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Historical Figures in Movies #1

Can you answer 50 questions about historical figures that were portrayed in movies?
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1. Which real-life astronaut Tom Hanks played in space drama Apollo 13?
Alan Shepard
Neil Armstrong
John Glen
Jim Lovell
2. Which Formula One driver Daniel Brühl played in the movie Rush?
James Hunt
Ayrton Senna
Niki Lauda
Alain Prost
3. Matt Damon portrayed Francois Pienaar in the movie Invictus. Which sport did he play?
Hurling
Rugby
Soccer
Baseball
4. Which former tennis star did Emma Stone portray in the movie Battle of the Sexes?
Martina Navratilova
Chris Evert
Billie Jean King
Margaret Court
5. What is the title of the movie in which Viggo Mortensen played the role of Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud?
A Beautiful Mind
A Dangerous Method
Young Dr. Freud
The Theory of Everything
6. Which actor portrayed former American president Harry S. Truman in Truman?
Gary Sinise
Cary Elwes
Nicolas Cage
Christopher Lambert
7. Which actor portrayed Alexander The Great in Alexander?
Colin Farrell
Brad Pitt
Eric Bana
Russell Crowe
8. What is the title of the movie in which John Cusack portrayed Edgar Allan Poe?
Lunacy
Tales of Poe
The Raven
The Black Cat
9. Ed Harris portrayed Jackson Pollock in the movie Pollock. What was his occupation?
Politician
Film director
Painter
Writer
10. Who portrayed an Australian outlaw Ned Kelly in 2003 movie?
Heath Ledger
Edward Norton
Ben Affleck
Jake Gyllenhaal
11. Who portrayed Pope Benedict XVI in 2019 movie The Two Popes?
Ben Kingsley
Jude Law
Anthony Hopkins
Jonathan Pryce
12. Who played Frank Serpico, a former NYPD detective in 1973 movie Serpico?
Dustin Hoffman
Al Pacino
Michael Caine
Marlon Brando
13. Gérard Depardieu portrayed Cyrano de Bergerac in 1990 movie. What was his occupation?
Painter
Composer
Opera singer
Novelist
14. Which painter Willem Defoe portrayed in the movie At Eternity's Gate?
Claude Monet
Vincent Van Gogh
Salvador Dali
Henri Matisse
15. Who played Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the movie Amadeus?
Jeffrey Jones
Tom Hulce
F. Murray Abraham
Kenny Baker
16. Which character Robert De Niro played in the movie The Untouchables?
Bugsy Siegel
John Dillinger
Lucky Luciano
Al Capone
17. What is the title of the movie in which Joseph Fiennes played William Shakespeare?
Romeo+Juliet
The Merchant of Venice
Hamlet
Shakespeare in Love
18. Which explorer Gerard Depardieu portrayed in the movie 1492: Conquest of Paradise?
Ferdinand Magellan
Amerigo Vespucci
Christopher Columbus
Vasco da Gama
19. What is the title of the movie in which Martin Sheen portrayed commander Robert E. Lee?
Free State of Jones
Cold Mountain
Gettysburg
Glory
20. Paul Giamatti portrayed second president of the USA in the miniseries. What was his name?
John Adams
James Madison
Thomas Jefferson
James Monroe
21. What is the title of the movie in which Tom Hanks portrayed Walt Disney?
Saving Mr. Banks
Walt Before Mickey
The Happiest Millionaire
Pollyanna
22. What is the title of the movie in which Robert De Niro portrayed the boxer Jake LaMotta?
Rocky II
Southpaw
Raging Bull
Creed
23. Gretchen Mol portrayed Bettie Page in the movie The Notorious Bettie Page. What was her occupation?
Singer
Dancer
Swimmer
Model
24. In which movie Johnny Depp played Boston mobster Whitey Bulger?
American Gangster
Road to Perdition
Black Mass
The Departed
25. Margot Robbie appeared as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. In which sport did she compete?
