Thursday, February 24, 2011

Today's Oscar Trivia #24

Most Honored Foreign Director Federico Fellini's movies have won the most Oscars (four) for Best Foreign Language Film. Name the landmark 1963 film starring Marcello Mastroianni that took the prize.

Awards By Association Alec Guinness' films have won more Oscars (35) in various categories than those of any other performer. What 1951 crime comedy starring Guinness and directed by Charles Crichton won for Best Story and Screenplay?

Most Directing Nominations Which filmmaker leads the pack with 12 nominations for Best Director? (Hint: He directed the 1959 Ben-Hur.)


l'il jimmy watson said...

I love almost every moment of every performance in that partikyulahr Ealing Studio flick.

Mythical Monkey said...

Katie-Bar-The-Door and I love the Ealing Studio comedies.

Between The Bridge on the River Kwai and Star Wars, I think a lot of people forget that Alec Guinness's first claim to fame was comedy -- wickedly good comedy at that. As great as he was in dramas, I think he was even better in comedies.

Anonymous said...

Absofreakinlutely, Guinness was so built for comedy, The Lady Killers Lavender hill mob and The Last Holiday etc are tops. He is also pretty great as fagin in Oliver twist, flippin couldn't believe it was Alec Guinness under there.
anyway I will try and answer the trivia.

. 8 1/2
. Lavender Hill mob (photo gave it away) lol
. William Wyler

Mythical Monkey said...

Lavender Hill mob (photo gave it away) lol

I thought about posting a different photo, but I like that one so much, I couldn't resist!

Erik Beck said...

Also, Fellini hold the record for most Best Director nominations (4) without ever getting a Best Picture nomination.