Can You Name These Classic Movie Stars From A Screenshot?

By: J.P. Naomi

Can You Name These Classic Movie Stars From A Screenshot?
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About This Quiz

Calling all classical film buffs! It's time to see how well you remember the actors and actresses who helped create what we know today as the Golden Age of Hollywood! Think you can put a name to the face? We're about to find out! It's lights, camera, action with this classic movie star quiz!

So what exactly is the Golden Age of Hollywood? It's generally characterized as American cinema between 1917 and the early 1960s. It includes both the silent era and the sound era. And while most films were produced in black and white, films on the later end of the era were produced in color. Just remember how beautiful you thought Lauren Bacall was in black and white. Now... do you recall the first time you saw her in color? Wowsers! How about Elizabeth Taylor or Kirk Douglas? Not only was this era of actors and actresses easy to look at on the big screen, they also commanded our attention in a way that can only be described as... classic.

Just think about how classic James Cagney was with his "tough guy" persona! And how classic was Cary Grant with his debonair demeanor and comedic relief? If you catch our drift, you might just score well on this classic quiz!

So are you ready to make the A-list? It's time to find out! Roll the tape, and take this quiz. We're on in 3...2...(points finger)!

Paul Newman 1 Who is this motion picture star?
Sidney Poitier
Paul Newman
Paul Leonard Newman was not just an actor, he was also a voice actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist! After a long career, he died of lung cancer at the age of 83 in 2008.
David Niven
Henry Fonda

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James Stewart - Broken Arrow (1950) Do you know the name of this movie star?
James Stewart
James Maitland Stewart was an American actor and military officer who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history. He was nominated for five Academy Awards and received an Academy Lifetime Achievement award in 1985.
Spencer Tracy
James Dean
Marlon Brando

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Spencer Tracy Who is this silver screen icon?
Steve McQueen
Charles Chaplin
Spencer Tracy
Spencer Bonaventure Tracy was one of the major stars of Hollywood's Golden Age. He won two Academy Awards for Best Actor and was Katharine Hepburn's partner from 1941 to 1967, though technically he was still married...
Marlon Brando

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25 Gregory Peck The Big Country Who is this big screen icon?
Marlon Brando
Ronald Colman
Gregory Peck
Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916, in San Diego, California. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1962 for his performance as Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Gene Hackman

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Richard Harris Which actor is this?
Clark Gable
Richard Harris
Richard St. John Harris was an Irish actor and singer. He is best remembered for his roles in "This Sporting Life," "Camelot," "A Man Called Horse" and "Unforgiven." He later appeared in two of the Harry Potter films.
Charles Chaplin
James Cagney

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Steve McQueen Who is this tragic star?
Gene Hackman
James Stewart
Steve McQueen
Do you remember Steve McQueen's nickname? The King of Cool, of course! He is best remembered for his performances in "The Sand Pebbles," "The Cincinnati Kid," "The Thomas Crown Affair," "Bullitt," "The Getaway," and "Papillon."
Kirk Douglas

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David Niven Can you name this actor from just a single image?
Richard Burton
Spencer Tracy
David Niven
James David Graham Niven was a British actor best remembered for his roles as Peter Carter in "A Matter of Life and Death," Phileas Fogg in "Around the World in 80 Days," and Sir Charles Lytton in "The Pink Panther." He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in "Separate Tables" in 1958.
James Cagney

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Petere O'Toole Do you know the name of this movie star?
Humphrey Bogart
Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole is best remembered for playing T. E. Lawrence in "Lawrence of Arabia" in 1962. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, not just for this role, but for seven additional roles later on in his career. He holds the record for most nominations without actually winning the award.
Cary Grant
Clark Gable

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Sidney Poitier, Blackboard Jungle Which actor is this?
Kirk Douglas
Clark Gable
Sidney Poitier
Sir Sidney Poitier became the first Bahamian and first African-American actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role in "Lilies of the Field" in 1964. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1974.
Henry Fonda

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Jack Lemmon Do you know the name of this feature film star?
Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon was an eight-time Academy Award nominee, with two wins. He starred in more than 60 films, including "Some Like It Hot," "The Apartment," "Mister Roberts," "Days of Wine and Roses," "The Great Race," "Irma la Douce," and "The Odd Couple."
Sidney Poitier
James Cagney
Paul Newman

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James Dean Who is this big screen icon?
Clark Gable
Jack Lemmon
James Dean
James Byron Dean is best remembered for his role as Jim Stark in "Rebel Without a Cause" in 1955. He died in a car crash that same year at the age of 24.
Spencer Tracy

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Kirk Douglas Name this film icon.
Spencer Tracy
Robert Duvall
Alec Guinness
Kirk Douglas
Did you know that Kirk Douglas' real name is Issur Danielovitch? He is 101 years old and one of the last surviving stars of the film industry's Golden Age!

