Famous Movie Lines That Weren't Written Into The Script

It sometimes feels like we can't go a week without hearing a well-known famous movie lines due to how deeply cinematic speech has ingrained itself into our culture. We arm ourselves with Marlon Brando's iconic remark from The Godfather from 1972, "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse," before entering into a business deal.

When an ex-lover calls to announce their engagement, you might be reminded of Clark Gable's famous 1939 line from Gone With the Wind, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”

Some of these lines are now so engrained in our vocabulary that it is impossible to say them without thinking of the movie. Think of the catchphrase "I'll be back" from The Terminator from 1984. Some of these well-known scenes were included in the final edit of the movie merely out of inspiration.

Many of the most memorable scenes in movies were never included in the original script. They may have been the result of an acting triumph, a furious reaction to the director's unreasonable demands, or a genuine shock response brought on by an unexpected event on-site.

As we explore the most well-known unscripted moments from the big screen, grab some popcorn and load up on Coke.

#1 A Clockwork Orange

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Director Stanley Kubrick worked hard to perfect the scene in the dystopian crime movie A Clockwork Orange 1971 where Alex and his thugs break into a couple's home in the country because it establishes the tone of the movie.

As they shot take after take, Kubrick believed the sequence wasn't working. Finally, he told Alex DeLarge, played by Malcolm McDowell, "Just do anything you want." Following that, as the cameras continue to roll, McDowell starts singing "Singin' in the Rain." The scene captures the enigmatic quality of McDowell's persona.

#2 A Few Good Men

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In the 1992 American legal drama A Few Good Men, Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, and Keifer Sutherland were among the ensemble cast members. With such an impressive cast, it shouldn't be surprising that the performers complimented one another and enhanced various aspects of the script.

The most famous moment, though, is when Tom Cruise demands Nicholson's character to reveal the truth about what happened before the murder of a marine in the movie's dramatic conclusion. Nicholson cries out in defiance, "You can't handle the truth!" with a violent voice. The remark is still remembered as the movie's most memorable line and earned Nicholson another Oscar nomination.

#3 Aliens

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Sequels don't typically live up to the first, yet many people believe that Aliens exceeded its predecessor. James Cameron's 1986 film with the same name was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Sigourney Weaver, who played Ellen Ripley. It was seen as a major accomplishment at the time because the Academy gave science fiction little attention.

The actor who portrays Private Hudson, Bill Paxton, claims that several of his lines—including  “Game over, man! Game over!”  For his part, Paxton was honored with a Saturn Award for best supporting actor.

#4 Animal House

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Despite having low production costs, Animal House was a box office hit when it was released in 1978. The odd decision of director John Landis to utilize dramatic actors and a dramatic soundtrack to enhance the comic quickly became a standard method for comedy movies.

The character of John "Bluto" Blutarsky, played by the movie's star Jim Belushi, was asked to be portrayed as a cross between Harpo Marx and the Cookie Monster. However, he "hardly had any dialogue" when he agreed to take the job. Belushi stuffs his mouth full of food in one lunch scene, then squeezes his cheeks together while the food spills out. I'm a zit, get it? was his subsequent remark, which was all the actor's own.

#5 Apocalypse Now

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Captain Benjamin L. Willard's  (Martin Sheen) covert mission to kill Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), a suspected renegade Army officer convicted of murder and deemed insane, is the subject of the movie Apocalypse Now.

As he arrived on site overweight and unprepared, Brando refused to memorize his lines. To conceal his weight, Coppola clothed Brando in all black.

Additionally, he simply took photos of his face and used a taller actor as a stand-in for him in several scenes. Because Brando was too obese to carry out the parts in the original script, Coppola altered the ending to imitate the plot of The Fisher King. Originally, the movie had no end. Over 18 minutes of discussion, Brando improved overall.

#6 Being John Malkovich

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Being John Malkovich is still challenging to describe nearly two decades after its 1999 premiere. The movie centers on a puppeteer (John Cusack) who discovers a portal inside John Malkovich's mind. The comedy-drama fantasy is as ridiculous as it sounds.

