`King of the world' crowned worst movie line

December 06, 2004|By Knight Ridder/Tribune

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio's declaration "I'm the king of the world!" in Titanic has been voted the cheesiest line in movie history, according to a survey of 2,000 British moviegoers, reports the BBC.

Patrick Swayze's line in Dirty Dancing - "Nobody puts Baby in the corner" - came in second.

"Is it still raining? I hadn't noticed," uttered by Andie MacDowell at the end of Four Weddings and a Funeral, was third.

Fourth place belongs to Demi Moore in Ghost. "I love you," Swayze says, to which Moore replies: "Ditto."

Top Gun came fifth for the moment Val Kilmer tells Tom Cruise: "You can be my wingman any time."

Julia Roberts' line from Notting Hill - "I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her" - was sixth.

Bill Pullman is seventh for the moment when, as U.S. President, he vows to fight off an alien invasion: "Today we celebrate our Independence Day."

Eighth place went to Mel Gibson's line in Braveheart: "They may take our lives, but they will never take our freedom!"

Renee Zellweger was ninth 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 The Postman rounds off the top 10. "You're a godsend, a saviour," a blind woman tells his character. "No," he replies. "I'm a postman."

Knight Ridder/Tribune

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