The 32 Greatest Unscripted Movie Scenes

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 5th, 2014 at 9:19 am, This is a list post.

Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark KnightMuch to the dismay of screenwriters, movies scripts aren't always set in stone. They are often like living objects constantly evolving during the filming process. Some films, like Jaws and Annie Hall, don't even have a finished script when the cameras start to roll.Actors and actresses are regularly ad libbing, improvising or going off-script while reciting their lines. Sometimes the directors hate it - other times they love it. Occasionally the improved lines become immortalized as some of the most memorable in cinema history.Check out these 32 great unscripted scenes - you may be surprised at how many of your favorite lines were off-the-cuff.

1. Gun vs. Sword

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost ArkRaiders of the Lost Ark (1981)Director - Steven SpielbergWhile chasing Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) after she's been kidnapped, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) runs into a large sword-wielding bad guy dressed all in black. Instead of fighting him in what would surely be a losing whip versus sword battle, Indy simply pulls out his revolver, puts the man down with one shot and moves on.The original script called for a long sword fight but a day earlier Ford got a severe case of food poisoning and didn't have the energy to film the scene as written. After a discussion with director Steven Spielberg, the scene was changed and became an iconic part of Indiana Jones mythos.

2. Why Male Models?

Ben stiller as Derek Zoolander in ZoolanderZoolander (2001)Director - Ben StillerIn this scene involving former hand model J.P. Prewitt (David Duchovny) and the dimwitted male model Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller), Prewitt - a conspiracy theorist - explains how the fashion industry has been behind every high profile political assassination of the last hundred years.Zoolander asks, "Why male models?" Prewitt answers with a lengthy explanation, after which Zoolander responds again, "Why male models?" Stiller forgot his original line and just repeated his previous line instead. This prompted Duchovny to ad-lib his response "Are you kidding? I just told you like a minute ago."The scene ends up reinforcing the movie's narrative of the brainless male model stereotype and Stiller turned a gaffe into one of the funniest parts of the film.

3. The Cat

Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone in The GodfatherThe Godfather (1972)Director - Francis Ford CoppolaVito Corleone (Marlon Brando) is more than the cold-hearted head of a powerful Italian mob family. That trait shows when he sentences a man to be beaten as retaliation for the beating of another man's daughter - all while gently stroking a cat.Thing is, the cat was never part of the original script. Some reports say that Coppola plopped the feline into Brando's lap just before filming began. Other reports say Brando found "il gatto" roaming around the set, picked him and gave him an offer he couldn't refuse (heh).

4. I Don't Care

Tommy Lee Jones as Samuel Gerard in The FugitiveThe Fugitive (1993)Director - Andrew DavisIn this famous showdown between Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) - a doctor wrongly accused of murdering his wife - and U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones), Kimble gets the jump on Gerard in the sewers. Instead of shooting the Marshal and making things worse, Kimble pleads his case to him saying, "I didn't kill my wife!" Gerard, with a sober tone and intense look on his face, responds with a simple, but brilliant and ad-libbed, piece of dialog, "I don't care."The line wasn't part of the script but those three words reinforced to Kimble, and audiences, that it didn't matter to Gerard whether the doctor was guilty or innocent of the crimes for which he was accused. He was going to get his man - no matter what.

5. Slow Clapping

Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark KnightThe Dark Knight (2008)Director - Christopher NolanAs the Joker (Heath Ledger) waits quietly alone in jail after having been arrested by Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman), Mayor Garcia (Nestor Carbonell) shows up to look over Gotham's latest scourge. While there he also promotes Gordon to the position of Commissioner.As the officers in the room applaud the announcement Ledger begins, unscripted, to slowly clap - never changing his facial expression. It was just a simple improvisation but one that was unsettling and darkly brilliant.

6. Spitting Blood

Kurtwood Smith as Clarence Boddicker in RobocopRoboCop (1987)Director - Paul VerhoevenWhen antagonist Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) is taken to the police precinct after receiving a solid whooping by RoboCop (Peter Weller), Boddicker spits a bloody glob onto the paperwork of the desk sergeant, followed by the line "Give me my f*ckin' phone call!"Smith and Verhoeven briefly had discussed the unscripted moment before filming the scene but neglected to inform the extras - which was evident by their real and disgusted surprise as the scene unfolded.

