Richie DiMaso
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Richie DiMaso (Character)
from American Hustle (2013)

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American Hustle (2013)
Richie DiMaso: You got any other questions?
Paco Hernandez: Yeah, I think the name of this operation is offensive. What, Abscam? "Arab-scam"? It's racist!
Irving Rosenfeld: Are you fucking kidding? What do you care? You're Mexican.

Sydney Prosser: [On the phone] Who's that? Who are you with?
Richie DiMaso: Oh no, just people.
Richie's Girlfriend: [Across the hall] People? I'm your fiance. Richard!
Sydney Prosser: Oh, you've got a fiance, you're engaged.
Richie DiMaso: [Stammering] I don't-I don't-I don't have a fiance-I don't know-I don't know.
Sydney Prosser: You don't know? You don't know if you have a fiance?
Richie DiMaso: I don't. No.
Sydney Prosser: Interesting.

Richie DiMaso: I know you think - look at me, hey, Edith - I know you think Irv loves you. I know you think you know him. You think that he sees the world as this cold, dark place. He cares about nobody but a very few people on a short list: His son, his father, Rosalyn, and you. You think you're on the top of the list? What if you're not? What if you're not on that list? What if you're not even on that list at all? He'd be in here right now if he took the cheque, but no, you did. God, it's so clear to me, it's crazy, it's clear to me, but it's not clear to you. He uses you, Edith, to protect himself, to protect his son, and his wife in Long Island. No? Yes. He put a ring on her finger, he adopted her son. They have a huge house and they have two huge cars, what does she do all day? I'll tell you what she does: She plays with her nails, she watches TV, and she spends your money; the money that you make.
[sighs]
Richie DiMaso: I don't like that you're in jail while he's going free, I don't like any of that, I want to help you. All the razzle-dazzle that he does? It's not good, it's not real, it's fake, it's not real. Who you are is who you are, between you and God. You and your soul, that's what matters, that's what counts, that's what I'm about. That's what I see in you. Tell me you didn't feel it the first time we saw each other? Am I crazy? I don't think so.
[beat]
Richie DiMaso: I'm not supposed to be talking like this, but I don't care, I break the rules.
[takes a deep breath]
Richie DiMaso: Okay, Edith, Edith, I wanna help you. I like you.
[mouths]
Richie DiMaso: I like you.
[speaks]
Richie DiMaso: I like you.

Richie DiMaso: If I really wanted to fucking bother you, this is what I would do.
[messes with Irving's hairpiece]

Richie DiMaso: [while seducing Sydney] You know, we're taking down a very... important... politician.

Irving Rosenfeld: I'm going out for dinner with Carmine and the wives out in Camden.
Richie DiMaso: Who?
Irving Rosenfeld: Carmine, and myself, and the wives.
Richie DiMaso: What? Without me?
Irving Rosenfeld: He doesn't like you, what do you want from me? I got him to take the money, you got him on tape, I mean, I can't make him like you. I did my job.

[first lines]
Richie DiMaso: What are you doing, going behind my back? Telling people I'm screwing up this operation? I got you a suite at the fucking Plaza Hotel.
Irving Rosenfeld: The shittiest suite at the Plaza Hotel.

Richie DiMaso: You know what, if the country were run by people like you, Irving Rosenfeld, we'd be living in Eastern Europe or Guatemala.

Richie DiMaso: What's the ending of the ice fishing story?
Stoddard Thorsen: I'm not telling you the end of the ice fishing story!
Richie DiMaso: I'm going to call your fuckin' brother to find out the end.
Stoddard Thorsen: My brother's *dead*!
Richie DiMaso: That's how it ends! He fell through the fuckin' ice!
Stoddard Thorsen: No, that's not... He died a different way, many years later!

Richie DiMaso: [as Richie puts the phone down from talking to Sydney he turns to his mother and puts his hands on her face] That's what the phone call's about. Everybody thought, "Oh, Richie DiMaso is gonna stay in the office pushing papers." That's not gonna happen, mom. I'm outside on the field, I got peoples working for me. My ideas, I'm running the show, I'm the quarterback and I'm not gonna settle for no one, mom.
[he looks at his mother for a moment before kissing her on the cheek and getting up to leave]