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101 Director Trivia Questions For Filmmaking Fans

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December 4, 2022

Outside of lead actors, directors are one of the first names you notice when a new movie comes out. People are more likely to see an action movie made by Stephen Spielberg than John Smith, or a romance by Nora Ephron rather than Jane Johnson. Some directors are instantly recognizable by their style, like Tim Burton or Guillermo del Torro, while others add signature effects to their work like David Fincher or Darren Aronofsky. 

Directors that can shape the way we think and feel about our world hold special places in our hearts. But how much do you know about these iconic filmmakers? These movie giants have shaped and influenced the cultural landscape as we know it - and they’ve got the stories to prove it. If you think you know these directors and all their fun facts, check out our director trivia questions and answers. 

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1. For which movie was Federico Fellini nominated for an Academy Award for the first time?

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2. The action of which David Fincher's movie is not centered around finding a serial killer?

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3. How old was Charles Chaplin when his youngest son Christopher was born?

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4. Who was the director of 'Avatar'?

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5. Which actress is the spouse of director Paul Thomas Anderson?

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6. What was Clint Eastwood's debut film as director?

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1. Monty Python's Terry Gilliam directed which of the folowing films?

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2. Which actress is the mother of director Sergio Leone?

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3. Who directed the film 'The Silence of the Lambs'?

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4. How many Academy Awards did Ang Lee's 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (2000) win?

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5. How many Golden Globes for Best director has Martin Scorsese won?

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6. Who won the Oscar for Best Director BEFORE the others?

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1. Where was Ingmar Bergman born?

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2. For which of his movies did Steven Spielberg win the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, Director's Guild and BAFTA?

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3. Which Martin Scorsese movie is first movie to gross over $100 million in the United States?

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4. Which movie directed by Frank Capra is considered as most uplifting movie of all time by the American Film Institute?

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5. Who was the director of No Country for Old Men?

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6. Where was Peter Jackson born?

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1. Oliver Stone was not nominated for an Academy Award for Best director for which of these movies?

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2. Who was the director of 'Titanic'?

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3. Which of these actors have won an Academy Award for his performance in a William Wyler movie?

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4. Who was the director of 'American Beauty'?

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5. Which song title was also a David Lynch film?

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6. Who directed and played the title role in the 1989 adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Henry V'?

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1. What is the name of Ridley Scott's brother who is also a movie director?

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2. Who directed the 2009 adaptation of 'Watchmen'?

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3. For which movie did Billy Wilder win his first Academy Award for Best director?

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4. For which movie did David Lean win his first Academy Award for Best director?

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5. Who directed the cult film 'Plan 9 From Outer Space'?

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6. Which director has most consecutive Academy Award nominations for Best picture?

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1. Who was the director of Chicago?

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2. For which of these movies was Ridley Scott not nominated for an Academy Award for Best director?

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3. Who directed the Oscar winning film 'A Beautiful Mind'?

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4. In which of these Francis Ford Coppola's movies was Diane Lane not part of the cast?

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5. What is the middle name of the director James Cameron?

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6. Martin Scorsese won his first Golden Globe award for Best director for which movie?

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1. Which famous actress is Francis Ford Coppola's sister?

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2. Who was the director of the 1951 movie The Day the Earth Stood Still?

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3. Which 2004 film, directed by Mike Nicholls concerns two obsessive couples whose intimacy pushes them further apart?

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4. Who was the director of Michael Clayton?

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5. Who was the director of 'Inglourious Basterds'?

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6. Who was the director of 'Black Hawk Down'?

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1. Who directed the film 'JFK'?

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2. Who was the director of The Hurt Locker?

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3. Who was the director of 'Million Dollar Baby'?

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4. For which of his movies did Oliver Stone win the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, Director's Guild and BAFTA?

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5. In 2010, which airline removed film director Kevin Smith from a plane because he was too obese to fly?

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6. Which actor plays a role in six consecutive Christopher Nolan's movies?

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1. Who was the director of Talk to Her?

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2. Who won the Oscar for Best Director BEFORE the others?

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3. What was the last movie Woody Allen won an Academy Award for?

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4. Which actor produced the 2007 movie 'Juno' ?

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5. In which Martin Scorsese movie did David Bowie makes an appearance?

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6. What was Charles Chaplin's middle name?

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1. For which movie did Roman Polanski win the Academy Award for Best director?

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2. Which of these won the Best Director Oscar EARLIER than the others?

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3. For which movie was Howard Hawks nominated for the Academy Awards for best director?

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4. Which film director is nicknamed the 'Godfather of Zombies'?

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5. Which film won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1965?

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6. Where was Roman Polanski born?

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1. The 2002 film, 'The Pianist', won 'Best Director', but who directed it?

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2. Where was Ang Lee born?

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3. The term 'paparazzi' comes from a character named Paparazzo from which Federico Fellini's movie?

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4. Who was the director of Lincoln?

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5. Who was the director of the first Spider-Man trilogy?

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6. What was the name of the character played by Quentin Tarantino in his movie 'Pulp Fiction' (1994)?

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1. The action of which Martin Scorsese's movie is not about the mob?

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2. Which actor/director was behind the films 'Annie Hall' and 'Manhattan'?

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3. Who was the director of Mulholland Drive?

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4. Classic TV series Columbo helped launch the career of which of these celebrated directors?

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5. Which movie director has made the video for Madonna's song 'Vogue'?

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6. For which movie did Michael Curtiz win an Academy Award for Best director?

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1. Which director has won the most Academy Awards for Best director?

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2. Which director has been nominated a record 12 times for the Academy Award for best director?

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3. Which actress has been married to film directors David Lynch and Martin Scorsese?

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4. Who was the director of The Pianist?

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5. In which of these Ridley Scott movies was Russell Crowe not part of the cast?

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6. Martin Scorsese: Which of these Scorsese movies was released first?

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1. Which was the last of these Woody Allen movies to be released?

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2. In which of these Peter Jackson's movies was Cate Blanchett not part of the cast?

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3. In which of these Sidney Lumet movies was Sean Connery not part of the cast?

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4. In which of these George Cukor's movies was Katharine Hepburn not part of the cast?

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5. Which of these actors won an Academy Award for his performance in an Elia Kazan's movie?

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6. Which of these movies by Martin Scorsese was released Earliest?

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1. Which director famously directed the 1984 Macintosh ad?

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2. What is Steven Spielberg's middle name?

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3. Who was the director of Milk?

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4. For which of these movies did Quentin Tarantino win an Academy Award for Best writing, original screenplay?

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5. Who directed the film 'Unforgiven'?

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6. Who was the director of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest'?

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1. For which movie did John Ford win his last Academy Award for Best director?

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2. For which movie did Danny Boyle win The Academy Award, the Golden Globe, Director's Guild and BAFTA for Best director?

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3. Who was the director of A Beautiful Mind?

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4. Which of these won the Best Director Oscar EARLIER than the others?

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5. Who was the director of 'The Hunger Games'?

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6. Who was the director of Life of Pi?

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1. Which Eric Clapton song is used in Martin Scorsese's movie 'Goodfellas' (1990)?

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2. Which was Woody Allen's first film as director?

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3. For which movie did Joel Coen win an Academy Award for Best picture?

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4. Which Italian is the first director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best director?

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5. How is the actress Ingrid Bergman related to the director Ingmar Bergman?

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