Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19, 1955, in West Germany, and was raised in New Jersey. He became interested in dramatic arts in high school, and enrolled in the drama program at Montclair State University. His career began on the off-Broadway stage and then in TV, most notably in the series Moonlighting. His first lead film role was in Blind Date. He then played the real-life cowboy actor Tom Mix in Sunset. Bruce is best known for his role of John McClane in the mega-hit Die Hard and its four sequels. He has also starred in Look Who’s Talking (and sequel), as a cagey prizefighter in Pulp Fiction, and in the apocalyptic thriller Twelve Monkeys. He played in the sci-fi film The Fifth Element, the epic The Sixth Sense and the box-office hit Armageddon. He starred in the graphic novel/film Sin City (and sequel), and The Expendables 2. He currently stars as Paul Kersey in Death Wish.
Zoey Francis Thompson Deutch was born November 10, 1994 in Los Angeles. She began her career at age 15 as Maya on the TV series The Suite Life on Deck. She played Juliet Martin in the thriller Ringer. Zoey’s film debut was in Mayor Cupcake, and her breakthrough role came in Beautiful Creatures. She played a half human-half vampire in Vampire Academy, and co-starred in Everybody Wants Some!! She appeared in the crime-drama Vincent N Roxxy, and the teen comedy Good Kids. In Why Him? she played a Stanford student who falls in love with a billionaire. She starred in Before I Fall as a student who lives the last day of her life over and over until she gets it right. Deutch appeared in Rebel in the Rye as Oona O’Neill, who has an affair with author J.D. Salinger. Zoey currently stars as Erica in Flower.
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1. What was the first collaboration for Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey?
2. What was the title of the book that Love, Simon is based on?
3. What is Steven S. DeKnight’s directorial debut?
4. What French movie is The Upside based on?
5. Who is the great uncle of Midnight Sun star Patrick Schwarzenegger?
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Tye Sheridan, star of Ready Player One, won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the Venice Film Festival in 2013 for his performance in Joe (2013).
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Athens, TN, the town where Swagger and Nick (Mark Wahlberg & Michael Peña) visit the firearms expert in the movie Shooter (2007) was the location of the Battle of Athens, where in 1946 armed citizens removed the corrupt local government.
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