Author Information

Last name
Harrison Coburn III
James Coburn
August 31, 1928
November 18, 2002
North American
Zodiac sign

James Coburn Movies

  • Masterminds
  • Snow Dogs
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Payback
  • Affliction
  • The Nutty Professor
  • Eraser
  • Maverick
  • Sister Act 2: Back in…
  • The Player
  • Crash Landing: The…
  • Hudson Hawk
  • Young Guns II
  • Martin’s Day
  • Looker
  • The Muppet Movie
  • The Great Escape

James Coburn movie quotes, phrases and lines

La trovi inAbout Colleagues

“Steve has to prove he had a worse childhood than anybody else. Only one other person I know can compete with him and that’s Charles Bronson.”
James Coburn On Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson

From the movie: Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

“- Mr. Crisp: Teach them how to play… soccer.
– Father Maurice: We don’t have the balls for that.”
James Coburn – Mr. Crisp
Barnard Hughes – Father Maurice

La trovi inHistory of Cinema in Quotes

“Studios have been trying to get rid of the actor for a long time and now they can do it. They got animation.”
James Coburn

La trovi inCelebrities on other topics

“I don’t like ‘popular.’”
James Coburn

La trovi inCareer in Cinema

“But my first jobs were acting jobs.”
James Coburn

From the movie: Snow Dogs

“You know, I’ve always believed that a man who don’t tell it like it is, is a liar.”
James Coburn – Thunder Jack

From the movie: Monsters, Inc.

“Kids, these days. They just don’t get scared like they used to.”
James Coburn – Waternoose

From the movie: Affliction

“- Wade Whitehouse: Love? What the fuck do you know about love?
– Glen Whitehouse: Love? I’m made of love!”
Nick Nolte – Wade Whitehouse
James Coburn – Glen Whitehouse

From the movie: Looker

“Television is the American ideal. Persuasion without coercion. Nobody makes us watch it. Who could have predicted that a free people would voluntarily spend one fifth of their lives sitting in front of a box with pictures?”
James Coburn – John Reston

From the movie: Looker

“Fifteen years sitting in prison is punishment. But 15 years sitting in front of a television set is entertainment.”
James Coburn – John Reston

From the movie: Monsters, Inc.

“There’s nothing more toxic or deadly than a human child. A single touch could kill you. Leave a door open, and one can walk right into this factory; right into the monster world.”
James Coburn – Waternoose

From the movie: Young Guns II

– John Simpson Chisum: Bonney you are a fool! You call yourself “The Scourge of New Mexico” but by God, I am New Mexico, and you are dead.
– William H. ‘Billy the Kid’ Bonney: Chuckles… let me tell you something Mr. New Mexico. I wouldn’t give a bucket of piss for your future!
James Coburn – John Simpson Chisum
Emilio Estevez – William H. ‘Billy the Kid’ Bonney

From the movie: Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

“Have you been drinking more of that sacramental wine, Father?”
James Coburn – Mr. Crisp

From the movie: Affliction

“Christ, Sally! You are such a good person. Capital G! By God you are… you are so much better than I am. I am no goddamn good at all. And you… you are truly a good person. Like a fucking saint!”

James Coburn – Glen Whitehouse

From the movie: Looker

“Television can control public opinion more effectively than armies of secret police, because television is entirely voluntary. The American government forces our children to attend school, but nobody forces them to watch TV. Americans of all ages submit to television.”
James Coburn – John Reston

From the movie: Snow Dogs

“- Thunder Jack: I can’t believe you actually bit that dog on the ear.
– Ted Brooks: But that’s what everyone says you’re supposed to do.
– Thunder Jack: Well, sure, but… I never met a man dumb enough to do it!”
James Coburn – Thunder Jack
Cuba Gooding Jr. – Ted Brooks

From the movie: Looker

“The average American now spends more than one and a half years of his life just watchingtelevision commercials. Fifty minutes, every day of his life, watching commercials. Now, that’s power.”
James Coburn – John Reston

From the movie: The Muppet Movie

“- El Sleezo Cafe Owner: That’s toughest, meanest, filthiest pest hole on the face of the earth!
– Kermit the Frog: Why not complain to the owner?
– El Sleezo Cafe Owner: I am the owner.”
James Coburn – El Sleezo Cafe Owner
Jim Henson – Kermit the Frog

From the movie: The Great Escape

“- Sedgwick ‘Manufacturer’: Danny, do you speak Russian?
– Danny ‘Tunnel King’: A little, but only one sentence.
– Sedgwick ‘Manufacturer’: Well, let me have it, mate.
– Danny ‘Tunnel King’: Ya vas lyublyu.
– Sedgwick ‘Manufacturer’: Ya ya vas…
– Danny ‘Tunnel King’: Lyublyu.
– Sedgwick ‘Manufacturer’: Lyubliu? Ya vas lyubliu. Ya vas lyublyu….” (continue)(continue reading)
James Coburn – Sedgwick ‘Manufacturer’
Charles Bronson – Danny ‘Tunnel King’