Friday, January 7, 2011

Memorable Monologue: Gangs of New York

"I'm forty-seven. Forty-seven years old. You know how I stayed alive this long? All these years? Fear. The spectacle of fearsome acts. Somebody steals from me, I cut off his hands. He offends me, I cut out his tongue. He rises against me, I cut off his head, stick it on a pike, raise it high up so all on the streets can see. That's what preserves the order of things. Fear."

~ Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York (2002)

1 comment:

Dave Becker said...

Day-Lewis was excellent in this movie (and had been nominated in the CORRECT category, which was Best SUPPORTING Actor, he may have taken home another Oscar for it)