One time when Malkovich is seen strolling down the street, a passing motorist throws a can at the actor's head while shouting, "Hey, Malkovich! Think quickly! As the entire incident was unscripted, it turns out that the extra who tossed the can was intoxicated at the time. The strange scene was preserved in the final cut of the movie because director Spike Jonze enjoyed it so much.

#7 Blade Runner

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Harrison Ford was the center of attention when Blade Runner was first released. All eyes were on Ford as he landed the role after looking for a character with dramatic depth after finding success in Raiders of the Lost Ark. By the time the credits rolled, Roy Batty, the anti-hero, had taken the spotlight.

The performer delivered the lines as scripted to begin the scene before deviating and adding his lines. The night before filming, Hauer invented the lines, and the next day, he delivered the "famous tears in rain" monologue. The film crew admired his performance, with some even breaking down in tears as he said, All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.”

#8 Bridesmaids

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Bridesmaids, an American comedy movie released in 2011, surprised critics and audiences. Two Academy Award nominations came as a result of it, and it became a model for female comedians. The cast of the movie improvised with one another for around two weeks. Some of the outcomes were eventually used in the film.

When the main protagonists develop food illness while looking for dresses for Lillian Donovan's wedding, it is one of the movie's most memorable scenes (played by Maya Rudolph). Donovan had to relieve herself since she couldn't hold it in any longer, so she squatted in the middle of the street in her wedding dress.

#9 Caddyshack

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Caddyshack, one of the best sports comedies ever, contributed to Bill Murray's reputation as a comedic actor. All of Murray's parts, in which he plays Carl Spackler, were spontaneous because he was only on set for six days of filming.

One of the most well-known pieces that comes to mind is one of Murray's monologues regarding the Dalai Lama. Just two words from a theater play, such as "Carl hacks off the tips of flowers with a grass whip," served as the basis for his renowned "Cinderella narrative," which was performed unscripted. Murray was just instructed by director Harold Ramis to portray a little child presenting his own made-up golf event. The rest was up to Murray.

#10 Casablanca

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When a movie takes home the Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars, it says a lot about that movie. However, many people might be surprised to learn that the 1942 romantic drama movie Casablanca wasn't all that popular until award season when it gained more notoriety. Its protagonists, theme music, and catchy lines have now become part of mainstream culture.

In a toast to Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa Lund, Humphrey Bogart, who plays Rick Blaine, uses the iconic phrase "Here's looking at you, youngster." The phrase was taken from something Bogart would say to Bergman while playing cards between takes rather than being part of the original draft screenplay.

#11 Clueless

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The setting of the 1995 romantic comedy Clueless, set in contemporary Beverly Hills, is updated from Jane Austen's 1815 classic Emma. The movie became a cult favorite after its initial success and gained a cult following over the years, ending in a spin-off television series.

When Cher Horowitz, played by Alicia Silverstone, attends a party in Sun Valley, it is one of the movie's funniest scenes. Donald Faison's character Murray Duvall, who is there at the party, is seen mysteriously shaving his head. “I’m just keepin’ it real,” he says carelessly when asked why he's doing it. The actor created the line after hearing it from a younger neighbor.

#12 Dr. Strangelove

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Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film Dr. Strangelove parodies Cold War worries of an impending nuclear conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States. The plot centers on a deranged American Air Force general who orders a nuclear first strike against the Soviet Union, with the US President and company attempting to recall the bombers and avert a worldwide catastrophe.

The movie, which goes by the alternate title How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, is categorized as a political satirical black comedy. Many of Peter Sellers' lines of dialogue, which appear in the movie in multiple characters, are rumored to have been improvised. Dr. Strangelove, Group Captain Mandrake, and President Merkin Muffley are all played by Sellers.

