Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

  • Highest Rated: 99% L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Father of Invention (2011)
  • Birthday: Jul 26, 1959
  • Birthplace: South Orange, New Jersey, USA
  • As enigmatic as he is talented, Kevin Spacey has always kept the details of his private life closely guarded. As he explained in a 1998 interview with the London Evening Standard, "the less you know about me, the easier it is to convince you that I am that character on screen. It allows an audience to come into a movie theatre and believe I am that person". There are, however, certain biographical facts to be had - for starters, Kevin Spacey Fowler was the youngest of three children born to Kathleen Ann (Knutson) and Thomas Geoffrey Fowler, in South Orange, New Jersey. His ancestry includes Swedish (from his maternal grandfather) and English. His mother was a personal secretary, his father a technical writer whose irregular job prospects led the family all over the country. The family eventually settled in southern California, where young Kevin developed into quite a little hellion - after he set his sister's tree house on fire, he was shipped off to the Northridge Military Academy, only to be thrown out a few months later for pinging a classmate on the head with a tire. Spacey then found his way to Chatsworth High School in the San Fernando Valley, where he managed to channel his dramatic tendencies into a successful amateur acting career. In his senior year, he played "Captain von Trapp" opposite classmate Mare Winningham's "Maria" in "The Sound of Music" (the pair later graduated as co-valedictorians). Spacey claims that his interest in acting - and his nearly encyclopedic accumulation of film knowledge - began at an early age, when he would sneak downstairs to watch the late late show on TV. Later, in high school, he and his friends cut class to catch revival films at the NuArt Theater. The adolescent Spacey worked up celebrity impersonations (James Stewart and Johnny Carson were two of his favorites) to try out on the amateur comedy club circuit. He briefly attended Los Angeles Valley College, then left (on the advice of another Chatsworth classmate, Val Kilmer) to join the drama program at Juilliard. After two years of training he was anxious to work, so he quit Juilliard sans diploma and signed up with the New York Shakespeare Festival. His first professional stage appearance was as a messenger in the 1981 production of "Henry VI". Festival head Joseph Papp ushered the young actor out into the "real world" of theater, and the next year Spacey made his Broadway debut in Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts". He quickly proved himself as an energetic and versatile performer (at one point, he rotated through all the parts in David Rabe's "Hurlyburly"). In 1986, he had the chance to work with his idol and future mentor, Jack Lemmon, on a production of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night". While his interest soon turned to film, Spacey would remain active in the theater community - in 1991, he won a Tony Award for his turn as "Uncle Louie" in Neil Simon's Broadway hit "Lost in Yonkers" and, in 1999, he returned to the boards for a revival of O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh". Spacey's film career began modestly, with a small part as a subway thief in Heartburn (1986). Deemed more of a "character actor" than a "leading man", he stayed on the periphery in his next few films, but attracted attention for his turn as beady-eyed villain "Mel Profitt" on the TV series Wiseguy (1987). Profitt was the first in a long line of dark, manipulative characters that would eventually make Kevin Spacey a household name: he went on to play a sinister office manager in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), a sadistic Hollywood exec in Swimming with Sharks (1994), and, most famously, creepy, smooth-talking eyewitness Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects (1995). The "Suspects" role earned Spacey an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and catapulted him into the limelight. That same year, he turned in another complex, eerie performance in David Fincher's thriller Se7en (1995) (Spacey