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The Daily Movie Quote: Tropic Thunder

Updated on October 23, 2010
The Cast of Tropic Thunder
The Cast of 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.

Related Hub: "Tropic" Controversy

Yesterday's Daily Movie Quote: The NeverEnding Story


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