#13 Dumb and Dumber

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The 1994 American comedy Dumb and Dumber stars Peter Farrelly as two dimwitted but good-hearted pals from Rhode Island named Lloyd and Harry who decide to go across the country to Colorado to return a bag of cash they believe has been left behind. It transpires that the funds were actually left as ransom. In their attempt to return it to its owner, the two pals unintentionally spend most of it.

The scene in which Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) asks Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) whether he wants to hear “the most annoying sound in the world”, while they are driving wasn't in the original script. Daniels' expression is sincere.

#14 Forrest Gump

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One of the most famous movies of all time, Forrest Gump was nominated for numerous Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. The statement “My name is Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump” is improvised by Tom Hanks, who plays the title role when he first sees Bubba.

Robert Zemeckis, the director, ultimately opted to keep the sentence in the 1994 movie because he liked it. The slow-witted but kind-hearted guy from Alabama, known for his odd peculiarities, won the hearts of a country by being there at several pivotal historical moments in 20th-century America. “What’s normal anyways?” Forrest would ask.

#15 Full Metal Jacket

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A U.S. Marine platoon's journey from training to the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War is chronicled in Full Metal Jacket. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, played by R. Lee Ermey, is the image's most recognizable figure and a cruel drill instructor. After watching a film of the former U.S. Marine Drill Instructor improvising offensive speech against an actual group of Royal Marines, Ermey was given the role. According to Kubrick, he "was a genius for this part."

Kubrick wrote the final script using a 250-page transcript of Ermey's rants. Ermey, according to Kubrick, authored 50% of his dialogue, particularly the insults. Critics unanimously appreciated Ermey's performance.

#16 Ghost

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Ghost from the 1990s was an unexpected box office hit that won two Academy Awards while being the top-grossing movie of the year. Whoopi Goldberg, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, plays a reluctant psychic who helps a young lady (Demi Moore) communicate with the ghost of her murdered lover (Patrick Swayze).

Goldberg provides the performance of a lifetime as she perfectly captures the unique nature of her character Oda Mae Brown. Goldberg improvises the phrase “Molly, you in danger, girl.” when she tries to warn Moore that her ex-murderer lover is still on the street.

#17 Ghostbusters

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The 1984 film Ghostbusters tells the tale of a gang of odd parapsychologists who launch a ghost-catching enterprise in New York City. As the crew's neighbor, Rick Moranis, who plays Louis Tully, also stars. Because of his humorous roles, Moranis wrote a lot of the dialogue. Given that he famously began his career in the improv company Second City, it shouldn't be shocking.

Originally intended to be a traditional businessman, Moranis' character Tully was portrayed by him as a geek. Ivan Reitman, the film's director, later admitted that the speech Tully gives to partygoers was solely the work of Moranis. According to the director, “Rick just made all of it up as he was doing it.”

#18 Good Will Hunting

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The 1997 film Good Will Hunting, for which he earned an Academy Award for Clearest Supporting Actor, may serve as the best example of how underestimated the late Robin Williams was as an actor. Additionally, the movie catapulted Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to celebrity after they shared the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.

Williams, who portrays Sean Maguire, the protagonist's therapist, reads a letter from Will, who is portrayed by Matt Damon, that begins, "Sorry, I had to go see about a girl," near the end of the movie. “Son of a b****. He stole my line!” Williams' comments. The spontaneous response remains in the finished product.

#19 Goodfellas

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The story of real-life mobster turned informant Henry Hill is told in Goodfellas, widely regarded as the most realistic gangster film ever created (Ray Liotta). In the course of the rehearsal process, Scorcese let the cast, who also included Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, improvise and say whatever they wanted. The filmmaker would later create transcripts of the meetings and save the passages he thought would work best before incorporating them into the final script.

The movie Tommy DeVito, played by Joe Pesci, received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Tommy telling Henry to explain why he thinks he's hilarious in one of the movie's most iconic scenes was entirely improvised. Tommy teases Henry by asking him things like, “I’m funny how? I mean funny like I’m a clown? I amuse you?” Before Henry eventually realizes Tommy is just messing with him.

