Can You Match the Famous Star to Their Onscreen Role?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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The success of films is dependent on the numerous people who work on it: from the writers and producers to the directors and editors. However, when it comes to the general public, the people who are often lauded for the success (or criticized for the failure) of a film are the actors and actresses who take part in it. This quiz not only consists of some of the most iconic Hollywood celebrities but it also showcases some of their most memorable onscreen roles as well!

It is no secret that some of the most iconic actors and actresses in Hollywood can potentially carry a film by themselves, filling movie seats and gaining the praise of critics from their performance alone! A few examples of some of the biggest Hollywood names that can achieve this are Harrison Ford, Will Smith, Clint Eastwood, Halle Berry, Johnny Depp, and Jennifer Lawrence. While Hollywood stars like this may have had a few missteps here and there on the big screen, they have consistently shown that they are capable of effectively portraying a wide range of characters. So, jump right into this film quiz and put your knowledge of actors to the test!

Mark Hamil plays Luke Skywalker in the epic space film franchise, Star Wars. Luke Skywalker is an apprentice to Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, as well as the son of Darth Vader.

Bill Murray plays Peter Venkman in the comedy film Ghostbusters. Peter Venkman is a New York parapsychologist and the leader of the Ghostbusters.

Tom Hiddleston plays Loki in the superhero films Thor and The Avengers. Loki is based on the Norse deity of the same name and is the adopted brother of the superhero, Thor.

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator in the science-fiction film franchise, Terminator. The Terminator is a cybernetic android that is disguised as a human being sent back in time to assassinate Sarah Connor.

Beyoncé Knowles plays Foxxy Cleopatra in the spy action comedy film, Austin Powers in Goldmember. Foxxy Cleopatra is Austin's new sidekick in the movie and also Goldmember's rival.

Will Smith plays Agent J in the science fiction action comedy film franchise, Men in Black. Agent J is an N.Y.P.D. police detective who is recruited by Agent K to join the M.I.B.

Eddie Murphy plays Axel Foley in the Beverly Hills Cop film series. Axel Foley is a plainclothes detective for the Detroit Police Department who travels to Beverly Hills, California to investigate crimes.

Jeff Bridges plays The Dude in the crime comedy film, The Big Lebowski. The Dude is a Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler who is assaulted as a result of mistaken identity.

Christopher Lloyd plays Doc Brown in the science fiction–adventure comedy film series, Back to the Future. Doc Brown is the inventor of the first time machine, which he built out of a DeLorean sports car.

Uma Thurman plays The Bride in the martial arts film Kill Bill. The Bride wears revenge on a team of assassins after they try to kill her and her unborn child.

Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen in the science fiction dystopian adventure film series, The Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen is the protagonist and heroine of the series who is portrayed as being both selfless and brave.

Viggo Mortensen plays Aragorn in the fantasy adventure film series, The Lord of the Rings. Aragorn is a Ranger of the North and the rightful claimant to the thrones of Arnor and Gondor.

Linda Hamilton plays Sarah Connor in the science-fiction film, The Terminator. Sarah Connor is the Terminator's target who is soon to be the mother of the future Resistance leader, John Connor.

Al Pacino plays Tony Montana in the crime film, Scarface. Tony Montana is the main protagonist of the film; a refugee who climbs his way to the top of the criminal underground.

Sylvester Stallone plays Rocky Balboa in the boxing film series, Rocky. Rocky Balboa is the protagonist of the series- initially an aspiring boxer, the series sees him deal with success, failure, and personal relationships.

Hayden Christensen plays Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars film franchise. Anakin Skywalker is present in both the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy (as Darth Vader), however, he is played by a different actor in the original trilogy.

Harrison Ford plays Indiana Jones in the action adventure film series, Indiana Jones. Indiana Jones is a historian, college professor, and archeologist, who often finds himself pitted against Nazis, cults, and military agents.

Christian Bale plays Patrick Bateman in the comedy horror film, American Psycho. Patrick Bateman is a wealthy, materialistic Wall Street investment banker who leads a double life as a serial killer.

