Entertainment Quiz / Weird and Mostly Useless Trivia: Hollywood Edition

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...the actor that was with Robert Wagner when Wagner's wife, Natalie Wood, mysteriously fell overboard and drowned?Random movie role: True Romance
...the tallest actor to ever be nominated for an acting Oscar?Height: 6'7'
…the actor that holds the 'record' for the most weight gained for a movie role?Gained 70 lbs for 'Full Metal Jacket'
...the actor who was discovered dead in a hotel closet from autoerotic asphyxiation?Died at the Swissôtel Nai Lert Park Hotel, in Bangkok Thailand in 2009.
…the actor who died due to a fatal allergic reaction to pain killers?Was noted more as a 'fighter' than an 'actor.'
…the actress whose death coroners originally ruled was due to pneumonia combined with too much over-the-counter meds?After her boyfriend died 5 months later in the same house, under similar conditions, the LA Dept of Health suspected that toxic mold was the reason behind the deaths. Random movie role: Clueless
…actress Elizabeth Short better known as, after her mutilated body was found completely severed at the waist and drained entirely of blood (and whose death was never solved)?Born in Boston, MA, 1924; died in LA, CA, in 1947.
…the actor who was stabbed to death behind his apartment building in 1976 by a pizza delivery man, as part of a botched robbery attempt?Random movie role: Rebel Without A Cause
…the young Oscar winner (Best Actress) who got her SAG card by appearing in a commercial for the obnoxious 'My Super Sweet 16' MTV show?Random movie role: X-Men: First Class
…Oscar winner (Best Actress) who was named after a department store?Random movie role: Jungle Fever
…the actress that is first cousins with Jenny McCarthy?Random movie role: Bridesmaids
…the actor whose legal guardian, for a short period of time, was Justin Timberlake's mom (while they were both in the Mickey Mouse Club)?Random movie role: Remember The Titans
…the actor who had two teeth removed for a movie role -- without anesthesia!!! -- in order to get a better understanding of his character?Random movie role: Peggy Sue Got Married
…the actor whose father was a hitman who received a lifetime sentence for murdering a judge (the first federal judge killed in the 20th century)?Random movie role: No Country For Old Men
..the actor whose uncle (George Wendt) played Norm on the TV show 'Cheers'?Random movie role: The Campaign
…the TV personality who used to be the mayor of Cincinnati … and once paid a hooker with a personal check?He was a City Councilor at the time of the sex scandal, admitted to it during a press conference, and resigned his post in 1974. City residents appreciated his candor so much that they re-elected him to his seat in 1975 and later elected him mayor in 1979, before he left politics.
…the actor who was arrested at Chicago's O’'Hare Airport for trying to smuggle 10 pounds of marijuana onto a plane when he was 20 years old?Random movie role: Rushmore
…the actor who is missing a portion of his middle finger due to a door-shutting accident?Random movie role: The Whole Ten Yards
…the actress who was born in prison while her mom was serving time for smuggling drugs?Random movie role: The Judge
…the actor who is deaf in his right ear?Random movie role: Tommy Boy
…the actor whose parents raised him -- along with his siblings -- in the 'Children of God' cult until 1978? Random movie role: Signs
…the actress whose parents also raised her in the 'Children of God' cult? Random movie role: Jawbreaker
…the 'actress' whose real name is 'Orpah'?Random movie role: The Color Purple
…the actor who was arrested in 1978 for possession of 1.4 pounds of cocaine and spent 2 years in jail for it?Random movie role: Toy Story (voice)
…the actor whose first movie was a porn called 'Party at Kitty and Stud’s'?Random movie role: Copland
Who is...AnswerHint
…the actor who wore a toupee for every one of his James Bond roles?Random movie role: Murder on the Orient Express
…the actor who has a master’s degree in chemical engineering and won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at MIT?Random movie role: Expendables
…the actor who was part of a student mob that held a group of trustees at Morehouse College hostage, one of which was Martin Luther King Sr.?Random movie role: Pulp Fiction
…the actor who served 45 days in jail for attempted murder in a case that left one of his victims blind? (This occurred when he was a teenager, years before he made it big.)Random movie role: The Departed
…the actor/comedian who served in the Marines for 22 yrs, earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and was deployed to Kosovo, Liberia, and Afghanistan?Random movie role: The Hangover
…the director who was originally offered the director's chair for The Return Of The Jedi?Random director's role: The Elephant Man
…the former NYC firefighter-turned actor who, on 9/12/2001, worked 12 hour shifts at 9/11's 'Ground Zero' digging through rubble looking for survivors?Random movie role: Big Daddy
…the future communist dictator who appeared in 2 Hollywood movies (as an extra) in 1946?The 2 movies were called 'Holiday in Mexico' and 'Easy to Wed.'
…the actor that was freshman roomates with Al Gore at Harvard University?Random movie role: Lincoln
…the actor who, in 1982 under the moniker 'Rus le Roq,' recorded a song called 'I Just Want to Be Like Marlon Brando'?25 years later in a superhero movie remake, he ended up playing the same role Marlon Brando did in the original movie. (Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm9A0XS2m4M)
…the R&B songstress who started her career as an actress by playing one of Rudy's friends on the Cosby Show?Wrote a song that appeared in 3 movies: Great Gatsby; Men In Black 3; Sex and the City 2. (Video of her on Cosby Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxsHArrpEt0)'
…the actor who turned down a gymnastics scholarship from the Univeristy of Massachusetts?Random movie role: Internal Affairs
…the actor who found out at the age of 37 that the woman he called his sister was really his mother, and his 'parents' were really his grandparents?He found out when a Time magazine reporter uncovered the truth when researching him for an article. Random movie role: A Few Good Men
…the TV personality who started his career as a Producer and writer for The Simpsons from 1991 - 1993?From Brookline, MA and went to Harvard.
…the actress and Mensa member who was 1 of 32 women who qualified to try-out for the U.S. Archery Team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics? (She didn't make the team.)Random movie role: Beetlejuice
…the actor who, before he made it as an actor, was a Physical Education teacher in London?Random movie role: X-Men. Here he is at a red carpet event talking to one of his former students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yj46BWpxFcA'
...the TV personality who began his TV career as a weatherman?Was born in Indianapolis, Indiana
…the actress whose father is a Tibetan Buddhist monk and was the first Westerner to be ordained into the religion?Random movie role: Pulp Fiction
…the actor whose father kidnapped him from an upstate New York commune after his mother was admitted to a mental institution?Random movie role: Ransom
…the actor whose Toyota advertisements were banned in Malaysia because the actor’s handsome appearance 'may make Malaysian countrymen feel inferior'?Random movie role: 12 Years a Slave
…the actor who was involved in a car wreck in Northern Ireland while vacationing with Jennifer Grey, that resulted in the death of the 2 passengers in the car he hit?Random movie role: The Freshman
…the actor who won his first Oscar at the age of 30 as a Producer for One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest?Random movie role: Traffic
…the director who is the voice of Miss Piggy, Yoda, and the Cookie Monster?Random director's role: What About Bob?
…the actress who became the first actress to have a movie and an album hit number one in the same week?Random movie role: What To Expect When You're Expecting
…the English actor who spoke with an American accent while promoting his superhero movie because his Producers feared the American public would not accept a Brit playing the roleRandom movie role: 3:10 to Yuma

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