R.J. MacReady
Kurt Russell as "R.J. MacReady" in The Thing (1982):
Childs, we're going out to give Blair the test. If you see him trying to make his way back here and we're not with him... burn him.
John Doe
John Doe
Actor: Kevin Spacey (age 36 in this movie)
John Doe's Memorable Quotes:
John Doe
Det. David Mills
It's more comfortable for you to label me as insane.It's VERY comfortable.
Det. David Mills
John Doe
Wait, I thought all you did was kill innocent people.Innocent? Is that supposed to be funny? An obese man... a disgusting man who could barely stand up; a man who if you saw him on the street, you'd point him out to your friends so that they could join you in mocking him; a man, who if you saw him while you were eating, you wouldn't be able to finish your meal. After him, I picked the lawyer and I know you both must have been secretly thanking me for that one. This is a man who dedicated his life to making money by lying with every breath that he could muster to keeping murderers and rapists on the streets!Murderers?A woman...Murderers, John, like yourself?

[interrupts]

A woman... so ugly on the inside she couldn't bear to go on living if she couldn't be beautiful on the outside. A drug dealer, a drug dealing pederast, actually! And let's not forget the disease-spreading whore! Only in a world this shitty could you even try to say these were innocent people and keep a straight face. But that's the point. We see a deadly sin on every street corner, in every home, and we tolerate it. We tolerate it because it's common, it's trivial. We tolerate it morning, noon, and night. Well, not anymore. I'm setting the example. What I've done is going to be puzzled over and studied and followed... forever.
John Doe
Det. David Mills
Realize detective, the only reason that I'm here right now is that I wanted to be.No, no, we would have got you eventually.Oh really? So, what were you doing? Biding your time? Toying with me? Allowing five innocent people to die until you felt like springing your trap? Tell me, what was the indisputable evidence you were going to use on me right before I walked up to you and put my hands in the air?
John Doe
Become vengeance, David. Become wrath.
John Doe
Det. Lt. William Somerset

[about Tracy to Mills]

She begged for her life...Shut up!She begged for her life and...Shut up!She begged for her life and the life of the baby inside her.

[Somerset punches him]

Oh... he didn't know.
John Doe
Nothing wrong with a man taking pleasure in his work. I won't deny my own personal desire to turn each sin against the sinner.
John Doe
What sick ridiculous puppets we are / and what gross little stage we dance on / What fun we have dancing and fucking / Not a care in the world / Not knowing that we are nothing / We are not what was intended.
John Doe
Wanting people to listen, you can't just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you'll notice you've got their strict attention.
Det. David Mills
Det. Lt. William Somerset
John Doe
[William Somerset looks at an object in the road]What do you got?Dead dog.I didn't do that.
John Doe
It seems that envy is my sin.
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Det. Lt. William Somerset
Don't ask me to pity those people. I don't mourn them any more than I do the thousands that died at Sodom and Gomorrah.Is that to say, John, that what you were doing was God's good work?The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Det. David Mills
John Doe
I seem to remember us knocking on your door.Oh, that's right. And I seem to remember breaking your face.
Det. David Mills
John Doe
[picks up the phone]Hello?I admire you. I don't know how you found me, but imagine my surprise. I respect you law enforcement agents more everyday.Well, I appreciate that... John. I tell you...No, no, you listen, all right? I'll be readjusting my schedule in light of today's little... setback. I just had to call and express my admiration. Sorry I had to hurt... one of you, but I really didn't have a choice, did I?Hmm.You will accept my apology, won't you? I feel like saying more, but I don't want to ruin the surprise.

[hangs up]

John Doe
[to Mills] Detective. Detective. DETECTIVE! You're looking for me.
John Doe
I visited your home this morning after you'd left. I tried to play husband. I tried to taste the life of a simple man. It didn't work out, so I took a souvenir... her pretty head.
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