7. Necklace Laugh

Richard Gere & Julia Roberts as Edward Lewis & Vivian Ward in Pretty WomanPretty Woman (1990)Director - Garry MarshallIn what became one of the most famous scenes from the film, Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) presents call girl Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) with a gorgeous and rather expensive diamond necklace. As Roberts reaches out to touch the precious jewels, Gere - in an unscripted playful moment - quickly snaps the box shut genuinely surprising her.Her laugh was so honest, and the scene so good, that Marshall decided to leave it in the film as is.

8. Think Fast!

John Malkovich as himself in Being John MalkovichBeing John Malkovich (1999)Director - Spike JonzeShortly after John Malkovich meets Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) on the side of the road he wanders off mad. As he does, a car passes by with a man leaning out the window. The man throws a can hitting Malkovich square in the back of the head while yelling, "Hey Malkovich! Think Fast!" - causing the Oscar nominated actor to scream out in legitimate pain.Neither the can throwing nor the reaction were scripted but the drunken extra in the car felt the opportunity was too good to pass up. Jonze thought the scene added to the character's frustration and left it in.Instead of being fired, the extra was added to the final cut of the film and given a raise.

9. The Cinderella Story

Bill Murray as Carl Spackler in CaddyshackCaddyshack (1980)Director - Harold RamisOne of the best and most quoted scenes from this film is "The Cinderella Story" where groundskeeper Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) mutters a story to  himself about an unknown golfer winning The Masters.This entire scene was developed by Murray on the spot saying in his 1999 book Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf: "The Cinderella Story was a spur-of-the-moment idea. 'Get me some flowers,' I said. 'Four rows of mums."

10. Most Annoying Sound in the World

Jim Carrey, Mike Starr, & Jeff Daniels as Lloyd Christmas, Joe Mentalino, & Harry Dunne in Dumb & DumberDumb and Dumber (1994)Director - Farrelly BrothersThere are many scenes in the film that show how moronic and simple-minded best friends Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) can be but this one showed how annoying they can be on car trips - and it was entirely unscripted.Even hitman Joe Mentalino's (Mike Starr) hissy fit reaction to the scene was unscripted, which makes the scene that much funnier.

11. Know How I Know You're Gay?

Seth Rogen & Paul Rudd as Cal & David in The 40 Year Old VirginKnocked Up (2007)Director - Judd ApatowCrafting a good and funny insult is one of the hardest things to do but Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd are two of the best - proving it in this scene of put down jokes.This entire exchange between Pete (Rudd) and Ben (Rogen) while in the car was completely ad libbed by the two actors. The scene is only a few seconds long on the final cut but as an extra on the DVD, the scene goes on for over six minutes.

12. Farting Wife

Matt Damon as Will Hunting in Good Will HuntingGood Will Hunting (1997)Director - Gus Van SantIn this scene between therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams) and math genius Will Hunting (Matt Damon), Williams proves that comedic-minded actors usually give the best ad libbed scenes.The entire story about Maguire's flatulent spouse was made up on the spot by Williams and not a part of the original script.

13. Delayed Explosion

Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark KnightThe Dark Knight (2008)Director - Christopher NolanOriginally, the Joker (Heath Ledger) was supposed to walk down the street while the explosion at the hospital began, get on the school bus during the scripted pause, and the bus would drive away while the explosion finished.However, Ledger stopped walking during the pause and in a moment of improvisation began fidgeting with the remote detonator in a very Joker-esque manner - bringing a slight amount of dark humor to what would have just been a serious scene.

14. Game Over Man

Sigourney Weaver & Carrie Henn as Ellen Ripley & Rebecca "Newt" Jorden in AliensAliens (1986)Director - James CameronChaos and confusion are everywhere after the first attack by the xenomorphs decimate the Space Marines and their drop ship crashes. As the crew tries to get their bearing and fully understand what just happened, Private Hudson (Bill Paxton) - ever the pessimist - laments "That's it man, game over man, game over! What are we going to do now?"The original line didn't include the "game over" part and was ad libbed by Paxton.

