Rober Carlyle, who has earned critical acclaim with his work in "The Full Monty" (1997), "The 51st State (2001) and "Hamish Macbeth" (1995-1997), became a world-renowned figure with his role as the fear-inducing villain Rumplestiltskin / Mr Gold in the ABC series "Once Upon a Time". Carlyle, who celebrates his 54th birthday on 14 April has also been awarded with the "Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire" honour.
The Scottish actor has the privilege of saying some of the wittiest and thought-provoking lines in the fantasy series. Here is a look at some of the best quotes Robert Carlyle brilliantly delivered as Rumplestiltsking/ Mr Gold:
Season 1 Episode 10: "7:15 AM"
Rumplestiltskin: What can I do for you?
Snow White: I need a cure.
Rumplestiltskin: What ails you, doll?
Snow White: A broken heart.
Rumplestiltskin: Ah, the most painful of afflictions..... Love makes us sick, haunts our dreams, destroys our days. Love has killed more than any disease
Season 2 Episode 19: "Lacey"
Belle: All this because he tried to steal a magic wand? Rumplestiltskin: No, because he tried to steal from *me*, the Dark One. You try that, you get skinned alive. Everyone knows that.
Belle: Actually - no, they don't.
Rumplestiltskin: Well, they will after they discover the body.
Season 3 Episode 9: "Save Henry"
Regina Mills: I need a child, Gold. And I need your help.
Mr. Gold: Well, I'm flattered, but uninterested.
Regina Mills: Not like that!
Mr. Gold: You wish to adopt.
Regina Mills: Well, don't look so surprised.
Mr. Gold: Oh, I'm not. I'm sure you'll make a... well, a mother of some sort.
Season 4 Episode 13: "Darkness on the Edge of Town"
Fast Food Worker: Welcome to Mr. Cluck's, what can I get you? Cruella De Vil: One double cluck combo.
Ursula: Make it two.
Cruella De Vil: Rumple?
Rumplestiltskin: No, thanks. I'd like to survive for my happy ending.