Some of the greatest and most memorable movie quotes of all time were completely unplanned. Don't believe us? Take a look at 20 of our favorites below and see for yourself:
1. Annie Hall
Woody Allen's famous sneeze as his character, Alvy Singer, picks up a box of cocaine at a party, and after finding out that it's $2,000 an ounce, he asks what the appeal is...before sneezing all of the powder away into its owner's face. The sneeze was not scripted, believe it or not. The moment tested well with audiences and the other actors in the scene reacted so perfectly to it that Allen decided to keep it.
Perhaps one of the film's most memorable lines, Leonardo DiCaprio's feeling of invincibility would never have been captured had he not ad-libbed the line, "I'm king of the world!" Titanic has other improvised moments as well, like the scene where Jack teaches Rose to spit and when Rose spits in Cal's face.
3. Being John Malkovich
Though this moment is contested somewhat, we still love the story. A few extras allegedly snuck some beer onto the set to make the most of long hours of filming. One such extra, who was (may or may not have been) supposed to throw something at actor John Malkovich's head from a passing vehicle, shouted "think fast," making the scene even funnier. Rumor has it that because of the line's inclusion, the extra had to receive a generous pay raise, all because of a drunken addition to the movie.
4. Blade Runner
As Blade Runner, a film about a bounty hunter seeking androids to "retire," reaches its conclusion, its main character, Rick Deckard, is saved by the android he is supposed to kill. Right before preparing to die, the android, Roy Batty, gives a monologue reflecting on his past experiences. Though the monologue was indeed scripted, actor Rutger Hauer added the beautiful phrase, "like tears in rain."
5. Taxi Driver
The script said "Travis talks to himself in the mirror." Robert De Niro took care of the rest. Because of this, we're left with one of the best lines in movie history, one of the greatest performances of all time, and the best idea for a theme party ever.
6. Dumb and Dumber
The original script featured the titular idiots to argue over jelly beans in order to test the nerves of the hitman they unknowingly picked up as a hitchhiker. Since this is a movie with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, it evolved into something altogether different. The most annoying sound in the world was, for better or for worse, entirely improvised.
7. Good Will Hunting
Robin Williams received his first and only Oscar for his dramatic role in Good Will Hunting. You may be able to take Robin Williams out of the comedy, but you can't keep the comedy out of him, and thus, in the midst of a pivotal scene in the movie, Williams broke into an unplanned story about his wife's flatulence. Matt Damon's uncontrollable laughter is genuine, as are the moments the camera shakes because of the cameraman's laughter. That's a magical movie moment.
The most memorable moment of Martin Scorsese's 1990 mobster movie is easily Joe Pesci's refusal to be called funny. This line was allegedly ad-libbed and inspired by a real incident where Pesci called a not-very-pleasant gangster funny.
9. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Hardcore Star Wars fans may know this bit already: the famous Han Solo moment where he tells Princess Leia "I know" wasn't scripted. The line was originally written as "I love you too," but didn't seem to fit into character. Harrison Ford suggested they change it to something a little more in line with Han Solo's personality, and thus, the greatest response to "I love you" was born.
10. Pretty Woman
In a gloriously unscripted moment, Richard Gere's character was supposed to present Julia Roberts with a stunning diamond necklace, but instead playfully snapped the bling box closed. The unplanned move, and Roberts' perfect reaction to it, was so honest and fit the film so well, director Garry Marshall kept it in the finished version.
11. Raiders of the Lost Ark
The epic sword fight that was scheduled for this scene (or perhaps it was a whip vs. sword situation) was ignored entirely in favor of this easier-to-film scene. The moment, when Indiana Jones just nonchalantly pulls out his pistol and does away with the swordsman, wasn't scripted. Spielberg agreed to do it to make filming easier for Harrison Ford, who was feeling a bit under the weather at the time. Thus, movie history was born.
After David Duchovny's character explains to Ben Stiller's Derek Zoolander why male models have been behind every political assassination of the last 200 years, Stiller forgot the line he was supposed to stay in true Zoolander fashion, so he just repeated his previous line, "Why male models?" This prompted Duchovny's equally funny ad-lib, "Are you serious? I just told you that a moment ago..."
