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: Rosa Klebb is a fictional character in which James Bond film?

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Colonel Rosa Klebb is a fictional character and the main antagonist from the James Bond film and novel From Russia with Love. She was played by Lotte Lenya in the film version.

# 2: 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.

# 3: 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.

# 4: 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.

# 5: 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.

# 6: This is a detail from movie poster. What is the name of the film?

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is a 1964 film that satirizes the fears of a nuclear conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States. The film is directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It stars Peter Sellers and George C. Scott.

# 7: 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.

# 8: Who plays the title role as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 American film directed by Robert Mulligan. Gregory Peck plays the role as Atticus Finch, who is appointed to defend a black man against an accusation of rape of a white teenaged girl. Mary Badham plays the role as Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch. Robert Duvall makes his film debut as Arthur 'Boo' Radley.

The film is based on a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. The book was an immediate success, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and is today a classic of modern American literature. It was adapted to film by Horton Foote.

# 9: Who directed the 1960 American film Psycho?

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Psycho was released in 1960. It is directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, and Janet Leigh.

# 10: 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.

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