Film Quiz Friday: Good As Goldblum

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“It’s my birthdayyyyy!” This week’s film quiz includes questions on the movies of Jeff Goldblum, among the regular mix of cinematic trivia.


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As Jeff Goldblum completes his 69th trip around the sun today, we’ve got questions on his films and various others. Timing-wise, it would be nice if he also popped up in Wes Anderson’s new film, as he’s prone to do and everybody else seems to have this week, but he is in another new release, The Boss Baby: Family Business, so that’s good enough for us.

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 just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us your ooohs, aaahs, and any other lovely feedback. Then again, that’s how it always starts, then later there’s running, and screaming…


ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

This round is about new 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. 1990 – “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster” is the opening line of which crime drama?
  2. 2002 – Who plays Donnie Darko in Donnie Darko?
  3. 1978 – Hazel, Fiver, and Bigwig are characters in which animated movie?
  4. 2011 – Which Oscar winner plays patient zero for the fictional MEV-1 virus in the pandemic thriller Contagion?
  5. 1938 – Born this week, who made his film debut as Max Taber in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest? (Clue: it’s not Jeff Goldblum)
  6. 2006 – Which French monarch does Kirsten Dunst play in the Sofia Coppola film of the same name?
  7. 1994 – In Pulp Fiction, how much does it cost for a milkshake at the Jack Rabbit Slim’s diner?
  8. 2013 – Bad Grandpa is a spin-off of which TV-to-film franchise?
  9. 1982 – Who plays Tron in Tron?
  10. 1955 – Not to be confused with a shark movie, what title connects a Vivien Leigh film and a 2011 Rachel Weisz film?


ROUND TWO – The Jeff Goldblum Round

Here’s a round on the many film roles of Jeff Goldblum, which include a whole bunch of sci-fi movies, the occasional romcom, and the odd sci-fi romcom too. Very odd.

  1. In which 1974 vigilante drama did Goldblum make his film debut as “Freak #1”?
  2. What connects Goldblum’s characters in Jurassic Park, The Fly, and The Boss Baby: Family Business?
  3. Complete the title of the 1988 musical sci-fi romcom – Earth Girls Are
  4. In Thor: Ragnarok, what is Goldblum’s title on the planet Sakaar?
  5. 1989’s The Tall Guy is the first feature film written by which BAFTA-winning British writer?
  6. Who plays Dr Sarah Harding, Malcolm’s girlfriend in The Lost World: Jurassic Park?
  7. In which sci-fi horror remake does Goldblum play Jack Bellicec and his duplicate?
  8. David Levinson’s laptop plays a pivotal role in Independence Day – is it a PC or a Mac?
  9. In The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension, what two-word US state is Goldblum’s character named after?
  10. What hotel does Goldblum’s crime lord character the Wolf King visit in the 2018 action film of the same name?



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! 

  1. Who directed the 1984 version of Dune?
  2. What is the full title of the third Fast & Furious movie?
  3. Who voices Princess Fiona in the Shrek movies?
  4. In which action comedy does Bruce Willis play private investigator Joe Hallenbeck?
  5. Who connects the 1950s films Vertigo, Rear Window, and Anatomy Of A Murder?
  6. How many Kings make up the title of a 1999 David O. Russell film?
  7. What is Jack Burton’s day job in Big Trouble In Little China?
  8. Which comedy actor voices the titular dog in 1992’s Rover Dangerfield?
  9. “Five strangers with nothing in common, except each other” is the tagline for which 1980s teen movie?
  10. Including The French Dispatch, who has acted in more Wes Anderson feature films to date – Bill Murray or Owen Wilson?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page). We’ll have a special Halloween horror-themed quiz for you next Friday, but until then, let us know your scores in the comments below.

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