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.
Comedian/actor Larry Daniels has died, aged 92. The U.S. funnyman passed away on 6 February (15) at the Los Angeles Jewish Home. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
Daniels is best known for his stand-up appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Jack Paar Tonight Show and The Steven Allen Plymouth Show during the 1950s and 1960s.
His son, producer Larry Daniels, Jr. said his father gave director Woody Allen one of his first writing jobs.
Daniels appeared in small roles in the films Road to Utopia and Monticello, Here We Come and TV shows Make Room for Daddy and The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.
He also opened for singer Johnny Mathis in Las Vegas and their show later relocated to the famed Copacabana club in New York in 1960.
Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and George Ezra will be the ones to beat at the 2015 BRIT Awards after landing a string of top nominations. Soul sensation Smith leads the way with five nods and will face off with four-time nominees Sheeran and Ezra for the coveted titles of British Male Solo Artist, British Album and British Single.
Smith and Ezra are also shortlisted for the British Breakthrough award, competing against FKA Twigs, CHVRCHES and Royal Blood.
Meanwhile, John Legend has landed a mention for International Male Solo Artist on the same day he scored an Oscar nod for his Selma song Glory.
He will go up against the likes of Jack White and Beck, while the female equivalent will be a fight between artists including Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Sia.
The Black Keys, 5 Seconds of Summer and the Foo Fighters are up for International Group.
The winners will be announced during a ceremony at London's O2 Arena on 25 February (15) and feature headlining performances from Smith, Sheeran and Swift.
The full list of nominations is:
MasterCard British Album:
Alt-J - This Is All Yours
Ed Sheeran - X
George Ezra - Wanted On Voyage
Royal Blood - Royal Blood
Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour
British Male Solo Artist:
British Female Solo Artist:
Calvin Harris - Summer
George Ezra - Budapest
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne - My Love
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Sigma - Nobody to Love
Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne - Rather Be
Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones - I Got U
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ella Henderson - Ghost
Calvin Harris - Summer
Charli XCX - Boom Clap
Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones - I Got U
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
One Direction - You And I
Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down
Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne - My Love
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Sigma - Nobody To Love
International Male Solo Artist:
International Female Solo Artist:
Lana Del Rey
5 Seconds of Summer
The Black Keys
First Aid Kit
The War On Drugs.
Revenge is a dish best served…completely insane. The ABC prime time soap starring Emily Van Camp has only gotten crazier since it premiered in 2011 and we’re still along for the bumpy ride. Mostly we just want to see who Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) b*tch slaps next.
1. When Tyler turned out to be a psycho.
Remember Tyler from season one? He crashes Daniel's birthday party, threatens Emily with a gun, and ends up getting killed by Emily’s sensei, Takeda. Yep, that’s all real.
2. When a pregnant Amanda falls off the balcony.
We’re just amazed she survived this.
3. When Sammy the dog died and Jack lost it.
The dude cried harder over Sammy than he did when his own father died!
4. When Lydia fell off a building…and survived.
One word: HOW?!
5. When we thought Victoria’s plane blew up.
Of course she was actually alive and well. Victoria ain’t goin’ down like that.
6. When Amanda died.
7. When Declan died.
He was the most pointless character ever, but still.
8. When Daniel became CEO of Grayson Global.
Making Daniel the head of anything is just laughable.
9. When Jack found out Emily is the real Amanda.
He was just about to assassinate Conrad, too!
10. When Daniel shot Emily.
Her subsequent amnesia was pretty outrageous, too.
11. When Victoria killed Aiden.
She gave him a paralyzing drug so she could smother him to death. Poor Aiden.
12. When Conrad killed Pascal.
He pushed the dude into a HELICOPTER PROPELLER. How’s that for dramatic?
14. When David Clarke killed Conrad.
To be fair, Conrad had it coming.
15. When Victoria gets committed to a mental institution.
B*tch may be crazy, but she’s not clinically insane.
16. When Victoria broke out of said institution – in style.
As only Victoria could do...
17. When Emily told David she’s his daughter.
So many emotions…from her. David was basically a robot who failed to recognize his own daughter.
