10 Successful Scenes Thanks to Unexpected Incidents
There are many unexpected accidents leading to humorous moments in movies!
1. Casino Royale (2006)
Daniel Craig has claimed that the defining moment of his James Bond debut, in which he emerged from the sea in a pair of tight trunks, was an accident. The scene in Casino Royale became the most recognisable image of Craig in his new role as 007 and tued him into an inteational sex symbol. However, according to Craig, the scene was not in the script and only happened because the actor swam into an awkwardly sited sand bank.
"It was actually by accident," he said. "Where we filmed, off the Bahamas, it's just one of those places where there is a sand shelf and the sand shelf happens to be three feet deep. Because the idea was, I was supposed to swim in and sort of float off, but I swim in and stand up. And it was just one of those things."
2. Star Wars (1977)
In Star Wars, Luke Skywalker puts on a stormtrooper's helmet and exclaims, "I can't see anything in this thing!" Indeed, because the helmet genuinely had a poor field of view, Mark Hamill bumps his head against a doorframe in one scene.
It was decided to keep this in the final cut, and the shot of the "clumsy stormtrooper" became one of the most famous of the franchise.
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
In The Lord of the Rings there is a scene where a clumsy Gandalf bangs his head against a light fitting in the cramped confines of Bilbo Baggins's home. This one was in the script, but the next blow - against a doorframe - occurred by accident. His gasp and surprised laughter were so good that director Peter Jackson decided to leave this accident in the scene.
4. Rain Man (1988)
One of the most memorable scenes was created by accident. The scene in which two brothers got in a phone booth was blessed with a sudden rainstorm. Bad weather was a highlight for the film.
5. Django Unchained (2012)
There's a scene where DiCaprio's Candie is confronting Django (Jamie Foxx) and Dr. Shultz (Christoph Waltz), the two bounty hunters that are masquerading as prospective buyers for Candie's services. Candie leas of the deception and goes into a hate-filled tirade against the two inposters. During the scene, DiCaprio slams his hand down on the dining table.
It was during one of these takes that DiCaprio brought his hand down on some crystal, smashing it and in the process cut his hand open. Blood began to leak out, but that didn't stop the actor from continuing the take right through to the end.
6. The Dark Knight (2008)
As The Joker (Heath Ledger) starts exploding Gotham General Hospital, he emerges out front in full-on nurse garb, walking towards the camera. The intention was for the explosion to start immediately, but alas, something went wrong and there was a delay, but rather than look around for conference and break character, Ledger simply shrugs, fiddles with the detonator, and a few seconds later, the explosions begin and the scene can continue like normal.
7. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Chris Pratt, playing Star-Lord, often fooled around and joked during the shooting of this movie. His improvised performance was caught on camera, complete with the line "Sorry, I don't know how this machine works!" and an obscene gesture. It was not only subsequently included in the movie but also became one of the most remembered among audiences.
8. Fight Club (1999)
In the scene where the narrator first punches Tyler, Edward Norton was supposed to fake hit Brad Pitt. However, the director took Norton aside and secretly instructed him to deliver a real punch, prompting an equally real reaction from Pitt.
9. Mission: Impossible II (2000)
When filming the final fight scene, the crew tried to make it look as real as possible. So when the stunt double told Tom Cruise not to hold back with his blows, the actor followed his advice and punched his opponent as hard as he could in the jaw. The decision was made to use this take in the movie, and it's possible to see Cruise's genuine shock when he realizes his mistake.
10. Ghostbusters (1984)
Bill Murray is a real legend of cinema on account of his love for improvisation. This was the source of his famous line "He slimed me!" after his first encounter with the iconic green and gluttonous ghost.