Movie/Biography Quiz

Borrow the movie and then read the biography. Or, read the biography and check out a movie! Match the movie with the biography of the starring actor. Books and films are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

1.The Expendables (2010)

A tight-knit team of skilled combat vets find themselves in a deadly web of betrayal when they are sent to a small South American country to overthrow a ruthless leader.

2. Dirty Dancing (1987)

A naïve 17-year-old girl vacations with her parents at a Catskill’s resort where she becomes the student of an experienced hotel dance instructor.

3. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

Following a lengthy prison term, Gordon Gekko finds himself on the outside looking in at a world he once commanded.

4. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Two men escaping from a Southern work gang discover that they are bound together by an unbreakable iron chain.

5. Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

An aging playboy develops chest pains during a romantic weekend with his current infatuation and is nursed back to health by the young woman’s reluctant mother.

6. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Atticus Finch is the only lawyer who will defend a black man accused of attacking a white Southern woman.

7. The Sting (1973)

A young crook teams up with a seasoned con man to win money from a criminal banker in 1930s Chicago.

8. The Quiet Man (1952)

An American prizefighter returns to Ireland to forget the past and falls in love with the hot-tempered sister of a belligerent neighbor.

9. Gran Torino (2008)

A grumpy widower, who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood, sets out to reform a youth and protect his family from gangs.

10. African Queen (1951)

At the start of WWI, a well-educated, snooty missionary escapes advancing German imperial troops on a steamboat manned by an ill-mannered bachelor.

11. Back to the Future (1985)

In the mid-1980s, a 17-year-old is transported back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.

12. Notorious (1946)

A government agent falls for a troubled young woman who goes undercover to bring down Nazi scientists relocated in Brazil after WWII.


A. Robert Redford by Michael Feeney Callan
B. American Prince by Tony Curtis
C. ‘Tis Herself: A Memoir by Maureen O’Hara with John Nicoletti
D. Michael Douglas by Marc Eliot
E. Total Recall: My Unbelievable True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger
F. Then Again by Diane Keaton
G. Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn by William J. Mann
H. Dear Cary: My Life with Cary Grant by Dyan Cannon
I. American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood by Marc Eliot
J. Patrick Swayze: One Last Dance by Wendy Leigh
K. Gregory Peck: A Charmed Life by Lynn Haney
L. Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox

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Originally published on March 1, 2013 in the Lititz Record Express.