We take a look at the ten best opening lines from movies.
They say you should ‘never judge a book by its cover’ but when you start watching a movie and immediately a great opening line hits you, you know that you’re likely in for a good couple of hours.
An opening line can be a powerful thing, we take a look at some of the most iconic opening lines from movies.
Stand By Me
Charlie Sheen encouraged the audience at his Cleveland show last night (05.04.11) to chant ''f**k that bitch'' about his ex-wife Denise Richards.
Although Denise - who has two daughters, Sam, seven, and Lola, five, with the 'Wild Things' star - has refused to criticise him in public, the pair's relationship has soured with Charlie recently branding her a "traitor", a "vile kidnapper" and a "dog thief".
And he encouraged the crowd to rally against her last night (05.05.11).
Continue reading: Charlie Sheen Whips Crowd Into Chant Against Ex
The troubled actor, whose hit sitcom Two and a Half Men has been scrapped for the rest of the season, had the words "Death From Above" inked onto his skin earlier this week (ends27Feb11), claiming the phrase from the Vietnam War epic symbolises his own crazy life.
Explaining the tattoo, which is complete with blood dripping from the phrase onto an apple, he tells U.S. radio host Alex Jones, "It’s the banner from the death card that Kilgore (Robert Duvall's character) is throwing on his victims. But also falling from it is the apple from The Giving Tree. There’s my life. Deal with it."
Sheen also revealed he sees parts of himself in every major character in the 1979 film, from his dad Martin Sheen's Captain Benjamin L. Willard, to Dennis Hopper as an American photojournalist, to Marlon Brando's renegade Colonel Walter E. Kurtz.
Continue reading: Sheen: 'My Life Is Like Apocalypse Now'
Martin Sheen has revealed he is fully supporting his son Charlie as he battles his alcohol and drug problems because his addictions are like having ''cancer''.
Martin Sheen says his son Charlie's battle with substance abuse is like having "cancer".
The 'West Wing' star admits it has been painful to watch the 45-year-old actor - who is currently receiving home rehab treatment for alcohol and drug use - implode in recent months, but he is prepared to support him because he believes addiction is a disease.
The 70-year-old screen icon - who has been in the UK to promote his new film 'The Way' - told Sky News: "He's an extraordinary man and he's doing well. We pray for him. If he had cancer how would you treat him? This disease of addiction is a form of cancer. You have to have an equal measure of concern and love."
Continue reading: Martin Sheen Says Charlie's Addiction Is Like 'Cancer'
Matt Damon says he refused to visit psychics to research his role as one in his latest film 'Hereafter' - because he thinks they're fakers.
The 40-year-old actor - who plays a psychic who can see dead people in his latest film 'Hereafter'
didn't even visit any real-life mystics to research his part for fear of falling down a "rabbit hole" of pretence.
Continue reading: Matt Damon Blasts 'Charlatan' Psychics
The 1979 drama, starring Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen, is number one on a new poll celebrating 30 years of the London Film Critics' Circle Awards.
Apocalypse Now, which won Best Film at the inaugural ceremony in 1980, came ahead of Steven Spielberg's Holocaust epic Schindler's List, which was voted second best.
The Critics' Circle, the world's oldest organisation of critics, also recognised The Lives of Others, Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven and Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, which rounded out the top five respectively.
Continue reading: Apocalypse Now Is Critics' Top Film
Hollywood star Martin Sheen has been cited by Nevada sheriff's deputies after joining an anti-nuclear protest at a test site in the US state.
The Apocalypse Now actor was among 39 peace activists handed citations after they crossed onto the Nevada Test Site, near Las Vegas, yesterday (1APR07).
Sheen, who has been cited in the past for similar offences at the same test site, was released following his brush with the law.
Protest organiser MING LAU explains the group's presence in Nevada, "We are asking for nuclear disarmament and peace. We are asking for the Nevada Test Site to stop doing the testing they're doing. The only reason they're doing it is to make bombs."
James Caan missed out on starring in a host of top 1970s movies because he felt sure every one would be a flop.
The actor was offered a string of top films after receiving critical acclaim in The Godfather in 1972, but he turned down projects like Kramer VS Kramer, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Apocalypse Now because he was convinced the films would bomb at the box office.
He recalls, "Kramer Vs Kramer, I looked at it and I said, 'This is middle-class, bourgeois horsec**p! This is c**p! Cut to a kid crying all the time.' I'm a genius.
Continue reading: Caan Rues The Bad Choices That Prompted Him To Turn Down Movies
Marlon Brando's former lover ESTHER ANDERSON has spoken about her seven year love affair with the late star for the first time.
The Jamaican-born actress and songwriter, who romanced the Apocalypse Now star between 1968 and 1975, is writing an autobiography of her life with Brando, who died last year (04) of pulmonary fibrosis
Anderson, who has timed her Brando bonanza to coincide with New York auction house CHRISTIE'S sale of his residence, will also stage photographic exhibitions in London and Paris.
Continue reading: Brando Lover Speaks Out
The 72-year-old star won an OSCAR for his turn as LT COL BILL KILGORE in
the 1979 Francis Ford Coppola epic.
And now pundits for British film magazine EMPIRE have rewarded THE
GODFATHER star with the top accolade.
Continue reading: Duvall Bags Best Cameo Award
There's very much a strength of conviction in remaining what you were, but arguably more so in becoming what you want to be.
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.
Guns N' Roses were detained at the Canadian border last week for gun possession but they're adamant the weapon didn't belong to them.
The show is up for 12 awards altogether.
Benedict Cumberbatch's success elsewhere could prove to be bad news for the show.
Gene Simmons has poured cold water on rumours the original KISS line up will reunite.