“…ambition is false fame and will fall, death will reign, man falls in vain…” – Chieko Naniwa as the Old Ghost Woman
“I feel a lot of distance, and I feel far away.” – Robert DeNiro as Michael
“Maggie walked through that door with nothing buts guts.” – Morgan Freeman as Eddie Dupris
“Find a truly original idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only way I will ever matter.” – Russell Crowe as John Nash
“I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.” – Don Cheadle as Graham
While this film is considered one of the weakest Best Picture winners, it is also another example of Stewart’s skill.
“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Barry Corbin as Ellis
“Now I’m gonna bust your ass for those three bags and I’m gonna nail you for picking your feet in Poughkeepsie.” – Gene Hackman as Jimmy Doyle