Can You Name the Movie Star If We Show You Three Characters They Played?
By: Brittany Rowland
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About This Quiz
If the hubbub surrounding the annual Academy Awards is any indication, people are enamored with movie stars. Indeed, award shows emphasize the glitz and glamour of celebrity life. Everyone oohs and aahs over the exquisite gowns and sharp tuxes the actors wear on the red carpet. People replay and pick apart movie stars' acceptance speeches. (Incidentally, in 1963, Patty Duke had one of the shortest acceptance speeches ever with the succinct "Thank you.")
Even though some people criticize the public's fascination with celebrities, there's no doubt that we're all a little curious about the daily lives of our favorite movie stars. Obviously, their lifestyles are so much more glamorous and interesting than ours. They don't have to sit at a desk all day and listen to tedious office chatter. They hobnob with the powerful, beautiful and elite. They get to name their kids after fruit.
But unless you obsess over every hookup and breakup of your favorite celebrity couples or stalk stars when they run out to the store dressed down in sweats and flip-flops, you're probably just a normal movie buff with a healthy appreciation for great actors! So find out how well you know your celebrities with this quiz. Maybe your favorite movie stars made our list, and maybe there's a couple you'll have to check out!
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He played vengeful dad Bryan Mills, Jean Valjean and Oskar Schindler. Are you taken with this actor?
Liam Neeson's role in the Holocaust drama "Schindler's List" catapulted him to fame and earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. Since then, the Irish actor has made a name for himself as a leading man.
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This actress portrayed the ill-fated Fantine, reluctant royal Mia Thermopolis and the zany White Queen. Can you name her?
After kid-friendly roles in films like "The Princess Diaries," Anne Hathaway proved herself a formidable actress in adult roles, too. She racked up awards for her heartbreaking performance in "Les Mis."
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This star dazzled audiences as P.T. Barnum, penguin Memphis and mutant Logan. Do you know who he is?
For 18 years, Hugh Jackman filled the role of the tough, clawed mutant Wolverine. But the Australian actor also has singing chops, as shown in "Les Misérables" and "The Greatest Showman."
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Help! Can you identify the actress who played Aibileen Clark, Rose Maxson and Amanda Waller?
Taraji P. Henson
Not many people can boast winning an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy, and Viola Davis is one of them. Her one scene in "Doubt" earned her award nominations, and she later gained more attention for "The Help."
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This Australian actress played Alice Kingsleigh, Emma Bovary and Jane Eyre — three literary characters. Who is she?
Audiences best know Mia Wasikowska as Alice in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland." In this role, the grown-up Alice returns to Wonderland and battles the Jabberwocky while decked out in body armor!
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Do you know your quirky characters? How about vampire Abby, Hit Girl and Carrie White? They're played by which actress?
Chloë Grace Moretz
Moretz surprised audiences with her foul-mouthed character in "Kick-Ass." But despite her young age, she holds her own against the baddies, coming to the rescue when Kick-Ass and Big Daddy are captured.
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Who is this young actor who played Hugo Cabret, Ender Wiggin and Gardner Elliot?
Young English actor Butterfield gained attention as a talented child actor in "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" and "Hugo." He was able to imbue his characters with a deep soulfulness.
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We'll never forget his hairstyle as Anton Chigurh — or his performance! Which actor also played Silva and Captain Salazar?
Javier Bardem was particularly chilling as the psychopathic Anton Chigurh in "No Country for Old Men," flipping a coin to decide his victims' fate. His bizarre hairstyle only accentuated his creepiness!
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You may best remember him as mischievous Kevin, but he also played Thomas J. Sennett and Henry. What's his name?
In the '90s, Macaulay Culkin was the hottest kid star since Shirley Temple. His "Home Alone" movies were big hits, and he also appeared in "My Girl" and "The Good Son" before temporarily retiring at 14.
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He battled his demons as Will Hunting, bought a zoo as Benjamin Mee and went to Mars as Mark Watney. Who is he?
In the 1990s, Matt Damon and his friend Ben Affleck co-wrote "Good Will Hunting," sold the screenplay and acted in the award-winning film. Since then, Damon's been one of the most recognizable movie stars.
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You get an easy A if you can name the actress who played Skeeter Phelan, Olive and Gwen Stacy.
Bryce Dallas Howard
Emma Stone rose to stardom remarkably quickly. She first appeared in the 2007 comedy "Superbad," received her first Oscar nomination for "Birdman" (2014) and won Best Actress for "La La Land" (2016).
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This actor played Evan, Paulie Bleeker and Robin in Lego form. And he's Canadian, eh?
Michael Cera co-starred with fellow Canadian Ellen Page in the 2007 film "Juno." In most of his comedies, he plays a sensitive, slightly nerdy guy who nonetheless has a good heart.
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Which wrestler-turned-actor played Agent 23, Jumanji player Spencer and demigod Maui?
Dwayne Johnson translated his wrestler status into an acting career, portraying hunky action stars like Luke Hobbs from "The Fast and the Furious." That's not to mention his unforgettable Disney hero, Maui!