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Trivia Quiz - Richard Widmark - Thoughtful Actor
Richard Widmark was usually cast as the tough, cynical hard man; a role that belied his quiet, gentlemanly manner. Test your knowledge of this outstanding character actor.
August 15, 2014
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1. Before becoming an actor Richard Widmark was studying to become what?
2. Richard Widmark received his sole Oscar nomination for his first film which was?
A. Yellow Sky
B. Road House
C. Panic in the Streets
D. Kiss of Death
3. Richard Widmark appeared in a number of films with his friend, Sidney Poitier. In which of the following films did he not appear with his friend?
A. The Bedford Incident
B. The Way West
C. The Long Ships
D. Spencer Tracy Legacy
4. Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier met while making the movie, No Way Out. How did Widmark react to Poitier?
A. He apologised to Poitier after particularly racist scenes.
B. He took the newcomer Poitier under his wing.
C. He was prepared to learn from anybody.
D. He refused to talk to Poitier between takes.
5. Richard Widmark was married twice in his 93 years. For how long was he married to his first wife, Jean Hazlewood?
A. 35 years
B. 45 years
C. 55 years
D. 65 years
6. Richard Widmark appeared in many western movies. Why was his film "Cheyenne Autumn" regarded as different?
A. The American Indians spoke in native dialect.
B. The American Indians won their battles.
C. It highlighted some barbaric practices.
D. It presented American Indians in a sympathetic light.
7. Although a recognised western star, what ability did Richard Widmark consider he lacked?
A. Ride a horse
B. Shoot a gun
C. To wear a stetson properly
8. Richard Widmark appeared in a number of films that highlighted historical events. Which of the following locations did his films not cover?
B. The Alamo
C. Iwo Jima
9. Richard Widmark spoke out in favor of what social initiative?
A. a woman's right to choose
B. gay marriage
C. compulsory voting
D. gun control
10. What was named in Richard Widmark's honor?
A. A navy ship
B. An airport
C. A highway in his home town
D. An acting award
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