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  • Jerry Maguire: Jerry Maguire remains popular due to memorable quotations, including "Show me the money!" (shouted repeatedly in a phone exchange between Rod Tidwell and Jerry Maguire), "You complete me", "Help me help you", and "You had me at 'hello'" (said by Dorothy Boyd after a lengthy romantic plea by Jerry Maguire), and "Kwan" (a word used by Rod Tidwell meaning love, respect, community, and money) mentioned by Tidwell to illustrate the difference between himself and other football players: "Other football players may have the coin, but they won't have the 'Quan'". These lines are largely attributed to Cameron Crowe, director and screenwriter of the movie. The film was well received, with Cuba Gooding, Jr. winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rod Tidwell, the Arizona Cardinals football player who sticks with Maguire. Cruise was also nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role and although Renée Zellweger missed out on a nomination for her portrayal of Dorothy Boyd, it was Zellweger's breakout role. The film itself was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, and crew members on the film were nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Film Editing awards. In June 2008, AFI revealed its "Ten top Ten"—the best ten films in ten "classic" American film genres—after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community. Jerry Maguire was acknowledged as the tenth best film in the sports genre. Tommy Boy: The film did well financially, but was disliked by critics. 'Tommy Boy' opened as the No. 1 movie in the United States on March 31, 1995, but fell out of the Top 20 within seven weeks. Total U.S. box office gross was $32,648,673. Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert wrote: "No one is funny in Tommy Boy. There are no memorable lines. None of the characters are interesting except for the enigmatic figure played by Rob Lowe, who seems to have wandered over from Hamlet. " In the New York Times, reviewer Caryn James said the film was: " ... the very poor cousin of a dopey Jim Carrey movie." Rottentomatoes.com's index rates the film at 46 percent, earning it a designation as "rotten." Billy Madison: The film earned poor reviews when first being released, Peter Rainer of the L.A. Times commented; " Sandler has a bad habit of thinking he is funnier than we do". Rotten Tomatoes reviewers only gave the film a 41%, considering the film "rotten". The RT community has given the film a 67%, considering the film fresh, it has also over the years been described as one of Sandler's best leading roles and his first film that broke him into superstardom, giving the film an extremely strong cult following.

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