->'''Kirk Lazarus:''' Everybody knows [[MemeticMutation you never go full retard]].\\
'''Tugg Speedman:''' What do you mean?\\
'''Kirk Lazarus:''' Check it out. Dustin Hoffman, ''RainMan'', look retarded, act retarded, not retarded. Counted toothpicks, cheated cards. Autistic, sho'. Not retarded. You know Tom Hanks, ''Film/ForrestGump''. Slow, yes. Retarded, maybe. Braces on his legs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and he won a ping-pong competition. That ain't retarded. Creator/PeterSellers, ''Film/BeingThere''. Infantile, yes. Retarded, no. You went full retard, man. Never go full retard. You don't buy that? Ask Sean Penn, 2001, ''Film/IAmSam''. Remember? Went full retard, went home empty handed...
-->--'''''Film/TropicThunder''''', on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6WHBO_Qc-Q using these roles]] as OscarBait.

->''Moviegoers love the mentally challenged. Or rather, the quirky, innocent versions who show up in one inspirational movie after another. To take home the gold you need to play the kind of mental handicap that just makes you quirky -- or even better, [[DisabilitySuperpower gives you special powers somehow]]. You can't actually show audiences what life is like for these people. Who the fuck wants that?''
-->--''Adam Brown'', Website/{{Cracked}}.com editor, ''[[http://www.cracked.com/article_17608_6-cheap-acting-tricks-that-fool-critics-every-time.html 6 Cheap Acting Tricks That Fool The Critics Every Time]]'' (#2: Get Retarded!).

->''The diseased/addicted/mentally impaired [[OscarBait always get the Oscar]].''
-->-- '''Hollywood Rule Book''', ''Vanity Fair''

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