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Marlon Brando Can you name this Hollywood legend?
Spencer Tracy
Ronald Colman
Marlon Brando
A product of Omaha, Nebraska, Marlon Brando was not just an actor, he later became a film director and activist. His Academy Award-winning performances include that of Terry Malloy in "On the Waterfront," and Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather."
Richard Harris

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8 Robert Duvall Who is this beloved legend?
Charles Chaplin
Robert Duvall
Robert Duval began his acting career in theater in the late 1950s. He later moved to film and has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning one for his performance in "Tender Mercies." He received the National Medal of Arts in 2005.
Steve McQueen
Humphrey Bogart

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39 Gene Hackman Who is this beloved legend?
Gene Hackman
Eugene Allen Hackman's acting career spanned nearly five decades. He was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning Best Actor in "The French Connection" and Best Supporting Actor in "Unforgiven." He is 88 years old.
Humphrey Bogart
Jack Lemmon
Spencer Tracy

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Claudette Colbert Who is this beauty of the big screen?
Barbara Stanwyck
Deborah Kerr
Katharine Hepburn
Claudette Colbert
Born in France in 1903, Claudette Colbert made her mark on stage and on the big screen. She received three Academy Award nominations during her career, winning one for her performance in "It Happened One Night" in 1934.

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Cary Grant, North by Northwest Which classic movie star is seen here?
Richard Widmark
Paul Newman
Cary Grant
Did you know that Cary Grant was born Archibald Alec Leach? He is best remembered for his performances in romantic comedies and screwball comedies, such as "The Awful Truth," "Bringing Up Baby," "His Girl Friday," and "The Philadelphia Story."
Henry Fonda

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Deborah Kerr Which legendary actress is shown in this image?
Katharine Hepburn
Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr won a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Anna Leonowens in the musical film, "The King and I" in 1956, and a Sarah Siddons Award for her performance as Laura Reynolds in the play, "Tea and Sympathy." She also holds the record for most Academy Award for Best Actress nominations without winning... six times!
Carole Lombard
Jean Harlow

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The Little Tramp - Charlie Chaplin Who is this motion picture star?
Peter O'Toole
Kirk Douglas
David Niven
Charles Chaplin
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona, "The Tramp." He is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry with a career that spanned more than 75 years!

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Richard Wildmark Can you identify this actor?
Paul Newman
Charlton Heston
David Niven
Richard Widmark
Richard Widmark was nominated for an Academy Award in his debut film, "Kiss of Death." He now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6800 Hollywood Boulevard.

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Rita Hayworth Can you name this Hollywood legend?
Vivien Leigh
Rita Hayworth
Born Margarita Carmen Cansino, Rita Hayworth became known as "The Love Goddess" during her career of 61 films in 37 years. She was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II.
Natalie Wood
Elizabeth Taylor

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Journey to Italy Can you name this actress from a single screenshot?
Ingrid Bergman
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 29, 1915, Ingrid Bergman starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, and a Tony Award for Best Actress.
Natalie Wood
Audrey Hepburn
Deborah Kerr

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Clark Gable Who is this dashing movie star?
Peter O'Toole
Clark Gable
Clark Gable began his career as a busboy and appeared as an extra in silent films between 1924 - 1926. Who would have thought he'd go on to become the leading man in more than 60 films and be known as The King of Hollywood?
James Stewart
Gregory Peck

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Elizabeth Taylor Who is this silver screen icon?
Rita Hayworth
Ingrid Bergman
Carole Lombard
Elizabeth Taylor
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born on February 27, 1932, in London, England. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend!

