10 Famous Movie Lines You're Probably Misquoting

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Warner Bros.

From Star Wars to The Silence of the Lambs, there’s a very good chance that you may have been misquoting your favorite movies all along. Don’t worry—you’re not alone. Here are 10 of the most common movie misquotations.

1. "MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL—WHO IS THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL?" // SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)

The jealous Queen’s queries to her magic mirror are a regular occurrence throughout Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, yet somehow many viewers managed to miss what she actually asks that piece of glass: “Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”

2. "BADGES? WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN’ BADGES!"// THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)

The real quote from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is, "Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!"

3. "PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM." // CASABLANCA (1942)

Probably one of the most famous movie quotes of all time never actually happened. Ingrid Bergman's actual quote is, "Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By." And later Humphrey Bogart says, "You played it for her, you can play it for me!"

4. "A MAN'S GOTTA DO WHAT A MAN'S GOTTA DO." // HONDO (1953)

Yeah, it sounds like something John Wayne would say. But he didn't, at least not in those words. In Hondo, The Duke says, "A man oughta do what he thinks is best."

It's also often thought to be from the Alan Ladd movie Shane, but he didn't say it either. There are two similar quotes from that movie, though:

"I couldn't do what I gotta do if I hadn't always knowed that I could trust ya"

"A man has to be what he is."

5. "DO YOU FEEL LUCKY, PUNK?" // DIRTY HARRY (1971)

Well, do ya? Probably not if you thought that quote was accurate. Clint Eastwood really says, "You've got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?"

6. "WE’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT." // JAWS (1975)

Even the most rabid Jaws fan might be guilty of mishearing this line, in part because Brody (Roy Scheider) has got a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, and speaks the line—which is “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”—in a rather shocked state.

7. "LUKE, I AM YOUR FATHER." // THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)

Another insanely famous quote that is wrong: "Luke, I am your father." Darth says it, sure, but not quite like that. He leaves off the "Luke" part and simply says, "No, I am your father."

8. "IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME." // FIELD OF DREAMS (1989)

Though Kevin Costner’s Field of Dreams brings all sorts of legendary ballplayers to his yard, the voice that tells him to build the field only promises a single person. The voice tells him (very clearly): “If you build it, he will come.”

9. "HELLO, CLARICE." // THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)

Dr. Lecter does greet Clarice in The Silence of the Lambs, but his actual words are, "Good evening, Clarice."

10. "LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GONNA GET." // FORREST GUMP (1994)

There are two real sayings from the movie, but not quite that one. Here are the two:

"My momma always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get," said by Forrest.

"Life is like a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you're gonna get," said by Forrest's mom.

Wayfair’s Fourth of July Clearance Sale Takes Up to 60 Percent Off Grills and Outdoor Furniture

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Wayfair/Weber

This Fourth of July, Wayfair is making sure you can turn your backyard into an oasis while keeping your bank account intact with a clearance sale that features savings of up to 60 percent on essentials like chairs, hammocks, games, and grills. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

Outdoor Furniture

Brisbane bench from Wayfair
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- Jericho 9-Foot Market Umbrella $92 (Save 15 percent)
- Woodstock Patio Chairs (Set of Two) $310 (Save 54 percent)
- Brisbane Wooden Storage Bench $243 (Save 62 percent)
- Kordell Nine-Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions $1800 (Save 27 percent)
- Nelsonville 12-Piece Multiple Chairs Seating Group $1860 (Save 56 percent)
- Collingswood Three-Piece Seating Group with Cushions $410 (Save 33 percent)

Grills and Accessories

Dyna-Glo electric smoker.
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- Spirit® II E-310 Gas Grill $479 (Save 17 percent)
- Portable Three-Burner Propane Gas Grill $104 (Save 20 percent)
- Digital Bluetooth Electric Smoker $224 (Save 25 percent)
- Cuisinart Grilling Tool Set $38 (Save 5 percent)

Outdoor games

American flag cornhole game.
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- American Flag Cornhole Board $57 (Save 19 percent)
- Giant Four in a Row Game $30 (Save 6 percent)
- Giant Jenga Game $119 (Save 30 percent)

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Mark Hamill Revealed the One Line From Star Wars: A New Hope That Wasn't Scripted

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Michael Tran/Getty Images

Mark Hamill is truly the ultimate resource when it comes to behind-the-scenes knowledge of the Star Wars franchise. He has previously revealed his favorite scene from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and his thoughts on his final appearance as Luke Skywalker in The Rise of Skywalker, as well as giving hilarious explanations for old set photos. Hamill often responds to fan questions about the films on Twitter, and he recently gave an inside look at a moment from Episode IV.

Twitter user @CharlestonBrian posted an image with text that read: "Luke's line in A New Hope, 'I can't see a thing in this helmet,' was not scripted. Mark Hamill said this to Harrison Ford when he thought the cameras had stopped rolling. They, however, decided to leave it in." Naturally, Luke Skywalker himself had something to add.

"It was not scripted, but I said it when I knew the cameras were rolling. I knew it didn't matter because I had the helmet on & no one could see my face anyway. Everyone liked it, so George [Lucas] let me keep the line in subsequent takes. #TrueStory," Hamill explained. You can check out the exchange below.

It's fun to hear about unexpected movie moments that made the final cut despite not being planned. With any luck, Hamill will continue to reveal Star Wars facts and trivia for years to come. And in the meantime, all nine movies in the Skywalker Saga are currently available to stream on Disney+. Watch with a subscription here.

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