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#2218 - 01/09/10 04:56 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 14
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Geraldine Chaplin, Tencho Gyalpo, and Chelsie Preston-Crayford have all achieved the same acting feat. What is it? and name the three films in which they respectively did it (or will do it -- one is yet unreleased).

(As a footnote, and to make it easier to search, Gloria DeHaven and Jetsun Pema achieved a similar feat, just half as big. Name that feat and those movies too.)

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#2219 - 01/12/10 04:48 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 14
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If this was too obscure: the "feat" is personal to each actress, but involves the same relationship in each of the first 3 cases. (The latter 2 cases are similar to each other, but not the same as the first three.)

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#2220 - 01/13/10 11:25 AM Re: Show Biz Trivia 14
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OK, I've got it - the first three portrayed their own grandmothers and the other two only portrayed their own mothers:

Geraldine Chaplin in Chaplin
Tencho Gyalpo in Kundun
Chelsie Preston-Crayford in Home By Christmas

Gloria DeHaven in Three Little Words
Jetsun Pema in Seven Years in Tibet

I have to say that I've only ever heard of two of those ladies (Chaplin and DeHaven) and have seen none of those films, but Google and Wikipedia delivered the goods.

I'll have to think of something to ask.

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#2221 - 01/14/10 06:38 AM Re: Show Biz Trivia 14
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(Well, two of them are nonprofessionals -- relatives, in fact, of the Dalai Lama whose other relatives they portrayed. And CPC seems to be known mostly in Australia. But I hoped that the very fact of their few performances would help narrow things down quickly. And I thought the circumstance was a fun and unusual one.)

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#2222 - 01/14/10 10:34 AM Re: Show Biz Trivia 14
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Yes, I started with the most unusual names and proceeded from there.

What do Jean Marais, Ava Gardner and Shelley Winters have in common?

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#2223 - 02/09/10 07:01 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 14
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Perhaps I should have asked who they have in common.

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#2224 - 03/03/10 08:50 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 14
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All three had some kind of "romantic" involvement with Farley Granger.

Clark Gable is credited with causing a major revolution in the men's clothing industry...what was it and in what film did he do what caused it?
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#2225 - 03/04/10 01:38 AM Re: Show Biz Trivia 14
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Oh, I remember that! Gable took off his shirt in It Happened One Night and -- gasp! -- he wasn't wearing an undershirt. Supposedly every man in America who saw the movie stopped wearing undershirts after that.

Good question, Kay. Unfortunately, I don't have a good one to follow it (or even a bad one). I'll sleep on it.

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#2226 - 03/04/10 11:25 AM Re: Show Biz Trivia 14
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Okay, I got one. In the late 70s, early 80s, supposedly only one writer in Hollywood had the clout to demand (and get) a contract clause guaranteeing that nothing in his script would be changed without his permission. But one director got around scenes he would have preferred to cut by having all the actors speak their lines simultaneously. The writer then used a pseudonym in the credits. Writer, movie, director.

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#2227 - 04/20/10 09:25 AM Re: Show Biz Trivia 14
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Paddy Chayefsky, Altered States, Ken Russell.

Here's one that is truly trivial. Whose picture was on the face of the wristwatch Tom Hanks wore in Angels & Demons?

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