Michael J. Fox plays Marty McFly in the science fiction/adventure comedy film series, Back to the Future. Marty McFly is initially the somewhat reluctant everyman protagonist of the series who travels back in time with the help of Doc Brown.

Morgan Freeman plays Red in The Shawshank Redemption. Red is a prison contraband smuggler who befriends Tim Robbins’ character, Andy Dufresne.

Tom Hanks plays Forrest Gump in the drama film of the same name. Forrest Gump is an endearing character who, throughout his life, meets several important figures and takes part in several iconic events of the time.

Bruce Willis plays John McClane in the action film series, Die Hard. John McClane is a chain-smoking police detective who has no regard for authority and a penchant for vigilante-styled acts of heroism.

Keanu Reeves plays Neo in the science fiction action film series, The Matrix. Neo is a computer programmer who, with the aid of Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), manages to break free from the Matrix.

Robert Downey Jr. plays Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iron Man, real name Tony Stark, is a wealthy business magnate, scientist, and playboy, who becomes a superhero to fight villains from Earth and other planets.

Frank Oz plays Yoda in the Star Wars film franchise. Yoda is the Grand Master of the Jedi Order who had a hand in training almost every Jedi Master in the galaxy.

Hugh Jackman plays Wolverine in the superhero film series, X-Men. Wolverine is a mutant who is a skilled fighter that possesses metal claws and the ability to quickly regenerate.

Halle Berry plays Storm in the superhero film series, X-Men. Storm is a powerful mutant who showcases the ability to manipulate the weather and she is also a teacher at Xavier's school.

Johnny Depp plays Captain Jack Sparrow in the fantasy swashbuckling film series, Pirates of the Caribbean. Captain Jack Sparrow is a drunkard who also happens to be a pirate lord and is portrayed as a sarcastic antihero.

Jim Carrey plays Ace Ventura in the comedy films Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. Ace Ventura is a Miami-based private detective specializing in the retrieval of missing animals.

Joe Pesci plays Tommy DeVito in the crime film, Goodfellas. Tommy DeVito is a cruel associate of the Lucchese crime family and one of the most feared members of Jimmy Conway's gang.

Humphrey Bogart plays Rick Blaine in the romantic drama film, Casablanca. Rick Blaine is the jaded owner of Rick's Café Américain, a popular nightclub in Casablanca, who ends up having to struggle between the concepts of love and duty.

Ian McKellen plays Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings film series and The Hobbit film series. Gandalf is a wizard who acts as a mentor, guide, and friend to the other protagonists of the films.

Daniel Radcliffe plays Harry Potter in the fantasy film series of the same name. Harry Potter is an orphan who learns that he is a wizard who shares a link with the dark wizard Lord Voldemort, the murderer of his parents.

Brad Pitt plays Tyler Durden in the drama film, Fight Club. Tyler Durden is a soap salesman that the Narrator (Edward Norton) meets on one of his business trips and forms a close and tumultuous relationship with.

Matthew Broderick plays Ferris Bueller in the teen comedy film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Ferris Bueller is the protagonist of the film who happens to be a high-school slacker that takes a day off from school.

Will Ferrell plays Ron Burgundy in the comedy film series, Anchorman. Ron Burgundy is a famous anchorman for a local San Diego television station.

Sigourney Weaver plays Ellen Ripley in the science-fiction horror film series, Alien. Ellen Ripley is the gun-toting heroine of the films and is noted as being recognized as one of the most significant female protagonists in all of cinema.

Samuel L. Jackson plays Jules Winnfield in the crime film, Pulp Fiction. Jules Winnfield is a hitman working alongside John Travolta's character, Vincent Vega.

Chris Evans plays Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain America is a superhuman World War II soldier who is accidentally frozen in ice and woken up nearly 70 years later.

Clint Eastwood plays The Man With No Name in the Spaghetti Western films: A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The Man With No Name is notable for his silent demeanor, his iconic poncho, and his love of cigarillos.

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