He’s an actor, writer and producer. But was the Bad Samaritan director any good?
1 What is the company Jeff Goldblum’s David works for in Independence Day called?
Oh my gosh! It was a cable company, but I don’t remember the name. Was it ACME? Half a point. The correct answer is the Compact Cable company.
2 What is Jack’s (Kurt Russell) nickname for Daniel (James Spader) in Stargate?
Chicken Man! It’s because when Daniel eats the creature, he says it tastes like chicken. There was a moment where it looked like Roland [Emmerich] and I might re-team to reboot the franchise as a series of movies, but it doesn’t look like it will happen now. Correct.
3. In The Patriot, what are the names of the dogs? Ah! Gosh. What were they called? [On hearing answer]
Ah yes! Not the smartest dogs, but the sweetest. There’s a scene in the movie where
they are supposed to run alongside the horses, and on the first take one of the dogs darted under the legs of one of the horses. Luckily, he was okay. It was terrifying! The correct answer is Jupiter and Mars. 4 What type of plants are beside Dr Okun’s bedside in Independence Day: Resurgence?
Were they orchids? Correct. 5 What does the French on Reed Cassidy’s (Martin Henderson) insignia in Flyboys translate to? He had the Indian head, but he also had the other thing... And I can’t remember it! [On hearing answer]
Yes! That’s right. The correct answer is “Je Vois Tout”, meaning, “I See All.”
6 Who played the teacher in the famous ‘Museum’ teaser for 1998’s Godzilla?
I believe it’s the brother of the man who plays Mayor Ebert in the movie. I should know this!
[On hearing answer]
Ken Lerner! Ken and I were in acting class in the ’80s. I cast his brother Michael as the Mayor and we brought Ken in and shot it as a teaser before putting it in the movie. The correct answer is Ken Lerner.
7 In Real Genius, your character Milton calculates the ratio of guys to girls at Pacific Tech. What is it? No idea! [On hearing answer]
There was no part written for me in the film. I’d tested for the lead role that Gabriel [Jarret] got. Martha Coolidge, the director, said she would hire me as an improv actor. I worked for four months and thought I had a big part, but when I saw it, I had two lines! The correct answer is a ratio of 4.93 to 1.
8 What is Gerard Butler’s Jake called when he’s on his way to the ISS in Geostorm? I have no idea! [On hearing answer]
I think if you go through my career, you’re going to see a lot of Bowie references and a lot of Doctor Who. The correct answer is Major Tom.
9 You have a cameo in Cellular. Who also cameos, as an irate man in a police station?
That was the head of the studio! Robert Shaye. And his sister Lin is in the movie. Correct. 10 What is Andrew Scott’s (Dolph Lundgren) code number in Universal Soldier? Ah... I know Jean-claude Van Damme’s was 44, because that’s a recurring number for our stuff. Roland [Emmerich] and I met on the movie Moon 44, so it shows up over and over again. I don’t remember Dolph’s. [On hearing answer]
Ah yes! It makes you think of Friday the 13th and being unlucky. The correct answer is GR-13. JAMES WHITE