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Actors by Last Name #1

Based on the last name, guess the first names of these famous male actors.
If more than one answer fits, choose the more famous one
Quiz by buck1017
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Last updated: September 6, 2016
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First submittedJuly 21, 2013
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First
Last
Marlon
Brando
Tom
Hiddleston
Clark
Gable
Ian
McKellen
Liam
Neeson
Christopher
Walken
Burt
Lancaster
First
Last
Laurence
Olivier
Robert
Pattinson
Ben
Kingsley
Paul
Giamatti
David
Schwimmer
Javier
Bardem
Gene
Hackman
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Last
Richard
Dreyfuss
Peter
Dinklage
Steve
Buscemi
Alec
Guinness
Timothy
Olyphant
Ewan
McGregor
Charlie
Chaplin
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Last
Zach
Galifianakis
Harvey
Keitel
Cary
Elwes
Viggo
Mortensen
Gary
Oldman
Mickey
Rourke
Jeremy
Irons
41 Comments
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Level 46
Jul 25, 2013
I initially tried "Phillip Seymour" for Hoffman. He won Best Actor in 2005.
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Level 91
Jul 29, 2013
There's a lot of ambiguity as to who's "more famous" on many of these quizzes, and I think this is yet another one of them.
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Level 89
Aug 9, 2014
It doesn't matter at all who is "more famous." Dustin is still a (and in this case THE) correct answer to the question.
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Level 77
Jul 29, 2013
I tried to find last names that were not shared by multiple A-List actors. Phillip Seymour Hoffman never crossed my mind when selecting Dustin Hoffman. I would say Dustin is the much more famous of the two, but your point is definitely valid.
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Level 82
Aug 14, 2013
Dustin was the first guy I thought of as well but these days I think Philip Seymour is at least as well known and well respected, if not more. Dustin's career peaked quite a while ago.
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Level 75
Aug 30, 2014
Thanks for adding Philip Seymour Hoffman. Kalbahamut made a good point.
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Level 77
Jul 20, 2021
Revisiting this 8 years later...yeah...Philip Seymour Hoffman is definitely more famous now.
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Level 77
Sep 6, 2016
Made some changes to clear out some ambiguity. As soon as QM approves.
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Level 82
Jan 15, 2020
Alas, there are no more Hoff men.
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Level 36
Aug 12, 2013
Good quiz. Got 26 out of 28. Not too bad. Don't know who Peter Dinklage is though. Can't believe i missed viggo mortensen...he's a really talented actor and there's like four or five good movies i saw him in....oh well.
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Level 93
Dec 5, 2022
Peter Dinklage is probably best known as Tyrion Lannister in game of thrones, although since you commented 9 years ago maybe it was too early to have heard much about it.
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Level 46
May 6, 2024
elf and a few episodes of 30 rock is where i know him from
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Level 59
Aug 12, 2013
Well that was easy! :-) 100% with 3:23 left.
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Level 65
Dec 4, 2022
I don't know that I feel good about knowing these.
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Level 27
Aug 13, 2013
I like the variety of old and new actors and people from the US and the UK as well
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2014
Same!
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Level 3
Jul 2, 2014
Why wasn't Leonardo DiCaprio on here?
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Level 40
Aug 8, 2014
It's Alec Guinness not Guiness
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Level 56
Mar 1, 2016
Quite a few of these are common first names (Ben, Paul, Christopher etc). So a tougher challenge would be to name the actors in order.
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Level 73
Apr 4, 2016
For Dreyfuss, my first thought was "julia louis" from Seinfeld and Veep fame.
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Level 93
Sep 1, 2019
she is not male though
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Level 73
Jan 15, 2020
haha, didn't read the caveats, just the title "Actors by last name" and the term actor is used for both male and female, perhaps the title should reflect the fact that it's only males.
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Level 54
Dec 12, 2021
Actor only refers to males, actress refers to females, so calling it actors in fine.
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Level 77
Oct 7, 2023
Style guides generally agree that "actor" is gender-neutral and should be used instead of "actress," except when referring to specific awards that use the term (such as the Academy Award for Best Actress.)
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Level 35
Apr 5, 2016
All with 2.12 left.
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Level 33
May 3, 2017
I only got qui gonn jinn and obi wan kenobi
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Level 12
May 3, 2017
The only ones I got were Gandalf, Qui-Gon, both Obi-Wans, and Loki
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Level 52
Sep 6, 2017
I could only think Alfred for the Dreyfuss hint. History is great.
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Level 70
May 23, 2019
You should check out a wonderful book called "Baby Steps" by Dr. Leo Marvin. It was featured on Good Morning America.
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Level 65
Jan 15, 2020
No comment
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Level 43
Jan 16, 2020
My heart leaps whenever I see Tom Hiddleston mentioned on a quiz. :)
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Level 66
Jun 23, 2020
@buck1017 I hope you don't mind, but I borrowed your format for an Authors by Last Name quiz.
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Level 22
Jan 29, 2021
Was I the only one that guessed Conner McGregor
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Level 72
May 21, 2021
I kept trying Stan Mortensen knowing full well that he was a footballer from the 1940s and 50s rather than an actor
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Level 75
Jan 29, 2021
One of the rules of movie-related quizzes here seems to be that there must be a Princess Bride connection :)
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Level 79
Jun 1, 2021
I tried Norma Jean Mortensen - I think she is more well known than Viggo.

However the names are spelled differently. Norma Jean is Mortenson.

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Level 77
Oct 8, 2023
Marilyn Monroe may be more well-known, but she is unarguably not more well known by the name Mortenson. She never used that name personally, going by "Norma Jean Baker" from the time she was two years old, and certainly didn't use it professionally.
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Level 51
Jul 16, 2021
No Black actors
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Level 53
Jul 17, 2021
I guess somebody has to find a way to bring race or politics into everything these days, no whining about how sexist an all male quiz is to add to your victimhood?
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Level 77
Jul 20, 2021
I must be racist...in the meantime, please take my other quiz NFL Black Quarterbacks. You'll be happy to know that there aren't any white people in that one.
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Level 67
Feb 7, 2023
Wow got everything in 34 seconds