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10 Bloopers That Somehow Got Into Our Favorite Movies

The movie shooting process doesn’t always go as planned. Many actors like to improvise and change the script on the fly, adding more drama or humor to the scene which can often surprise their costars. Very often, unplanned scenes and dialogue end up in the final cut. But some incidents happen completely accidentally because of an actor’s forgetfulness, for example.

We at Bright Side decided to find out which scenes weren’t actually supposed to be in movies but ended up there anyway.

American Sniper

Newborn “actors” often cause a lot of trouble, so instead of using them, dummies are often implemented. Most directors use animated dummies that can move their limbs but the creators of American Sniper decided to use a regular doll. In the scene where Bradley Cooper’s character takes his newborn daughter, the actor had to make the doll look alive by moving it with his own fingers. It is very noticeable but the scene couldn’t be reshot. In the end, the scene with the baby caused a lot of jokes on the Internet.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Chris Pratt actually dropped the sphere with the Infinity Stone accidentally but continued to act in the scene. The creators of the movie thought that the scene looked very natural as if it had been planned, and it was all done in the Star Lord’s character.

Zoolander

In the cemetery scene, where David Duchovny’s character talks about how the fashion industry was behind all the big political murders of the past 100 years, Ben Stiller’s character asks, “Why male models?” Duchovny explains but Zoolander asks again, “But why male models?” It turned out that Ben Stiller just forgot his next line and just repeated the previous one. Duchovny decided to improvise and said, “Are you serious? I’ve just told you that.” This funny scene was kept in the movie.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro

When Spider-Man leaves after “tying” Gwen to the car, she calls him by his name in public, revealing his identity. It wasn’t in the script and actress Emma Stone just made a mistake and automatically covered her mouth with her hand.

Blade Runner

The scene where Daryl Hannah’s character runs away in a panic, slips, and breaks the window of the van with her elbow may have looked planned but it was an accident. The actress slipped by mistake and was later taken to the hospital with a broken elbow.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

In the scene where Éowyn looks into the distance you can see the flag fall off the post and fly away. The incident wasn’t planned but it was so metaphoric and looked so fitting, it was decided to leave it be.

While shooting the fire scene, Viggo Mortensen was supposed to kick a heavy ork helmet. The actor kicked it so hard that he broke his toes and screamed in pain. The episode was so real and director Peter Jackson was so impressed with the fact that Viggo continued to act despite the serious injury that he had, that he decided to keep this scene in the film.

You’ve Got Mail

When Joe leaves the bookstore holding balloons in his hands and a goldfish in a bag, one of the balloons gets stuck in the doors. This wasn’t planned and Tom Hanks says, “Good thing it wasn’t the fish!” Even though it wasn’t planned, the scene was really funny and it was left in the movie.

Passengers

When the main characters were supposed to kiss after walking in space, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt bumped into each other with their spacesuits and burst out laughing which made the moment as non-romantic as possible.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Just after the moment when Robin Williams’ character falls into a cake with his face, the cream from his chin falls into a cup. It wasn’t in the original script but the actor quickly found an elegant way out of the situation and said, “Oh there you go, you got your cream and your sugar now,” so the moment was left in the movie.

Which of these scenes do you think should’ve been reshot? Or were all of them good enough to be kept in the final cuts?

Please note: This article was updated in May 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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