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Friday, March 20, 2009
Movies and oscars
Wherein where's my remake of Gentle Ben
What do the following 2008 movies have in common -- Changeling, Doubt, Frost/Nixon, Frozen River, Iron Man, Revolutionary Road, Wanted, The Wrestler?
Clint Howard, brother of Opie Cunningham, has 183 acting credits, going back to 1963 (according to IMDB). In fact, there are only two years without a Clint Howard credit. One is 1972, name the other. This is the "pick a number out of a hat" question
In 1998, Clint Howard received a Lifetime Achievement Award at this cable channel's annual awards show.
Not counting "The Silence of the Lambs," the number of Oscar Best Picture winners with an item of food in their title.
What do these movies have in common -- The Life of Emile Zola (1937), Tom Jones (1963), Annie Hall (1977), Forrest Gump (1994).
While Meryl Streep has 15 Oscar nominations, only three of those 15 movies were themselves nominated for Best Picture. Name at least two.
Meryl Streep starred in, but didn't receive a nomination of any sort for this Best Picture nominated film.