refused billing on the film, fearing that it might compromise the ending if audiences were waiting for him to appear). By now, the scripts were pouring in. After appearing in Al Pacino's Looking for Richard (1996), Spacey made his own directorial debut with Albino Alligator (1996), a low-key but well received hostage drama. He then jumped back into acting, winning critical accolades for his turns as flashy detective Jack Vincennes in L.A. Confidential (1997) and genteel, closeted murder suspect Jim Williams in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997). In October 1999, just four days after the dark suburban satire American Beauty (1999) opened in US theaters, Spacey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Little did organizers know that his role in Beauty would turn out to be his biggest success yet - as Lester Burnham, a middle-aged corporate cog on the brink of psychological meltdown, he tapped into a funny, savage character that captured audiences' imaginations and earned him a Best Actor Oscar. No longer relegated to offbeat supporting parts, Spacey seems poised to redefine himself as a Hollywood headliner. He says he's finished exploring the dark side - but, given his attraction to complex characters, that mischievous twinkle will never be too far from his eyes. In February 2003 Spacey made a major move back to the theatre. He was appointed Artistic Director of the new company set up to save the famous Old Vic theatre, The Old Vic Theatre Company. Although he did not undertake to stop appearing in movies altogether, he undertook to remain in this leading post for ten years, and to act in as well as to direct plays during that time. His first production, of which he was the director, was the September 2004 British premiere of the play Cloaca by Maria Goos (made into a film, Cloaca (2003)). Spacey made his UK Shakespearean debut in the title role in Richard II in 2005. In 2006 he got movie director Robert Altman to direct for the stage the little-known Arthur Miller play Resurrection Blues, but that was a dismal failure. However Spacey remained optimistic, and insisted that a few mistakes are part of the learning process. He starred thereafter with great success in Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten along with Colm Meaney and Eve Best, and in 2007 that show transferred to Broadway. In February 2008 Spacey put on a revival of the David Mamet 1988 play Speed-the-Plow in which he took one of the three roles, the others being taken by Jeff Goldblum and Laura Michelle Kelly. In 2013, Spacey took on the lead role in an original Netflix series, House of Cards (2013). Based upon a British show of the same name, House of Cards is an American political drama. The show's first season received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination to include outstanding lead actor in a drama series.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Kuoleman klubi Ron Levin 2018
7% Billionaire Boys Club Ron Levin 2018
No Score Yet Gore Actor 2018
28% Rebel in the Rye Whit Burnett $0.4M 2017
93% Baby Driver Doc $107.8M 2017
14% Nine Lives Tom Brand $19.7M 2016
77% Elvis & Nixon Richard Nixon $0.8M 2016
No Score Yet Unity Actor 2015
34% Horrible Bosses 2 Dave Harken $40M 2014
52% NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage Richard, Duke of Gloucester Executive Producer $22K 2014
No Score Yet The Gift Producer 2014
93% Captain Phillips Executive Producer $107.2M 2013
No Score Yet The Day Kennedy Died Actor 2013
58% Safe Executive Producer $17.2M 2012
88% Shakespeare High Executive Producer 2012
87% Margin Call Sam Rogers $0.7M 2011
0% Father of Invention Robert Axle 2011
69% Horrible Bosses Dave Harken $117M 2011
No Score Yet Inseparable Chuck 2011
No Score Yet Megamall Actor 2011
40% Casino Jack Jack Abramoff $1.1M 2010
96% The Social Network Executive Producer $96.5M 2010
51% The Men Who Stare at Goats Larry Hooper $32.5M 2009
27% Shrink Henry Carter $93.8K 2009
90% Moon Gerty $4.8M 2009
81% Telstar (Telstar: The Joe Meek Story) Major Banks 2009
No Score Yet The Good Student Executive Producer 2008
32% Fanboys Producer $0.8M 2008
77% Recount Ron Klain 2008
35% 21 Producer Prof. Micky Rosa $81.2M 2008
No Score Yet Columbus Day Executive Producer Producer 2008
