Frankly, My Dear, It's a Damned Memorable Movie Line...
GONE WITH THE WIND's 'Frankly, My Dear, I Don't Give a Damn' Tops AFI's List of 100 Greatest Movie Quotes of All Time
Other Winners Include
THE GODFATHER, 'I'm Going To Make Him An Offer He Can't Refuse,'
WIZARD OF OZ, 'Toto, I've Got a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore' and
CASABLANCA, 'Here's Looking at You, Kid'
The American Film Institute (AFI) revealed the top movie quotes of all time in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes, a three-hour special television event on CBS hosted by actor and action star Pierce Brosnan with commentary from many of Hollywood's most celebrated actors and filmmakers.
A jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians selected "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn," spoken by Clark Gable in the celebrated Civil War romance epic, GONE WITH THE WIND as the most memorable movie quote of all time.
Rounding off the rest of the top 10 were classic lines spoken in films from the thirties all the way through the eighties including: "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse," from THE GODFATHER (#2), "You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am," from ON THE WATERFRONT (#3), "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore," from THE WIZARD OF OZ (#4), "Here's looking at you, kid," from CASABLANCA (#5), "Go ahead, make my day," from SUDDEN IMPACT (#6), "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up," from SUNSET BLVD (#7), "May the Force be with you," from STAR WARS (#8), "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night," from ALL ABOUT EVE (#9) and "You talking to me?" from TAXI DRIVER (#10).
MEMORABLE FILM LINES
The Honorees Are ...
# Quote Movie Year
1 Frankly, my dear, I don't give GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
2 I'm going to make him an offer GODFATHER, THE 1972
he can't refuse.
3 You don't understand! I coulda ON THE WATERFRONT 1954
had class. I coulda been a
contender. I could've been
somebody, instead of a bum,
which is what I am.
4 Toto, I've got a feeling we're WIZARD OF OZ, THE 1939
not in Kansas anymore.
5 Here's looking at you, kid. CASABLANCA 1942
6 Go ahead, make my day. SUDDEN IMPACT 1983
7 All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm SUNSET BLVD. 1950
ready for my close-up.
8 May the Force be with you. STAR WARS 1977
9 Fasten your seatbelts. It's ALL ABOUT EVE 1950
going to be a bumpy night.
10 You talking to me? TAXI DRIVER 1976
11 What we've got here is failure COOL HAND LUKE 1967
12 I love the smell of napalm in APOCALYPSE NOW 1979
13 Love means never having to LOVE STORY 1970
say you're sorry.
14 The stuff that dreams are MALTESE FALCON, THE 1941
15 E.T. phone home. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 1982
16 They call me Mister Tibbs! IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT 1967
17 Rosebud. CITIZEN KANE 1941
18 Made it, Ma! Top of the world! WHITE HEAT 1949
19 I'm as mad as hell, and I'm NETWORK 1976
not going to take this anymore!
20 Louis, I think this is the CASABLANCA 1942
beginning of a beautiful
21 A census taker once tried to SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE 1991
test me. I ate his liver
with some fava beans and a
22 Bond. James Bond. DR. NO 1962
23 There's no place like home. WIZARD OF OZ, THE 1939
24 I am big! It's the pictures SUNSET BLVD. 1950
that got small.
25 Show me the money! JERRY MAGUIRE 1996
26 Why don't you come up sometime SHE DONE HIM WRONG 1933
and see me?
27 I'm walking here! I'm walking MIDNIGHT COWBOY 1969
28 Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time CASABLANCA 1942
29 You can't handle the truth! FEW GOOD MEN, A 1992
30 I want to be alone. GRAND HOTEL 1932
31 After all, tomorrow is GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
32 Round up the usual suspects. CASABLANCA 1942
33 I'll have what she's having. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY 1989
34 You know how to whistle, don't TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT 1944
you, Steve? You just put your
lips together and blow.
35 You're gonna need a bigger boat. JAWS 1975
36 Badges? We ain't got no badges! TREASURE OF THE SIERRA 1948
We don't need no badges! I MADRE, THE
don't have to show you any
37 I'll be back. TERMINATOR, THE 1984
38 Today, I consider myself the PRIDE OF THE YANKEES, THE 1942
luckiest man on the face of
39 If you build it, he will come. FIELD OF DREAMS 1989
40 Mama always said life was like FORREST GUMP 1994
a box of chocolates. You never
know what you're gonna get.
41 We rob banks. BONNIE AND CLYDE 1967
42 Plastics. GRADUATE, THE 1967
43 We'll always have Paris. CASABLANCA 1942
44 I see dead people. SIXTH SENSE, THE 1999
45 Stella! Hey, Stella! STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A 1951
46 Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for NOW, VOYAGER 1942
the moon. We have the stars.
47 Shane. Shane. Come back! SHANE 1953
48 Well, nobody's perfect. SOME LIKE IT HOT 1959
49 It's alive! It's alive! FRANKENSTEIN 1931
50 Houston, we have a problem. APOLLO 13 1995
51 You've got to ask yourself one DIRTY HARRY 1971
question: 'Do I feel lucky?'
Well, do ya, punk?
52 You had me at "hello." JERRY MAGUIRE 1996
53 One morning I shot an elephant ANIMAL CRACKERS 1930
in my pajamas. How he got in
my pajamas, I don't know.
54 There's no crying in baseball! LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, A 1992
55 La-dee-da, la-dee-da. ANNIE HALL 1977
56 A boy's best friend is his PSYCHO 1960
57 Greed, for lack of a better WALL STREET 1987
word, is good.
58 Keep your friends close, but GODFATHER II, THE 1974
your enemies closer.
59 As God is my witness, I'll GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
never be hungry again.
