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Historic Hollywood Directors Quiz

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What famous director of suspense and horror movies made such films as The Birds, Psycho, and Vertigo?
Alfred Hitchcock
Stephen King
Maxwell Dours
Cecil B. DeMille

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What innovative sci-fi director made such films as Gladiator, Alien, and Blade Runner?
George Lucas
Gene Roddenberry
Ridley Scott
Lars von Trier

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What famous director made such classic films as Forrest Gump and Back to the Future?
Steven Spielberg
Robert Zemeckis
John Ford
Ron Howard

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What classic Hollywood director forever changed the game with his hit movies Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz?
John Ford
Victor Fleming
Alan Smithy
Douglas Krietz

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What contemporary director is known for his twisty suspense plots in films like Signs, The Sixth Sense, and Unbreakable?
M. Night Shyamalan
Erid T. C. Garr
Paul Thomas Anderson
Ang Lee

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What early comedy director is known for his starring and directing work in such classic films as Modern Times and The Great Dictator?
Charlie Chaplin
Buster Keaton
Moe Howard
Groucho Marx

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What director famous for his uniquely stylized works directed such movies as Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Royal Tannenbaums?
Wes Anderson
W. S. Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
Anthony Anderson

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What famous Japanese filmmaker made such classic movies as The Seven Samurai, Ran, and Yojimbo?
Hayao Miyazaki
Mamuro Oshii
Satoshi Kohn
Akira Kurosawa

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What director made such grim and sardonic movies as Seven, Gone Girl, and Fight Club?
Paul Thomas Anderson
Ron Howard
Oscar Allendale
David Fincher

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What famous actor also directed such iconic films as Citizen Kane and The Lady from Shanghai?
Don Bluth
Orson Welles
Walt Disney
Cecil B. DeMille

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What director made such classic films as White Christmas, Casablanca, and The Adventures of Robin Hood?
Ronald Raiy
Michael Curtiz
Eliza Kazan
John Ford

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What beloved director made such teenage dramas as The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, and Weird Science?
Joel Cohen
Francis Ford Coppola
John Hughes
Ridley Scott

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What ground-breaking director made such films as E.T., Jaws, and the Indiana Jones series?
Stanley Kubrick
Steven Spielberg
Frank Capra
Martin Scorsese

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What German Expressionist director is known for his pioneering works like M and Metropolis?
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Fritz Lang
Stanley Kubrick
Buster Keaton
Michael Grossman

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What director made history when he managed to create the highly successful The Lord of the Rings trilogy?
Jack Black
Peter Jackson
Paul Thomas Anderson
Wes Craven

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What odd director is known for his absurd and artistic flicks like Eraserhead and Blue Velvet?
David Lynch
Terry Gilliam
Michael Curtiz
James Cameron

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What famous director made such Spaghetti Western classics as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly as well as the Dollars trilogy?
Clint Eastwood
Sergio Leone
Ennio Morricone
Eli Wallach

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What iconic director of classic Hollywood made such movies as The Ten Commandments and Sunset Boulevard?
Gary Case
Buster Keaton
Cecil B. DeMille
Alfred Hitchcock

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What New Yorker is famous for directing such projects as Goodfellas, The Irishman, Casino, and Cape Fear?
Leonard Bernstein
Steve Martin
Chris Columbus
Martin Scorsese

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What director made such famous dramedies as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It's a Wonderful Life?
Francis Ford Coppola
Denis Villeneuve
Frank Capra
Marathon Kohn

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What director is known for the massive blockbusters he made such as Titanic, Avatar, and The Terminator?
Jon Favreu
James Cameron
Ethan Coen
Mel Brooks

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What director is known for his grim comedies such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, and The Corpse Bride?
David Fincher
Tim Burton
Leland Forsblad
Don Bluth

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What director of horror and action classics made such movies as The Thing, Halloween, and Escape from New York?
John Carpenter
Wes Craven
Leonin Holtkamp
Henry Wallace

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What Monty Python alum is famous for directing films like Brazil, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and 12 Monkeys?
Eric Idle
Graham Chapman
John Cleese
Terry Gilliam

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What director made such films as Life of Pi, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and Brokeback Mountain?
Ang Lee
Spike Lee
Lee Geller
Lee Howard

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What odd director is known for his unique action flicks like Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Django Unchained?
James Cameron
Ridley Scott
Ron Howard
Quentin Tarantino

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What director made such films as Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, and Bram Stoker's Dracula?
Frank Capra
Francis Ford Coppola
Alan Worth
Buster Keaton

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What master of the classic western made such movies as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence?
Samuel Ebson
Clint Eastwood
John Ford
Sergio Leone

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What pair of brothers are known for making such movies as The Big Lebowski, Fargo, and No Country for Old Men?
The Safdie Brothers
The Russo Brothers
The Coen Brothers
The Arnin Brothers

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What famous director made such masterpieces as 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and The Shining?
Steven Spielberg
Ron Howard
Stanley Kubrick
David Lynch

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