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Movie Quote of the Day – The Goodbye Girl, 1977 (dir. Herbert Ross)


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Elliot Garfield: I think you’re dynamite, you know that? I love listening to you talk. I hate living with you but your conversation is first class.

Oscar Vault Monday – The Goodbye Girl, 1977 (dir. Herbert Ross)


This film was up for five Oscars, including Best Picture, ultimately losing to Woody Allen’s Annie Hall. Richard Dreyfuss did, however, win Best Actor – at 29 he was the youngest winner until Adrien Brody won for 2002’s The Pianist. Dreyfuss also won Best Actor at the BAFTAs, the Golden Globes, the Kansas City Film Critics and the LA Film Critics for his portrayal of some-time Shakespearean actor Elliot Garfield. Marsha Mason was also up for Best Actress, Quinn Cummings for Best Supporting Actress and Neil Simon for Best Original Screenplay – his only nomination in that category (he was nominated in the Adapted Screenplay category 3 times).

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