46% The Sasquatch Gang Producer 2007
20% Fred Claus Clyde $72M 2007
No Score Yet Bernard and Doris Executive Producer 2007
No Score Yet Machine Child Actor 2007
0% Edison (Edison Force) Wallace 2006
52% Mini's First Time Producer $22.3K 2006
75% Superman Returns Lex Luthor $200.2M 2006
No Score Yet Look Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman Narrator 2006
42% Beyond the Sea Director Producer Screenwriter Bobby Darin $6.2M 2004
34% The United States of Leland Producer Albert T. Fitzgerald $0.3M 2004
19% The Life of David Gale David Gale $19.6M 2003
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember Dr. Evil in Movie $213.1M 2002
No Score Yet Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music Actor 2002
No Score Yet Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War Narrator 2002
No Score Yet Uncle Frank Executive Producer 2002
55% The Shipping News Quoyle $11.5M 2001
41% K-PAX Prot $50.1M 2001
40% Pay It Forward Eugene Simonet $32.9M 2000
No Score Yet Interstate 84 Producer Executive Producer 2000
73% The Big Kahuna Producer Larry Mann 2000
14% Ordinary Decent Criminal Michael Lynch 2000
No Score Yet Forever Hollywood Actor 2000
88% American Beauty Lester Burnham 1999
59% Hurlyburly Mickey 1998
92% A Bug's Life Hopper 1998
75% The Negotiator Chris Sabian 1998
No Score Yet It's Tough to Be a Bug Actor 1998
49% Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Jim Williams 1997
99% L.A. Confidential Jack Vincennes 1997
81% Looking for Richard Buckingham 1996
50% Albino Alligator Director 1996
66% A Time to Kill Rufus Buckley 1996
81% Seven (Se7en) John Doe 1995
89% The Usual Suspects Roger `Verbal' Kint 1995
78% Swimming with Sharks Producer Buddy Ackerman 1995
57% Outbreak Casey Schuler 1995
No Score Yet Doomsday Gun Price 1994
72% The Ref Lloyd 1994
62% Iron Will Harry Kingsley 1994
25% Consenting Adults Eddy Otis 1992
95% Glengarry Glen Ross John Williamson 1992
No Score Yet Darrow Clarence Darrow 1991
No Score Yet When You Remember Me Wade 1990
60% Henry & June Osborn 1990
No Score Yet A Show of Force Frank Curtin 1990
50% Fall from Grace Jim Bakker 1990
60% Dad Mario 1989
28% See No Evil, Hear No Evil Kirgo 1989
85% Working Girl Bob Speck 1988
No Score Yet Rocket Gibraltar Dwayne Hanson 1988
No Score Yet The Murder of Mary Phagan Wes Brent 1988
No Score Yet Long Day's Journey into Night Jamie Tyrone 1987
47% Heartburn Subway Thief 1986

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

78% House of Cards
2013-2018
Producer Executive Producer Director Francis Underwood Frank Underwood Rep. Francis Underwood Rep. Frank Underwood
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
93% Manhunt
2017
Executive Producer
  • 2017
No Score Yet The F Word With Gordon Ramsay
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
73% Tony Awards
2015
  • 2017
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Meet the Press
1947
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Race for the White House
2016
Narrator Executive Producer
  • 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Narrator Appearing Voice
  • 2012
  • 2003
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2006
  • 2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest Performer
  • 2006
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice Narrator
  • 2001
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet Wiseguy
1987-1990
Mel Profitt
  • 1988
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Cole
  • 1987
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Clarence Darrow
No Score Yet House of Cards
Executive Producer Rep. Frank Underwood

QUOTES FROM Kevin Spacey CHARACTERS

Prot
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a beam of light to catch.
Quoyle
Deadly storm takes house. Leaves excellent view.
Dale
Penis?!
Wetwork Man
Penis?!
Dale Arbus
Penis?!
Dave Harken
PEANUTS!
Dale Arbus
Oh peanuts!
Dale
Oh my god, peanuts! Your allergic to peanuts!
Wetwork Man
Oh my god, peanuts! You're allergic to peanuts!
Larry
The carrot sticks went to my head.
Hopper
You little termites!! I gave you a second chance, and this is all I get!
Princess Atta
But, Hopper, we ran out of time!
Hopper
Have you been playing all summer? You think this is a game?
