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Quiz: Actors as Authors

I caught a little bit of The Autobiography of Malcolm X on TV the other night, and it got me thinking about screen portrayals of authors…not Barton Fink or whatever Jack Nicholson’s character’s name was in The Shining. I mean real authors. As is my wont, I started thinking of as many as I could. But rather than draw up just a regular old list for you, I have a quiz for you.

Pretty simple: for each of the below images, can you identify the actor and the author they are playing? Link to answers at the bottom. Have fun!

1.

Val-Kilmer-As-Mark-Twain

2.

denchjudiirismurdoch

3.

Hemingway & Gellhorn - Clive Owen

4.

kidmas as woolf

5.

hathawy as jane

6.

zellweger as beatrix potter

7.

depp as barrie

8.

fiennes as shakespeare

9.

john cusack as poe

10.

catherine keener as harper lee

11.

cross as ginsberg

12.

jennifer_jason_leigh_as_dorothy_parker

13.

meryl streep as susan orlean

14.

stephen fry as oscar wilde

15.

depp as hunter s. thompson

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Ready for the answers? Click here for the answers.