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Don­ald Clarke

Which Über­men­sch has been played by Christo­pher Reeve, Bran­don Routh and Henry Cav­ille? Any Given Sun­day. North Dal­las Forty. The Long­est Yard. Fri­day Night Lights. What are we play­ing? Which broad com­edy fran­chise spawned spins-off movies called Band Camp, The Naked Mile and Beta House? Who’s next: Dr No, Rosa Klebb, Goldfin­ger, Emilio Largo? Pixar lifts a house with bal­loons. Spiel­berg takes over a project from Kubrick. Doug Li­man di­rects Katie Holmes and oth­ers. Robin Wil­liams hol­i­days in his mo­bile home. What is the con­nec­tion? Who links Law­less, Wings of De­sire, The As­sas­si­na­tion of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and, from this week, 20,000 Days on Earth? Which ar­ti­cle sep­a­rates a Ter­ence Davies film from a very dif­fer­ent film about ge­net­i­cally ma­nip­u­lated killer sharks? Which ’90s clas­sic ends in LAX air­port to the strains of Moby’s God Mov­ing Over the Face of the Wa­ters? Who is the last man to win a best-di­rec­tor Os­car for his de­but fea­ture? Iden­tify the dis­tin­guished ac­tor be­low from this pic­ture of him as a child.

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