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Steve Martin (Character)
from Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)

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Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)
[Opening voice over]
Steve Martin: This is Tokyo. Once a city of six million people. What has happened here was caused by a force which up until a few days ago was entirely beyond the scope of Man's imagination. Tokyo, a smoldering memorial to the unknown, an unknown which at this very moment still prevails and could at any time lash out with its terrible destruction anywhere else in the world. There were once many people here who could've told of what they saw... now there are only a few. My name is Steve Martin. I am a foreign correspondent for United World News. I was headed for an assignment in Cairo, when I stopped off in Tokyo for a social; but it turned out to be a visit to the living HELL of another world.

Steve Martin: [asking Officer Iwanaga]
Steve Martin: What is the name of this monster?
Old Man on Hill on Oto Island: Godzilla...
Security Officer Tomo Iwanaga: You hear that? Godzilla.
Steve Martin: So, they believe that this Godzilla is responsible for all the ship disasters?
Security Officer Tomo Iwanaga: They're certain of it!

Steve Martin: So, they believe that this Godzilla is responsible for all the ship disasters?
Security Officer Tomo Iwanaga: They're certain of it!

Steve Martin: I'm afraid my Japanese is a little rusty.

[last lines]
Steve Martin: The menace was gone... so was a great man. But the whole world can wake up and live again.

Security Officer Tomo Iwanaga: He claims he saw a monster - a horrible monster.
Steve Martin: If he saw a monster, he's had too much saki.


Godzilla 1985 (1984)
[US version]
Steve Martin: Nature has a way sometimes of reminding Man of just how small he is. She occasionally throws up terrible offspring's of our pride and carelessness to remind us of how puny we really are in the face of a tornado, an earthquake, or a Godzilla. The reckless ambitions of Man are often dwarfed by their dangerous consequences. For now, Godzilla - that strangely innocent and tragic monster - has gone to earth. Whether he returns or not, or is never again seen by human eyes, the things he has taught us remain...

Steve Martin: You may have to re-think your strategies, gentlemen. There's possibly no weapon, on Earth, that can defeat Godzilla except perhaps...
General Goodhoe: Who are you?
Steve Martin: The name is "Martin". You asked for me to be brought here.
Colonel Raschen: Mr. Martin is the man you wanted to see, General. He's the newspaper man who witnessed Godzilla's attack 30 years ago.
General Goodhoe: Well thank God you're here. Seeing as how you seem to be the only person who seems to know anything about whatever it is we're dealing with, what can we do?
Steve Martin: I was the only American to have survived that catastrophy. If you men had seen what I saw, you'd realize that fire power of any kind or magnitude is not the answer.
General Goodhoe: Well if the Japanese were able to stop him 30 years ago, why can't we now?
Steve Martin: General, Godzilla's like a hurricane or a tidal wave. We must approach him as we would a force of nature. We must understand him. Deal with him. Perhaps, even, try to communicate with him. And, just for the record, 30 years ago they never found any corpse.