Love Actually (2003) Poster


Liam Neeson: Daniel



  • [deleted scene; Daniel and Sam are discussing Sam's true love] 

    Daniel : Option One: ask her out.

    Sam : Impossible.

    Daniel : Fair enough. Option Two: become her friend.

    Sam : She's the most popular girl in school and she hates boys.

    Daniel : Okay. Option Three: kidnap her and keep her tied up in your room until she agrees to marry you.

    Sam : It's a route I've considered.

    Daniel : And quite rightly rejected on the grounds of...

    Sam : Hygiene.

  • Daniel : So what's the problem, Sammy-o? Is it just Mum, or is it something else? Maybe... school - are you being bullied? Or is it something worse? Can you give me any clues at all?

    Sam : You really want to know?

    Daniel : I really want to know.

    Sam : Even though you won't be able to do anything to help?

    Daniel : Even if that's the case, yeah.

    Sam : Okay. Well, the truth is... actually... I'm in love.

    Daniel : Sorry?

    Sam : I know I should be thinking about Mum all the time, and I am. But the truth is, I'm in love and I was before she died, and there's nothing I can do about it.

    Daniel : [laughs]  Aren't you a bit young to be in love?

    Sam : No.

    Daniel : Oh, well, okay... right. Well, I mean, I'm a little relieved.

    Sam : Why?

    Daniel : Well, because I thought it would be something worse.

    Sam : [incredulous]  Worse than the total agony of being in love?

    Daniel : Oh. No, you're right. Yeah, total agony.

  • Daniel : Tell her that you love her.

    Sam : No way! Anyway, they fly tonight.

    Daniel : Even better! Sam, you've got nothin' to lose, and you'll always regret it if you don't! I never told your mom enough. I should have told her everyday because she was perfect everyday. You've seen the films, kiddo. It ain't over 'til its over.

    Sam : Okay, Dad. Let's do it. Let's go get the shit kicked out of us by love.

  • Sam : There's this big concert at the end of term, and Joanna's in it. And I thought, maybe if I was in the band, and played absolutely superbly, there's a chance that she might actually fall in love with me. What do you think?

    Daniel : I think it's brilliant! I think it's stellar! Uh, apart from the one, obvious, tiny, little baby little hiccup...

    Sam : That I don't play a musical instrument.

    Daniel : Yessir.

    Sam : A tiny, insignificant detail.

  • Daniel : So, let's go. We can definitely crack this. Remember, I was a kid once, too. So come on, it's someone at school, right?

    Sam : Yeah.

    Daniel : Aha, good, good. And what does she - he - feel about ya?

    Sam : *She* doesn't even know my name. And even if she did, she'd despise me. She's the coolest girl in school and everyone worships her because she's heaven.

    Daniel : Good. Good.

    [sits on the couch next to Sam] 

    Daniel : Well...


    Daniel : Basically, you're fucked, aren't you?

  • Daniel : You know, Sammy, I'm sure she's unique and extraordinary, but... the general wisdom is that, in the end, there isn't just one person for each of us.

    Sam : There was for Kate and Leo. There was for you. There is for me.

    [holds up one finger] 

    Sam : She's "the one".

    Daniel : Fair enough.

  • [at his wife's funeral] 

    Daniel : Jo and I had uh, a lot of time to prepare for this moment. Some of her, uh, requests - for instance, that I should bring Claudia Schiffer as my date to the funeral - I was confident she expected me to ignore.

  • [at his wife's funeral] 

    Daniel : When she first mentioned what's about to happen, I said, "Over my dead body." And she said, "No, Daniel, over mine... "

  • Daniel : And her name's Joanna?

    Sam : Yeah, I know, just like Mum. Spooky.

    Daniel : Well, in one way then, we're in luck. At least we still have the god-like genius of Scott Walker.

    [he puts Scott Walker's "Joanna" on the stereo, and they lip-sync to it] 

  • Sam : Daniel, I have a plan!

    Daniel : Thank the Lord! Tell me.

    Sam : Well, girls love musicians, don't they?

    Daniel : Uh-huh.

    Sam : Even the really weird ones get girlfriends.

    Daniel : That's right. Meatloaf definitely got laid at least once. For God's sake, Ringo Starr married a Bond girl!

    Sam : [looks at him strangely]  Whatever.

  • [In the airport, Daniel, Carol, Sam, and Carol's son are waiting. Joanna appears at the gate] 

    Sam : There she is!

    [he runs to her] 

    Joanna Anderson : Hi!

    [Sam wants to kiss her, but holds back] 

    Sam : Hello.

    Daniel : [watching]  Agh! He should have kissed her...

    Carol : No, that's cool.

  • Daniel : She's going to say her final words, not through me, but inevitably, and ever so coolly... through the immortal genius of the Bay City Rollers.

  • Sam : By the way, I feel bad. I never asked you how your love life is going.

    Daniel : [mock chuckles]  No. As you know, that was a done deal long ago. Unless, of course, Claudia Schiffer calls, in which case I want you out of the house straight away, you wee motherless mongrel.

    Sam : Oh?

    Daniel : No, no, we'll want to have sex in every room. Including yours.

  • Daniel : You've seen the films, kiddo. It ain't over 'til it's over.

  • Daniel : [knocks on Sam's door]  Sam, time for dinner.

    Sam : I'm not hungry.

    Daniel : Sam... I've done chicken kebabs!

    Sam : Look at the sign on the door.

    [he starts practising his drums; Daniel leans back and looks at the sign, which says, "I SAID - I'M NOT HUNGRY"] 

    Daniel : Right.

  • Daniel : I'm afraid that there's somethin' really wrong, you know. I mean, clearly it's about his mum, but Christ, he might be injecting heroin into his eyeballs for all I know.

    Karen : At the age of eleven?

    Daniel : Well, maybe not his eyeballs, then. Maybe just his veins.

  • Daniel : We need Kate, and we need Leo. And we need them now. Come on.

    [they go in and watch Titanic] 

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