- A lot of tropes in the Western are subverted in Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, but William gets a legit CMoA with this scene:
Detective: You William Blake?William: Yes, I am. Do you know my poetry?
- Also, pretty much any time Nobody saves his ass, which does work with the film's Western subversions since Nobody is Native American.
- When the racist missionary tries to pull a gun on Blake, only to be stabbed in the hand, shot in the chest, and robbed by Blake and Nobody.
Missionary: God damn you to hell, William Blake.William: He already has. (bang)