Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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I have a new Production Assistant who works for me and has expressed his desire to know more about films and actors. In fact, he wants my help creating a list of "movies he needs to see" and "actors/directors he should be familiar with". As he is practically a baby, his lack of knowledge in this area is understandable and yet very sad to me. He has much to learn.

So I've put together a word puzzle of sorts. Once he can fill in the gaps in the following paragraph without going to IMDB, then maybe I can send him off into the real world. Of course this is by no means a classical exercise, but a train of thought anyone should be able to follow...right?

Fatal Attraction starred the male actor ---. Who is married to ---. Who starred in the musical ---. Which also featured a petite blond, ---. Who is most known for her portrayal of the title character in the adaptation of the British book, ---. Which features two well-known British men. One is known for his bumbling romantic comedies and his personal drama with a prostitute. The other --- is known for playing Darcy in the BBC miniseries of ---. Which was recently remade featuring another British actress ---. Who is known for her appearance in the swashbuckling trilogy ---. Which has the main character played by the always cool ---. Who is a favored actor of the auteur ---. Who likes to use his wife in his films including the adaption of Big Fish which features --- as the young hero. Who also appeared in the fantastic musical about that famous red windmill alongside ---. Who was once married to the now famous Scientologist ---. Who was in an odd remake of a Spanish film with a woman who has the same sounding last name (and whom he was also involved with in real-life) named ---. Who was in a Woody Allen film with Javier and this curvy actress, ---. Who is married to the abdominal wonder, ---. Who was recently in a rom-com with this year's Oscar winner, ---. Who did her time in far worse fair like this 90's rom-com featuring the use of potions ---. And one of the character's love interests (whom she also dated in real life) was ---. Who starred as the often looked-over and now dead law partner in Damages. Which starred the powerful and scary ---. Who was the female lead in Fatal Attraction.

I don't think that's too much to ask.

Surely my few blog readers can fill in the holes (and correct my who/whom grammar).


Chad said...

That was awesome! Got a little tripped up around Darcy, but other than that it just took a little memory jogging.

Jessamyn said...

Ah, Momma Jess is so proud!

Lindle said...

What? No Timothy Oliphant connection? Think Damages...
Terrific brain teaser!

Mil said...

Ok, I've got most of them but I'm gonna give it a go and see if I can fill it all in. So clever! I can see we frequent the same films.