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: 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.

# 2: 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.

# 3: In 1961, Peter Ustinov got an Oscar for his role as Batiatus in:

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Spartacus is an American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas as the rebellious slave. The film received four academy awards in 1961, including an Oscar to Peter Ustinov for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

# 4: Professor Henry Higgins is a main character in which 1960s movie?

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My Fair Lady is a 1964 film adapted from a stage musical based on the 1913 stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. The film stars Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins.

# 5: 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.

# 6: 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.

# 7: 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.

# 8: Who plays the role as Mrs. Robinson in the 1967 movie The Graduate?

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The Graduate is a 1967 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The role as the older woman, Mrs. Robinson, is played by Anne Bancroft.

# 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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