live, had battled drug and alcohol addiction and chronic obesity for years. In 1997, he died of a cocaine and heroin overdose at age 33. Name this comedian who, as a child, idolized John Belushi.

12. This legendary martial arts expert was born in San Francisco, moved back to Hong Kong, then at eighteen, his mother shipped him back to the States and found a job teaching the Wing Chun style of martial arts in Seattle. His birth name was Li Jun Fan, what was his screen name?

13. Name the three lead characters in the hit television comedy show called The Three Stooges.

14. This famous cowboy on screen was on a football scholarship at the University of Southern California. His real name is Marion Morrison. Who is this Western movie actor wherein one airport in Southern California bears his name?

15. What were the last words of John Lennon when Mark David Chapman fired the four fatal shots on him?

11 Your Thoughts/Comments Here::

gillboard said...

7 jaws
8 jurassic park
9 saving private ryan
10 munich
12 bruce lee
13 larry moe and curly

Ron Centeno said...

good job, pareng gillboard!

Mac Callister said...

teka hanap muna ako ng trivia site hahahhaa

Mrs. Stevenson said...

thanks for comment. dropped ec here.

RhonB (aka Pinkoy) said...

Hi Ron! Giving it a try :)

1. Sean Connery
2. Mel Gibson
3. Will Smith?
4. Al Pacino
5. Gwenyth Paltrow
6. Rock Hudson
7 - 13 (already answered by gillboard...galing!)
14. John Wayne
15 "Let's go home because I want to see Sean before he goes to sleep."

alone said...

well, i don't know much about Hollywood. but i do love watching the movies. wth? haha =D

nice post =)

john said...

ok ngayon I'll try my best to answer your trivia questions...napahiya ako dun sa prior post mo wala akong nasagot....ok seryosohan na ito....
here are my answers...

...teka pwede ba pinoy na lang wag na hollywood?

Alain Theriault said...

These trivia are cool! I have a hard time with them though since I don't have a lot of Hollywood knowledge.

Good work Ron.

Ron Centeno said...

Mac! hahahaha! Thanks for droppping by.
Ria, salamat sa pagbisita.
Rhon B! Pleasure to see you! You're doing a good job! Galing mo!
Alone, thanks for trying.
John, :-) you always make me laugh!
Alain, nice to see you. Thanks for dropping by!

Steve Morozumi said...

these are interesting questions. since i don't have a lot of hollywood trivia knowledge, i'm going to nibble on them in my own time, or wait for all the answers to come in on your comments. LOL! thanks for all your support with my surgery and recovery and the honest scrap! i'm getting around to spreading the love on that shortly!

good to "internet see you" again!

-Steve @ fluxlie

Dina said...

My gosh 3M. This is mind boggling! Hahahahaha! Don't want to think! So what happened to the rest of the love story?

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