18. When Victoria gets struck by lightning.
Ok so technically a power line get struck by lightning and electrifies her car. But this is still bonkers.
What's YOUR favorite crazy Revenge moment? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook!
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By now, everyone knows Daniel Radcliffe as the absolute delight of a human being who played Harry Potter for most of his (and our) lives. We like him best sporting a pair of round glasses and a lightning bolt scar on his forehead. But Radcliffe is muti-faceted, both in terms of his personality – He’s eloquent! He’s funny! He’s charming! He loves football! – and his talent – He acts! He dances! He sings! He can do a pretty solid American accent! – and so it’s unfair to reduce him down to just one character, even if it’s his most famous one of all. With Radcliffe about to firmly shake off the hold of Harry Potter for good, thanks to a series of varied, interesting roles, like charming everyman Wallace in the upcoming rom com What If, we felt inspired to look back on everything that he's achieved outside of Hogwarts. Sure, some of his non-Potter characters are extra funny or self-aware thanks to how he became a household name, but they're just as complex and compelling in their own right. After all, Harry Potter will always be there, but Cripple Billy could use all the love he can get.
David Copperfield Before he was Harry, Radcliffe made his acting debut as another famous orphan in the 1999 BBC adaptation of David Copperfield. It’s not the most polished performance of his career, but it’s remarkable for how effortlessly compelling he is as an actor, and it’s easy to see the spark that Potter producer David Heyman saw before asking Radcliffe to audition for the Boy Who Lived. Plus, with those big blue eyes and chubby cheeks, it’s by far his most adorable performance.
Extras Radcliffe’s comedy chops were evident way back in 2006 when he appeared as a version of himself in Ricky Gervais’ show Extras, as a lewd, over-confident teenager. Watching him awkwardly try to hit on every woman who crossed his path could have been embarrassing, but he plays it with the right amount of self-awareness to make it hilarious when he inevitably turns the tables to get the adults on set in trouble. The David Brent-like cockiness coming from such a familiar face is just jarring enough to be comedy gold.
My Boy Jack Proving that he has talent for inhabiting titular characters, Radcliffe starred in this television adaptation of David Haig’s play in 2007. As John, the son of author Rudyard Kipling (Haig), Radcliffe got his first truly adult role, playing the determined but unprepared officer in World War I. It’s a complicated role to play, as it balances both the weightiness of a war drama with the domestic conflicts of the father-son relationship, but Radcliffe handles them all adeptly, alternating between earnest and haunted, and finding ways to quietly echo his on-screen father. The mustache, however, was less successful.
The Woman in Black For his first post-Potter role, Radcliffe decided to dip his toe into the horror genre with The Woman in Black, where he played Arthur Kipps, a widower and a lawyer who leaves his young son behind to investigate the affairs of a remote village, and stumbles across a violent spirit. He spends most of the film alone on-screen, wandering through the haunted, abandoned house, and it’s a testament to his charisma that you’re never once bored. It’s a tough feat to accomplish given he often has nobody to react to or bounce off of, but he still manages to deliver a complex, endearing and terrifying performance that leaves you rooting for him to be reunited with his son.
Kill Your Darlings Radcliffe playing iconic beat poet Allen Ginsberg shouldn’t make any sense, but he made it work, somehow, delivering an incredible performance that’s due just as much to his own natural talent as to his incredible, searing chemistry with Dane DeHaan. As Ginsberg, Radcliffe is sensitive and compelling, adding the right amounts of jitters and neuroses and helping the audience to fall in love with Lucien Carr along with him. At its heart, the film is about the relationship between Ginsberg and Carr, and likewise, the performances are all about the way that Radcliffe and DeHaan play off one another.
The Cripple of Inishmaan In his third West End and Broadway production, Radcliffe took on the physically and emotionally demanding title role in Martin McDonagh’s black comedy. As Billy, a cripple boy in 1930’s rural Ireland who wants to watch a film shoot on the neighboring island of Inis Mor, Radcliffe is equally hilarious and heartbreaking. Billy is, by turns, earnest, desperate, frustrated, lovesick, heartbroken and bitter, and Radcliffe plays them all perfectly, never letting any one of them overtake his nuanced performance. With an arm bent in on his side and a foot dragging behind him, he completely disappears in the role, inhabiting even the most subtle elements of the character to create a full-realized, complex, haunting person.