13. The Godfather
The Godfather has a scene where Peter Clemenza is heading out to whack Paulie, but before he does, his wife asks him to pick up some cannolis. While the scene following Paulie's death was originally scripted as just "Leave the gun," Clemenza added a bit of humor and continuity to the film by adding the second part.
14. The Shining
Stanley Kubrick's iconic adaptation of the Stephen King classic features the ad-libbed line "Here's Johnny!" Jack Nicholson improvised this line after chopping his way through the door and sticking his face in. The quote, referencing Johnny Carson's immensely popular late night show's introduction, added a bit of humor to an incredibly terrifying moment. It also, strangely, made the moment way creepier too.
Really, though, there was nothing else to be said. After seeing the shark for the first time, this unscripted moment was the only logical reaction a person could have. And now it's legendary.
16. The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up
The extremely memorable, easy-to-imitate moments from both of these films were ad-libbed entirely by stars Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd. Director Judd Apatow had enough faith in both comedians to allow them to go on for several minutes in an unedited clip. The scenes may get a little annoying, but they are undeniably funny.
17. Midnight Cowboy
Legend has it that this NYC cab ignored the indications that a movie was shooting on this street and drove down anyway. Dustin Hoffman's brilliant reaction was genuine and in character, and the rest is history.
Arguably the most iconic line in the entire film, this one was ad-libbed by Humphrey Bogart during filming. Apparently, it's something he would say to Ingrid Bergman while teaching her poker between takes.
19. The Silence of the Lambs
While the line about eating a census taker's liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti may have been in the script (as well as the book), the terrifying slurping hiss Anthony Hopkins lets out next was certainly not. It was left in the film because, hello, it's totally the creepiest thing a cannibal could do after discussing a meal.
Bill Murray, as surely everyone knows, can do literally anything. He's the greatest. Clearly director Harold Ramis knew that too -- the script for Caddyshack featured a scene where Murray's character Carl emulates a kid announcing his fantasy sports moment. Murray simply asked for four rows of mums, and boom! Movie magic.
It's easy to get swept up with major Hollywood stars this time of year, gazing at the red carpet and thinking of these celebs as superhuman megastars, but even the biggest names around got their starts in less glamorous ways. Before their Oscars and Emmys, these stars had Pop Tarts and Lisa Frank.
1. Ben Affleck
Dig those smooth moves and that hip phone! The two-time Oscar winner starred in this Burger King commercial before becoming the megastar we know today from films like Good Will Hunting and Gone Girl. His next role may be playing Batman, but now we'll always think of him as this bad boy who breaks the rules.
2. Brad Pitt
It may be crazy to see a superstar like Brad Pitt shelling for potato chips, but if you think about it, not much has really changed for the Oscar-winning Fight Club star since this Pringles commercial: he still looks good enough to make our mouths water.
3. Jennifer Lawrence
Since starring in this commercial for MTV's Super Sweet 16, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence has taught those boys how to properly carry her around on her throne, where this Oscar-winning actress belongs.
4. Stanley Tucci
We've always loved The Devil Wears Prada's Stanley Tucci, but seeing him young and hunky in this Levi's commercial made us love him even more.
5. Steve Carell
Steve Carell may have received his first Oscar nomination for his dramatic role in Foxcatcher, but this commercial shows that he's at his best when he's being funny and lovable.
6. Leonardo DiCaprio
We're like 97% sure we'd take our pants off immediately if Leo came up to us now and told us to "keep it poppin" or to "save some for Daddy." The 5-time Academy Award nominee is underrated even when it comes to his commercials.
7. Haley Joel Osment
We're just gonna throw this out there: The Sixth Sense could have been a much better movie if they'd stuck to the original line, "I see snack dragons." Just saying. Also, not even a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle would eat a pizza that looks that gross, Kraft.
8. Naomi Watts
Young Naomi Watts, the two-time Academy Award nominee you know from films like Birdman and Mulholland Drive, was once a teenager with a thick Australian accent. Like most of us, the near-perfect actress worried about her skin, her figure, and "that one" problem we don't talk about.
9. Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone
"You sound like a commercial." "You buyin' it?" This is the greatest moment of either of their careers. Just kidding, Sharon Stone has gone on to many other performances that are just as good, if not better.
10. Mila Kunis
So, we guess we can thank Mila Kunis for helping make Lisa Frank such a thing in the 90s. It's hard to believe that the star was only two years away from her breakout role on That '70s Show.
