Newsletter Big Brain Tests

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Question 1

Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman played Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in the 1976 film, *All the President´s Men.* Do you remember who played their boss, Ben Bradlee?

Ed Asner
Ned Beatty
Jason Robards
Peter Finch
The late Peter Finch is best known for his final performance as the mentally unstable, arm-waving anchorman prophet in "Network."

Question 2

Paul Newman is a Miami liquor wholesaler implicated in the disappearance of a labor activist; Sally Field is the city beat writer in the 1981 film, *Absence of Malice.* Who steals the scene in a last reel cameo?

Wilford Brimley
Hume Cronyn
Carroll O´Connor
William Holden
William Holden appeared in the 1976 television news film, "Network," with William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, and Ned Beatty.

Question 3

Julia Roberts is a law student who comes up with a conspiracy theory about the death of a Supreme Court judge in the 1993 film, *The Pelican Brief.* Who plays the journalist who aids her when her brief turns out to be accurate, putting her life in danger?

Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Denzel Washington
Danny Glover
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson appeared as a bible-preaching hitman in the relatively low-budget, independent showcase for an ultrahip mixture of established marquee names and rising stars from the indie scene - "Pulp Fiction!"

Question 4

Orson Welles plays Charles Foster Kane, whose rise and fall as a press baron is chronicled in a series of flashbacks in the 1931 film, *Citizen Kane.* Do you know which real-life publisher the story is loosely based upon?

Rupert Mudoch
Joseph Pulitzer
Frank E. Gannett
William Randolph Hearst
If you had taken the BigBrain, "Famous Fathers of Newspaper Publishing," you would have aced this question!

Question 5

James Woods is California photojournalist Richard Boyle who goes to El Salvador to jump-start a flagging career and he winds up redeeming himself in the 1986 film, *Salvador.* Can you name the comedian who plays his tag-along laid-back friend?

Bill Murray
James Belushi
Dan Ackroyd
John Belushi
This looks like a great line-up of comedians! Oh, was...from early days of Saturday Night Live!

Question 6

Warren Beatty is Seattle reporter who infiltrates an assassination cabal after witnessing a politician´s shooting atop the Space Needle in the 1974 film, *The Parallax View.* Can you name the actor who plays his editor?

Don Ameche
Wilford Brimley
Jack Gilford
Hume Cronyn
Did you recognize this list of talented actors? They all starred together in the sci-fi fantasy, "Cocoon," directed by Ron Howard.

Question 7

Cary Grant plays one of the two former spouses who take on the roles of ace reporter and managing editor in the 1940 film, *His Girl Friday.* Which leading lady who is *all business* plays opposite Grant?

Faye Dunaway
Joan Crawford
Hildy Johnson
Rosalind Russell
Hildy Johnson is the name of the character who makes a gender switch from the original movie, "The Front Page" (1931), to this version.

Question 8

This *cigarette-smoking, hat-in-the-office-type Chicago reporter gets enough dirt on the Mob that they blow up his apartment* in the 1981 film, *Continental Divide.* Who is he?

James Belushi
Nick Nolte
Robert Loggia
John Belushi
Nick Nolte and Robert Loggia starred with Julia Roberts in the less than popular, "I Love Trouble (1994)," a romantic-comedy-thriller set amidst Chicago´s newspaper trade, pitting an established news writer against a beautiful cub reporter from a rival paper.

Question 9

Assistant Managing Editor, Michael Keaton is in a rush to report and publish a story about a double homicide with racial overtones in the 1994 film, *The Paper.* Who plays his very pregnant reporter-wife?

Glenn Close
Marisa Tomei
Helen Hunt
Cameron Diaz
Glenn Close also stars in "The Paper," as an excessively acquisitive managing editor.

Question 10

Mel Gibson plays an Australian correspondent in Jakarta determined to get the best story in the 1994 film, *The Year of Living Dangerously.* Name his gender-switching Academy Award-winning co-star.

Sigourney Weaver
Linda Hunt
Linda Hamilton
Helen Hunt
Linda Hunt gives invaluable assistance to Mel as Billy Kwan, a half-Indonesian, half-Australian photojournalist who knows the culture inside and out. She also introduces love interest, Sigourney Weaver, to Gibson.

Question 11

BONUS: Humphrey Bogart is the editor of a large city paper who has to fight the underworld and keep the paper´s publisher, from throwing in the towel and selling out in the 1952 film, *Deadline, USA.* Who plays his publisher?

Ethel Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
John Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore
I hope you didn´t guess, Drew, as your answer. She wasn´t born until 1975...23 years after the movie was made!

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