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The son and successor of James Brown's late manager Ben Bart have hit out at a new biopic of the Godfather of Soul, insisting it contains several inaccuracies.
Get On Up, which documents the life and career of The Payback hitmaker Brown, plays down Bart's role in his success, according to the manager's son Jack Bart and Jeff Allen, who now runs Bart's agency Universal Attractions.
The pair insists a touching scene in the film in which Brown shovels dirt on his manager's grave is entirely fictional, as Brown did not even attend the funeral. They also claim the movie portrays the singer as masterminding vital business decisions that should have been credited to Bart, including the way his live shows were promoted.
Allen tells The Hollywood Reporter, "The truth is... that was Ben's idea and Ben's expertise because he started as a club owner and a concert promoter. So where they portray Ben as kind of following James Brown's lead, it was the other way around. Everything that Brown knew or learned or accomplished was through Ben Bart's tutelage."
The two men also claim the film suggests producer Ralph Bass was responsible for discovering the star, but Bart's son claims his father was called by an Atlanta, Georgia concert promoter who said, "'There's a young fellow down here by the name of James Brown that is a great dancer and... he's got a lot of potential. You should come down and take a look at him.' That's how James Brown was discovered."
Angelina Jolie is grateful to have had the opportunity to share a rough cut of her forthcoming movie Unbroken with the film's subject, Louis Zamperini, days before he died in early July (14). The Olympic runner-turned-war hero passed away on 2 July (14) at the age of 97 after a battle with pneumonia.
Jolie, who had grown fond of Zamperini while making the biopic last year (13), paid an emotional tribute to her friend following the sad news, admitting the pain of his death "is a loss impossible to describe".
Now the actress/director has opened up about one of the last days she spent with Zamperini as she gave him a sneak peek of the film they had been working on so closely together.
She tells Australia's TV Week magazine, "I brought him the film on my laptop in the hospital, and it was amazing seeing someone at the end of their life watching their life unfold again, at the same time their body was shutting down."
And Jolie, who underwent a preventative double mastectomy in May, 2013, reveals Zamperini inspired her in other aspects of her life too: "He wanted me to make the movie to show something hopeful about the strength of the human spirit that can pull us through. He reminded me to have my surgery in the year that I did, and he reminded me to appreciate every day of my life."
British newcomer Jack O'Connell will portray Zamperini in the film, while Domhnall Gleeson has been cast as war hero Russel Allen Phillips.
Zamperini, who competed at the 1936 Berlin Olympics in Germany, became a prisoner of war in 1943 when his U.S. Air Force plane crashed down in the Pacific and he was captured by Japanese soldiers behind enemy lines after spending over a month at sea without food or water.
Woody Allen was thrilled when Oscar winner Colin Firth signed on to star as a cynical illusionist in his new film Magic In The Moonlight - because he wrote the part of Stanley with the British actor in mind.
The filmmaker admits Firth's casting was especially sweet because he has failed to land so many of the world's top actors for his film projects. He explains, "The guys are great but they are hard to get, they are always busy. I have called (Robert) De Niro, I've spoken on the phone to Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson."
"Nicholson was going to do Hannah And Her Sisters. I wasn't thinking of Michael Caine at the time as I wasn't thinking of an English guy. It would never have occurred to me."
But when he started writing his latest project, he couldn't get past the thought of casting another Englishman, adding, "I was thinking of him as I was writing the movie and we were determined to have him, but he was scheduled to do another project."
"Fortunately for us, at the last minute his other project was postponed. Colin was the perfect person to play this because it requires a certain savoir faire (social grace). You want an elegant, good-looking person who can do the wit and can have that attitude without him getting on your nerves; someone you would like to watch for the whole movie."
Allen reveals the idea of casting Emma Stone opposite Firth came to him as he was working out: "I'm on my treadmill in the morning and I'm surfing through (TV channels) to kill the time and suddenly I would see these post-adolescent movies and think, 'Who's that girl? She's beautiful and she's very good'."
