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Robert Robertdeniro GIF - Robert Robertdeniro Quote GIFs · #Robert · # Meet The Parents Ben Stiller GIF - MeetTheParents BenStiller GIFs. #Meet-The- Parents #Robert-Deniro · Deniro Goodfellas GIF - Deniro Goodfellas Godfather GIFs. Nov 13, The Ethicist. Should Kids Whose Parents Could Earn Higher Salaries Get. Robert De Niro, who speaks with A. O. Scott in Sunday's magazine, has had several. From “Goodfellas” Which are your favorite De Niro lines? . I'm gonna make his mother wish she never had him - make him into dog meat. Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is the fool in love in Meet the Parents. Just as he's about to Stars: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Owen Wilson.
Producer Nancy Tenenbaum acquired the rights to the short film. He brought it to the attention of Universal Studios who initially declined but subsequently optioned the rights to the film in I think the film is fantastic, and I can't imagine a screenwriter being any happier with a film unless he directs it himself. Which, in this case, would've been a disaster since Jay is a brilliant director He initially presented it to Roach who had, up to that point, directed the first two Austin Powers films.
Roach admits to have liked the script from the beginning  and was very much willing to make the film even though he thought "it needed more work. The studio was skeptical of Roach's ability to direct a "less-cartoony, character-driven script" compared to a comedy like Austin Powers. The drafts of the script were written by Herzfeld and, once De Niro and Stiller were confirmed as stars, John Hamburg was brought on board "to help fit the script to their verbal styles.
The script was not written with De Niro in mind as Jack Byrnes; the first draft of the script was completed inthree years before De Niro appeared in Analyze This. Explaining how Ben Stiller came to be cast in the role of Greg, Roach states: The film's script was initially written with Jim Carrey in the role of Greg and contained much more physical comedy, something that Stiller did not think would be successful with himself playing the role.
She ultimately lost the role to Teri Polo because the filmmakers "didn't think [Watts] was sexy enough". Jinx the cat was played by two five-year-old Himalayan cats named Bailey and Misha sometimes written as Meesha . The American Humane Association oversaw the filming of all scenes where the cats were used and ensured the animals' obedience and well-being by keeping two trainers and a veterinarian on set at all times.
The name was written into the script after Jim Carrey came up with the idea for the Focker surname during a creative session held before he abandoned the project. No, no, I don't know. How do I know? You said I'm funny. How the fuck am I funny? What the fuck is so funny about me?! Tell me, tell me what's funny! Get the fuck out of here, Tommy! I almost had him, I almost had him! You stuttering prick, you! Frankie, was he shaking? I wonder about you sometimes, Henry. You may fold under questioning!
None of it seemed like crime. It was more like Henry was enterprising, and that he and the guys were making a few bucks hustling, while all the other guys were sitting on their asses, waiting for handouts.
Our husbands weren't brain surgeons, they were blue-collar guys. The only way they could make extra money, real extra money, was to go out and cut a few corners. Where's the strongbox, you fuckin' varmint?! They did not take care of themselves; they looked beat up and their faces were caked with makeup. Most of the time was spent talking about how rotten their kids were; how they decked them or whipped them with electrical wiring and the kids still wouldn't pay attention.
Jeannie said her husband was sent to jail.
God forbid, what if that happened to you? Bet she didn't tell you why her husband went there?
To get away from Jeannie! Karen, when it comes to the Mafia no one goes to jail unless they want to. We beat the system and I got it all figured out. I am organized; I got my shit together. You know who goes to jail? Know why they get caught? Because they fall asleep in the getaway car. Just don't go bustin' my balls, Billy, okay? Hey, Tommy, if I was gonna break your balls, I'd tell you to go home and get your shine box. They, they used to call him Spitshine Tommy. I swear to God!
Now he'd make your shoes look like fuckin' mirrors. He was terrific, he was the best. He made a lot of money, too. No more shines, Billy. I said no more shines. Maybe you didn't hear about it, you've been away a long time; they didn't go up there and tell you.
I don't shine shoes anymore. You flipped right out, what's got into you? I'm breakin' your balls a little bit, that's all. I'm only kiddin' with ya. Sometimes you don't sound like you're kidding, you know? There's a lotta people around Tommy, I'm only kiddin' with you. We're having a party and I just came home, and I haven't seen you in a long time, and I'm breakin' your balls, and right away you're getting fuckin' fresh.
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend you. You, you fuckin' piece of shit! Henry, he bought his fucking button! That fake old tough guy! You bought your fucking button!
Keep that motherfucker here, keep him here! Spider, that bandage on your foot is bigger than your fucking head.
Next thing you know he'll have one of these fucking walkers. But you can still dance. Give us a couple of fucking steps, Spider. You fucking bullshitter, you. You want sympathy, is that right, sweetie?
