15 Funniest Movie Scenes That Weren't Planned


Entertainment | By Ian Anglin | December 29, 2017

You would be surprised to learn that many of your favorite movies contain scenes that were completely improved by the cast, or were otherwise unscripted. It takes a confident actor to be able to both deviate from the script and to make a scene that looks great and realistic, which is why so few actors can do it. The funniest scenes on today's list are probably Carrey and Daniels in the movie Dumb and Dumber - the comedic duo had several scenes they did without actually following the script at all.

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Pretty Woman - the jewelry box

In the movie "Pretty Woman," Edward Lewis (played by Richard Gere), is presenting Vivian Ward (played by Julia Roberts) with an expensive diamond necklace. According to many people, this is one of the funniest scenes in the entire movie.

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He Snaps the Box Shut

The funny thing about the scene is the moment when Julia Roberts tries to pick up the diamond necklace, she is completely surprised by Richard Gere, who snaps the box shut. She didn't expect that to happen as it wasn't in the script.

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Many people remember Steve Carell for his awesome role as the lead protagonist in the hit movie 40-Year-Old Virgin. Some people have claimed that his screaming in the movie while getting his chest waxed was completely unscripted.

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His Creaming Was Unscripted

Well, after many years of silence, staff that worked on the movie and that knew the script had said that screaming was definitely not a part of the movie - meaning Carell really was getting waxed, and the screaming was not him acting - he was really feeling that much pain.

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Dumb and Dumber

Dumb and Dumber is an awesome cult classic - many people who had seen the movie in their childhood, still can't forget it to this day. It is good that know that the scene where Carrey and Daniels pick up a hitchhiker has a hidden gem in it.

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The Entire Scene with the Hitchhiker was Unscripted

It turns out that the entire scene where Carrey and Daniels pick up a random hitchhiker from the road in unscripted. The comedic duo was so great and in tune with each other, that they actually did the entire scene and conversation on their own.

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The Bridesmaids

According to many people who have watched the Bridesmaids movie, the scene in the airplane is one of the funniest ones in the entire movie. The best part of that scene is the moment when McCarthy tries to aggressively flirt with "Air Marshall John."

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The Entire Airplane Scene Was Improvised

Just like the Dumb and Dumber scene was entirely improvised, it appears that the same happened with the airplane scene in the Bridesmaids movie. In fact, the Air Marshall featured in the movie is McCarthy's real-life husband, which is what made the acting so easy.

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Ghostbusters

The latest Ghostbusters movie has had its fair share of controversy regarding it. Despite that, there were some scenes in the movies that were notoriously hilarious, and it seems that some of them were also unscripted and were made by the actors on their own.

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Hemsworth's Interview

There is a scene in the movie where Hemsworth is doing an interview for a receptionist job. That scene was completely done with improve acting, and in it, Hemsworth had to wear glasses. Since the lens on the glasses was too reflective, the actor decided to remove the lens and just wear the bare frames.

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Annie Hall

Annie Hall is one of the best classic movies by Woody Allen. If you remember the "sneezing" scene, you might be amazed to learn that the scene had an entirely different script written for it, but Woody Allen decided to improve that scene.

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Woody Allen's Allergic Reaction

In the scene where you see Woody Allen's allergic reaction to the white powder that was given to him, his sneezing wasn't actually part of the script. He did, in fact, have an allergic reaction, and the staff decided to keep that scene due to how funny it was.

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Knocked Up

The movie Knocked Up is claimed by many people to be one of the best comedies made in the past 10 years. There were many scenes that were funny in the movie, but most viewers would agree that the car ride scene was the funniest.

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The Car Ride Scene Was 100% Improv Acting

Fans of the movie Knocked Up are going to be glad to know that the car scene was completely unscripted and was just improve by the movie's two main protagonists. In the director's cut of the movie, that scene lasts for over 6 minutes.

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Zoolander

Zoolander may be Ben Stiller's best movie. Although there was a sequel called Zoolander 2, most people didn't like the second movie as much as the first (as is usually the case). Anyway, the scene where Stiller asks "why male models?" is particularly funny because it was also completely improvised.

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