“Tropic Thunder” quotes

(2008)
Plot – The action movie hero Tugg Speedman, the award-winning Kirk Lazarus, the comic Jeff Portnoy, the young talent Kevin Sandusky and the hip-hop star Alpa Chino are cast in a war movie. The plot is based on John "Four Leaf" Tayback's autobiography, a veteran. The filming struggles to proceed because of the bad tempered superstars, so Tayback suggests the director to give it a realistic cut and organizes a location in the middle of the jungle where the protagonists will face apparently real traps, ambushes and attacks, without knowing it. Anyway, the five actors find themselves involved in the middle of a real conflict.
All actors – Jeff Kahn, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Ruivivar, Jack Black, Jay Baruchel, Brandon T. Jackson, Ben Stiller, Eric Winzenried, Steve Coogan, Valerie Azlynn, Matt Levin, David Pressman, Amy Stiller, Danny McBride, Dempsey Silva, Bill Hader, Nick Nolte, Jeff Weidemann, Nadine Ellis, Rachel Avery, Darryl Farmer, Rod Tate, Maria Menounos, Tyra Banks, Christine Taylor, Jel Galiza, Andrea de Oliveira, Josiah Ancheta, Matthew McConaughey, Yvette Nicole Brown, Reggie Lee, Trieu Tran, Brandon Soo Hoo, J. Thomas Chon, Jacob Chon, Tom Cruise, Mini Anden, Mike Hoagland, Jon Voight, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Bateman, Lance Bass, Alicia Silverstone, Don Abernathy, Linda Bella, Denise Bradley, Ella Christopher-Pantoliano, Natalie Cohen, Angela Daun, Clark DeVol, Kaylee Dodson, Jasmine Dustin, Eric Feliciano, Austin Honaker, Miko Hughes, Dave Johnson, Jillian Johnston, Tobey Maguire, Fadhia Carmelle Marcelin, Anya Monzikova, Suzuki The Mooney, Chad Mountain, DJ Rivers, Samantha Sadoff, Becca Sweitzer, Kaye Marie Talise, Sandra Valladares, Julie Van, Jobeth Wagner
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  • “I know who I am. I'm the dude playin' the dude, disguised as another dude!”
    Robert Downey Jr. - Kirk Lazarus
  • “Being an actor's no different than being a rugby player or construction worker, save for the fact that my tools are the mechanisms which trigger human emotion.”
    Robert Downey Jr. - Kirk Lazarus
    [Tag:actors, emotion, job]
  • “I don't drop character 'till I done the DVD commentary.”
    Robert Downey Jr. - Kirk Lazarus
    [Tag:acting]
  • - Jeff Portnoy - Hot LZ: So, what's the plan, man? You gonna talk Vietnamese to those dudes?
    - Kirk Lazarus: No, no. Mandarin Chinese. What I can tell, it's what they're speaking down there.
    - Jeff Portnoy - Hot LZ: How the hell do you know Chinese?
    - Kirk Lazarus: "Land of Silk and Money" with Gong Li. Second Globe, third Oscar. I prepped for... (continue)
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    Jack Black - Jeff Portnoy - Hot LZ
    Robert Downey Jr. - Kirk Lazarus
  • “- Kevin Sandusky - Hot LZ: Now, whichever format porno backs is usually the one that becomes the uh most successful. But, you know, Sony, every PlayStation 3 has a Blu-ray in it.
    - Kirk Lazarus: You talkin' to me this whole time?
    - Kevin Sandusky - Hot LZ: I was talking to whoever was listening.
    - Kirk Lazarus: Jesus Christ, man!”

    Jay Baruchel - Kevin Sandusky - Hot LZ
    Robert Downey Jr. - Kirk Lazarus
  • “I've done a lot more effect-driven films than you have and I think I can spot...
    [picks up Damien's severed head]
    ... a prop head when I see one!
    [people around him gag]
    It's corn syrup, guys! Corn syrup and latex.
    [digs his fingers inside the head and gets a taste; gets disgusted look on his face]
    Warm... blood-flavored corn syrup.”

    Ben Stiller - Tugg Speedman - Hot LZ
    [Tag:blood, head, movie]
  • “- Four Leaf Tayback - Vietnam Crew: I've never been outside the States.
    - Cody - Vietnam Crew: Wait what? Are you fucking kidding me? Did you make this whole goddamn thing up? Dude you weren't even in the fucking service?
    - Four Leaf Tayback - Vietnam Crew: Yes! Of course! Coast Guard!
    - Cody - Vietnam Crew: Coast Guard.
    - Four Leaf Tayback -...” (continue)
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    Nick Nolte - Four Leaf Tayback - Vietnam Crew
    Danny McBride - Cody - Vietnam Crew
    [Tag:army, lies]
  • “I'm just like a little boy, playin' with his dick when he's nervous.”
    Robert Downey Jr. - Kirk Lazarus
  • “- Kirk Lazarus: Took a whole lotta tryin' just to get up that hill. Now we're up in the big leagues, gettin' our turn at bat. As long as we live, it's you and me, baby...
    - Alpa Chino - Hot LZ: [pulling away] That's the theme song to The Jeffersons. Man, you really need help.
    - Kirk Lazarus: Just because it's a theme song don't mean it's not true.”

