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.
The creators of hit TV drama The Good Wife are so keen to hide leading lady Julianna Margulies' real hair on the show they spend $10,000 (£6,250) each season for a new wig. The star has been portraying litigator Alicia Florrick since the show's launch in 2009 and she reveals her duties as a new mum at the time were what initially prompted producers to bring in the pricey hair prop.
She tells U.S. talk show host David Letterman, "My own hair is more curly, and they wanted her (character) to look very coiffed and have straight hair. I thought, 'Oh my, God! Twenty-two episodes a year, 14 episodes a day' - and then if the weather changes, my hair starts growing like a Chia Pet, depending on the humidity.
"I'd just had my baby (at the time) and my baby was 13 months old when we started the show, and I wanted that extra hour it would take to blow-dry my hair straight to have with my child.
"It takes 10 minutes to put that wig on and there's no continuity problems!"
Margulies claims the cost of the wigs, which are made with real human hair, have actually become a good investment for show bosses at U.S. network CBS.
She explains, "What's great about it (the wig) is you always look the same. And then, because we do a lot of flashbacks, now I have all the wigs - we get a new wig every season, because they need to be changed or whatever. You have to freshen it up, and she (Florrick) has different haircuts sometimes, too. So, they'll keep the old wigs so we can do flashbacks, and it has saved them more money (not having to restyle her hair)."
Selma stars Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo have shrugged off their disappointment after the film lost out on the prestigious Best Picture prize at the Oscars on Sunday (22Feb15), insisting the movie will live on beyond awards season.
The civil rights drama, which focused on marches organized by activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was largely snubbed in the nomination shortlist and only competed for Best Picture and Best Original Song on the night.
Selma lost out on the night's top prize to Birdman, but won the music honor for John Legend and Common's track Glory, which brought many audience members, including Oyelowo and Chris Pine, to tears when it was performed at the ceremony.
Speaking at the Vanity Fair afterparty, the film's actress and producer Winfrey tells Sky News, "That (the live performance of Glory) was an amazing moment, it was the end of our journey with Selma... so now the fact they're singing our song, literally, that was an incredible moment."
Oyelowo is also convinced the film will go on to have a long life after Hollywood's award season comes to an end, telling U.K. TV show Good Morning Britain, "Films are forever, not just for awards season. That film is going to go on and have, I truly believe, a wonderful life... Embedded in that film is the fact that solidarity and camaraderie in the face of hate can truly affect change that's the spirit in which we made the film and what is now out in the world."
Actor Matthew Perry almost missed out on his big break in Friends, because he was already committed to starring in a futuristic airport comedy about baggage handlers when casting bosses began the search for Chandler Bing. Perry reveals he was on the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for any acting gig back in 1994 when he signed up for a pilot called LAX 2194, but he soon regretted the decision after picking up a script for a new show, then titled Friends Like Us.
He explains, "I called my agent, I said, 'You gotta get me any job, any job you can.' This happened to be the year that Friends was shot. I was off the market because I had taken a job on a pilot called LAX 2194, that was about baggage handlers at the L.A. airport in the year 2194. I was wearing a futuristic shirt and little people played the aliens, in which I had to sort out the aliens' luggage, and that was basically the show.
"A script came out, at the time it was called Friends Like Us, and it was hilarious and great and there was this part that was perfect for me. It was making me crazy that I couldn't (audition) because of the baggage handler show. I was losing my mind."
Luckily, executives at America's Fox network axed LAX 2194 before it became a series, and Perry was able to try out for the role of goofy Bing, which ended up turning him and the rest of the Friends' main cast into household names.
He continues, "Finally, somebody at Fox at the time said, 'We've seen this, it's the worst thing we've ever seen in our lives.' (The executive told Friends producers), 'He (Perry) is available, you can hire him for your little show called Friends Like Us,' which then become Friends."
Perry was cast in Friends alongside Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer. The show ran for 10 years and by the time it wrapped for good in 2004, the actors were each banking $1 million (£625,000) per episode.
David Tennant has hit back at critics of the second series of his murder-mystery drama Broadchurch, insisting he is "proud" of the much-maligned show. The Scottish actor has reprised his role as Detective Alec Hardy for a follow-up to the highly successful first season, but the new series has been blighted by scathing reviews and accusations the courtroom scenes is rife with inaccuracies.
