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X has been polled as "The Greatest Living Scot" and
"Scotland's Greatest Living National Treasure". In 1989, he
was proclaimed "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine
and in 1999, at age 69, he was voted "Sexiest Man of the
Century" .He was the first person to play the titular
character of a famous and iconic franchise which is
currently one of the highest grossing film franchises of all
time. He stated in interviews that he was offered a role in
The Lord of the Rings series , declining it due to "not
understanding the script." Who is X?
The film became famous even before its release when X
was critically injured on 26 July 1982 in the intestines while
filming a fight scene with co-star Puneet Issar which almost
cost him his life. The crew was filming the shot at University
Campus in Bangalore. His accident received world wide
coverage and hit the headlines in the UK, something
unheard of at the time, and many Indians prayed in temples
or offered to sacrifice their own limbs to save him. He
resumed shooting and remarkably in the final cut of the
film, the fight scene during which he is injured is frozen and
a message appears marking this as the scene in which he
was injured. Name the film and the actor.
It was only the third film, the other two being It Happened
One Night and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, to win
Academy Awards in all the top five categories: Best Picture,
Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Adapted
Screenplay. It is also the first Best Picture winner widely
considered to be a horror film, and only the second such
film to be nominated in the category, after The Exorcist in
Kurukshetra and "Coffee Ani Barach Kahi" are Marathi films
released in 2013. These movies featured a debutant in
movies, who had previously acted in several Marathi daily
soaps, one of them under the direction of Mahesh
Manjrekar. Give me the actor, and why am I asking this
Made on a budget of $22 million it is the most expensive
black and white film ever made.It was released in 1993 and
starred Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes in the
lead.Considered one of the best films ever made,and the
best historical drama of all time.Which film I am talking
Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 film starring Dustin Hoffman
and Joe Voight. It tells the tale of two men living NYC in the
60s trying to make their living, one as a hustler, the other
as a male prostitute. This film was critically acclaimed and
is regarded as one of the best movies of all time. However
it holds a particular distinction. What?
A Ray-Ban dealer said, "I am getting a lot of enquiries for
aviator glasses but the sales have not proportionately shot
up as they are priced well above Rs. 4000. Raghuram
Singh, manager, Eye Sense Opticians, says," We have
brands like Ray-Ban, Dior, Armani which are well above the
target markets price range. Even the local makes cost over
Rs 500. The targeted market is such that local makes
becomes a necessity." Connect to a movie.
According to the 100 Heroes and Villains list by the
American Film Institute(AFI) featuring the best on-screen
characters, the actor X for his role as Atticus Finch in the
movie Y is at the top of that list as the most cherished
character. Identify X and Y.
He was an Indian actor, best known for his performances in
Marathi and Hindi films in the period 1983 to 1999.He
received the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a
Negative Role in 1991 for Sadak — the first time the award
was instituted. He also lent his support to the Anna Hazare
movement in 2011 and was quite active in engaging
citizens during the 2009 Lok Sabha elections by holding
several discussions to make voters aware of their rights.
He died on 3 November 2014, 64 years old.
A particular fictional character from a 1984 steven spielberg
movie had the following set of rules to be followed if it was
intended to keep it as a pet.1)Never expose it to bright
light(especially sunlight which will kill it ).2)never get it
wet(which will make it multiply).3)never ever feed it after
What movie bearing the same name as the aforementioned
An actress ,singer and model, X is regarded as a cultural
and pop icon whose 'Dumb Blonde' persona greatly
influenced Cinema. She received a Golden Globe for
'Some like it hot'(1960).She died early under mysterious
circumstances later claimed as an overdose of
barbiturates. Michelle Williams received various accolades
for her portrayal of X in a 2011 film My Week with X.
Zeeshan Quadri, one of the actors in X and possibly one of
the last surviving characters in this cult crime film, was the
reason X was made. Born in Y, he incorporated his
personal experiences into the script lending it that air of
authenticity. He won several awards for the movie including
the IIFA for best dialogue. He is "definitely" a talented actor
and writer and also wrote the script for the Kangana
Ranaut starrer, Revolver Rani. Give X.
• This 1961 Disney movie starring Hayley Mills and
Maureen O'Hara, told the story of two twins separated at
birth. It was remade, with the same name, in 1998 and
starred Lindsay Lohan. Which movie?
This 'little birdie" is a character in a well known film series.
He is known for his badass leadership and smart, shrewd
outlook. He belongs to the cold regions of the world but has
travelled all over the world with his little crew. Quite
recently, he got an entire movie dedicated to him and his
"My uncle was killed by a _____. We were taught that
_______ are cowards." This tweet by Michael Moore came
shortly after the release of a critically acclaimed movie
based on the book by Chris Kyle. Which movie?
Infernal Affairs (2002) is a 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller movie,
that achieved widespread success, and received rave reviews
from critics. It told the story of a police officer with the Hong
Kong police force who infiltrates into the Triads while
simultaneously a Triad member infiltrates into the police force,
and the resulting dynamics that come into play.
This movie was adapted into a Hollywood movie, which went on
to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Which movie?
X was an Indian actor, film editor, producer and director in
the Hindi film industry. For his flamboyant style, with
cowboy-ish swagger and cigar toting persona which
revolutionized the style quotient of the otherwise
conventional filmy hero, he is known as the Clint Eastwood
of the East and a style icon in the industry. Who is X?
