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Happy 65th birthday to Jeremy Irons, one of our all-time favorite movie villains. Like so many velvet-voiced Brits before him, he's played more than his share of bad guys -- but that's just because he's so damn good at it.

His every intonation seems to have the vocal equivalent of a raised eyebrow -- it's somehow disdainful, amused, and bizarrely detached all at the same time. Whether playing a deranged doctor, a power-mad brother, or a sensitive lover, he's always insinuated so much more than the dialogue itself.

Therefore, for Irons's birthday, we present you with the actor's eight most memorable lines. We've included clips but we're quite sure most of these are mostly embedded in your memory.



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