• [to Arnold Schwarzenegger after the massive hit of Conan the Barbarian] I make you a star.
  • No one cry when Jaws die but when the monkey die, people gonna cry. Intellectuals gonna love Kong. Even film buffs who love the first Kong gonna love ours. Why? Because I no give them crap.
  • [to Arnold Schwarzenegger, when Schwarzenegger came to read for the title role in De Laurentiis's *Flash Gordon*] You have an accent! I cannot use you for Flash-a Gordon! Nah! Flash-a Gordon has no accent! I cannot use you! Nah!