Game #191: Star Search
Identify the 125 actors in the clues below. (Every other clue is a quotation.) Then, match them into 73 pairs according to a Tangredi, or principle you must discover for yourself.
21 actors will be used twice, each in two different capacities.
1. HENRY FONDA
2. JOHN BARRYMORE
3. FRANCES McDORMAND
4. OMAR SHARIF
5. “Tell Richard I saw the pictures that he sent for that feature on the female paratroopers and they're all so deeply unattractive. Is it impossible to find a lovely, slender, female paratrooper? Am I reaching for the stars here?”
6. ROB LOWE
7. “The only reason people are nice to me is because I have more money than God.”
8. GEENA DAVIS
9. GENE KELLY
10. DICK VAN DYKE
11. SISSY SPACEK
12. In my opinion, the final shot of this actress in a 1951 movie musical is the most beautiful close-up in Hollywood history.
13. GENE WILDER
14. MARY STEENBURGEN
15. KATHLEEN TURNER
16. DON MURRAY
17. INGRID BERGMAN
18. RICHARD WIDMARK
19. JAMES EARL JONES
20. In 2013, she was the highest-paid actress over 40 in Hollywood; five years later, she announced her retirement from acting.
21. TERESA WRIGHT
22. VIRGINIA MAYO
23. ALBERT FINNEY
24. At the age of 43, this actress committed suicide by jumping out of the window of her fifth floor apartment in Pittsburgh.
25. HUMPHREY BOGART
26. His screen career included film adaptations of novels by Ernest Hemingway, Herman Melville, and the novelist referenced in Clue #14.
27. SEAN ASTIN
28. ELLEN BURSTYN
29. BURT REYNOLDS
30. He was the first movie star to receive the Kennedy Center Honors.
FRED ASTAIRE? HENRY FONDA? CARY GRANT?
31. BARBARA STANWYCK
32. Although his film career consisted of only seventeen movies, he got to work under the direction of Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, William Wyler, George Stevens, Fred Zinnemann, Vittorio de Sica, Edward Dmytryk, Elia Kazan, Joseph L. Manciewicz, and Stanley Kramer
33. RICHARD CASTELLANO
34. CHARLIE CHAPLIN
35. “I mean, what's wrong with taking him on any one of the million f**king felonies that you've seen him do, or I've seen him do? I mean, I mean, he murdered somebody, right? The guy f**king murders somebody, and you don't f**king take him! What are you waiting for, honestly? I mean, do you want him to chop me up and feed me to the poor? Is that what you guys want?”
36. TIMOTHY HUTTON
37. ALEC GUINNESS
38. GARY OLDMAN
39. RICHARD GERE
40. DOROTHY McGUIRE
41. JOHNNY DEPP
42. Between his two marriages, British playwright David Hare was involved with this American actress, whom he often referred to as his muse.
43. SHIRLEY BOOTH
44. She shares a name with the wife of one great English writer and played another great English writer onscreen.
45. “I was married to Ed for six years. Only thing he was ever good for was to scratch my back where I couldn't reach it.”
46. TOM HULSE
47. CLAUDE RAINS
48. MICHAEL REDGRAVE
49. “I know there's no such person as Dracula. You know there's no such person as Dracula.”
“But does Dracula know it?”
ABBOTT & COSTELLO
50. She was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1993, an Officier of the Legion of Honor in 2004 and a Commandeur of the Legion of Honor in 2013 – which means that, at this rate, she still has a shot at Grand-officier and even (if she lives past the age of 100) Grand-croix.
51. SUSAN SARANDON
52. ROBERT DONAT
53. EDDIE MURPHY
54. She is the earliest living winner of a supporting Oscar.
EVA MARIE SAINT?
55. MARILYN MONROE
56. GENE NELSON
57. GLENN CLOSE
58. NATALIE WOOD
59. THOMAS MITCHELL
60. GRACE KELLY
61. “Thanks for finding my daughter's killer, Sean. If only you'd been a little faster.”
62. He was the first actor to be seen on screen in a role that was later played by – among others – Telly Savalas and Max Von Sydow.
63. WILLIAM HURT
64. Her Tony win for an O’Neill revival made her the 22nd person to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting.
65. “Relatively soon, I will die. Maybe in twenty years, maybe tomorrow, it doesn't matter. Once I am dead and everyone who knew me dies too, it will be as though I never existed. What difference has my life made to anyone? None that I can think of. None at all.”