Princess Atta
No, no please don't do this.
Hopper
Well, get what? You just lost! Not one ant sleeps until we get every scrap of food, on this island!
Molt
Just do what he says. You don't want to make him mad, believe me.
Hopper
No, no, no. You're staying with me your highness.
Prot
Doctor, doctor, doctor, doctor. How many doctors are there on this planet?
Hopper
Do I look stupid to you? Let's just think logically shall we? Let's just think about it for a second. If it was up there would I be coming down to your level looking for it? Why am I even talking to you? You're not the queen, you don't even smell like the queen.
Hopper
So, where is it? Where's my food!
Princess Atta
Isn't it up...there?
Hopper
What?!
Princess Atta
The food was in a leaf.
Hopper
(interrupts) Excuse me!?
Princess Atta
Are you sure it's not up there?
Hopper
Are you saying I'm stupid?
Princess Atta
No.
Lester Burnham
I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but it's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once and it's too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it. And then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life. You have no idea what I'm talking about I'm sure, but don't worry, you will someday.
Lester Burnham
I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me. But it's hard o stay mad when there is so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I am seeing it all at once, and it is too much. My heart fills up like a ballon that is about to burst. And then I remember to relax. And stop trying to hold on to it. And then it flows through me like rain. And I can feel anything but gratitude for every moment of my stupid little life. You have no idea what I'm talking about do you? But don't worry you will someday.
Sam Bell
I’ve set your computer to reboot the second I’ve blasted off.
Sam Bell
I've set your computer to reboot the second I've blasted off.
Gerty
Okay, Sam.
Sam Bell
Thanks for all your help, Gerty. I wish I could say I was going to miss you, buddy, but to be honest, I can’t wait to get away from here.
Sam Bell
Thanks for all your help, Gerty. I wish I could say I was going to miss you, buddy, but to be honest, I can't wait to get away from here.
Gerty
I understand, Sam. I hope life is everything you remember it to be.
Gerty
I understand, Sam. I hope life is everything you remember it to be.
Sam Bell
Thanks. Are you
Sam Bell
Thanks. Are you
Gerty
Of course. The new Sam and I * will be back to our programming as soon as I have finished rebooting.
Gerty
Of course. The new Sam and I will be back to our programming as soon as I have finished rebooting.
Sam Bell
Gerty, I’m not programmed.
Sam Bell
Gerty, I'm not programmed.
Sam Bell
Gerty, am I a clone?
Gerty
Yes, Sam.
Gerty
We could run some tests. (a beat) I haven’t reported anything to central, Sam. They don’t know you were recovered alive from the accident.
Gerty
We could run some tests. [a beat] I haven?t reported anything to central, Sam. They don't know you were recovered alive from the accident.
Sam Bell
Recovered alive? What do you mean? Why haven’t you reported to central?
Sam Bell
Recovered alive? What do you mean? Why haven't you reported to central?
Gerty
I’m here to keep you safe, Sam. I want to help you. Are you hungry?
Gerty
I'm here to keep you safe, Sam. I want to help you. Are you hungry?
Gerty
Sam, what is it?
Sam Bell
Something doesn’t feel right, that’s all.
Sam Bell
Something doesn't feel right, that's all.
Gerty
Sam, it might help to talk about it.
Lester Burnham
I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me. But it's hard o stay mad when there is so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I am seeing it all at once, and it is too much. My heart fills up like a ballon that is about to burst. And then I remember to relax. And stop trying to hold on to it. And then it flows through me like rain. And I can feel anything but gratitude for every moment of my stupid little life. You have no idea what I'm talking about do you? But don't worry you will someday.
Bobby Darin
It turns out I can do whatever the F I want.
Gus
Let's get one thing straight. From now on, the only person who yells is me. Why? Because I have a gun. People who have guns can do whatever they want. Married people without guns, for instance, you...
Caroline
Um-hum.
