When the director makes a movie, not all plans fall into place, not all shots are captured perfectly, not all dialogues are spoken eloquently. There are always mistakes made by the film-makers and it’s being human. But sometimes the movie mistakes are not particularly intentioned, they are incredible co-incidences which actually transform a normal scene into the most memorable thing ever put on the big-screen.
Here’re instances where actors went off-script and ended up creating famous moments in the history of cinema:
A very popular scene “I’m walking here!” where Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight were actually hit by a New York cab driver and it was totally unplanned for cast and crew of the movie. Hoffman stayed in the character and turned the scene into one of the most unforgettable moments in movie history.
In the 2012 movie Django Unchained directed by Quentin Tarantino, the famous Calvin Candie’s climactic monologue, where Leonardo Di Caprio’s character (plantation owner) threatened to kill Django’s wife at the dinner table in front of her husband. After a few retakes, he slammed his own hand hard which shattered a real glass and blood started coming out of his palm. But Leo being Leo stayed in the character which turned this into an epic scene.
Guardians of the Galaxy:
When Star Lord and other members were introduced to the Collector, Star Lord presented the Orb which contained an Infinity Stone, it accidentally dropped to the ground but the editing team found it to be interesting so they left it as it is.
The Lord of the Rings:
Quentin Tarantino is a master filmmaker but his movies aren’t entirely devoid of mistakes. In the cult movie Pulp Fiction, there is a scene where bullet holes appeared behind Jules and Vincent without shots being fired.
Star Trek Beyond:
Chris Pine (who played Captain Kirk) sustained real injuries from many fist-fights he found himself; in Jack Ryan too he suffered greatly but instead of covering the black eye with makeup, the film-makers decided to keep it.