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The machismo of Hollywood’s protagonists has intrigued the masses for decades now. Their ability to be calm during the tensest situations while the audience themselves are on the edge of their seats has always been captivating and some of us strive to walk, talk and look like these bad boys of Hollywood. What is even better is their composure to deliver a punch dialogue at the right time when we thought everything happening on the screen was going out of hand. Most of us have grown up trying to be like these leading men of Hollywood because, “they walk the talk and talk the walk” and it doesn’t matter how abominable their actions on screen are, because to us they just look ‘cool’. Putting the focus away from these manly men, what makes or breaks a movie that transcends generations are its dialogues. Scriptwriters, though hardly ever known by the masses have penned dialogues that have served as taglines for these macho protagonists and while you might have come across romantic ones that have made you swoon or emotional ones that have made tears flow down your cheek, we present to you 36 of the manliest Hollywood movie dialogues from your favorite leading stars and watching them deliver them with their machismo is just going to get your adrenaline pumping.

1. “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” —Clarke Gable, Gone with the Wind (1939)  

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2. “Hasta la vista, baby.” —Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 

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3. “It wasn’t brains that got me here, I can assure you of that.” —Jeremy Irons, Margin Call (2011) 

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4. “You’re a disease. And I’m the cure.” —Sylvester Stallone, Cobra (1986)

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5. “You’re exactly as big as I let you be.” —Albert Finney, Miller’s Crossing (1990) 

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6. “Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.” —John Wayne, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) 

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7. “I ain’t got time to bleed.” —Jesse Ventura, Predator (1987)  

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8. “I’d hate to take a bite outta you. You’re a cookie full of arsenic.” —Burt Lancaster, Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

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9. “Pain don’t hurt.” —Patrick Swayze, Road House (1989)

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10. “You’re so ugly; you could be a modern art masterpiece.” —R. Lee Ermey, Full Metal Jacket

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11. “You see, in this world, there’s two kinds of people, my friend — those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.” —Clint Eastwood, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) 

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12. “AK-47 — the very best there is. When you absolutely, positively got to kill every m*****f*cker in the room, accept no substitutes.” —Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Brown (1997) 

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13. “My name is Maximus DecimusMeridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.” Maximus DecimusMeridius—Russell Crowe, Gladiator (2000) 

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14. “I’m not locked in here with you. You’re locked in here with me!” —Jackie Earl Haley, Watchmen (2009) 

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15. “Bitches leave.” —Kurtwood Smith, Robocop (1987)

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16. “Yeah, well, you know, that’s just like, your opinion, man.” —Jeff Bridges, The Big Lebowski (1998) 

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17. “Dying ain’t much of a living, boy.” —Clint Eastwood, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) 

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18. “I wish you were a wishing well, so I could tie a bucket to you and sink you.” —James Cagney, The Public Enemy (1931) 

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19. “I’ll be back.” —Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator (1984)

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20. “I want you to hold it between your knees.” —Jack Nicholson, Five Easy Pieces (1970)

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21. “I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.” —Marlon Brando, The Godfather (1972)

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22. “Take your stinkin’ paws off me, you damn dirty ape!” —Charlton Heston, Planet of the Apes (1968)

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23. “I have had it with these mo****ucking snakes on this mo****ucking plane!” —Samuel L. Jackson, Snakes on a Plane (2006) 

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24. “Well, hello Mr. Fancypants. I got news for you, pal — you ain’t leadin’ but two things right now: Jack and shit. And Jack left town.” —Bruce Campbell, Army of Darkness (1992) 

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25. “Anything can be great. I don’t care, bricklaying can be great, if a guy knows — if he knows what he’s doing and why, and he can make it come off.” —Paul Newman, The Hustler (1961) 

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26. “You have no brain. No judgment calls are necessary. What you think means nothing. What you feel means nothing. You are here for me.” —Kevin Spacey, Swimming with Sharks (1994) 

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27. “You can’t handle the truth!” —Jack Nicholson, A Few Good Men (1992)

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 28. “I don’t mind if you don’t like my manners. I don’t like them myself. They’re pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings.” —Humphrey Bogart, The Big Sleep (1946) 

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29.”You talking to me? You talking to me? Then who the hell else are you talking to — you talking to me? Well, I’m the only one here.” —Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver (1976) 

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30. “Only one thing counts in this life — get them to sign on the line that is dotted.” —Alec Baldwin, Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) 

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31. “They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!” – Mel Gibson, Braveheart (1995)

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 32. “I pity the fool. And I will destroy any man who tries to take what I got.” —Mr. T, Rocky III (1982)

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 33. “To crush your enemies see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.” —Arnold Schwarzenegger, Conan the Barbarian (1982) 

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34. “You have not yet learned that in this life, you have to be like everyone else — the perfect mediocrity. No better, no worse. Individuality is a monster, and it must be strangled in its cradle to make our friends feel comfortable.” —Kola Kwariani, The Killing (1956) 

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35. “Wake up — time to die.” —Brion James, Blade Runner (1982)

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 36. “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” —Robert Duvall, Apocalypse Now (1979)

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