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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?
Raging Bull
Aviator
Amadeus
The King's Speech

Question 2:


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

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
Kate Beckinsale
Gwen Stefani
Kate Winslet

Question 4:


The biographical drama movie A Beautiful Mind is based on the life of this Nobel Laureate.
John Nash
Mahatma Gandhi
Dale T. Mortensen
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?
Oliver Stone
Francis Ford Coppola
Martin Scorsese
Bernardo Bertolucci

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


What famous officer, portrayed by Peter O'Toole on screen, is the author of the autobiographical account Seven Pillars of Wisdom?
T. E. Lawrence
George Patton
Douglas MacArthur
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.
Schindler's List
The Hunt for Red October
The Pianist
A Beautiful Mind

Question 10:


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

 


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