2. ‘The Jerk’ (1979)
Memorable quote: “For one dollar I’ll guess your weight, your height, or your sex.”
Laugh factor: Steve Martin gives everything he’s got in this high-wired comedy, also his first lead role. He plays the oblivious idiot—the guy with success he didn’t earn and doesn’t appreciate. He’s a jerk. You hate that guy. Well, here, you love to hate him.