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The 'Fight Club' Quiz
by Staff
This gritty psychological thriller both repulsed and awed critics and audiences. How much do you know about "Fight Club"?

Which actress turned down the role of Marla because the movie was "too dark"?

  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Julianne Moore
  • Charlize Theron

Helena Bonham Carter insisted the artist do what to make her makeup imperfect?

  • wear a lead weight on her wrist
  • drink tequila before working
  • use her nondominant hand

What was the budget of this star-studded flick?

  • $63 million
  • $41 million
  • $18 million

The Narrator was molded to reflect the personality of which famous literary character?

  • Jay Gatsby
  • Huck Finn
  • Holden Caulfield

In the movie, what's the name of the "project" that springs from the first Fight Club?

  • Project Anarchy
  • Project Mayhem
  • Project Chaos

What year was this movie released?

  • 1999
  • 2001
  • 2003

What did the director tell Edward Norton to do during an early scene so he could capture genuine surprise?

  • slap Brad Pitt's face
  • punch Brad Pitt in the ear
  • pinch Brad Pitt's cheeks

Producers nearly cast which actor in the role of Tyler Durden?

  • Sean Penn
  • Matt Damon
  • Russell Crowe

Which female rock star was nearly cast as Marla?

  • Courtney Love
  • Liz Phair
  • PJ Harvey

How many directors did the producers consider before settling on one?

  • one
  • four
  • eight

Which talk-show host revealed the movie's twist before it was released to the public?

  • Ricki Lake
  • Geraldo Rivera
  • Rosie O'Donnell

At how many locations did the crew shoot scenes for this movie?

  • 60
  • 100
  • 200

What is the name of Edward Norton's character in the movie?

  • Ryan
  • Jack
  • He doesn't have one.

How much did the film gross at the box office?

  • $231 million
  • $140 million
  • $100 million

For one scene, Brad Pitt and Edward Norton really do get drunk and then do what?

  • scream at movie extras
  • hit golf balls into a truck
  • slap several crew members

In the last scene, what flashes briefly on screen?

  • male genitalia
  • Pitt's family portrait
  • dead sheep

What is the first rule of Fight Club?

  • Don't talk about it.
  • Don't hit below the belt.
  • no guns

How many rolls of film were shot in the making of "Fight Club"?

  • 30
  • 300
  • 1,500

What object appears in almost every scene?

  • Starbucks coffee cup
  • a crucifix
  • a boxing glove

Who performed the song "Where Is My Mind?," which plays during the film's climax?

  • Wilco
  • the Pixies
  • Blur

Why did Janeane Garofalo turn down a role in the movie?

  • She thought the salary offer was insulting.
  • She was working on another film.
  • The script made her uncomfortable.

What is the second rule of Fight Club?

  • No brass knuckles are allowed.
  • Do not talk about Fight Club.
  • No shirt and no shoes are allowed.

How much did the movie make in home media sales?

  • $32 million
  • $55 million
  • $78 million

Which rock star plays a role as one of the Fight Club members?

  • Eddie Van Halen
  • Meat Loaf
  • Jon Bon Jovi

How much did Meat Loaf's fat suit weigh?

  • 50 pounds (23 kilograms)
  • 100 pounds
  • 120 pounds

What did Edward Norton do to make his character seem more realistic?

  • He started smoking cigarettes.
  • He put on 30 pounds (14 kilograms).
  • He shaved his head.

"Fight Club" was nominated for which Academy Award?

  • Best Sound Editing
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Brad Pitt and Edward Norton both hated and insisted they be allowed to destroy which car during filming?

  • Pontiac Sunfire
  • Volkswagen Beetle
  • Ford Focus

How much more was Brad Pitt paid for the movie than Edward Norton?

  • twice as much
  • three times as much
  • seven times as much

What did Brad Pitt do to his body to prepare for the role of Tyler Durden?

  • He cut himself with razors.
  • He chipped his front teeth.
  • He punched walls to bruise his hands.