Conan the Barbarian (2011 film)

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Conan the Barbarian is a 2011 film about Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria on a quest to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his village.

Directed by Marcus Nispel. Written by Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, and Sean Hood, based on the novel by Robert E. Howard.


  • Run from me... and I will tear apart the mountains to find you! I will follow you to Hell!
  • I live, I love, I slay... I am content.


  • When a Cimmerian feels thirst, it is a thirst for blood. When he feels cold, it is the cold edge of steel. For the courage of a Cimmerian is tempered: he neither fears death... nor rushes foolishly to meet it. To be a Cimmerian warrior, you must have both cunning and balance as well as speed and strength.
  • [Corin has just put an egg in each of the student's mouths, except Young Conan's, in preparation for a test] The first to circle the hills and return, the egg unbroken, earns the right to fight with the warriors. [Sends the students on the way as a Young Conan is looking disappointed] Oh, by Crom, boy. What are you waiting for? [Gives Young Conan an egg as he rushes on his way]
  • [Forging a sword with Young Conan] The sword we make will be yours one day. But before you wield the sword, you must first understand it.


Corin: What is most important when making a sword, fire or ice?
Young Conan: Fire.
[Corin looks at Young Conan with some disbelief]
Young Conan: [pause] ... Ice?
Corin: Are you sure?
[pause; then Corin strikes the anvil with a newly-forged sword which breaks]
Corin: Fire... and ice. That is the Riddle of Steel.

Conan: You have a name?
Tamara: Tamara Amalia Jorvi-Karashan. And yours?
Conan: Conan.
Tamara: [pause] Conan... that's it?
Conan: How many names do I need?

Conan: [referring to Tamara] Find her a weapon and leather armor.
[Conan leaves]
Artus: [to Tamara] I think he likes you.

Khalar Zym: [holding up a bag of gold in exchange for Tamara] Your reward!
Conan: I do not want your gold.
Khalar Zym: Then what?
Conan: I want your head!


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