Thursday, 22 January 2015

Just When You Think I've Gone Away

Hello Everyone

It's been a while admittedly, so I hope these will keep you busy for a minute or two.

Anyway I have 25 new questions for you to look at.

These ones are low-brow/trash, so are entertainment/sport based.

I hope you enjoy this lot...................

1. Amongst many other prestigious awards and nominations, which Austrian-born American filmmaker won two Best Director Academy Awards with the 1945 film 'The Lost Weekend' and  the 'The Apartment' in 1960? 
Billy Wilder

2. Apart from the protagonist, Walter White, which is the only other character (played by Aaron Paul), to have appeared in every episode of the US TV series ' Breaking Bad'?
 Jesse Pinkman

3. Taken from the album 'Music Of The Sun', which globally successful female singer released her first single in 2005 with the Bajan-Creole song 'Pon de Replay'? 

4.(Pictured) In October 2014,which British-Lebanese lawyer and activist became the second wife of George Clooney?
Amal  Alamuddin

5.(Picture) The product was first manufactured in Cincinnati during the 1930s as a wallpaper cleaner and  is composed of flour, water, salt, boric acid and mineral oil. Today it used as a modelling compound and is far more popular with pre-school children. Owned by Hasbro,by what name is this product usually known?

6. Which actress,who later married the NCIS actor Mark Harmon,played the character of 'Mindy', opposite Robin Williams, in the 1970s/80s US sitcom 'Mork & Mindy'?
Pam Dawber


7. (Picture) Playing the role of Kimberley Drummond in the 1970s/1980s TV sitcom 'Diff'rent Strokes',which actress,(who shares her surname with a Greek philosopher), later struggled to find acting work,leading to to her tragically early death in 1999,aged 34?

 Dana Plato

8.A major competitor with Motown,its most famous acts included Booker T and the MGs,The Staple Singers and Isaac Hayes.Which famous American record label,originally named Satellite Records,was founded by Jim Stewart in Memphis in 1957?

9.The 1984 film 'Amadeus',won the Academy award for 'Best Picture' and saw F.Murray Abraham pick up the 'Best Actor' award for playing Antonio Salieri. Which actor,also nominated, played the title role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?
Tom Hulce

10.Led by Stephen Malkmus, which American Alternative rock band,active between 1989 and 1999,released critically acclaimed albums such as 'Slanted and Enchanted' (1992) and 'Crooked Rain' (1994)?

11. FedExField was built to replace the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium.Which US football team plays its home games there? 
Washington Redskins

12.Played by Lindsay Wagner in the 1970s and Michelle Ryan in the 2000s,by what titular name is the television character Jaime Sommers better known?
 The Bionic Woman

13. Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl are the most famous members of the band Nirvana and are recognisable around the globe. What was the name of the third member of Nirvana,the bassist, who went on the form the bands Sweet 75 and Eyes Adrift? 
Krist Novoselic

14. Based on the real life story of Ron Woodroof,what was the name of the 2013 film that provided Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto the male acting Academy Awards at the 2014 ceremony?
Dallas Buyers Club

15. Which French fashion house was founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion? 

16.Harold Abrahams,as famously portrayed in the 1981 film 'Chariots of Fire',won the mens 100 metre Gold medal at the 1924 Summer Olympics. In which event,did he also win a silver medal at the same Games? 
4x100 metres

17. Which Academy Award-winning actress played the role of Lauren Pearson in the the US TV  series 'The Bill Engvall Show',between 2007 and 2009?
Jennifer Lawrence

18. (Picture) One of the richest men in the world,Larry Ellison is the CEO and co-founder of which computer technology company? (The company has also sponsored two America's Cup-winning yachts) 
Oracle (Corporation)

19. (Picture) One of five men in history to achieve both the WWE and WCW Triple Crown Championship, he is also the most decorated wrestler in WCW history.Now semi-retired,by what ring name is this man known - a name shared with a influential 1960s organ player?
Booker T

20. The 1980s World Heavyweight boxing champions Tony Tucker and Tony Tubbs,both had which 'explosive' nickname?

 21.Beating Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Monsters Inc, which 2000 animated film became the first recipient of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature,when awarded at the 2001 ceremony?

 22.He received an ice hockey silver medal at the 1948 Olympics representing Czechoslovakia and later went on to win the 1954 Wimbledon mens tennis singles title representing Egypt. What is the name of this remarkable sportsman,who shares both his first name and surname with a current (2014) Czech international goalkeeper?
Jaroslav Drobny

23.(Picture)Between 1966 and 1967,Bruce Lee played the protagonist's sidekick,'Kato',in which 'comic book' TV series
The Green Hornet

24.  Which actor famous for playing the role of Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street horror films?
Robert Englund

25.(Picture) Also finishing as runner-up in the 2013 Tour de France,which Colombian cyclist won the 2014 Giro d'Italia?
Nairo Quintana