Friday, December 6 Jane Smiley won the Pulitzer for "A Thousand Acres," a book that reworked Shakespeare's "King Lear" as the story of an aging farmer who divides his land among three daughters: Ginny, Rose and Caroline. These names parallel …Read more. Thursday, December 5 Norm MacDonald anchored the fake news on "Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update." But his brother, Neil, actually is a reporter in Canada, and is currently the Washington, D.C., correspondent for The National, the flagship news program on …Read more. Wednesday, December 4 There's a Guns N' Roses album called The Spaghetti Incident? (That question mark is part of the title: long story.) On that album is a bonus track called "Look at Your Game, Girl." And that song is by mass murderer Charles Manson. The …Read more. Tuesday, December 3 The Kennedy family thought Joe Junior would be their president, until he died during WWII. Likewise, the Bush family expected Jeb Bush to become president, not George W. But in 1994, Jeb lost his first run to be governor of Florida. And W. won in …Read more.more articles
RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
People are very particular about the people who play Sherlock Holmes, even more so than they are about the various James Bonds. No doubt, for some people, Robert Downey Jr. will be the definitive Holmes, or perhaps even the wonderfully named Benedict Cumberbatch. But for most us, the real Sherlock Holmes is Jeremy Brett, who played him from 1984 to 1994. He also auditioned twice for the role of James Bond, as it happens. Of course, if you're on the other side of the age continuum, your Holmes may well be Basil Rathbone.
In 1984, Christopher Lambert played what role, made famous decades earlier by two Olympic swimmers?
B) Flash Gordon
C) Lone Ranger
Previous answer: The two Laurences have both played Othello (even though only one of them is black).
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