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The Method

written by: silverqueen
There is a Method to the madness. Be the character. Stay in character. Konstantin Stanislavski's "system" is known in America as Method acting. The Method has produced some of today's greatest actors. Let's see how many names you recognize in the marquee lights. Hurry, the curtains are going up!

Question 1:

This actor learned to hold a paintbrush with his toes for one role and learned how to become a knife thrower for another role. What method actor earned his second Oscar for his role as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 2:

What actor gained 55 pounds and learned how to box to bring the real-life story of boxer Jake La Motta to the screen?
Marlon Brando
Robert De Niro
Paul Newman
James Dean

Question 3:

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Ever since this actor cried "Stellllaa!!", we knew he "could have been a contender." What actor is going to "make you a offer you can't refuse."?
Marlon Brando
Ed Harris
Paul Newman
Al Pacino

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Question 4:

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What actress lived as a male for one month to achieve her convincing Oscar winning performance as transgender murder victim, Brandon Teena?
Hilary Swank
Jessica Lange
Chloe Sevigny
Charlize Theron

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Question 5:

In order to play insomniac Trevor Reznik in The Machinist, this actor lost 60 pounds in just a few months. Later he went from 130 pounds to 230 pounds in six months to play Bruce Wayne.
Matt Damon
Toby Mcquire
Jake Gyllenhaal
Christian Bale

Question 6:

He is beautiful and has great depth as an actor. He played the roles of J. M. Barrie, The demon Barber of Fleet Street, Edward Scissorhands and Captain Jack Sparrow.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 7:

This actress was first nominated for an Academy Award for her work in The Deer Hunter. She won her first Oscar for Kramer vs Kramer.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 8:

This actress gave you goose pimples when her character, Annie Wilkes, told writer Paul Sheldon, "I'm your number one fan. There is nothing to worry about. You are going to be just fine. I'm your number one fan."
Kathy Bates
Sharon Stone
Glen Close
Charlize Theron

Question 9:

Paul Newman has starred in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cool Hand Luke and The Sting. In what movie did Newman's character praise "Fat Man, you shoot a great game of pool."?
The Color of Money
Slap Shot
The Hustler

Question 10:

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What actress gained 30 pounds, shaved her eyebrows and wore prosthetic teeth to play female serial killer Aileen Wuornos?
Drew Barrymore
Christina Ricci
Gretchan Mol
Charlize Theron

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