15. Party Talk

Bill Murray as Jeff in TootsieTootsie (1982)Director - Sydney PollackDuring this scene, aspiring playwright Jeff Slater (Bill Murray) was required to appear to be talking throughout the entire party; however, there was no dialog written for the character.As a natural entertainer and comedian, Murray improvised the entire scene.

16. The Line Up

Kevin Pollak, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio Del Toro, Gabriel Byrne & Kevin Spacey as Todd Hockney, Michael McManus, Fred Fenster, Dean Keaton & Roger Kent in The Usual SuspectsThe Usual Suspects (1995)Director - Bryan SingerChristopher McQuarrie wrote only one line for this scene - "Give me the keys, you f*cking c*cksucker!" - it was up to the individual actors to deliver it however they wanted. McQuarrie actually plays the cop speaking with the suspects and both his line to Fred Fenster (Benicio Del Toro) "In English please?" and Del Toro's reaction were unscripted.According to interviews on the DVD, the laughing during Del Toro's delivery was due to his constant farting while filming - boys will be boys.

17. Come Out to Play

David Patrick Kelly as Luther in The WarriorsThe Warriors (1979)Director - Walter HillIn this scene, the script called for Luther (David Patrick Kelly) - leader of the vicious New York gang the Rogues - to drive up and provoke rival gang The Warriors to a fight in the streets by clinking bottles together.Kelly spontaneously added the now famous line "Warriors, come out to play!

18. Take the Cannoli

Richard Castellano as Peter Clemenza in The GodfatherThe Godfather (1972)Director - Francis Ford CoppalaCorleone family capo Peter Clemenza (Richard Castellano) orders his henchman Rocco Lampone (Tom Rosqui) to carry out a hit on Paulie Gatto (John Martino) for his betrayal of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando).Castellano's original line was "Leave the gun" but drawing from an earlier scene where Clemenza's wife reminds him to bring home some cannoli, he improvised the now famous line "Take the cannoli."

19. Mein Furher, I Can Walk

Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BombDr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)Director - Stanley KubrickNuclear scientist Dr. Merkwürdigliebe or Strangelove (Peter Sellers) was confined to a wheelchair for the entire film - but Sellers decided to spontaneously stand at the very end of the film, take a couple of steps and proclaim, "Mein Führer! I can walk!"In a process known as "retroscripting", Kubrick changed much of the script he co-wrote with Terry Southern to incorporate much of Sellers' improvised dialog, including this now famously unscripted scene from the end of his black satirical comedy.

20. Remembering the Brothers

Saving Private Ryan MomentSaving Private Ryan (1998)Director - Steven SpielbergDuring a brief break from fighting, Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) sits with Private Ryan (Matt Damon) swapping stories about what it was like back home for them both. The story Damon tells about his brothers and the barn was made up entirely by him during filming.None of the story was part of the original script.

21. You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

 Roy Scheider as Police Chief Martin Brody in JawsJaws (1975)Director - Steven SpielbergWhile chumming the waters in an attempt to lure the deadly great white shark within range, Police Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) gets his first look at exactly how massive the killer shark truly is.Stunned, startled and filled with fear he stands up and utters the now famous line to Orca Captain Quint (Robert Shaw) completely off-script, "You're going to need a bigger boat.”Turns out, he was right.

22. I Know

Harrison Ford as Han Solo in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackStar Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)Director - Irvin KershnerAs smuggler-turned-hero Han Solo (Harrison Ford) is about to be encased in carbonite, Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) reveals her love for him. The script called for Leia to say "I love you" to which Solo was supposed to respond with "I love you too".Ford decided that Solo wouldn't say something like that and instead, changed the line to simply "I know."

23. Can You Hear Me Now?

Michael Madsen & Kirk Baltz as Mr. Blonde & Officer Nash in Reservoir DogsReservoir Dogs (1992)Director - Quentin TarantinoThe script for Tarantino's violent, freshman project called for jewel thief  Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) to torture Officer Nash (Kirk Baltz) by cutting off his ear with a straight razor - however, Tarantino didn't give Madsen any specific direction what to do once the gruesome deed had been done.All of Madsen's lines and actions with the ear were improvised by him.

