The Daily Movie Quote: Tropic Thunder
"I don't read the script. The script reads me." - Kirk Lazarus, Tropic Thunder (2008)
Dreamworks SKG, rated R, 107 minutes.
Directed By: Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller - Tugg Speedman
Robert Downey Jr. - Kirk Lazarus
Jack Black - Jeff Portnoy
Brandon T. Jackson - Alpa Chino
Jay Baruchel - Kevin Sandusky
Steve Coogan - Damien Cockburn
Bill Hader - Studio Executive Rob Slolom
Nick Nolte - Four Leaf Tayback
Matthew McConaughey - Rick Peck
Tom Cruise - Les Grossman
Domestic Box Office Gross: $110,461,307
Synopsis: A jungle war movie shoot goes awry when a series of incidents leads to the actors becoming the soldiers they're portraying.
Fact: Robert Downey Jr. is a method actor like his character, Kirk Lazarus, thus Downey stayed in character throughout the shoot.
Trivia: Tom Cruise has signed a deal to reprise his studio executive role of Les Grossman.
Movie Mistake: Les Grossman's wedding ring appears and disappears during his teleconference rant.
My Take: I always felt bad for Robert Downey Jr. because ANY other year and he would have been a lock for the best supporting actor awards out there. Unfortunately he was up against Heath Ledger. Tropic Thunder is laugh out loud funny. If you don't find this movie funny than please seek help immediately.
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