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We’ve had alot of shark sightings off the coast of Massachusetts this year, but one news story back a week or so ago particularly caught my eye. Someone(s) with a great sense of humor wrote in the sand “You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat.”

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This reference to the movie Jaws started me thinking about what makes certain movie lines iconic. Is it the writing itself or the actor/actress who says it? Or is it a combination? For instance, would that memorable quote from in Jaws be forever stuck in our minds if another actor instead of Roy Schneider had spoken it? I’m not sure what the answer is but I’d love to hear what others think. This has also led me to start mulling over what my top ten movie lines are so…

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1987 – The Princess Bride ~ Inigo Montoya/Mandy Patinkin

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1987 – The Princess Bride ~ Vizzini/Wallace Shawn

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1987 – The Princess Bride – Westley/Cary Elwes

Obviously I’m obsessed with The Princess Bride, but seriously! ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES EVER! Ahem. But I digress. Here’s the others on my list.

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1977 – Star Wars ~ Han Solo/Harrison Ford

5. Gollum

2002 – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ~ Gollum/ Andy Serkis

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1939 – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes ~ Sherlock Holmes/Basil Rathbone

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1975 – Jaws ~ Chief Martin Brody/Roy Schneider

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1939 – Gone With the Wind ~ Rhett Butler/Clark Gable

9. Johnny-Castle ” Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

1987 – Dirty Dancing ~ Johnny Castle/ Patrick Swayze

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1939 – The Wizard of Oz ~ Dorothy Gale/Judy Garland


In case you want to see the American Film Institute’s top 100, check it out at: