"So that was Mrs. Lundegaard on the floor in there. And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper. And those three people in Brainerd. And for what? For a little bit of money. There’s more to life than a little money, you know. Don’tcha know that? And here ya are, and it’s a beautiful day. Well. I just don’t understand it.”
That line comes at the end of Fargo, the 1996 Coen Brothers classic. McDormand, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Marge Gunderson, is driving Peter Stormare in the back of her police car, having just arrested him for the gruesome murder of several different people in the snow white town of Fargo, North Dakota. McDormand’s role as the pregnant, idealistic yet no nonsense police chief is the perfect contrast to basically every other character in the film. About to bring a new life into the world, she is confounded by how others could be so evil.