    Robert Downey Jr. - Kirk Lazarus
    Brandon T. Jackson - Alpa Chino - Hot LZ
    [Tag:songs, truth]
  • Dustin Hoffman, 'Rain Man', look retarded, act retarded, not retarded. Counted toothpicks, cheated cards. Autistic, sho'. Not retarded. You know Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump'. Slow, yes. Retarded, maybe. Braces on his legs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and won a ping-pong competition. That ain't retarded. Peter Sellers, "Being There".... (continue)(continue reading)
    Robert Downey Jr. - Kirk Lazarus
    [Tag:acting, actors, movie]
  • “- Kevin Sandusky - Hot LZ: You guys all read the script, right?
    - Kirk Lazarus: I don't read the script, script reads me.
    [pause]
    - Kevin Sandusky - Hot LZ: What the hell does that even mean?”

    Jay Baruchel - Kevin Sandusky - Hot LZ
    Robert Downey Jr. - Kirk Lazarus
    [Tag:actors, confusion]
  • “- Four Leaf Tayback - Vietnam Crew: I wrote the book as a tribute! I'm a patriot!
    - Cody - Vietnam Crew: Yeah, you're the Milli Vanilli of patriots, okay? You lied about fighting in the Vietnam War. It's like... it's like punching the American Flag in the face goddammit! God, to think I believed you!
    - Four Leaf Tayback - Vietnam Crew: Writers...” (continue)
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    Nick Nolte - Four Leaf Tayback - Vietnam Crew
    Danny McBride - Cody - Vietnam Crew
    [Tag:lies, writers]
  • “- Jeff Portnoy - Hot LZ: Alpa, if you untie me, I will literally suck your dick, right now.
    - Alpa Chino: Man, I told you for the last time, I love tha pussy!
    - Jeff Portnoy - Hot LZ: I'll cradle the balls, stroke the shaft, work the pipe, and swallow the gravy. Get it over here, buddy. Let's do this.”

    Jack Black - Jeff Portnoy - Hot LZ
    Brandon T. Jackson - Alpa Chino - Hot LZ
  • “- Les Grossman - Grossman's Office: A nutless monkey could do your job. Now, go get drunk and take credit at all the parties.
    - Studio Executive Rob Slolom - Vietnam Crew: I wouldn't do that.
    - Les Grossman - Grossman's Office: Ah... joking.
    - Studio Executive Rob Slolom - Vietnam Crew: Ah, there he is! Funny. You're a funny guy.
    - Les Grossman...” (continue)
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    Tom Cruise - Les Grossman - Grossman's Office
    Bill Hader - Studio Executive Rob Slolom - Vietnam Crew
    [Tag:animals, job]
  • “- Alpa Chino - Hot LZ: Yeah... but those dudes was trained soldiers.
    - Kirk Lazarus: [cocks unloaded pistol] Yeah! And we trained actors, mothafucka! Time to man up. And I ain't gonna sugarcoat. Some of us might not even make it back.
    - Jeff Portnoy - Hot LZ: What do you mean? Like, not on the same flight?”

    Brandon T. Jackson - Alpa Chino - Hot LZ
    Robert Downey Jr. - Kirk Lazarus
    Jack Black - Jeff Portnoy - Hot LZ
  • - Tyra Banks: You have no real family, you're on the wrong side of 40, you're childless and alone. Somebody close to you said: "one more flop, and it's over".
    - Tugg Speedman - Hot LZ: [pause] Somebody said they were close to me?

    Tyra Banks - Tyra Banks
    Ben Stiller - Tugg Speedman - Hot LZ
    [Tag:family, friends]
  • “- Kevin Sandusky - Hot LZ: Hey Jeff what are you doin?
    - Jeff Portnoy - Hot LZ: Fuckin' nothing, man. I'm eating jelly beans.
    - Kevin Sandusky - Hot LZ: Whoa jelly beans can I have...
    - Jeff Portnoy - Hot LZ: No you can't have any fuckin' jelly beans! You think you're the only one who gets sick when he doesn't get his jelly beans? Boundaries man...”

    Jay Baruchel - Kevin Sandusky - Hot LZ
    Jack Black - Jeff Portnoy - Hot LZ
    [Tag:drugs, eating, food]
  • “- Tugg Speedman - Hot LZ: I killed one, Rick... the thing I love most in the world.
    - Rick Peck - Peck's Office: A hooker. Oh Jesus, you killed a hooker!”

    Ben Stiller - Tugg Speedman - Hot LZ
    Matthew McConaughey - Rick Peck - Peck's Office
  • “- Alpa Chino - Hot LZ: And why am I in this movie? Maybe it's because I just knew I had to represent, because they had one good part in here for a black man and they gave it to Crocodile Dundee!
    - Kirk Lazarus: Pump your brakes, kid. That man's a national treasure.”

    Brandon T. Jackson - Alpa Chino - Hot LZ
    Robert Downey Jr. - Kirk Lazarus
    [Tag:actors, movie]
  • - Kirk Lazarus: It's simple as pie man: you plant your feet on the ground, you look her square in the eyes you say "Hey! baby, you and me's goin' on a date, that's the end of the story". What's her name?
    - Alpa Chino - Hot LZ: ... Lance.
    - Kirk Lazarus: You say 'Listenhere, Lance'... Lance? What the fuck did I just hear? Lance?

    Robert Downey Jr. - Kirk Lazarus
    Brandon T. Jackson - Alpa Chino - Hot LZ
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