The first commercial use of the smiley face came about in 1963
when Harvey Ball was employed by the State Mutual Life
Assurance Company to create a happy face and raise morale of
the employees. His design was simplistic was printed on 50
million buttons all over the world and hence became familiar all
over the world.
The reason for this funda is that this smiley achieved somewhat
of a cult status amongst comic book fans after the release of X in
1986. Its movie adaptation was released in 2009 and starred
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jackie Earle Haley. Give X.
This town in Maharashtra is well noted for its spoof industry creating
parodies of popular Hollywood and Bollywood movies like Superman,
James Bond and Sholay. Often made on a shoestring budget, almost
never exceeding more than a lakh, the industry is well noted for its
ingenious production techniques, from using bicycles for tracking shots,
to toy helicopters. These movies are made in the local dialect of Urdu,
and often have an over the top, comedic take on the originals, while
retaining some moral or social message. Stalwart's from the industry
include Nasir Shaikh, Shafique Shaikh etc. In 2010, Nasir Shaikh
brought the industry to the silver screen with _____ ka Chintu, Shaikh's
rendering of Mr Bean. Identify the town.
In the movie X, the stars of Y, playing themselves discuss
the idea of creating a sequel to Y. They end up making a
makeshift sequel with a few friends on a camcorder, while
they are high on weed and alcohol. You might know this
duo from their continued association, often creating works
surrounded by controversy. Give X and Y.
This list features several notable movies such as Boyhood,
Sleeping Beauty and Avatar. However topping this list is a
movie considered an animation classic, The Thief and the
Cobbler, followed by a German movie, Tiefland. What's this
________ is an upcoming Bollywood neo-noir movie directed by
Anurag Kashyap and featuring Ranbir Kapoor,Karan Johar and
Anoushka Sharma in lead roles. Kashyap was inspired to make
this movie after reading the L.A. Quartet-a sequence of four
crime novels by James Ellroy set in the 1940s through the late
1950s in Los Angeles. The novels inspired him to "dig into the
dark trenches of the history of Bombay", where he "found a
treasure trove that was never-ending".
These are the Hindi film adaptations of Shakespearian
plays, with the number corresponding to number of movies
based on the play.
X's death prompted wide reaction from celebrities both in and out of the
entertainment industry. U.S. President Barack Obama wrote, "X was the movies ...
[he could capture] the unique power of the movies to take us somewhere magical ...
The movies won't be the same without X". Robert Redford called X "one of the great
champions of freedom of artistic expression" and said "His personal passion for
cinema was boundless, and that is sure to be his legacy for generations to come."
Oprah Winfrey called X's death the "end of an era", as did Steven Spielberg, who
also said that his "reviews went far deeper than simply thumbs up or thumbs down.
He wrote with passion through a real knowledge of film and film history, and in doing
so, helped many movies find their audiences... [he] put television criticism on the
map". This person was the first film critic to receive a star on Hollywood walk of
fame and also the first person to receive a Pulitzer for criticism. Identify him.
Known for his distinctive Cockney accent,______________
is one of UK's most recognisable actors. He is one of the
only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting
in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s (the other one
being Jack Nicholson).In recognition to his contribution to
cinema he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000.
Who is he?
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is an upcoming Indian crime thriller
film directed by ________and produced by_______ and Aditya
Chopra. The film is based on the fictional detective Byomkesh
Bakshi created by the Bengali writer Sharadindu
Bandyopadhyay. The film stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand
Tiwari and Swastika Mukherjee in principal roles. The film is
scheduled for release on April 3, 2015.
Bend it like Beckham is a 2002 British Comedy Drama film
starring Parminder Nagra,Keira Knightley,Jonathan Rhys
Meyers and _____. ______ is an acclaimed Indian actor
who has held the post of Chairman for the Censor Board as
well as the National School of Drama. He is a recipient of 8
Filmfare awards in 5 different categories and has the most
wins as the Best Comedian.
In March 2014, Royal Mail issued a set of 10 stamps
commemorating remarkable lives. These included poet
Dylan Thomas, molecular biologist Max Perutz. From the
film and acting fraternity, X and Kenneth More were
chosen. X is much remembered for his role in The Bridge
on River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia. However, he is
most famously known for a major role in what is know
considered a cult series. ID X
Dil Se was a Mani Ratnam movie starring Shahrukh Khan
and Manisha Koirala. Its music is considered one of the
finest works of AR Rehman, giving us hits like Chhaiyaan
Chhaiyaan and Satrangi. What particular distinction does
the title track of the movie hold?
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a popular tourist attraction in LA,
with roughly 2500 stars, bearing the names of leading
contributors to the entertainment industry. It is maintained by the
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Hollywood Historic
What feature inspired by the above was created and financed by
UTV India and features Bollywood celebrities such as Kareena
Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Dev Anand?
X was widely considered to be a jinxed project after two deaths
during the filming. The first was the death of Y, the lead actor, in
1964, after which production stopped for several years. The film
was recast and Z was cast in place of Y. However B, the
producer and director of the film died in 1971, once again leaving
the film incomplete. The direction was completed by the AD,
Mohammed Mehdi Rizvi, but the film is still considered
incomplete as the director never released a final cut. It was only
after Z's death in 1985, did B's widow release this incomplete
film. Give X, Y, Z, B. #punestylz