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Oscar-winning Biography Movies

written by: Eve
 
How well do you know these biopics and the actors who starred in them?

Question 1:


Which of these biopics received a double nomination for the Best Actor Academy Award?
Amadeus
The King's Speech
Raging Bull
Aviator

Question 2:


What 1959 Oscar-winning biographical movie features a nine-minute chariot race, which has become one of cinema's most famous sequences?
The Private Life of Henry VIII
Ben Hur
Cleopatra
The Last Emperor

Question 3:


Which actress won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's biographical movie Aviator?
Cate Blanchett
Gwen Stefani
Kate Winslet
Kate Beckinsale

Question 4:


The biographical drama movie A Beautiful Mind is based on the life of this Nobel Laureate.
Dale T. Mortensen
John Nash
Mahatma Gandhi
Shimon Peres

Question 5:


Who directed the 1987 biopic The Last Emperor, which is based on the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China?
Francis Ford Coppola
Martin Scorsese
Oliver Stone
Bernardo Bertolucci

Question 6:


Who received an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 biographical film Ray?
Will Smith
Jamie Foxx
Laurence Fishburne
Forest Whitaker

Question 7:


What 2011 biographical movie opens with an elderly lady buying milk and walking back from the shop alone?
The Iron Lady
The King's Speech
Schindler's List
Milk

Question 8:


What famous officer, portrayed by Peter O'Toole on screen, is the author of the autobiographical account Seven Pillars of Wisdom?
Douglas MacArthur
T. E. Lawrence
George Patton
George Armstrong Custer

Question 9:


The Girl in the Red Coat is a memoir by Polish writer Roma Ligocka, written and published after the release of this epic historical drama film, which was primarily shot in black and white.
The Pianist
Schindler's List
The Hunt for Red October
A Beautiful Mind

Question 10:


What actor is NOT correctly matched with the real life person they performed on screen?
Jesse Eisenberg - Mark Zuckerberg (The Social Network)
Tom Hanks - Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Catch Me If You Can)
Colin Firth - George VI (The King's Speech)
Robert De Niro - Jake LaMotta (Raging Bull)

 


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