Legendary Movies Scenes Most People Don’t Realize Were Actually Improvised.
Often, the reason that films launch to icon status is that they contain certain memorable scenes that the viewer can't forget. These scenes are so authentic, they really get to the heart of the film, and keep them in our brains forever.
And surprisingly enough, some of those same unforgettable scenes were totally improvised.
Below, we've put together some famous movie moments that were unplanned, unscripted, and totally awesome. These are proof that sometimes, the best moments in film come from the most unexpected places. #25 is a true stroke of brilliance.
#1. Zoolander (2001)
In one scene, Zoolander imistakenly, responds again, “Why male models?” Stiller forgot his original line and just repeated the line instead. This prompted Duchovny to ad-lib his own response “Are you kidding? I just told you like a minute ago.” The scene ended up hilarious and reinforced the movie’s narrative of the brainless male model stereotype and Stiller successfully turned a mistake into one of the funniest parts of the film.
#2. The Dark Knight (2008)
In The Dark Knight, the Joker was meant to walk away while the hospital exploded. But instead he stopped walking and in a moment of improvisation, smiled and messed with the detonator.
#3. 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
The scene in 40 Year Old Virgin where Steve Carell's chest is waxed was totally real. He wanted to make sure to have the most authentic, pained reactions possible.
#4. Caddyshack (1980)
One of the best and most quoted scenes from this film is “The Cinderella Story," wherein Bill Murray's character mutters a story to himself about an unknown golfer winning The Masters. Apparently, he created the entire story on the spot.
#5. The Godfather (1972)
The scene where Marlon Brando sentences a man to be beaten as retaliation for the beating of another man’s daughter while petting a cat -- yeah, that wasn't scripted. The unplanned moment made his character seem more ominous though.
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