Burgess Meredith

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Author Information

Name
Oliver Burgess
Last name
Meredith
Pseudonym
Burgess Meredith
Born
November 16, 1907
Died
September 9, 1997
Gender
male
Nationality
North American
Profession
actor, film director, film producer
Zodiac sign
Scorpio

Burgess Meredith Movies

  • Rocky Balboa
  • Grumpier Old Men
  • Camp Nowhere
  • Grumpy Old Men
  • Rocky V
  • State of Grace
  • Full Moon in Blue Water
  • Santa Claus
  • Twilight Zone: The Movie
  • Rocky III
  • True Confessions
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Rocky II
  • Magic
  • Foul Play
  • Rocky
  • Story of G.I. Joe
  • That Uncertain Feeling
  • Second Chorus
  • San Francisco Docks
  • Of Mice and Men

Burgess Meredith movie quotes, phrases and lines

From the movie: Grumpy Old Men

“Kids: can’t live with them, can’t shoot them.”
Burgess Meredith – Grandpa Gustafson

From the movie: Grumpier Old Men

“- Grandpa Gustafson: Last Thursday, I turned 95 years old. And I never exercised a day in my life. Every morning, I wake up, and I smoke a cigarette. And then I eat five strips of bacon. And for lunch, I eat a bacon sandwich. And for a midday snack?
– John Gustafson: Bacon.
– Grandpa Gustafson: Bacon!”

Burgess Meredith – Grandpa Gustafson
Jack Lemmon – John Gustafson

From the movie: Rocky

“- Mickey: You had the talent to become a good fighter, but instead of that, you become a legbreaker to some cheap, second rate loanshark!
– Rocky: It’s a living.
– Mickey: It’s a waste of life!”

Burgess Meredith – Mickey
Sylvester Stallone – Rocky Balboa

From the movie: Rocky III

“- Mickey Goldmill: What’s the matter with you? Why do you wanna fight this guy? Does anything normal go through your head?
– Rocky Balboa: Nothing that I remember.”

Burgess Meredith – Mickey Goldmill
Sylvester Stallone – Rocky Balboa

From the movie: Rocky II

“- Mickey: Why do you have to wear that stinkin’ sweatsuit?
– Rocky Balboa: It brings me luck, you know?
– Mickey: Brings you luck! I’ll tell you what it brings, it brings flies!”

Burgess Meredith – Mickey
Sylvester Stallone – Rocky Balboa

“I’ll just take amusement at being a paradox.”
Burgess Meredith

“Like the seasons of the year, life changes frequently and drastically. You enjoy it or endure it as it comes and goes, as it ebbs and flows.”
Burgess Meredith

“I was born a character actor. I was never really a leading man type.”
Burgess Meredith

From the movie: Story of G.I. Joe

“It’s a world the other world will never know. Even the Air Force. Up there, they approach death differently. When they die, they’re clean-shaven, well fed, if that’s any comfort. But the G.I., well, he lives so miserably and he dies so miserably…”
Burgess Meredith – Ernie Pyle – Scripps-Howard War Correspondent

From the movie: Second Chorus

“- Hank Taylor: I’ll buy you a cigar.
– J. Lester Chisholm: I don’t like cigars.
– Hank Taylor: Don’t you worry about it! I’ll smoke it myself.”

Burgess Meredith – Hank Taylor
Charles Butterworth – J. Lester Chisholm

From the movie: Magic

“A pro never forgets his good lines.”
Burgess Meredith – Ben Greene

From the movie: Rocky II

“- Rocky Balboa: [noticing Mickey’s hearing aid] What’s that in your ear there?
– Mickey: What it is, is I hear stupid things better.”

Sylvester Stallone – Rocky Balboa
Burgess Meredith – Mickey

From the movie: Rocky III

“- Rocky Balboa: He’s just another fighter.
– Mickey Goldmill: No, he ain’t just another fighter! This guy is a wrecking machine! And he’s hungry! Hell, you ain’t been hungry since you won that belt.”

Sylvester Stallone – Rocky Balboa
Burgess Meredith – Mickey Goldmill

From the movie: Foul Play

“Like that man told you in the movies last night, beware of the midgets. They’re taking over the world.”
Burgess Meredith – Mr. Hennessey

From the movie: Rocky

“- Mickey: Your nose is broken.
– Rocky: How does it look?
– Mickey: Ah, it’s an improvement.”

Burgess Meredith – Mickey
Sylvester Stallone – Rocky Balboa

From the movie: Rocky II

“- Rocky Balboa: Three, four…
– Mickey: Now remember, I want 500 hard ones. Go!
– Rocky Balboa: Where was I, seven or eight?”

Sylvester Stallone – Rocky Balboa
Burgess Meredith – Mickey

From the movie: Rocky II

“- Mickey: Left handed fighters, they’re the worst. They lead with their face mostly, trying to throw that big left. Right’s no damn good. They ought to outlaw southpaws.
– Rocky Balboa: Why didn’t you tell me this before?
– Mickey: I didn’t wanna hurt your feelings.”

Burgess Meredith – Mickey
Sylvester Stallone – Rocky Balboa

From the movie: Santa Claus

“- Santa Claus: How can I do so much in just one night?
– Ancient Elf: Oh, yes, well know this: time travels with you. The night of the world is a passage of endless night for you, until your mission is done.”

David Huddleston – Santa Claus
Burgess Meredith – Ancient Elf

From the movie: Grumpier Old Men

– Grandpa Gustafson: And finally, the baby bear looked and he said, “Somebody’s sleeping in my bed, and the bastard’s still there!” But Goldylocks had a Remington semi-automatic, with a scope and a hair-trigger!
– Allie, Melanie’s Daughter: That’s not the way it goes!
– Grandpa Gustafson: And that was the end of the Three Bears.

Burgess Meredith – Grandpa Gustafson
Katie Sagona – Allie, Melanie’s Daughter

From the movie: Rocky III

“Rock, let’s put it this way. Now, three years ago you was supernatural. You was hard and you was nasty and you had this cast-iron jaw but then the worst thing happened to you, that could happen to any fighter. You got civilized.”
Burgess Meredith – Mickey Goldmill

From the movie: Magic

“- Ben Greene: Sadie, what’s the first rule for being an agent?
– Sadie: Never forget an actor killed Lincoln.
– Ben Greene: Head of the class!”

Burgess Meredith – Ben Greene
Lillian Randolph – Sadie

From the movie: Clash of the Titans

“I was partial to tragedy in my youth. That was before experience taught me that life was tragical enough without my having to write about it.”
Burgess Meredith – Ammon

From the movie: Grumpier Old Men

“- John Gustafson: Nobody slept with anybody.
– Grandpa Gustafson: Speak for yourself.”

Jack Lemmon – John Gustafson
Burgess Meredith – Grandpa Gustafson

From the movie: Rocky V

“This is the favorite thing that I have on this Earth. And Rocky Marciano give me that. You know what it was? His cufflink. Huh? And now I’m givin’ it to you and it, it’s gotta be like a, like an angel on your shoulder see? If you ever get hurt and you feel that you’re goin’ down this little angel is gonna whisper in your ear. It’s gonna say,…” (continue)(continue reading)
Burgess Meredith – Mickey Goldmill

From the movie: Twilight Zone: The Movie

“Portrait of a woman in transit. Helen Foley, age 27. Occupation: schoolteacher. Up until now, the pattern of her life has been one of unrelenting sameness, waiting for something different to happen. Helen Foley doesn’t know it yet, but her waiting has just ended.”
Burgess Meredith – Narrator

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