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Question 3: Though his bid to be elected mayor of Oklahoma City failed, this character actor is noted for playing a corrupt U.S. Senator in The Godfather: Part II.
The road from Oklahoma to Hollywood is a star-studded one. Test your Oklahoma movie knowledge with our quiz.
How do you fit all the Hollywood stars to come out of Oklahoma into 92 pages? You can't. Take our quiz and test your knowledge of these twenty-five Hollywood giants with Oklahoma ties.
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1) This superstar’s long-time love had the coordinates of his Shawnee birthplace tattooed on her left arm.
2) This Duncan-born, ginger-haired actor-director got his first film role in 1956’s Frontier Woman when he was only 18 months old.
3) Though his bid to be elected mayor of Oklahoma City failed, this character actor is noted for playing a corrupt U.S. Senator in The Godfather: Part II.
4) This Foraker native worked often with legendary director John Ford, and won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in 1971 in The Last Picture Show.
5) Making her debut in Our Gang Follies of 1936, this Leedey native later provided her vocal talents to commercials for Campbell Soup and Chicken of the Sea tuna.
6) This graduate of Putnam City North High School and Oklahoma State University led a team of mutants in one of the biggest superhero movie franchises of the twenty-first century.
7) This Tulsa native, whose directorial turn with 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s inspired Oklahoma Today’s January/February cover shot, was married to Julie Andrews from 1969 until his death in December 2010.
8) This Oklahoma City native has been nominated for two Oscars as a producer, winning once for The Godfather: Part II.
9) This Chockie native, for whom acting was a second career, made her big-screen debut in 1990 with Kevin Bacon in the sci-fi classic Tremors.
10) This NBA star will make his film debut in 2012 in the movie Switch.
11) Known mostly for her roles on Broadway and television, this Oklahoma City native played a role in the OETA-produced, five-part Oklahoma history epic Oklahoma Passage.
12) This Georgia native, who lives with her equally famous husband in Owasso, had a cameo role as herself in 1993’s The Thing Called Love.
13) She won an Emmy for her work on TV’s Pushing Daisies and a Tony for her performance in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, often appears on A Prairie Home Companion, and in 2005 took to the big screen in Bewitched.
14) This Tulsa native has made a name for himself as a production designer, working with acclaimed director Spike Jonze on the films Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Where the Wild Things Are, with Sofia Coppola on Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette, and in the upcoming film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.
15) This Tulsa native is a character actress who has performed in movies such as The Big Chill, Sweet Home Alabama and Being John Malkovich. She was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female in 1997 for her role in Manny & Lo.
16) This Boise City native played Lila Crane in both Psycho and Psycho II, and starred alongside John Wayne in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
17) This University of Oklahoma graduate has had 23 award nominations and 15 wins. He was nominated four times for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for his role in The Truman Show.
18) This Oklahoma City native, a former Ford model married to director James Cameron, made her feature debut opposite Kevin Costner in Fandango before going on to roles in iconic films such as The Usual Suspects and Titanic.
19) Known mostly for her Emmy-award winning roles in television, this Healdton-born actress starred in more than a dozen films, including They Might Be Giants and The Fighting Temptations with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyoncé Knowles.
20) This Tulsa native has been nominated for eight major movie awards. He has won four times, receiving the BAFTA Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Role in 1978 for The Buddy Holly Story. He also is known for his roles in Lethal Weapon, Point Break and Predator 2.
21) This Chickasha-born actor starred in many Three Stooges films, including 1947’s Hold That Lion! and 1949’s Who Done It?
22) Born Ira Leonard Rosenberg in Tulsa, this actor made a name for himself in television and in one of his final roles starred alongside Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor in 2003’s Down with Love.
23) Known for his roles in low-budget horror films, this Oklahoma City native played Lennie in 1939’s Of Mice and Men and Martin Howe in High Noon.
24) This graduate of Tulsa’s Edison High School, whose father toured as a guitarist with Gary Lewis & The Playboys, played Tom Cruise’s wife in the 1993 film The Firm.
25) Born in Chickasha, this actor is known for his role as Sherriff Bart in the Mel Brooks comedy Blazing Saddles.