Minimal dialogues, maximum impact: From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Johnny Depp

  • Samarth Goyal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 21, 2016 07:32 IST
From Schwarzenegger to Depp- Here’s a look at some of the greatest acting performances with fewest lines.

After Matt Damon revealed that his character (Jason Bourne) in the upcoming film, Bourne, has only 25 lines to voice, here’s a look at some other iconic film characters with minimal dialogues.

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Henry Cavill

British actor Henry Cavill, who portrayed the famous caped superhero, Superman, in the second installment of the Man of steel franchise, had only 43 lines in the entire film, as compared to Ben Affleck’s Batman who had a lot of talking to do.

Henry Cavill only had 43 lines in the Batman v/s Superman : The dawn of justice.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

The 1991 film, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which saw actor Arnold Schwarzenegger as a human android, had about 700 words in the 140-odd minute-long film. And for that, he was paid $15 million in the film. That’s approximately $21,000 per word.

Arnold’s character of Terminator had about 700 words in the entire film.

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Tom Hardy

Barring the usual grunts, British actor Tom Hardy’s portrayal of Max in the 2015 hit fantasy/sci-fi film, Mad Max: Fury Road, had only about 7-8 lines in the film.

Tom Hardy’s Mad Max only spoke about 7-8 lines in the 2015 fantasty/sci-fi film Mad Max: Fury Road.

Johnny Depp

Playing the role of Edward, synthetic man with scissor hands, actor Johnny Depp relied more on his actions rather than words in the film, Edward Scissorhands. He merely spoke 169 words in the film.

Johnny Depp depended more on his body language than the number of dialogues. He had 169 words in the entire film.

Scarlett Johansson

Johansson’s portrayal of the alien in human disguise, driving around Scotland, had barely three lines in the entire film, Under The Skin.

Scarlett Johansson’s alien barely had “about 3 lines” in the entire film: Under The Skin.

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