What are some signature lines by some actors, i.e. what lines do you think of first when you think of an actor. Not necessarily his or her best role, but the line you would guess they get quoted back to them the most.
For example, I recall reading Paul Giamatti constantly getting people telling him, “I will NOT drink fucking Merlot!”
I am not sure about Tom Hanks. It’s either “Life is like a box of chocolates.” or “Houston, we have a problem”.
I recall reading somewhere that Ian McShane from Deadwood was constantly being asked to call people “Cocksucker!!”, as it seemed to be his character’s favorite word. When he was a guest on Bill Maher’s show, Bill leaned over and said, “Ian, call me a cocksucker!”
Alec Baldwin: "Put that coffee down- coffee is for CLOSERS!"
Joe Pesci: "What do mean I’m funny?"
Christopher Guest: "This one goes to eleven."
Marlon Brando: (tie) ***“Stellaaaaaaaaaa!” ***or "I could’ve been a contender."
“Play it again, Sam” was never in a Humphrey Bogart movie either, although he certainly is associated with the phrase. It’s a distillation of a longer piece of dialogue.
Bette Davis: “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”
Lauren Bacall: “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? Just put your lips together and blow.”
“Get Smart” was loaded with catchphrases - “Sorry about that, Chief,” “Missed it by that much,” etc. - but at least one originally belonged to the actor Don Adams. From a routine on his first comedy LP:
Faversham: You think you’ve got me, but I have you surrounded by the entire mounted 17th Bengal Lancers.
Khan: I don’t believe you.
Faversham: Would you believe the First Bengal Lancers?
Faversham: How about Gunga Din on a donkey?