11. Elijah Wood:
We've always had a lot of love for Elijah Wood's facial expressions. From Lord of the Rings to Wilfred, his face is sometimes the only thing that makes his performances entertaining. This commercial might just be his shining moment.
12. Kristen Stewart
We love how sassy Kristen Stewart is in this Porsche commercial -- that head nod and "duh" look on her face, as if she would lie about missing her bus, Dad. But secretly, she's all *Live Fast, Die Hard, Bad Girls, Do It Well* #YOLO. Performance of her career, honestly.
13. Meg Ryan
We would personally rather watch a never-ending loop of Meg Ryan's face appearing over the Burger King logo than watch Sleepless in Seattle.
14. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
How many times have we fantasized about the chance to be at Joseph Gordon Levitt's house with him making us breakfast in the morning? Countless. But we never imagined it could be as adorable and delicious as this 1991 Pop Tarts commercial makes it seem.
15. Tobey Maguire
Yo, Spider-Man is having an uncomfortable amount of fun in the bathroom.
16. Corey Feldman
This adorable McDonalds commercial from 1975 may have been heartwarming back then, but 40 years later, it just reminds us how much The Goonies star hasn't aged since he was 4.
17. Demi Moore
We're not sure if the Ghost star was trying to sell Diet Coke by convincing us we might fall in love, or if she was trying to warn us of the dangers and health problems that could arise from drinking it, but we still like it.
18. Keanu Reeves:
Eating cereal has seriously never looked more fun than it does in this commercial. We would love to eat Kelloggs Corn Flakes with Keanu, Matrix style.
19. Stephen Colbert
This ad seems like a news report, and we can totally see a lot of similarities between this FirsTier Bank commercial and The Colbert Report.
20. Matt LeBlanc
Okay, the best things might come to those who wait, but does the Friends star now have to run back up to the roof, or is he just gonna waste that whole bottle of ketchup just to look cool eating one hot dog? Joey. Doesn't. Waste. Food.
21. Courteney Cox
Fun fact: the Friends star was the first person to ever say "period" (referring to menstruation, not punctuation) on TV. She then broke down more boundaries by starring in terribly-named-but-not-actually-terrible TV shows, like Cougar Town.
22. Elisabeth Moss
Are we the only ones watching this commercial as if we're watching Pegy pitch an ad campaign on Mad Men? We can't be.
23. Sarah Michelle Gellar
This 4-year-old Sarah Michelle Gellar just slayed Burger King's competition faster than you could say "Buffy." Un-be-liev-able!
24. Bryan Cranston
Fans were amazed with how Bryan Cranston transformed from the lovable Hal on Malcolm in the Middle into the meth kingpin Heisenberg on Breaking Bad, but the truly incredible transformation of his career happened way earlier. The way he instantly goes from being a skunk to a human is absolutely astonishing.
25. Aaron Paul
This commercial seems like it could actually just be Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman waiting to eat his breakfast before heading off to Chemistry with Mr. White, doesn't it? Aaron Paul's gotta have his Pops, bitch!
26. Megan Mullally and John Goodman
We love Karen Walker enough to be able to recognize that incredible voice anywhere, even if it's some place strange, like a McDonalds commercial. While Karen would certainly never actually sell Egg McMuffins, we're pretty sure that Roseanne star John Goodman totally would.
27. Seth Green
We don't mean to diminish the abilities of our favorite werewolf from Buffy the Vampire Slayer or our favorite dimwitted cartoon son from Family Guy, but this is definitely Seth Green's brightest moment. That hair, the accent. He totally nails the 90s goon role with lines like, "Consequently, we can hit on 'em," and "Definitely - NOT!"
28. Tony Hale
Tony Hale won our hearts playing Buster on Arrested Development (and an Emmy playing Gary on Veep), and this commercial proves that he's made a career out of his hilarious concern regarding women's toiletries. We wonder if Gary's Leviathan on Veep has Herbal Essences.
29. Charlie Day
This quirky commercial for Cascade dishwasher detergent looks like Charlie Day just stepped out of an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Graduating and heading straight into retirement also seems like a total Charlie Kelly scheme, doesn't it?
