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[[caption-width-right:300:Nick Nolte takes it [[ThisBillboardNeedsSomeSalt a bit too]] [[VisualPun literally]].]]

->"''Chocolate? Did you say "chocolate"?! Chocolate?!! CHOCOLATE!!!!!'' '''''CHOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOLAAAAAAAATEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'''''"
-->-- '''[[RecurringExtra Tom Smith the Fish]]''', ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''

'''ACTING''' with '''EMPHASIS'''. Nearly any emotion will do here, so long as it's '''EXTREME!'''

A common term for a scene where an actor's acting so damn hard that they're picking bits of scenery out of their teeth for days. Actors who really go "all out" are said to [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/chew_the_scenery chew the scenery]]. Sometimes scenes can actually require this, but more often the actor and/or director just has the character go over the top.

This can include BerserkButton, FreakOut, and other exaggerated emotions.

It's well worth noting that this trope is [[FountainOfMemes one of the biggest causes of memes]].

While this can often be a bad thing and ruin a scene, just as often it can add to the fun, whether a work is SoBadItsGood or genuinely good. In a PoliceProcedural, this will often be due to a PerpSweating or an ExasperatedPerp.

[+'''This is a SuperTrope, which includes:'''+]
[[index]]
* AtomicFBomb
* Being '''BrianBlessed''', Creator/WilliamShatner, [[NorioWakamoto Norrrio Wakamoto]], or DanGreen
* BigEntrance
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Chewing the scenery [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext without sense]], it came the [[AssPull hell out of no where]] and [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse it disappears in the end]].
* BigNever
* BigNo
* BigOMG
* BigWhat
* BigWordShout
* BigYes
* BoisterousBruiser: Kicking ass, and chewing scenery.
* {{Camp}}
* ColdHam
* ComicalOverreacting
* DramaQueen
* EvilIsHammy
* EvilLaugh: '''MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!'''
* GainaxEnding: a generally over-the-top ending that makes [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext little to no sense]].
* {{Gasp}}
* HamAndCheese: In an otherwise cheesy or campy situation.
* HammyHerald
* HamToHamCombat: Who can out-act the other?
* IncomingHam: Did someone order a '''''LargeHam?!'''''
* LargeHam: Actor does this throughout (a performance, or a career).
* LargeHamAnnouncer
* LargeHamTitle: Even the mere mention of their name brings out the ham.
* LaughingMad
* MilkingTheGiantCow: Theatrical stage gestures.
* MundaneMadeAwesome
* NoIndoorVoice
* PunctuatedForEmphasis
* SayMyName: ''"KHAAAN!" / "MY NAME IS X!!!!"''
* SlowNo
* SkywardScream: Often combined with one of the above.
* SuddenlyShouting
* VillainousBreakdown: "No! ThisCannotBe!"
* WorldOfHam: The 'verse itself requires it.
[[/index]]

A SisterTrope to {{Melodrama}}.

Compare {{Narm}}, NarmCharm.

Contrast DullSurprise (emotionless moments when emotion is called for), DramaticDeadpan (when the dramatic punch is from how low key it's presented).

Not to be confused with ThisBillboardNeedsSomeSalt (actually munching on the scenery), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG_3jCkKBAU&t=11s even when it looks like it is happening]] ([[VertigoEffect that's just the camera]]).
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Most of the main cast in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' acts like this on a regular basis via HotBlooded ranting.
** ''Especially'' '''[[BoisterousBruiser Kamina]]'''. '''''[[{{Catchphrase}} WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK HE IS!?]]'''''
** ''ESPECIALLY'' '''[[TheHero Simon]]'''. '''''[[{{Catchphrase}} MY DRILL IS THE DRILL THAT WILL PIERCE THE HEAVENS!!!]]'''''
* Episode 3 of ''Anime/MaiOtomeZwei'' gives us Nina's BigNo after [[spoiler:Nao is [[TakenForGranite petrified]].]] A good portion of that {{OVA}} (and the last few episodes of [[{{Mai-Otome}} the main series]], 22, 24 and 25 in particular) has Tomoe's teeth marks all over it.
* In the same vein, during some of the later episodes of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' the English dub cast did this sort of thing in quite a few scenes, perhaps most in Tiffany Grant's portrayal of Asuka's climactic battle in ''The End Of Evangelion'' and when Ritsuko [[spoiler:destroys the "Reiquarium"]], sounding absolutely insane in the English dub while Yuriko Yamaguchi had a much more detached delivery in the original Japanese.
** Scenery-chewing is hardly exclusive to the dub - Megumi Ogata's screams, for instance, could raise the dead, and especially in the climax of ''[[RebuildOfEvangelion Evangelion 2.0]]''.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ's'' Super Buu brought us such lines as "PROOOOOOODDDUUUUUUUUUCE!!!!" and "FEED ME, YES, EVERYONE FEED ME NOOOOOW!"
** Vegeta's [[MemeticMutation much-parodied]] "[[OverNineThousand IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAAAND!]]" from the Ocean Dub.
** Another Vegeta quote:
-->'''Vegeta''': People of the Earth. RAISE YOUR HANDS RIGHT NOW OR YOU'RE ALL GOING TO DIIIIIIE!
** YOU WON'T ESCAPE... MY WRAAAAAAAAAAAATH!!!
** '''KAKAROOOOOOOOT!'''
*** VA VicMignogna, best known as suave blonds like [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Edward Elric]] and [[OuranHighSchoolHostClub Tamaki Suoh]], actually ''[[TruthInTelevision does]]'' lose his voice when [[PlayingAgainstType acting as]] ScreamingWarrior Broly for too long.
** Sean Schemmel doing Goku's epic Super Saiyan 3 scream.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'''s villains love feasting on the scenery, especially in the English dub:
** Queen Beryl: '''You are MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE!!!!!!!!!!!'''
*** Naz Edwards even manages to make her ''screams'' digest the scenery.
** Everything that comes out of Rubeus' mouth.
** Queen Nehelenia: ''ZIRCONIAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!"
* In the climactic episode of ''RecordOfLodossWar'', evil sorcerer Wagnard gets to chomp on many bits of scenery, especially during his death scene. (His English VA does likewise, but that's hardly a drawback. It actually works in the character's favor.)
* Harry Ord, the resident CHAR of ''Anime/TurnAGundam'', wants you to know that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8uXxvl9K-s you'll feel the wrath of his revenge]] across the [[GratuitousEnglish UNIVAA]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aKeU2NqWrE AAAASE!!!]]
** Still, Harry is no match for Gym Ghingham and '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRcjGRDbxbY&t=0m52s GEKKOCHOU DE ARU!!]]''' Heck, he chews up so much of the scenery in this clip of ''SD Gundam G Generations'' that he devours [[EvilIsHammy Super-Ham]] [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Master Asia]] along with it.
* The whole point of the ''GiantRobo'' Anime and its main CharmPoint is providing every single character with one of these on a regular basis. There's not a single person in the final episode who can be accused of underacting, even the random {{redshirt}}s.
* The 2012 anime adaptation of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' made Dio even more [[MemeticMutation memetic]] thanks to the dulcet tones of Create/TakehitoKoyasu taking large bites out of the scenery, in and out of battle. [[WorldOfHam The entire cast does quite a bit of scenery chewing]], but Dio really takes the cake.
-->'''Dio''': (after forcibly kissing Erina) "You thought you would get your first kiss from [=JoJo=], [[MemeticMutation BUT IT WAS ME]], '''[[LargeHam DIO]]'''!"
* Gaara's MinorInjuryOverreaction in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' in both Japanese and English:
-->'''Gaara''': '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl_PVxEgaPs BLOOOOD!]]''' '''''IT'S MY BLOOOOOD'''''!
** [[spoiler:Itachi]]'s MotiveRant from episode 136 of ''Shippuden''. If you pay attention, you could hear his seiyuu literally GASPING for breath between sentences!
*** As one can imagine, [[spoiler:Creator/CrispinFreeman]] had a field day with that scene.
** Jiraiya: "When you've reached the stature I have... THE LADIES... KNEEL AND WORSHIP... ''AT YOUR AWESOMENESS!!!''"
** Chapter 579: Complete with shaky text to indicate insanity:[[spoiler:EVEN HE COULDN'T BECOME A TRUE SAGE IN THE END JUST LIKE ME! My power in the sage mode...If you're Dr.Snakes, I hope you keep that in your mind... I'm no longer a snake... The perfect force of sage helped me shed my snake skin...AND I'M A DRAGON NOW!!]]
* Koutarou Taiga from ''GaoGaiGar''.
** The rest of the cast dutifully attempts to keep up. They mostly succeed.
* Light in ''Manga/DeathNote'' whenever he's Kira-ing, and Mikami at times, mostly when he's "deleting" people. The best example is during the penultimate episode when he [[spoiler:attempts to kill Near, the rest of the SPK force, and all of the task force members apart from Light, which would get rid of anyone who is in Light's way. He's get more psychotic than ever, and goes into an absolutely insane deleting spree, [[MadnessMantra repeating the word over and over again]] as he writes down all the names and it culminates with him ''screaming'' the word at the top of his lungs towards the sky.'']] Terrifying for some, but probably quite entertaining for others.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaoy1QKxGQs Potato chip, anyone?]]
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'s'' [[AxCrazy psycho]] [[LargeHam hams]], Ladd Russo and Graham Spector. Of course, then there's Claire Stanfield, who's in a [[CrazyAwesome category all his own]]. But he still manages to ham up his philosophy while fighting Graham and Ladd.
** [[IncomingHam THANK YOU! FUCK YOU! THE STAR IS HERE!]]
* [[ShakuganNoShana Dantalion]] is quite fond of taking hamminess UpToEleven ForScience!
* '''''[[EnsembleDarkhorse TAKE THIS!]] [[MemeticMutation THE]] STORM [[Creator/CrispinFreeman OF]] [[MemeticBadass MY]] [[Anime/CodeGeass LOYALTY!!!]]'''''
** Speaking of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Lelouch sometimes goes into this.
--->'''"YOU THINK I CARE ABOUT THAT!? FIND [[spoiler:NUNNALLY]] NOW! THAT'S AN ORDER! ALL FORCES SEARCH FOR [[spoiler:NUNNALLY]]!!!!!"'''
*** ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'' [[http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=57830334 episode 19]] has Lelouch chewing off scenery (1:06-1:13, 3:54-4:14) while [[VillainousBreakdown breaking down]].
**** 5:07-5:40 however, [[NarmCharm the drama still works]].
** '''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT4UAoQHW0o#t=1m20s STOP IT! STOP GIVING ME YOUR PITY!]] SPARE ME YOUR CHARITY!''''' '''THIS IS SOMETHING I HAVE TO ACHIEVE ON MY ''OWN!''''' '''AND SO FOR ''THAT'', I SHALL STAIN YOUR HANDS WITH ''BLOOD'', [[spoiler:EUPHEMIA LI BRITANNIA]]!'''
** Pretty much anytime [[TheEmperor Emperor Chuck]] makes a speech.
*** You might as well say any role played by NorioWakamoto speaks like this. It's absolutely impossible to describe.
*** Seeing as NorioWakamoto can be the biggest ham in ''WolfsRain'' as an owl that gets some of the least lines in the entire series... Anything Wakamoto does is potentially going to be like this.
** Creator/MichaelMcConnohie's Emperor Chuck is equally hammy as well, and does a mean EvilLaugh in Episode 22. '''''YES, YOU'RE WORTHY OF BEING CALLED MY CHILD NOW!'''''
* The ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' dub has Roy Mustang's [[MemeticMutation famous]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMmcIgwC58k miniskirt line in episode 13.]]
** Then there's his famous "I '''LOVE''' dogs!". It also turns out that the voice Mustang had then was actually based on [[TravisWillingham his voice actor's]] first tryout... as ''Armstrong''.
** From episode 30 of ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Brotherhood]]'': [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming "IIIII OTO DA!!"]]
** '''[[RunningGag THIS SCENERY-CHEWING TECHNIQUE HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN THE ARMSTRONG LINE FOR GENERATIONS!]]'''
* ''Manga/ExcelSaga'': Any time Lord Il Palazzo annouces that "This world, is corrupt!". Or whenever Excel is extolling the virtues of ACROSS to the ignorant masses. Excel's dub VA got [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0240493/trivia landed in the hospital for this one.]]
* [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon Kasshu]].
** And friends!
** Even in this WorldOfHam, Master Asia stands out above all others.
--->"I shall become the Undefeated of the East, West, North, South, and Center! I shall become '''SUPER ASIA''', and be '''''master of all!'''''
* ''KimiGaArujiDeShitsujiGaOreDe'' begged the question of ''[[GaoGaiGar Hikari Ni]] [[Creator/NobuyukiHiyama Nare]]'' versus ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Shining]] [[Creator/TomokazuSeki Finger]]'', the answer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjTCmzVNYdM will leave you full for a week.]]
* '''[[{{Catchphrase}} I'M IN DESPAIR!]]''' '''[[SayonaraZetsubouSensei SHOUTING OUT THINGS THAT BUG ME IN OVERDRAMATIC WAYS HAS LEFT ME IN DESPAIR!]]'''
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[EvilCounterpart Marshall D. Teach aka Blackbeard]] enjoys doing this, whether showing off his [[DarkIsEdgy powers]] to Ace, announcing his plans at [[spoiler: [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down]]]], or [[spoiler: Declaring war on the World after stealing [[PersonofMassDestruction Whitebeard]]'s powers]]. Of course, this being [[WorldofHam One Piece]] there are bound to be others.
** If that's how he does it in the manga, let's just wait until AkioOhtsuka gets to deliver these same lines in the anime. Oh, booooooy.
** Luffy when he's really angry and/or [[SayMyName yelling someone's name.]] Examples: "CROCODIIIIIIILE!", "EN-NER-RUUUUUUU!" and of course, '''"ROOOOOOOOO-BIIIIIIIIIN!"''' And just before [[spoiler:the timeskip]], "UUUUUUUU-SOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPP!"