60 Well, here's another nice mess SONS OF THE DESERT 1933
you've gotten me into!
61 Say "hello" to my little friend! SCARFACE 1983
62 What a dump. BEYOND THE FOREST 1949
63 Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to GRADUATE, THE 1967
seduce me. Aren't you?
64 Gentlemen, you can't fight in DR. STRANGELOVE 1964
here! This is the War Room!
65 Elementary, my dear Watson. ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK 1929
66 Get your stinking paws off me, PLANET OF THE APES 1968
you damned dirty ape.
67 Of all the gin joints in all CASABLANCA 1942
the towns in all the world,
she walks into mine.
68 Here's Johnny! SHINING, THE 1980
69 They're here! POLTERGEIST 1982
70 Is it safe? MARATHON MAN 1976
71 Wait a minute, wait a minute. JAZZ SINGER, THE 1927
You ain't heard nothin' yet!
72 No wire hangers, ever! MOMMIE DEAREST 1981
73 Mother of mercy, is this the LITTLE CAESAR 1930
end of Rico?
74 Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown. CHINATOWN 1974
75 I have always depended on the STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A 1951
kindness of strangers.
76 Hasta la vista, baby. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY 1991
77 Soylent Green is people! SOYLENT GREEN 1973
78 Open the pod bay doors, HAL. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 1968
79 Striker: Surely you can't be AIRPLANE! 1980
Rumack: I am serious... and
don't call me Shirley.
80 Yo, Adrian! ROCKY 1976
81 Hello, gorgeous. FUNNY GIRL 1968
82 Toga! Toga! NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL 1978
83 Listen to them. Children of the DRACULA 1931
night. What music they make.
84 Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. KING KONG 1933
It was Beauty killed the Beast.
85 My precious. LORD OF THE RINGS: TWO 2002
86 Attica! Attica! DOG DAY AFTERNOON 1975
87 Sawyer, you're going out a 42ND STREET 1933
youngster, but you've got to
come back a star!
88 Listen to me, mister. You're ON GOLDEN POND 1981
my knight in shining armor.
Don't you forget it. You're
going to get back on that
horse, and I'm going to be
right behind you, holding on
tight, and away we're gonna
go, go, go!
89 Tell 'em to go out there with KNUTE ROCKNE ALL AMERICAN 1940
all they got and win just
one for the Gipper.
90 A martini. Shaken, not stirred. GOLDFINGER 1964
91 Who's on first. NAUGHTY NINETIES, THE 1945
92 Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. CADDYSHACK 1980
A former greenskeeper, now,
about to become the Masters
champion. It looks like a
mirac... It's in the hole! It's
in the hole! It's in the hole!
93 Life is a banquet, and most AUNTIE MAME 1958
poor suckers are starving to
94 I feel the need -- the need TOP GUN 1986
95 Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. DEAD POETS SOCIETY 1989
Make your lives extraordinary.
96 Snap out of it! MOONSTRUCK 1987
97 My mother thanks you. My YANKEE DOODLE DANDY 1942
father thanks you. My sister
thanks you. And I thank you.
98 Nobody puts Baby in a corner. DIRTY DANCING 1987
99 I'll get you, my pretty, and WIZARD OF OZ, THE 1939
your little dog, too!
100 I'm king of the world! TITANIC 1997
AFI distributed a ballot with the names of 400 nominated movie quotes to a jury of over 1,500 leaders in the creative community, including film artists (directors, screenwriters, actors, editors, cinematographers), critics and historians.
The jurors were asked to consider the following criteria in making their selections:
MOVIE QUOTE: A statement, phrase or brief exchange of dialogue spoken in an American Film. (Lyrics from songs are not eligible.)
CULTURAL IMPACT: Movie quotes that viewers use in their own lives and situations, thus circulating through popular culture and becoming part of the national lexicon.
LEGACY: Movie quotes that viewers use to evoke the memory of a treasured film, thus ensuring and enlivening its historical legacy.
*AFI defines an American film as an English language motion picture with significant creative and/or financial production elements from the United States. Additionally, only movie quotes from feature-length American films released before January 1, 2004 were considered. AFI defines a feature-length film as a motion picture of narrative format that is typically over 60 minutes in length.
This is the eighth annual special in AFI's celebration of the centennial of American cinema, following the critically acclaimed network specials: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies, AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars, AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs, AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills, AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions, AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains and AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs which consistently spark national discussions of America's film history among movie-lovers across the nation.
Multi Emmy Award-winner Gary Smith is the executive producer and director of AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes. Former AFI Board Chair Frederick S. Pierce is the executive producer for AFI. Dann Netter ("The 2002 Emmy Awards") and Bob Gazzale ("AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas") are the producers. SFM Entertainment LLC is the distributor of the program.
Sponsors of the series include General Motors, Pepsi, Johnson & Johnson, SBC Communications, Best Buy, Anheuser-Busch, Colgate-Palmolive, Gillette, Lowe's, SC Johnson, Sony, Breyer's Ice Cream, Merck and all major motion picture companies.
AFI is a national institute providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media. AFI trains the next generation of filmmakers at its world-renowned Conservatory, maintains America's film heritage through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and explores new digital technologies in moviemaking through AFI's New Media Ventures.
As the largest nonprofit exhibitor in the U.S., AFI On Screen offers year-round programming at the ArcLight Hollywood and the annual AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, as well as at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, including the annual Silverdocs: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival.
The annual almanac for the 21st century, AFI Awards honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year, while AFI's 100 Years ... series has ignited extraordinary public interest in classic American movies. During the past 32 years, AFI's Life Achievement Award has become the highest honor for a career in Film.
Source: American Film Institute
LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2005 /PRNewswire/ --
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