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181 questions in this category
Question: What is the name of the scientist who produces James Bond's gadgets?

With thanks to Harry Winfield, question master of the Marina Alta Pensionisters Association in Benitachell, Alicante, Spain, for amending the answer
Question: This is a Spanish-based question What organisation do Mortadelo and Filemón work for?
Question: Which French Oscar-winning film director played the character Claude Lacombe in Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind?
Question: What was the name of the ranch in TV's Bonanza (1959-1973)?

With thanks to Jim Welsh for spotting a duplicate question
Question: Who are the only two actors to have been nominated for Academy awards either leading or supporting, at least once in every decade since 1960?
Question: Which two families have produced three generation of Oscar winners?
Question: James Bond's cars have all been British-made until recently. Which are the only two non-British makes he has used?

With thanks to Dan Hall for correcting this question
Question: Which Irish actor has the distinction of having being nominated the most times for Best Actor Academy Award (8) and never having won (although he received an Honorary Award in 2003)?
Question: What did Disney drop from Winnie-the-Pooh's name?
Question: Which Irish filmmaker directed 'Mona Lisa' and 'interview with a Vampire' among many others, and won an Oscar for the best screenplay of 'The Crying Game' ?
Question: Who is the only Irish citizen to have won Best Actor Academy Award (and has won twice)?
Question: Which Irish actor has played James Bond in the official franchise?
Question: In which 1968 film, based on an Ian Fleming book, is the main female character called 'Truly Scrumptious'?
Question: Which American actor died in 1977 playing golf in La Moraleja, Madrid?
Question: How were Leonard, Arthur, Julius, and Herbert better known together in films?
Question: Name one of the only four women ever nominated for an Academy Award as Best Director.

With thanks to David Regal for updating this question
Question: What's the name of the prize awarded at the San Sebastian International Film Festival (Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián / Donostiako Zinemaldia)?
Question: In John Carpenter's film (and Stephen King's novel) 'Christine', who or what was Christine?
Question: Which Canadian actor who first starred in 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure' has a Hawaiian first name which means 'the coldness'?
Question: Which three words appear on the helmet in the poster for Stanley Kubrik's 1987 film 'Full Metal Jacket'?
Question: What age is dawning in 'Hair'?
Question: Who plays Hagrid in the Harry Potter films?
Question: Which film director married Ingrid Bergman in 1950?
Question: Who is Melanie Griffith's mother, who starred in Hitchcock's 'The Birds'?
Question: Who played the Sorcerer's Apprentice in 'Fantasia'?
Question: Which actress fell overboard in the 1987 film 'Overboard'?
Question: Which is the only G-rated movie to win best picture award?
Question: A play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison called "Everybody Comes to Rick's" was made into a classical film. What was it called?
Question: Who was Poopdeck Pappy's most famous son?
Question: Dorothy Gale is the main character in which series of books and films?
Question: Which fictional family lives at 742 Evergreen Terrace?
Question: Which member of the Monty Python team died in 1989?
Question: Which country has won the Eurovision Song Contest more than any other?
Question: In which full-length cartoon are the main characters called Pongo and Perdita?
Question: What is the name of the film based on the life of writer Charles Bukowski?
Question: Vonda Shepard is the resident singer/pianist in which TV series?
Question: What nationality is Meryl Streep's character in "Sophie's Choice"?
Question: In 1979, one person starred in the two biggest grossing films of the year: "Amityville Horror" and "Superman". Who?
Question: Who directed "L'histoire de Adèle H" and "L'argent de poche"?
Question: In the film "Summer Holiday" with Cliff Richard, where do they drive their bus to?

With thanks to Barbara Ridgely for correcting this question
Question: Which two US presidents has Anthony Hopkins played in film?
Question: Marty McFly's having the time of his life. The only question is - what time is it? Slogan for which film?
Question: This is a Spanish-based question Who are the three main actors in the 1997 film "La Buena Estrella"?
Question: Who was the creator of the TV series "ER"?
Question: "They Call Me Mister Tibbs" is the sequel to which film?
Question: For which film did Bryan Adams write "(Everything I do) I do it for you"?
Question: From which movie: "Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you!"
Question: In which film does a cabaret singer on the run from the Mafia end up training a choir of nuns?
Question: In which film does a nun, on the run from the Nazis, and accompanied by a group of children, sing at the Salzburg Festival?
Question: In which movie did they say: "I don't have a lifestyle, I have a life"?
Question: In which movie did they say: "If God wanted to be a fish, he'd be a whale"?
Question: Jessica Fletcher is the main character in which TV series?
Question: Melvin Kaminsky is married to Anna Maria Italiano. Who are they better known as?
Question: On TV, where would you find Chief Wiggum?
Question: What is film and comic character Dick Grayson's alter ego?

With thanks to Colin Dinnie for correcting and expanding the answer to this question
Question: Where was "La Casa de los Espiritus" filmed?
Question: Which 1926 film by Fritz Lang showed impoverished workers living under a city inhabited by the wealthy?
Question: Which baseball star did Marilyn Monroe marry in January, 1954?
Question: Which Bob Dylan song was written for the film 'Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid'?
Question: Which came first: colour or sound films?

