10 Hilarious IMPROVISED MOVIE SCENES
We've already done an unscripted moments from television history video - and many of you asked for our list for movies. Well, we listened and for this installment we're looking at our picks for the 10 best unscripted moments from movies!
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (I Can Walk)
A lot of critics view this as one of the best films of all time, with many memorable lines being delivered by Peter Sellers. Though he plays 3 separate characters, one stands out in particular - an expert in nuclear weapons who happens to be bound to a wheelchair, Dr. Strangelove. Caught up in the excitement of the final scene, Sellers stood up from the chair - forgetting he was wheelchair bound - and proclaimed: "Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!" Which also happens to act as the final dialog of the movie as well.
Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest (Jar of Dirt)
In Dead Man's Chest, Johnny Depp does what Johnny seemingly does best - makes everything better. After a great fall down some stairs, Jack Sparrow starts to taunt Davy Jones claiming, "I've got a jar of dirt! I've got a jar of dirt! And guess what's inside it?!" This entire line wasn't in the script, however Johnny felt that his character would indeed act in that manner..
The Godfather (Leave the Gun)
When Mafia capo Peter Clemenza, played by Richard Castellano, heads out after John Martino's character, Paulie Gatto, Clemenza's wife tells him to pick up cannolis. Well, it just so happened that when they finally do "whack" Paulie, there were some cannolis and Clemenza instructs his men saying "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli," adding a little bit of humor to an otherwise serious moment in the movie. The original script just called for Peter to say "Leave the gun," but Casterllano thought it was a good way to work in the previous scene.
The Dark Knight (Remote Detonator)
Easily one of the best scenes of the movie happened, in part, by mistake. When Heath Ledger, playing as Joker, walked away from an exploding hospital after pushing a remote detonator, he was simply supposed to get on the bus and take off. Instead Ledger would stop and play with the detonator in a very jokeresque way - bringing to the scene a little bit of that incredibly dark joker humor.
The Warriors (Come Out and Play)
David Patrick Kelly played Luther, the leader of the Rogues gang in 1979's, The Warriors. The script for the scene simply called for Kelly to taunt and provoke the movies protagonist gang, The Warriors, into fighting. Using some discarded glass bottles, Luther beckons to the warriors by tapping them together with his fingers, proclaiming the incredibly famous: "Warriors, come out to play!"
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Shot the Swordsman)
Probably one of the most known snippets of improvised gold - the scene where Indi is pretty much challenged to a sword fight, you know the one right? Yeah, well it turns out that Harrison Ford had developed dysentery during the 3-month shoot in the 130-degree heat of Tunisia, and was scheduled for a lengthy fight scene that would take 3 days to shoot. Harrison had a better idea for Spielberg - to just shoot the guy instead. The moment was thought to be perfect for the character and it was left in!
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Helmet Kick)
When filming an incredibly dramatic scene, when Aragorn - played by Viggo Mortensen - comes across the aftermath of a battle that leaves him thinking two of the hobbits are dead, you notice him kick a helmet and scream out in pain. The scene in the movie seems so incredibly real. The realistic scream of pain was in fact an actual scream of pain, as Viggo broke two of his toes kicking the helmet on that take.
40-Year old Virgin (Waxing)
Alright, we admit it...there were a several unscripted scenes to use from this movie - but ultimately we chose the waxing scene. When asked about this scene, Steve Carrell said that they weren't sure how it was going to feel getting his chest waxed, so they left it up to Steve's real reactions to the excruciating pain that he endured for the sake of sheer comedy. The scene was filmed in 1 take with 5 cameras so that nothing would be missed, and the laughing you hear from his co-stars is completely genuine. Having Steve scream "Kelly Clarkston" was the idea of co-star Paul Rudd and as an added bonus, do you remember the "how I know you're gay" scene? That was suppose to be a 1-liner, but Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen showed they were worthy of adding more.
Dumb and Dumber (Most Annoying Sound)
If you've seen the movie, there is no doubt you remember what part we're talking about. Jim Carrey as Lloyd Christmas and Jeff Daniels playing Harry Dunne stop and pick up a hitchhiker, Joe. There’s a bout of horseplay between the two friends, with the quick tempered hitchhiker - who happens to also be an assassin trying to kill them - stuck in the middle. The Farrelly brothers actually gave Jim free-range to adlib as he wanted - do you remember the scene where Lloyd noticed "The man on the moon" newspaper? Yep, that was all Jim.
Django Unchained (Glass Smash)
Cutting his hand while filming a rather vulgar scene in Django Unchained, Leonardo DiCaprio continued the scene without even breaking character. The blood from his hand in the final version is really his, making the part when he wipes it off on Broomhilda's face even more disturbing. The gash would open when he accidentally smashed his hand down upon the dining room table, catching and breaking a glass by mistake. The worst part, Leonardo didn't win an Oscar... I know, right!?