Willem Dafoe: Green Goblin, Norman Osborn
Green Goblin : The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout. Down came the Goblin and took the spider out.
Green Goblin : [lands in front of Spider-Man on a rooftop] Wake up little spider, no you're not dead yet just paralysed. You're an amazing creature, Spider-Man. You and I are not so different.
Spider-Man : I'm not like you. You're a murderer.
Green Goblin : Well, to each his own. I chose my path, you chose the way of the hero. And they found you amusing for a while, the people of this city. But the one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail, fall, die trying. In spite of everything you've done for them, eventually they will hate you. Why bother?
Spider-Man : Because it's right.
Green Goblin : [slaps Spider-Man on the head] Here's the real truth. There are eight million people in this city. And those teeming masses exist for the sole purpose of lifting the few exceptional people onto their shoulders. You, me? We're exceptional.
[leans in and grabs Spider-Man's neck]
Green Goblin : I could squash you like a bug right now, but I'm offering you a choice. Join me! Imagine what we could accomplish together... what we could create. Or we could destroy! Cause the deaths of countless innocents in selfish battle again and again and again until we're both dead! Is that what you want?
[jumps on the glider]
Green Goblin : Think about it, hero!
Green Goblin : [the Green Goblin has just pummeled Spider-Man] Misery, misery, misery - that's what you've chosen. I offered you friendship, and you spat in my face.
[Green Goblin continues to beat Spider-Man]
Green Goblin : You've spun your last web, Spider-Man. Had you not been so selfish, your little girlfriend's death would've been quick and painless, but now that you've really pissed me off, I'm gonna finish her nice... and slow. MJ and I... we're gonna have a hell of a time!
[Green Goblin lunges forward, but Spider-Man blocks and pushes him into a brick wall]
Norman Osborn : [speaking in his normal voice] Peter, stop! Stop! It's me!
[Green Goblin takes off his mask, revealing Norman Osborn]
Spider-Man : Mr. Osborn...
Norman Osborn : Oh, Peter, thank God for you...
Spider-Man : You killed those people on that balcony!
Norman Osborn : The Goblin killed, I had nothing to do with it! Don't, don't let him take me again! I beg you, protect me!
Spider-Man : You tried to kill Aunt May, you tried to kill Mary Jane...
Norman Osborn : But not you. I tried to stop it, but I couldn't stop it. I would never hurt you.
[Norman discreetly pushes a button on his suit and the glider rises]
Norman Osborn : I knew from the beginning. If anything happened to me, it, it was you I could count on. You, Peter Parker, would save me, and so you have. Thank God for you.
[Norman rises up]
Norman Osborn : Give me your hand. Believe in me, as I believed in you. I've been like a father to you... be a son to me now.
Spider-Man : I have a father. His name was Ben Parker.
Green Goblin : Godspeed, Spider-Man!
[warned by spider-sense, Spider-Man back-flips over the oncoming glider]
Norman Osborn : Oh.
[the glider impales Norman]
Norman Osborn : Peter... don't tell Harry.
Norman Osborn : Sorry I'm late. Work was murder.
Green Goblin : Spider-Man is all but invincible; but Parker, we can destroy him.
Norman Osborn : I can't.
Green Goblin : Betrayal must not be countenanced. Parker must be educated.
Norman Osborn : What do I do?
Green Goblin : Instruct him in the matters of loss and pain. Make him suffer, make him wish he were dead.
Norman Osborn : Yes?
Green Goblin : And then grant his wish.
Norman Osborn : But how?
Green Goblin : The cunning warrior attacks neither body nor mind.
Norman Osborn : TELL ME HOW!
Green Goblin : The HEART Osborn! First, we attack his heart!
[the Goblin crashes through the Daily Bugle office]
Green Goblin : [grabbing Jameson by the throat] Jameson you slime! Who's the photographer who takes pictures of Spider-Man?
J. Jonah Jameson : I don't know who he is! His stuff comes in the mail!
Green Goblin : YOU'RE LYING!
J. Jonah Jameson : I swear!
Green Goblin : He's the one who can take me to him!
J. Jonah Jameson : I don't know who he is!
Green Goblin : [preparing to punch Jameson] You are useless you...!
Spider-Man : [appears upside-down outside the window] Settle down, tough guy.
Green Goblin : [drops Jameson and turns around on the glider] Speak of the Devil!
[Norman hears the Green Goblin cackling]
Norman Osborn : Is somebody there?
Green Goblin : [mocking] Somebody?
Norman Osborn : Who are you?
Green Goblin : Don't play the innocent with ME - you've known all along!
Norman Osborn : Where are you?
