What do Megan Fox, Dolph Lundgren, iguanas, lesbian sex scenes, and The Hulk all have in common?
Besides the fact that we love them, all these things enter into our list of the wittiest, most shocking, and awe-inspiring quotes from Hollywood's best and brightest this past year.
Let's take a look back at some of the soundbites that sent shockwaves through the web, and a few you may have missed. Who's got the sharpest tongue, and who should just keep their mouth shut? Read on…
Why'd Megan Fox Get Canned from 'Transformers 3'?
"I had been tanning a lot so that Michael would be happy with my skin tone. Every spare moment of sun that was outside, I had to be in it. It's not going to happen again because of the damage and the possible skin cancer." –Megan Fox on Michael Bay, before she was fired from the blockbuster sequel
Crystal Dull: Shia LaBeouf Trashes 'Indiana Jones 4'
"I feel like I dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished… You get to monkey-swinging and things like that and you can blame it on the writer and you can blame it on Steven Spielberg, but the actor's job is to make it come alive and make it work, and I couldn't do it. So that's my fault. Simple." –Shia LaBeouf at the Cannes Film Festival
'Hurt Locker' Director Kathryn Bigelow is the Gold Standard
"I hope I’m the first of many. And of course I’d love to just think of myself as a filmmaker, and I wait for the day when the modifier can be a moot point." –Kathryn Bigelow on being the first woman to win the Best Director Oscar
James Cameron Needs Implants, Stat
"Jim didn't have breasts, and I think that was the reason. He should have taken home that Oscar." –Sigourney Weaver on her "Avatar" director
No Love Lost Between James Cameron and Piranhas
"I tend almost never to throw other films under the bus, but that is exactly an example of what we should not be doing in 3-D." – James Cameron on "Piranha 3-D"
Was 'Inception' Just a Dream? Huh? Was it?
“I’ve been asked the question more times than I’ve ever been asked any other question about any other film I’ve made. What’s funny to me is that people really do expect me to answer it.” –Christopher Nolan on the ending of "Inception"
"Did anybody see 'Inception?' That was just about the most ambitious movie I'd ever seen. Then I thought, 'Wait a goddamn second… Marvel Studios is going to take all of their top superheroes and put them all together in 'The Avengers?' THAT'S the most ambitious movie I've ever seen." –Robert Downey Jr. talking up "The Avengers" at San Diego Comic-Con
Edward Norton Relinquishes The Hulk With Typical Class
"I grew up with Banner and Hulk and have been a fan of every incarnation. I’m really proud, and very blessed, to have been one of them and will be thrilled to see him live on through other actors. Hulk is bigger than all of us, that’s why we love him, right?” –Edward Norton on his Facebook page
How Accurate is 'The Social Network'?
"It's interesting what stuff they focused on getting right; like, every single shirt and fleece that I had in that movie is actually a shirt or fleece that I own." –Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on his portrayal in "The Social Network"
Natalie Portman Knows What Sells
"Everyone was so worried about who was going to want to see this movie. I remember them being like, 'How do you get guys to a ballet movie? How do you get girls to a thriller?' And the answer is a lesbian scene. Everyone wants to see that." –Natalie Portman on the appeal of "Black Swan"
Kevin Smith Slams Movie Critics
"You REALLY wanna s**t in the mouth of a flick that so OBVIOUSLY strived for nothing more than laughs. Was it called 'Schindler's Cop Out'? Writing a nasty review for 'Cop Out' is akin to bullying a retarded kid." –Kevin Smith's angry Twittering about critics
Gwyneth Paltrow Got 'Country Strong'
"I was just singing songs for the movie. I think the original plan was they wanted the bona fide crew to re-sing our songs, and then when [Sony Music Nashville chair] Joe Galante heard it, he was like, ‘No, I want to release this as the single.’ I was like, ‘Excuse me please? What? What is going on?’” -Gwyneth Paltrow on her single from "Country Strong"
Randy Quaid Plays the Victim
"We believe there to be a malignant tumor of star-whackers in Hollywood." –Randy Quaid on the "conspiracy" to kill he and his wife Evi
Sylvester Stallone's Rib Cage is Expendable
"I was told that Dolph had punched my rib cage into my chest, compressing my heart. If it had swollen any more, I would have died. After that, I was like, ‘Dolph, it’s only a movie, bro…’” –Sylvester Stallone to FHM on filming "The Expendables" with Dolph Lundgren
No 'Hangover' for Mad Mel
"He's one of our finest actors and, quite honestly, one of our finest directors, but 'The Hangover 2' is a family … and as much as I loved the idea, a lot of people didn't… I didn't want anything to come in between that family." –Director Todd Phillips on why he fired Mel Gibson from "The Hangover 2"
Zach Galifiankis on The Art of Awkward
"When I first started doing stand-up it was more joke related, but then I kind of got bored with that, and then it was more about entertaining myself. I gravitated towards awkwardness because I think that's funny. In my real life offstage I'm not very confrontational, but I love to see awkward. It makes me laugh every time." -Zach Galifiankis to NextMovie
K-Stew is Gettin' Busy With Vampires
"I think it should be like a balance. At some point it has to be real and it has to be adult because they’re not kids anymore, but a lot can be really sexy by being suggestive. It doesn’t have to be vulgar or explicit.” –Kristen Stewart on "Breaking Dawn" sex scene
Nicolas Cage Accommodates Iguanas
"One time Werner said something like, 'I have to get my iguanas in the movie. I need at least five minutes of iguana time in the movie, and if I don't get it I'll never make another film again…" –Nicolas Cage on his "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" director Werner Herzog
One Hobbit Still Thinks Peter Jackson is Precious
"When Guillermo del Toro was attached… I felt very good about Guillermo doing it. He would have been amazing. Now, I can’t really imagine anyone outside of Peter doing it." -Elijah Wood talks "The Hobbit" with NextMovie
Guillermo del Toro Likes 'Scott Pilgrim'
"Anybody that didn't see this is a motherf**ker." – director Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth") signing a DVD of Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" at a promo event
Olivia Wilde on 'Tron Legacy' Co-star Jeff Bridges
"Oh, he's so cool. I mean, he's The Dude! It doesn't get cooler than that! It's funny, the production crew of 'New Moon' was in town shooting and they wanted to have a bowl off, and I was like, 'Bring it on. You know we have The Dude, do you really want to have a bowl off?'" –Olivia Wilde to MTV during filming
Jessica Alba vs. Screenwriters
"Good actors never use the script unless it's amazing writing. All the good actors I've worked with, they all say whatever they want to say." – Jessica Alba in Elle Magazine
"Oh, Jessica… Do you know the real reason we hold table readings in pre-production? So the actors will read the entire script at least once." –Screenwriter John August ("Big Fish") in his blog
Russell Brand is a Force To Be Reckoned With
"When I first became famous in the United Kingdom it was helpful because it meant there wasn’t a spite of 'this bloke’s a drug addict,' 'this bloke f**ks all these women' because I was just making jokes about all those things already, so it made me some kind of incorruptible indefatigable, indestructible force." –Russell Brand on his media candor
Where Michael J. Fox is Going He Doesn't Need Roads
“To be associated with a film that just flat-out makes people happy is such a blessing and a tremendous privilege, and I’ll always be grateful for it. People’s eyes light up when they talk about it. I’ve been in Asia, Africa, Europe and even Bhutan; people know the movie there. It’s just an amazing thing.” –Michael J. Fox during the 25th Anniversary Reunion for "Back to the Future"