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Greatest Classic Biopic Speeches: 4 Memorable Monologues

By    |   Thursday, 07 May 2015 05:02 PM

According to American Movie Classics, biopic movies combine biography and pictures to tell the story of historical figures, including politicians, celebrities, entertainers, and even criminals.

Biopic movies produce some of the best classic speeches, here are four:

1. "Schindler's List" (1993)


At one point during the movie, Germany has surrendered and Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) bids the factory workers farewell:

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"I'm a member of the Nazi party. I'm a munitions manufacturer. I'm a profiteer of slave labor. I am a criminal. At midnight, you'll be free and I'll be hunted. I shall remain with you until five minutes after midnight. After which time, and I hope you'll forgive me, I have to flee."

2. "Erin Brockovich" (2000)

Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) is angry because the amount of compensation — $20 million to be divided between 400 or more plaintiffs is insufficient:

"So before you come back here with another lame-ass offer, I want you to think real hard about what your spine is worth, Mr. Walker. Or what you might expect someone to pay you for your uterus, Ms. Sanchez? Then you take out your calculator and you multiply that number by a hundred. Anything less than that is a waste of our time. By the way, we had that water brought in special for you folks. It came from a well in Hinkley."

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3. "Patton" (1970)

General George S. Patton, Jr. (George C. Scott) gives a rousing speech as he addresses his troops:

"Now, an army is a team — it lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of crap. The bilious bastards who wrote that stuff about individuality for the Saturday Evening Post don't know anything more about real battle than they do about fornicating. Now, we have the finest food and equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world. You know, by God, I actually pity those poor bastards we're goin' up against. By God, I do. We're not just gonna shoot the bastard, we're going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We're going to murder those lousy Hun bastards by the bushel."

4. "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942)

This classic movie depicts the life of George M. Cohan, a musical composer, actor, dancer and singer. A "hit" at the age of 13, Georgie is upset and confused after other kids beat him up and wonders if he will have to endure more of it. Jerry Cohan (Walter Huston) uses the incident to teach his son about arrogance and conceit in this biopic speech:

"Yes. And matinees, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Georgie, those boys did you a great favor and they saved me a lot of trouble. You know, most actors give their whole lives to their profession without once scoring a hit. You're lucky. You're a hit at the age of 13. I've been in this business a long time, and I've never met a performer who, in the long run, wouldn't rather be a great guy than a great actor. That is, until I made your acquaintance."

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