Damian over at Windmills Of My Mind wrote a recent post about how Philip Baker Hall might just be the Real Zodiac killer. An interesting thought. Which got me thinking about Philip Baker Hall. I'm not sure he's the Zodiac killer, but what I am sure about is that Philip Baker Hall might just be responsible for the best quote in movie history. As Floyd Gondolli in Boogie Nights, he delivered these three sweet sweet lines to Jack Horner.
"I like simple pleasures, like butter in my ass, lollipops in my mouth. That's just me. That's just something that I enjoy."
It was so good that you can see Robert Ridgely laughing in the background. Maybe it wasn't scripted, maybe it was. Maybe P.T. Anderson and Philip were rehearsing it without the knowledge of the rest of the cast, who knows. Who cares. It's one of the most memorable, honest, spontaneous quotes I have ever experienced in a movie.
And for my money, it is the best.