Lloyd
Um-hum.
Gus
Do not get to yell. Why? No guns! No guns! No yelling! Simple little equation!
Lester Burnham
This isn't life! This is just stuff! And it's become more important to you than living!
Lester Burnham
I feel like I've been in a coma for the past twenty years. And I'm just now waking up.
Hopper
Let this be a lesson to all you ants! Ideas are very dangerous things! You are mindless, soil-shoving losers, put on this Earth to serve us!
Flik
You're wrong, Hopper. Ants are not meant to serve grasshoppers. I've seen these ants do great things, and year after year they somehow manage to pick food for themselves *and* you. So-so who is the weaker species? Ants don't serve grasshoppers! It's *you* who need *us*! We're a lot stronger than you say we are... And you know it, don't you?
Lester Burnham
I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life... You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry... you will someday.
Ricky Fitts
I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life... You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry... you will someday.
John Doe
Wanting people to listen, you can't just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you'll notice you've got their strict attention.
John Doe
What sick ridiculous puppets we are / and what gross little stage we dance on / What fun we have dancing and fucking / Not a care in the world / Not knowing that we are nothing / We are not what was intended.
John Doe
A woman--so ugly on the inside she couldn't bear to go on living if she couldn't be beautiful on the outside. A drug dealer, a drug dealing pederast, actually! And let's not forget the disease-spreading whore! Only in a world this shitty could you even try to say these were innocent people and keep a straight face. But that's the point. We see a deadly sin on every street corner, in every home, and we tolerate it. We tolerate it because it's common, it's trivial. We tolerate it morning, noon, and night. Well, not anymore. I'm setting the example. What I've done is going to be puzzled over and studied and followed...forever.
Lester Burnham
Remember those posters that said, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life"? Well, that's true of every day but one - the day you die.
Lester Burnham
Remember those posters that said, 'Today is the first day of the rest of your life'? Well, that's true of every day but one - the day you die.
Roger "Verbal" Kint
Are you trying to get a rise out of me, Agent Kujan?
Roger "Verbal" Kint
"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist."
Roger "Verbal" Kint
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Kurt Buckman
Oh, and to answer your question, that was your wife.
Dave Harken
You fucked my wife?
Kurt Buckman
I fucked your wife!!
Kurt Buckman
I fucked your wife!
Lester Burnham
I'm just an ordinary guy with nothing to lose.
Lester Burnham
My Name Is Lester Burham.
Lester Burnham
My name is Lester Burnham.
Roger "Verbal" Kint
How do you shoot the devil in the back? What if you miss?
Caroline Burnham
Lester you're gonna spill beer on the couch.
Lester Burnham
[Pauses, gets up] So what? It's just a couch.
Caroline Burnham
This is a $4,000 sofa upholstered with Italian silk! This is not just a couch!
Lester Burnham
IT'S JUST A COUCH! This isn't life! This is just stuff. And it's become more important to you than living. Well, honey, that's just nuts.[she leaves] I'm only trying to help you!
Dr. Evil (in Movie)
How about you don't 'ladies and gentlemen, Scotty don't.'
Sam Rogers
We dont sell anything to anybody unless they are going to come back for more.
David Mills
"It's a dead dog!"
David Mills
It's a dead dog!
John Doe
"I didn't do that."
John Doe
I didn't do that.
John Doe
Whoa man, balls.
Lester Burnham
You guys do what you want and I don't complain....
Lester Burnham
You guys do what you want and I don't complain...
Caroline Burnham
You dont complain oh please well i must be psychotic then. If you don't complain WHAT IS THIS!
Caroline Burnham
You don't complain oh please well I must be psychotic then. If you don't complain WHAT IS THIS!
Lester Burnham
[ Throws dinner plate at the wall and pauses] Don't Interrupt Me Honey.
Lester Burnham
[throws dinner plate at the wall and pauses] Don't Interrupt Me Honey.