66. ALLAN JONES
67. JOAN CRAWFORD
68. This 84 year-old character actor was recently the victim of an Internet celebrity death hoax.
M. EMMET WALSH
69. JULIE ANDREWS
70. RALPH MACCHIO
71. “You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no Third Worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars.”
72. This actor completes the following chronological list: Stanley Andrews, _____________, Rosemary De Camp, Robert Taylor, Dale Robertson.
73. “I don't know why I wandered out to this part of Texas drunk, and you took me in and pitied me and helped me to straighten out, marry me. Why? Why did that happen? Is there a reason that happened? And Sonny's daddy died in the war, my daughter killed in an automobile accident. Why? See, I don't trust happiness. I never did, I never will.”
74. CYBILL SHEPHERD
75. LAURENCE OLIVIER
76. MARIE DRESSLER
77. “Man who argue with cow on wall is like train without wheels: very soon get nowhere.”
78. JOHN SAXON
79. NICK NOLTE
80. When this character actress – whom Eli Wallach once described as having the soul of an angel and the mouth of a truck driver – was asked by a reporter how it felt to be acknowledged as one of the greatest actresses in the world, she replied, “Not nearly as exciting as it would be if I were acknowledged as one of the greatest lays in the world.”
MAUREEN STAPLETON? TALLULAH BANKHEAD?
81. “Look at this! My first day as a woman and I'm getting hot flashes!”
ROBIN WILLIAMS? DUSTIN HOFFMAN?
82. BARBRA STREISAND
83. ANNE RAMSEY
84. Daughter of an actor in one of the preceding clues, she is the only person to be nominated for all four EGOT awards without winning any of them.
85. BARBARA BEL GEDDES
86. CANDICE BERGEN
87. “Love is the morning and the evening star.”
88. AMY IRVING
89. LEE MARVIN
90. She took a five year hiatus from acting in order to head a beleaguered government agency.
91. DIANE KEATON
92. JOHN AGAR
93. “You gotta have two things to win. You gotta have brains and you gotta have balls. Now, you got too much of one and not enough of the other.”
94. She made twelve films opposite the same leading man, including two for which she won the Oscar.
95. “You've ruined my life! You've ruined my furniture, you've ruined my clothes! My family likes you more than they like me! Why? All you do is drool and shed and eat!”
96. If they had had supporting Oscars in 1932, she might very well have won one for her portrayal of a good-hearted confidence woman in a classic shipboard tearjerker.
97. “I'm kicking my ass! Do you mind?”
98. He was the hero of Hitchcock’s third talkie and the villain of Hitchcock’s second American film.
99. ANGELA LANSBURY
100. ROBERT YOUNG
101. MILDRED NATWICK
102. JANE FONDA
103. EDWARD NORTON
104. The only Oscar-winning actresses to have a Number One record on the Billboard pop charts are Cher, the actress in Clue #82, and this actress.
105. KIRK DOUGLAS
106. VICTOR MATURE
107. LAUREN BACALL
108. His eponymous series was the longest-running sitcom of the 1960s that neither began in the 1950s nor ended in the 1970s.
109. SHELLEY WINTERS
110. WILL SMITH
111. “I fight against fascism. That is my trade.”
112. JAMIE LEE CURTIS
113. PETER BOYLE
114. LANA TURNER
115. “In Vegas, everybody's gotta watch everybody else. Since the players are looking to beat the casino, the dealers are watching the players. The box men are watching the dealers. The floor men are watching the box men. The pit bosses are watching the floor men. The shift bosses are watching the pit bosses. The casino manager is watching the shift bosses. I'm watching the casino manager. And the eye-in-the-sky is watching us all.”
ROBERT DE NIRO
116. JUDY GARLAND
117. KEVIN KLINE
118. JEAN SEBURG
119. GREER GARSON
120. VALERIE HOBSON
121. NATALIE PORTMAN
122. KEVIN BACON
123. KATHARINE HEPBURN
124. WARREN BEATTY
125. “You have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that. But you have no right to judge me. It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means.”
Frank has provided these hints:
franktangredi wrote:Anybody see the Tony Awards last night?
franktangredi wrote:There is virtually not a single movie actor I could not have worked into this puzzle. Some would have confused the issue, and some would have mired us in pretty obscure matches, but anybody who has ever made a movie could have been in this puzzle.