With thanks to RKN for correcting this question
Question: Which car was used as a time machine in the 'Back to the Future' films?
Question: Which film began with the following narration? "I never knew the old Vienna before the war, with its Strauss music, its glamour and easy charm... Constantinople suited me better."
Question: Which film was based on Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep"?
Question: Which is Homer Simpson's regular beer?
Question: Which movie: "Don't dream it, be it"?
Question: Which of the Marx brothers is a deaf mute?
Question: Which of the performing Marx brothers never appeared in any of the films?
Question: Which remake of "High Noon" was set on one of Jupiter's moons?
Question: Which Russian silent film tells the story of the naval mutiny in Odessa in 1905?
Question: Which was the first official James Bond film?

With thanks to Ian Gerrard for the info on the first Casino Royale
Question: Who directed Alien, Blade Runner, 1492, Gladiator, Black Rain, and Black Hawk Down, among others?
Question: Who is James Bond's recurring foe?
Question: Who is James Bond's usual CIA partner?
Question: Who is Julia Wells better known as?
Question: Who lives at 1313 Mockingbird Lane, Mockingbird Heights?

With thanks to Steven Malan for correcting this question
Question: Who or what is Alan Smithee?
Question: Who played 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly'?
Question: Who played the role of Sarah Connor in the 'Terminator' films?
Question: Who said "All you see I owe to spaghetti"?
Question: Who said "Charlie don't surf"?
Question: Who said "Either this guy's dead or my watch has stopped"?
Question: Who said "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that"?
Question: Who was Mrs. Robinson in the film 'The Graduate'?
Question: Which was the first black and white film to win a Best Picture Oscar after 'The Apartment' in 1960?
Question: Which is the only sequel of a Best Picture Oscar-winning film to have also won Best Picture Oscar?

With thanks to Oscar Nolan from Dublin for correcting this question
Question: In the films of the same name, what are 'The Blue Gardenia', 'The Blue Dahlia', and 'The Blue Angel'?
Question: In which film does a mad general named Jack D. Ripper, obsessed by the fear that communists were controlling the fluoridation of the US water supply, send the bombers under his command to destroy the Soviet Union?
Question: What do the following films have in common: When the Wind Blows, Planet of the Apes, Café Flesh, The Last Woman on Earth, and Atomic Café?

With thanks to Chris for correcting this question
Question: What was Citizen Kane's first name?
Question: Which character said "Louis, this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship" and in which film?
Question: Which cult movie has the characters: Dr Frank N Furter, Riff Raff, Magenta, Columbia, Eddie, and Rocky?
Question: Who or what is the Pink Panther, in the film of the same name?
Question: Who played secret agent James Bond in the 1966 film "Casino Royale"?
Question: Who plays Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation?
Question: Who was the first person to say in a movie: "You ain't heard nothing yet"?
Question: By which name is Allen Konigsberg better known?
Question: By which name is Annie Mae Bullock better known?
Question: By which name is Archibald Leach better known?
Question: By which name is Cherilyn Sarkisian better known?
Question: By which name is Diana Fluck better known?
Question: By which name is Greta Gustafsson better known?
Question: By which name is Maurice Micklewhite better known?
Question: By which name is Nicholas Coppola better known?
Question: By which name is Ramon Estévez better known?
Question: By which name is Walter Matuschanskayasky better known?

