Monday Trivia, No. 129 [Don Zeko wins!]

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Ordinary Times. Relapsed Lawyer, admitted to practice law (under his real name) in California and Oregon. On Twitter, to his frequent regret, at @burtlikko. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.

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  1. Burt Likko says:

    (I’m actually getting conflicting information about “Jungle Fever.” Questioning whether I should remove it from the list.)Report

  2. aaron david says:

    They are all first movies for people who went on to win oscars.Report

  3. aaron david says:

    Oh, Zulu links to the Wedding Party.Report

  4. So much for my hope that I would be able to get at least a movie trivia question correct. I’m wondering if it has something to do with special effects.Report

  5. aaron david says:

    First movies by people who later were on the cover of Vanity Fair.Report

  6. Burt Likko says:

    Wednesday hint: There’s several other films out there that technically meet this qualification, but I picked these because as for these films, things actually worked out the way they were supposed to.Report

  7. Kolohe says:

    They all have characters where the actor appears on screen after his or her character dies on-screen?Report

  8. Alan Scott says:

    I know that Johnny Depp didn’t actually plan to try out for his part in “Nightmare”–He got cast after driving a friend to the audition.

    Are these all movies where a future star was cast by accident, as it were?Report

  9. Burt Likko says:

    Thursday hint: you’ve really got to actually watch the movies in order to get the information you need. It drives me up the wall that IMDB doesn’t collect this information, because it seems like it wouldn’t be that hard for it to do so.Report

    • aaron david in reply to Burt Likko says:

      Wait, I need to watch the movies in the order you listed them, or in the order they were released?
      (Just kidding, this has me stumped. I can get half way there on this [first films, famous] but the other half is killing me.)Report

  10. Burt Likko says:

    Friday hint: This almost always appears in the opening credits, and almost never in closing credits. It only (but not always) appears in relation to an actor who has not had a significant role in a motion picture previously.Report

  11. Mike Schilling says:

    Who was introduced i the various films?Report

  12. Ah. I believe you could also include “The Princess Bride” in this list?Report