I don't have any bullshit left. I just ran out of it, you see.
Peter Finch as Howard Beale. More below.
The film won four Academy Awards, in the categories of Best Actor (Finch), Best Actress (Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Straight), and Best Original Screenplay (Chayefsky).
In 2000, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally and historically significant." In 2002, it was inducted into the Producers Guild of America Hall of Fame as a film that has "set an enduring standard for U.S. American entertainment." In 2006, Chayefsky's script was voted one of the top-ten screenplays by the Writers Guild of America. In 2007, the film was ranked 64th among the 100 greatest American films as chosen by the American Film Institute.
This scene precedes the clip above:
'I have decided to kill myself. I'm going to blow my brains out right on this program a week from today. So tune in next Tuesday. That should give the marketing department a week to promote the show. We're going to get a hell of a rating out of that.'
One of the greatest scenes in cinematic history: