Celebrating 20 Years of 'Ocean's Eleven'

"The House Always Wins."

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It's not the movie's first scene, but it is perhaps the one that lets the audience know the exact tone of Ocean's Eleven.

A conversation between two of the slickest and suavest actors of a generation, Brad Pitt and George Clooney, discussing how and why they are planning to rob a trio of Las Vegas casinos. 

Pitt's character Rusty simply asks "why do this?" with Clooney responding: "Because yesterday I walked out of the joint after losing four years of my life, and you're cold-decking Teen Beat cover boys...Because the house always wins. Play long enough, you never change the stakes, the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big, and then you take the house."

It's a line that sticks with you, "the house always wins," not only because of how cool it sounds but because of how confidently Clooney's character, Danny Ocean, delivers it.

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