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Actor/Director Collaboration Bingo

Last night, I may have invented something evil.

Which is to say, I invented a very, very addictive game called “Actor/Director Collaboration Bingo.” Because, well, some directors make a lot of movies with large casts of stars and character actors, and some actors work with a lot of fantastic directors. And I’m obsessed with that kind of who-works-with-who movie trivia. If you share that obsession, this game may eat up a few hours of your life.

Here are the rules:

1) Survey the bingo card, randomly generated by the “Free Bingo Sheet Generator.” You must identify one actor who has been in a movie directed by every director in a given row—horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. Wikipedia and IMDb are your friends here. (Short films count, as do future releases as long as they’re already in production.)

2) Please comment below and share any solutions. Since the card is randomly generated, I can’t yet say for sure if there is a solution.

Here’s the card. (Click to enlarge.)

Good luck and have fun!

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The Power of Words!

In case you didn’t see it, USA Today recently published a total non-article by Susan Wloszczyna about screenwriting that actually includes this sentence: “A handful of other titles nominated for best picture—such as True Grit, The Social Network and The Kids Are All Right—are also putting their money where their mouth is with dialogue that amuses, touches or inspires.” Yes, that’s right: a professional writer actually wrote a full 1,500 words or so and her only point was that “many movies have screenplays, which feature writing.” YEAH.

In honor of this amusing piece of anti-journalism, I’m putting forth a fun little quote mix-and-match game! Celebrate “the power of words” with me by identifying the Best Picture nominees that contain these snippets of dialogue I love. (Of course, all of them can easily be googled, but it’s even better if you can guess them off the top of your head. Besides, just use the process of elimination!)

1. “What are we ever gonna do with you, baby girl?”

2. “Screw it. Let’s gut the friggin’ nerd.”

3. “No owners means no heartbreak!”

4. “I need your observations like I need a dick up my ass!”

5. “Was I good?”

6. “Wait a minute… are we trading again?”

7. “Stop calling me an MTV girl, whatever that means.”

8. “I bought the airline. It seemed neater.”

9. “I’m a thistle sifter…”

10. “You see, I’m something of a, uh, well, a big fucking hard hero.”

Comment below with your answers! [I’ll moderate comments initially so they’re not all spoiled.]

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