** Chopper pulls a nice one in episode 162 after the [[http://whistle-down-the-wind.tumblr.com/post/21984737457/gan-fall-sora-no-kishi-vs-shura-one-piece Knight of the Sky shoots Shura off of his mount]] using an Impact Dial.
---> Chopper: SO-RA NO KI-''SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!''
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5C4WXzRYnI this scene]], Luffy, Spandam, Sogeking, Franky and even [[TheStoic Robin]] tried to out-chew each other. Sogeking takes bonus points for his boast [[MundaneMadeAwesome being about a custom-made sling]].
* [[CloudCuckoolander Minori]] in ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', especially near the end of the series. Although sometimes she's just overdramatic just for fun... diet warriors, indeed. The homeroom teacher also really chews the scenery during the Pro Wrestling event and has to be carried off.
-->'''Minori:''' Nosebleeds are tears of the heart!
* In ''Anime/NieaUnder7'', Creator/TomokoKawakami is clearly having the time of her life voicing [[AnimeChineseGirl Karna]], tearing through every scene in which she occurs with almost limitless abandon--but ''especially'' during the "alien awareness meetings".
-->'''Karna:''' I've been an elite ever since I was born... and I'm so beautiful!
* Creator/SayakaOhara's role as Beatrice in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_1QuqO4dRo My god, she really was having a blast at that role.]]
** "Let's start chewing scenery together, USHIROMIYA BATTORAAAAAAAA!!"'
** Kinzo doesn't express anything half-way. '''Ooooooooooo, Beh-aaaaah-to riiiichiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!'''
* Kaoru does this intentionally in ''AmagamiSS''.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''[='=] Lucciano should really calm down before he hurts himself.
* The English Dub of ''Manga/{{Hellsing}} Ultimate'' is full of this. The best example is probably the Major's Speech, which is simply glorious.
* This seems to be the entire point of Amelia's character in the ''{{Slayers}}'' series.
* The evil sultan in the classic ''Manga/AstroBoy'' story "The Greatest Robot In The World" not only chews scenery figuratively, but in one scene he does it literally.
* [[NoIndoorVoice Lord Djibril]] in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', as he prepares to fire the [[WaveMotionGun Requiem]].
--> "And now [[EvilerThanThou Gilbert]] [[DarkMessiah Durandal]], I will play a [[FinalSolution Requiem]], for you and [[FantasticRacism all your kind]]!
** Speaking of ''Gundam'', we have [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Duo's]] infamous scream when his Gundam gets destroyed, which is so overblown that it reaches [[TheScream into space]]. His English VA, Scott [=McNeil=], said that the scream was a copy of the one he did when he saw his wife back over his motorcycle in the driveway.
* Roman Saotome from ''SKETDance'' takes this to a whole 'nother level; [[ArtShift she warps the scenery]] via Otome Vision, much to the shock of [[BreakingTheFourthWall Himeko and Bossun]].
* [[Creator/SteveBlum Roger Smith]] calling his mecha, [[Anime/TheBigO Big O]], normally uses tame levels of shouting, but in some episodes he really goes all-out.
* Ichiko Sakura from ''Manga/BinbougamiGa'', [[ArtShift transforming into]] [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] when she needs to avoid her newest classmate. Her equally hammy rival Momiji sees this, so she -- and eventually everyone else in the area -- copies her.
* Kamille Bidan in ''ZetaGundam''. Especially due to the histrionic nature of the character. It's evident in both the original Japanese and the dub.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'', the normally deadpan Noah is oblivious to the fact that he's hamming up the delivery when he gives a [[RousingSpeech flowery blank verse speech]] based on the “[[Theatre/HenryV St. Crispin’s Day]]” speech during the dodgeball match. TheStoryteller also notes that “a swell of dramatic music” accompanied Noah's speech in the finished episode.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film]]
* Pervasive during the silent film era. {{Justified|Trope}} in that, because audiences couldn't hear them speak, actors relied on exaggerated facial expressions and gestures to convey emotion.
* ''Film/ForrestGump'' to Jenny, as she's about to leave with her radical lefty boyfriend:
--> '''Forrest:''' "You know what I think? I think you, should go back, to Green-Bow, AL-A-BAM-A!"
* The waitress in Film/MaximumOverdrive: "WE MADE *YOU*!!!"
* It may be easier to list who doesn't in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
* Kirk's infamous "[[TheKhan KHAAAAAAAN!]]" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRnSnfiUI54 scream]] in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''. In fact, Creator/WilliamShatner has one of these at least every five minutes, in ''everything'' he's ever done.
** The Khan thing is actually deliberate, since, if you remember what happens immediately thereafter (that it was all a ruse to make Khan underestimate them), it's made apparent that ''[[JustifiedTrope Kirk]]'' [[JustifiedTrope is the one who is acting]], ''not'' Shatner.
** Meanwhile, in ''[[Film/StarTrek Star Trek 2009]]''.....
--> '''''[[SayMyName SPOOOOOOCCCCCCKKKKKKK!!!!!]]'''''
--> '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Io0OQ2zPS4 FIRE EVERYTHING!]]'''
--> '''I WANT SPOCK DEAD NOW!!!'''
** [[spoiler:Brought back in ''StarTrekIntoDarkness'', where the one to do the "KHAAAAAN!" is ''[[TheStoic Spock]]''!]]
** Also from ''[[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness Into Darkness]]'', [[spoiler: PeterWeller]] hams it up during his MotiveRant. He also [[MilkingTheGiantCow Milks The Giant Cow]] during this.
--> '''[[spoiler: Admiral Marcus]]''': "War is coming! AND WHO'S GONNA LEAD US?! YOU?! If I'm not in charge, our entire way of life IS DECIMATED! So you want me off this ship, you better KILL ME!"
** It is also so noticeable in Wrath of Khan because it is, by a long shot, Shatner's most restrained performance with this being the one time he goes rather over the top.(seriously, watch a bunch of Shatner's other stuff, especially in recent years when he has become essentially a parody of himself, and then watch Wrath of Khan, the subtlety he shows is both brilliant and quite shocking giving Shatner's normal acting style).
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAvRBDQqSmY What... doyoumean? I....hadthoughtthatShatner'sstyleofactingwasjust....toomuchforthetime.]] Add movements for more hilarity. Or not.
*** '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bZKEhgieoc IIIIIIII'MMMMMMM CAPTAIN KIRK!]]'''
*** '''OHH! THE HUMANITY!!!'''
** In ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'', Christopher Plummer as Klingon [[BigBad General Chang]] also does his best to out-ham Shatner. Especially in the climax, when he [[ShoutOutToShakespeare endlessly quotes William Shakespeare]] at the top of his lungs, and ''spin in his captain's chair''..
*** [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar "CRY HAVOC! AND LET SLIP THE DOGS OF WAR!"]]
---->'''[=McCoy=]:''' I'd give real money if he'd just ''shut up.''
*** Averted in StarTrekTheMotionPicture by everyone. But, this aversion is one of the elements that detractors of the movie tend to point to when referring to this film as a cold, flat experience. In such a case, it could be an example of NotAllTropesAreBad.
* William Atherton as Walter Peck in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' when he [[spoiler:demands the arrest of the Ghostbusters after forcibly shutting down the containment unit.]]
* Alternate Trope Namer via MemeticMutation: The Monster Audrey 2 from ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', whose [[CatchPhrase signature phrase]] is ''"Feed'' Me, Seymour!" played by [[BoisterousBruiser deep-voiced]] and [[MagnificentBastard enthusiastic]] Levi Stubbs.
* ''Film/MortalKombat'' has a handful, such as when Sonya gets captured by [[BigBad Shang Tsung]]:
-->"'''NOOOOO!!!!! PUT ME DOOOWWWN!!!'''"
* Morpheus' speech to Zion in ''Film/TheMatrix Reloaded'', although he had good reason to shout as the cave had no PA system.
** [[LargeHam Agent Smith]], especially in his final YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive speech in ''Matrix Revolutions''.
* Mel Gibson in many movies, especially [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLrrBs8JBQo all the FREEEEEDOOOOOM!!s]]
* AlPacino in ''TheDevilsAdvocate''. Practically his whole performance, but especially the line "God... is an ''absentee landlord''!"
** Not to mention his final BigNo, which is so massive it basically causes the movie to implode on itself.
** Many, MANY Pacino movies qualify.
*** The final shootout in ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'' comes to mind.
* MarlonBrando's cry of '''[+"[=STELLaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa=]!"+]''' in ''AStreetcarNamedDesire''.
** Parodied on ''{{Seinfeld}}'' with Elaine Benes. Among [[MemeticMutation other places]].
* Dennis Hopper's character in ''BlueVelvet'', Frank Booth, provides one of the scarier example of this trope.
* A review of Creator/JeremyIrons in the horrid ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'' film commented he was chewing so much scenery they had to rebuild the sets twice.
* ChristopherWalken as Max Zorin in ''Film/AViewToAKill''.
** [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe Jaws.]] Literally.
** And Jonathan Pryce in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''. Most Film/JamesBond villains, actually.
** Points have to be given to Steve Berkoff as General Orlov in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' through combining this with the speech patterns of Creator/WilliamShatner and a ludicrously [[JustAStupidAccent over-the-top Russian accent]] to turn a simple military briefing into a gloriously hammy [[CharacterFilibuster rant against Western decadence and spinelessness]], not to mention [[CallingTheOldManOut calling out his top colleague as a coward]] for not following his [[EvilPlan maniacal plan]].
*** This is actually fairly standard for Berkoff. His whole idea of theatre is that it has to be overstated, over the top acting.
* Grendel in 2007's ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'', perpetually shrieking and moaning and having difficulty walking.
** "They SAY... you have a MONSTAH here? They SAY... your land is cursed! My name is [[SayMyName Beowulf]]. I am here to kill your MONSTAH!"
* King Leonidas in ''Film/ThreeHundred''. And yes, we ''[[MemeticMutation know]]'' what [[PunctuatedForEmphasis this is]], thank you.
** Blasphemy? Madness? Athens?
** '''NO!'''
* Daniel Day-Lewis in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i4cAvR5O3Q every movie he stars in]].
** "[[Film/ThereWillBeBlood I. Drink. Your. MILKSHAKE! *slllluuurrrrrpppp!*]] '''[[Film/ThereWillBeBlood I DRINK IT UP!!]]'''"
*** "'''I'VE ABANDONED MY CHILD!!!! I'VE ABANDONED MY BOY!'''"
**** "''''BASTARD IN A BASKET! BASTARD IN A BASKET!''''"
** [[Theatre/TheCrucible "BECAUSE IT IS MY NAAAAAME!]] Because I cannot have another in my liiife! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; '''LEAVE ME MY NAAAAAAAME!'''"
*** [[PunctuatedForEmphasis '''SHE'S! A! WHOOOOOOOOOOOORE!!!!"]]
*** I SAY GOD IS DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAD!
** "[[GangsOfNewYork What'll it be]], boys? '''RIB OR CHOP? [[TheButcher LOIN OR]] [[LargeHam SHANK]]?"'''
** "I say-I say- GOD IS DEEEEEEEEEEAD!!!"
** [[Film/LastOfTheMohicans " You STAY ALIVE!]] [[IWillFindYou I WILL FIND YOU]]. No matter how long it takes, no matter how faaaar!"
* Agnes in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y7W6BaNs_I ITTT'SSS SOOOOO FLUFFFFYYY I'M GONNNAAAA DIEEE.]]
* Darth Vader's BigNo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s at the end]] of ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.
** Also added to the UsefulNotes/BluRay release of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', [[spoiler:in the scene where Palpatine tries to electrocute Luke]], to the chagrin of much of the fan base. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkPKZhXth7M One even parodied it in a YouTube video.]]
** '''"[[EvilOverlord POWWWWWWAAAAAHHHH!!!!]] [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide UNNNNN-LIMITED..POWWWWWWAAAAAAHHHH!!!!]] "''' Playing bumper cars with the Galactic Senate boxes while [[EvilLaugh cackling like a loon]] has to count, too.
** Luke during the entire LukeIAmYourFather scene. "He told me enough! He told me you killed him! (...) No... that's not true! That's ''impossible!'' (...) [[BigNo NOOOOOOOOO! noooooo...]]"
** Many of Anakin's lines in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' are either this, garbage, or just plain normal, depending on your point of view. But a special mention goes to his confession on Tatooine:
*** I... I killed them. I ''killed'' them ''all''. They're dead. ''Every single one of them''. And not just the men, but the ''women'', and the ''children'', too. They're like animals, and I ''slaughtered'' them like animals! '''I ''hate'' them!'''
* ''Film/IronMan'': TONY STARK WAS ABLE TO ''BUILD THIS'' '''''IN A CAVE!''''' WITH A '''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtntTvuv8Aw BOX OF SCRAPS!]]'''''
* Pretty much any time Harvs and Batsy are within a hundred feet of each other in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' turns into this. (One expected them to break out the BigNo, but [[BigNo NOOOOOO]]...)
** Well, Harvey did, Batman was just a little late for it.
*** Just about any time Harvs or Batsy got pissed off in the second half of the movie.
*** It's not about what I want, IT'S ABOUT WHAT'S FAIR!!!
** What do you believe in, huh? '''WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN?'''
** WHHHHHHERE IZZZZZZHEE?!
** Speaking of Batman, how about Poison Ivy in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''?
** What killed the dinosaurs? THE ICE AGE!!
* As ''Ebert's Bigger Movie Glossary'' notes, "no NicolasCage movie is complete without the scene in which Cage's character finally loses his temper and screams at the top of his lungs."
** ''TheWickerMan'' remake. All of it.
--> "'''[[MemeticMutation OH, NO! NOT THE BEES! NOT THE BEES! AAAAAHHHHH! OH, THEY'RE IN MY EYES! MY EYES! AAAAHHHHH! AAAAAGGHHH!]]'''"
--> "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6i2WRreARo '''MURDER! THIS IS MURDER!!! YOU'LL ALL BE GUILTY!!!''']]"
--> "How'd it get burned? HOW'D IT GET BURRRRNED?"
--> "'''KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GODDAMN [+HONEY+]!!!'''"
