After last week’s John Candy tribute, I decided to continue on the theme of sticking with one actor for the whole series of Q and A. We all can agree that Johnny Depp is a truly talented character actor… but, this post has nothing to do with him. Instead, we are going to dive into the memorable quotes from another amazing actor…
He’s played a Saint, he’s played a Spartan, he’s played an Iceman, he’s played a Doc… the entire spectrum of the human experience is within his ability to capture and portray. Agree? Disagree?
That’s entirely up to you, but if you have no idea what’s going on, you should probably start here.
Over the years I’ve incorporated a mind-blowing amount (“infinity times infinity”) of movie dialogue into my day-to-day lingo. This week’s theme, as already discussed, is all about Val Kilmer’s roles.
Q: What do you say to someone who keeps calling you saying they need your help when it always ends up being something they could have figured out for themselves?
A: “The Batsignal is not a beeper.”
– Batman – Batman Forever
Q: What do you say when you are asked why you are with your significant other?
A: “For me the sun rises and sets with her, man.”
– Chris Shiherlis – Heat
Q: What do you say to someone who won’t shut up and has proved their incompetence over and over?
A: “I don’t think you’d know where to put food at, if you didn’t flap your mouth so much. Yes I think you’re stupid.”
– Perry – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Q: What do you say when someone asks who you are?
A: “Nobody has a clue. Least of all me.”
-Simon Templar – The Saint
Q: What do you say when someone asks for your help (and truly needs it)?
A: “Give me a sword, I’ll win this war for you.”
– Madmartigan – Willow
Q: What do you offer someone who isn’t feeling all that well?
A: “Want some more dope? Want a Dr. Pepper?”
– Scott – Spartan
Q: What do you tell a friend you trust completely?
A: “You can be my wingman any time.”
– Iceman – Top Gun
Q: What do you say to someone dressed a bit unusually but who is managing to “pull it off?”
A: “Sir, let me take this moment to compliment you on your fashion sense, particularly your slippers.”
– Chris Knight – Real Genius
Q: What should you say when someone asks why you do what you do?
A: “Darling… you know how God invented liquor so the Irish wouldn’t rule the world. Well, I think he may have invented being stubborn so we can be the best at something.”
– John Patterson – The Ghost and the Darkness
Q: What do you say to someone about to do something supremely foolhardy?
A: “In pace requiescat.”
-Doc Holiday – Tombstone
How many of these have you seen? What is your favorite Val Kilmer role? Do you agree is just as great a character actor as Johnny Depp?