Happy birthday, Elizabeth Banks! On Feb. 10, the actress, producer, and director turns 39. Not only does Elizabeth Banks juggle a variety of jobs in Hollywood, she also plays a variety of characters — both funny and serious, TV and film. In last year's People Like Us, she stepped into the shoes of a single mom and bartender who builds a relationship with a man she doesn't know is actually her brother. She also tackled complicated sibling relationships in 2011's Our Idiot Brother, in which she played one of three sisters having to deal with their troublesome brother and his effect on their love lives. Whether she's playing a sloppy kisser at a Summer camp in the '80s or a strong-willed, workaholic CNBC news anchor, Elizabeth's notable TV and film characters always know what they want and how to go after it. So from the lips of Elizabeth Banks's characters, here's how to be a confident woman in your familial and romantic relationships.
"I just wanted the glow. The one that they promise you on the cover of those magazines. Well, I'm calling it — pregnancy sucks. Making a human being is really hard. I have no control over my body or my emotions."
— Wendy, What to Expect When You're Expecting
"Can I get you something . . . that they sell here?"
— Frankie, People Like Us
Janet: "I am not going to stand here and be insulted on my own porch."
Miranda: "I'll insult you right here."
Janet: "OK, I'm a pacifist. I don't play that way."
Miranda: "I'm gonna peace you in the side of the f*ckin' head if you don't give us the dog."
— Miranda Rochlin, Our Idiot Brother
"How about it's just bad manners? How about that, Cinna?"
— Effie Trinket, The Hunger Games
Lindsay: "What 'cha doing?"
Andy: "Writing in my gournal. I write my thoughts in it every day."
Lindsay: "Oh, you mean a journal?"
Andy: "Yeah, whatever. I guess I'm not all smart like you."
— Lindsay, Wet Hot American Summer
J.D.: "Hey Kim, how'd you like a night into town with the hottest doctor in this place?"
Kim: "I'd rather just go out with you."
— Dr. Kim Briggs, Scrubs
"No, I'm not. I'm letting you go. Cause if we stay together, Will, we're gonna be miserable. I'm gonna hold you back from all these incredible dreams that you have. And then eventually you're totally gonna hate me for it."
— Emily, Definitely, Maybe
Zack Brown: "I'm gonna f*ck you with my pecker!"
Miriam Linky: "Dude . . . that's really dirty."
Zack Brown: "That's too dirty?"
Miriam Linky: "That offends me."
Zack Brown: "Penis?"
Miriam Linky: "Fine."
Zack Brown: "I'm gonna f*ck you with my penis!"
— Miriam Linky, Zack and Miri Make a Porno
George W.: "Now I don't believe in forcing myself on people, so I'm just gonna ask for your phone number, not your vote."
Laura Bush: "You're a devil! Devil in a white hat!"
— Laura Bush, W.
Eddie: "Betty, Betty, bo-Betty, banana-fana, fo-Fetty!"
Betty: "He's busy."
Eddie: "Aw, I'm just here to talk to you, beautiful!"
Betty: "What's that smell?"
Eddie: "Just a little something called 'Nice And Easy,' what's on you?"
Betty: "It's called 'Go Away!'"
— Betty Brant, Spider-Man 3
Danny: "Where am I going to find a girl who hates all the same things I do?"
Beth: "You're so romantic."
Danny: "Hey. Hey . . . You complete me . . . You had me at hello."
Beth: "Oh, god. Danny, you're not hearing what I'm saying to you."
Danny: "I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy telling her that . . . to . . . love her."
Beth: "You don't even know that one."
Danny: "Hey, come on. Who are you going to call . . . Ghostbusters."
— Beth, Role Models
Beth: "We could do it in the . . . butt, if you want."
Andy: "But if I want what?"
Beth: "You know . . . butt!"
Andy: "But . . . what?"
— Beth, The 40-Year-Old Virgin
"Look at me, Jack; look how my body goes with this dress. I don't need to be dealing with amateurs."
— Avery Jessup, 30 Rock