24. Here's Looking at You Kid

Casablanca unscripted momentCasablanca (1942)Director - Michael CurtizThe scene of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) putting Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) and Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) on a plane bound for America with the help of Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains) is chock full of memorable lines but the line listed as 5th in AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes wasn't even part of the original script.According to reports, Bogart said the phrase "Here's looking at you kid" multiple times to Bergman while teaching her to play poker between takes.

25. The Sneeze

Woody Allen as Alvy Singer in Annie HallAnnie Hall (1977)Director - Woody AllenNeurotic Jewish comedian Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) is at a party when his friend passes him a small tin filled with cocaine. As Alvy takes the tin in his hands he has a violent sneeze - sending white powder everywhere. The surrounding actors’ uncontrollable laughter was spontaneous and genuine and Allen decided to leave it in the final cut of the film after it tested well with audiences.So one of the most famous sneezes in cinema history was never actually intended to be part of the final film - it actually occurred during a scene rehearsal.

26. Here's Johnny!

Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance in The ShiningThe Shining (1980)Director - Stanley KubrickWendy Torrance (Shelley Duval) and her son Danny (Danny Lloyd) hide from the deranged novelist Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) in a hotel bathroom. As Jack begins chopping through the door with a fire axe and sticks his face into the splintered opening, he utters a phrase previously made popular by Ed McMahon on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson - "Here's Johnny!"The line was not part of Kubrick's original screenplay and was improvised by Nicholson.

27. Like Tears in the Rain

Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty in Blade RunnerBlade Runner (1982)Director - Ridley ScottAs ex-blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) attempts to "retire" the replicant known as Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer), he finds himself in a precarious position. The battle worn replicant shows mercy on Deckard rescuing him from the edge of the building - only to "die" shortly after giving a moving monologue.As he reminisces about his past he says, "All those moments will be lost in time...," but then Hauer adds the unscripted and philosophical phrase " tears in rain."

28. I'm Walking Here!

Jon Voight & Dustin Hoffman as Joe Buck & Ratso in Midnight CowboyMidnight Cowboy (1969)Director - John SchlesingerAs want-to-be gigolo Joe Buck (Jon Voight) and crippled scam artist Ratso (Dustin Hoffman) cross a street in New York City, a REAL NYC taxi cab driver who ignored all the "Street Closed for Filming" signs drives through the scene.Obviously this wasn't scripted and Hoffman's response and actions were all improvised, in character, as a result.

29. Singing in the Rain

Malcolm McDowell as Alex in A Clockwork OrangeA Clockwork Orange (1971)Director - Stanley KubrickAlex (Malcolm McDowell) breaks into a happy song as he and his "droogs" perform a bit of "ultra-violence" and rape. Reportedly Kubrick filmed this scene several times and wasn't happy with it each time - until he told McDowell to just "do anything he wanted".McDowell decided to belt out "Singing in the Rain" and Kubrick was so pleased with how much better the scene became that he acquired the rights to use the song immediately.

30. You Talking to Me?

Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle in Taxi DriverTaxi Driver (1976)Director - Martin ScorseseWhen screenwriter Paul Schrader wrote this scene it simply said "Travis talks to himself in the mirror" - there was no specific dialog given. Everything that insomnia-plagued taxi driver Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) says during his faux-conversation was improvised by De Niro on the spot.To this day, whenever someone walks by a mirror they can't help but utter his now famous line "You talking to me?"

31. Hsssss!

Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the LambsThe Silence of the Lambs (1991)Director - Jonathan DemmeThe famous "hssssss" sound made by Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) during his story about eating a liver with "fava beans and a nice Chianti" to FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) wasn't in the original script.Apparently it was something Hopkins did during rehearsals to creep out Foster - and Demme decided leaving it in was the best way to creep out his audience too.

32. Drill Sergeant

R. Lee Ermey as Gunnery Sargent Hartman in Full Metal JacketFull Metal Jacket (1987)Director - Stanley KubrickOriginally, R. Lee Ermey wasn't even cast in the role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman but after Ermey submitted a tape of himself spewing insults at group of Royal Marines for 15 minutes straight, Kubrick cast him immediatelyErmey wrote 150 pages of insults and Kubrick estimated that 50% of the character’s dialog was improvised by the former drill instructor.

