-->--'''Kamina''', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''

->It pays to overact.
-->--'''Dot Warner''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''

->Oh, I could get sent to prison for the scenes I'm gonna steal!
-->--'''Daffy Duck''', ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "A Star is Bored"

->Sorry, I get carried away.
-->--'''Magica [=DeSpell=]''', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987''

-> I am Kairos Theodosian, Tyrant of Helike. And I say that my '''Rule''' extends even to the sky. Come servants of the heavens, the Age of Wonders is not dead yet. ''Not while I breathe''.\\
I had something for this. This tower will be your grave? No, Anaxares said that was second-rate. This isn’t over yet? Oh! ''I’ll get you next time, heroes''!
-->-- '''[[EvilUncle Kairos]] [[EnfanteTerrible Theodosian]], [[TheCaligula Tyrant]] of Helike,''' ''Literature/APracticalGuideToEvil''

->I may not be a hero, but I can '''act''' like one.
-->--'''Thunderbolt''', ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure''

->'''Titan:''' This town isn't big enough for two supervillains.\\
'''Megamind:''' Oh, you're a villain alright. Just not a super one!\\
'''Titan:''' Yeah? What's the difference?\\
'''Megamind:''' PRESENTATION!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''

->Your think pan comes with two settings: "asleep" and "melodrama."
-->--'''The narrator on [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Eridan]]''', ''Webcomic/BeTheSeaDwellerLowblood''

->The extra "H" stands for Ham-azing!
-->-- Thanatos in VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising, explaining why he changed his name from Tanatos.

->'''Jeff:''' Don't get too high on your own drama.\\
'''Britta:''' ''(SuddenlyShouting)'' '''HIGH''' on ''my own'' '''DRAMA'''?!
-->-- ''Series/{{Community}}''

->'''Finn:''' Let's keep the acting subtle. Less is more.\\
'''Lumpy Space Princess:''' NO. WAY.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''

-> '''The Riddler:''' For if knowledge is power, then a GOD AM *IIIIIII*! ''[pauses]'' Was that over the top? I can never tell.
-->-- ''Film/BatmanForever''

->[[LampshadeHanging Would you like some eggs with that ham?]]
-->-- '''Shrek''', ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''

->Other choices I can plan ahead of time? SCREAMING ALL MY LINES because I’m really intense AND THE THINGS I’M FEELING are really intense ‘cause I’M AN INTENSE ACTOR!
-->-- '''Cooper Anderson''', ''Series/{{Glee}}'' (who then proceeds to point out Creator/NicolasCage as an example).

->'''Tim the Enchanter:''' Follow. But! Follow only if ye be men of valour! For the entrance to this cave is guarded by a creature so foul, so ''cruel'', that no man yet has fought with it... and lived! BONES of full fifty men lie ''strewn'' about its lair! So! Brave knights! If you do doubt your courage or your strength, come nae further, for death awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth... ''[makes biting motions with his hand]'' \\
'''King Arthur:''' ''[aside]'' What an eccentric performance.

->'''Perrish Cox''': Oh WOE IS ME. I fear I have been [[WoundedGazelleGambit MORTALLY WOUNDED]] by the viciousness of the shove I received when James Graham VIOLENTLY and ILLEGALLY threw me to the ground during our sporting endeavors which occurred just yesternoon.\\
'''Jimmy Graham''': QUIT YOUR MELODRAMATIC BULLCRAP, COX. Everyone who saw that play knows you were FAKING.\\
'''Perrish Cox''': James? Is... is that you? Good sir, I fear my injuries from the brutal pushing you gave me yesterday have worsened and I may be slipping away from this mortal coil. EVERYTHING IS GOING DARK. TELL MY FAMILY THAT I LOVE THEM.\\
'''Creator/WilliamShatner''': [[{{Irony}} Man, what a ham that guy is.]]
-->-- ''Website/NFLQuarterbacksOnFacebook: Adorable''

->'''Tito Merelli:''' ''[[BigShutUp SHUT UP!]]''
->'''Maria Merelli:''' ''SHUT UP A-YOUSELF!''
-->-- ''LendMeATenor''

-->--'''Kaldor Draigo''', ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice Special 2: Warp Hijinx''

->I'm the only sane inmate of Asylum Earth. I'm not eager to hand tomorrow over to an interplanetary extremist with laser eyes. There's only room on this world for one leader, Franchise/{{Superman}}. When I'm finished with you, every last gibbon out there will know you for the menace you are... and they'll realize that Lex Luthor is their savior.
-->-- '''ComicBook/LexLuthor''', ''ComicBook/SupermanBirthright''

->NAY! Your chrome-plated chariot does not frighten me! Now you shall know of the power of Nightflame! And of my flame-sword!
-->-- '''Nightflame''', ''ComicBook/DemonSpawn''

->FOOL! [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} You]] think all there is to reality is what is seen? Yes – I appear young – and I may be younger still... or even be you, if I so desire!
-->-- '''Black Starr''', ''ComicBook/Supergirl1982''

->Fool, you'll '''NEVER''' find a cure for them! I know... because it was '''I''' who unleashed this doom of the crimson virus on them!
-->-- '''Satan Girl''', ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}''

-->-- '''Thundurus''', ''Webcomic/BlackAdventures''


