Quiz: Can You Match These Actors to Their 1980s Movies?
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Can You Match These Actors to Their 1980s Movies?
By: Amanda Monell
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About This Quiz

Undeniably, during the 1980s, there was an electric energy that seemed to hum through the streets, inspiring people in almost every field.  The portable movie industry was in its infancy with two formats, VHS and Betamax, battling it out to see which device would live in family homes. While many consider the Betamax to be a far superior recorder, one major drawback was that each tape was only 60 minutes long, making it difficult to record anything of considerable length. Even though the VHS recorder was declared the winner by the late 1980s, it was already becoming obsolete: the DVD was getting ready to make its way onto the scene, providing a space-saving medium for consumers to enjoy their favorite films on the go. Of course, right now, the DVD is drawing its dying breath: streaming has become the most recent advancement in the portable media war, eliminating storage space for any recording equipment. Of course, in the 1980s, how you watched your movies wasn't the only competition: there was also the hottest actor category.

Which of the two Coreys was your favorite?  Was it Corey Haim, the shy quiet type, or was it the in-your-face Corey Feldman, who took no prisoners with his antics?  


How many of these Hollywood dreamboats do you remember?  Do you think you can match the actor to his 1980s' film?  There's one way to find out!
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Starring alongside a slobbery French mastiff, this actor made audiences laugh with "Turner & Hooch." Who was it?
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Based off the crime drama, "Dragnet," this actor accompanied Tom Hanks to help fight crime in Los Angeles. Who was it?
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To kick off the 1980s, you have to dream big. And there was no film bigger than the comedy/musical, "The Blues Brothers." Who starred beside Dan Aykroyd in this film?
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In 1988, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" brought adult animation to the forefront with the sexy portrayal of Jessica Rabbit. Who played Eddie Valiant, the detective determined to clear Roger's name?
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In "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," a scientist father accidentally shrinks his kids using a homemade shrink ray. Who played this disastrous dad?
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In 1982, Steven Spielberg's "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" warmed the hearts of theatergoers around the world. Who played E.T.'s best friend, Elliot?
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In 1986, almost every kid attempted to do the crane kick in "The Karate Kid." Who played the title role?
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After playing heartthrob Johnny Castle in "Dirty Dancing," this actor went on to play Dalton in "Road House." Who was it?
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Looking for help on a history project? Better call Bill and Ted, a pair of time-traveling teens. Who portrayed Ted alongside Alex Winter's Bill?
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If you want a visit from Freddy Krueger, you should take a nap. Who played this character in "A Nightmare on Elm Street?"
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If "Footloose" taught us anything, it was that we should be able to dance whenever and wherever we want. Who played city slicker Ren, who broke the no dancing rule?
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In "Like Father, Like Son," Dudley Moore plays the role of a stuffy doctor who, after drinking a potion, swaps bodies with his son. Who played the rambunctious teen?
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In 1981, the warm-hearted drunk, "Arthur," found true love in the arms of a penniless girl. Who played the playboy millionaire?
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In the gender-bending 1982 film, "Victor/Victoria," this actor played Chicago nightclub owner King Marchand, who falls in love with Victoria Grant. Who was it?
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Many new drivers learned not to pick up hitchhikers after watching "The Hitcher" featuring Rutger Hauer. Who played opposite him as one of the victims of the hitcher's crimes?
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Playing opposite Christopher Lloyd's Doc Brown, this actor went back in time to help his parents fall in love in "Back to the Future." Who was it?
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In "Good Morning, Vietnam," a DJ is sent to the front lines to bolster the morale of the U.S. Armed Services. Who played this fun-loving DJ?
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Starring alongside Mel Gibson, this actor helped fight a drug lord in "Lethal Weapon." Who was he?
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Starring alongside Priscilla Presley, this actor brought his role on "Police Squad!" to the big screen in "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!" Who was this PI?
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Who played the killer android in "The Terminator"?
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Who was the actor who starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Predator"?
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Along with his "Rocky" franchise, this actor knocked some heads together in "First Blood" along with several other "Rambo" movies. Who was it?
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Not all films are good. Which action star loaned his name to the flop, "Masters of the Universe"?
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Which actor had a breakthrough performance with as John McClane "Die Hard"?
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Featuring the two Coreys, "The Lost Boys" had this teen heartthrob as Michael, a boy who falls for a vampire. Who was this "Star" struck lover?
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Before playing Jack Bauer on "24," this actor starred beside Michael J. Fox in "Bright Lights, Big City." Who is it?
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Who played the object of Cher's affection in "Moonstruck"?
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Before "Days of Thunder," this actor flew high as Maverick on "Top Gun." Who was it?
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Who played Indiana Jones, an adventurous archaeologist with a fear of snakes?
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Which of these actors played Luke Skywalker in the "Star Wars" saga?
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Who portrayed the deviously seductive Daryl Van Horne in "The Witches of Eastwick"?
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In "Mr. Mom," Jack Butler loses his job and decides to stay home and raise the kids while his wife goes off and resumes her successful career. Who was this fantastic father?
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Who portrayed Detroit cop Axel Foley in "Beverly Hills Cop"?
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Who played the title role in "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure"?
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Who played Jack Holden, one of the three dads in "3 Men & a Baby"?
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Who played Seth Brundle, a brilliant but unfortunate scientist who became a human/fly hybrid in "The Fly"?
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Dr. Peter Venkman, one of the Ghostbusters, was played by this funny man. Who is it?
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Who not only helped write, but also starred as Lucky Day in "¡Three Amigos!"?
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Released at the end of the 1980s, "Heathers" explores teen cliques with the dark cynicism that would echo into the '90s. Who played Jason 'J.D.' Dean, who orchestrated the murders of a group of girls?
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Who played Clark W. Griswold in "National Lampoon's Vacation"?
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