However, Tennant is adamant the show is "wonderful" and he is glad he went back to the role.
He tells the Press Association, "I think we're a victim of our success to be honest. The first series was such an extraordinary thing. This country, we never allow lightning to strike twice in this country... We just don't let that happen. So, inevitably there was going to be a certain amount of 'It's not as good as the first time'. I think it is. I think it's a wonderful series that I'm very proud to be part of."
Broadchurch was adapted into a U.S. version called Gracepoint, which starred Tennant alongside Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn.
Model/singer Amber Rose is continuing her online feud with Khloe Kardashian by sharing her own nude photos after the reality TV star slammed her stripper past.
The pair's social media war began when Rose, the ex-girlfriend of Kim Kardashian's husband Kanye West, called out rapper Tyga, 25, for leaving her good friend Blac Chyna and romancing Kardashian's 17-year-old half-sister Kylie Jenner.
On Monday (16Feb15), Kardashian slammed Rose in defense of her sibling, writing on Twitter.com, "'I was a stripper since I was 15 years old,' Amber Rose told (Jamie) Foxx... Please don't worry about my sister who has a career & her s**t together at ONLY 17 people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
"Please stop talking about us in interviews mama. None of us talk about you."
The war of words continued throughout the day, with Rose reminding Khloe that she isn't the only one with a colorful past, reposting a meme that takes a hit at Kim's leaked sex tape with ex-boyfriend Ray J. Rose added more fuel to the fire when she posted a screenshot of Khloe allegedly 'liking' Wiz Khalifa's estranged wife's explicit naked photos on Instagram.com. In the accompanying caption, Rose referenced ex-beau West's infamous stage interruption and wrote, "Yo @khloekardashian I'm really happy for u and I'm gonna let u finish but I have the best leaked nude pics of all time. #StopSweatinMeHoe (stop paying close attention)"
Rose's nude photos date back to 2011.
Hotly-anticipated erotic drama Fifty Shades Of Grey has met with a slew of negative reviews ahead of its release in cinemas this week (ends15Feb15).
The movie was screened at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany on Wednesday night (11Feb15) but many critics were less than impressed with director Sam Taylor-Johnson's adaption of the E.L. James novel.
It has been branded "gloomy", "ludicrous", "downright creepy", and a "terrible movie", with several commentators singling out male lead Jamie Dornan for particular criticism. Actress Dakota Johnson received some praise for her portrayal as a student seduced by a bondage-loving businessman, but the movie left many reviewers cold.
Kate Muir, of British newspaper The Times, gave it just two stars out of five and branded it "painful to watch", adding, "(It) starts out hilarious, becomes ludicrous and is finally dubious... (The actors) make a decent stab at thinly-written characters.... (and the script and direction) take the... mickey out of the source material... (The film goes) swiftly from ridiculous to downright creepy."
Kaleem Aftab, of the U.K.'s The Independent, wrote, "(It) plays like the opening of a porn movie in which a washing machine repairman will turn up at a house and be met by a bored housewife", and Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian added, "There are no glimpses of a penis in this film, not in any state. It's primly off-camera. Or maybe the smoulderingly sado-obsessed hero does not have a penis."
Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, Philippa Hawker noted, "Director Sam Taylor-Johnson and screenwriter Kelly Marcel have turned E.L. James' overheated, annoying first-person narrative (the first novel of a trilogy) into a somewhat gloomy vision of expectations and desires, the story of a man's will for control and a woman's resistance."
A.O. Scott, for the New York Times, wrote, "Mr. Dornan has the bland affect of a model, by which I mean a figure made of balsa wood or Lego. What vitality Fifty Shades of Grey possesses belongs to Ms. Johnson, who is a champion lip-biter and no slouch at blushing, eye-rolling and trembling on the verge of tears... Fifty Shades of Grey might not be a good movie - O.K., it's a terrible movie - but it might nonetheless be a movie that feels good to see, whether you squirm or giggle or roll your eyes or just sit still and take your punishment."
