Quotes / One-Scene Wonder

Paul Newman not only steals every scene he's in, but puts it in the bank and draws interest on it.
Roger Ebert on Message in a Bottle (1999)

The cast of Pretty Woman reunited on Today for the 25th anniversary and here’s a picture from that segment, which shot a couple of days ago and airs on Tuesday. There’s Hector Elizondo (Barney), Laura San Giacomo (Kit De Luca), Gary Marshall (director), some smug butt plug, Julia Roberts (Vivian Ward) and Richard Gere (Edward). I’m sure by now you’ve already pushed yourself away from your desk, got up out of your chair and screamed:


Every single one of those bitches at the reunion are bold as all hell. They’re sitting there with smiles on their faces like everything is fun rainbows and happiness when they know very well that their little reunion is shit without the true star of that movie... Matt Lauer probably planned to do a 75-minute in-depth interview with Shane Ross, but Julia Roberts had it axed, because she’s always been jealous of the thespian who stole the show. Color me sad. Whatever, Shane Ross is probably busy playing Lady Macbeth on the London stage anyway. She doesn’t need those amateurs.
Michael K., "There's Something Incredibly Wrong With This Picture"

David: Woodrue is apparently working on a “Project Gilgamesh,” and is — holy sh** is that John Glover?!
Chris: John Glover is Clayton Forrester as Jason Woodrue.
David: He’s going for full Rocky Horror-level camp.
Chris: Now Uzi, you and I have empirically proven that John Glover can make literally anything better.
—Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Batman & Robin

Brando’s participation leant the production the gravitas the Salkinds were looking for. And they paid dearly for it. Brando received a then record breaking 3.7 million dollars for his short screen appearance. Much marveling centered on the fact that Brando was receiving something like, if I remember correctly, ten thousand dollars for every word he uttered up on the screen.
Jabootu on Superman

It’s here that we meet the Lord of the Elves, played by, thank you again merciful powers that govern the universe, Tom motherfucking Baker. The former Doctor Who and full time lovable crazy person appears for one scene and, like (Richard) O’Brien before him, provides far more entertainment value than the people who are supposed to actually hold our attention. It’s generally a bad sign when your stunt cameos manage to steal the entire picture.

Another one of the reasons this is a big epic of a story is that it's Nicholas Courtney's first appearance in Doctor Who as Bret Vyon. This is touted as one of the big parts of the story. Reading about it, you'd think he was in practically the whole thing...He's actually only in four episodes. But man, what an impact he has.

Early on, he encounters the Doctor, and tries to demand the key to the TARDIS. The Doctor engages in his usual chinwagging and charisma to try to talk his way out of it. And in response, Brtt Vyon does something we have never seen anyone do to the Doctor before. He simply says 'Give me the key, or I'll kill you.' And this quickly re-establishes the theme of the last five episodes.
Dr. Phil Sandifer on Doctor Who, "The Daleks' Master Plan"

John Rhys-Davies is a more charismatic and interesting performer than half of the regulars on this show and I would have loved to have seen him become a semi regular ala Vic Fontaine in DS9. Since he has use of the mobile emitter in this adventure they should have enforced a time share with the Doctor!
Joe Ford on Star Trek: Voyager, "Concerning Flight"