Can you name which actor played in these movies?

J. Reinoehl

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Some actors rise above the others by turning out one good movie after another. These are the actors we know and love, but matching them with their hits can be a little tricky. Find out if you know your Hollywood stars by taking this quiz.

Independence Day, The Pursuit of Happyness, Suicide Squad:

Willard Carroll Smith, Jr., (born September 15, 1968) began his career as a rapper, but transitioned first to television with "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," and then to movies, with "Six Degrees of Separation" (1993) and "Bad Boys" (1995). According to Forbes (2016), he is the 17th highest paid actor in the world, with "Men in Black 3" and "Suicide Squad" making more than $500 million at the box office.

Speed, Miss Congeniality, Gravity:

"I am in a dress; I have gel in my hair; I haven't slept all night; I'm starved, and I'm armed! Don't mess with me."

Splash, The Green Mile, Cast Away:

Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) was nominated for five Oscars and won two, one for "Philadelphia," and one for "Forrest Gump."

Batman Forever, Cold Mountain, Paddington:

"Happy Feet" was Kidman's highest-grossing movie, with $198 million in lifetime sales. At #2 was "Batman Forever," which made $184 million.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Platoon, Sleepy Hollow:

Johnny Depp once said, "My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story."

Titanic, Divergent, Contagion:

Although "Titanic" is the second-highest grossing film of all time and peaked at number one, none of the eleven Oscars it won were for acting. Kate Winslet and Gloria Stuart were the only actors nominated for the award.

Chinatown, Batman, A Few Good Men:

Nicholson went to Hollywood in 1954. By the 1960s, it seemed his career was going nowhere, so he switched to writing. His screenplays, including the Monkees' movie, "Head," were not well-received, but he finally got a break in acting when he was cast in "Easy Rider."

Father of the Bride, Cleopatra, National Velvet:

Elizabeth Taylor (1932—2011) once said, "I'm a very committed wife. And I should be committed, too—for being married so many times."

Rain Man, Hook, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium:

"Rain Man" was based on real-life savant, Kim Peek. Although Kim Peek did not have autism, they felt the script would be more interesting if Raymond Babbitt did. Dustin Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) did further research by studying Joseph Sullivan, who is both a savant and autistic.

Alien, Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest:

Sigourney Weaver's films have grossed over $2 billion dollars, but she only made $33,000 on her first hit, "Alien."

The Godfather, Lonesome Dove, Secondhand Lions:

"Your father wouldn't want to hear this. This is business, not personal… Even the shooting of your father was business, not personal, Sonny." (Robert Duvall as Tom Hagan in "The Godfather")

Dangerous Minds, Scarface, Grease 2:

Michelle Pfeiffer has been nominated for an Oscar for her work in "Love Field"(1992), "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (1989) and "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988). She won a Golden Globe for her work in "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (1989).

Meals on Wheels, Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon:

Jackie Chan (born April 7th, 1954) was the world's second-highest-paid actor in 2016 (Forbes). Recent American successes include, "The Karate Kid" (2010) and "Kung Fu Panda 3." Worldwide, his 29 movies have brought in more than $2 billion.

The Bone Collector, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Maleficent?

"I like you begging. Do it again." (Angelina Jolie as Maleficent.)

Driving Miss Daisy, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Batman Begins:

Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) owns one sailboat (which he usually uses twice a year) and three private prop planes. He is s staunch supporter of education and founded the Rock River Foundation, which provides grants to schools at all levels of education.

Steel Magnolias, Pretty Woman, Erin Brockovich:

Movies with Julia Roberts have brought in $2.8 billion in lifetime gross. Despite this, her movies in recent years have not done as well as those of the 90s did, which landed her as the only female on Forbes "Most Overpaid Actors 2016" list.

Saving Private Ryan, Oceans 11, We Bought a Zoo:

There were a few military incidents that led to the Sole Survivor Policy and inspired "Saving Private Ryan." Notably, the five Sullivan brothers were serving on the same Navy ship when it was struck by a Japanese torpedo. Although 100 crewmembers survived initially (including two Sullivan brothers), the message to get them was delayed several days and only ten remained (none of the brothers were living at this time). The policy was created shortly after this, even prompting the military to bring surviving siblings home after military losses in their family, including Frederick "Fritz" Niland, Jason Hubbard, and Beau Wise.