Lester Burnham
my name is Lester Burnham. this is my neighborhood. this is my street. this is my life . I am 42 years old and in less then a year I will be dead.
Lester Burnham
My name is Lester Burnham. This is my neighborhood. this is my street. This is my life . I am 42 years old and in less then a year I will be dead.
Lester Burnham
My name is Lester Burnham. This is my neighborhood. this is my street. This is my life. I am 42 years old and in less then a year I will be dead.
John Doe
It's more comfortable for you to label me as insane.
David Mills
It's VERY comfortable.
Larry
Love has a lot of counterfeits.
Larry
In geologic time, we just met; however, in dog years, we go way back.
Lester Burnham
This isn't life, it's just stuff. And it's become more important to you than living. Well, honey, that's just nuts
Lester Burnham
This isn't life, it's just stuff. And it's become more important to you than living. Well, honey, that's just nuts.
Larry Hooper
We're not doing that one anymore, idiot!
Larry Hooper
(twizzlers) God I love these things.
Larry Hooper
(Twizzlers) God I love these things.
Lyn Cassady
I told you. I remote viewed you.
Larry Hooper
THis could be the new age for Psychic research.
Bill Django
I pray my boots will always kiss your face (earth).
Lyn Cassady
If the exact target of the mission was known, it wouldn't take a Jedi would it?
Larry Hooper
Well sir, we do have the Goat Lab.
Lyn Cassady
I'd used my powers for evil.
Lyn Cassady
the Death Touch.
Larry Hooper
Turns out there are certain people very interested in the New Earth Army.
Larry Hooper
I see a tin mug.
Larry Hooper
No, its a man sitting in a chair (true, Lincoln's Monument)
Larry Hooper
No, its a man sitting in a chair [true, Lincoln's Monument]
Bob Wilton
Only true human beings may carry the Eagle feather.
Bob Wilton
As Bill said, the truth truely was with this one.
Bob Wilton
Its been said he could do a tug of war with a dozen men and not move an inch.
Roger "Verbal" Kint
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Lex Luthor
(after seeing Lois and her son on his yacht) Miss Lane?
Lex Luthor
[after seeing Lois and her son on his yacht] Miss Lane?
David Mills
Wait, I thought all you did was kill innocent people.
John Doe
Innocent? Is that supposed to be funny? An obese man... a disgusting man who could barely stand up; a man who if you saw him on the street, you'd point him out to your friends so that they could join you in mocking him; a man, who if you saw him while you were eating, you wouldn't be able to finish your meal. After him, I picked the lawyer and I know you both must have been secretly thanking me for that one. This is a man who dedicated his life to making money by lying with every breath that he could muster to keeping murderers and rapists on the streets!
David Mills
Murderers?
John Doe
A woman...
David Mills
Murderers, John, like yourself?
John Doe
A woman... so ugly on the inside she couldn't bear to go on living if she couldn't be beautiful on the outside. A drug dealer, a drug dealing pederast, actually! And let's not forget the disease-spreading whore! Only in a world this shitty could you even try to say these were innocent people and keep a straight face. But that's the point. We see a deadly sin on every street corner, in every home, and we tolerate it. We tolerate it because it's common, it's trivial. We tolerate it morning, noon, and night. Well, not anymore. I'm setting the example. What I've done is going to be puzzled over and studied and followed... forever.
Chris Sabian
I once talked a guy out of blowing up the Sears Tower but I can't talk my wife out of the bedroom or my kid off the phone.
Lester Burnham
[narrating] Janie's a pretty typical teenager. Angry, insecure, confused. I wish I could tell her that's all going to pass, but I don't want to lie to her.
Caroline Burnham
WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING?!
Lester Burnham
Uh Oh,Mom's mad.Bench presses. I'm going to wail on my pecs and then I'm gonna do my back.
Lester Burnham
Uh Oh,Mom's mad. Bench presses. I'm going to wail on my pecs and then I'm gonna do my back.
