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The Origins of 10 Famous Movie Catchphrases

Audiences can forget the acting and the plot in a movie, but sometimes it’s those catchphrases, those memorable lines, that stick with us. Movie dialogue has become part of our cultural lexicon — and thanks to the Internet, one doesn’t even have to see a film in order to become attached to a clever string of words. After spotting a video that explains the origin of Matthew McConaughey’s recently resurrected catchphrase from Dazed and Confused, featured after the break, we went searching for more stories behind oft-quoted cinematic dialogue.

Dazed And Confused

Matthew McConaughey plays stunted 20-something David Wooderson in Richard Linklater’s angsty ’90s-era tale. His catchphrase in the film, “All right, all right, all right,” has been on the lips of everyone lately thanks to the recent McConaissance — and that surreal Oscar speech. We now know how the actor came up with the catchphrase — and it involves Jim Morrison, of all people. Watch the below interview with CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.

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