09/10/2013 09:17 BST | Updated 23/01/2014 18:58 GMT

Mark Read Dies: Top 10 Quotes From The Cult Classic Movie Chopper

Mark 'Chopper' Read, one of Australia's most notorious criminals, became a household name following the cult classic Eric Bana film Chopper, based on his infamous antics.

The criminal-cum-celebrity died on Wednesday afternoon after losing his battle with liver cancer, his manager Andrew Parisi announced.

Mark 'Chopper' Read, One Of Australia's Most Notorious Criminals, Has Died


Eric Bana as Mark "Chopper" Read

We look back on his greatest quotes in the controversial film:

  1. Never let the truth get in the way of a good yarn
  2. I'm just a bloody normal bloke. A normal bloke who likes a bit of torture.
  3. Jimmy........ if ya keep stabbing me, ya gunna kill me right?
  4. No, I did not drive him to the hospital! Do I look like Mother Teresa to you?
  5. He couldn't knock the fluff off a cappuccino.
  6. I used to be Chopper Read. Now I can't even get arrested in this bloody town.
  7. Even Beethoven had his critics. See if you can name three of them.
  8. [after viciously stabbing Keithy George multiple times in the face and neck] I think I put me shoulder out.
  9. Beethoven had his critic's too Keithie.... see if you can name 3 of 'em
  10. Why would I shoot a bloke, then carry him to the bloody car and wizz him off to the hospital at a hundred miles an hour? It defeats the purpose of having shot him in the first place