** ''{{Knowing}}'':
-->"'''YOU WANT SOME OF THIS?!?''' *thonk*
** ''{{Moonstruck}}'':
--> "'''I'VE LOST MY HAND!!! AND I'VE LOST MY BRIDE!!!'''"
** When he incarnates Castor Troy in ''Film/FaceOff'' : "Ha HA HA HA HA Ha!"
** In fact, pretty much every time he plays a dangerous lunatic.
** As Big Daddy in ''Film/{{Kick-Ass}}'' he mimics the speech pattern of Creator/AdamWest.
** Perhaps the most over-the-top performance in his entire career comes in ''VampiresKiss'', in which he portrays a vampire or a paranoid schizophrenic or possibly both.
--> "YOU'RE FIRED!!!!"
--> "I'M A VAMPIRE! I'M A VAMPIRE! I'M A VAMPIRE! I'M A VAMPIRE! I'M A VAMPIRE!"
** Or in ''Deadfall'', where he often gets ''[[{{Angrish}} incomprehensibly]]'' hammy.
--> "WHAT AM I, A FUCKING RETAAARD, MAAAN!? AM I A FUCKING RETAAAARD, HUUUH!?"
** ''Film/GhostRiderSpiritOfVengeance''
--> '''"HE'S SCRAPING AT THE DOOR! SCRAPING AT THE DOOOOOOOOOOAAAAHHHH!!"'''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeXIoBnu2MU Nic Cage in general, frankly.]]
* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', any scene where [[TheWoobie River]] has a mental breakdown. ''Especially'' when she collapses in the streets of Miranda, screaming a frantic prayer in Chinese.
* Sharon Stone's performance in ''{{Casino}}'' isn't looked too fondly upon now because it frequently involved this. Roughly the entire last third of the movie seems to involve her screaming at either RobertDeNiro or JoePesci about something.
* JackNicholson in ''TheWitchesOfEastwick'' (most notably in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVW_6pK93n0#t=1m35s his speech about women towards the end]]). But, hey, what did you expect? It's ''JackNicholson'' playing the freakin' ''Devil''.
* Charlton Heston's performance in ''PlanetOfTheApes'':
--> ''You cut up his braaaaaaiiiinnn!''
--> ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQME8mx4DMo It's a madhouse! A MAAADHOUUUSE!]]''
--> '''''[[EarthAllAlong YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT UP!]]''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5R_pS0h5Qk GODDAMN YOU! Goddamn you all to hell!]]''
** Really, ''any'' of his performances, from ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' to ''{{Earthquake}}''.
* ''SoylentGreen'': "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sp-VFBbjpE You tell everybody. Listen to me, Hatcher. You've gotta tell them!]] '''Soylent Green [[ItWasHisSled is]] [[AllYouNeedToKnowAboutTheCryingGame people!]]'''"
* Brian Cox in ''{{Troy}}'' certainly qualifies. Then again, Brian Cox in almost anything. That man is definitely [[LargeHam not kosher]].
-->[+"I will '''smash''' their walls to the ground! HEAR ME, ZEUS!"+]
* John Noble chews the scenery while munching on everything remotely edible in ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return of the King]]''. And he has [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne atrocious table manners]].
* When Pink in ''Music/PinkFloyd Music/TheWall'' decides that he is a British fascist leader and sings "In the Flesh". Just watch as a rock star (Bob Geldof) playing a rock star (Roger Waters) during an insane fantasy of being a fascist dictator while in front of an audience of Pink's rock fans during a concert.
* Pretty much JimCarrey's comedic styling. Which is part of what makes the live-action ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' so much fun to watch. [[LargeHam Green eggs and ham, indeed]].
* Certain bites of James "Jimi" Kinstle's performance as Norman Osborn (a.k.a. The Green Goblin) in the Spider-Man fan film ''The Green Goblin's Last Stand''. As may be expected from a classically-trained actor playing a homicidal maniac, this is genuinely frightening at times. That joke about Osborn being scarier without his mask on? It's true here.
* The last two scenes of the second flashback in ''TheBadAndTheBeautiful'' got this from Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner respectively.
* The saving grace of ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' was a delightfully over-the-top portrayal of [[PsychoForHire Bullseye]] by Colin Farrell. He barely speaks and rarely raises his voice, but his snarling, twitching, and whispered ramblings chew the scenery in a big way. He kills people with pencils, peanuts, and paper clips in scenes that [[CrossesTheLineTwice cross the line]] into ComedicSociopathy. Just about every scene he's in is simultaneously hilarious and disturbing because of his overacting juxtaposed with the sadistic character.
-->"He made me...miss. ''I never miss!''"
* Creator/RobinWilliams is this trope made flesh.
* Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFl-WQAXMto performance]] in ''Film/KindergartenCop'', a film where he spends half his time screaming incomprehensibly at small children.
--> '''GAAAAHHHH!!!!'''
--> '''SHADDUUUUPPPP!!!!!'''
--> '''IT'Z NAHT!! A TWOMUR!'''
--> '''Bring your toy back to the CAHHPEHT!!'''
* ''Film/{{UHF}}'' "Stupid! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qileP4bAzek You're so stupid!]]"
* Happens in ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNightPart2''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7gIpuIVE3k GARBAGE DAY!]] Now a staple of {{memetic mutation}}s.
* Michael Stephenson in ''Film/{{Troll 2}}''. Has to be seen [[{{Narm}} to be believed]].
-->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyophYBP_w4 They're eating her! And then they're gonna eat me!]] [[BigOMG OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!]]
--> "And you can't piss on hospitality! '''I WON'T ALLOW IT!'''"
* '''[[Film/{{Superman}} COME TO ME, SON OF JOR-EL!]]''' '''[[KneelBeforeZod KNEEL BEFORE]]''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg1yUMqJMcw ZOD!]]'''
** KevinSpacey as LexLuthor in ''SupermanReturns''.
-->"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRVUOGUmxJI WRONG!]]'''"
--> '''''KRRRRYYYYYPTONITE!'''''
--> '''Lois Lane''': But millions of people will die!
--> '''Lex Luthor:''' ''' BILLIONS!''' Once again, the press underestimates me.
* And ''Film/CabinFever'' has an example of chewing the scenery in a literal sense, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq_2GOoFaXE PANCAKES!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOILKHmZBwc NOOOO...WIIIIREEEE.....HAAAAAANGGGEEERRRRSSSSS!!!!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm_ui-EuQks Because I am NOT one of you FANS!]]
** The ''Variety'' review of ''Literature/MommieDearest'' stated: "Dunaway does not chew scenery. Dunaway starts neatly at each corner of the set in every scene and swallows it whole, costars and all."
* Gary Oldman in ''Leon''/''Film/TheProfessional'':
-->'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrTsuvykUZk "Bring me everyone."]]'''
-->"What do you mean "everyone"?"
-->"'''''[[VillainousBreakdown EVERYONE!]]'''''"
* '''Film/StreetFighter'': RaulJulia makes quite a exit from acting in his last role, and is the best thing in it:
--> '''M. Bison:''' Something wrong, Colonel? You come here to fight a madman, and instead you found...a god!? You still refuse to ACCEPT...my '''[[AGodAmI godhood?!]]''' '''KEEP your own god! In fact, this might be a good time to PRAY to Him!''' '''''For I beheld {{Satan}} as he''''' '''FELL FROM HEAVEN!''' '''''LIKE LIGHTNING!!!'''''
* ''Film/TheProducers'':
** Leo Bloom [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvct359FgVo without his blue blanket.]]
** '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azjHKA5c-TE FAT!]]'''
** GeneWilder in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ERAV57bqaU the original]].
* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's VillainousBreakdown in the movie ''Film/{{Downfall}}''. Bruno Ganz's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bmkUlXp5sk scenery-chewing]] has become a MemeticMutation thanks to the {{Gag Sub}}s applied into it. For example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfkDxF2kn1I Hitler gets banned from Xbox Live]].
* Woody Harrelson's DELICIOUS turn as a mad conspiracy theorist in the new ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' movie practically screams this trope.
** Well, [[LargeHam Woody Harrelson]], right there.
* Hans Conried as the villainous Dr. Terwilliker in ''Film/The5000FingersOfDrT''.
-->[+"Should you wish to escape: THE BARBED WIRE ON THE FENCE IS '''''[[VoiceOfTheLegion ELECT-RIFIED]]!!''''' [[EvilLaugh Mwahahahaha]]!"+]
-->[+"I want him {{disintegrat|orRay}}ed: '''ATOM... BY ATOM!'''"+]
* Captain Rhodes in ''DayOfTheDead'':
-->''''[+I'M RUNNIN' THIS MONKEY FARM NOW, FRANKENSTEIN, AND I WANNA KNOW WHAT THE FUCK YOU'RE DOING WITH MY TIME!!!+]''''
--->'''''[++CHOKE ON 'EM!!!++]'''''
* Zadok, the drunken old sea dog in ''Film/{{Cthulhu}}'' (2007).
-->"They came out of the sea AND KILLED LOTS OF PEOPLE!"
* ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolate Factory'' had Creator/GeneWilder as Willy Wonka:
-->'''[++"It's all here, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9gRzmCf1EI BLACK AND WHITE, CLEAR AS CRYSTAL!]] YOU STOLE fizzy lifting drinks! You bumped into the ceiling which now has to be [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking washed and sterilized]], so you get...++] [+++[[MemeticMutation NOTHING! You LOSE! GOOD DAY, SIR!]]"+++]'''
** In fact, any time Gene Wilder freaks out and/or loses his temper in a film, so much so that his face goes redish purple. Will & Grace: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6WxmAAvpCc
** Gene Wilder period. "ANY SIGNS THAT THEY ARE SLOWING!" "THE PRESERVATION OF LIFE!"
* Or AntonioBanderas in ''Assassins''. He's quite hammy to begin with, but he chews the scenery in such a way that it gained the status of being the EnsembleDarkHorse.
-->"''[++ YOU BLEW IT!!! I AM STILL ALIVE!!! HAHAHA!!!++]''"
** Best bit is when he is sharpening his marksmanship skills by shooting fruit and he turns to an orange that he has beside him : "Ha Ha Ha! I just killed [++YOUR BROTHER!++]'
* '''''[+++[[EvilAlienConquerors IT WOULD TAKE A THOUSAND OF YOUR TINY MEALS TO SLAKE MY GIGANTIC APPETITE!!!]]+++]'''''
* Just about ANY VillainSong in a musical. Audrey however, gets special notice for one song. That song? "Feed Me." of course! "Mean Green Mother" might also count.
* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' is a [[WorldOfHam Universe of Ham]], but Jonnie "Goodboy" Tyler and [[JohnTravolta Terl]] are easily the biggest scenery chewers.
** '''Jonnie:''' ''(to his tribemates)'' Has anyone here ever seen one? ''(prances around them excitedly)'' A demon... a monster... a beast! YAAAAAAH!!!
** '''Terl:''' ''(to Ker)'' While you were still learning how to SPELL YOUR NAME, ''I''... was being trained... TO CONQUER GALAXIES!!!
* The entire film of ''Theatre/{{Doubt}}''. Case in point, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T67xFhhfIg the Confrontation scene]] "'''YOU HAVE NO RIGHT!!'''" or "'''I HAVE MY CERTAINTY'''"
* Just about anything with Jack Palance in it. Hell, if Creator/TimBurton's impersonation of the man on [[Film/{{Batman}} Batman's commentary track]] is any indication, the man chewed as much scenery in real life as he did on celluloid!
* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', near the beginning: SHOOT HA! SHOOOOT HAAAA!
* Satoris, the evil cult leader from the ''MST3K'' episode, ''TheFinalSacrifice,'' is very fond of chewing scenery (and spitting it out again).
* Prince John, ''Film/RobinHood2010'': I declare him, to be an '''OUT[+LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!!+]'''
* DrStrangelove. Most of ... well, Strangelove himself's lines.
** ''Animals''... vill be ''brred''... and '''''SLAUGHTERED...''''' '''HAAAAAA!''' ''(wrestles with [[EvilHand own arm]])'' '''MEIN FUHERER! I CAN WALK!!!'''
** One of the actors (George C. Scott) was forced to [[LargeHam ham it up]] to ''unbelievable'' levels, which he himself HATED. The director most frequently chose these takes, and the actor was outraged.
** Creator/StanleyKubrick actually [[EnforcedMethodActing tricked Scott]] into doing this (as General Buck Turgidson). For each scene he told Scott to go completely over the top in the first few takes, before playing it straight in the later ones, [[LeftItIn promising to not use the earlier, wilder ones]]. ([[ILied He lied]]).
* Creator/BradPitt plays a ''[[TheSchizophreniaConspiracy total loon]]'' in ''Film/TwelveMonkeys''.
* Creator/BillMurray actually [[ShoutOut shouts out]] '''''"Feed'' me, [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors Seymour!]]"''' at the end of the movie ''{{Scrooged}}'' to encourage the [[BreakingTheFourthWall theater audience]] to respond to his hilariously over-the-top [[{{Improv}} ad-libbing]] throughout the film, most notably in the dinner sequence.
-->'''Frank:''' ''(thinks he sees a ghost)'' AH-'''[=HAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaa!=]'''
-->'''Waiter:''' Oh ''no'' sir, that's the Baked Alaska, sir, that's a dessert.
* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' was all about this; between RaulJulia and ChristopherLloyd there wasn't a set unchewed.
** For that matter, anything Raul Julia has acted in. [[MemeticMutation OF COURSE!]] Chris Lloyd is no slouch, either.
* Nick Nolte. Full stop.
** Nick Nolte's character in ''Film/LorenzosOil'' crying and wailing hysterically over the numerous side effects of his son's illness.
** And he does it pretty frequently in ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' (2003), with the scene pictured above being his ultimate moment.
* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'':
--> "'''TEDDY FUCKIN' WILLIAMS HITS IT OUT OF THE PARK!!!!!''' Fenway's on it's feet for Teddy!!! '''FUCKIN' BALL GAME!!!!!'''"
* Tom Hardy in ''Bronson'': almost the whole scene with the librarian. (Quicker, quicker, QUICKER, QUICKAH!, [++QUICKAH!++], [++FUCK OFF! SIT DOWN!++] Awesome, believable and completely justified.
