Brad Pitt’s 10 Most Iconic Movie Quotes
One of the most recognizable and universally beloved A-list movie stars, Brad Pitt is often described as a character actor in the body of a leading man. He doesn’t play the kind of roles traditional stars play. He played a man who ages in reverse, the Apache leader of a band of Nazi killers, and a cult leader who turns out to be a figment of the narrator’s imagination.
From fight clubfrom Tyler Durden to Once upon a time in Hollywoodfrom Cliff Booth, Pitt has played a bunch of quirky, endlessly quotable characters over the years.
ten Ben Rickert doesn’t think economic collapse is cause for celebration in the Big Short
“Just…don’t f****** dance.” »
Pitt plays supporting role of retired trader Ben Rickert in Oscar-winning satire by Adam McKay The big court. He consults with a pair of young traders named Jamie and Charlie, who dance to celebrate their foreknowledge when predicting economic collapse.
A frustrated Rickert said to them, “Do you realize what you just did? You just bet against the US economy. He explains that 40,000 people die every time unemployment increases by 1%. Since Jamie and Charlie still insist on celebrating, a defeated Ben tells them, “Just…don’t dance.”
9 Metro Man fights Megamind on an ideological level
“Justice is a non-corrosive metal!”
DreamWorks animated gem Megamind is a better superhero storyline than any of Marvel’s episodes What if…?. He imagines what would happen if Superman’s nemesis managed to defeat him. Pitt plays Superman’s replacement, Metro Man, a perfect parody of the Superman mythos.
When Metro Man confronts Megamind in his nefarious trap, he tells him, “You can’t trap justice!” It is an idea – a belief! Megamind retorts, “Even the most sincere belief can corrode over time!” and Metro Man replies, “Justice is a non-corrosive metal!”
8 Chad Feldheimer Tries To Blackmail Ex-CIA Agent After Reading
“I’m just a good Samaritan.”
The Coen Brothers Prank Burn after reading is one of the duo’s most underrated films. It marked an awkward change of pace after the Coens’ Oscar-winning neo-western There is no country for old peoplebut he has one of Pitt’s funniest performances as gym worker Chad Feldheimer.
When Chad finds a former CIA agent’s memoir in the locker room, he attempts to blackmail the ex-agent for the sensitive government secrets described in his flowery prose. Naturally, Chad finds himself in over his head in the blackmail scheme.
7 The last line of Benjamin in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
“And some people are dancing.”
After twisty psychological thrillers Se7fr and fight clubPitt’s third collaboration with director David Fincher marked a dramatic shift in tone. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a heartfelt drama about a man aging upside down.
In his poignant final monologue, Benjamin sums up what he has learned throughout his truly unique life: “Some people are born to sit by a river. Some are struck by lightning. Some have a musical ear. Some are artists. Some swim. Some know the buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people dance.
6 Mickey O’Neil names his prize in Snatch
“It’s not for me, it’s for me mom.”
After his dazzling debut Lock, reserve and two smoking barrelsGuy Ritchie bolstered his unique reimagining of British crime film with To tear out. Jason Statham stars as Turkish, a failing promoter, and Pitt plays Mickey O’Neil, the bare-knuckle boxer he wants to recruit for an upcoming fight.
When Turkish and his partner Tommy first offer the fight to Mickey, he says he’ll do it for a trailer. They wonder why he wants another trailer when he already has one in perfect condition. Mickey clarifies, “It’s not for me, it’s for me mom.”
5 Lieutenant Aldo Raine gets meta in Inglourious Basterds
“You know something, Utivich? I think this could be my masterpiece.
Pitt’s first performance directed by Quentin Tarantino was his turn as Lt. Aldo Raine, the Apache leader of the titular group of Nazi killers in Inglourious Basterds. One of the ways Aldo brutally punishes German soldiers is to etch a swastika on their foreheads so they can never escape their past atrocities.
After carving one into Colonel Hans Landa’s head in the finale, Aldo says to a nearby soldier, “You know something, Utivich? I think this might just be my masterpiece. The movie’s conscious last line sounds like Tarantino stating Inglourious Basterds to be his own masterpiece.
4 Floyd has a unique shopping list in True Romance
“Get some beer and cleaning supplies.”
While Inglourious Basterds was the first film in which Tarantino directed Pitt, the actor first delivered Tarantino’s idiosyncratic dialogue in Tony Scott’s romantic crime thriller true romancefrom an old Tarantino script.
In the supporting role of Floyd, the roommate of Clarence’s actor friend Dick, Pitt spends all of his scenes on the couch, getting high. When Dick leaves to arrange a cocaine deal in Hollywood for Clarence, Floyd gives him a hilarious two-point shopping list: “Get some beer and cleaning supplies.”
3 Detective Mills has an important question to Se7en
“What’s in the box!?”
David Fincher’s macabre thriller Se7fr transplants the tropes of a “buddy cop” movie into a horror setting. Pitt stars alongside Morgan Freeman as young detective Mills, eager to solve his first case, and veteran detective Somerset, on the verge of retirement, respectively. Mills and Somerset team up to track down a serial killer whose horrific crimes are inspired by the Bible.
Gwyneth Paltrow plays Mills’ wife, and in the film’s heartbreaking finale, John Doe’s plan comes full circle. A package arrives containing what is believed to be his severed head, and then Mills’ brutal anger makes Doe himself his own final victim.
2 Cliff Booth Gets His TV Cowboy Friend Back in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
“You’re Rick F****** Dalton, don’t forget that.”
Pitt won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his turn as unemployed stuntman Cliff Booth opposite Leonardo DiCaprio’s TV cowboy Rick Dalton in Tarantino’s sunny opus. Once upon a time in Hollywood.
Rick is the former star of Bounty Law whose career is in a slump with guest spots like the “heavy” on various episodic shows and more prominent roles in sight. When Rick begins to lose confidence and worry about his future, his pal Cliff catches up with him with a few well-chosen words: “You’re Rick f***ing Dalton, don’t forget that.”
1 Tyler Durden explains the first (and second) rule of Fight Club
“You’re not talking about Fight Club.”
While Cliff Booth offers strong competition, fight clubTyler Durden is arguably Pitt’s most iconic role. The actor could fully indulge in anarchy, because his character doesn’t really exist.
Tyler’s most memorable line is his repetitive retelling of the rules of the eponymous men’s club: “The first rule of Fight Club is: You don’t talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is this: You don’t talk about Fight Club. »
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