In Goodfellas, the ‘Am I a clown? Do I
amuse you?’ scene, where Tommy DeVito
(Joe Pesci) attacks Henry Hill (Ray Liotta)
for calling him a 'funny guy’, was Pesci’s
idea. He’d once worked at a restaurant
where he got a nasty reply after telling
a real-life mobster he was funny, so he
suggested it to director Martin Scorsese,
and they filmed it without a script to get
genuine reactions from the cast. Source
“Nobody can talk a junkie out of using. You can talk to them for years, but sooner or later they’re gonna get ahold of something. Maybe it’s not dope. Maybe it’s booze. Maybe it’s a gunshot to the head. But something. Something to relieve the pressures of their everyday life.”
I’ve been looking out of a window for eighteen years, dreaming about what I might feel like when those lights rise in the sky. What if it’s not everything I dreamed it would be? It will be.
And what if it is? What do I do then?
Well, that’s the good part I guess. You get to go find a new dream. (x)
I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate it, I hate the way you’re always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you’re not around, and the fact that you didn’t call. But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.