32 of the Greatest Unscripted Movie Scenes

Harrison Ford as Han Solo in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackAs long as there are movies made then there will be actors improvising lines, actions and entire scenes. We can only hope that they will be as good as the ones we just showcased.If you want to watch some of these scenes, then be sure to check out the excellent video mashup made by the folks over at Mew Lists.



What are some of your favorite unscripted movie scenes? Tell me about them on Twitter - @MoviePaul.


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  1. I’m always amazed that Heath Ledger stayed in character while the bomb did not go off at the right time.

    And you definitely should have put the “I’ve got a jar of dirt” from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.

    • Heath’s lived in a cruddy motel for 3 weeks at the start of the set giving up what he loved, to “practice” his joker laugh, voice, and just to slowly become a maniac. Source: imdb

      • Sorry, before anybody comments on my mistake, that was my auto-correct. Heath, not Heath’s.

    • Actually, the bombs did go off when they were supposed too, Ledger was supposed to keep walking and the bombs were going to go off while he was boarding the bus, but he decided to stop and fiddle with the bomb detonator instead during the pause before the bombs went off giving it a more dark jokerish comedy feel to it…totally brilliant on his part

      • Actually, from what I’ve read, Nolan delayed the actual explosion, but didn’t tell Ledger. When you see him hit the button, he expected the explosion to happen, but it didn’t. The brilliance of Ledger came when he never broke character, pulled the trigger a couple more times and hit the remote, then the explosion happened. His reaction when he jumps back is completely real and he jumps on the bus and rides away.

        • Actually, it was all planned, delay and act. Everything was timed and counted loud to Ledger.

  2. The “know how I know you’re gay” was from 40 year old virgin.

    • Um….the two were also in Knocked Up, which where it came from for 40 yr old virgin.

      • Except 40 Year Old Virgin came out BEFORE Knocked Up.

      • Except 40 Year Old Virgin came out BEFORE Knocked Up did, so… you’re wrong. None of those lines had anything to do with Knocked Up, and the only thing you were right about was the fact that they were both in that movie as well.

    • The “Know how I know you’re gay” was not only mentioned for the WRONG MOVIE, but said scene does not occur in a car either. Not to mention the scene in the movie is more than a few seconds.

  3. Young Frankenstein’s castle steps scene was completely off script. when Igor says “you take the blond and ill take the one in the turban.” This mess up was better than the script and was kept in. If you watch it you can see Gene Wilder actually laugh which wasn’t how his character would have behaved at any other point in the film. He was very dry and serious which made it so funny. This should be on this list if not at the top of it! shame

  4. I would have put in Orson Welles’ Swiss cuckoo clock speech on the ferris wheel in The Third Man (voted the best British film ever made).

  5. I always thought a great unscripted scene was from 1991′s Cape Fear, when Robert De Niro pushed his thumb into 17 year old Juliette Lewis’ mouth.

  6. In the “The rules of attraction” the george michael`s faint scene where Paul dances on the bed with his buddy was totally unscripted.

  7. Hannibal Lecter, without a doubt in my mind the greatest movie villain ever, no movie has ever given me the chills like Silence Of The Lambs

  8. On the joker at the hospital it wasn’t for acting purposes that he was figiting with the remote they only had one shot for the hospital to crash down, it malfunctioned and he stayed in character Nolen convinced them to keep filmed and I was really one of the best scenes in the movie

  9. I didnt have time to read all the comments, but one scene from a particular movie should not be left unconsidered. The scene in the movie willie wonka and the chocolate factory where gene is on the chocolate river singing that song. it was all unscripted, the song and obviously the reactions.

    • The entire song is in the book, so I doubt it was unscripted.

  10. Not sure if it’s been mentioned but I am surprised the scene towards the end of “The Deer Hunter” wasn’t in this list seeing that DeNiro had no idea what Walken had planned, who discussed it with him shortly before the scene. It’s a classic moment and like a true pro, despite not knowing Walken was going to spit in his face, kept going with it.