The Asphalt Jungle, The Seven Year Itch, Some Like It Hot:

Marilyn Monroe's mother, Gladys Pearl Baker, suffered from a mental disorder which caused her to be hospitalized throughout her life. As a result, Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster care and an orphanage, and she lived with a fear that she would eventually develop mental illness.

Casablanca, The African Queen, The Caine Mutiny:

The African Queen, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, On Golden Pond:

In "Me: Stories of My Life," Hepburn said, "We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers—but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault because if you wanted to change, you're the one who has got to change."

Cool Hand Luke, The Sting, The Color of Money:

Paul Newman was nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role in "The Color of Money" and "Cool Hand Luke." Although "The Sting" won seven of the ten Oscars for which it was nominated, Paul Newman was not a nominee for his work in that picture.

Silver Linings Playbook, X-men: First Class, The Hunger Games:

Jennifer Lawrence was ranked the highest paid actress for two years in a row, earning $46 million. Still, her paycheck is only 2/3 of the highest paid actor, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who brought in $64.5 million.

Glory, Malcolm X, John Q:

Denzel Washington said, "You pray for rain—you gotta deal with the mud, too. That's a part of it."

Norma Rae, Forrest Gump, The Amazing Spider-Man:

"Norma Rae" was based on the true story of a woman who tried to unionize her textile factory. The movie won two Oscars: one for best actress and one for best original song.

Good Morning, Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire, Night at the Museum:

Some of Robin Williams' (1951—2014) top box office grossing movies include "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Aladdin," "Night at the Museum," "Good Morning, Vietnam," and "Happy Feet." Initially a stand-up comedian, he began his career on television where his most notable role was Mork from Ork on the sitcom, "Mork and Mindy."

Fatal Attraction, Hamlet, Guardians of the Galaxy:

"Bring the dog. I love animals… I'm a great cook." (Glenn Close as Alex Forrest in "Fatal Attraction.")

American Graffiti, Stakeout, Jaws:

Elvis Presley's songs were noticeably absent because Universal offered a flat rate to each recording company to use all their songs. RCA refused to sign the deal. The soundtrack for American Graffiti sold 3 million copies and was only missing two songs: "Gee" (the Crows) and "Louie, Louie" (Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids).

The Devil's Advocate, The Cider House Rules, Snow White and the Huntsman:

Charlize Theron movies don't do quite as well as her counterparts—with a movie average of $45 million. Although she only made $16.5 million in 2016, she still is ranked as the 6th highest paid actress in Hollywood.

Dirty Harry, Unforgiven, Gran Torino:

"I know what you're thinking: Did he fire six shots or only five? Well… I kinda lost track myself. But being this is… the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself one question, 'Do I feel lucky?'" (Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan in "Dirty Harry")

All About Eve, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, Return from Witch Mountain:

"All About Eve" was based on a true story about Elisabeth Bergner as told to Mary Orr. Because it also paralleled the life of Eva Peron, the U. S. State Department asked Fox not to submit it to an International Film Festival to prevent offending her.

Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Cape Fear:

Martin Scorsese used Robert De Niro in eight of his feature films, including "Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull," and "Cape Fear." Although known for his dramas, Robert De Niro's #1 box office hit was "Meet the Fockers" (a comedy).

Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, The Princess Diaries:

Julie Andrews said in her autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, “Remember: the amateur works until he can get it right. The professional works until he cannot go wrong.”

Someone Like You, Van Helsing, The Wolverine:

Hugh Jackman (born October 12, 1968) is well known for his role as Wolverine in the X-men series as well as his charitable contributions. A staunch supporter of microcredit after reading Muhammad Yunus' Banker to the Poor, he also pledged $100,000 to a favorite charity of his Twitter followers in 2009 if they could convince him why he should give to their choice in 140 characters or less.

ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates:

"E. T." earned $359 million at the box office, higher than any other movie at the time. It remained on top until "Jurassic Park" (1993) shared a spot with it (earning $357 million),. "Titanic' finally beat it solidly ($600 million in 1997).

Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Regarding Henry:

"You want to talk to God? Let's go see him together. I've got nothing better to do." (Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in "Raiders of the Lost Ark".)

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