New York Magazine critic David Edelstein was among those who praised the film, writing, "It's elegantly made, and Dakota Johnson is so good at navigating the heroine's emotional zigs and zags that you want to buy into the whole cobwebbed premise." However, he also found room to slam Dornan's performance, adding, "(He) cuts a less commanding figure than you'd hope... With his fluffed-up hair and pert, pretty little face, Dornan's (Christian) Grey looks more like a natural bottom than a top. He's a bantamweight. Although I did grow to appreciate his modest, unshowy acting, it's clear he's not sending much heat her way and that she's having to work herself up in a vacuum."
Stars including actor David Harewood, funnyman Stephen Fry and rocker Jarvis Cocker are fronting a new climate change campaign. Former Homeland star Harewood opens the 'Show the Love' campaign video by reciting a line from William Shakespeare's famous Sonnet 18, saying, "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" as he declares his love for the planet.
The rest of the verse is recited by stars including British actresses Meera Syal and Emilia Fox, Fry, and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, and ends with the celebrities opening their hands to reveal a green paper heart.
The film, made by the Climate Coalition, aims to put pressure on world leaders ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in November (15).
Viewers of the clip are encouraged to wear green hearts and share the film to 'show the love' for the planet.
Fry says, "Climate change is already happening yet not a lot is going on when it comes to doing something about it... When you think about losing what you love because of climate change, it's a no-brainer to want to see things change for good."
Oscar-nominated civil rights drama Selma and U.S. TV comedy Black-Ish were among the big winners at the 2015 NAACP Image Awards on Friday (06Feb15). The Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic earned director Ava DuVernay the Outstanding Motion Picture prize, while her leading man David Oyelowo took home the best actor honour at the Los Angeles ceremony.
There were also prizes for Selma supporting actors Common and Carmen Ejogo, who portrayed King, Jr.'s wife, Coretta.
Taraji P. Henson was a double winner, walking away as best movie actress for thriller No Good Deed and earning the Entertainer of the Year title.
In the TV categories, Black-ish dominated the comedy section, with event host Anthony Anderson and his onscreen wife Tracee Ellis Ross scoring the top acting accolades, while co-stars Laurence Fishburne and Yara Shahidi won the supporting honours. The programme was also named Outstanding Comedy Series.
Shonda Rhimes' hit shows also emerged victorious, with How to Get Away with Murder landing Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for Viola Davis, and Scandal's Joe Morton and Khandi Alexander earning the supporting acting titles.
Meanwhile, in the music categories, Pharrell Williams was named Outstanding Male Artist and Beyonce took home the female equivalent, as Sam Smith and Mary J. Blige claimed the Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration prize for their hit song Stay With Me.
John Legend's You & I (Nobody in the World) was awarded Outstanding Music Video and new mum Alicia Keys scored Outstanding Song for We Are Here.
Music mogul Clive Davis received the Vanguard Award, in recognition of his work regarding racial and social issues and director Spike Lee was presented with the NAACP President's Award, which celebrates those who have combined career success and public service.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards celebrates diversity in film, TV, music and literature.
Neil Young proved he was a good sport on Tuesday night (03Feb15) by performing a duet with U.S. comedian Jimmy Fallon, who was dressed as the rock veteran's look-alike. The funnyman has been donning a long wig and brown suede jacket to impersonate his music idol since 2010, when he teamed up with Bruce Springsteen to play an acoustic rock version of Willow Smith's pop hit Whip My Hair on his previous talk show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
The TV presenter has reprised his impression of Young again and again in recent years, even teaming up with David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash to become Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and on Tuesday, he got the chance to appear alongside the Heart of Gold singer himself when he was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Fallon began the sketch dressed as Young, strumming on a guitar as he sang a rendition of Old Man, before the rocker walked out onstage in a similar outfit and guitar and took a seat beside the comedian to turn the performance into a duet.
Later on in the show, Young admitted he had had a blast taping the skit and revealed he had always been a fan of Fallon's impersonation.
He said, "I loved it; it was fun. I saw you doing me before and I always thought it was unbelievable."
Young, who is promoting his new Pono music player invention, also poked fun at his lack of TV interviews over the years, quipping, "This is the most I've been on TV, ever!"