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This Is Not Any Easy Movie Trivia Quiz, So I Will Be Impressed If You Get At Least 12/18 Right

They don't teach you this in school...well, okay, probably in film school.

  1. 1. Which famous British comedian voiced Zazu in The Lion King?

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    Rowan Atkinson

    The comedian is best-known for his portrayal of Mr. Bean.

  2. 2. Which actor — in one of their first roles — played a young Wendy Darling in Hook?

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    Gwyneth Paltrow

    The film was actually directed by her godfather, Steven Spielberg.

  3. 3. Which of the following is NOT true about Star Wars: A New Hope?

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    It did not win the Best Picture Oscar

    While Star Wars: A New Hope was nominated for Best Picture it lost to Annie Hall.

  4. 4. Who did Steven Spielberg originally want for the role of Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park?

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    Harrison Ford

    During a special screening for the 30th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Steven Spielberg (who was there along with Harrison) told the crowd he had offered him the role first and that he turned him down.

  5. 5. Which of these facts is true about The Departed?

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    It is a remake of a critically-acclaimed Hong Kong film.

    The original was a 2002 movie titled Infernal Affairs.

  6. 6. Which of these facts is true about The Nightmare Before Christmas?

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    Tim Burton did not direct the movie.

    The movie is based on a story and characters that Tim created, but the film is directed by Henry Selick. Tim did produce the film though!

  7. 7. Which of these facts is NOT true about Coming to America?

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    Janet Jackson did not turn down the role of Lisa McDowell (she neither auditioned for it nor was offered the role).

    However, Paula Abdul did get her job as the choreographer because the film's director, John Landis, wanted the choreographer who created Janet Jackson's dance moves.

  8. 8. Which actor was originally cast as Juliet opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet?

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    Natalie Portman!

    Natalie was forced to drop out of the movie after executives at Fox saw the rehearsals and thought she looked way too young to be playing Leonardo DiCaprio's love interest.

  9. 9. Which of these facts is true about Scream?

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    The movie was originally called Scary Movie!

    FTR, the title was changed before the movie began production.

  10. 10. Which actor was cast as Marty McFly in Back to the Future before being let go and replaced by Michael J. Fox?

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    Eric Stoltz

    The movie's director, Robert Zemeckis, recast the role after five weeks of filming because he thought Eric was too serious for the role. For the record, Michael J. Fox had always been the first choice for the role, but had been unavailable because he was filming Family Ties.

  11. 11. Which of these facts is true about Pretty Woman?

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    The original script had a dark ending.

    According to Julia, she was attached to that version of the movie, but thankfully it fell apart and it then went to Disney and Garry Marshall, who redeveloped the script.

  12. 12. The Little Mermaid is credited with what?

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    Helping save Disney's Animation department and bringing on the Disney Renaissance

    At the time of its release in 1989, Disney had not had a huge animated movie in a long time and was on the verge of shutting down its Animation department. However, the success of the The Little Mermaid not only marked a return to form, but also set up the blueprint for how Disney would make its animated movies throughout the next decade.

  13. 13. Who was the only designer to make a cameo in The Devil Wears Prada?

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    Valentino

    Allegedly other designers chose not to make cameos out of fear that it would upset Anna Wintour and that they would stop being featured in Vogue.

  14. 14. Which of these facts is true about Clueless?

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    Clueless was pitched as a TV series for Fox.

    Amy pitched the show with the title No Worries.

  15. 15. Including the 2018 film, how many versions of A Star is Born are there?

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    Four

    There is the original 1937 version starring Janet Gaynor, a 1954 remake starring Judy Garland, a 1976 adaption starring Barbra Streisand, and, of course, the 2018 film starring Lady Gaga.

  16. 16. Disney originally envisioned Beauty and the Beast as what?

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    As a darker, more dramatic, and non-musical animated movie.

    A 20-minute reel of this version of the movie — which consisted of sketches and was set with temporary vocals — was shown to then-chairman of Walt Disney Studios, Jeffrey Katzenberg, who decided to kill it and start the film over.

  17. 17. Black Panther has the distinction of which of the following?

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    It is the first superhero film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

    While it is still the only superhero movie to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, it isn't the only comic-book movie to be nominated for it — 2019's Joker also got a Best Picture nom.

  18. 18. And finally, which of these facts is true about Titanic?

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    James Cameron did not want "My Heart Will Go On" in the movie.

    Yup, James thought the movie was too epic and didn't need a pop song in it. After listening to the demo that Celine recorded he decided to put it in.