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Natalie Wood Know the name of the iconic actress shown here?
Vivien Leigh
Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood became a successful Hollywood star as a young adult, receiving three Academy Award nominations before she was 25! She is best remembered for "Miracle on 34th Street," "Splendor in the Grass," "Rebel Without a Cause," "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," "The Searchers," and "West Side Story."
Elizabeth Taylor
Ingrid Bergman

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Henry Fonda Do you know the name of this feature film star?
Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda made his Hollywood debut in 1935 and he soon won an Academy Award for his role as Tom Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath" in 1940. He is the father of Jane and Peter Fonda.
James Dean
Marlon Brando
Spencer Tracy

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Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) Who is this dashing movie star?
Spencer Tracy
Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart is best remembered for his performances in the 1940s classic films, such as "High Sierra," "The Maltese Falcon," "Casablanca," and "The Big Sleep." Lauren Bacall was his fourth and last wife.
Robert Duvall
Peter O'Toole

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James Cagney Can you name this actor from just a single image?
Peter O'Toole
Kirk Douglas
Steve McQueen
James Cagney
James Cagney was born on July 17, 1899, in Manhattan, New York. He is best remembered for his tough guy persona in movies such as "The Public Enemy," "Taxi!," "Angels with Dirty Faces," and "White Heat."

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Lauren Bacall Can you name this Hollywood legend?
Barbara Stanwyck
Claudette Colbert
Rita Hayworth
Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall was married to Humphrey Bogart from 1945 - 1957. In fact, she made her film debut alongside him in the film, "To Have and Have Not" in 1944.

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Richard Burton Do you know the name of this iconic screen star?
Gregory Peck
Ronald Colman
Richard Burton
Did you know that Burton was nominated for an Academy Award seven times, but never won? He is best remembered for his performance in "Hamlet" in 1964.
Alec Guinness

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Joan Crawford Can you name this actress from a single screenshot?
Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford may have begun her career as a dancer and stage showgirl, but she went on to become one of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema! She is the mother of writer and actress Christina Crawford.
Audrey Hepburn
Elizabeth Taylor
Vivien Leigh

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Barbara Stanwyck Which legendary actress is shown in this image?
Barbara Stanwyck
Did you know that Barbara Stanwyck was orphaned at the age of four? She went on to become the highest-paid woman in the United States, making 85 films in just 38 years!
Vivien Leigh
Lauren Bacall
Natalie Wood

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Alec Guiness Name this film icon.
Alec Guinness
Sir Alec Guinness was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including "The Ladykillers" and "Kind Hearts and Coronets." He is also known for his portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Marlon Brando
Ronald Colman
Richard Harris

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Katharine Hepburn, African Queen Know the name of this classic beauty?
Deborah Kerr
Katharine Hepburn
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Katharine Hepburn began acting on Broadway before transitioning to Hollywood. She won four Academy Awards for Best Actress during her career - something no other actress has ever done.
Ingrid Bergman
Rita Hayworth

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Jean Harlow Who is this beauty of the big screen?
Claudette Colbert
Natalie Wood
Barbara Stanwyck
Jean Harlow
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1911, Jean Harlow had her first major appearance in "Hell's Angels" in 1930. Often nicknamed the "Blonde Bombshell," she died at the young age of 26 as a result of cerebral edema and uremia.

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Ronald Colman Can you identify this actor?
Gene Hackman
David Niven
Spencer Tracy
Ronald Colman
Ronald Charles Colman was born in Surrey, England, in 1891. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for "A Double Life" in 1947, and now has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

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Audrey Hepburn Can you name this Hollywood legend?
Ingrid Bergman
Geraldine Page
Audrey Hepburn
Born in Brussels, Belgium, Audrey Hepburn rose to stardom after starring in "Roman Holiday" in 1953. She is now ranked as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood by the American Film Institute.
Natalie Wood

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Scarlett O'Hara Know the name of this classic beauty?
Jean Harlow
Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh was also known as Lady Olivier. During her career, she won two Academy Awards for Best Actress in "Gone with the Wind" in 1939 and "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1951.
Katharine Hepburn
Carole Lombard

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Carole Lombard Know the name of the iconic actress shown here?
Lauren Bacall
Rita Hayworth
Carole Lombard
Did you know that Carole Lombard was born Jane Alice Peters? She was the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930s. She died in a plane crash on January 16, 1942.
Vivien Leigh

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Charlton Heston Which classic movie star is seen here?
Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston was not just an actor, he was also a political activist. He appeared in 100 films throughout his career, including "The Ten Commandments," "Ben-Hur," "Touch of Evil" and "Planet of the Apes." He was a five-term president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 - 2003.
Richard Harris
David Niven
Richard Burton

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