#20 Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets

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We witness Ron's parents arguing over how to punish Ron and Harry for taking a joyride in the flying family automobile in the second Harry Potter movie, Chamber of Secrets, which was released in 2002. Ron's father, Arthur, (played by Mark Williams), instead seems to be envious of the enjoyment while Molly Weasley (played by Julie Walters) chastises the boys for their behavior.

Percy Weasley's actor Chris Rankin revealed that Williams' response changed with each new take, estimating that there were a total of 13 or 14. “What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?” was ultimately chosen as the line for the movie.

#21 Jaws

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Steven Spielberg's Jaws, which is considered the first summer blockbuster, catapulted the young director to stardom. The 1975 thriller is still regarded as one of the best movies ever made, and its eerie concept has permeated popular culture.

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat,” says Roy Scheider, who plays police chief Martin Brody, to his crew on board the orca (or what's left of it) after being attacked by the man-eating great white shark. His sardonic demeanor stood in stark contrast to the horrified looks on everyone else's faces.

#22 Knocked Up

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Before getting his big break in 2007's Knocked Up, Seth Rogan had worked as a supporting actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and co-producer. Before that, he played supporting roles in the TV shows Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared.

Ben, a character played by Rogan, says in one scene that he likes the movie Munich because "Jews kick ass." Rogen improvised this, and just a third of it was used in the final cut. Later, in the movie Funny People, Rogen appeared alongside Eric Bana, who played the protagonist in Munich.

#23 Lost In Translation

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Bill Murray, who plays aging movie actor Bob Harris in the romantic comedy-drama Lost in Translation from 2003, and Scarlett Johansson, who plays young married college graduate Charlotte, kiss each other goodbye in the film's last scene.

Murray was told by Sofia Coppola, the film's director, to give the kiss without informing Johansson. Her response is sincere, as is Murray's subsequent, spontaneous whisper in her ear. Later, the director chose to leave the barely audible whisper intact, leaving everyone to speculate as to what was said. Most people agree that Murray may have stated, “Promise me, that the next thing you do, is go up to that man and tell him the truth.” which may be the closest interpretation of what Murray actually said.

#24 Midnight Cowboy

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When Midnight Cowboy was released in 1969, it became the first X-rated movie to ever win Best Picture (a classification since discontinued). The real-life cab that almost hit actors Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight while they were walking through the streets of the fictional New York City where the movie is set seems to have missed seeing the set signage.

“I’m walking here! I’m walking here!” Hoffman yells at the motorist while maintaining his demeanor. This line from the movie became a memorable one.

#25 Pretty Woman

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The 1990 romantic comedy Pretty Woman, which starred Julia Roberts as the brash free-lance hooker with a golden heart Vivian Ward, cemented the actress' place among Hollywood's elite. Richard Gere's character, Edward Lewis, a wealthy corporate raider and womanizer, employs the former to be his escort for a week of activities, during which time they become more intimate.

Gere improvised the scenario in which Lewis breaks the jewelry case on Ward's fingers. Robert's reply is genuine laughter. It was so well received by the filmmakers that they chose to keep it. It appears like Gere initially planned the entire situation to be a prank on Roberts.

#26 Raiders Of The Lost Ark

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The Raiders of the Lost Ark sequence from 1981 stands out among the others. Harrison Ford, who plays Indiana Jones, and a swordsman are slated to engage in a titanic battle on a busy Cairo street in the original script. Ford had been practicing for weeks, but at the time of filming, he had dysentery.

The scene's original intent was to highlight a battle between Jones' whip and the swordsman. Ford and director Steven Spielberg decided to reduce the sequence to a single gunshot, though, after the initial shots of the scenario had been captured on camera and after a lunch break. Ford reportedly told Spielberg, "Let's just shoot the sucker," according to reports. One of the most recognizable scenes in the movie was thus born.

#27 RoboCop

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Sometimes, directors withhold information from performers so they can react naturally on camera. In the 1987 film RoboCop, Clarence Boddicker, played by Kurtwood Smith, is carried into the police station after RoboCop beats him bloody.