With thanks to David Regal for clarifying the answer to this question
Question: What was the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz looking for?
Question: Which was the first, and so far only, X-rated film to have won the Best Film Oscar?
Question: In which 1960 film did Elvis Presley sing 'Wooden Heart'?
Question: Which historical character did John Wayne play in the 1956 flop 'The Conqueror'?
Question: Which famous actress is the daughter of actress Maureen O'Sullivan?
Question: Which pair of characters were played on screen by John Barrymore in 1921, Frederic March in 1931, Spencer Tracy in 1941 and Christopher Lee in 1971?
Question: Which actor's autobiography is called 'The Moon's a Balloon'?
Question: Which film monster lived on Skull Island?
Question: In the Sylvester Stallone films, what was Rocky's surname?
Question: 'Take My Breath Away' won an Oscar for best original song for which film? (1987 film with Tom Cruise)
Question: What was known as 'Watery Fowls', 'Flay Otters', 'Fatty Owls', 'Flowery Twats', and 'Farty Towels', in that order?
Question: For the first three seasons, The Simpsons were part of which show?
Question: What was the name of the (O'Hara) plantation in 'Gone With The Wind'?
Question: Who played characters with names such as Otis B. Driftwood, Rufus T. Firefly, and Dr Hugo Z. Hackenbush?
Question: Which actor/director created and played the character M. Hulot?
Question: Who was the photographer in Fellini's 1960 film 'La Dolce Vita', whose name now describes certain members of his profession?
Question: 'Tall, Dark, and Gruesome' is the autobiography of which British actor?
Question: Charlie Chaplin once described Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes as 'the greatest comedian in the world'. By which name is he better known?
Question: What in literature and films is a MacGuffin?
Question: Who was the Ugly in 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'? (Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo -1966)
Question: How is the fictional 'Charles Townsend Associates Private Detective Agency' better known?
Question: What was the name of the sequel to the 1953 film 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'?
Question: Dr. Henry Jones, Jr. (born July 1, 1899) is a fictional professor, archaeologist, and adventurer who is better known by what nickname?
Question: Who are the only two sisters to have won Best Actress Oscars?
Question: What grape variety is favoured by the main character in 'Sideways'?
Question: When the young Indiana Jones was a corporal in the Belgian army, he lost his virginity to which Dutch Dancer?
Question: Which fictional character played by Gene Hackman, Kevin Spacey, and John Shea among many others supposedly owns Beethoven's 10th Symphony, the Venus de Milo's arms, Gainsborough's 'Yellow Boy' and a full-body portrait of the Mona Lisa?
Question: For which fictional company does James Bond often claim to work?
Question: The character 'Q' appears in all but two James Bond films. He is the head of Q Branch (later Q Division). What does Q stand for?
Question: In the film 'Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence', what was Mr Lawrence's job?
Question: Who collectively are Kambei Shimada, Katsushiro Okamoto, Gorobei Katayama, Shichiroji, Kyuzo, Heihachi Hayashida, and Kikuchiyo?
Question: What are 'The Bedrock Bugle' and 'The Daily Slab'?
Question: Who are known in different countries as Gøg og Gokke, Crick e Crock, Flip i Flap, or Dick und Doof?
Question: What was Charles Foster Kane's last word?
Question: Who's last words were 'I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis' (on January 14th 1957)?
Question: Which was the last film in which Chaplin's Little Tramp appears?
Question: The American Film Institute has published 100 Years of Cinema - 100 Heroes and Villains. Indiana Jones and Norman Bates hold the number 2 spot in each category. Who hold the top places?
Question: Who did Cheryl Ladd replace in Charlie's Angels?
Question: The TV show "Angel" is a spin off from which other show?
Question: Name one of the male leads in "Angels with Dirty Faces"
Question: In which film did Marlene Dietrich sing "Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)"?
Question: Who played Sid Vicious in the film 'Sid and Nancy'?
Question: What was used for blood in the famous shower scene in the Hitchcock classic 'Psycho'?
Question: Who are the two professional 'stingers' in the film 'The Sting'?
Question: Which band sing the theme tune to Friends?
Question: This is a Spanish-based question What was the last Spanish film to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film?
Question: Who refused an academy award for his role in the Godfather?
Question: In which fim was the word "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" used?
Question: Tony Blair, Carmen Electra, Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Ian McKellan, Aerosmith and The Red Hot Chili Peppers have all appeared where?
Question: In 'The King and I', Yul Brynner played the king but who played 'I'?
Question: Which of the 'Dirty Dozen' was also one of the 'Magnificent Seven'?

With thanks to Bob Clarke for correcting this question
Question: What were the first names of the characters played by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in Grease?
Question: Linda Hunt won an Oscar for her role in 'The Year of Living Dangerously' in 1982. What was unique about her Oscar?
Question: What was the name of the boy who befriended ET?
Question: Who directed the 1967 classic 'Bonnie and Clyde' with Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty?
Question: Who was the other male lead alongside Bing Crosby in 'White Christmas'?
Question: What was the name of John Travolta's character in 'Pulp Fiction'?
Question: In The Flintstones, what is the name of Fred and Wilma's daughter?
Question: Who were the creators of Fireball XL5, Stingray, and Thunderbirds, among others?
Question: Who played the villain Hans Gruber in 'Die Hard'?
Question: The Sesame Street characters Ernie and Bert were named after a policeman and a taxi driver in which classic flm?
Question: Which was the first colour film to win Best Picture oscar?
Question: What is the name of the arch-enemy in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'?
Question: What were the robots in 'Blade Runner' called?
Question: Complete this Anthony Perkins line from 'Psycho': 'A boys best friend...'?
Question: Who provided the voice of Jessia Rabbit in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'?
Question: Two actors have played the character Shaft in the cinema. Which two?
Question: What is the connection between Cary Grant and 'A Fish Called Wanda'?
Question: What is the name of the character played by Sean Bean in Goldeneye?
Question: Which rock singer played Eddie in the Rocky Horror Picture Show?
Question: In which film does Robert de Niro play the role of Travis Bickle?
Question: Doctor Octopus is the baddie in which 2004 movie?

With thanks to Dave Cohen, ex-teammate, for correcting this question
Question: After twenty years away from the cinema, director Terence Malik returned with which 1998 war movie?
Question: Who played the male and female leads in the 1950 film King Solomon's Mines?
Question: For which two films did Marlon Brando win an Oscar?
Question: Who developed 'The Method' school of acting in New York in the 1940s and 50s?

With thanks to Sinead Fisher for correcting this question


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