5 Most Powerful Dialogue Deliveries Of All Time | Biopic Edition

It's said that speech is power. Speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of their bad sense into your good sense

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5 Most Powerful Dialogue Deliveries Of All Time | Biopic Edition

A film's dialogue is an essential component. It can make or shatter a scene by expressing characters' goals, feelings, and relationships.

Even after the movie has ended, a well-delivered line can stick with us, and some have even grown to be regarded as classics in their own right.

Best dialogue deliveries in biopics

Over the past few decades, Hollywood has seen an increase in the popularity of biopics and biographical films.

These movies show real people's lives, frequently emphasizing their victories, setbacks, and—most significantly—the impact they have on the world.

1. The Social Network

A man controlling his emotions in a stressful meeting

"If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook." - Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg

The hard-hitting tone of the quote reminds us that if we want something as badly as we wanna breathe we would get it, some might interpret it as a mean thing to say but is it?

Eisenberg demonstrates how Zuckerberg's tenacity and intelligence made Facebook a reality in the scene where he tells his accusers the sentence mentioned above.

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The Social Network chronicles the emergence of Facebook and the attendant legal battles and interpersonal disputes. As Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse Eisenberg gives an outstanding performance that perfectly captures his genius, haughtiness, and fragility. 

Based on the 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich, The Social Network is a 2010 American biographical drama film that was directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin.

2. A Beautiful Mind

A lady in tears after hearing a sad news

"The only way to stay sane is to go a little crazy." - Russell Crowe as John Nash

We see how Nash's ability to manage his disease of schizophrenia is correlated with his acceptance of his own crazy in the scene where he says this line. It takes a great deal of effort to accept our own natural self, is it possible to be Nash?

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In the film A Beautiful Mind, John Nash, a great mathematician who suffers from schizophrenia, is profiled. 

Nash is portrayed by Russell Crowe in a compelling portrayal that highlights his intelligence, his love for his wife, and his battles with mental illness.

A 2001 Ron Howard-directed American biographical drama movie that is not only about how Nash fights his mental disorder but it's also a romantic film where Nash and his wife are true partners in hell or high water, come what may.

The screenplay was written by Akiva Goldsman, and it was based on Sylvia Nasar's 1998 biography of the economist and mathematician John Nash, a must-watch for those who believe in themselves. 

3. Schindler's List

A man holding a ring gifted by his friends he saved

"I could have got more out. I could have got more. I don't know. If I'd just...I could have got more." - Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler

As Schindler, Liam Neeson gives a terrific portrayal that shows both his early avarice and his eventual turn into a hero.

Neeson makes us aware of the gravity of our decisions and the value of standing up for what is right in the scene where he regrets not being able to save more lives.

It teaches us that we always have some time left to become heroes!

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The 1993 American historical epic drama film Schindler's List was produced, directed, and written by Steven Spielberg. The 1982 book Schindler's Ark by Australian author Thomas Keneally served as its inspiration. 

The movie centers on Oskar Schindler, a German manufacturer who, during World War II, employed more than a thousand predominantly Polish-Jewish immigrants at his factories, preventing them from becoming victims of the Holocaust. 

It features Ben Kingsley as Schindler's Jewish accountant Itzhak Stern, Ralph Fiennes as SS officer Amon Göth, and Liam Neeson as Schindler.

4. Malcolm X

A man addressing to a gathering

"We didn't land on Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock landed on us!" - Denzel Washington as Malcolm X

Malcolm X is portrayed by Denzel Washington in a compelling performance that highlights his wit, charisma, and unyielding will.

Washington conveys the rage and fury felt by many in the black community at the institutionalized racism and oppression they experienced in the situation in which he says this sentence.

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The 1992 American epic historical drama film Malcolm X, sometimes stylized as X, is about the African-American activist Malcolm X. The movie, which was directed and co-written by Spike Lee, also stars Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr., Delroy Lindo, and Denzel Washington in supporting roles. 

Lee plays a supporting role, while cameo roles are played by Bobby Seale, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Nelson Mandela, the future president of South Africa. It is the second of Washington and Lee's four cinematic projects.

5. Erin Brockovich

A lady wearing a confident smile

These people don't dream about being sick and dying. They dream about having a car or a family vacation, or just a simple life. They don't have that anymore. But you do. So do something about it.

This dialogue shows us the power of being Straight forward, the power of knowledge and research here at a town hall meeting, Erin confronts the CEO of the power company, PG&E, and delivers one of the movie's most striking lines of dialogue.

The scene is set after Erin has uncovered proof of the company's malfeasance and has persuaded the town's citizens to file a lawsuit for damages.

The CEO, who is portrayed by Peter Coyote, tries to downplay how bad the contamination is by saying that the water's chromium levels are within acceptable norms.

The company offers a bare minimum compensation to those who are affected but as we all know she did not give up.

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American biographical legal drama Erin Brockovich was released in 2000 and was directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant.

 Julia Roberts plays the real-life Erin Brockovich in the dramatization of her struggle against energy giant Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) over its responsibility for the Hinkley groundwater pollution event.

This film covers very sensitive topics of today: politics, environment, and feminism.