“Well … nobody’s perfect! “ ( Well … nobody’s perfect! ) Is a famous line uttered by Joe E. Brown in the film Some Like It Hot by Billy Wilder released in 1959.
This final reply is permanently implanted in American popular culture and is ranked 48 th in the ranking of the hundred most famous lines of American cinema ( AFI’s 100 Years … 100 Movie Quotes ) .
After multiple misunderstandings where the two heroes Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon have a hard time not to be unmasked in their disguises as women, the final scene of the film presents Jack Lemmon in Daphne who leaves on a boat with the rich but old Osgood Fielding III, played by Joe E. Brown. The latter fell in love with Daphne and offered to marry her, the false woman is then very embarrassed and the following dialogue is exchanged:
These words, to say the least equivocal and full of innuendo and irony, put the final point to the film in a memorable way, leaving the spectator between expectation and laughter.