Figure skating
Gymnastics
Swimming
Athletics
26. What is the title of the movie in which Saoirse Ronan portrayed Mary Stuart?
The Favourite
The Queen
Mary Queen of Scots
A Queen is Crowned
27. Who portrayed Elizabeth Taylor in the movie Liz & Dick?
Amanda Seyfried
Margot Robbie
Lindsay Lohan
Natasha Richardson
28. What is the title of the movie in which Forest Whitaker portray Idi Amin?
The Last King of Scotland
Hotel Rwanda
Blood Diamond
Invictus
29. What is the title of the movie in which Judy Dench portray Queen Elizabeth I?
Elizabeth
Mary Queen of Scots
The Virgin Queen
Shakespeare in Love
30. Which legendary actress did Cate Blanchett portray in the movie The Aviator?
Bette Davis
Katharine Hepburn
Ingrid Bergman
Vivien Leigh
31. What is the title of the movie in which Sam Rockwell appeared as George W. Bush?
Argo
The Candidate
All the President's Men
Vice
32. Who portrayed former First Lady Jackie Kennedy in 2016 movie Jackie?
Sandra Bullock
Emma Stone
Natalie Portman
Keira Knightley
33. Who portrayed Tina Turner in 1993 movie What's Love Got to Do with It?
Regina King
Gabrielle Union
Viola Davis
Angela Bassett
34. Who portrayed Pope Francis in 2019 movie The Two Popes?
Ben Kingsley
Jude Law
Anthony Hopkins
Jonathan Pryce
35. What is the title of the movie in which Anthony Hopkins portrayed painter Pablo Picasso?
Lust for Life
Genius
Surviving Picasso
The Mystery of Picasso
36. Frank Langella appeared as Richard Nixon in 2008 movie Frost/Nixon. Who was David Frost?
Musician
Lawyer
Politician
Journalist
37. Brad Pitt portrayed Billy Bean in 2011 movie Moneyball. What sport did he play?
American football
Baseball
Cricket
Soccer
38. What is the title of the movie in which Leonardo DiCaprio portrayed business magnate Howard Hughes?
The Great Gatsby
Revolutionary Road
The Aviator
The Revenant
39. What is the title of the movie in which Dennis Quaid portrayed the musician Jerry Lee Lewis?
Jersey Boys
Walk the Line
Get on Up
Great Balls of Fire
40. In which TV series did Diego Luna appeared as drug lord Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo?
True Blood
Narcos: Mexico
Breaking Bad
Weeds
41. Liam Neeson played Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List. When was the movie released?
1982
1993
1988
2000
42. What is the title of the movie in which Kirk Douglas portrayed famous painter Vincent Van Gogh?
Lust for Life
Dreams
Vincent & Theo
Loving Vincent
43. Leonardo DiCaprio portrayed J. Edgar Hoover in the movie J. Edgar. What was his occupation?
CIA director
NASA director
FBI director
DEA director
44. Rami Malek won the Academy Award portraying Freddie Mercury in the Bohemian Rhapsody. How did Freddie die?
cancer
AIDS
murder
heart attack
45. Who appeared as tennis player John McEnroe in Borg vs McEnroe movie?
Shia LaBeouf
Tom Hardy
Zac Efron
Brian Austin Green
46. Which physicist did Geoffrey Rush portray in the 1st season of the TV series Genius?
Blaise Pascal
Albert Einstein
Isaac Newton
Nikola Tesla
47. Which painter did Antonio Banderas portray in the 2nd season of the TV series Genius?
Rembrandt
Vincent Van Gogh
Pablo Picasso
Francisco Goya
48. For which movie did Gary Oldman win the Academy Award while portraying Winston Churchill?
The Candidate
All the King's Men
The War Room
Darkest Hour
49. Which composer did Gary Oldman portray in the movie Immortal Beloved?
Beethoven
Strauss
Mozart
Bach
50. What is the name of the movie in which Marion Cotillard portrayed the singer Edith Piaf?
Life in Pink
Purple Rain
Moulin Rouge!
A Star is Born
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