Authors Portrayed Quiz – guessing closed

Authors aren’t always overlooked on the big screen.  I’ve pictured 10 actors who have portrayed famous writers on the big screen and I’ve also give the year the movies came out so you have some frame of reference (but not to help you cheat :))  Tell me the author being portrayed for 5 points and/or the name of the movie for another 5.  You have until noon Friday to submit your answers.  Same prize as last time

No cheating.  No Googling, researching, or looking at other commenter answers.  Yes, we’re going by the honor system    Your first answers will be the only ones accepted.  Play every week or just one time, you are always welcome   It only takes once to be eligible for a prize.

Current Leaderboard here.  Last week’s poet quiz here.

1. Joseph Fiennes 1998  William Shakepeare-Shakespeare in Love

2. Nicole Kidman 2002  Virginia Woolf-The Hours

3.Phillip Seymour Hoffman 2005 Truman Capote-Capote

4. Gwyneth Paltrow 2003  Sylvia Plath-Sylvia

5. Bill Murray 1980  Hunter S. Thompson-Where the Buffalo Roam

6. Meryl Streep 1985  Isak Dinesen-Out of Africa

7. Anthony Hopkins 1994  C.S. Lewis-Shadowlands

8.  Kate Winslet 2000  Iris Murdoch-Iris

9. Stephen Fry 1997  Oscar Wilde-Wilde

10. Natasha Richardson 1986  Mary Shelley-Gothic

33 thoughts on “Authors Portrayed Quiz – guessing closed

  1. Misha says:

    1. Shakespeare (Shakespeare in Love)
    2. Virginia Woolf (The Hours)
    3. Truman Capote (Capote)
    4. Sylvia Plath (Sylvia)
    5 Hunter S. Thompson (Where the Buffalo Roam)
    6 Karen Blixen(Out of Africa)
    7 C.S Lewis (Shadowlands)
    8 Iris Murdoch (Iris)
    9 Oscar Wilde (Wilde)
    10 Mary Shelley (Gothic)

  2. Word Lily says:

    1. Shakespeare / Shakespeare in Love
    2. Virginia Woolf / The Hours
    3. Truman Capote / Capote
    4. Sylvia Plath / Sylvia
    5.
    6. Karen Blixen / Out of Africa
    7.
    8.
    9. Oscar Wilde / Wilde
    10. Mary Shelley / Gothic

  3. Kay says:

    Maybe I’ll do better this week. No promises though. 🙂

    1. William Shakespeare, Shakespeare in Love
    2. Virginia Woolf, The Hours
    3. Truman Capote, Capote
    4.
    5.
    6. Karen Blixen (Isak Dinenson?), Out of Africa
    7. C.S. Lewis ?
    8. Iris ?
    9.
    10.

    OK, not much better. Maybe next week? LOL

  4. Bumbles says:

    #1 – Shakespeare – Shakespeare In Love
    #2 – Virginia Wolff – The Hours?
    #3 – Truman Capote – Capote
    #5 – Hunter S. Thomspon (I would have preferred a picture of Johnny Depp as Hunter S. Thompson though :0)

  5. Stephanie D. says:

    1. William Shakespeare – Shakespeare in Love
    2.Virginia Woolf – The Hours
    3.Truman Capote – Capote??? Or is it the other one, which I can’t remember the name of uggh.
    4.Sylvia Plath – Sylvia
    6.Isak Dinesen – Out of Africa
    9. Oscar Wilde – gotta be, right? Spitting image!
    I wish I knew more 😦

  6. Florinda says:

    Here are the ones I THINK I know (or can make a decent guess at):

    1. William Shakespeare, “Shakespeare in Love”
    2. Virgina Woolf, “The Hours”
    3. Truman Capote, “Capote”
    4. Sylvia Plath, “Sylvia”
    5. W. Somerset Maugham, “The Razor’s Edge”
    6. Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen), “Out of Africa”
    7. C.S. Lewis, “Shadowlands”
    8. Iris Murdoch (blanking out on the movie)
    9. Oscar Wilde (total guess, don’t know the movie)

  7. softdrink says:

    1. Shakespeare? “Shakespeare in Love”??
    2. Virginia Woolf
    3. Truman Capote
    4. Sylvia Plath?
    5.
    6. Isak Dineson “Out of Africa”
    7. CS Lewis
    8.
    9. Oscar Wilde
    10. No clue, but that looks like Oscar Wilde again in the background. Or maybe Shelley. Maybe it’s Mary Shelley?? Haha.

  8. Mariska says:

    1. William Shakespeare – Shakespeare in Love
    2. Virginia Woolf – The Hours
    3. Truman Capote – Capote
    4. Sylvia Plath – Sylvia
    5. Hunter S. Thompson – Where The Buffalo Roam
    6. Karen Blixen – Out of Africa
    7. C.S. Lewis – Shadowlands
    8. Iris Murdoch – Iris
    9. Oscar Wilde – Wilde
    10. Mary Shelley – Gothic

  9. Calila says:

    1. Shakespeare, Shakespeare In Love.
    2. Virginia Woolf, The Hours.
    3. Truman Capote, Capote.
    4. Sylvia Plath
    5. Hunter S Thompson?
    6. Out of Africa?
    7.
    8.
    9. Oscar Wilde, Wilde
    10.

  10. Jennifer Rayment says:

    1 William Shakespeare – Shakespeare in Love
    2 Virginia Wolfe – The Hours
    3 Truman Capote – crap think it was Capote (there were 2 Capote films & I saw them both)
    4 Sylvia Plath – Sylvia (with the oh so yummy Daniel Craig and the only reason I watched the movie)
    5 no idea & I though I had seen most of his work
    6 Out of Africa – never seen it though so no idea who the author is
    7 C.S. Lewis – Shadowlands
    8 nothin on this one
    9 Oscar Wilde – Wilde
    10 Mary Shelley – Gothic (had to watch it for a Horror Fiction course I took – very odd film)

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