Smith, it appears, had a discussion with director Paul Verhoeven about inserting a phrase as he is introduced. Verhoeven concurred but instructed him to keep it a secret. Everyone was genuinely surprised when the actor said indignantly, "Give me my f****** phone call!"

#28 Saving Private Ryan

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Saving Private Ryan, a military epic directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1998, was hailed as the most realistic depiction of a battle ever depicted in a motion picture and went on to win four Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Picture, and three more. Tom Hanks and Matt Damon, who play Captain Miller and Private Ryan, respectively, have an honest conversation about everything they've left behind in one of the movie's most moving scenes.

The narrative that Private Ryan tells Captain Miller wasn't part of the original plot. The entire tale Matt Damon tells about spying on his brother in the barn with the ugly girl toward the conclusion of the movie was improvised. Spielberg kept it in the movie because he liked it so much.

#29 Taxi Driver

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Robert De Niro portrays the lonely Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle in the 1976 movie Cab Driver. Travis Bickle works as a taxi driver before becoming insane and plotting to kill a US presidential candidate. When it was first released, the neo-noir psychological thriller picture under the direction of Martin Scorcese took home the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

In one of the movie's most memorable scenes, De Niro delivers the classic "You talkin' to me?" line as Bickle stares at himself in the mirror and plans an encounter that would allow him to pull out his pistol. The sole line in the script that said "Travis speaks to himself in the mirror" came when De Niro completely improvised the scene.

#30 The 40-Year-Old Virgin

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Steve Carell plays Andy Stitzer in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, an electronics salesman and toy enthusiast whose buddies are determined to help him lose him, well, you know what. The filmmaker gave the players, many of whom were comedians, the freedom to improvise whenever they pleased. As a result, the majority of the movie was made up as it was being shot.

It's real that Andy is having his chest hair waxed in the scene. The cast members' emotions are very sincere. Five cameras are employed because the entire event had to be shot in a single take. It was the brainchild of actor Paul Rudd, who plays Andy's pal David, that Carell shout "Oh, Kelly Clarkson" during the wax.

#31 The Dark Knight

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When Heath Ledger passed away before The Dark Knight's 2008 release, he became just the second actor to receive an acting Oscar posthumously. Being a method actor, Ledger developed the posture, voice, and personality of The Joker by spending a month by himself in a hotel room. He also kept a journal, recording the emotions and ideas of the Joker.

Every take Heath Ledger gave was different from the last because director Christopher Nolan was so taken with his performance. Nolan decided not to be present for one moment because he was so moved. Ledger's caustic slow clap in the scene where Commissioner Gordon (played by Gary Oldman) is given a promotion was entirely improvised.

#32 The Devil Wears Prada

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The Devil Wears Prada earned Meryl Streep a record-breaking 14th Oscar nomination for acting in her portrayal of the shrewd editor-in-chief of Runway magazine, Miranda Priestly. The comedic movie from 2006 was well-received by critics and audiences alike, and it had a long-lasting influence on culture.

The character Andy played by Anne Hattaway asks Streep if the lifestyle she led in the film's closing moment with her whether it was what she desired.  “Everyone wants this. Everyone wants to be us,”   Streep responds. “Everyone wants to be me”  was the original line, yet  Streep disliked the original sentence because she thought it was overly theatrical and self-absorbed.

#33 The Empire Strikes Back

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Perhaps the most well-known quote from The Empire Strikes Back, one of the best Star Wars movies, is “No, I am your father.”  The Galactic Empire picks anti-hero Han Solo to be carbon frozen at another point in the movie, though. Leia kisses Han and says, "I love you," just before Han is hauled away.

Han was supposed to respond, "I love you too," in the scenario. Han Solo actor Harrison Ford disagreed, feeling that it did not reflect the character's nature. Ford changed his phrase to "I know" after the director urged him to improvise after numerous takes.

