How Well Do You Remember Mrs. Doubtfire?

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Are you ready for your closeup? Mrs. Doubtfire surely was! If you're in the market for a new housekeeper, you might want to check them and this quiz out before continuing!

In 1993, Mrs. Doubtfire was released and comedic gold was brought to the cinema. Based on the Anne Fine novel, Alias Madame Doubtfire, the film followed a "mysterious" housekeeper that was hired by a newly divorced mother of three. 

Mrs. Doubtfire went through great lengths to hide her true appearance, but this quiz is meant to reveal just how well you remember this movie!

This classic was filled with decorated actors and actresses, and if you look close enough, you can see past the disguise! Which Academy Award, Grammy Award and Emmy Award winning actor starred as the illustrious Euphegenia Doubtfire? Which decorated actress played Miranda? Which James Bond actor can you find in this film?

Mrs. Doubtfire was not only recognized by the moviegoers, but by the award shows as well. With a mask as good as Euphegenia's, it comes as no shock that the film won Best Makeup at the Academy Awards. It also took home Best Musical/Comedy Picture and Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy at the Golden Globes.

It's harder to hide the accolades of this film than it is to disguise Mrs. Doubtfire's identity. Can you remember all there is to know about Mrs. Doubtfire, or will you fall victim to her ploy? Come on over to Euphegenia's house and let's find out!

Which famous actor plays the role of Mrs. Doubtfire?

Robin Williams was born on July 21, 1951, and committed suicide on August 11, 2014. He rose to fame in 1978 with his role as Mork in Mork & Mindy.

What is the male character's name, played by Robin Williams?

Robin Williams won the 1997 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He also received numorous Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, Grammys and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

What is Daniel Hillard's profession?

Daniel is a freelance voice actor. He is able to use his acting skills to turn into Mrs. Doubtfire.

What is the name of Daniel's wife?

Miranda Hillard is unhappy in her marriage with Daniel. She does not believe he is responsible enough, especially when it comes to their children.

Which actress plays the role of Miranda Hillard?

Sally Field was born on November 6, 1946. She began her acting career in television, starring in the sitcom Gidget from 1965-1966 and then on The Flying Nun from 1967-1970.

How many children do the Hillards have together?

They have three children together: 2 girls and 1 boy. Mrs. Doubtfire won the 51st Golden Globe Award for Best Picture!

Where does the film Mrs. Doubtfire take place?

The film is set in San Francisco and was mainly filmed in San Francisco as well. The studio wanted to film in Chicago, however, the city was too busy with the production of two new TV series: ER and Chicago Hope.

What is the name of the eldest daughter?

Lydia was also called "Lydie" in the movie as a name of endearment. She was portrayed by Lisa Jakub, who also played the role of Alicia Casse in Independence Day. She retired from acting in 2001, at the age of 22.

What is the name of the Hillards' son?

Chris Hillard was portrayed by actor Matthew Lawrence. He was born on February 11, 1980, and his brothers include Andrew Lawrence and Joey Lawrence.

What is the name of the Hillards' youngest child?

Natalie Hillard was portrayed by Mara Wilson. Mara was born on July 24, 1987. She played the roles of Matilda in Matilda, as well as Susan Walker in the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street.

Why does Miranda file for divorce?

Daniel threw a rowdy party for their son Chris. Miranda was upset because Chris had bad grades on his report card and didn't deserve the party. While this seems a petty reason for divorce, it signifies their marital troubles.

What is the name of Miranda's new boyfriend?

Stuart Dunmire is his full name. He goes by Stu and Miranda's children are not too fond of him - they miss their dad.

Which famous actor plays the role of Miranda's boyfriend Stu?

Pierce Brosnan was born on May 16, 1953, in County Louth, Ireland. He is best known for his role as James Bond.

What type of accent does Mrs. Doubtfire speak with?

The answer is British, although it is argued by many that she speaks with a Scottish accent. This may have been an intentional choice of the director, to make the accent ambiguous, because Mrs. Doubtfire was an acting character anyway!

What is Mrs. Doubtfire's first name?

Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire impresses Miranda in a phone interview. Miranda then invites her to the house for a formal interview and hires her.

