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Bases, Balls and Box Office

written by: mwprods
Face off against ten questions pitched to test your trivia talents in the red zone where sports and cinema mingle.

Question 1:

This box-office heavyweight has portrayed numerous athlete-heroes in his movie career, but in real life his favorite competitive sport is auto racing.
Tom Cruise
Woody Allen
Paul Newman
Robert Redford

Question 2:

Before he won the world welterweight boxing championship, and long before he had any acting experience, Brooklyn's Mark Breland was tapped to debut in this military-school drama.
"The Lords of Flatbush"
"The Lords of Discipline"
" Lords of Dogtown"

Question 3:

What are the common links connecting the Boston Red Sox, the film "Capote" and the TV series "Homicide"?
The sister of a Red Sox executive produced "Homicide," and her husband wrote "Capote."
The movie and show were produced by Ted Williams' nephew.
Truman Capote looked divine in red.
The movie and TV show included major scenes in Fenway Park.

Question 4:

Which popular author and screenwriter is also widely known as a devoted Red Sox fan and has co-written a book entitled "Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season"?
Stephen King
John Grisham
F. Scott Fitzgerald
W.P. Kinsella

Question 5:

Which leading man in a popular TV Western series briefly played both professional baseball and basketball?
Chuck Connors
Dennis Weaver
Lorne Greene
James Arness

Question 6:

Former UCLA and Rams lineman Woody Strode fought a brief but memorable arena battle as a gladiator in what famous movie?
"Ben Hur"
"The Professionals"

Question 7:

After reigning as the world light-heavyweight boxing champion from 1932-34, this pugilist proceeded to transform himself into one of the first and most successful 'athletes-turned-actors' in Hollywood history.
Maxie Rosenbloom
Max Headroom
Max Baer, Sr
Max Baer, Jr.

Question 8:

Among Hollywood's athletic box-office stars, this Florida boy probably boasts the most accomplished college-football career of any major movie star.
Tom Selleck
PeeWee Herman
Burt Reynolds
Kevin Costner

Question 9:

Before he nailed down his macho movie career, this African-American actor was known on the gridiron as "The Hammer". He played for the Oakland Raiders, then for the Kansas City Chiefs in the first-ever Super Bowl.
Fred Williamson
Gary Coleman
Denzel Washington
Bernie Casey

Question 10:

Which of these real-life jockeys, chosen as one of People Magazine's 50 "Most Beautiful People" in 2003, played another real-life jockey in "Seabiscuit"?
Gary Stevens
Julie Krone
Billy Barty
Edgar Prado


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