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Except that I got to beat up James Woods (though he usually played crazies, he was the victim in this one), Cat's Eye was a miserable shoot.
Alan King on Cat's Eye (1985), Name Dropping

Friday the 13th, to me, is just a memory of discomfort, standing with a knife in the pouring rain. And my start point was in this bed of poison ivy. Then, after I jumped out at the girl from my bed of poison ivy I got to fall down in the sludge mud many times. The only really fun thing was being decapitated.

I always wanted to have the classic career but it drove me crazy. When you hand in great performances in Star 80 and Runaway Train and the Oscar goes to Don Ameche, it kind of bums you out. That’s when I called my agent and said, ‘I’ll do anything as long as there’s one good thing about it.’ It can be a good co-star, a good director, a really great wardrobe. As long as it’s fun, I’ll do it. I started doing two to five movies a year, it’s been a blast, and I’ve seen the world for free.

Nobody’s done that before or since. I think that’s going to go on my gravestone, actually. I beat up a Dalek with a baseball bat! My absolute claim to fame, and I was very proud of that moment!

Walken utters the line “you amuse me, Mister Bond” as if he’s been waiting his entire life to say it.

What puzzles me is what Lee was doing in half of these movies, with their bottom-drawer production values and zero marketplace visibility. Surely he had the cache to mine the obligatory English/WASP bad guy motherlode in Hollywood. Several of his peers have gotten filthy rich—and worked nonstop for decades—filling Hollywood's endless need for scary white guys with toff accents.

And yet Lee often found himself in prestige-free, yet boundlessly resonant, drive-in and grindhouse fodder, of which his passion project Wicker Man was just another example of back in the day.

It really makes you wonder.

Set for life after all the money WCW/WWE had paid him over the years, Goldberg entered the acting business purely as a hobby. He was very selective when it came to choosing roles, hand-picking parts in only the cheapest B-movies. These parts would range from "big scary demon Santa," to "big scary well-hung convict," to "big scary undead soldier."

I'd like to say this is where a big chunk of the $20 million budget went, but I'm pretty sure (David) Carradine did the movie for free, just so he could show off his ancient nakedness.

I die on page 25, but it's in the arms of Tom Cruise, so I can't complain.

I've always wanted to be either a Disney Prince or a Disney Villain. I got to be both at the same time.
Santino Fontana, Frozen

I don't know whether to be upset or flattered at that question. To be honest, I have always wanted to play a vampire, with the teeth and the long black cape. Let's say that my motives were somewhat immature for doing it.
Ben Kingsley, when asked why he agreed to appear in BloodRayne despite it being an obvious stinker.

I would do a bad western with a good horse any day of the week.

My criterion for accepting a role isn't based on what I would like to do. I try to consider what the audience would like to see me do and I thought kids would adore Star Wars.

David Cronenberg is a very smart guy, and the script was smart and beautifully written. I remember reading it and going "Ahhhh!" — something like that — "Eureka, eureka!" in some way. And then I went in, I think I talked to Mr. David Cronenberg and we, I passionately offered my, you know, why I liked it so much. I was never particularly careerist anyway; I was, uh, after this, you know, wild-hearted, romantic, art, creative adventure.


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