** Also the lip sync of 'When I'm a RAHCK AND ROWLLLLLLL STAAAAH!'
* The 1996 ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'', main offenders Harold Perrineau and LeonardoDiCaprio. [[Narm/{{Film}} This makes Mercutio's death unintentionally hilarious.]]
* Robert Mitchum as the crazy industrialist in ''Film/DeadMan''. He spends most of his time ''"talkin' to a goddamn bear"'' or hiding behind his desk, shotgun in hand.
-->'''"SHUT UP!''' Mah boy is ''dead!'' Oh, I ain't askin' this time. I'm tellin'. And if somebody don't like it, '''''I'm prepared to do a little killin' of my own!''''' ''(later)'' I want this out over the wires. Post a $5000 reward from here to hell and back. Bring everybody in. I want that bastard's head. And make sure you include a [[TheAllegedSteed full description of my Pinto]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking I want that horse back]].
* Sure, the ''Masters of the Universe'' movie was pretty bad, but Frank Langella as Skeletor sure did chew himself some scenery, especially in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOsHoqhbUIU this scene]].
--> '''Skeletor:''' Now. I, Skeletor, am [[TitleDrop Master of the Universe]]! YES! Yes... I feel it, the power... fills me. ''YES'', I feel the universe within me! I am... I am a part of the cosmos! The power flows... Flows through me! Of what consequence are you now? This planet, these people. They are '''NOTHING''' to me! The universe is '''POWER!''' Pure, unstoppable '''''POWER!''''' and '''I''' am that force! '''I''' am that power! '''[[KneelBeforeZod KNEEL BEFORE YOUR MASTER!]]''' Fool! you are no longer my '''EQUAL!''' I am '''more than man''', '''MORE THAN''' '''''LIFE!''''' [[AGodAmI I... am... a...]] '''[[AGodAmI GOD!]]''' Now. You... will... '''''KNEEEEL!!!!!'''''
* ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' has KeanuReeves in [[DullSurprise his usual mode]]... but this is redeemed by AnthonyHopkins as Doctor van Helsing, particularly when he actually roars "Feed me!" for an [[HilariousInHindsight unintentional]] [[PlayingWithATrope invoked trope]].
* Willem Dafoe in ''TheBoondockSaints'':
** "'''[+THERE WAS A+] [+++FIRE FIGHT!!!!!!!!!+++]'''"
* Creator/AlanRickman in ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' as the Sheriff of Nottingham was gloriously hammy in his portrayal. His best line was probably (at the end of a long list of canceling donations to various charities) "...and call off Christmas!"
* Herbert Lom as Inspector Dreyfus tends to do this a lot after [[PinkPanther Clouseau]] unwittingly succeeds in pushing him over the edge mentally, esp. in the ''Pink Panther Strikes Again'' installment, where he plays an EvilOverlord.
* Creator/PaulGiamatti as King John in ''Film/{{Ironclad}}''. "YOU '''DARE''' TO QUESTION MY REIGN!!!!"
* John Tuturro in Anthony Hopkin's confusing art flick Slipstream, playing a over the top growling, insane producer who is sidesplittingly funny as well and this a year before Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder. In one scene, he loses it with the director when he brings his child to the filming and almost nearly attacks him like a wild animal. I don't know if it was ment to be this way or if Tuturro was just hamming it up big time, though he would be in competition with Christian Slater, who literally dies of overacting in the movie as the actor playing a menancing gangster along with Jeffrey Tambor who is at least subtle about it. Though in Slater's case it might just be that the script called for his chewing the scenery.
* Crispin Glover in River's Edge, I know he was suppose to be a cokehead but Glover played him too much like the dark side of George Mcfly complete with stuttering threats and nervous chatter. I know he got high praise for the role, but I couldn't help but think he wasn't just Chewing the scenery so much that the character rose laughs out of me instead of fear or intimidation.
* Reb Brown in almost anything he does, compelete with over the top yelling at the top of your lungs acting style like most 80s action stars, his highlight though would be Space Mutiny with lines such as
--> "SON OF A BITCCCCCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"
--> "LEEEEAAA WAAATTTCCHHH OOUUUUTTTT!"
--> "AHHHHAAAHAAAAAA"
--> "C'mon MOOOVVEEE, MOOOVVEEE,MOOVVVEEE, MOOOVVVVEEE,MOOOVVVEEE!"
--> "Let's get out there and KICCCKKK SOOMMMEEE ASSSSSS!"
* And in another movie called Strike Commando after a little kid dies he screams the villians name like this
--> "JAAAAAKKKAOODDDDAAAAA!"
* That Tom Riddle fellow in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' Films. In [[PunctuatedForEmphasis every]]. [[EmphasizeEverything Single]]. [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Scene]]. He consumes more scenery than unicorn blood. All of Voldemort's portrayers have their moments, but Ralph Fiennes especially. He even has videos dedicated to the anticipation of his most hammiest of moments on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyYo7xv4wlw Youtube]].
** '''''TROLL IN THE DUNGEON!!!!!'''''
* ''Film/EverAfter'': Everyone is occasionally (probably consciously, due to the quick changes between humor and seriousness) guilty of this, child!Danielle in particular.
** Honourable mention to Marguerite who throws a full-blown temper tantrum with stamping and screaming and yelling in front of the Queen of France.
** "I would rather die a thousand deaths than SEE MY MOTHER'S DRESS ON THAT [[PunctuatedForEmphasis SPOILED! SELFISH! COW!]]"
* The scenery literally fell apart when Tobey Maguire starts wrecking the kitchen in ''Brothers''. See it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3L5Fz7HDno here]]. (1:07 onwards)
** '''''YOU KNOW WHAT I DID!!!!????'''''
* "[[Film/LordOfTheRings In place of a dark lord, you would have a QUEEN! NOT DARK BUT]] '''[[Film/LordOfTheRings BEAUTIFUL AND TERRIBLE AS THE DAWN!]] ''[[Film/LordOfTheRings TREACHEROUS AS THE SEA! STRONGER THAN THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH!]]''''' [[Film/LordOfTheRings ALL SHALL LOVE ME AND DESPAIR!]]"
* Sir BenKingsley as Don Logan in ''Film/SexyBeast'': "You're the problem! You're the fuckin' problem you fuckin' Doctor White honkin' jam-rag fucking spunk-bubble! I'm tellin' you, Aitch, you keep lookin' at me I'll put you in the fuckin' ground, promise you!"
* "[[ChristopherLloyd I]] [[SuburbanCommando WAS]] [[HarmlessFreezing FROZEN]] [[MemeticMutation TODAY!]]
* "[[Film/{{Transformers}} I]] ... AM... [[SayMyName MEGATRON!!!]]
* The audio commentary for ''{{Priest}}'' mentions that many of KarlUrban's scenes seem to exist for the purpose of letting Urban chew scenery.
* Creator/TomHiddleston as Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/TheAvengers'' singlehandedly accounts for approximately 70% of the scenery-chewing in those movies.
** '''''"TELLLL MEEEE!!!"'''''
** [[KneelBeforeZod "Kneel before me.]] I said... ''KNEEL!!!!"''
** ''"THIS'' is my bargain, you MEWLING ''QUIM!"''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4gN_yc_7ug "I am a GOD, you dull creature!"]]
*** Loki's extensive chewing is to be expected, though, seeing as his father Odin (played by AnthonyHopkins) does some extreme chewing of his own.
*** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA5ncj50Alk "You are unworthy of these realms... You're unworthy of your TITLE... YOU'RE UNWORTHY!!!"]]''
---->'''Loki:''' Father...
---->'''Odin:''' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-8s7g0uAEk HYAEEERGH!]]''
*** Brother Thor also gobbles much scenery, mixing fancy vocabulary
* Watch Creator/HelenMirren and [[TheSoundOfMusic Christopher Plummer]] munch away on the beautiful Russian country side in ''The Last Station''.
* Almost everyone in ''Film/JudgeDredd'', especially when pronouncing the word "law"/"[[Creator/SylvesterStallone lauwh]]"/"[[HamToHamCombat lllaaaawww]]". The most notable is probably [[EvilIsHammy Armand Assante's]] [[MemeticMutation notorious]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aaubVlhNK4 delivery]].
* In one of the HilariousOuttakes of ''Film/TheAvengers'', Creator/CobieSmulders' Maria Hill does a ComicalOverreacting to [[spoiler:Agent Coulson's death]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGhz5o2cWKc that must be seen to be believed.]]
* David Johansen really chews up the scenery in ''Film/TalesFromTheDarksideTheMovie''. Even when [[spoiler:[[OrificeInvasion a cat is crawling down his character's mouth]], he manages to keep chewing the scenery]].
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': Tracy Jordan. And Tracy Morgan in real life. Seriously, just watch any of his interviews on ''Series/TheDailyShow''.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': While most people understandably get quite boisterous in a good mood, one [[PlanetOfHats hat]] of the Centauri, particularly Londo Mollari, is to really ham it up when they're happy, or drunk or (most commonly) both at the same time. They're otherwise quite normal, if a bit eccentric in an Eastern Bloc sort of way.
** Not to mention the half a dozen times Delenn gives a REALLY intense speech to some foe (or the leaders of her government). The first time it's pretty awesome, but the lack of variation each time she gives that speech makes it a little redundant.
** Bruce Boxleitner gets several of these as Captain Sheridan as well, most notably with his over-the-top "No more Nightwatch" speech during "Ceremonies of Light and Dark". JMS specifically cites him for "Chewing the Scenery" in the director's commentary when Holo-Sheridan gives a "programmed" propaganda speech in "Deconstruction of Falling Stars."
** The most egregious example was Ivanova's challenge to the commander of the Shadow-enhanced destroyer force in "Between the Darkness and the Light": "I am Death incarnate...God sent me..." Completely over the top, and only fueled the fires of the enemy propaganda machine. Although it's not like she hasn't done that before. Like the time she reprimanded a pilot that almost got himself fried by the planet B5 orbits. That time, she said that she ''was'' God.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'': Any scene where Edward James Olmos ends up having a emotional breakdown in his cabin and starts punching the wall, his ship or Colonel Tigh. Double points if he gets drunk and starts drooling or vomiting on himself. The producers have admitted they put a few too many of these in during the final episodes. The first was heartbreakingly effective for many, but by the end it was like, suck it up man! Smashing the wooden ship, that wasn't a prop, nor was Olmos scripted to do that (he was a little ''too'' in character). It was a very expensive museum piece on loan to the production. Ooops. Luckily, it was insured.
* ''BoyMeetsWorld'': Eric did this more and more as he got crazier, such as yelling at a waitress for the check when trying to get out of a restaurant and a BigWhat reaction after learning that Mr. Feeny is retiring. In season 7 when he became a full-on {{Cloudcuckoolander}} he did this almost every episode.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': JamesMarsters as the [[spoiler: newly-souled]] vampire Spike during the final season -- especially during the first couple of episodes, with Spike being constantly tortured by his guilty conscience and acting totally bonkers. ''Especially'' during the scene where Spike, after a lengthy tragic monologue, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic drapes himself over a church cross]] and his skin starts to sizzle.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Pretty much every incarnation of the Master. Especially the Creator/JohnSimm version; he's ''so hungry'' and no amount of scenery will satisfy him. [[spoiler: Or food, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]]]]. However, special mention regarding John Simm's portrayal must go out to when he chases down two homeless men before bellowing out at the top of his lungs;
--->'''The Master:''' [[LargeHam DINNERTIIIIIIIIIIIME!!!!!!]]
** Peter Pratt's version of the Master from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin "The Deadly Assassin"]] deserves mention too.
--->'''The Master:''' You '''craaaaaaven-'earted'''... SPINELESS... Poltroon!
** And a few of the Doctors as well, such as Creator/TomBaker and Creator/ColinBaker. "Gurning" Creator/DavidTennant must surely count too ("ALLONS-Y!").
** TELLLLL MEEEEEE YOOOUUUUR NAAAAAAAMMMMEAHHH!!!!!
** This comes after the MonsterOfTheWeek says "We... are... rising!", and the Doctor is mocking it. That doesn't mean he isn't a ham, just not this time.
** In Creator/DavidTennant's first episode as the Doctor, he gets that line thrown at him, but played straight. His reply is a mocking "I DOOON'T KNOOOOOOOOOOW!"
** "''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E742 Burn]]'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E742 with me]]."
*** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars THE LAWS OF TIME ARE MINE, AND THEY WILL OBEY ME!]]"
** The [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston Ninth Doctor's]] rant about the end of the Time War to the Dalek in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]]. He's ''literally'' frothing at the mouth.
--->'''9th Doctor:''' ''I watched it happen!'' '''[++I MADE IT HAPPEN!!!++]'''
** Another Ninth Doctor example -- at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances"]], when he cries "JUST THIS ONCE... EVERYBODY LIVES!" he milks the line so hard that a little [[Literature/TheMeaningOfLiff skoonspruit]] shoots out from under his tongue.
** [[MadScientist Davros]] ''defines'' this trope. "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd THE DESTRUCTION! OF REALITY! ITSELF!!!]]"
** And the Seventh Doctor mocks him for it/{{lampshade}}s this in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance of the Daleks"]].
** And while we mention Davros, there are also the dreaded Daleks.
*** "[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Those words are ''BLLLASPHEMYYYYYYY!'' ]]
"
*** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan I... AM... A human DALEK!]] I am... YOUR FUTURE!" was said by a Dalek-Ham hybrid in the new series.
** Mark Strickson, who played the Fifth Doctor's companion Turlough, chowed down on the scenery on more than one occasion. "AN INFECTIOOOOON." However, it was made awesome by his willingness to not only slobber on himself, but to take the complete and utter piss out of it by re-enacting it with ever-increasing amounts of bacon at conventions for the next 20 years.
** The Wire, a [[MonsterOfTheWeek one-episode villain]], was very much this trope. In fact, her catch-phrase was [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment in fact]] "FEEEEEED MEEEEEEE!" Perhaps a ShoutOut to [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors a certain plant]]...?
** The Empress of the Racnoss from [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride "The Runaway Bride"]]. There was not enough scenery in the entire SERIES to account for that amount of chewing.
