Aspiring actor? Movie buff? Lover of the title of The Vagina Monologues? Well, you’re in luck because the following list is a compilation of the third word in that title.
Whoever you may be, check out the following films and their respective monologues for some quality Hollywood magic.
Salvatore Corsitto in “The Godfather”
As the opening scene to one of the best-known movies of all time, Corsitto’s monologue sets the tone for a world of violence, betrayal and injustice. “I believe in America” is an important moment in movie history and deserves a long look.
Robin Williams in “Good Will Hunting”
Not only is “Good Will Hunting” an amazing movie with a compelling plotline and young Matt Damon lookin’ fine, but it also has one of the best monologues in movie history. No one could deliver this speech to an arrogant young adult as well as Robin Williams. Check out the links below for the text and clip of the moving moment and if you haven’t already, make sure to watch the entire film.
Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”
As the third installment, “At World’s End” is sometimes disregarded as an episodic stunt for more profit, but it actually serves as some solid entertainment and even has some worthwhile messages. A prime example is Captain Jack Sparrow’s speech to the pirate lords. He throws around cuttlefish in a convincing analogy combined with a lovely William Congreve reference to convince his audience that fight is superior to flight. Check it out.
Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl”
There’s nothing quite like the insight into the mind of a sociopath. Although she may not be 100 percent relatable, Pike’s character does make some interesting points.
Charlie Chaplin in “The Great Dictator”
Incredibly relevant and probably the most famous monologue ever.
Bonus: Kate Winslet in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”
These excerpts may not be full-on monologues, but they’re entertaining nonetheless. Go ahead and control-F these starting points and enjoy the screenwriting.
“Maybe gay isn’t the right word …”
“What’s the goal, Joel?”
Video: You can order this DVD on Netflix.