  11. A pretty good one not mentioned here is from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

    The original musical play did not feature a dinner, so when Jim Sharman filmed this new scene, the movie actors (especially Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Jonathan Adams, and Peter Hinwood) were completely unprepared for the revelation of the prop corpse of Eddie when Frank (Curry) yanked the tablecloth off the dining table. Their reactions of horror, remorse, outrage, and disgust are quite genuine.

  12. Have to say surprised none of the Robin Williams Radio Scenes from Good Morning Vietnam were on here. Those were all improved by Williams on the spot.

  13. Knocked Up came out after 40 year old virgin, which is when the “you know how i know you’re gay” joke started.

  14. I read the original screenplay of “Being John Malkovich” and the “Hey Malkovich! Think fast!” line was definitely in it. Makes me wonder how many of the rest of these ‘unscripted’ scenes were not in fact improvised.

  15. Ummm…the “You know how I know you’re gay?” scene is from ’40-Year-Old Virgin’ not ‘Knocked Up’.

  16. umm considering 40 year old virgin came first and that scene with the same know how i know you’re gay thing was there and a huge hit i would say while yes ad-libbed that knocked up was merely an extention of something they had already done and audiences loved.

  17. It’s “Tears in rain” not THE rain like seriously are people hearing things or what no matter how many times i see the scene i never hear “the”

  18. Kind of sad that a scene from A Knight’s Tale wasn’t in here. When Geoffrey finishes introducing “Sir Ulrich”, the crowd is supposed to start cheering right away. However, the extras didn’t speak English and missed their cue, so Roland (Mark Addy) improvised his “Yeeeeaaahhhh!” to get the extras to start cheering. It was left in the movie rather than trying again. I love that scene.

  19. How can you possibly leave off the opening scene of Apocalypse Now, where Martin Sheen has a breakdown and sets the mood for the whole movie? Sheen was actually hammered and having a meltdown, and Coppola said “roll the cameras”.
    Keep in mind, this was before the days of video, and film was expensive.

    • No dialog.

      • SO? It’s unscripted scenes, not unscripted dialogue.

  20. It was always obvious to me that the necklace scene in Pretty Woman was unscripted because Roberts turned to the camera. Luckily she was quick enough to keep her eyes closed so she didn’t look “us” in the eye and they were able to keep it in the film.

  21. another missed funny unscripted scene is in Spaceballs when Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) was playing with his dolls. That was a suggestion made up on the spot by Moranis. When he spoke to Mel Brooks about it he simply said, “I hate you, it’s perfect.” and they did the scene on the spot.

  22. Apocalypse Now opening scene.

  23. i thought martin sheen’s monologue to christopher walken in ‘true romance’ about sicily was also improvised?

    • That was Dennis Hopper, not Martin Sheen.

  24. I hope Meryl Streep was mentioned for her brilliant improved lines in The Deer Hunter. (I cannot easily access the list on my smartphone.)
    I highly recommend everyone check out her performance. I was floored when I found out certain parts were unscripted (namely, the part that made her performance Oscar™ worthy). Perfection.

  25. I hope Meryl Streep was mentioned for her brilliant improved lines in The Deer Hunter. (I cannot easily access the list on my smartphone.)
    I highly recommend everyone check out her performance. I was floored when I found out certain parts were unscripted (namely, the part that made her performance Oscar worthy). Perfection.

  26. Roy Batty didn’t deactivate himself at the end of Blade Runner, his time was up. All through the fight/chase at the end of the movie he was dying and fighting to stay awake just a bit longer. hence the nail through the hand, the bit where he appears to doze off, and the little tics that hit him.

  27. Private Hudson (Bill Paxton) – ever the pessimist – laments “That’s it man, game over man, game over! What are we going to do now?” (Supposed to be,” That’s just f’n great, now what are we suppoed to do?!)

    I love this moment!!

  28. the being john malcovich one is a lie I saw them film that scene on the extras in the blu ray

  29. Whoever compiled this list obviously hasn’t seen Jack Nicholson talking about aliens in Easy Rider.

    • Oops, sorry, that was Dennis Hopper.

      • No, you were right the first time. Hopper saw a shooting star thinking it was a UFO, then Jack went off on a tangent about aliens. His character was getting stoned for the first time and the idea was to show how zoned-out he was getting.

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