12 Movie Mistakes That Only Made Them Better
Sometimes, spontaneous moments work out so well that they outshine planned things. It frequently occurs when shooting a movie.
Bright Side found 12 moments when the shooting went off course, but it only made the movies more interesting.
12. Guardians of the Galaxy — the sphere scene
According to the director, Chris Pratt dropped the sphere with the Stone of Infinity not because it was planned but because he was just clumsy. He dropped the sphere, but he stayed in character. That’s why this mistake looks like it was originally in the script.
11. Avengers — the blueberries
Robert Downey Jr. got into his character so well that he "gave" him his own habits, including having snacks all the time. The scene with him offering blueberries to Hulk and Captain America was just an improvisation.
10. The Princess Diaries — the fall
This moment was not originally planned, but the sudden falling of Anne Hathaway was so appropriate to the clumsy princess Mia’s behavior that it was decided to leave this scene in the movie.
9. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring — knife throwing
This scene could have ended tragically if it was not for a lightspeed reaction of Viggo Mortensen. A knife that was aggressively thrown by the orc actor slipped and was heading directly for Viggo’s face. He managed to strike it aside with a sword so that it just broke into splinters. It seems like Viggo’s weapon training was not in vain, and the movie acquired one more dramatic moment.
8. Midnight Cowboy — the taxi
Dustin Hoffman literally projected himself into his character, the rascal Ratso. When Hoffman was unexpectedly almost hit by a taxi during the shooting, he started shouting at the driver, "I’m walking here! Get out of here!"
7. Casino Royale — the beach scene
This remarkable moment appeared in the movie by accident. Daniel Craig fell into the water, but the shooting was not stopped. Instead of another hot chick in a bikini, the audience saw Agent 007 in swim briefs. You must admit that it is more than just a decent substitution. By the way, those briefs were sold at auction for $72,000.
6. The Dark Knight — the hospital explosion
A technical glitch appeared during the shooting, and a series of explosions stopped unexpectedly. The reaction of Heath Ledger is a remarkable improvisation that saved the scene, as it was supposed to be shot from the first take because of the high cost of the pyrotechnic effects.
5. American Sniper — the scene with a baby
The baby that was supposed to act in this scene suddenly had a fever, and that’s why Bradley Cooper had to handle a plastic doll. The actor tried to act plausibly, but if you look more attentively, you can see him touching the fake baby’s hand to make it move.
4. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark — the fight
Initially, it was planned to shoot a long fight scene with the bad guy in black, but that day Harrison Ford didn’t feel well. Steven Spielberg didn’t want to interrupt the shooting schedule and invited Ford to just shoot the enemy, which he did.
3. Django Unchained — the dining room scene
Leonardo DiCaprio was so much into his acting that he didn’t notice he’d cut his hand. Quentin Tarantino decided not to stop the shooting, and that’s why the scene appeared to be so fascinating. Well, it’s just more evidence that Leo deserved his Oscar, even if he got it for a different movie.
2. The Usual Suspects — the police office scene
A collective bout of laughter in this scene was not initially planned. The reason for this reaction was that Benicio Del Toro broke wind several times during shooting. This explains why Gabriel Byrne covered his nose with his hand.
1. Captain America: The First Avenger — the touch
Hayley Atwell confessed that the moment when she touched Captain’s America chest was not initially planned. In fact, she was so fascinated with Chris Evans’s perfect body that she just couldn’t resist the temptation. It was not very polite from her side, but the director loved that gesture and decided to leave it in the movie.
Preview photo credit Marvel Studios Inc.