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.
Taylor Swift surprised one of her most dedicated fans by tracking her down in line after she had waited 20 hours just to get a glimpse of the pop star as she went into the BBC Studios in London on Tuesday (24Feb15).
The Blank Space hitmaker paid a visit to Radio 1's Breakfast Show, and when superfan Sinead Murray found out about the appearance, she decided to wait for Swift outside the studio starting at 12pm (local time) on Monday (23Feb15). Throughout the 20 hours outside in the cold, Murray was posting pictures and sending out updates to her social media accounts, including her Tumblr blog, which Swift follows.
Murray tells Buzzfeed.com that when Swift arrived at the studio at around 8am (local time) on Tuesday, the singer immediately asked where she was and tracked her down. Murray recalls, "Someone must have told her where I was because her publicist came over to me and said, 'Are you Sinead?' A few minutes later Taylor Swift was coming towards me! She said: ‘Hey Sinead!' And I was freaking out because she knew my name.
"I am completely blown away that my idol wanted to meet me and I can't thank her enough. She's even more of an angel in person - if that's at all possible."
Swift was in London for the BRIT Awards on Wednesday night (25Feb15), where she opened the prizegiving with a performance of Blank Space, and later won her first BRIT for International Female Artist.
Rihanna marked her 27th birthday on Friday (20Feb15) by partying with stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Sir Mick Jagger and Paris Hilton. The pop star celebrated her big day by throwing a lavish bash at the home of businessman Jim Goldstein in Los Angeles, and the guest list also included Jim Carrey, Bill Murray and Naomi Campbell, according to People.com.
Rihanna also shared her feelings about turning 27 in a post on her Instagram.com page, writing, "27 years ago, my mother gave birth to her very first child at the tender age of 27. Life is never a piece of birthday cake, but I feel special that I was chosen by my Father in Heaven to make it here! And each year that goes by I am more grateful! Every day we wake up, means we get another chance at life... to live what we've learned and to discover even more, to be good to other people and to know that you are a part of their smile! I cherish these days, and I pray that God will spare my life to see many more! #Feb20."
John Belushi has topped a new poll to find the best stars of long-running U.S. TV show Saturday Night Live. To mark the 40th anniversary of the show, Rolling Stone magazine editors have graded all 141 SNL regulars and decided the late Belushi was the finest funnyman, ahead of Eddie Murphy.
Tina Fey comes in third on the list, while Mike Myers and Dan Aykroyd round out the top five, and Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and Gilda Radner feature in the top 10.
At the bottom of the pile is Robert Downey, Jr., who was part of the SNL cast in 1985 and 1986.
The magazine's bosses insist that making the "comic genius" unfunny was "SNL's most towering achievement in terms of sucking".
Justin Timberlake teamed up with comedy pal Jimmy Fallon to launch the star-studded Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special on U.S. TV on Sunday (15Feb15). Former SNL regular Dan Aykroyd urged viewers to "stay tuned" for the three-and-a-half hour show during the red carpet pre-show, insisting, "You're never gonna see TV like this again", and he wasn't wrong.
Timberlake kicked off the proceedings by interrupting his pal Fallon's opening song-and-dance number to join him for a rap number, referencing some of the show's most famous catchphrases and skits.
The two pals closed their i with a song-and-dance number, in which they named SNL's most famous comedians.
Sir Paul McCartney and Paul Simon then teamed up during a second monologue, during which Steve Martin fought to convince the starry audience that he was the best host - over Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Rock and Miley Cyrus.
In among the medley of historical skits, dotted throughout the special, there were also updates of classic sketches, including a celebrity Jeopardy gameshow, featuring Jim Carrey as Matthew McConaughey, an updated Wayne's World, and spoof soap The Californians with Bradley Cooper as a pool boy, Kerry Washington as a doctor and Taylor Swift as a hippie actress, which ended with Cooper smooching Betty White.
Other highlights included Keith Richards introducing McCartney's rendition of Maybe I'm Amazed, Edward Norton, Melissa McCarthy and Emma Stone impersonating their favourite SNL characters, and Miley Cyrus covering Simon's 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.
The oddest moment came when rapper Kanye West performed his hit Jesus Walks while lying on the floor, beneath an illuminated white sheet. West eventually stood and sang his new song Only One.
Star guests also included Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Jerry Seinfeld, James Franco and Michael Douglas and former SNL regulars Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Chevy Chase, Will Ferrell and Bill Murray.
