guess who.

She took ballet as a child and always played the boy's role due to being the tallest in her class.

Her childhood dinner for many years consisted of Tabasco and saltine crackers, which often resulted in bad dreams of her missing the bus to ballet class.

She is credited by Michael Caine as being one of his mentors.

She and Barbra Streisand celebrate their joint birthday together every year.

She said, “I had a video made of my recent knee operation. The doctor said it was the best movie I ever starred in.”

Her brother is Warren Beatty.


in the details

Name the movie:


movie abc's: b

Bundle of Joy

Boys' Night Out

The Bandwagon

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Ball of Fire

What are your favorite "B" movies?


undercover brother

the year: 2002

the genre: comedy

the cast: Eddie Griffin (Undercover Brother/Anton Jackson); Chris Kattan (Mr. Feather); Denise Richards (White She Devil); Aunjanue Ellis (Sistah Girl); Dave Chappelle (Conspiracy Brother); Chi McBride (The Chief); Neil Patrick Harris (Lance); Gary Anthony Williams (Smart Brother); Billy Dee Williams (Gen. Warren Boutwell)

the plot: A white corporate despot known only as "The Man", has the power to unleash a terrifying top-secret weapon: an irresistibly packaged psycho-hallucinogenic drug that will reduce the entire population to mindless zombies. But with his funky sense of style, a smooth way with the ladies, Bruce Lee moves, a Cadillac attitude, and an arsenal of outrageous disguises and gadgets, Undercover Brother is recruited by the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. to foil The Man's plan. Partnered with the sassy, stunning Sistah Girl, our hero must first undergo the ultimate attitude adjustment and trade in his 'fro and platforms for tennis sweaters and penny loafers. Once the transformation is complete, he's ready to take on the evil perpetrators of Operation Whitewash--Mr Feather, Penelope Snow aka White She Devil, and, ultimately, The Man.

don't miss: Ebony & Ivory.

listen for: "If you're going to fit in to white America, you're gonna have to learn to like MAYONNAISE!"

did you know: Undercover Brother's license plate is "SOLID" - and when the rear license plate lowers to reveal gun turrets, the area reads "SUCKA".

extra bonus points: if you know what role Billy Dee Williams is most famous for.

also listen for: "You know he does have point about that Colonel. I never trusted the Colonel. Slaves cooked that chicken. Ain't no white man know nothin' about no 16 herbs and spices and gibblits."

disclaimer: Conspiracy Brother has a potty mouth on him, so be forewarned. You can also just skip the scene where Undercover Brother interviews to work for "The Man." That being said, this is still a well done spoof.


guess who.

An avid gourmet chef, he wrote a number of cookbooks.

He had his own mail-order book club in the 1970s, specializing in mystery and detective novels.

In 1964, at the request of a personal friend, he narrated a brief history of Tombstone, Arizona (titled, "Tombstone, The Town Too Tough To Die"), for use in the diorama at the site of the O.K. Corral gunfight. He reportedly recorded the 20-minute piece in a single take at a recording studio in Hollywood, and when asked about his fee, asked for his pal, the owner of the exhibit at the time, to buy him lunch. He never visited Tombstone but his narration is still used in the diorama.

He received a degree in art history from Yale and wrote a syndicated art column in the 1960s. An avid art collector, he founded a gallery on the campus of East Los Angeles College and encouraged others to develop a personal passion for art.

He would often attend showings of his films in costumes; often to play pranks on movie-goers.

