13 Movie Moments We Didn't Know Were Ad-Libbed On Set

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13 Movie Moments We Didn't Know Were Ad-Libbed On Set

Every detail must be considered when shooting a fantastic movie. Every shot, word, and scene must be meticulously designed to provide the proper punch to the audience. But, no matter how amazing the movie is, there is always one scene that sticks out amongst the rest. A scene that will go on to dominate the conversation and memory of the audience for years.

Sometimes all it takes is a particular scene to completely transform filmmaking. “Rosebud”, anyone? While numerous films since the last quarter-century have astonished, motivated, and provided memorable entries into the culture canon, just a handful, and especially a few isolated moments, have had a significant impact on how future films are created. So, what qualifies for that list?

Are you looking for something special? Here are some movie moments we didn't know were ad-libbed on set!

Yes, almost everything in Hollywood is precisely scripted, but performers still improvise things that go on to become legendary. For instance...

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3

One of Freddy Krueger's most iconic lines was ad-libbed by Robert Englund. In A Nightmare on Elm Street 3, when Freddy kills Jennifer and says Welcome to primetime, bitch! just before that, that was all Englund. CRACKED.COM

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Avengers: Endgame

The I love you 3000 line in Avengers: Endgame was RDJ's idea. And apparently, that's something real-life kids say to RDJ, so he thought it'd be a good line for Tony Stark to say to his daughter. CRACKED.COM

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Man of Steel

When Superman cries in Man of Steel, that was all Henry Cavill's idea. The screams and tears weren't in the script at all - it was Cavill's idea to have Superman cry when he kills Zod. CRACKED.COM

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Frozen

The very first line that introduces Olaf in Frozen was just ad-libbed. As Josh Gad says, the line Hi, I'm Olaf, and I like warm hugs comes from the Frozen directors explaining that Olaf represents youthfulness and naivete. CRACKED.COM

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Parks and Rec

Amy Poehler ad-libbed a joke in Parks and Rec and changed the show. SEAL una - In an early episode, she ad-libbed something like Am I breaking into the boys' club? I dunno. I mean, just look at all those bitches cleaning up after me, which gave the writers the idea to make the character less uptight. CRACKED.COM

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Mortal Kombat

Linden Ashby made up his $500 sunglasses line in 1995's Mortal Kombat. Не also came up with plenty more- They were just sort of throwaway moments. And it was, I dunno, it was fun. It was definitely fun, said Ashby. CRACKED.COM

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Avengers: Infinity War

Benedict Cumberbatch came up with a comeback in Avengers: Infinity War. It's the line It's protecting your reality, douchebag, which he says to Tony Stork - the douchebag part was Cumberbatch's idea. CRACKED.COM

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Avengers: Infinity War

Tom Holland ad-libbed his death scene in Avengers: Infinity War. As he says, It is kind of true, but really all I say is 'I don't wanna go, I don't wanna go, I don't wanna go,' three times in a row so it's not that amazing of an ad lib, you know. CRACKED.COM

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When Harry Met Sally

The ending of When Harry Met Sally was actually mostly improvised. They were supposed to break up, and plans changed at the last minute, so Billy Crystal ad-libbed When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody ... CRACKED.COM

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Schitt's Creek

Catherine O'Hara totally ad-libbed that fan-favorite line in Schitt's Creek. The way she says baby was unplanned - in her words: I said 'bebe' as a joke or a mistake the first time. Once I hit on 'bebe' and got a laugh from the crew, that was it., CRACKED.COM

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