[[folder:real life]]

->A man will not reach eloquence if he is afraid of bombast just as a man will not jump a hedge if he is afraid of falling in a ditch.
-->-- '''Creator/GKChesterton'''

->''"Why, when I was your age I would spend what little idle time I had with an instructive book not that racing form I see that you're now trying to hide. Of course I was not given to late-night dissipation in the fleshpots of the District of Columbia! Oh, you can't hide your ruinous habits from me! I can see by the trembling of your hands what demon rum is doing to you…"'' The poor clerk was indeed trembling-with terror-as [[NoIndoorVoice the great voice thundered in his ears]] and Huey, particularly if an audience had now filled the lobby, would become prayerful as he invoked the lad's aged mother back in Butte, Montana. ''"I know how each night she prays for your success-on her knees, little suspecting that all those hours that should be golden with study are scarlet with vice…"'' [[CrocodileTears Tears would fill Huey's eyes on cue]] as he contemplated that little old lady who had mothered a son so reprobate.
-->--'''Creator/GoreVidal''' on Huey Long, ''Point to Point Navigation''

->'''Bruce Boxleitner''': There's Peter. I miss him. He's in North Carolina now.\\
'''Jerry Doyle''': I think he was jailed for over-acting. (You're not here to defend yourself. Tough.)
-->--''Series/BabylonFive'' commentary track, "[[{{Recap/BabylonFiveS02E03TheGeometryOfShadows}} The Geometry of Shadows]]"

->You need look no further than Wrestling/RandyOrton, who is a walking sleeping pill. That guy, he's going for "intense", but he's just so static. He's boring. [[AC:he talks in a monotone.]] "[[AC:[[KubrickStare josh matthews. at wrestlemania. i will be. the wee champion]].]]"\\\
YAWN. Fucking ''YAWN!'' Wrestling/RicFlair would get in front of that camera, he's like, "'''''I'M GONNA''''' '''WIN''' '''''AT WRESTLEMANIA! I WILL''''' '''BE''' '''''THE WORLD CHAMPION WOOOOO!!'''''" That's what that guy brings. You know, watching Ric Flair, that Ric Flair will ''die for your sins'' in that ring.
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]]''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsisEDlVz2c#t=800s on]] ''{{Wrestling/TNA}} [=iMPACT=]'' 1.29.11

->This is a note to future writes of Creator/SylvesterMcCoy stories…do not give him the chance to overact under any circumstances. ‘Oh to feel the hard radiation! The solar winds brushing across me!’ he croons like some science fiction porn star.
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.com/2011/01/unregenerate-written-by-david-mcintee.html#uds-search-results Joe Ford]]''' on ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' (''Unregenerate!'')

->There are three main types of [[HollywoodNerd movie nerds]]. One is an academic stereotype who doesn't talk much. The second is a hilarious weirdo who would be [[CoolLoser totally popular if he wasn't in a movie script]]. In ''Film/WeirdScience'', Anthony Michael Hall perfected [[TakeAThirdOption the third]]: the nerd whose sexual frustration has driven him insane. Hall performs in ''Weird Science'' like his captured family will be killed if he's not funny. He packs more manic desperation into his lines than a dry-humping seventh grader. He delivers lines in ways that would make Creator/ChristopherWalken say, "What a [--strange--] WAY to deliver your ''lines''.
-->--'''{{Creator/Seanbaby}}''', [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-10-most-irreplaceable-performances-in-comedy-films/#ixzz33AtzfdDy "The 10 Most Irreplaceable Performances in Comedy Films"]]

->I take back everything I said about [[Creator/KelseyGrammer (Kelsey) Grammar]] not being the best choice for Beast, because the way he delivers 'ORORO! CHARLES!' like a pirate captain calling for rum is the second-best thing about this movie so far.
-->--'''Chris Sims''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/comicsalliance-reviews-x-men-3-the-last-stand-2006-part-on/ on]] ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''

->Imagine if you will, that Creator/GaryBusey was still getting the big roles; all Stonehenge-teeth and bellowed acronyms that [[IceCreamKoan make no sense]]; and in movies that got trailed on TV and opened big at the box office. That’s what’s happening here.
-->--'''[[http://franticplanet.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/my-top-20-movies-of-2011-the-list-part-1/ Stuart Millard]]''' on Creator/NicolasCage, ''Film/DriveAngry''

->Creator/NicolasCage approaches every role the same way -- how ''wouldn't'' a real person tackle this situation? This is often executed on camera by a series of facial spasms to shame even Creator/JimCarrey or a Creator/TexAvery cartoon, as Cage contorts and tics his way through a serious of either unrestrained emotion or unpleasant bowel turmoil.
-->--'''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''', [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-celebrities-who-are-clearly-trolling-world_p2/ "4 Celebrities Who Are Clearly Trolling the World"]]

->''"This guy would overact a fart."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob''' on Ricky in ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNightPart2''

->Not for nothing, but it has to be said that Creator/MarkHamill plays grief more subtly and effectively than Creator/HaydenChristensen. Come to think of it, so does Creator/NicolasCage.
-->--'''''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''' [[http://www.agonybooth.com/movies/Notes_Star_Wars_Trilogy_Part_1_A_New_Hope.aspx on]] ''Film/ANewHope''