60s Movie Quiz – 10 Random Questions

Ultimate 60s Movie Quiz

1960s Movie Quiz Questions

This 1960s movie trivia quiz has 10 random questions about famous films, actors, actresses, directors, film awards and much more!

Each set of movie trivia questions is random. If you take the quiz a second time, you may get different questions.

# 1: Which was the third film in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions?

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Goldfinger (1964) is the third film in the James Bond series and the third to star Sean Connery as James Bond. Honor Blackman plays the Bond girl Pussy Galore and Shirley Eaton plays Jill Masterson who is painted in gold paint.

# 2: The Longest Day is a 1962 film about what?

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The Longest Day is a 1962 war film about D-Day, the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. The film stars John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Rod Steiger, Robert Wagner, and many more.

The film received two Academy Awards: Best Cinematography and Best Special Effects.

# 3: Marilyn Monroe stars in which of these films?

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The Misfits is a 1961 American film directed by John Huston. The screenplay is by Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe's husband at the time. Shortly before the film's premiere in 1961, the pair divorced. Besides Monroe, the film stars Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter and Eli Wallach.

The Misfits would be the last film of both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. Gable died November 16, 1960, soon after filming was completed. Monroe did not complete any more movies and died the following year.

# 4: This is a detail from movie poster. Which film is it?

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The Birds is a 1963 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. The film stars Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren.

# 5: The 1962 version of the movie Lolita was directed by:

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Lolita is a 1962 film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The film revolves around a middle-aged man who becomes obsessed with a teenage girl. It stars James Mason and Sue Lyon. Sue Lyon was only 14 at the time of filming. The film was very controversial in the early 60s, but a commercial success.

Vladimir Nabokov won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

# 6: Who plays the role as Holly Golightly in the 1961 American film Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

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Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American film by Blake Edwards. It stars Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly (Lula Mae Barnes) and George Peppard as Paul Varjak (Fred). Mickey Rooney appears in the film as the neighbor I.Y. Yunioshi.

The film is loosely based on a novella by Truman Capote.

Henry Mancini won an Academy Award for Best Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Together with Johnny Mercer, he also won the Award for Best Original Song (Moon River). Audrey Hepburn was nominated for an Award in the category Best Actress in a Leading Role, but did not win.

# 7: Which actress plays the leading role in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)?

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1966 American film directed by Mike Nichols. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton play the main characters Martha and George. George Segal plays Nick and Sandy Dennis plays Honey. The film was nominated for thirteen Academy Awards, one nomination in every eligible category. The film won five awards, including a second Academy Award for Best Actress for Elizabeth Taylor. Sandy Dennis won the Award for Best Supporting Actress. Both Richard Burton and George Segal failed to win in their categories.

# 8: 2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 science-fiction film directed by:

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2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 science-fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick.

# 9: Which actress was awarded two Academy Awards in the category Best Actress in a leading role during the 60s?

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Katharine Hepburn also won two awards in category Best Actress during the sixties: 1968 for her role as Christina Drayton in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) and 1969 for her role as Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion in Winter (1968). Hepburn's award 1969 was shared with Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl).

Elizabeth Taylor was also awarded two Academy Awards during the sixties.

She won her first Academy Award for her role as Gloria Wandrous in BUtterfield 8. At the 39th Academy Awards in 1967, Taylor won her second Award for her role as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

Audrey Hepburn was nominated twice (1962 and 1968), but did not win. Shirley MacLaine was also nominated twice without winning (1961 and 1964).

Anne Bancroft had three nominations and won one Award during the sixties.

# 10: For which movie did John Wayne win his only Oscar?

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True Grit is a 1969 American western directed by Henry Hathaway. It is the first adaptation of Charles Portis' novel True Grit. John Wayne plays the role as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn. For this performance, John Wayne won his only Academy Award (Best Actor). He had one Actor nomination from 1949 (Sands of Iwo Jima) and one as a producer of The Alamo (1960).

A film sequel, Rooster Cogburn, was made in 1975, with Wayne playing against Katharine Hepburn. In 2010, Joel and Ethan Coen directed a re-make of the film with Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn.

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