Movie Trivia Challenge

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You've got throwing an Oscar party down pat. Your favorite blogs are written by grips, gaffers and set designers. The people who work the box office at three movie theaters know you by name. Think you've got what it takes to pass this movie quiz?

In the 2008 Batman film, "The Dark Knight," star Christian Bale stood on the ledge of what famous building rather than allowing his stunt double to stand in?

As Batman, actor Christian Bale actually stood on the ledge of the Sears Tower in Chicago (the tallest skyscraper in the Western hemisphere) during the filming of a scene for "The Dark Knight."

Which of these movie stars worked as a make-up artist for a funeral home before hitting it big as an actor?

Whoopi Goldberg used to apply make-up to the recently deceased before she broke through in acting.

In the 1979 film, "The Muppet Movie," who lent his voice to Fozzie Bear?

Frank Oz, who was first hired as a muppeteer at age 19, did the voice of not only Fozzie Bear in "The Muppet Movie," he also voiced Miss Piggy, Animal, the Swedish Chef and a host of others.

The 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" is based on what novel?

"Blade Runner," starring Harrison Ford, was based on the book, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by author Philip K. Dick. That was hardly the last adaptation of Dick's work. The films "Total Recall," "Minority Report" and "Paycheck" are among several other movies based on Dick's work.

In addition to such films as "Apollo 13" and "A Beautiful Mind," former actor Ron Howard also directed which of these movies:

Ron Howard also directed "Splash."

In the James Bond film, "The Spy Who Loved Me," what kind of car was outfitted by Q to act as a submarine as well as a sports car?

In "The Spy Who Loved Me," James Bond takes his Lotus Esprit for a spin underwater.

Which of these movies was the first to use a Steadicam?

In the 1976 film "Rocky," a Steadicam was used for the classic scene in which Rocky runs triumphantly up the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Which of these vintage film stars was actually named Archibald Leach?

Classic leading man Cary Grant was born Archibald Leach.

In the "Harry Potter" series, the feather of what creature is found in the core of Harry Potter's magic wand?

Harry's wand (which is made of holly wood, appropriately enough) was made with the tail feather of a phoenix tucked inside, which gives the wand its magical properties.

Which of these actresses' resumes includes a role in the 1983 movie "BMX Bandits"?

Nicole Kidman, known for her roles in movies like "Moulin Rouge" and "Eyes Wide Shut," can also claim a starring role in "BMX Bandits."

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