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Famous Historical Figures in Movies #1

How well do you remember movies about historical figures?
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1. Which real-life astronaut Tom Hanks played in space drama "Apollo 13?"
Neil Armstrong
Jim Lovell
Alan Shepard
John Glen
2. Which Formula One driver Daniel Brühl played in the movie "Rush?"
Alain Prost
Ayrton Senna
Niki Lauda
James Hunt
3. Matt Damon portrayed Francois Pienaar in the movie "Invictus". Which sport did he play?
hurling
baseball
soccer
rugby
4. Which former tennis star did Emma Stone portray in the movie "Battle of the Sexes?"
Margaret Court
Martina Navratilova
Billie Jean King
Chris Evert
5. What is the title of the movie in which Viggo Mortensen played the role of Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud?
Young Dr. Freud
A Beautiful Mind
The Theory of Everything
A Dangerous Method
6. Which actor portrayed former American president Harry S. Truman in "Truman?"
Nicolas Cage
Gary Sinise
Christopher Lambert
Cary Elwes
7. Which actor portrayed Alexander The Great in "Alexander"?
Eric Bana
Colin Farrell
Russell Crowe
Brad Pitt
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?
painter
film director
politician
writer
10. Who portrayed an Australian outlaw Ned Kelly in 2003 movie?
Ben Affleck
Heath Ledger
Jake Gyllenhaal
Edward Norton
11. Who portrayed Pope Benedict XVI in 2019 movie "The Two Popes?"
Jonathan Pryce
Ben Kingsley
Jude Law
Anthony Hopkins
12. Who played Frank Serpico, a former NYPD detective in 1973 movie "Serpico?"
Michael Caine
Al Pacino
Marlon Brando
Dustin Hoffman
13. Gérard Depardieu portrayed Cyrano de Bergerac in 1990 movie. What was his occupation?
painter
composer
novelist
opera singer
14. Which painter Willem Defoe portrayed in the movie "At Eternity's Gate?"
Vincent Van Gogh
Claude Monet
Henri Matisse
Salvador Dali
15. Who played Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the movie "Amadeus?"
Kenny Baker
Tom Hulce
F. Murray Abraham
Jeffrey Jones
16. Which character Robert De Niro played in the movie "The Untouchables?"
Bugsy Siegel
Lucky Luciano
John Dillinger
Al Capone
17. What is the title of the movie in which Joseph Fiennes played William Shakespeare?
Shakespeare in Love
Hamlet
The Merchant of Venice
Romeo+Juliet
18. Which explorer Gerard Depardieu portrayed in the movie "1492: Conquest of Paradise?"
Christopher Columbus
Ferdinand Magellan
Vasco da Gama
Amerigo Vespucci
19. What is the title of the movie in which Martin Sheen portrayed commander Robert E. Lee?
Free State of Jones
Glory
Cold Mountain
Gettysburg
20. Paul Giamatti portrayed second president of the USA in the miniseries. What was his name?
James Monroe
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams
James Madison
21. What is the title of the movie in which Tom Hanks portrayed Walt Disney?
The Happiest Millionaire
Pollyanna
Walt Before Mickey
Saving Mr. Banks
22. What is the title of the movie in which Robert De Niro portrayed the boxer Jake LaMotta?
Raging Bull
Southpaw
Rocky II
Creed
23. Gretchen Mol portrayed Bettie Page in the movie "The Notorious Bettie Page." What was her occupation?
singer
model
dancer
swimmer
24. In which movie Johnny Depp played Boston mobster Whitey Bulger?
Black Mass
American Gangster
Road to Perdition
The Departed
25. Margot Robbie appeared as Tonya Harding in "I, Tonya." In which sport did she compete?
swimming
gymnastics
figure skating
athletics
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