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: The Oscar winning song Chim Chim Cher-ee is featured in which film?

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Chim Chim Cher-ee is a song from Mary Poppins, the 1964 musical motion picture. The song is written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman. In the film, the song is sung by Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews. It won the 1964 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

# 2: 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.

# 3: Which of the following classic movies from the sixties did NOT win an Academy Award for Best Picture?

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Easy Rider is a 1969 American film written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern. It was produced by Peter Fonda and directed by Dennis Hopper. Hopper and Fonda also play the leading roles. Jack Nicholson also appears in the film. At the 42nd Academy Awards, Jack Nicholson was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and the film was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay. It was, however, not nominated for Best Picture.

Midnight Cowboy, The Sound of Music, and In the Heat of the Night all won an Award for Best Picture.

# 4: Who plays the leading character Frank Bullitt in Bullitt (1968)?

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Bullitt is a 1968 American action film. The leading character Frank Bullitt is played by Steve McQueen. Some of the other characters are played by Robert Duvall, Robert Vaughn and Jacqueline Bisset.

The film (Frank P. Keller) won an Academy Award for Best Film Editing.

# 5: 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.

# 6: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 39th Academy Awards (1967). Which film won the Award?

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A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British film directed by Fred Zinnemann. The film is based on Robert Bolt's play about Sir Thomas More. It stars Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More and Wendy Hiller as Alice More. Orson Welles has a role as Cardinal Wolsey.

The film dominated the 39th Academy Awards and won the Award for Best Picture. Paul Scofield won the Award for Best Actor.

# 7: 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.

# 8: Disney’s That Darn Cat! premiered what year?

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That Darn Cat! premiered in 1965. It is an American Walt Disney Productions film starring Hayley Mills.

# 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: 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.

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