Dr. Evil (in Movie)
Are those, "frickin sharks with "frickin laser beams attached to their heads?"
Dr. Evil (in Movie)
Are those, frickin' sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads?
Lex Luthor
Come on, let me hear you say it, just once!
Lois Lane
Your insane-
Lex Luthor
No! Not that, no, the other thing!
Lois Lane
Superman will-
Lex Luthor
WRONG!
Lester Burnham
Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much: my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst, and then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life. You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry, you will someday.
Lester Burnham
I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but it's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world.
Sam Bell
Who's the guy in the rec room?
Gerty
Sam Bell...You are Sam Bell
Gerty
Sam Bell...You are Sam Bell.
John Doe
Detective Mills...Detective Mills...DETECTIVE! I believe you're looking for me.
John Doe
Detective Mills... Detective Mills... DETECTIVE! I believe you're looking for me.
Lester Burnham
Today I quit my job. Then, I told my boss to go fuck himself, and then I blackmailed him for almost $60,000, (no pause) Pass the asparagus.
Lester Burnham
Today I quit my job. Then, I told my boss to go fuck himself, and then I blackmailed him for almost $60,000, [no pause] Pass the asparagus.
Caroline Burnham
Uh, whose car is that out front?
Lester Burnham
Mine. 1970 Pontiac Firebird. The car I've always wanted and now I have it. I rule!
Dr. Evil (in Movie)
Preparations A through G were a complete failure. But now, ladies and gentlemen, we finally have a working tractor beam, which we shall call... Preparation H.
Dr. Evil (in Movie)
I don't speak freaky deaky Dutch!
Dr. Evil (in Movie)
You know Goldmember, I don't speak freaky-deaky Dutch.
Sam Rogers
Your selling something that you know has no value.
Gerty
They are memory implants of the previous Sam clones.
Gerty
They are memory implants, Sam.
Buddy Kane
Man... You are one twisted f*ck.
Lester Burnham
Nope. I'm just an ordinary guy with nothing to lose.
Hopper
You piece of dirt! No, I'm wrong. You're lower than dirt. You're an ant!
Roger "Verbal" Kint
You think you can catch Keyser Soze? You think a guy like that comes this close to getting caught, and sticks his head out? If he comes up for anything it'll be to get rid of me. After that... my guess is you'll never hear from him again.
Roger "Verbal" Kint
You think you can catch Keyser Soze? You think a guy like that comes this close to getting caught and sticks his head out? If he comes up for anything, it will be to get rid of me. After that... my guess is you'll never hear from him again.
Lester Burnham
That's....what....You.....Think!
Lester Burnham
That's... What... You... Think.
Caroline Burnham
Lester, just stop it!
Lester Burnham
No, no. You... don't get to tell me what to do... ever... again.
Lester Burnham
You don't get to tell me what to do ever again.
Caroline Burnham
[Carolyn and Buddy have just been caught kissing by Lester] We were just at a seminar. Emm... Buddy, this is my....
Caroline Burnham
[Carolyn and Buddy have just been caught kissing by Lester] We were just at a seminar. Emm... buddy, this is my....
Lester Burnham
Her husband. We've met before but something tells me you're going to remember me this time.
Lester Burnham
Smile! You're at Mr. Smiley's!
Lester Burnham
Smile! You're at Mr. Smiley's.
Lester Burnham
Well, just what sort of severance package is management prepared to offer me, considering the information I have about our editorial director buying pussy with company money?
Lester Burnham
"Honey, this is Ricky (laugh) Fitz"
Lester Burnham
Honey, this is Ricky (laugh) Fitts.
Lester Burnham
"You bloodless, money-grubbing freak."
Lester Burnham
You're one to talk, you bloodless, money-grubbing freak.
John Doe
Wanting people to listen, you can't just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you'll notice you've got their strict attention.