** [[spoiler:Creator/TimothyDalton as the Time Lord narrator]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]] was literally spraying at the end of the first part.
** Worth mentioning again: John Simm as the Master. "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums HERE! COME! THE DRUMS!]]"
** The [[Creator/MattSmith Eleventh Doctor]] is looking right at home putting teeth marks on the scenery.
*** From [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"]], [[spoiler: whilst beating on a Dalek with a giant wrench: '''"I AM THE DOCTOR!!! AND YOU ARE THE DALEKS!!!"''']]
*** "Do not whiz around in your silly little spaceship while HE. IS. TAAAAAAAALKING!!!"
*** "Those words. 'Run away.' I want you to be famous for those exact words. I want people to call you Colonel Runaway. I want children laughing outside your door, 'cause they've found the house of Colonel Runaway. And when people come to you and ask if trying to get to me through the people '''I LOVE''' ...is in any way a good idea, I want you to tell them your name. Look, I'm angry, that's new. I'm not really sure what's going to happen now."
** Creator/ArthurDarvill gets his chance to snack on some scenery in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited "The Girl Who Waited"]].
** All of the secondary characters from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E4Terminus "Terminus"]] chewed the scenery a fair bit.
--->"This is a '''lazar''' ship, where all the '''lepers''' come to '''die!''' We're '''all''' going to '''DIE!'''"
** Creator/JohnBarrowman's Capt. Jack Harkness is known for many things. The majority of the time, subtlety ain't one of them.
** Zaroff from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace "The Underwater Menace"]] was a fandom injoke for how much he milks the line "NOTHINK IN ZE VORLD CAN SHTOP ME NOW!!", which is used as TheStinger at the end of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfj4GUgZ90I official DVD trailer]]. And, of course, "BANG! BANG BANG!"
** While it's not extreme overacting in the context of ''Doctor Who'' overacting, Steven's behaviour during Katarina's death scene deserves an honourable mention as it saved the clip from being consigned to the same MissingEpisode oblivion as the rest of the serial. Peter Purves played Steven and became a ''Series/BluePeter'' presenter later. To celebrate a ''Doctor Who'' anniversary, a clip of this scene was played, so the other ''Blue Peter'' presenters could tease him about his Scenery Chewing. This clip is one of the only bits of the whole story that still exists.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': John Crichton tends to do this whenever he goes undercover. Or starts to lose his mind. Or is enduring horrendous torture. Or when he tries to get under the skin of the villain. Which is to say, almost all the time. Although Scorpius is usually quite calm, cool and collected, when his temper gets the better of him and his Scarran side takes over he can get pretty hammy. Even then, scenes between Scorpy and Crichton tend to turn into serious HamToHamCombat. Scenery chewing of a literal sort occurred in the episode "Eat Me," when part of the crew is stranded on a dying Leviathan slowly being eaten alive by its crew of mutated Peacekeepers.
* ''{{Frasier}}'': Kelsey Gammer was absolutely brilliant at this — totally a JustifiedTrope in that a defining trait of his character is being an overdramatic, pompous, HotBlooded, arrogant, flamboyant LargeHam.
--> '''Frasier''': What you are feeling is that this woman has ''reached'' into your chest, ''plucked'' out your heart, and thrown it to her \\
hell-hounds for a chew toy! And it's not the last time either! Because that's what this woman ''is!'' She is the ''Devil!'' There's \\
no use running away from her, because no matter how far you go, no matter how many years you let pass, you will ''never'' \\
be completely out of reach of those bony fingers! So drink hearty, Franklin, and laugh! Because you have made a pact \\
with Beelzebub! And her name is MARY ANNNNNNNNNE!!
* Spoofed in ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' - Todd Rivers clearly thinks he's doing this but it comes across as ComicalOverreacting for several reasons - first, he's not very good at it; second, he is clearly doing it due to being an AttentionWhore (such as striking poses whenever he enters a room); and third, he does it all the time, never switching it off even for casual lines of dialogue, which he milks out with drawn-out '''vowwwwwels''' and ''lots'' of eyebrowwwwwws.
* ''Series/ICarly'': Nevel gets some very campy (both types) scenery chewing moments for a 14 year old.
* ''Jane Eyre'': In this BBC adaptation, it got rid of its scenery by letting Ciaran Hinds eat it all up. Just jump to 3:00 and watch. Also it has a zoom in a bit in that crosses over into {{Narm}}.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'': '''''XTREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEME!!!!!!!!!!'''''
* ''KathAndKim'': Kim has a tendency to do this.
** The effect is doubled when she and [[ButtMonkey Sharon]] get into an argument.
--> '''Sharon:''' Since I've met Marriat, his love and support has given me the strength to stand up to you, Kim.
--> '''Kim:''' Marriat? MARRIAT?! You haven't even met Marriat, Sharon!
--> '''Sharon:''' TAKE THAT BACK! I am warning you Kim. If you say one more thing about Marriat, I swear ''I will kill you!'' Do you hear me? '''I WILL KILL YOU!'''
* ''KenanAndKel'':
--> "[[MundaneMadeAwesome I... dropped the SCREW... in the TUNAAAAA!]] IT WAS ME!! OHH, THE HUMANITY...!"
* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': There is an UrbanLegend that Vincent D'Onofrio had a clause in his contract for this show that simply read: "''[[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors Feed ]]''[[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors me!]]", for when he goes into full {{Perp Sweat}}ing mode. Justified in that he's supposed to be a BunnyEarsLawyer to a certain extent. Though to be fair D'Onofrio isn't the only one, usually during the last few minutes of each episode, somebody cracks into a hammy performance, either the culprit or like one of the culprits friends or family.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': Sharon Stone does some painful scenery-chewing in the episode "Shattered". She'd been snacking on the scenery in earlier episodes, but "Shattered" is by far the worst, especially when she picks up [[spoiler:the corpse of]] a boy [[spoiler:who was killed during a kidnapping gone wrong]] and shouts "YOUR SON NEEDS YOOOOOOOOOUUUU" at his mentally unstable mother. Again, many of the other guest stars/characters chew the scenery on the show including the show's stars. The most memorable though to me was in "Rage" with an unexpected hammy performance from Matthew Modine who starts doing hammy gestures like choking himself to Stabler to coax him into trying to hurt him while screaming "I'M A PSYCHO KILLER, I'M A PSYCHO KILLER!". Either that or the neo-nazi father and son gun shop owners in "Raw" and also the fat skinhead who are just so hammy with their racism. And also the over the top over protective manipulative mother played by Diane Vernora in "Home" who goes on a over the top tirade when she is being dragged away by the cops, her kids are equally hammy in their being completely screwed up except that one that got away.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Sometimes Matthew Fox not only overacts, but also pulls the weirdest facial expressions possible, the so-called "[[http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/Jackface Jackfaces]]" ([[http://lostpedia.wikia.com/index.php?title=Jackface&oldid=646805#Gallery fine gallery of examples]]).
** '''''WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!'''''
** [[VillainousBreakdown '''YOUUUUU. KILLLLLED. MYYYY. DAUGHTERRRRR. YOUKILLEDMYDAUGHTER!!!!''']]
** Naveen Andrews pulled it twice: a blooper of the season 3 DVD where Sayid says, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m98agBAoAqY "NOT EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY, JOHN!"]] (to which his co-stars promptly laugh, [[note]]except the guy playing unconscious, going against [[{{Corpsing}} tradition]][[/note]] and Terry O'Quinn even replies with a hammy line of his own); and on actual episode footage, when a TruthSerum-infused Sayid reveals to the Dharma people everything he knows.
* ''Series/LostGirl'': Reynard (the escaped mental patient) in general, but '''especially''' when he was in Lauren's body. Zoie Palmer looked like she was having ''a lot'' of fun. Also, the Norn can go from calm to scenery chewing like flipping a switch.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': Merlin is a subtle, quiet DeadpanSnarker that usually conveys emotions purely by his eyes and slight changes in his tone. His alterego, Dragoon, [[LargeHam is]] [[CrazyAwesome not]]. Apparently, Merlin decided to have fun with Dragoon, so ColinMorgan got to take a break from all the subtle acting and mercilessly devour the scenery whenever he played Dragoon. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments It's a joy to watch.]]
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Rita Repulsa, especially after a defeat. "I'VE GOT SUCH A HEADAAACHE! GET ME AN ASPIRIN!" However, in one memorable occasion, Kimberly out-hammed her: because Lord Zedd had chosen her as her new queen and Goldar had kidnapped her and took away her morpher while attempting a brainwashing, she tried to buy time by imitating Rita... [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments A little too well]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0iBWgNUBjY See it here]].
* ''MST3K'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OjdmFzyOIc Previously on]] the Satellite of Love....
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen The Evil Queen]] devours the scenery every single chance she gets. EvilIsHammy is in full effect. Interestingly, Regina the mayor is far more reserved (except when she's the mayor playing the role of the Queen), suggesting she may be hamming it up for kicks.
* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': Sebastian "Bass" Monroe starts out as so calm that he's practically robotic. However, [[Recap/RevolutionS1E3NoQuarter episode 3]] has one of his men, Jeremy Baker, implying that this is a facade, because Bass has not been particularly stable since [[spoiler: Miles Matheson]] left him. Monroe's facade starts crumbling when in [[Recap/RevolutionS1E9Kashmir episode 9]], [[spoiler: he yells for the first time at Rachel upon discovering that she is making a bomb to blow them all up and not the power amplifier he wanted her to make]]. From then on, Bass begins showing his AxCrazy tendencies in an obvious manner. In fact, [[Recap/RevolutionS1E18Clue episode 18]] has this real gem in which [[spoiler: Bass finds out that Randall Flynn was holding out on him about the Tower and he confronts him on the subject of the Tower. When Flynn tries to placate him, Bass loses his patience and screams out]]:
-->I DON'T LIKE YOUUUU!!!! And I don't trust you either.
* ''Series/RobinHood'': The Sheriff of Nottingham played by Keith Allen takes a leaf out of Rickman's book from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, and dines on the castle walls using stolen silverware and big knives at any available opportunity.
* ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'': Shinken Blue is noteworthy for his supreme fealty to his Lord. "'''''TONOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'''''" Shinken Gold is even hammier than Shinken Blue, and that's saying something. Played up even further in the {{crossover}} episodes with ''Series/KamenRiderDecade''. His facial expressions must be seen to be believed -- you can see his entire capillary system popping out of his neck.
---> '''Genta''': '''Eh?''' ''Kamen Rider"?...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR4sDdoKmXs NANJA SURIE!?]]
* ''{{Seinfeld}}'': Kramer.
* ''{{Smallville}}'': Michael Shanks guest-stars in the two-hour episode "Absolute Justice". Michael Shanks, who can play subtle, obviously realizes that he is playing the role of [[{{Hawkman}} a guy with wings and a silly mask who carries a really big mace]] on a superhero show. Michael Shanks is not going to play subtle. Carter Hall/Hawkman is ''so'' over the top you will believe a man can digest scenery. Also, Callum Blue's Major Zod was always a LargeHam, but it's during his VillainousBreakdown in the finale that he ''really'' cuts loose. He raves, twitches, screams about how everyone will KneelBeforeZod, and then finally throws himself at Clark with a knife.
* ''SpartacusBloodAndSand'': John Hannah plays MagnificentBastard Batiatus. As just about the only recognizable actor in the series alongside Lucy Lawless, he hams it up to a ridiculous extent, particularly during his many {{Villainous Breakdown}}s or when he's boasting of his ludus' glory.
-->'''Batiatus''': "Continue on this path, and we will have the WOOOORLD! ''BLAAAAARGH!''"
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Counselor Troi had some moments in the premiere when she sensed the pain of an imprisoned alien. It doesn't quite come off, as Creator/WilWheaton notes in his [[http://www.tvsquad.com/2007/01/09/star-trek-the-next-generation-encounter-at-farpoint-part-ii/ recap]]:
-->''Troi opens up her mind to find... pain. Lots and lots of pain. Boy, there sure is a lot of pain.'''
** John Delancey's acting method as Q seems to be 10% condescension, 20% tomfoolery, and 70% scenery chewing. To the point where the few scenes where he gives an understated performance (like when he first introduces the Enterprise to the Borg) are downright chilling.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'':
** You might want to sit down for this one: Lowly Ensign David Bailey manages to pull off an ''epic'' HeroicBSOD in the episode "[[http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/The_Corbomite_Maneuver_%28episode%29 The Corbomite Maneuver]]". After staring death in the face for the majority of the episode (complete with countdown of doom), he has a [[{{Narm}} memorable]] FreakOut scene:
-->'''Bailey:''' What, are you all out of your minds?! End of watch? It's the end of everything! WHAT ARE YOU, ROBOTS?! Wound up, toy soldiers?! Don't you know when you're dying?! Watch and regulations and orders? What do they mean?!?
** Okay, so here's the "are you sitting down" part -- ''William [[LargeHam freaking]] Shatner'' was on set at the same time. ''And he looked like the subtle one.''
** In the episode "The Doomsday Machine", William Windom as Commodore Decker chews so much scenery and so thoroughly that he makes William Shatner look downright subdued. That's right, he plays opposite the North American archetype of the LargeHam and out-hams him! His performance is so convincing and so disturbing that even '''''the ominous music AND the reaction shots of Creator/WilliamShatner''''' seem shallow and flimsy in comparison (And this is ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}} TOS'' where even the ''music'' was a LargeHam).
** Shatner plays it both ways in the first season episode "The Enemy Within". A transporter accident splits Kirk into good and evil halves. The good Kirk is quiet, thoughtful and restrained. The evil Kirk is chewing the scenery magnificently.
--> I SAID GIVE ME THE BRANDY!!!! I WANT TO LIVE!!!
* ''Series/That70sShow'': Kelso easily qualifies. Any time he appears on the scene (regardless of where it is or what else is happening), the focus tends to immediately go to him. It helps that he typically bursts onto the scene [[{{Seinfeld}} Kramer-style]], right before saying something [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} COMPLETELY off the wall]].
