In a scene early in Frost/Nixon (2008), a glib David Frost tries to impress Caroline Cushing, an attractive young woman he has met on a luxury flight on his way to California. Although clearly flattered by his advances, she teases him by quoting from a radio show, in which, she claims:

they said you were a person who defined the age we live in … you and Vidal Sassoon … but what made you exceptional, they said, was that you were a person who had achieved great fame without possessing any discernible quality.