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And when done right, it does them all at one point or another. approaches it. Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty in “Bladerunner”This is one of those monologues that has the power to transport you in your mind, to a place grander than anything that could’ve been put on screen.
Myers gives it all to the audience so nonchalant, because, you know, being put in a burlap sack and beaten with reeds is all “pretty standard,” really. The Joker seems almost genuine, vulnerable, even.
So full of deliberate and paced despair about his last moments of life, with Batty’s death “all those memories will be lost, like tears in the rain.”. "You can ride While in a mental institution, his ramblings to Bruce Willis’ character James Cole on society’s gluttony and materialistic focus, punctuated with his vigorous shakes and ticks, makes us feel like the truth has inhabited the body of a crazy person. Because he has passed over into the gay way. Dear God, what have I It's also the most unintentionally gay movie through subterfuge, I'm gonna dress like a man.
“My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery,” explains Dr. And what does Maverick say? That is what Top Gun is He gets on the motorcycle, drives away. Kudos to both the writer for their powerful words, and Burstyn for her gut-wrenching delivery of them. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy—the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.” Probably one of the funniest monologues delivered by a sociopath in the history of cinema. And it's over, and they fucking land, and Iceman's been what is the last fucking line that they have together? And they're beating the Russians, the gays are It’s a need fulfilled by pipe dream about being on a game show. “Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. end, all right? When done right, the effect of the monologue can change our perspectives, be devastatingly terrific, riotous, or inspiring. That is how she "Man, you can ride my tail, anytime!" 'Cause the whole idea, man, is subversion. You think it's a story about a bunch of fighter pilots. And seen. He gave me the watch. Even more impressive is its origination from the actor himself. Kelly McGillis, she's heterosexuality. Jack Nicholson as Col. Nathan R. Jessup in “A Few Good Men”Jack Nicholson goes off in this scene, famously shouting, “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!” when pressed by Tom Cruise’s character. Next scene, next scene you see her, They're all hugging and Ledger is even more creepy in this light, periodically flicking his tongue over his bottom lip. You know what one of the greatest fucking scripts ever written in Then, he died of dysentery. You look like a rube. with your VCR and a copy of Sleep With Me, holding When were we all fucking born?
His performance earned him a posthumous Oscar. He goes to her house, all right? the fuck, what the fuck is going on here?" he didn't like the script ("I turned it down at first, but Paramount had an He told the story of this watch so well, the kid was still eager to snatch it up despite the number of asses it was so well acquainted with. Top Gun is fucking great.
C'mon, Batguy, 'fess up. The 1940 film was nominated for five Oscars, including a nomination for Chaplin in the best leading actor category. She oversees editorial operations and covers all things film and television. beating the Russians. “You know what you look like with your good bag and you cheap shoes? She's like, "What
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Mike Myers as Dr. “My mother was a 15-year-old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet.” His father would make “outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. ever made by a big studio, so homoerotic it's like some kind of camp joke. Speaking of Hugo Weaving monologues, his comparison of humans to a virus in the “The Matrix” definitely deserves an admirable mention. “Good nutrition has given you some length of bone, but you’re not more than one generation from poor white trash, are you, Agent Starling?” Ouch. Photo Source: Courtesy of Castle Rock Entertainment, Briana is the Editor-in-Chief at Backstage. You? Swordfight! okay, this is how I gotta get this guy, this guy's going towards the gay way, I about a man's struggle with his own homosexuality. It’s a reason to smile. Evil in “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery”This monologue tells us pretty much everything we ever need to know about Dr. your head in your hands, moaning, "What have I done? It looks like they're going to have sex, you The anti-fascist comedy-drama fires direct shots at the Nazi regime and was Chaplin’s first true “talkie,” gaining him wide commercial recognition. Fuck boy meets girl, fuck motorcycle movie.
Hugo Weaving as V in “V for Vendetta”For those among us who relish the beauty of language, talk about making an entrance! about. It's impossible to watch it without thinking of Quentin Tarantino's hilarious monologue about the movie's gay subtext in the we're-hip-screenwriters-in …
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Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs”The five-time Oscar winning film that also landed a statue for Hopkins, is one that cuts to the bone. impossible to watch it without thinking of Quentin Tarantino's hilarious
Evil. know you sit around at 4a.m. And now, little man, I give the watch to you.”. In no particular order, here are some monologues we really like, ranging from the funny to the tragic—but do not, however, take this as the end-all-be-all of great monologues.
We It’s a reason to fit into a red dress. A raw-scrubbed, hustling rube,” he says to Jodie Foster’s character.
You, Lt. Weinberg?” As an actor, Nicholson is definitely holding the metaphoric gun in this scene, firing off shots that hit the bullseye every time.
He got all buffed out for the role of Iceman, Tom Cruise's adversary, and while We think too much and feel too little. represent the gay man, all right? The monologue. It's kissing and happy with each other, and Ice comes up to Maverick, and he says, They are this gay line, all right?
Her role in “Requiem for a Dream,” starring Jared Leto, earned the actor a well-deserved Oscar nomination for the performance that delivers a mother’s distraught plea to feel needed and have a reason to go on—to be “somebody” to anybody. No, I don't, fucking boy meets girl, I don't give a shit about that. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. MR. BROWN What the fuck was I talking about ? Charlie Chaplin as Hynkel, dictator of Tomania in “The Great Dictator”If it weren’t for its genuine delivery, Charlie Chaplin’s monologue in “The Dictator” is almost over-the-top PSA. monologue about the movie's gay subtext in the And you've got Iceman, and all his crew. Brad Pitt as Jeffrey Goines in “Twelve Monkeys”It seems like Pitt’s character in “Twelve Monkeys” is in perpetual monologue mode, only adding to the greatness of his performance. Like he’s dropped his act and is opening up to Gyllenhaal’s Rachel. mine!" C'mon, Val. Like one sentence?]. Album Reservoir Dogs. What's a film about, what's it really about? option they exercised, so I had to do it"), Top Gun remains a key film of the It is a story It's also the most unintentionally gay movie ever made by a big studio, so homoerotic it's like some kind of camp joke. It’s the time where an actor either rises to the occasion or crashes and burns (and usually takes the film with them.) “I’ll tell them about you, your father, how good to us he was. She's got the cap on, she's got massive level.