Daily Trivia – 2/18/11

Question: In Footloose, who played the preacher’s daughter, “Ariel”?

Last Question: Who earned Oscar nominations for Working Girl and Gorillas in the Mist in the same year?

Answer: Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver not only is known for her iconic role of Ellen Ripley in the Alien movie franchise, but she also was nominated for 2 Academy Awards in the same year – 1988. She was nominated for Best Actress as controversial hermit Dian Fossey – a crusading, heroic, mountain-gorilla, anthropology expert in the Rwandan rain forest in director Michael Apted’s biopic Gorillas in the Mist. She lost to Jodie Foster who won for her role in The Accused.
Weaver was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as brokerage firm executive Katharine Parker in Working Girl. Co-star, Joan Cusack, was also nominated in the same category. The both lost to Geena Davis from The Accidental Tourist.

Most recently, Weaver reunited with Aliens director James Cameron for his 2009 movie Avatar. Ivan Reitman has confirmed that Weaver will reprise her role as Dana Barrett in the rumored third Ghostbusters movie due for release in 2012.

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