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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 Last Emperor
The Private Life of Henry VIII
Ben Hur
Cleopatra

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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
Bernardo Bertolucci
Oliver Stone

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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
A Beautiful Mind
The Hunt for Red October
The Pianist

Question 10:


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

 


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