by Mike Selinker


Each grouping is the lyrics of a song that shares its name with a movie starring the actor shown. All letters have been replaced by exclamation points except for a few that match the actor's name in length. The red exclamation points indicate words that, if you take their acrostic, spell out LIP-SYNCHER OF "GREAT BALLS OF FIRE," which in the film of that name is DENNIS QUAID.

Stephen Rea: THE CRYING GAME (Boy George)
One day soon I'm gonna tell the moon about the crying game
And if he knows maybe he'll explain
Why there are heartaches why there are tears
And what to do to stop feeling blue
When love disappears

Kate Bosworth: BEYOND THE SEA (Bobby Darin)
Somewhere beyond the sea
She's there watching for me
If I could fly like birds on high
Then straight to her arms I'd go sailing

Elvis Presley: JAILHOUSE ROCK (Elvis Presley)
The warden threw a party in the county jail
The prison band was there and they began to wail
The band was jumpin' and the joint began to swing
You should've heard those knocked out jailbirds sing

Morgan Freeman: LEAN ON ME (Bill Withers)
Please swallow your pride if I have things
You need to borrow
For no one can fill those of your needs
That you don't let show

Josh Lucas: SWEET HOME ALABAMA (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Well I heard Mister Young sing about her
Well I heard ole Neil put her down
Well I hope Neil Young will remember
A Southern man don't need him around anyhow

Rae Dawn Chong: SOUL MAN (Sam and Dave)
Got what I got the hard way
And I'll make it better each and every day
So honey don't you fret
Cause you ain't seen nothing yet

Jane Fonda: NINE TO FIVE (Dolly Parton)
Workin' 9 to 5 what a way to make a livin'
Barely gettin' by it's all takin' and no givin'
They just use your mind
And they never give you credit
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it

Anthony Quinn: LUST FOR LIFE (Iggy Pop)
I've been hurting since I've bought the gimmick
About something called love
Yeah something called love
Well that's like hypnotizing chickens
Well I'm just a modern guy
Of course I've had it in the ear before
I have a lust for life
Cause of a lust for life

Jon Cryer: PRETTY IN PINK (The Psychedelic Furs)
All of her lovers all talk of her notes
And the flowers that they never sent
And wasn't she easy
And isn't she pretty in pink

Buddy Ebsen: BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (Deep Blue Something)
And I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany's
She said I think I remember the film
And as I recall I think we both kinda liked it
And I said well that's the one thing we've got

Shannon Tweed: DETROIT ROCK CITY (Kiss)
I feel uptight on a Saturday night
Nine o'clock the radio's the only light
I hear my song and it pulls me through
Comes on strong tells me what I got to do

John Candy: ONLY THE LONELY (Roy Orbison)
There goes my baby
There goes my heart
They're gone forever
So far apart
But only the lonely
Know why
I cry
Only the lonely

Beau Bridges: LOVE CHILD (The Supremes)
I started my life in an old cold run-down tenement slum
My father left he never even married mom
I shared the guilt my mama knew
So afraid that others knew I had no name

Bruno Kirby: HELTER SKELTER (The Beatles)
When I get to the bottom
I go back to the top of the slide
Where I stop and I turn
And I go for a ride
Till I get to the bottom and I see you again

Justin Henry: SIXTEEN CANDLES (The Crests)
Sixteen candles make a lovely light
But not as bright as your eyes tonight
(As your eyes tonight oh)
Blow out the candles
Make your wish come true
For I'll be wishing that you love me too
(That you love me too)

Colin Firth: WHAT A GIRL WANTS (Christina Aguilera)
What a girl wants
What a girl needs
Whatever keeps me in your arms
And I'm thanking you for being there for me

Heather Graham: BOOGIE NIGHTS (Heatwave)
Boogie nights
It's alright when you got the feeling
Boogie nights
Hold it tight got to keep on dealing

Nicolas Cage: VALLEY GIRL (Frank Zappa)
Like my English teacher
He's like (valley girl)
He's like Mr. Bu-Fu (valley girl)
Were talking Lord God King Bu-Fu (valley girl)
I am so sure

Chloë Sevigny: BOYS DON'T CRY (The Cure)
I would tell you
That I loved you
If I thought that you would stay
But I know that it's no use
That you've already
Gone away

Jim Carrey: MAN ON THE MOON (R.E.M.)
Hey Andy did you hear about this one
Tell me are you locked in the punch
Andy are you goofing on Elvis
Hey baby are you having fun

Joan Cusack: CORRINA CORRINA (Bob Dylan)
Corrina Corrina
Gal where you been so long
Corrina Corrina
Gal where you been so long
I been worr'in' 'bout you baby
Baby please come home

Eugene Levy: AMERICAN PIE (Don McLean)
A long long time ago
I can still remember
How that music used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they'd be happy for a while

Judd Hirsch: RUNNING ON EMPTY (Jackson Browne)
Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
Looking back at the years gone by
Like so many summer fields
In sixty-five I was seventeen and running up one-o-one
I don't know where I'm running now I'm just running on

Ben Affleck: DAZED AND CONFUSED (Led Zeppelin)
Been dazed and confused for so long it's not true
Wanted a woman never bargained for you
Lots of people talk and few of them know
Soul of a woman was created below

Helen Hunt: GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN (Cyndi Lauper)
I come home in the morning light
My mother says when you gonna live your life right
Oh mother dear we're not the fortunate ones
And girls they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanna have fun

Clive Owen: CLOSER (Nine Inch Nails)
Help me I broke apart my insides
Help me I've got no soul to sell
Help me the only thing that works for me
Help me get away from myself

Julia Roberts: SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT (Bonnie Raitt)
I feel so foolish I never noticed
You'd act so nervous
Could you be falling for me
It took a rumor to make me wonder
Now I'm convinced I'm going under

Andy Garcia: WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN (Percy Sledge)
When a man loves a woman
Can't keep his mind on nothin' else
He'd trade the world
For a good thing he's found
If she is bad he can't see it
She can do no wrong
Turn his back on his best friend
If he puts her down