These Unscripted Movie Scenes Were Just Too Good To Cut


Even the most professional and talented actors sometimes forget the lines. Nevertheless, most of them have the talent to improvise and deliver the best performance. You'd be surprised to know how many great movie scenes happened because the actor was ill, accidentally slipped and fell or simply ad-libbed. And while in movies everything looks like it happens for a reason, the truth is that a lot of things happens randomly.

We've gathered a list of some of the most famous bloopers and unscripted scenes that made movies better. Scroll below to see them!

  1. 1 The Godfather (1972)

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    One of the most memorable scenes where mob boss Don Vito Corleone delivers brutal orders while stroking a cat wasn't scripted to involve a pet. The cute kitten somehow wound up on the set and ended up on actor's lap during shooting helping to create an iconic scene.

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  2. 2 Forrest Gump (1994)

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    The line "My name’s Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump" wasn't scripted, Tom Hanks said the last bit by accident.

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  3. 3 The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

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    It's probably not so surprising that cringy scene in which Matthew McConaughey is banging his chest wasn't in the script. Matthew revealed that he was doing it before each take as a relaxation technique. Leonardo DiCaprio suggested using in the scene and it fit perfectly.

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  4. 4 Rocky (1976)

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    The movie had a small budget so most of the people you see in the background are not extras, they are regular people who had no idea they were being filmed. So the scene where Rocky runs through a market and a man throws him an orange was completely unscripted.

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  5. 5 The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

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    During the scene where Eowyn stares into the distance, we can see a flag being ripped off a pole and flying away. While this scene may look intentional and metaphorical, the flag flew away by accident but it fit so well with the scene, that it was kept in the final cut.

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  6. 6 Django Unchained (2012)

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    Leonardo DiCaprio is an excellent actor who doesn't break character even when he hurts himself. He proved that during an intense scene when he hurt his arm with a shard of glass and blood started gushing from his wound. This scene wasn't scripted and the blood was real, it was left in the final cut because of the amazing acting.

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  7. 7 Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

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    The scene where Indiana Jones meets a warrior armed with a sword was scripted to be an intense duel. However, the actor Harrison Ford was ill from food poisoning and didn't have the strength to perform, so the director made a small change - instead of dueling, Indiana pulls out the revolver and shoots the villain. The scene became one of the most iconic moments in movie history.

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  8. 8 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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    In the scene, when Princess Leia tells Han Solo that she loves him, he was supposed to respond by saying "I love you too". However, Harrison Ford felt that this response wasn't suitable for his character, so instead, he improvised and responded by saying "I know".

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  9. 9 The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

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    In this movie, Anthony Hopkins only had 25 minutes of screen time, however, it was enough time for him to create one of the most chilling performances of all time. One of the most iconic scenes was when Dr. Hannibal Lecter is talking about his crimes with an FBI agent and starts to hiss. It was completely improvised and the reaction on Foster's face is genuine.

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  10. 10 Scent Of A Woman (1992)

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    Al Pacino prepared for his part by not allowing his eyes to focus on anything. He got so good at simulating blindness, that he could barely see anything. The scene on the street, where the actor fell over a garbage can, happened by accident because of his bad vision.

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