The films of Eddie Murphy are the theme of this week’s movie quiz, along with teasers about movie stars’ birthdays and 2021 Golden Globe winners.


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As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we’re going to occasionally to focus on certain actors’ filmographies in our middle round, and with Coming 2 America now streaming on Prime Video, this week is Eddie Murphy’s turn. He’s played many characters in films over the years (often in the same film) and we’ve got 10 questions about some of those films sandwiched in between the usual serving of more general movie trivia.

Once you’ve completed all three rounds, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. Please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 as usual this week) and give us any other lovely feedback. Without any further ado, here are your 30 questions for this week…


ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

This round is about new UK cinema releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!

  1. 1996 – Which sci-fi comedy connects Pierce Brosnan, Michael J. Fox, and Tom Jones?
  2. 2011 – Who voices Rango in the Oscar-winning animated western, Rango?
  3. 1984 – Who or what is Christine in John Carpenter’s Christine?
  4. 2003 – What is the title of the sequel to 1999’s Analyze This?
  5. 1990 – Born On The Fourth Of July star Tom Cruise actually was born on 4th July – true or false?
  6. 2009 – Who plays Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria?
  7. 1992 – The Last Boy Scout revolves around corruption in which sport?
  8. 2018 – Which spy thriller stars Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ballerina-turned-sleeper agent?
  9. 1985 – According to the sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, what year is The Year We Make Contact?
  10. 1974 – Born this week, who connects the films 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Other Guys, and Training Day?


ROUND TWO – The Eddie Murphy Round

“I’m a comedian who got into movies, so I don’t really think of myself as an actor.” Here’s 10 questions about the movies of Eddie Murphy…

  1. In which buddy-cop movie did Murphy make his feature film debut, as convict Reggie Hammond?
  2. What is the name of the dragon voiced by Murphy in 1998’s Mulan?
  3. Who plays Prince Akeem’s father, the King of Zamunda, in Coming To America and its sequel?
  4. In which 1999 comedy does Murphy play movie star Kit Ramsey?
  5. Murphy’s one and only Oscar nomination was for playing R&B star James “Thunder” Early in which 2006 musical?
  6. Heard at the wedding at the end of the film, which Monkees song does Murphy cover for the soundtrack of Shrek?
  7. “Eddie Murphy Is The Chosen One” is the tagline for which 1986 fantasy comedy?
  8. What is the name of Sherman Klump’s slimmer, more confident alter-ego in The Nutty Professor?
  9. In Beverly Hills Cop, what object does Axel Foley insert into the exhaust of a car that’s tailing him?
  10. Who wrote and directed the 1989 crime comedy Harlem Nights?



Let’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!

  1. Which country connects Cool Runnings, Ginger Snaps, and Scott Pilgrim Vs The World?
  2. Who plays Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy?
  3. Which 1990s comedy centres around a band from the fictional South Yorkshire mining community of Grimley?
  4. Which British actor plays eight different members of the d’Ascoyne family in Kind Hearts And Coronets?
  5. In the Toy Story films, what does the purple button on Buzz Lightyear’s back do?
  6. Who directed 2011’s Super 8?
  7. Directed by Rob Savage, which 2020 horror film follows a séance conducted on a video call?
  8. In 2009’s I Love You, Phillip Morris, who plays Phillip Morris – Jim Carrey or Ewan McGregor?
  9. Complete the title of the Frank Capra film – Mr Smith Goes To
  10. And finally, which 2011 comedy sequel connects this week’s Golden Globe winners Rosamund Pike, Daniel Kaluuya, and Gillian Anderson?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page). We’ll have another quiz for you next Friday, but until then, let us know your scores in the comments below!


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