Final Jeopardy: Actors & Their Movie Roles
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (10/5/2017) in the category “Actors & Their Movie Roles” was:
He played Shakespearean title characters 4 times, receiving Best Actor Oscar nominations each time.
7x champ Austin Rogers has now won $278,300. It’s Game 8 and these two players are going to take a shot at sending Austin back to the Big Apple: Cathy Subick, from Spring City, PA; and Todd McCafferty, from Brooklyn, NY.
Round 1 Categories: Arts & Sciences – Sports Stuff – Crossword Clues “O” – It’s a Bird – It’s a Plane – It’s Lieberman!
Austin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Sports Stuff” under the $800 clue, with 11 clues to go after it. He was in second place with $2,000, $2,200 less than Todd’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and thought it was a hole in one. That was WRONG.
The PGA says that this sports term dates to a 19th c. song about a monster who cackled “catch me if you can” show
Todd finished in the lead with $4,400. Austin was second with $3,200 and Cathy was last with $2,000.
Round 2 Categories: Books’ First Lines – Designer Initials – The American Revolution – 10-Letter Words – Rock & Pop Quartets – Maps “R” Us
Cathy found the first Daily Double in “The American Revolution” under the $1,200 clue on the 11th pick. She was in the lead with $6,800 at this point, $400 more than Todd in second place. She bet $2,000 and thought it was Patrick Henry. That was WRONG.
In the early hours of April 19, 1775, he returned to Lexington to retrieve papers from John Hancock’s trunk. show
Austin found the last Daily Double in “Books’ First Lines” under the $1,200 clue, with a dozen clues left after it. In third place with $5,600, he had $4,000 less than Todd’s lead. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.
Nonfiction: June 17, 1972, nine o’clock, Saturday morning. Early for the telephone” show
Austin finished in the lead with $20,600. Todd was next with $11,600 and Cathy was in third place with $11,200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Sir Laurence Olivier is considered to have been one of the best actors of the 20th century, and just the best by some. As of this date, he ties with Spencer Tracy for the most Best Actor Oscar nominations. They both got 9. Olivier’s 4 Best Actor nominations in Shakespearean roles were for his performances as Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III and Othello. He won for “Hamlet” (1948). See Olivier’s awards page on IMDB.
Coincidentally, Olivier received the only Oscar nomination (Best Supporting Actor) for his role in the film version of the response to this “Dental Problems” clue from yesterday’s game: “In this William Goldman novel “Babe” Levy has a toothache; old Nazi dentist wants a crack at it”
Cathy thought it was Anthony Hopkins. She lost her $5,500 bet and had $5,700 left.
Todd wrote down “Kenneth Branaugh.” He bet and lost it all.
Austin nailed it. He added $8,000, winning this one with $28,600. His 8-day total is $306,900.
A triple stumper from each round
ARTS & SCIENCES ($800) Impressionism got its name after Monet’s landscape “Impression:” this was exhibited in 1874
BOOKS’ FIRST LINES ($1600) From 19th century England: “There was no possibility of taking a walk that day”
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “The European Union”
Since Bulgaria joined in 2007, the E.U.’s 3 official alphabets have been our Latin one and these 2. show