Writing a perfect script? Pretty freakin' impossible. Getting actors to deliver said script entirely at their peak talent? Even rarer. But getting a single line written and performed in a way that movie fans can only describe as "iconic"? Pure, pure magic.
So, with that in mind, if there was an Academy Award given for "Best Single Line Delivered in a Motion Picture," which lines would've FOR SURE taken home the gold?
Maybe your pick is something classic and oft-quoted, like James Earl Jones' delivery of the ultimate plot twist line — "No, I am your father" — from The Empire Strikes Back (1980):
Or perhaps it's something more recent — like Rooney Mara's impeccable delivery of the absolute burn, "You’re going to go through life thinking that girls don’t like you because you’re a nerd, and I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that won’t be true: It’ll be because you’re an asshole" in The Social Network (2010):
Heck, maybe your choice isn't from something widely considered "award-worthy," and you'd instead give the Oscar to this forever-quotable moment from the cult classic film, They Live (1988):
So, what single line delivery do you think was so perfect, it deserved this fake Oscar that I totally made up? Share your choice and a little bit about why in the comments below for a chance to be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post and/or video!