Green Goblin : Follow the cold shiver running down your spine...
[Norman wildly searches among his collection of masks for the source of the voice]
Green Goblin : [impatiently] I'm right HERE!
[Norman turns and confronts his reflection in a mirror]
Norman Osborn : I, I don't understand...
Green Goblin : Did you think it was coincidence - so many good things happening for you, all for you, Norman?
[He drains Norman's glass and hurls it away]
Norman Osborn : What do you want?
Green Goblin : To say what you won't, to do what you can't - to *remove* those in your way...
[He holds up a newspaper which Norman examines. The main headlines state the murder of the Oscorp Board of Governors at the hands of the Green Goblin]
Norman Osborn : The Board Members - you killed them!
Green Goblin : WE killed them!
Norman Osborn : We?
Green Goblin : Remember? Your little "accident" in the laboratory...?
Norman Osborn : The performance enhancers...
Green Goblin : Bingo. Me! Your greatest creation. Bringing you what you've always wanted: power beyond your wildest dreams and its only the beginning. There is only one who could stop us - or imagine if he joined us...
[as Norman watches in fear, the Goblin bares his teeth in an utterly manic grin... ]
Green Goblin : Spider-Man. This is why only fools are heroes - because you never know when some lunatic will come along with a sadistic choice. Let die the woman you love... or suffer the little children? Make your choice, Spider-Man, and see how a hero is rewarded!
Spider-Man : Don't do it Goblin!
Green Goblin : We are who we choose to be... now, *choose*!
Green Goblin : Back to formula!
[he hurls Doctor Strong through glass and leaps after him, baring his teeth]
Green Goblin : The one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail.
Norman Osborn : [at Peter's graduation] I know this has been a difficult time for you, but I want you to try to enjoy this day. Commencement: the end of one thing, the start of something new.
Green Goblin : Had you not been so selfish, your little girlfriend's death would have been quick and painless, but now that you've really pissed me off, I'm gonna finish her nice and slow.
Green Goblin : M.J. and I, we're gonna have a hell of a time.
Norman Osborn : Forty thousand years of evolution and we've barely even tapped the vastness of human potential.
[Harry arrives at his home, but hears a strange cackling laugh]
Harry Osborn : Hello?
[Harry slowly walks up the stairs and rounds a corner]
Harry Osborn : Dad!
Norman Osborn : [rather befuddled] Oh, hello, Harry...
[Harry turns to leave]
Norman Osborn : Harry... I just wanted to say how sorry I am that I haven't been much of a father to you.
Harry Osborn : It's okay. You're a busy man.
Norman Osborn : That's no excuse.
[he takes a slightly surprised and confused Harry in his arms and holds him for one long, precious moment]
Norman Osborn : Take care of yourself, son. Don't make the same mistake I did.
Green Goblin : We'll meet again, Spider-Man!
Green Goblin : Follow the cold shiver running down your spine.
Green Goblin : Can Spider-Man come out to play?
Green Goblin : You've spun your last web, Spider-Man.
Norman Osborn : They're all beautiful, until they're snarling after your trust fund like a pack of ravening wolves.
Norman Osborn : A word to the "not-so-wise" about your little girlfriend. Do what you need to with her, then broom her fast.
Green Goblin : Oh.
Green Goblin : Godspeed, Spider-Man.
Norman Osborn : [as he is dying] Peter? Don't tell Harry.
Norman Osborn : I am going to rectify certain inequities.
Green Goblin : I offered you friendship, and you spat in my face.
Norman Osborn : [to Peter] Harry tells me you're quite the science whiz. You know, I'm something of a scientist myself.
Norman Osborn : As of today, Oscorp Industries has surpassed Quest Aerospace as the principal supplier to the United States Military. In short, ladies and gentlemen of the board: costs are down, revenues are up... and our stock has never been higher.
Henry Balkan : Wonderful news, Norman. Wonderful. In fact, it's the reason for selling the company.
Norman Osborn : What?
Henry Balkan : Yes, Quest Aerospace is recapitalizing in the wake of the bombing; expanding. They made a tender offer we can't ignore.
Norman Osborn : Why wasn't I told?
Henry Balkan : The last thing they want is a power struggle with entrenched management.
Maximilian Fargas : The deal is off if you come with it. The board expects your resignation in thirty days.
Norman Osborn : Oh, you can't do this to me... I-I started this company!
Norman Osborn : YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I SACRIFICED?
Norman Osborn : Oh, Max, please!
Maximilian Fargas : Norman, the board is unanimous. We're announcing the sale after the World Unity Festival. I'm sorry.
Henry Balkan : You're out, Norman.
Norman Osborn : [ominous] Am I?