No Spin Zone
The Great American News Quiz
February 25, 2015
Great American actor and director Clint Eastwood had yet another film nominated at the Academy Awards this week. "American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper, drew $400+ million at the box office and was nominated six times.
1. Eastwood got his big break with a role in which western TV series?
   The Cisco Kid
2. Eastwood was cast in which role in the Batman TV series?
   The Joker
   The Penguin
   Commissioner Gordon
3. Why did Eastwood turn down a part in Apocalypse Now?
   he didn't want to shoot in the Philippines
   he hated the script
   he had a falling out with Francis Coppola
   he thought it was anti-Vietnam War
4. Which Dirty Harry film was the most commercially successful?
   Sudden Impact
   Magnum Force
   The Enforcer
   The Dead Pool
5. Eastwood's military drama Heartbreak Ridge was a fictional portrayal of which U.S. military campaign?
   invasion of Granada
   invasion of Haiti
   Iran hostage rescue attempt
   raid on Libya
6. For what is Eastwood's production company Malpaso Productions named?
   a creek in Carmel, CA
   Eastwood's favorite spaghetti western
   a Mexican restaurant
   Eastwood's horse
7. Which actor did NOT star in the Eastwood-directed film Mystic River?
   Sean Penn
   Tim Robbins
   Charlie Sheen
   Kevin Bacon
8. What has been the highest grossing film of Eastwood's career?
   Gran Torino
   Dirty Harry
   Million Dollar Baby
   Letters from Iwo Jima
9. For which film did Eastwood win his first Academy Award?
   American Sniper
   Mystic River
   A Fistful of Dollars
10. Eastwood co-wrote a song recorded by which artist?
   Elvis Costello
   Harry Connick, Jr.
   Norah Jones
   Diana Krall

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