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Zeldar
03-03-2009, 10:29 AM
"Most famous" is just a teaser in the title. Let's go with "best associated" or "likely to be remembered by" or longer phrases like that.

Best example I can think of, and trigger for the thread, is:

Brando as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire: "Stella!"

Top that, if possible.

(With credit for the basic idea to the thread asking for one-line actors' movies.)

ShibbOleth
03-03-2009, 10:32 AM
Jack Benny's "Rochester!"

Jimmy Durante's "Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are!"

wolfman
03-03-2009, 10:32 AM
top that, if possible.
Khaaaaaaaannnnnnn!!

dasgupta
03-03-2009, 10:32 AM
Until "Win Ben Stein's Money", he'd probably be most remembered for...

"Bueller... Bueller... Bueller..."

jk1245
03-03-2009, 10:35 AM
Stallone for "Yo, Adrian"

Spatial Rift 47
03-03-2009, 10:41 AM
Khaaaaaaaannnnnnn!!

And/or "Beam me up, Scotty," despite that exact line not actually having been said in the show.

Annie-Xmas
03-03-2009, 10:47 AM
Bond. James Bond.

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
03-03-2009, 10:52 AM
Brando as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire: "Stella!"

Top that, if possible.


Cary Grant: "Judy, Judy, Judy!"

It's a topper because it's his most famous line even though he never actually said it.

astorian
03-03-2009, 10:52 AM
Even though he probably never really said it, Cary Grant's most famous line is undoubtedly, "Judy, Judy, Judy!"

postcards
03-03-2009, 11:05 AM
"My name is Indigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

Zeldar
03-03-2009, 11:07 AM
Brandon DeWilde: "Shane!"

Sitnam
03-03-2009, 11:07 AM
Two that are famous but were never said:

"Elementary, my dear Watson."

"Play it again, Sam."

Eleanor of Aquitaine
03-03-2009, 11:38 AM
And/or "Beam me up, Scotty," despite that exact line not actually having been said in the show.Along with: "He's dead, Jim."

Zeldar
03-03-2009, 11:41 AM
Dustin Hoffman: "Mrs. Robinson." (maybe not MOST famous, but definitely associated with.) And didn't he scream out Ross's character's name at the end?

Annie-Xmas
03-03-2009, 11:51 AM
At the church behind the glass: ELAINE. And she shouts back "BEN" and all hell breaks lose.

Zeldar
03-03-2009, 11:58 AM
At the church behind the glass: ELAINE. And she shouts back "BEN" and all hell breaks lose.

Thanks. I need to see that movie again. It's been decades.

Ethilrist
03-03-2009, 12:03 PM
Bond. James Bond.

That's so sad; they all have to share their most famous line.

I-VI-ii-V
03-03-2009, 12:05 PM
Seinfeld: "[Hello] Newman"

want2know
03-03-2009, 12:22 PM
"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!"--Eve Plumb

Zeldar
03-03-2009, 12:26 PM
"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!"--Eve Plumb

"Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman." (Wouldn't have thought of it on a bet, until your post. Thanks?)

Annie-Xmas
03-03-2009, 12:34 PM
Seinfeld: "[Hello] Newman"

Newman: "[Hello] Jerry"

Zeldar
03-03-2009, 12:38 PM
Too old (and a radio gig to boot) for many to remember.

Eve Arden: "Henry? Henry Aldrich?"

Don Draper
03-03-2009, 12:43 PM
"Gilligan!"

"Genie!"

"Sam!" (Samantha Stephens, that is)

"Abner!"

"Fred!"

"WILMA!"

"PYYYYYLE!!"

WormTheRed
03-03-2009, 12:46 PM
Only one man would dare to give me the raspberry. Lone Star! - Lord Helmet

ZipperJJ
03-03-2009, 01:00 PM
Good night, JohnBoy.

Marley23
03-03-2009, 01:12 PM
"Give us the money Lebowski!" is probably Peter Stormare's most famous line.

RealityChuck
03-03-2009, 01:24 PM
"'Tain't funny, McGee"

"Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard."

"Mr. Interlocutor! Mr. Interlocutor!"

Spoke
03-03-2009, 01:26 PM
"Gilligan!"

"Genie!"

"Sam!" (Samantha Stephens, that is)

"Abner!"

"Fred!"

"WILMA!"

"PYYYYYLE!!"


Jetson!!!

tr0psn4j
03-03-2009, 01:46 PM
"Marsha, Marsha Marsha" is the line I associate most with Marsha Brady (or I guess the actor that played Marsha Brady).

BubbaDog
03-03-2009, 02:00 PM
Timmay!

Oh my god, they killed Kenny.

Honestly! I thought these would have been posted about the time Inigo showed up

after edit -

Lucy, you got some splainin' to do.

from_a_to_z
03-03-2009, 02:08 PM
"John."
"Marsha."

tr0psn4j
03-03-2009, 02:08 PM
"Marsha, Marsha Marsha" is the line I associate most with Marsha Brady (or I guess the actor that played Marsha Brady).

My quote works but I typed it before I had my coffee so the sentence following it makes no sense.

lieu
03-03-2009, 02:11 PM
Tuco: Blondie!

vd
03-03-2009, 02:15 PM
"Skinner!"

"Hi SuperNintendo Chalmers!"

"Oh, Mr. Grant!"

"Mr. McGee, don't make me angry..."

AppallingGael
03-03-2009, 02:18 PM
"Schlemmer!"

Ok, "most famous" is a stretch. But at least it's a legitimate quote.

Morbo
03-03-2009, 02:22 PM
How about Nova from Beneath The Planet Of The Apes: "Taylor!!" (Her only line in both movies)

KneadToKnow
03-03-2009, 02:23 PM
"Give us the money Lebowski!" is probably Peter Stormare's most famous line.

Not in my house. At least not while there's unguent.

GargoyleWB
03-03-2009, 02:42 PM
[waggles finger]
...Elliot...

Cerowyn
03-03-2009, 02:55 PM
"Hooooogan!" - Col. Klinch

lieu
03-03-2009, 03:15 PM
Gardner Barnes: "We got to dig up Dom."

KneadToKnow
03-03-2009, 03:19 PM
"Rick! Help me, Rick!"

tr0psn4j
03-03-2009, 03:25 PM
"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." Another Bogart quote from Casablanca.

postcards
03-03-2009, 03:35 PM
'Taint funny, Mcgee!

Finagle
03-03-2009, 03:36 PM
"Rosebud"

notfrommensa
03-03-2009, 03:48 PM
Hello, this is Carlton, your doorman.

Hi, I'm Larry, this is my brother Darryl and my other brother Darryl.

Ward, you were a little hard on the Beaver last night.

Zeldar
03-03-2009, 03:49 PM
"Rosebud"

Other than a sled and somebody's private parts, was "Rosebud" ever used as a name for a person? Just asking.

Tom Scud
03-03-2009, 03:56 PM
[waggles finger]
...Elliot...

No, his most famous line is "Phone hooome"

sir viks
03-03-2009, 04:00 PM
They call me MISTER TIBBS!!

tds1273
03-03-2009, 04:10 PM
"I am McLovin"

tdn
03-03-2009, 04:12 PM
Anyong

The Second Stone
03-03-2009, 04:16 PM
Ha! I get to say it!


Rollo Tomesi.

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