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Trivia Quiz - Directors & Their Films


It seems simple enough: each question contains the names of three films all directed by the same person. Here's the hard part: you have to guess who the director is. Some of these are pretty tough. Good luck!

Quiz Number: 2392
Date Submitted: April 14, 2008
Quiz Categories: Movies, Movie & TV Directors, Producers & Writers
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 61 percent
Times Taken: 70 times
Taken by Registered Users: 12

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1. This guy must really like prison movies because two of his films deal with prison. Who directed "The Shawshank Redemption", "The Green Mile", and "The Majestic"?
  A.   Guy Ritchie
  B.   Frank Capra III
  C.   Sydney Pollack
  D.   Frank Darabont

2. This guy must like fights! Who directed "Rocky", "The Karate Kid", and "Rocky V"?
  A.   Martin Scorcese
  B.   John G. Avildsen
  C.   Sylvester Stallone
  D.   Clint Eastwood

3. Who directed "Punch Drunk Love", "Magnolia", and "Boogie Nights"?
  A.   Paul Thomas Anderson
  B.   Stanley Kubrick
  C.   Judd Apatow
  D.   Richard Linklater

4. Who directed "A Simple Plan", "For Love of the Game", and "Spiderman"?
  A.   Tim Burton
  B.   Ron Shelton
  C.   Sam Raimi
  D.   Kevin Reynolds

5. This director gave us great films like "Scent of a Woman" and "Meet Joe Black", but then hit rock bottom when he directed "Gigli". Who is he?
  A.   Gus Van Sant
  B.   Kevin Smith
  C.   Peter Hyams
  D.   Martin Brest

6. Here's another one who went from hero to zero. After directing "The Deer Hunter", he reached infamy by directing "Heaven's Gate", and then almost made up for it by directing "The Pope of Greenwich Village". Who is he?
  A.   Francis Ford Coppola
  B.   Michael Cimino
  C.   Milos Foreman
  D.   Leo McCarey

7. After receiving multiple Oscar nominations for "American Beauty" and "Road to Perdition" his next film, "Jarhead", received no nominations. Who is this director?
  A.   William Friedkin
  B.   Tony Richardson
  C.   Sam Mendes
  D.   Franklin Schaffner

8. This director knew a good screen pairing when he saw it. He directed the only two films in which Robert Redford and Paul Newman appeared together; "Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid", and "The Sting". He also directed Redford in "The Great Waldo Pepper".
  A.   Lawrence Kasdan
  B.   Alan J. Pakula
  C.   Howard Hawkes
  D.   George Roy Hill

9. This director, primarily known for crime dramas such as "Heat" and "Collateral", also directed Daniel Day Lewis in "Last of the Mohicans". Who is this director?
  A.   Jonathan Demme
  B.   Michael Mann
  C.   Roman Polanski
  D.   Ted Demme

10. These two brothers directed such comedy films as "Dumb & Dumber", "Me, Myself, & Irene", and "There's Something About Mary". Who are they?
  A.   Peter & Bobby Farrelly
  B.   Joel & Ethan Coen
  C.   Larry & Andy Wachowski
  D.   Jonathan & Ted Demme


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