"I mentioned her name to Juliet Taylor, who casts for me, and she said, 'Yes, she's not just a pretty face. She's a very good actress'. She's very intelligent to chat with. She did such a good job she's in the (next) movie I'm doing now."
And it seems Allen is slowly getting his way when it comes to working with the world's top actors: "Now I am working with Joaquin Phoenix, a great actor, and Sean Penn... I would love to work with Kevin Spacey."
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When Hollywood movies were very much "a certain thing," Woody Allen's weren't. An innovator from the get-go, Allen celebrated the possibilities of cinema by contorting and creating, giving us in everything from What's Up, Tiger Lily? straight through his '80s string a filmic style that America hadn't yet seen. Now that he's done his due diligence, Allen seems content to make the sort of pictures that snagged his heart in the first place: the romantic comedies of the '40s and '50s — appropriately, Magic in the Moonlight borrows the Jazz Age setting of classics like Some Like It Hot — that operated in a certain straightforward, delightful fashion. Allen's latest follows the swath of Billy Wilder, Blake Edwards, and Howard Hawks, but aims for the Woody brand with muted doses of his signature nihilism and cantankerous banter. But seven decades after this cinematic golden age and four past Allen's heyday, Magic in the Moonlight's charms wear thin and familiar rather quickly.
Magic in the Moonlight doesn't carry too many surprises; kind of a shame for a flick about magicians and mediums. But it's not the premise that is in principal need of reconstruction, it's the Allen chatter. The movie opens immersed in the fun inherent in the rantings of a misanthropic blowhard illusionist (Colin Firth, whose comic delivery in the early scenes of this movie is markedly impressive) who knows the margins of reality and can barely stomach the thought of some charming charlatan passing as a psychic (Emma Stone) pulling the wool over the eyes of a gaggle of unsuspecting millionaires... whom he also detests for their stupidity, but it's the thrill of the "A-ha!" that drives him to prove the clairvoyant a fake.
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Firth's comical butting of heads — both with the enamored aristocrats (Hamish Linklater plays the hysterically doe-eyed son who is smitten with Stone's Sophie; Jacki Weaver is a giddy matriarch longing to connect with her dead husband) and with the alleged swindler — ensues, opening up an unmistakably Allenian world of privilege-induced idiocy and shirt-stuffing. But what kicks off as great comedy grows tired by the fifth or sixth time we have to hear the curmudgeonly Stanley (Firth) pronounce his skepticism or watch the entrancing Sophie declare her devotion to possibility. After a while, what started out as a classic-era throwback reveals itself to be something with very little to show off, new or otherwise.
Still, even in its most redundant hours, Magic in the Moonlight never dips to levels of unpleasant. Firth and Stone are always a joy to watch, especially when playing rounds of combat. Allen's diatribes about mortality and meaning tire, but never fall dead asleep. And there is something consistently funny about Linklater playing a dead-from-the-neck-up Pittsburgh WASP serenading Emma Stone with a ukulele.
Ultimately, Magic in the Moonlight won't be a memorable trip back to the age of Wilder or Hawks, or a reminder of why you started watching Woody Allen movies in the first place. Instead, it's just a pleasant enough romp with a few hearty laughs and ample opportunities to let your mind wander back to your favorite scene in Sleeper. Ha, yeah, Sleeper. That was a good movie.
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Rocker Jack Antonoff has risked the wrath of Michael Jackson fans by insisting singer Taylor Swift is the "closest thing today" to the King of Pop.
The fun. rocker is adamant Swift is a better songwriter and more likely to be a longtime success than her pop contemporaries Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, whose music he brands "throwaway".
Antonoff, who wrote 2013 track Sweeter Than Fiction with Swift, tells GQ magazine, "I think Taylor Swift is one of the best songwriters ever. Taylor Swift is cool, because she's the closest thing today that hearkens to Michael Jackson - to great, great pop music. There's a difference between her and Gaga and Katy Perry and Lily Allen and all that. It all feels throwaway, comparatively."