#34 The Fugitive

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Upon its 1993 release, The Fugitive was a critical and commercial triumph. The movie, which stars Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, is about a man (Ford) who was wrongfully convicted of killing his wife and is now evading a squad of US Marshals led by Jones to establish his innocence.

Ford informs Jones he is innocent and had nothing to do with the murder of his wife in one of the film's most stressful confrontations, shouting, "I didn't kill her!" Jones states "I don't care" instead of his sentence, "That isn't my problem," which he was supposed to say. It was moving because it provided a wonderful counterpoint to the concluding scene where Jones' character says, "I know it," in response to Ford's declaration of innocence.

#35 The Godfather

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The Godfather, a 1972 film that Francis Ford Coppola directed, is recognized as one of the finest works of global cinema and maybe the most important in the gangster subgenre. The movie, which was nominated for seven other Oscars and won Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay, is based on Mario Puzo's best-selling book of the same name.

The Cannoli, please

Richard Castellano, who plays Peter Clemenza, says, "Leave the gun, take the cannoli," which is one of the most frequently repeated lines. Evidently, "gun" was supposed to conclude the line originally. Since then, other movies have referred to the sentence.

#36 The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

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Since its big-screen premiere, the Lord of the Rings series has been so embedded in the culture that there are numerous quotes from the Peter Jackson-directed tale. Aragorn, a character played by Viggo Mortensen in the 2002 movie The Two Towers, which is the second installment of the trilogy, starts to think that Merry and Pippin were slaughtered by Sauron's armies.

Aragorn thinks it confirms his worst fears when he observes the burned-out remains of dead bodies. In a fit of rage, Mortensen kicks an Orc helmet to the ground while shouting in pain. It turns out that Mortensen damaged two toes in the process, so the scream was actually caused by agony. This version of this takes used in the finished movie.

#37 The Shining

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The Shining, a 1980 film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, is based on Stephen King's 1977 book of the same name. The main character of the film, played by Jack Nicholson, changes from being the hotel's winter caretaker to a mad lunatic seeking his wife and son as a result of the haunted house's influence.

In the dramatic last scene of the movie, Jack Torrance, played by Jack Nicholson, smashes the toilet door with an ax before slamming his head through it while yelling, "Here's Johnny!" Nicholson reportedly borrowed the phrase from Ed McMahon's well-known opening monologue for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

#38 The Silence Of The Lambs

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Anthony Hopkins earned the 1992 Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in the film The Silence of the Lambs. The British actor has the shortest screen time of any top Oscar winner, clocking in at about 16 minutes. Hopkins undoubtedly stole the event with a memorable performance that featured a few spontaneous moments.

Hannibal's speech about how he would consume human flesh contains the most memorable sentence in the movie: “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.”  Hopkins added the character's distinctive slurp/hiss during dress rehearsals, and it still frightens us.

#39 The Third Man

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In Carol Reed's 1949 British noir The Third Man, Orson Welles contributed for just one week. The actor hardly spends five minutes in the movie but is nonetheless recognized for saying the most memorable line. He was well known for his amazing improvisational abilities and could quickly generate fantastic lines of speech.

In the movie, Welles, who plays Harry Lime, is known for improvising the statement, “In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed. They produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love and five hundred years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”

#40 The Usual Suspects

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When The Usual Suspects, a 1995 neo-noir mystery film, was being filmed, director Brian Singer was a stickler for the performers following the script. There was a major exception in the film despite the filmmaker being a stickler for the standards.

The narrative is narrated by Kevin Spacey's persona, who starts with being placed with four other people in a police lineup. The cast claimed that the most challenging sequence to film was the iconic scene since the actors were unable to control their laughter during it. This scene was used in the movie's promotional materials. Even Benicio Del Toro's passing of the wind when the policeman requests that he speak "in English please" was improvised for the entire scenario.