The marathon special ended with a performance from Paul Simon, but there was no 'N Sync reunion, as had been rumoured earlier in the day.
Bridget Jones once said, "I suddenly realised that unless something changed soon I was going to live a life where my major relationship was with a bottle of wine... and I'd finally die, fat and alone, and be found three weeks later half-eaten by alsatians. Or I was about to turn into Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction." As someone perpetually spending date night with nothing but a bottle of wine, this quote hits close to home. Instead of running from it this Valentine's Day, I've decided to embrace it. Here's how you can, too:
1. Buy a bottle of wine.*
*Quantity varies depending on the individual; some may need more than just one. We are not here to judge.
2. Figure out which Valentine's Day movie is right for you.
(500) Days of Summer
For those looking for a bit of whimsy with their despair.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
For those wanting to completely erase a recent and painful relationship from their minds.
The Way We Were
For those at peace with their failed relationship, but who still like to think back on how things used to be.
For those looking for proof that relationships don't work.
Lost in Translation
For those looking for to bask in the emptiness that only Sofia Coppola could bring.
For those looking for a bit of a screwed-up story filled with deceit and raunchiness.
For those planning to cook lobster for one, or who want a laugh instead of a wallowing, revenge-filled night.
For those looking for an action-packed instead of a pity-partied night of revenge. Or for those who want to feel a little better about their own baby daddy issues.
For those looking for proof that all relationships not only don't work, but are also secretly dysfunctional, psychotic messes.
For those who just no longer give a hoot. If you need to watch this movie on Valentine's Day, we won't judge you. Get all the crazy out of your system before it's too late.
3. Enjoy. And remember, Valentine's Day is a bull shit holiday anyway. And you're fabulous, just as you are.
Actor Jeff Bridges is still holding out hope the Coen Brothers will revisit their cult classic The Big Lebowski with a sequel after becoming "excited" last year (14) when he fell for a false rumour. The veteran star played slacker Jeffrey 'The Dude' Lebowski in the 1998 comedy and he reveals he was ready to step back into character in October (14) when he heard reports suggesting the directing duo was on board for a new instalment.
The story even went so far as to allege that Bill Murray would be joining the cast of the sequel, which would feature Bridges' character discovering he has a son.
However, the detailed report was just a hoax and Bridges confesses he was among those who fell for the prank.
He says, "There was a pretty good rumour going around recently that got me; I was excited! I had to call my agent and say, 'Hey, what's happening?' (He said), 'No, it's just rumours.'"
Bridges admits the chances of the Coen Brothers making a new Lebowski film are slim, but he isn't ruling it out completely.
He adds, "I don't think they would do that, the Coen Brothers, but they're always surprising us. So maybe they would, you never know."
Michael Jackson's mother has lost the battle to take her negligence case against the promoters of her son's This Is It concerts back to court. A three-judge California state appeals court panel refused to reverse a jury's decision that cleared concert bosses at AEG Live of any wrongdoing in the pop star's 2009 death on Friday (30Jan15).
The lawmakers ruled Katherine Jackson and her grandchildren had no standing for a new trial after their attorneys argued last week (ends23Jan15) that AEG Live was liable for Jackson's treatment in the weeks leading up to his death, as he rehearsed for the This Is It concerts.
The original five-month trial ended in 2013, when jury members cleared AEG Live executives of negligently hiring cardiologist Conrad Murray as Jackson's personal physician. Murray was found guilty of administering the sleep-aid drug that cost the King of Pop his life and he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011.
Blythe Danner and F. Murray Abraham fell victim to the wintry weather warning in New York this week (beg26Jan16) when the annual Broadway Theatre Hall of Fame induction ceremony was cancelled due to the erroneous snow storm reports. Gwyneth Paltrow's actress mother Danner was due to be inducted into the institution in a ceremony at the Gershwin Theater in Manhattan on Monday (26Jan15) along with Homeland star Abraham, actor Alvin Epstein and Driving Miss Daisy writer Alfred Uhry, among others.
However, the induction was cancelled at the last minute after forecasters predicted the worst snow storm in years was about to hit the Big Apple and local authorities shut down the city in preparation.
Organisers now hope to reschedule the ceremony for later in the year (15).
Weather forecasters in the U.S. were forced to backtrack after the worst snow storm in years failed to appear, with New York City receiving dramatically less snow than had been predicted.