Films of the 1990s: 10 questions

  1. Which 1999 film starred Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julianne Moore, among many other well-known actors, as characters with interwoven stories trying to find happiness in California?
  2. Who was the only person to win two Best Actor Oscars in the 1990s?
  3. And who won both a Best Actor Oscar in 1999, to go with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar he had won in 1995?
  4. “Get busy living, or get busy dying” is one of the most famous pieces of dialogue from which 1994 film?
  5. Liam Neeson plays the title role in the 1993 classic Schindler’s List, but who plays his loyal assistant Itzhak Stern?
  6. Quentin Tarantino was the sole director of three films in the 1990s. Which films?
  7. In which classic nineties film can you hear the song “I Got You Babe” played, in part, 38 times?
  8. Which figure of 20th century American history did Spike Lee make a film about in 1992, with Denzel Washington in the title role?
  9. Chungking Express is a 1994 film by which famous Hong Kong director?
  10. What was the name of Stanley Kubrick’s final film, released in 1999 after his death?

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  1. Which 1999 film starred Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julianne Moore, among many other well-known actors, as characters with interwoven stories trying to find happiness in California?
    A: Magnolia
  2. Who was the only person to win two Best Actor Oscars in the 1990s?
    A: Tom Hanks (Philadelphia and Forrest Gump)
  3. And who won both a Best Actor Oscar in 1999, to go with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar he had won in 1995?
    A: Kevin Spacey (American Beauty and The Usual Suspects)
  4. “Get busy living, or get busy dying” is one of the most famous pieces of dialogue from which 1994 film?
    A: The Shawshank Redemption
  5. Liam Neeson plays the title role in the 1993 classic Schindler’s List, but who plays his loyal assistant Itzhak Stern?
    A: Ben Kingsley
  6. Quentin Tarantino was the sole director of three films in the 1990s. Which films?
    A: Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown
  7. In which classic nineties film can you hear the song “I Got You Babe” played, in part, 38 times?
    A: Groundhog Day
  8. Which figure of 20th century American history did Spike Lee make a film about in 1992, with Denzel Washington in the title role?
    A: Malcolm X
  9. Chungking Express is a 1994 film by which famous Hong Kong director?
    A: Wong Kar Wai
  10. What was the name of Stanley Kubrick’s final film, released in 1999 after his death?
    A: Eyes Wide Shut

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