* ''Series/TheThickOfIt'': Playing the resident MagnificentBastard, Malcolm Tucker, requires Creator/PeterCapaldi to act ''so damn hard'' his temple veins start throbbing. He says he finds the role "exhausting" and [[EnforcedMethodActing it shows]].
-->"[[HypercompetentSidekick Sam]]! Prepare my horse! I ride... '' [[WrongGenreSavvy to DoSAC]]''!"
* ''Series/TomicaHeroRescueForce'': Several of the actors start to do this later in the series.
* ''TwinPeaks'': When shooting a scene during the first season where Benjamin Horne and his creepy brother interrupt the family dinner to devour Brie & butter sandwiches, the actor Richard Beymer, who played Benjamin, was repeatedly told by DavidLynch to "really eat it." Each take they took Lynch would yell "cut" and tell him, "No, really ... ''eat'' it. Dig into it." After something like 20 takes or so with this sort of encouragement, Beymer finally realized just how ''insane'' his character was intended to be. The result is that Benjamin buries his whole face in the thing while moaning like a madman.
-->"'''[++I'M A MOOOONSTERRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!++]'''"
* ''TheUnit'': Dennis Haysbert has a few memorable moments. Combined with "PunctuatedForEmphasis" in Season 1 Episode 1: "Get off this plane! GET OFF THIS PLANE!! GET OFF!! THIS PLANE!!!"
* ''{{Victorious}}'': "DON'T BE A WEENIE!"
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Merle Dixon has this in spades.
* ''{{Weeds}}'': Andy, after Nancy drops his banana bread in the season premiere of season 5: "My beautiful loaf. '''''YOU RUIN EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH!'''''"
* ''TheWestWing'': Lionel Tribbey ("LEO!") and Lord John Marbury ("GERALD!").
* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': There’s an episode where Justin casts a spell to [[LargeHam ham it up]] and burst on stage saying "[[LampshadeHanging Do you mind if I chew a little scenery?]]"
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[[folder:Music]]
* [[ShirleyBassey Burly Chassis]] is the musical equivalent; after recording "Goldfinger", she probably needed AGlassOfChianti to wash down all the soundproofing in the recording booth.
* Tom Jones.
* In the music video for Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion", a hammy Steven Tyler grabs a scarf from the microphone stand and begins to actually chew on it.
* Ghostface Killah
* Music/{{Steppenwolf}}'s "The Pusher" is big moment for lead singer John Kay. "I SAID GODDAMN! [[TheAggressiveDrugDealer GODDAMN THE PUSHERMAN]]!"
* Merry Clayton's guest vocal in Music/TheRollingStones' classic "Gimme Shelter", which was actually rumored to have caused her miscarriage.
* Miyuki Nakajima usually has at least one in each of her ''Yakai'' concerts. The second half of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3H0ublqzT4 this number]] is an excellent example, as is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fZKY3zMBDc this one]].
* Music/MichaelJackson, cf. "Black or White"'s finale.
* Pretty much every one of VNV Nation's live performances, and we wouldn't have it any other way. If you're curious just search for some live performances on Website/YouTube and watch him play the crowd.
* Music/{{Journey}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxxOyGK1pMk video]] for "Separate Ways". The song isn't too hammy. But Steve Perry does the most exaggerated expressions possible.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw4AV_BeE24&playnext=1&list=PLF7E08C3C0CE290E0 "Chain Reaction"]]. Enough said.
* Much of Music/LinkinPark. "CRAAWWWWWWWWWWLING!!! INNNNNNNNNNNNN!!! MYYYY!!! SKINNNNNNNNNNN!!!"
* The music video for "Stay" by Shakespears Sister.
* Two words: [[Music/{{Metallica}} James. HETFIELD!]]
** AH!
* Much metal has a tendency towards the hammy. For example, Music/JudasPriest: "[[MetalScream HE! IS! THE! PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAINKILLLLLER!]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THIS! IS!]] '''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis THE!]]''''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAINKILLLLLER!]]"
* {{Dio}}'s vocal style popularized much of this in metal, with younger PowerMetal bands taking it to its logical extreme (minus his sheer energy).
* [[Music/{{Disturbed}} David Draiman]]: the only "acting" he's ever done in a video was a BigNo. His voice is the kind that can somehow make "WE BEGIN THE HUNT TONIGHT! FEEL THE POWER COURSE AS THE CREATURES TAKE FLIGHT!!" sound cool. He also loves to fill songs with EvilLaughter. If anyone else did this, it would be SoBadItsGood. With him, he really can convince you that he's an indestructible master of war.
* ChristinaAguilera - all those riffs, runs and malismas. Your Mileage Will Vary if you like it or not!
* After the video for [[BalladOfX The Ballad]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOgpdp3lP8M of Mona Lisa]], [[PanicAtTheDisco Brendon Urie]] must've been picking scenery out of his teeth ''for weeks.''
* How has everyone forgotten Music/MeatLoaf? NNNGHHYOOUBETTAHBELEEVEIT!!
* The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. "I am the god of HELLFIRE!"
* Jim Morrison slipped into this trope when he was parodying a fire-and-brimstone preacher at the beginning of the title song on TheDoors' ''The Soft Parade''. "YOU CANNOT PETITION THE LORD WITH PRAYER!"
* ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'', being a musical with NoFourthWall, comments about how this is common in {{Award Bait Song}}s:
-->A sentimental song / That casts a magic spell / They all will hum along / We'll overact like hell / For this is the song that goes like this
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', being a game designed to let players be over the top in all they do, allows your character to live this trope. There's even a mention of player characters getting a dying monologue, no matter how they die.
** Dragon Blooded, almost literally, chew the scenery when they use a lot of 'mana', because their anima banners start doing damage to everything within a few yards. Accordingly, they tend to furnish their homes with sculpture and heavy stone furniture, so they don't have to buy a new couch every time someone gets pissed off.
** In the source book for the Infernal Exalted, the Storytelling chapter has a section on how to use them as {{Card Carrying Villain}}s (their original intent) entitled "This Scenery Looks Delicious." In fact, at one point in the book it's explained how the player of a 'Green Sun Prince' can even receive mechanical benefits from [[{{Monologuing}} dramatic monologuing]] under the right circumstances.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s Orks. Especially their leaders. And, to a varying extent, everyone else on the battlefield. (See ''DawnOfWar'' for the {{canon}} voice acting.)
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* There is a popular theatre blog called "Chewing the Scenery" which often slates over the top or silly acting in British theatre.
* The "Spartacus and the Gladiators" recitation in ''The Solid Gold Cadillac'' serves no purpose except to allow whoever is playing [=McKeever=] to overact ludicrously.
* Herakles enters the scene in the midst of dying a CruelAndUnusualDeath in ''Theatre/TheWomenOfTrachis''. In itself such a situation may call for some scenery chewing, but since the character is [[LargeHam Herakles]] in this case it's a prerequisite.
* ''Theatre/WeWillRockYou'': Pop/Buddy flat-out ''feasts'' on the scenery during any scene he's in, especially in the US version. Ditto for Khashoggi and the Killer Queen.
--> "It's called a [[{{ItIsPronouncedTro-PAY}} VI-DAY-OH TAH-PE!]]"
* ''Starship'' is a WorldOfHam, more or less, but the greatest of all these Hams are probably Taz, played by Lauren Lopez, Up, played by Joe Walker, and Tootsie Noodles, played by Dylan Saunders. Not that Pincer (Saunders) is much better. Walker just cheerfully chews up the scenery with their aid, trying to see who can eat more of it. For what scenes he's in there, of course, Krayonder (played by Joe Moses, who is Snape in AVeryPotterMusical), eats what he can, as does Jim Povolo (Sweetheart and The Overqueen).
* In ''Peter and the Starcatcher'', a play based on the book of the same name as a prequel, there is a line that [[{{LampshadeHanging}} hangs a lampshade]] on this trope as pirates Black Stache (pre-hook Hook and a very {{LargeHam}} to boot) and Smee flee the crocodile:
-->'''Smee:''' He's chewing up the scenery!
-->'''Black Stache:''' NOT IN MY SCENE HE'S NOT!
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Any scene featuring Nightmare in ''SoulCalibur''.
--> '''''"YES! YES! THIS IS IT!"'''''
--> '''''"MY THIRST... IS ENDLESS!"'''''
--> '''''"SOULS! COME UNTO ME!"'''''
* Possibly in an incredibly strange homage to ''AStreetcarNamedDesire'', normally nonham Senel from ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' screams "STELLAAAAAAAAAAA" at one point in the game in a very over the top manner.
* Joneleth Irenicus, BigBad of ''BaldursGate'', has less screentime than most {{Big Bad}}s, but damn does he make up for it.
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'': "I should have been the one to fill your dark soul with LIGHT!"
** Between the two of them, in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySY5YMoBp7c Dante and Agnus manage to masticate the entire cathedral]].
** Scarily enough, [[FridgeBrilliance Dante and Agnus are having a serious discussion about the nature of man]] behind all that [[FloweryElizabethanEnglish Shakespearean prose]] and hammy acting. Having a serious discussion would have just felt wrong for the series, but since the scene happened to be in an ''opera house'', players ignored the conversation and focused only on the theatrics.
** Even the most [[WorldOfHam ridiculously hammy dialogue]] of the third game managed to remain believable. You'd think [[MagnificentBastard Arkham's]] ''[[MeaningfulName very name]]'' would be quite a clue; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvmHdEkwNf8 behold.]] [[note]][[GeniusBonus Not to mention that "ark" is pronounced like the Greek-originated prefix "arch" which means "highest".]][[/note]]
* Another Capcom title, ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' is the such a samurai WorldOfHam, it's a wonder there's any scenery left. There's Mouri's ''"I AM THE CHILD OF THE SUN, NOW COOOOOOME!!"'', and Nobunaga's ''"I AM THE DEVIL KING OF THE SIXTH HEAVEN!!!'' (plus he's played by NorioWakamoto). But even the other voice actors have expressed respect and sympathy for Soichiro Hoshi who voices HotBlooded Yukimura who has NoIndoorVoice and who really, really, really loves his '''''"OYAKATA-SAMAAAAAAAAA!!!!!"'''''
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': The Gravemind eats ''everything'' it can find, including the scenery. And it [[GratuitousIambicPentameter speaks only in poems]] in trochaic heptameter (which actually matters, given Bungie's self-acknowledged [[ArcNumber obsession with the number seven]]).
* ''AceCombat 6'': ''"MAAAAATILDAAAAAAAAA!"''
** That scene was then {{MST}}ed with hilarious results by ''WebVideo/{{Unskippable}}''. Which was beautifully parodied even more with the plane crash in the opening of ''VideoGame/{{Haze}}'', also by the ''Unskippable'' lads.
* Kane from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer''. Every scene involving him has some of the most awesomely bombastic, larger-than-life acting one could ask for. Hell, in the intro to ''Kane's Wrath'', his pre-battle speech comes complete with ''explosions'', ''thunder'', and ''earthquakes''.
** ''RedAlert3'' goes for a WorldOfHam with TimCurry as the Soviet Premier, GeorgeTakei is the Japanese Emperor and J.K. Simmons as the American President. The only denser concentration of ham is a purely theoretical double act with Creator/WilliamShatner and {{BRIAN BLESSED}}. Adding RicFlair in the mission pack is the icing on this ham-cake.
** The funny thing is, he's actually fairly quiet and charismatic in a completely different way (with one memorable lapse) throughout the original game. Not that anybody's complaining either way.
* ''{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}''. The whole thing. Double points for any scene with Liquid Ocelot, who can blow things up by [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger pointing at them dramatically]]. He Points. Bang. ''*Helicopters falls out of sky*''; Pulls his other arm up as everyone is collapsing, and starts to make MACHINE GUN noises! " ''BANGBANGBANGBANG..."''
** Also right after the Metal Gear fight when the game does a modern version of the end of the first game with "Fox..." "...Die!" [[spoiler: Liquid jumps up, says, "Not this time!" then giggles and dances around like a little girl before running away.]]
** Then there's "'''''SSSSSNNNNNNAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKEEEEEE!'''''! from everyone. There are other overly acted out scenes but they never really yell.
--> ''[+Behold! GUNS of the PATRIOTS!+]''
** By no means is this limited to the fourth installment:
--> "What was she fighting for? What am I fighting for? WHAT ARE YOU FIGHTING FFOOOORR?!?"
** Although Raiden only turned into a [[LargeHam Large Ham]] in [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Revengeance]], a specific slip from him in VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 is one of the biggest [[MemeticMutation Memetic Mutations]] in the ''entire'' [[Franchise/MetalGear series]].
--> Colonel? I've got Emma Emerich here... '''We've managed to avoid [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohDvQGGZzfI DROWNING!]]'''
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' is full of them, with Barry "[[{{Narm}} Jill Sandwich]]" Burton from the original PlayStation version being a prime example.
--> "It's Forrest! Oh my [[labelnote:COD]] GOD[[/labelnote]]!"
--> "''Just - take - a - look - at - '''THIS!'''''"
--> "Run Jill! He's insane!"
** The Raccoon City Police Chief was another one: "But you're not leaving my town! Everyone's gonna DIE!"
** Wesker (or "''[[SayMyName WESKERRRRR!!]]") has some of the most over-the-top villainous monologues ''ever.''
*** ''[=RE4=]'' wasn't so bad and never had anything over-the-top, but ''[=RE5=]'' and has Chris overacting every scene. Wesker's gem monologues are good, and become awesome when he throws his glasses at Chris so he can punch him whilst he's distracted!
--> "Seven minutes is all I have 2 pleh with you."
--> "CHHHRRIIIISSS!!!! SSSHHHEEEVVVVVAAAA!!!!!" EEEXXXXCCCCEEELLLLLAAAAAA!!!
--> "Uroboros will be released, resulting in ''complete, GLOBAL, '''SATURATION'''''".
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX'': Zero's infamous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LISmPmdUhYA WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOOOORRRAAAAGH!!!!]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf-JE2FKD-k Recently redubbed]].
