Recent Movie & TV Trivia

30 questions and answers about recent films and television series and the actors in them

Q1: The Quentin Tarantino film that casts Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate also casts Dakota Fanning as who?

A: Squeaky Fromme and/or Lynette Fromme are acceptable answers (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was the movie)

Q2: What is the name of the 2018 comedic sci-fi film that previewed a black man using a white “customer service voice,” voiced by David Cross?

A: Sorry to Bother You

Q3: What film received the most Academy Awards at the Oscars in 2020?

A: Parasite

Q4: What Jewish-Maori Actor/Director received the Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) for Jojo Rabbit last year?

A: Taika Waititi

Q5: The Academy Award winning actress who portrays Mildred Hayes in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is married to one half of what film directing, screenwriting, and producing brotherly duo?

A: The Coen Brothers, Roderick Jaynes, and/or Mike Zoss are acceptable answers. (Roderick Jaynes and Mike Zoss are pseudonyms for the duo that is Joel and Ethan Coen; Frances McDormand portrayed Mildred Hayes in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and is married to Joel Coen).

Q6: Who plays fictional character Bob Newby on Netflix’s Stranger Things?

A: Sean Astin

Q7: Who is the grouchy diner owner on “Gilmore Girls”?

A: Luke Danes

Q8: What is the real name, not professional name, of the actress who starred in the Farewell, Crazy Rich Asians, Ocean’s 8, and Jumanji: the Next Level?

A: Nora Lum (she is known as Akwafina professionally)

Q9: What 2019 film directed by Sam Mendes was filmed in just two very long, continuous takes?

A: 1917

Q10: Rocketman is a biographical musical film based on the life of whom?

A: Elton John

Q11: Saoirse Ronan stars alongside Timothee Chalamet in what two films directed by Greta Gerwig in 2017 and 2019?

A: Lady Bird and Little Women, respectively (we need both movies for the answer to be correct).

Q12: What actor, hailing from Daly City, is married to Leslie Bibb and was awarded the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2017?

A: Sam Rockwell

Q13: What character does Will Ferrell play in Anchorman?

A: Ron Burgundy 

Q14: The 56-year-old actor, who was born in Beirut and portrayed John Wick, has recently reprised his character from what 1989 comedy/sci-fi movie?

A: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is the answer (Keanu Reeves is the actor who recently reprised his role of Ted Logan in Bill & Ted Face the Music).

Q15: The Canadian series that won the most Emmys in 2020 was primarily broadcasted on what network?

A: POP or CBC are acceptable answers (Schitt’s Creek is the show). 

Q16: What 6-foot tall actress portrayed Margot Robbie’s character’s mother in I, Tonya?

A: Allison Janney

Q17: What Guillermo del Toro film won Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards?

A: The Shape of Water

Q18: In MGM Studios, the MGM stands for?

A: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Q19: What two actors star opposite of one another in the 2017 drama Call Me by Your Name?

A: Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer (we need both actors’ names for the answer to be correct).

Q20: What is the name of the actress who is married to the coveted actor, hailing from the Bay Area, who stars in movies like Big and Saving Private Ryan?

A: Rita Wilson is the correct answer (she is married to Tom Hanks).

Q21: What actress has the most Academy Award nominations of all time, with 21 nominations?

A: Meryl Streep

Q22: On what children’s TV series did Selena Gomez appear in the early 2000s?

A: Barney & Friends

Q23: Who is the director, known initially for his comedy, of the film starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams that received a 98% score on Rotten Tomatoes?

A: Jordan Peele is the correct answer (Get Out was the film he directed).

Q24: Prior to starring in several Star Wars movies, Marriage Story, and BlackkKlansman, Adam Driver played fictional character Adam Sackler on what HBO series?

A: Girls

Q25: Who is the Australian actress, with a law degree, who played fictional character “Fat Amy” in the Pitch Perfect movies?

A: Rebel Wilson

Q26: What is the name of the actress who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Judy Garland in 2020?

A: Renee Zellweger

Q27: Who is the famous son of the actor who portrayed Captain Chesley Sullenberger in the 2016 drama film about Sully’s heroic emergency landing in the Hudson River?

A: Colin Hanks is the correct answer (he is the famous son of Tom Hanks, who portrayed Sully).

Q28: In what German city was Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel filmed?

A: Dresden, Germany

Q29: The Australian actress who portrayed the mother of Haley Joel Osment’s character in the Sixth Sense also played the wife of what American actor in Little Miss Sunshine?

A: Greg Kinnear is the correct answer {Toni Collette played both Greg Kinnear’s wife in LMS and the mother of Cole Sear (played by Haley Joel Osment) in the Sixth Sense}.

Q30: The wife of Donnie Wahlberg, who is also a former Playboy Bunny, currently stars on what FOX reality TV show?

A: The Masked Singer