#41 The Warriors

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In the action film, The Warriors from 1979, a New York City gang moves from The Bronx to Brooklyn after being falsely accused of killing a revered gang leader. David Patrick Kelly, who plays the film's major antagonist Luther, says the most famous line in the cult classic, "Warriors, come out to play!" The actor's improvisation was completely responsible for the phrase.

The actor went one step farther the second time, repeating the line while holding three bottles in one hand like claws and clink-clacking them together while saying, "Warriors... come out to play-ee-ay!"

#42 This Is Spinal Tap

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The entirety of the dialogue for This Is Spinal Tap was improvised, despite more than 100 hours of footage being captured. The movie follows the fake British rock band Spinal Tap as they tour. The band is made up of Americans who try to imitate British accents to mock the 1980s rock star lifestyle.

Since there was no predetermined plot, the actors simply made up the majority of the dialogue as they went along. Since they were only given broad details about the scene and characters, the actors were primarily left to improvise the material to avoid paradoxes. As a result, the actors received unofficial writing credit for the movie. The initial take was used to record organic processes to the fullest extent possible.

#43 Tootsie

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Another movie with a well-known cameo from Bill Murray is Sydney Pollack's Tootsie. Although Dustin Hoffman is listed as the movie's official star, it is Murray who steals the show as Jeff Slater, Hoffman's roommate.

The majority of Murray's dialogue was once again improvised, similar to Caddyshack. Even requesting the actor to write his own lines for a party scene, the director. The outcome was so amazing that it completely caught the cast off guard because they were unsure of what would happen next.

#44 When Harry Met Sally

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The American cult classic When Harry Met Sally is a timeless love comedy. Whether or not men and women can ever be merely friends is an issue that the 1989 movie aims to address. “I would be proud to partake of your pecan pie,” Harry (played by Billy Crystal) once told Sally (played by Meg Ryan).

Meg Ryan, who was entirely caught off guard, ended herself chuckling at Crystal's spontaneous comment. The film's director, Rob Reiner, opted to include the spontaneous line and reaction since he appreciated it so much.

#45 Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

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The director of the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Mel Stuart, had just one man in mind for the lead part. Many actors, including Peter Sellers and all six Monty Python members, expressed interest in the part. The original pick of Willy Wonka by author Roald Dahl was actor Spike Milligan. Naturally, Wilder prevailed, but she only agreed to it under one constraint.

In his own words, he described his situation as follows: “When I make my first entrance, I’d like to come out of the door carrying a cane and then walk toward the crowd with a limp. After the crowd sees Willy Wonka as a cripple, they all whisper to themselves and then become deathly quiet. As I walk toward them, my cane sinks into one of the cobblestones I’m walking on and stands straight up, by itself; but I keep on walking until I realize that I no longer have my cane. I start to fall forward, and just before I hit the ground, I do a beautiful forward somersault and bounce back up, to great applause.”

#46 Young Frankenstein

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Young Frankenstein, a comedy-horror film directed by Mel Brooks, is a satire of the genre of traditional horror movies, particularly the different adaptations of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. To capture the feel of previous movies, Brooks shot the entire movie in black and white. He also employed opening titles and scene transitions that were reminiscent of the 1930s, and he even used lab artifacts that were taken from the 1931 movie Frankenstein.

The remark "What hump?" was added by Marty Feldman, who plays Dr. Frankenstein's hunchbacked, bug-eyed servant Igor. He asks as he pushes his hump further up his back. Brooks kept it in the movie because he enjoyed it so much.

#47 Zoolander

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A plan to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia is being carried out by dishonest fashion executives, and Ben Stiller's 2001 film Zoolander, which he also directed and starred in, centers on the dim-witted, narcissistic male model Derek Zoolander. Cameo appearances in the movie are made by several famous actors and other famous people.

In Zoolander's conversation with David Duchovny's J.P. Prewett, the latter provides a detailed explanation in response to a question from the former.  “But why male models?” Stiller asks after losing his train of thought. In keeping with his role, Duchovny gives a straightforward response. One of the most memorable lines from the scene has since become a movie classic.
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