Film Quiz Friday: General Knowledge with Jason Statham

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Across many movies, Jason Statham knows a lot of things about a lot of things. This week’s film quiz has 30 questions, including some about his movie titles…

Something new for 2024 is a round I’ve snappily called “General Knowledge”. As you want from a film quiz, the answers in Round Two will be movie-themed, but the questions are on a wide range of subjects, so if you don’t know the answer, you might know the film. This week, the theme is Jason Statham movie titles, so for instance, the answer to  “What is the common name for an apiarist?” might be “beekeeper”, as in The Beekeeper, which is out in cinemas this week (read Simon’s 4-star review here). See how you get on with it.

Once you’ve completed all 30 questions, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. As always, this is all just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Take your time – remember, “you are not a salmon”.

ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

This round is about UK cinema releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!

1. 1992 – Which Quentin Tarantino movie opens with the line “Let me tell you what ‘Like a Virgin’ is about”?

2. 1955 – Born this week, who won an Oscar for playing ruthless music instructor Terence Fletcher in 2014’s Whiplash?

3. 1963 – In which comedy franchise-starter did Peter Sellers first play Inspector Clouseau?

4. 2005 – Who plays Alexander the Great in Alexander?

5. 1999 – “Heads will roll” is the tagline for which gothic horror film?

6. 1988 – What title connects a David Cronenberg film and a BBC sketch comedy series?

7. 1937 – Also born this week, Shirley Eaton was famously painted gold for her death scene in which 1964 movie?

8. 2003 – In which city is Lost In Translation set?

9. 1986 – Who plays Peggy Sue Bodell in Peggy Sue Got Married?

10. 2012 – Which found-footage horror anthology film has sequels numbered 2, 94, 99, and 85?

ROUND TWO – Wild Card! The Jason Statham Round

Next… a general knowledge round??? But don’t worry, if movies are your area of expertise, all answers are also the titles of films starring Jason Statham.

11. In which 1969 film does Michael Caine play Charlie Croker?

12. Complete the title of the John Le Carre novel – Tinker Tailor Soldier… what?

13. What is the German word for “lightning”?

14. What Olympic weightlifting term describes lifting a barbell from the ground to an overhead position in one continuous motion?

15. What two words go after “She’s”, “If You’re Not”, and “I Could Be” to make the titles of three different UK number 1 singles?

16. What name connects British director Alan and American actress Posey?

17. What is the title of the Beatles’ seventh studio album, released in 1966?

18. What is the only type of bird that can fly backwards?

19. In Wacky Races, what is the name of Dick Dastardly’s car?

20. According to a famous quote by Pope John Paul II, which Jason Statham film “is a defeat for humanity”?

28 Days Later

Let’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!

21. In cinemas now! The Boys In The Boat, The Tender Bar, and The Midnight Sky are the three most recent films from which actor-turned-director?

22. What is the full title of Peter Jackson’s second Lord Of The Rings film?

23. “Ars Gratia Artis” is the slogan of which Hollywood movie studio?

24. Which 1980 workplace comedy connects Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and Lily Tomlin?

25. Who was born earliest – Demi Moore or Julianne Moore (no relation)?

26. Also in the news! Which 28 Days Later director will reportedly return for the new sequel 28 Years Later?

27. “Toot Sweets” is a song from which 1968 movie musical?

28. Who connects the 2000s films Almost Famous, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, and Bride Wars?

29. In which 2021 Disney film does Emma Stone play Estella von Hellman?

30. And finally, as of 2024, which franchise has Jason Statham most often appeared in – The Expendables or The Transporter?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s film quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page) and let us know your scores in the comments below.

We’ll be back next Friday with another film quiz, but until then, check out Issue 47 of Film Stories Magazine, which features 50 all-new questions about 2023 at the movies. You can also listen to our suitably named film quiz podcast, The Film Quiz Podcast, which features Nick Helm asking movie questions and occasionally berating contestants for getting them wrong.

NB: Big thanks to John Moore for capturing the rare image of Jason Statham’s short and violent stint presenting Blockbusters.

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