Roger "Verbal" Kint
Keaton always said, "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of him.". Well, I believe in God and the only thing that scares me is Keyser Soze.
Roger "Verbal" Kint
Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is Keyser Soze.
John Doe
I don't expect you to accept it but I didn't choose; I was chosen.
John Doe
It's not something I would expect you to accept. But I did not choose. I was chosen.
Lester Burnham
Look at me, jerking off in the shower... This will be the high point of my day; it's all downhill from here.
Lester Burnham
Look at me, jerking off in the shower. This will be the high point of my day; it's all downhill from here.
Lester Burnham
Well you know what? I've changed! And the new me whacks off when he feels horny!
Caroline Burnham
You know, this really doesn't concern you.
Lester Burnham
Well, actually, Janine is Senior Drive-thru Manager so you are on her turf.
Lester Burnham
I'm tired of this Lawrence Welk shit!
Lester Burnham
[sits back down to eat] Oh, yeah, and one more thing, from now on we're going to have alternate dinner music because frankly - and I don't think I'm alone here...
Lester Burnham
[sits back down to eat] Oh, yeah, and one more thing, from now on we're going to have alternate dinner music because frankly - and I don't think I'm alone here.
Lester Burnham
Lester throws the asparagus plate at the wall] Don't interrupt me, honey!
Lester Burnham
[Lester throws the asparagus plate at the wall] Don't interrupt me, honey!
Lester Burnham
I am sick and tired of being treated like I don't exist. You two do whatever you want, whenever you want to do it, and I don't complain.
Colonel Fitts
Oh, you don't complain? Then please, excuse me, I must be psychotic, then! If you don't complain, what is this? Yeah, let's bring in the laugh-meter and see how loud it gets
Colonel Fitts
Oh, you don't complain? Then please, excuse me, I must be psychotic, then! If you don't complain, what is this? Yeah, let's bring in the laugh-meter and see how loud it gets.
Caroline Burnham
Oh, you don't complain? Then please, excuse me, I must be psychotic, then! If you don't complain, what is this? Yeah, let's bring in the laugh-meter and see how loud it gets.
Colonel Fitts
This isn't life! This is just stuff! And it's become more important to you than living!
Lester Burnham
This isn't life! This is just stuff! And it's become more important to you than living!
Lester Burnham
Spec-ta-cular!
Lester Burnham
Will someone please pass the fucking asparagus?
Lester Burnham
It's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you've forgotten about.
Caroline Burnham
Lester I refuse to live like this! This is not a marriage!
Lester Burnham
This hasn't been a marriage, for years, but you were happy as long as I kept my mouth shut. Well guess what, I've changed! And the new me whacks off when he feels horny, because you're obviously not gonna help me out in that department!
Lester Burnham
Oh Carolyn, when did you become so... joyless?
Lester Burnham
Oh Carolyn, when did you become so, joyless?
Caroline Burnham
Joyless? I'm not joyless. There happens to be a lot about me that you don't know, Mr. Smarty Man. There's plenty of joy in my life.
Lester Burnham
Good. I'm looking for the least possible amount of responsibility.
Lester Burnham
I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life... You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry... you will someday.
Lester Burnham
I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life. You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry, you will someday.
Lester Burnham
This isn't life! This is just stuff and its become more important to you than living.
Roger "Verbal" Kint
And like that... he's gone.
Jack Vincennes
Oh, lookee here: the great jerkoff case of 1953.
Gerty
I hope life on Earth is everything you remember it to be.
Jack Abramoff
Washington is like Hollywood, but with uglier faces.
Roger "Verbal" Kint
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Roger "Verbal" Kint
Who is Keyser Söze?
Roger "Verbal" Kint
Who is Kaiser Sose?
Lester Burnham
IT'S JUST A COUCH! This isn't life! This is just stuff and its become more important to you than living. Well honey, that's just nuts.
Lester Burnham
[shouts] It's just a couch!