** In ''[[VideoGameRemake Maverick Hunter X]]'', X prepares for his climactic battle with Sigma by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg37WizMc0M vigorously devouring the scenery]]. It's actually quite chilling. Possibly justified by the fact that the Vile battle (and Zero's fate) were shifted from the first Sigma stage to the third, meaning that X had just watched Zero die minutes before, not a whole fortress ago, and therefore the pain and fury are nice and fresh.
* Practically all of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMTizJemHO8 Most known for this one]]. The dialogue was completely redone in the PSP port ''The Dracula X Chronicles'' (which also included ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood''), [[NarmCharm for better or for worse]].
* Sergeant Reznov from ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World at War'' must have gotten really hungry after the events of the level "Vendetta", because starting with ''"Their Land, Their Blood"'', he can't stop yelling at his men to keep killing Germans wherever they find them. Commissar Markhov, however, manages to outeat even him, as his [[NoIndoorVoice lack of volume control for his voice]], coupled with the fact that half his lines are spoken from ''a megaphone,'' ensure that he can be heard all the way over in Berlin.
** Reznov's scenery-chewing is easily justifiable, given that he's [[HeyItsThatVoice voiced by]] GaryOldman.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' has Zagi:
--> "''I will carve your NAME into my BLOOOOOOOD!"
* Pretty much all of the assassins in ''NoMoreHeroes'' at some point.
** Nathan Copeland, from ''Desperate Struggle'', is pretty much one of the best examples.
* The eponymous Kain of the ''LegacyOfKain'' series is [[OurVampiresAreDifferent able to sustain himself on both blood AND scenery]]
* Saavedro in ''{{Myst}} III: Exile'' is prone to this - his despairing cries when you trap him are particularly gnawful.
* Creator/TonyJay in ''PlanescapeTorment'': "I WILL TEACH YOU MUCH... ''OF PAIN''!"
* Dog gets so much of this in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', without even speaking.
* ''MetalWolfChaos'' has the President and Vice President of the United States engaged in HamToHamCombat when battling each other in HumongousMecha.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'''s Albedo rides the line between this and LargeHam. Margulis also gets a couple of these. They usually involve him screaming "'''[[SayMyName UZUKIIIIIIIIII]]!'''"
* The dremora from the ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. Their [[TookALevelInBadass level in badass]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' is accompanied by a level in ham, too.
-->"I honor my lord, by '''destroying you!'''"
* Even in the WorldOfHam that is the ''DynastyWarriors'' series, Lu Bu's reaction when you kill his LoveInterest Diao Chan stands out.
--> "Diao Chan! Ohhh, ''Diao Chan!!''"
* One word for ''DeadRising'' fans: '''''STORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRE!'''''
** And it continues in the sequel with [[Creator/ScottMcNeil Scott McNeil's]] performance as the Psychopath Antoine.
---> '''HOW DARE YOU?! I AM ANTOINE!''' '''''I AM THE KING OF CUISINE!!!'''''
* ''KingdomHearts'':
--> KINGDOM HEARTS! [[LargeHam FILL ME WITH THE POWER OF DARKNESS!!!]]
--> '''DARKNESS CONQUERS ALL WORLDS!!!'''
--> '''VoiceOfTheLegion:''' "This [[spoiler:Χ-blade]] will open a door, one that leads to ''ALL WORLDS!'' Then, Keyblade-bearing warriors will flock here from each and every one of them, ''to battle for the light within KINGDOM HEARTS!'' And just like the legend says, ''the Keyblade War will BEGIN!''"
* Lani Minella, the voice actress for several [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Wrath of the Lich King]] bosses, arguably reached the pinnacle of this trope with the undead dragon queen Sindragosa.
** Minella's no stranger to huge portions of LargeHam. Listen to her voice acting as Adria in ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}''.
--> '''Adria:''' "The Butcher '''IS A SADISTIC CREATURE'''..."
* Just about ''every'' boss in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', but Yogg-Saron wins by being ''made of mouths to chew with.''
--> '''BBBOOOONNNNNEEEEEESSSSSTTTTOOORRRMMMMMM!''
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon]]'':
--> '''Ganon:''' You DARE bring light to mah LAIR?! '''[[IllKillYou YOU MUST DIE!!!]]'''
** Ganon again in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Link: The Faces of Evil]]'':
--->'''Ganon:''' [[WeCanRuleTogether Join me, Link. And I will make your face the grrrreatest in Korridai!]] Or else you will DIE!
* ''VideoGame/SinAndPunishmentStarSuccessor''
-->My blood... [[HotBlooded IS ON FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEE!]]
* ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'': RADIOACTIVE [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot EXPLODING]] [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies ZOMBIE]] [[{{Irony}} COWS]]!!!!
* From Asura's Wrath: Gongen Wyzen. "AAASSHHUUURRAAA THE TRAITOR!!! AAAASSSSHHUUURRRAAA THE DESTRUCTOR!!! YOU DO NOT BELONG TO THIS WORLD!!! (Commences finger poke of doom) DDDDDDDDDIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!"
* [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure Dr. Robotnik]] was having way too much fun at the beginning of the game. "''You know '''NOTHING''', fools!'' It's ''Chaos'', the '''GOD'' of '''DESTRUCTION'''!!! '''MUAHAHAHAHAHA'''!!!"
** In ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', [[spoiler:even his past self is thrown off by his scenery chewing tendencies.]]
* Also, the AntiClimaxBoss of ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', the Metal Overlord comes out with such gems as "This victory shall soon turn into DESPAAAAAIIIIRRR!!!", "IT'S! TOO! LAAATE!!" and, of course, "BUUURRNNN! TOOOOO DEEEAAATTHHH!!!", complete with voice echo! What's more, he is ACTUALLY eating the ship while he's on while doing so (implied). What's more, he gets worse after he takes off!
* Loghain in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''.
** Who, unsurprisingly, shares a voice actor with [[LegacyOfKain Kain]], above. Simon Templeman seems to subsist on a steady diet of scenery whenever he's voicing a game character. Not that [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome anyone's]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments complaining]].
* The Arishok in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' when Hawke gets in a duel with him. Snarky!Hawke him/herself gets in on the act in the "Mark of the Assassin" DLC where s/he decides that the only way to act like a noble is to be as over-the-top and obnoxious as possible.
* In Tali's loyalty mission in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', [[TheParagon Paragon Shepard]] can approach the Admiralty Board to defend her with an impassioned speech. If you're playing as female Shepard, Creator/JenniferHale simply ''demolishes'' the scenery and then spits what's left of the Migrant Fleet out into your stunned face.
* Every villain in the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' series (Don Paolo, [[spoiler:Anton, Clive and Descole]]) has one thing in common: At some point in their game/movie, they will shout Layton's name very loud.
-->'''LLLLLAAAAAYYYYYTTTTTOOOOONNNNN!!!!!'''
* Cyril Kalmar in ''{{Rift}}'', at least in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFfuGW1LvmY Guardian intro cinematic.]]
--> "You are our salvation. '''You are a ''Guardian''!'''"
* Kefka in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'', with an encore in its sequel Duodecim. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG7lvNkyPZs A sample of what I mean.]]
* Parodied in ''SaintsRowTheThird'' by Josh Birk/Nyte Blade.
--> '''Birk:''' '''"MARIOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!"'''
* The news anchor from VideoGame/BillNyeTheScienceGuyStopTheRock, played by Pat Cashman of Series/AlmostLive and [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Brothers Brawl]] narration fame, ''loves'' this trope. Best exemplified by his screaming rant on Day 5:
--> '''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis ...with winds! Exceeding! 250 Miles! An hour!]] So have a nice evening!''''' [calms down] ''And...'''good night!'''''
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* While [[CompressedAdaptation the anime]] of ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' didn't give the actors the occasion to chew much scenery, the PS3 remake of the sound novel does. Let the torture begin… '''Ushiromiya BWATORAAAA!!!'''
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Sparks in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' are usually rather normal whenever they're not in TheMadnessPlace -- but when they ''are'', this trope applies to damn near everything they do. Which counts as a {{deconstruction}}, since {{Mad Scientist}}s chew the scenery due to being, well, ''mad'' -- oscillating between psychotic breaks from reality and [[GoMadFromTheRevelation psychotic breakthroughs into reality]].
** ...which is why they also ''easily'' slip into loud [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081112 mood]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090311 swings]]. Or ''[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100430 jump into]]'' loud mood swings. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120912 Childish flares of rage]] are all the rage among the Sparks, too.
** That does explain [[LargeHam Othar Tryggvassen]], '''GENTLEMAN ADVENTURER!''' quite well.
** The chapter where Agatha meets Gilgamesh Wulfenbach enter "The Madness Place" was named "Gil Chews the Scenery". After some rumours, this episode later was explicitly [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090302 referenced]] as "chewing the furniture".
* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' had a scene that the author actually [[CosmicRetcon changed]] because he thought it was too {{narm}}tastic. A mook is getting painfully transformed into a pile of snakes and screams, "I feel sick... Oh God, it ''hurts!''
* ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob:'' Galatea lives and breathes this trope. "'Crazy? Me? You dare?! All the world is mad and only I am sane!" "We are a new race, more intelligent than man and obliged to supplant him! We... are the ubermensch!!!... Or is that ubermenschen... or uberfrauen... or..." "SO ENDS THE AGE OF MAN!" "Heed me, Butane! This is Captain Galatea Martin of the starship ''Lathe of Empires!...'' I promise you wise and just leadership... ''if'' you surrender... NOW!''
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* The performances in ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' as a whole play this to the hilt, for pure hilarity. Most impressive are the portrayals of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic (Creator/DougWalker) and [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] (NoahAntwiler), which are ''absolutely'' over the top and down the other side.
** Though they've had plenty of practice in their reviews, such as "EXPLAIN, MOVIE! JUST ''EX-PLAAAAAINNN!!!''", the Critic's huge freak-outs over the likes of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''. Or Ma-Ti's "[[Film/BattlefieldEarth A movie]] that make my ''nipples tingle'' with fear!"
** Noah Antwiler's brilliant impression of [[LargeHam WARRIOR]] in the WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment[=/=]WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/05/21/atop-the-fourth-wall-warrior-1/ reviews]] of the Comicbook/{{Warrior}} [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2010/05/29/atop-the-fourth-wall-warrior-2-and-3/ comics]] quite happily swallows down a whole lot of scenery, seemingly without it even touching the sides. He probably could have managed more, had there been any ''actual'' scenery to munch on... [[spoiler:Worryingly, the actual UltimateWarrior appears to be so much worse than Spoony's impression.]]
** In the ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' review, Spoony's version of Terl somehow manages to chew the scenery more than John Travolta's. And ''it is glorious''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z2Z23SAFVA This.]]
* Basically everyone in ''AVeryPotterMusical'' does this at some point, but Snape really takes the cake and throws it away in favor of some delicious scenery.
--> [[IncomingHam WHAT THE DEVIL IS GOING ON HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE?!]]
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'''s Sarge can get like this at times
--> '''Sarge:''' '''I LOVE BLOOD AND VIOLENCE! I GOTTA BONER FOR MURDER!'''
* ''WebVideo/EpicMealTime'' has 100% chewy monologue. SPREAD THAT SAUUUUZZE!
* ''Super Sonic Short'' by Website/DeviantART's Link3Kokiri has SonicTheHedgehog and friends screaming at the top of their lungs while changing into their super forms. It's not so much the original animation that qualifies for this trope, but the [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff German]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAq8WfQEAq4 dub.]] They literally overload the speakers.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Ren from ''TheRenAndStimpyShow'' in almost every episode. '''"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT4YbO_1mvA What do you MEAN you don't agree with me?! DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE DEALING WITH??!!!!]]"'''
** "''Do you have to keep tapping like that?!'' You bloated sack of protoplasm!"
** From the episode ''Stimpy's Fan Club''':
---> '''Ren:''' "I... I was nice today. Nice to those insipid little monkeys, answering their ''stupid'' letters. My hands... DIRTY! THE DIRT WON'T COME OFF! '''''AAAAAAAHHHH!''''' [Lying in bed] President... Ha! What a joke. President...President of WHAT?! [Enviously looking over at Stimpy] ''His'' fan club?! How they love ''him''! Look at him, lying there asleep. [Creeps over to Stimpy's side]The idol of millions. He's a fool! Blind, silly little fool. How easily I could end the farce... with these hands! These DIRTY hands! '''AND WITH THESE HANDS I HOLD THE FATE OF MILLIONS!!!''' They think he's a god, but he's as mortal as we. I know! [Visually drawing a dotted line along Stimpy's neck] Just..one...quick...'''''TWIST!''''' And it's over. Just one... Just... '''''AAAAH! It's happening again! MY BRAIN! MY HOT... STINGING... BRAIN!!!! WHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!'''''"
** For the ''LAST'' TIME! I! WANT YOU! TO BE! '''''QUIET'''''!!!!!
** "It is not '''I''' who am crazy. It is I who am '''''mad'''''!"
** "I told ya I'd shoot! But you didn't believe me! '''''WHY DIDN'T YOU BELIEVE ME?!'''''"
** "Oh no! I know what you want! '''''YOU COVETETH MY ICE CREAM BAR!'''''"
** "I've had this ice cream bar since I was a '''CHILD!!''' PEOPLE! ALWAYS TRYING TO TAKE IT FROM ME! '''''WHY WON'T THEY LEAVE ME, AAAALOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNEEEEEEEE!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?'''''
** "'''''YOU FILTHY SWINE!''''' I WILL '''''KILL''''' YOU!!!!"
* [[LargeHam Justin Roiland]]'s ''gorgeous'' performance as Lemongrab in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. He didn't chew the scenery- he completely DEVOURED IT! And he came back a year later later to reprise the role, HUNGRY FOR MORE SCENERY TO RAVENOUSLY FEAST UPON!
--->'''Lemongrab:''' This castle Is... In... UNACCEPTABLE CONDITION! ''UNACCEPTABUUUL!!!''
--->'''Lemongrab:''' NO ONE... NO ONE UNDERSTANDS! I AM ALONE! AND YOU MADE ME LIKE THIS! YOU MADE MEEE! '''YOOOU MAAADE MEEE!!!''' YOU'RE... MY... GLOB! '''YOU'RE MY GLOB!!!'''