Who gives Daniel the Mrs. Doubtfire makeover?

Daniel's brother Frank is a makeup artist. He and his partner, Jack, help to transform Daniel into Mrs. Doubtfire.

Who has a hard time adjusting to Mrs. Doubtfire?

Though Miranda is immediately impressed by Mrs. Doubtfire, it takes some time before the children warm up to "her." Mrs. Doubtfire actually helps Miranda improve her relationship with them.

Who walks in on Mrs. Doubtfire in the bathroom?

Chris catches Mrs. Doubtfire using the restroom - standing up in front of the toilet. He is shocked and runs off to Lydia's room.

Which book did Daniel read to Nattie every night?

He had read Charlotte's Web to her every night before he had to move out. Charlotte's Web is a children's novel, written by E.B. White.

What kind of food were Daniel and the kids eating for dinner when Miranda came to pick them up at his apartment?

Daniel got to spend some time with the kids in his modest apartment. He was so happy to see them but their time was cut short when Miranda came storming in to pick up the kids.

Who says, "We're his damn kids too."

Daniel laughs and says, "Kids say the darnedest things." Miranda is less than thrilled and yells at him for teaching their child such choice words.

How old is Nattie?

Nattie is the youngest child, at five years old. She has a lisp and is adored by the viewers of Mrs. Doubtfire.

Who comes to inspect Daniel's apartment?

Mrs. Sellner was portrayed by actress Anne Haney. Haney passed away in 2001, at the age of 67.

When Mrs. Sellner arrives at Daniel's apartment for the inspection, who answers the door?

Mrs. Sellner catches Daniel off guard and he must switch now from Mrs. Doubtfire to Daniel without Mrs. Sellner catching him in the act!

Where is Stu when he gets hit in the head with a piece of fruit?

Pierce Brosnan's physical likeness - and on some occasions, his voice - appears in James Bond video games. He has received numerous acting awards in his career.

Who throws the fruit at Stu, at the pool?

Mrs. Doubtfire throws a lime at Stu's head because "she" heard him call Daniel a loser. Stu looks back angrily and Mrs. Doubtfire claims she saw an angry kitchen staff member do it.

Who has a crush on Mrs. Doubtfire?

"I like that Mediterranean look in women. Natural, healthy. Just the way God made you," says the bus driver to Mrs. Doubtfire. "Well, he broke the mold when He made me. He made me very special," she replies.

In which year was the premiere of Mrs. Doubtfire?

Mrs. Doubtfire was released on November 24, 1993. It was rated PG-13 and its running time was 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Who chokes at the restaurant?

Daniel sneaks to the kitchen to season Stu's food with cayenne pepper, which he is allergic to. Stu starts to choke on the food because of the pepper.

Who gives Stu the Heimlich maneuver at the restaurant?

Daniel, dressed as Mrs. Doubtfire, hears Stu choking and feels bad for giving him the cayenne pepper, so he runs to his rescue.

What does Mrs. Doubtfire make for Mrs. Sellner at the apartment?

"One lump or two, dear?" - Daniel is in the kitchen undressing as Mrs. Doubtfire while trying to prepare a cup of tea for Mrs. Sellner, who is anxiously waiting outside of the kitchen for her tea and meeting with Daniel.

What is the name of the restaurant where Daniel and Mrs. Doubtfire both have dinner plans one night?

Stu arranges a birthday dinner for Miranda and invites Mrs. Doubtfire. Mr. Lundy invites Daniel to dinner, on the same night, at the same restaurant! Daniel switches back and forth and eventually reveals himself as Daniel to all.

Who is Jonathan Lundy?

Mr. Lundy recognizes Daniel's talents and invites him to dinner to provide him with an opportunity to pitch ideas as a new host on his TV station.

At the end of the movie, Miranda reveals a new babysitter to her kids. Who is it?

Miranda and Daniel mend their relationship and Miranda appeals the custody ruling - which then allows Daniel to see the kids any time he wants.

What is the name of the new children's television show that Daniel is hired for?

At the end of the movie, Daniel has his own new television show where he is dressed as Mrs. Doubtfire. It becomes a hit across several American cities.

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