Test your knowledge of the year that brought us Christopher Walken in a Fat Boy Slim video and ''Hannibal''

The dawn of the new millennium found George Clooney lip-synching his way through a Deep South odyssey, Jonathan Franzen dissing Oprah, and Christopher Walken getting his groove on in a Fatboy Slim video. How well do you remember these and other epic events of 2001?

1 Before she was secret agent Sydney Bristow in Alias, Jennifer Garner played college student Hannah Bibb on which WB series?

2 Who stepped into the shoes of FBI agent Clarice Starling after Jodie Foster declined to appear in the Silence of the Lambs sequel, Hannibal?

3 Which Oscar-nominated actor was interviewed by the FBI after he claimed to have witnessed suspicious behavior by fellow passengers on a pre-9/11 flight?

4 In 2001, which one of these film legends signed on for (and later withdrew from) a $2 million cameo in the teen horror comedy Scary Movie 2?

A. Robert De Niro
B. Marlon Brando
C. Al Pacino
D. James Caan

5 Which Jonathan Franzen novel was the center of a literary-world stir after the author expressed some misgivings about its being selected by Oprah’s Book Club?

6 What was the name of the ”old-timey” musical group fronted by Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

7 In between Before Sunrise and the more recent Before Sunset, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy appeared together in what other Richard Linklater film?

8 In which Fatboy Slim music video did an astonishingly lithe Christopher Walken bounce off walls and glide through the air?

9 What celebrity appeared on the cover of a now-defunct magazine displaying a bandaged hand alongside the headline ”Staph is no laugh!”

10 In the Gallic film import Amélie, Audrey Tautou’s eponymous character falls in love with a man who works at

A. the Eiffel Tower
B. the Pompidou Center
C. EuroDisney
D. an adult-video store


1. Felicity; 2. Julianne Moore; 3. James Woods; 4. B. Marlon Brando; 5. The Corrections; 6. the Soggy Bottom Boys; 7. Waking Life; 8. ”Weapon of Choice”; 9. Rosie O’Donnell (on her own magazine, Rosie); 10. D. an adult-video store