** In the words of Tom Herpich (one of the two writers of Lemongrab's episodes) on Justin's performance as Lemongrab: "He crushed it perfectly."
* ''InvaderZim'': HE IS '''ZIM!!!'''
--> '''''FOOLISH EARTH PIGS!!'''''
--> '''''LIES!''''' THIS FILTHY EARTH BOY '''''LIES!'''''
--> No! You lie! YOU '''LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIE!'''
** Pretty much ''any'' character voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz will chew the scenery given half a chance.
--> "But, invader's blood marches through my veins, like giant RADIOACTIVE RUBBER PANTS! THE PANTS COMMAND ME! DO NOT IGNORE MY VEINS!"
* [[spoiler:The vampire Joker]] is like this constantly in ''TheBatmanVsDracula'', constantly screaming and moaning and even once said the titular line, right before eating a cockroach.
* MarkHamill's Fire Lord Ozai in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', particularly in the series finale War Room meeting. In fact, any of MarkHamill's villains could fit on this page, especially the Joker in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' Joker and Hobgoblin in ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''.
* Professor Dementor in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' was created with this trope in mind.
* Henry Gyrich of ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' fame was always a little unhinged, but his appearance in the last episode shot him straight into scenery-chewing territory. Acoustic feedback from his microphone fails to slow him down. By the end of the scene, for the character's swan song, Barry Flatman shifts gears from merely chewing the scenery to practically ''devouring'' it.
** Storm was wondering if you could MEET HER AT THE MONORAIL!
* ''{{Metalocalypse}}'':
--> "I LOVE BEING MOTIVATED! '''[[SeriousBusiness I LOVE BEING MOTIVATED!!!]]'''"
-->"WE'RE HERE TO MAKE EVERYTHING METAL! BLACKER THAN THE BLACKEST BLACK TIMES INFINITY!"
-->"CA-CA-CA-YEAAAAAH! IT'S ME DOCTOR ROCKZO THE ROCK 'N ROLL CLOOOOWWWWWWN! YOU KNOW WHAT I DO BA-BA-BA-BABY?! I DO COCAAAAAAINE! CA-CA-CA-YEAH! COCAINE!"
* Calculon of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' and his '''[[BadBadActing UNHOLY ACTING TALENT]]''':
--> '''[[MemeticMutation UNHOLY ACTING DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY! GOOD NIGHT!]]'''
--> ROOOOOOOBOOOOOOOT HOOOOOOUUUUUSEEE!
* Decepticons in ''TransformersAnimated'' are prone to scenery-chewing:
--> '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwAjddZzNqI YOU INTERRUPTED MY SPEEEEECH!]]''' But don't worry. [[TheStarscream It won't happen again.]]
** Lugnut. Especially with anything in reguard to his ''[[MemeticMutation GLORIOUS]]'' leader.
--> '''STASIS LOCK ITSELF COULD NOT DETER ME FROM YOUR GRAND AND GLORIOUS PLAN! OH WISE AND NOBLE MEGATRON!'''
* ''TheBoondocks'': '''FUCK YOUR COURT, NYUKKA!'''
** Colonel [[MeaningfulName Stinkmeaner]] is probably the best example.
--> "Bitch ass, punk ass, faggot ass, pussy ass, BITCH ASS NIGGA!"
--> "NIGGA! You better have insurance! Ass-whooping insurance! [[PreAssKickingOneLiner And you're about to pay a DEDUCTIBLE!"]]
--> "Who in the hell parked in my spot! That's like calling 1-800-COLLECT-AN-ASS-WHOOPIN', but NO, that ain't no toll-free call!"
** Gin Rummy is a frequent culprit as well. Being voiced by Samuel L. Jackson probably makes it more severe
--> "I'd be dead on his ass like Spenser For fuckin' Hire. I'll hunt him down and feed him his own testicles. And I'll do it in a jiffy. And I don't care if his mama there, his grandmama, innocent bystanders, little kids, baby-sitters, bill collectors. Whatever! ''I'll leave his whole block filled with hot brass if I have to. And you know why?'' '''BECAUSE I JUST DON'T GIVE A FUCK!'''
* My ability of chewing the scenery must be the work of...'''[[TheFairlyOddparents FAIRY GOD PARENTS!]]'''
* ''{{The Spectacular Spider-Man}}'' ''' SILENCE YOU IMPERIOUS ''MORON''!''' Oh, Doc Ock. You shift between this and a boderline CreepyMonotone so well it's almost scary. It should be noted this is [[IncomingHam his first line after officially becoming a villain.]]
--> "WE'RE '''VENOM'''!!!"
--> "TREACHERYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!"
--> MYSTERIO, MASTER OF THE ARCAAANAAA!
* [[LampshadeHanging Notably lampshaded]] in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', where Cyborg gets a virus that messes with his programming. As a result, he ''literally'' starts eating the scenery...[[HilarityEnsues you can guess what happens]].
** Whenever Slade gets pissed. For example: "But the only thing you care about are your '''WORTHLESS LITTLE''' '''''FRIENDS!!!!!!!!'''''"
** "[[SeriousBusiness YOU! RUINED! MY! DRESS!!!!!!!!!!]]"
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'': "We've [[MemeticMutation GOT]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoYWdHe4tQ4 to have]]......'''MONAY'''!!!"
* He is the [[CatchPhrase Terror that Flaps in the Night]]. He is the Caped Crusader who chomps chewy chunks from the scenery as he counters cheesy chumps. He is [[{{Beat}} ...]] ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck!''
** Every single character on the show has moments of this. One especially cheesy episode lampshades this trope by showcasing a giant space slug which chews up the set in the background. Darkwing (of course) thinks it's [[HypocriticalHumor ridiculous]].
* Bonus points to {{Lilo|AndStitch}} for doing it on an actual [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNj1XTnXc_M stage]]
** If I fed Pudge tuna '''''It'd be an ABOMINATION!!!!'''''
** Nani's [[BreakTheCutie breakdown]] after [[spoiler:Lilo is abducted by Gantu]]: [[spoiler: "LILO! SHE'S A LITTLE GIRL, THIS BIG, BROWN EYES, AND WAS HANGING AROUND WITH THAT ''THING!!''" (referring to Stitch)]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Some of the characters Trey plays can leave a hole in the scenery.
** Cartman lives and breathes this:
-->'''Cartman''': [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I... AM...]] '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis GOD!!!]]'''
** Randy. Constantly. In later episodes.
** Unusually, Mr. Mackey in "Royal Pudding".
-->'''Mr. Mackey''': ''(to [[NoRespectGuy Kyle]], taking over Ike's role as Tooth Decay)'' You call rolling your fat ass out on the stage and lazily blurting out your lines like a turtle takin' a [[PrecisionFStrike shit]], '''YOU CALL THAT TRYIN'?!'''
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. Three words. '''FOR THE ROYALTY!!!'''
** Well before Inferno, dear old Megatron proved that you don't have to [[NoIndoorVoice constantly lose control of your volume]] in order to devour the scenery; simply speaking in a more grandiose fashion than a trained Shakespearean actor among a troop of cretinous morons and one [[TheStarscream expectedly duplicitous spider]], oftentimes using [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness unnecessarily long words]], and occasionally while doing things like [[FunnyBackgroundEvent brushing the teeth of your giant T-Rex head for an arm]]. Probably to clean the bits of scenery out of it, [[VerbalTic yyyeeeeessss]].
* Aku from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'':"Samurai, samurai. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Why.]] [[LargeHam Won't.]] [[WhyWontYouDie You.]] '''''[[NoIndoorVoice DIIIIIEEEE?!]]'''''"
** "...and '''GREAT FLAAAMMING EYEBROWS!'''"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Seriously, is there a single character who isn't Hammy to the extreme?
* Jeremy Shada as Finn in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime."
-->'''Finn:''' I'LL KILL YOU, LUMPY SPAAACE!!!
** Tom Kenny as The Ice King:
-->'''Ice King:''' I have powers, TOO, you BUTTS!
** Sweet holy mother of Glob, Justin Roiland as the earl of Lemongrab:
-->'''Lemongrab:''' This Castle Is... In... Unacceptabllle Conditiiiooon! UNACCEPTABLLLEEE!!!"
* Benson from ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', big time, but only when provoked.
* Binky the Clown from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' spends the whole time screaming, to the point where there were shorts called "SCREAMING WITH BINKY". The cartoon played this for laughs quite often; at one point he was temporarily given a job as a newscaster, where he kept his signature mannerisms.
** "HEY!!! I WANT MY PANTS BACK!!!!"
->'''Garfield''': "After being unable to find work, Binky eventually did what so many other clowns end up doing - he went into politics."
* Robotnik from ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' often overdoes his lines, like here.
->'''Robotnik''': Why is my precious rocket ship drifting off into deep space?! Why am I reaching you at the coordinates of the abandoned space station?! WHY?! WHY?! WHHYYY?!
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic:'' Rarity. Oh so very much.
** Also Luna, in "Luna Eclipsed", who combines LargeHam with NoIndoorVoice, GaleForceSound ''and'' FloweryElizabethanEnglish in one package. It probably helps that both she and Rarity are both voiced by TabithaStGermain.
** Pinkie Pie. Give her a big enough megaphone, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Femf0b8PqPI her yelling can]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Femf0b8PqPI push back mountains.]]''
** Kathleen Barr does it too. The relevant equation is Trixie + Stage = '''VOLUME'''.
** You wouldn't think [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]] would ever chew the scenery, right? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwp60eYuie0 Wrong]]! Of course, she's suffered SanitySlippage leading up to this.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]'', You can almost imagine Tabitha St. Germain desperately trying to hold back the maniacal laughter in her rant at the end, especially with the [[ForDoomTheBellTolls omnious bells]] chiming in the background.
-->'''Rarity:''' ...until there isn't an inch of Equestria that hasn't been ''utterly transformed by'' '''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis my! creative! GENIUS!]]'''''
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' "Say my name! ''[[SayMyName SAY MY NAAAAAAME!]]''"
--> "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I! AM!]] [[NoIndoorVoice NOT! A!]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments FROOT! LOOP!]]"
--> "[[ButtMonkey IIIIII AM THE BOX GHOST!!]] ''[[CatchPhrase BEWARE!]]''"
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}}'', Will Friedle is clearly getting ''very'' into it whenever his Lion-O recites the famous, "Thunder! ''Thunder!'' '''Thundercats!''' '''''HO!'''''" BattleCry. In fact, it sounds like he's trying to ''roar'' the line more often than not.
* Disney/{{Hercules}}: When Hades gets mad, he will literally get fired up, as in blowing flames in all directions. And then there're the Titans...
-->'''Hades''': Brothers! Titans! Look at you, in your squalid prison! Who put you down there?
-->'''Titans''': ''ZEUS!''
-->'''Hades''': And now that I set you free, what's the first thing you're going to do?
-->'''Titans''': '''DESTROY HIM!!!!'''
-->'''Hades''': Good answer.
* Sideshow Mel of ''TheSimpsons'' is all over this trope. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Line.]]
** In the episode "Behind the Laughter" during the period where the family split up to pursue solo careers Homer mentions having a short lived stage career where he literally chewed the scenery (as in he ate part of the set).
* Zoe from ''[[WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012 Littlest Pet Shop]]'' not only chews the scenery, she sets it ''on fire''.
-->"''GAIL'S TRAPPED INSIDE'' '''''THE LARGEST EVER PET SHOP!!!!!'''''"
* Dill from ''StickinAround''...actually, scratch that, because saying that he's chewing the scenery would be '''''the {{understatement}} of the CENTURY.'''''
-->"'''''HOLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY MACKEREL!!!!!!!!!!!!'''''"
* Most Disney [[EvilIsHammy villains]] fit this trope, but their [[VillainSong songs]] are always an excuse to [[UpToEleven pull out all the stops]].
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* Most politicians have shades of this, especially more than a century ago. You can guess why, in a world without microphones, booming voices and exaggerated mannerisms might be advantages when giving a speech.
** The politicians in the ancient Greek and Roman democracies may have been even more extreme. Unfortunately all we have are the texts of their speeches.
* Although the movie ''Mommie Dearest'' seems to have Joan Crawford thoroughly digesting the scenery, according to her daughter, Christina Crawford, the performance was understated.
* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler tended to do this every time he spoke in public. The movies (like the ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' example above) aren't really that far from the [[TruthInTelevision truth]] this time. Most other dictators have a tendency to indulge in the same style.
** It was Hitler's ranting in the ''Downfall'' movie, coupled with the subtitles and the German, that inspired the Hitler parodies that are popular on the internet.
** Hitler was reputed to do this a bit more literally in less-public venues. William Shirer mentions at one point in ''Berlin Diary'' that in some circles, he was referred to as ''Der Teppich-Fresser'' (the carpet eater), because it was rumored that when he was agitated, he would throw himself to the floor and start chewing the edges of the rugs.
* Somehow, against all logic, '''BrianBlessed''' has managed to accomplish this in real life. Observe his performance as guest host of ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'', with lines such as '''''"PETROL! WE'RE RUNNING OUT!"''''' and, referring to [[GordonBrown the beleaguered Prime Minister Brown]], '''''"[[Film/FlashGordon GORDON'S ALIVE!]]"
* Transylvanian stage actor Gyorgy Kárp, who, among other roles, played [[TwelveAngryMen Juror#3]], is often seen turning red and yelling so loud, it makes you wonder how come he didn't spit out his own lungs.
* UsefulNotes/FidelCastro. He used to deliver speeches taking 3 or 4 hours, even in front of the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations. They weren't quite amused...
** He was once asked an inane question at a party and spoke for FOUR HOURS without stopping. Dear god man...
* Nikita Krushchev's infamous "We will '''BURY''' you!" speech, as well as a separate incident at the UN where he took off his shoe and started banging it against the table.
** Though, contrary to public belief, he wasn't [[BeamMeUpScotty saying he would bury the US.]] The speech Krushchev was giving was not threatening to destroy the US, but that [[HilariousInHindsight communism would outlast capitalism, so the USSR would see the old ways die.]] As in "you will dig your own grave and we'll be the ones to attend your funeral", not ''cause it''.
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