28 Great Movie Moments Created By Ignoring The Script

Screenwriting, character development, tone setting -- these are all aspects of film making that can make or break a movie. Hell, they can make or break a person's entire career. A lot of thought and time are dedicated to these aspects of the process, and few are able to execute them flawlessly.

But then there are those select few who just kind of shrug and say "Yeah, yeah -- I got it" before pulling off some of the most iconic scenes in film history. This is a salute to those on-the-fly geniuses.

28
Entry by AM Smiley

28 Great Movie Moments Created By Ignoring The Script

27
Entry by AM Smiley

Michael J. Fox was able to nail the hanging scene in Back to the Future 3 by accidentally hanging himself. F His hands were meant to prevent him from

26
Entry by AM Smiley

When Steven Spielberg wanted Karen Allen to scream, he dropped a dead snake on her head. FILM It was a dead python, which Steven had left on ice for

25
Entry by AM Smiley

28 Great Movie Moments Created By Ignoring The Script

24
Entry by AM Smiley

The actors in the first film adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory had never seen the chocolate room before the cameras were rolling. w And

23
Entry by AM Smiley

28 Great Movie Moments Created By Ignoring The Script

22
Entry by AM Smiley

The taunt Warriors! Come out to play! from the 1979 movie The Warriors CNL was improvised by actor David Patrick Kelly. http'wariorsmovie.co.ukprodu

21
Entry by AM Smiley

Richard Gere was just goofing around, when he snapped the jewelry box closed in Pretty Woman. Gere was just supposed to hold the box open for Julia Ro

20
Entry by AM Smiley

Leonard Nimoy invented the Vulcan nerve pinch. The script of The Enemy Within called for Spock to take evil Kirk out with a haymaker to the jaw. Nim

19
Entry by AM Smiley

The actors playing the lost spelunkers in The Descent hadn't seen the actors playing the crawlers in full makeup until the scene was being filmed. The

18
Entry by AM Smiley

You're tuige 1 A gonna need a bigger boat'' FIL was improvised by Roy Scheider. FILM Most of Jaws was tightly scripted, but Scheider came up with tha

17
Entry by AM Smiley

28 Great Movie Moments Created By Ignoring The Script

16
Entry by AM Smiley

Here's looking at you, kid was never in the script of Casablanca. FILM The line, which was voted AFI'S flfth most memorable line in cinema, is actua

15
Entry by AM Smiley

The scene in Goodfellas where the gangsters have a 3Am meal with mom was completely improvised. The mother in the scene is director Martin Scorsese's

14
Entry by AM Smiley

ACTOR R. LEE ERMEY 33 WROTE HIS OWN FULL METAL JACKET DRILL INSTRUCTOR RANT. FI In fact, Ermey wasn't originally cast in the role. He was a consultant

13
Entry by AM Smiley

Olaf the Snowman's whole introduction in Frozen 351 scene was improvised by Josh Gad. FILM FILM The audio was the first recording made of Gad voicing

12
Entry by AM Smiley

Bill Paxton's scripted line in Aliens was, What are we going to do now? FI Game over, man. Game over! was ad-libbed. http:lheww.avclub com/article

11
Entry by AM Smiley

'Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown' is a line made up by the director when the screenwriter quit the movie. FILM Screenwriter Robert Towne wanted Chin

10
Entry by AM Smiley

Daniel Craig's iconic swimsuit shot in Casino Royale happened because of a sandbank. FIL The scene called for Bond to check out the villain's wife, th

9
Entry by AM Smiley

Luca Brasi's bumbling peech to The Godfather wasn't acting-it was nerves. FILM Lenny Montana wasn't an actor. He was a mob tough that Francis Ford Cop

8
Entry by AM Smiley

Rutger Hauer improvised Batty's dying speech in Blade Runner, creating one of the most iconic soliloquies in film history. SA I've ... seen things yo

7
Entry by AM Smiley

28 Great Movie Moments Created By Ignoring The Script

6
Entry by AM Smiley

MPRLON BRANDO'S DRRK, BROODING PERFORMANCE IN APOCALYPSE NOW HAD LESS TO DO WITH ACTING AND MORE TO DO WITH PIE. Brando showed up on the set weighing

5
Entry by AM Smiley

Steve Carell didn't think getting his chest waxed in The 40-Year-Old Virgin would hurt. He's seen on the behind-the-scenes video saying just that. FIL

4
Entry by AM Smiley

28 Great Movie Moments Created By Ignoring The Script

3
Entry by AM Smiley

The shock on the faces of the Nostromo crew during the est-bursting scene was real. Alien director Ridley Scott didn't warn the actors about the elabo

2
Entry by AM Smiley

28 Great Movie Moments Created By Ignoring The Script

1
Entry by AM Smiley

Diane Kruger let Quentin Tarantino choke her until she passed out, in Inglourious Basterds. E In the scene, Christoph Waltz's character discovers Krug