30. Jane Lynch
Okay, the only thing we love more than Frosted Flakes and Tony the Tiger is this commercial with Glee star Jane Lynch camping out everyday trying to sneak a peak at the elusive mascot himself.
Kiss rocker Paul Stanley and Shirley Manson have blasted rapper Kanye West for interrupting Beck during the Loser singer's big win at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (08Feb15). West took the stage after Beck was named the winner of the Album of the Year and appeared to be ready to protest the singer's win, as he did at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009 when Taylor Swift beat out his pal Beyonce for a video prize.
But the rapper simply smiled and then returned to his seat. He later made his feelings known, stating, "If they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us... and Beck needs to respect artistry, he should have given his award to Beyonce. At this point, we tired of it. What happens is, when you keep on diminishing art, and not respecting the craft, and smacking people in the face after they deliver monumental feats of music, you’re disrespectful to inspiration.
"We, as musicians, have to inspire people who go to work every day, and they listen to that Beyonce album, and they feel like it takes them to a different place... I am here to fight for creativity. That’s why I didn't say anything, but you all knew what it meant when 'Ye stepped on that stage."
Gracious Beck has since insisted Kanye had every right to protest his win - because he thought Beyonce should have won the award too, but Stanley and Manson were far from impressed by the rapper's moment-stealing antics.
The Kiss frontman took to his Facebook page to protest, writing, "Beck should’ve kicked Kanye right in the nuts and said, 'Get the f**k of MY stage!'"
And in a post on Monday (09Feb15), Garbage singer Manson added, "Dear Kanye West, It is YOU who is so busy disrespecting artistry. You disrespect your own remarkable talents and more importantly you disrespect the talent, hard work, and tenacity of all artists when you go so rudely and savagely after such an accomplished and humble artist like BECK.
"You make yourself look small and petty and spoilt. In attempting to reduce the importance of one great talent over another, you make a mockery of all musicians and music from every genre, including your own. Grow up and stop throwing your toys around. You are making yourself look like a complete t**t."
Kiss frontman Paul Stanley has branded celebrity autobiographies "junk" and insisted most stars don't tell the truth when writing about themselves. Stanley released his own memoirs, Face The Music: A Life Exposed, in April (14), 14 years after his bandmate Gene Simmons detailed his own life story in his best-selling 2001 autobiography Kiss And Make-Up.
The singer admits he was slow to put pen to paper because he did not want to a write a book solely about KISS, and he did not want to follow the celebrity memoirs trend.
He tells Train star Pat Monahan in his weekly Patcast podcast, "This isn't the fourth KISS book; this is the first Paul Stanley book. I wasn't writing the last in a series. I don't wanna be associated with those books, 'cause most of them are junk. Autobiographies, by their nature, are junk, because they tend to be love letters to yourself. You are writing what you think is you in your best light, telling stories that probably may have been enhanced, to say the least..."
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl rang in his 46th birthday a few days early on Saturday (10Jan15) by jamming onstage with rock legends Alice Cooper, SLASH, Paul Stanley and David Lee Roth. The Best Of You hitmakers announced plans to play a "surprise" birthday show for Grohl last week (ends09Jan15) and fans who managed to snap up tickets to The Forum show in Los Angeles were treated to an all-star line-up packed full of rock icons.
KISS star Stanley kicked off the night by joining the band onstage to perform Detroit Rock City and Do You Love Me?, while Cooper thrilled fans with renditions of School's Out and I'm Eighteen.
Perry Farrell from Jane's Addiction took over the microphone for Mountain Song and a cover of Miss You by the Rolling Stones, while Van Halen's Roth delighted the crowd by belting out Panama and Ain't Talkin' Bout Love.
Guitarist Zakk Wylde treated fans to versions of Black Sabbath's N.I.B. and Fairies Wear Boots, before bringing the gig to a rousing end with Slash and Motorhead's Lemmy for their version of Chuck Berry's Let It Rock.
There were also appearances from Queens of the Stone Age's Nick Oliveri, musician Trombone Shorty and Tenacious D stars Jack Black and Kyle Gass, who stepped onstage to rock out with Slash and the Foo Fighters for a cover of Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song and Queen's Tie Your Mother Down,.
The concert, billed as An Evening With Foo Fighters in the Round, also doubled up as a benefit show, raising funds for three music-related charities - Sweet Relief, MusiCares and the Rock School Scholarship Fund.
