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Greatest Unscripted Film Scenes

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Gun Vs. Sword


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.
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People who added this item 3164 Average listal rating (2103 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
Why Male Models?


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.
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People who added this item 6120 Average listal rating (3820 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
The 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.



Take The Cannoli


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."
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People who added this item 1985 Average listal rating (1345 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
"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.
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People who added this item 7596 Average listal rating (4994 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 9
Slow Clapping


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.



Delayed Explosion


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.
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People who added this item 2623 Average listal rating (1733 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.5
Spitting Blood


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.
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People who added this item 4020 Average listal rating (2569 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Necklace Laugh


Her laugh was so honest, and the scene so good, that Marshall decided to leave it in the film as is.
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Think Fast!


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.
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People who added this item 841 Average listal rating (560 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
The Cinderella Story


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."
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People who added this item 4036 Average listal rating (2708 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
The Most Annoying Sound In The World


Even hitman Joe Mentalino's (Mike Starr) hissy fit reaction to the scene was unscripted, which makes the scene that much funnier.
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People who added this item 2809 Average listal rating (1785 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7
Know How I Know You're Gay?


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.
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Farting Wife


The entire story about Maguire's flatulent spouse was made up on the spot by Williams and not a part of the original script.
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People who added this item 3310 Average listal rating (2281 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.4
Game Over Man


The original line didn't include the "game over" part and was ad libbed by Paxton.
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People who added this item 1183 Average listal rating (740 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
Party Talk


As a natural entertainer and comedian, Murray improvised the entire scene.
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The Line Up


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.
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Come Out To Play


Kelly spontaneously added the now famous line "Warriors, come out to play!”
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"Mein Furher, I Can Walk!"


In a process known as "retro-scripting", 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.
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Remembering The Brothers.


None of the story was part of the original script.
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People who added this item 4545 Average listal rating (2954 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8
"You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat."


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.
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"I know."


Ford decided that Solo wouldn't say something like that and instead, changed the line to simply "I know."
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People who added this item 5138 Average listal rating (3360 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
"Can You Hear Me Now?"


All of Madsen's lines and actions with the ear were improvised by him.
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People who added this item 3241 Average listal rating (1885 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5
"Here's Looking At You, Kid."


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.
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The Sneeze.


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.
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People who added this item 6297 Average listal rating (4130 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
"Here's Johnny!"


The line was not part of Kubrick's original screenplay and was improvised by Nicholson.
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People who added this item 4375 Average listal rating (2815 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Like Tears In The Rain.


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 "...like tears in rain."
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People who added this item 985 Average listal rating (581 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
"I'm Walking Here!"


Obviously this wasn't scripted and Hoffman's response and actions were all improvised, in character, as a result.
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People who added this item 6040 Average listal rating (3846 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Singin' In The Rain.


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.
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People who added this item 4636 Average listal rating (2846 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
"You Talking To Me?"


To this day, whenever someone walks by a mirror they can't help but utter his now famous line "You talking to me?"
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"Hsss!"


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.
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Drill Sergeant.


Ermey wrote 150 pages of insults and Kubrick estimated that 50% of the character’s dialog was improvised by the former drill instructor.
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Most people who watch films believe that EVERY scene was written by a screenwriter but following examples from this list, it is not always the case. Makes you think if they hadn't improvised it here, what affect would one of these scenes have if they were scripted?

NOTE: The information and images are from Screen Rant.

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