Who Said That Hollywood Speech Quiz

Sometimes they’re as cheesy as a badly cooked pizza … but a good speech has the power to make you laugh, inspire a standing ovation or, dare we admit it, bring a tear to the eye.
How many famous movie speeches do you know? Test yourself below...

1. “If I asked you about art you'd probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo? You know a lot about him. Life’s work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientation, the whole works, right? But I bet you can’t tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You’ve never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling. Seen that. If I asked you about women you’d probably give me a syllabus of your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can’t tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy."

A. John Keating in Dead Poet’s Society
B. Sean in Good Will Hunting
C. Mitch in Patch Adams

2. “The enemy outnumber us a paltry 3 to 1, good odds for any Greek. This day we rescue a world from mysticism and tyranny and usher in a future brighter than anything we can imagine!"

A. Archilles in Troy
B. Zeus in Hercules
C. Dilios in 300

3. “The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward."

A. Rocky in Rocky Balboa
B. The Bride in Kill Bill Volume 1
C. Mr Han in The Karate Kid

4. “Dear Lord Baby Jesus, or as our brothers in the South call you: Jesús
We thank you so much for this bountiful harvest of Dominos, KFC, and the always delicious Taco Bell. I just want to take time to say thank you for my family: my two beautiful, beautiful, handsome striking sons, Walker and Texas Ranger, or TR as we call him. And, of course, my red hot smokin' wife, Carley, who is a stone cold fox, who if you would rate her ass on 100, it would easily be a 94."

A. Dale Doback in Step Brothers
B. Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights
C. Chazz Michael Michaels in Blades of Glory

5. “At my signal, unleash hell!“

A. Maximus in Gladiator
B. Arthur in King Arthur
C. Robin Longstride in Robin Hood

6. “Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms - greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge - has marked the upward surge of mankind."

A. Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street
B. Jared Vennett in The Big Short
C. Gordon Gekko in Wall Street

7. “You smell that? Do you smell that? ... Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning."

A. Colonel Bill Kilgore in Apocalypse Now
B. Desmond Doss in Hacksaw Ridge
C. Captain Miller in Saving Private Ryan

8. “My existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth – because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty – we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use 'em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I'd rather you just said thank you and went on your way."

A. Avner in Munich
B. Colonel Jessep in A Few Good Men
C. Mick Haller in The Lincoln Lawyer

9. “Hunt them down! Do not stop until they are found! You do not know pain, you do not know fear. You will taste man-flesh!"

A. Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride
B. The White Witch in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
C. Sauron in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

10. “Value this time in your life kids, because this is the time in your life when you still have your choices, and it goes by so quickly. When you're a teenager you think you can do anything, and you do. Your twenties are a blur. Your thirties, you raise your family, you make a little money and you think to yourself, "What happened to my twenties?" Your forties, you grow a little pot belly you grow another chin. The music starts to get too loud and one of your old girlfriends from high school becomes a grandmother. Your fifties you have a minor surgery. You'll call it a procedure, but it's a surgery. Your sixties you have a major surgery, the music is still loud but it doesn't matter because you can't hear it anyway. Seventies, you and the wife retire to Fort Lauderdale, you start eating dinner at two, lunch around ten, breakfast the night before. And you spend most of your time wandering around malls looking for the ultimate in soft yogurt and muttering "how come the kids don't call?" By your eighties, you've had a major stroke, and you end up babbling to some Jamaican nurse who your wife can't stand but who you call mama. Any questions?"

A. Mitch in City Slickers
B. Miles in Sideways
C. Lester Burnham in American Beauty


How did you score?

ANSWERS: 1B (Good Will Hunting), 2C (300); 3A (Rocky Balboa); 4B (Talladega Nights); 5A (Gladiator); 6C (Wall Street); 7A (Apocalypse Now); 8B (A Few Good Men); 9C (LOTR The Fellowship of the Ring); 10A (City Slickers)

0-3 Correct.... Start Netflixing, my friend.
Your ridiculously low score tells us that you would rather do, well, just about anything other than watch a movie. We’re shocked. Do you even own a television?

4-6 Correct.... Not bad, but there’s always room for a movie marathon.
You’re no slouch when it comes to famous speeches, but it seems there are still a few gaps in your knowledge. Time for a few weekends on the couch with the remote control and some popcorn.

7-10 Correct.... Seriously impressive.
We’re guessing you a) have about 500 DVDs in your collection; b) spend all your money on Netflix, Foxtel, Stan and/or movie tickets and c) are good for a movie recommendation from any genre. Can we be your friend?



Source: [Touchstone Pictures]

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