10 Famous Movie Quotes That Almost Never Happened

Some of the best lines in cinema history were almost left on the cutting room floor; others almost weren't filmed at all. But thankfully, whether due to last-minute panic rewrites, persistent inside jokes, or someone straight-up sending David Fincher the wrong script, they made it.

Here are some career-defining quotes that almost didn't happen:

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ZOOLANDER But why male models? After David Duchovny delivers his monologue about male models making the best assassins, Ben Stiller actually forgot

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CHINATOWN Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown Roman Polanski wanted a grittier rewrite of the script, and berated the screenwriter until he rage-quit. P

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TITANIC I'm the king of the world! Leo shouted this when he first boarded the ship, and James Cameron chucked it in the script.

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DUMB AND DUMBER Don't worry, we'll catch our break, too. Producers wanted Harry and Lloyd to get on the bus with the bikini babes at the end, but Ji

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THE WARRIORS Warriors! Come out to play! The director alley-ooped the line to David Patrick Kelly on the spot, and Kelly delivered it like a weirdo

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JAWS You're gonna need a bigger boat. This line was a big inside joke on set. The producers were too cheap to build a bigger boat, so boat size was

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THE SHINING Here's Johnny! 01/ You may know it's a reference to The Johnny Carson Show, but Stanley Kubrick didn't. He'd lived in England for 20 yea

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CASABLANCA Here's looking at you, kid. Humphrey Bogart would teach poker to Ingrid Bergman between takes, and this was just a common line he'd tease

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MIDNIGHT COWBOY I'm walking here! The film was SO low-budget that they shot this scene with a hidden camera. Everyone you see is an authentic pissed

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SE7EN What's in the box?! The studio desperately wanted a boring Hollywood ending, with Mills saving his wife in the nick of time. But they sent the