He worked with Michael Jackson on one of his most famous music videos.


the legend of bagger vance

the year: 2000

the genre: drama

the cast: Will Smith (Bagger Vance); Matt Damon (Rannulph Junuh); Charlize Theron (Adele Invergordon); Bruce McGill (Walter Hagen); Joel Gretsch (Bobby Jones); J. Michael Moncrief (Hardy Greaves)

the plot: A disillusioned war veteran, Captain Rannulph Junah, reluctantly agrees to play a game of golf. He finds the game futile until his caddy, Bagger Vance, teaches him the secret of the authentic golf stroke which turns out also to be the secret to mastering any challenge and finding meaning in life.

don't miss: the beautiful score/soundtrack.

listen for: "Yep... Inside each and every one of us is one true authentic swing... Somethin' we was born with... Somethin' that's ours and ours alone... Somethin' that can't be taught to ya or learned... Somethin' that got to be remembered... Over time the world can, rob us of that swing... It get buried inside us under all our wouldas and couldas and shouldas... Some folk even forget what their swing was like..."

did you know: Although the film is based on fiction, both Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen were real golfers. Jones was the more famous because, among other things, he founded the US Masters tournament in Augusta.

extra bonus points: if you know who played the uncredited Narrator. (It was his last film.)

also listen for: "This is getting embarassing." "Oh no sir, this has been embarassing for quite some time."


in the details

Name the movie:


movie abc's: a

Arsenic and Old Lace

Around the World in 80 Days

Apollo 13

What are your favorite "A" movies?


quotes: paris

Name the movie:

1. 38, Rue Parmentier, drive carefully. Get a good night's sleep.

2. Duval, please! I can't hear myself think, and I'm trying to think in French!

3. I'm looking for the Eiffel Tower.
Good heavens, is that thing lost again?

4. Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent. They might be saying the same thing over here but it sounds better in French.

5. We use the guillotine in this country. I have always imagined that the blade, coming down, causes no more than a slight tickling sensation on the back of the neck. It is only a guess, of course. I hope none of you ever finds out for certain.

6. Good afternoon! As you see, this lovely city all around us is Paris, and this lovely park is of course the Bois de Boulogne. Who am I? Well, allow me to introduce myself: I am Honore Lachaille. Born: Paris. When...not lately. This is 1900, so let's just say not in this century. Circumstances: comfortable. Profession: lover, and collector of beautiful things. Not antiques mind you, younger things.

7. Paris is... really pretty. I-I mean, you - you've - probably seen it already, but then maybe you haven't, and if you haven't then - then - then maybe we could - I could - you, you know... show you.

8. I shall watch the performance from my normal seat in Box Five, which will be kept empty for me.


guess who?

She made Harvard history when she became the first performer voted the year's worst by the Harvard Lampoon to show up and accept her citation.

She was the youngest nominee in her category each of the three times she was nominated for an Oscar, the first being when she was 17 and the last when she was 25.

She referred to Maureen O’Hara as Mama Maureen till her death in 1981.

She said, of dating Elvis Presley, “He was so square, we'd go . . . for hot fudge sundaes. He didn't drink, he didn't swear, he didn't even smoke. It was like having the date that I never had in high school.”

At the age of 7, Orson Wells described her as, “so good, she was terrifying.”

She was invited to appear in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.



the year: 1988

the genre: fantasy

the cast: Val Kilmer (Madmartigan); Joanne Whalley (Sorsha); Warwick Davis (Willow Ufgood); Jean Marsh (Queen Bavmorda)

the plot: Willow, a small farmer and apprentice magician, meets Madmartigan, a great swordsman, and together they journey through a war-torn land of magic and monsters, to save a baby princess from death at the hands of an evil queen.

don't miss: the Brownies.

listen for: "You are drunk, and when you are drunk you forget that I am in charge!"

did you know: Ron Howard said that the part of the two-headed dragon "Eborsisk" was modeled after Clint Howard, his brother. He said that since Clint has had many cameo appearances in his films, and Ron couldn't find a part for him in this one, he modeled the dragon after him.

extra bonus points: if you know who lost the role of Madmartigan to Val Kilmer. (It's probably a good thing - although a great actor, he's not the first one I think of when picturing someone sword fighting.)

also listen for: ""I dwell in darkness without you" and it *went away*?!"