The Avengers (2012)
Gwyneth Paltrow: Pepper Potts
Pepper Potts : Is this about the Avengers? Which I know nothing about.
Tony Stark : The Avengers initiative was scrapped, I thought. And I didn't even qualify.
Pepper Potts : I didn't know that either.
Tony Stark : Apparently I'm volatile, self-obsessed, and don't play well with others.
Pepper Potts : That I did know.
Agent Phil Coulson : [via phone] Mr Stark, we need to talk.
Tony Stark : You have reached the life model decoy of Tony Stark, please leave a message.
Agent Phil Coulson : This is urgent.
Tony Stark : Then leave it urgently.
[Coulson enters Stark's penthouse, hanging up his cellphone]
Tony Stark : Security breach.
Tony Stark : [to Pepper] That's on you.
Agent Phil Coulson : Mr Stark.
Pepper Potts : Phil! Come in.
Tony Stark : "Phil?" Uh, his first name is "Agent."
Pepper Potts : Levels are holding steady... I think.
Tony Stark : Of course they are, I was directly involved. Which brings me to my next question: how does it feel to be a genius?
Pepper Potts : Well, ha, I really wouldn't know now, would I?
Tony Stark : What do you mean? All this came from you.
Pepper Potts : No. All this came from that.
[Points to the energy in his chest plate]
Tony Stark : Give yourself some credit, please. Stark Tower is your baby. Give yourself... 12% of the credit.
Pepper Potts : Twelve percent?
Tony Stark : An argument can be made for fifteen.
Pepper Potts : Twelve percent for my baby?
Tony Stark : Well, I did do all the heavy lifting. Literally, I lifted the heavy things. And sorry, but the security snafu? That was on you.
Pepper Potts : Oooooh.
Tony Stark : My private elevator...
Pepper Potts : You mean OUR elevator?
Tony Stark : ...was teeming with sweaty workmen. I'm going to pay for that comment about percentages in some subtle way later, aren't I?
Pepper Potts : Not gonna be that subtle.
Tony Stark : I'll tell you what. Next building's gonna say 'Potts' on the tower.
Pepper Potts : On the lease.
Tony Stark : ...Call your mom, can you bunk over?
Tony Stark : You're good on this end. The rest is up to you.
Pepper Potts : [on the other line] You disconnected the transition lines? Are we off the grid?
Tony Stark : Stark Tower is about to become a beacon of self-sustaining clean energy.
Pepper Potts : Wow. So maybe our reactor takes over and it actually works?
Tony Stark : I assume. Light her up.
[as Iron Man flies to the Stark Tower building, the power is switched on and the Stark sign lights up]
Pepper Potts : How does it look?
Tony Stark : Like Christmas, but with more... *me.*
Pepper Potts : Come on in. We're celebrating.
Tony Stark : Which is why he can't stay.
[flashes Coulson phony smile]
Agent Phil Coulson : We need you to look this over as soon as possible.
Tony Stark : I don't like being handed things...
Pepper Potts : [cuts Tony off] That's fine, because I love to be handed things.
[Pepper exchanges her champagne glass for Coulson's tablet]
Pepper Potts : So, let's trade.
[She takes Tony's champagne and gives him the tablet]
Pepper Potts : Thank you.
Tony Stark : [to Coulson] Official consulting hours are between 8 and 5 every other Thursday.
Pepper Potts : What is all of this?
Tony Stark : This is, uh...
[Different profiles appears in holographic form floating in the air in front of Stark and Pepper]
Tony Stark : This.
[Screens appear of Captain America in action, the Hulk roaring as he attacks the Army at Culver University, and another is of Loki and the Tesseract, to which Stark and Pepper look on in awe]
Pepper Potts : I'm going to take the jet to D.C. tonight.
Tony Stark : Tomorrow.
Pepper Potts : You've got homework. You've got a lot of homework.