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"You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody ... " — Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy in "On The Waterfront" (1954). 

That line from “Jaws” might be the best single line from any kind of movie from any year. Truly, a classic … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 435 of The Daily Dirt.

1. Today we conclude our look at the best movie lines ever, spotlighting remarks from action/adventure flicks.

Any of these sound familiar?

Gold medal: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” — Roy Scheider as Martin Brody in “Jaws” (1975).

Silver medal: “The name’s Bond. James Bond.” — Most famously from Sean Connery during his run as the world’s most famous secret agent.

Bronze medal:“You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody … ” — Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy in “On The Waterfront” (1954). 

Honorable mentions

“Show me the money!” — Cuba Gooding Jr. as Rod Tidwell in “Jerry Maguire” (1996)

“I feel the need, the need for speed.” — Tom Cruise as Peter “Maverick” Mitchell in “Top Gun” (1986).

“I see dead people.” — Haley Joel Osment as Cole Sear in “The Sixth Sense” (1999).

“You see, in this world, there’s two kinds of people, my friend; those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.” — Clint Eastwood as the Man with No Name in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966).

“I’m your Huckleberry.” Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday in”Tombstone”(1993). 

2. This week’s Daily Dirt birthday wishes go to:

  • Media personality Vanilla Ice turns 55 on Monday. Ice, Ice, baby.
  • Singer Lyle Lovett, who was once married — briefly — to actress Julia Roberts will be 65 on Tuesday.
  • Randy Jackson, one of the original members of the Jackson 5 turns 60 on Saturday.
  • Hard to believe, but former Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela will be 62 on Tuesday.
  • Ivanka Trump turns 40 on Sunday.

3. The best of “Found on Facebook” this week includes:

  • “Women’s magazine: Page 9: How to lose weight fast; Page 10: You’re beautiful the way you are; Page 11: Cake recipe.”
  • “Remember when typing was a high school class?”
  • “Tomorrow is National Give Your Husband Whatever He Wants Day.”
  • “How to eat candy corn: 1. Open bag. 2. Pour candy corn into trash can. 3. Eat a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup instead.”
  • “Triscuits are the perfect snack for anyone who has ever had the urge to eat wicker furniture.”

Steve Thought O’ The Day — Could the World Series have a more boring matchup than the Astros and Phillies?

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