Why don't you go fuck yourself, Tommy? I didn't hear right. I can't believe what I heard. I got respect for this kid, he's got a lot of fucking balls. Don't take no shit off nobody! A guy shoots him in the foot, he tells him to go fuck himself. Tommy, you gonna let this fucking punk get away with that? What's this world coming to?
What is wrong with you?! What is the fucking matter with you?! What, are you stupid or what?! I was kidding with you. Are you a sick maniac?
How do I know you're kidding?
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You breaking my fucking balls?! I'm fucking kidding with you, you fucking shoot the guy?! How could you miss at this distance? You got a problem with what I did, Anthony? His family's all rats, he'd have grown up to be a rat. Stupid bastard, I can't fucking believe you. Now, you're gonna dig the fucking thing now. You're gonna dig the hole. I got no fucking lime, you're gonna do it. I'll dig the fucking hole, I don't give a fuck. What is it, the first hole I ever dug?
I'll fucking dig the hole. Where are the shovels? This is no good; you gotta straighten this out. We gotta have calm. We don't know what she'll do.
And you got to take it easy.
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I'm not saying go back to her this minute, but you got to go back. You got to keep up appearances. I got the two of them come to my house every day commiserating, the two of them. I just can't have it. I can't do it, Henry. I can't do it. Nobody says you can't do what you want. We all know that. This is what it is. We know what it is.
You have to do what's right. You have to go home to the family. You got to go home, okay? You got to go home. I'll talk to Karen. I'll straighten this out. I know just what to say to her. I'll say you'll go back to her and it'll be like when you first got married.
I know how to talk to her, especially to her. In the meantime, Jimmy and Tommy were going to Tampa this weekend. Instead you go with Jimmy. You come with me. Have a good time. Sit in the sun. Take a few days off. We'll have a good time. After that, you'll go back to Karen. There's no other way. She'll never divorce him.
She'll kill him, but not divorce him. What are you talking about? I saw her name in the register. You want her to visit you? Let her stay up all night, crying and writing letters to the parole board. What am I doing here? I can't stop people from coming to see me. Let her sneak this stuff every week.
Look what you're doing! Let her sneak this shit in for you. Will you stop it, Karen? Will you stop it? Let her do it! Nobody is helping me. I am all alone. Belle and Morrie are broke. I asked your friend Remo for the money that he owes you, and you know what he told me? He told me to take my kids down to the police station and get on welfare. Karen, It's going to be okay.
Even Paulie, since he got out, I've never seen him. I never see anybody anymore. It's only you and me. That's what happens when you go away. I told you that we're on our own. As long as he's on parole, he doesn't want anybody doing anything. Karen, Listen to me. All I need is for you to bring me this stuff. I got a guy in here from Pittsburgh who'll help me move it. Believe me, in a month we're gonna be fine. We won't need anybody. I'm afraid if Paulie finds out Or I just say, Don't worry about him.
He is not helping us out. Is he putting any food on the table? We've gotta help each other.
We've just gotta-- Listen, We've gotta be really careful while we do it. I don't want to hear a word about her anymore, Henry. Henry has just been released from prison Henry's Children: Are you out for good? Are you coming to my recital?
Here is a picture I drew! Henry takes a look at the low-rent tenement his wife and kids are looking in and reacts with disgust Henry: We are moving out.
I am going to Pittsburgh tommorow. You have a meeting with your parole officer tommorow. Who wants to go to Uncle Paulie's? Cut to Paulie's house where people have a big dinner. Later Paulie speaks to Henry in private Paulie: I do not want any more of that shit.
I have no idea what's going on here. I mean the drugs! I do not want any more of that junk. Paulie, why would I want to get mixed up in that? Just don't do it. I am not talking about what you did in the can. You get a pass for that. In there you had to do what you to do to support your family. I am talking about there here and now.
I do not want to end up like Gribbs. Gribbs got twenty years just for saying good morning to some scuzz who was selling junk behind his back! Gribbs is 70 years old; the poor man is going to die in prison.
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So I am warning everyone, it could be my son, it could be anyone. In a month I had a down payment on my house and things were rolling. I knew as long as the cash kept rolling in; Paulie would never find out. You fucked up good. You looked me in the eye and treated me like shit; like I was nobody. I couldn't come to you; not after what you said to me. I was ashamed then; I am ashamed now. I swear on my kids, I am clean.
I could really use some help now. And now I have to turn my back on you. There is no other way. It was not even enough to pay for my casket.
There was a kid we knew, turned out to be a rat. Found him hiding in Florida. How would you feel about going with Anthony, take care of that guy? Now in the midst of all this he is asking me to go to Florida and do a hit with Anthony?