Grohl actually turns 46 on Wednesday (14Jan15).
Rockers Kiss will celebrate their 40th anniversary on the high seas next year (15) after announcing plans to perform their classic 1975 live album Alive! in its entirety as part of the fifth Kiss Kruise. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley offered up a little Christmas cheer to fans on Tuesday (23Dec14) by releasing a statement confirming the floating festival, which is scheduled for October (15).
It reads: "The time has come to take on your next mission which will surely be the most epic adventure the high seas have ever seen - the Kiss Kruise V!
"We’re going back to the golden age when Kiss rose to prominence, taking the world by storm."
The Kiss Kruise V will travel between Miami and Jamaica.
The band has yet to name any support acts.
Kiss drummer Eric Singer has vowed to quit the band if founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley decide to retire. The two musicians are the final remaining original members of the rock band, and frontman Stanley has previously insisted the band can continue without them by recruiting younger replacements to step into their iconic costumes and make-up.
However, Singer, who joined the group in 1991 following the death of drummer Eric Carr, is adamant he would not continue without his pals.
He tells The Cassius Morris Show podcast, "If Gene and Paul aren't in KISS, I don't think I have much interest in being in KISS. I'm not saying it's not possible - but I doubt it will be with me. I don't think I would want to do that. To me, Gene and Paul have always been the main cogs in the machinery. I've been around this band for 25 years, I've seen fans of all eras and all incarnations of the band. But for me, the one constant has always been Gene and Paul. They've always been the principal songwriters and the main vocalists - that's just the way it's always been."
Kiss rocker Paul Stanley has hailed his starring role in beloved musical Phantom Of The Opera as the job that changed the entire path of his life. The legendary band's frontman decided to take his talents to a different stage in 1999 by performing as the masked man in the Toronto, Canada production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
In an interview with Queen Latifah on her U.S. talk show on Thursday (11Dec14), Stanley explained how the unexpected role was a welcome surprise, and he jumped at the chance to make his stage debut.
He said, "When I saw Phantom of the Opera in London in 1988, I watched and thought, 'I can do that', but I had no background in it (theatre).
"10 years later, I got a call from my agents and they said, 'How do you feel about trying to do a musical?' And I said, 'What is it?' And they said, 'Phantom of the Opera. You have to go do a full on audition in New York', and I said, 'I'm in.'"
Stanley landed the part, and in his memoir, Face the Music: A Life Exposed, he says the role of the Phantom changed his life because he realised just how much he had in common with the troubled character.
He continued, "Suddenly realised that in many ways, the Phantom was me. It was a scarred, deformed musician who hid behind a mask. Wow, I didn't even see that! And (he) was looking for love and couldn't give it back even though he wanted it.
"So it was a turning point for me and eye opening for me and perhaps coincided with a change in my life ending a marriage that really perhaps was never meant to be. But I got a wonderful son out of it."
Stanley, who starred in Phantom for four months in 1999, split from his first wife, actress Pamela Bowen in 2001 after nine years of marriage.
Kiss frontman Paul Stanley has lashed out at the organisers of Thursday's (27Nov14) Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, insisting his band was "screwed" by the event's bosses. The rockers donned full Kiss make-up to play a segment of Rock and Roll All Nite on a float in the snow, but didn't realise they would be lip-syncing.
In a tweet posted on Friday (28Nov14), he wrote, "Bluntly, We were screwed over & misled by the exec in charge of #MacysThanksgivingDayParade. We ALL deserved better."
But a spokesman for Macy's insists there were no problems on the day, adding the Kiss performance was "a highlight of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade's live national broadcast, which captured the very best of this legendary group."
Veteran rockers Kiss marked their guitarist Tommy Thayer's birthday on stage in Las Vegas by serenading him and presenting the rocker with a cake. The band kicked off a residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sin City on Wednesday (05Nov14), and Thayer turned 54 on Friday (07Nov14), so the musicians made a special effort to celebrate his big day during their show that night.
Frontman Paul Stanley stopped the concert and led the crowd in a rendition of Happy Birthday. The singer also presented Thayer with a cake, joking about throwing in his face before adding, "Hey, I'm a lover not a hater."
Stanley also hailed Thayer as an absolute "professional" and branded him a "delight" to work with.