Actor Leonardo DiCaprio's "Titanic" declaration "I'm the king of the world!" has been voted the cheesiest line in modern movie history, according to a survey of 2,000 moviegoers.Actually, I always thought "you had me at hello." was a decent line. And the Braveheart line is good for the occasion. I guess I'm not clear on what defines a cheesy line. I guess romantic lines don't sound good to onlookers.
Patrick Swayze's famous line in "Dirty Dancing" - "Nobody puts Baby in the corner" - came in second in the survey, conducted by the BBC.
And "Is it still raining? I hadn't noticed," uttered by Andie MacDowell at the end of "Four Weddings and a Funeral," was placed third by the Brits questioned.
Swayze makes another unenviable appearance at fourth place in "Ghost." "I love you," co-star Demi Moore says, to which Swayze replies: "Ditto."
"Top Gun" landed in fifth for the moment Val Kilmer tells Tom Cruise: "You can be my wing man anytime."
Julia Roberts' line from "Notting Hill" - "I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her" - was voted sixth.
Bill Pullman is seventh, as the U.S. President vowing to fight off alien invasion: "Today we celebrate our Independence Day."
Eighth went to Mel Gibson's "Braveheart" declaration: "They may take our lives, but they will never take our freedom!"
Renee Zellweger was ninth on the list for the line in "Jerry Maguire" when she says to Tom Cruise: "You had me at hello."
And a line delivered by Kevin Costner in his flop "The Postman" rounds off the top 10.
"You're a godsend, a savior," a blind woman tells him. "No," he replies. "I'm a postman."
Monday, December 06, 2004
Here are the ten cheesiest lines in movies.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 6:32 PM