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14 Movie Scenes That Were Created By Accident

I guess you shouldn't fall on set if you don't want it to end up in the movie!

Whenever you watch a movie, there's always a certain scene or two that sticks out. Sometimes, these memorable movie moments are created by total accident.

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Here are 14 movie bloopers that made it into the final cut:

1. While filming Django Unchained, Leonardo DiCaprio cut his hand on glass but stayed in character, so his real blood appeared in the film.

he accidentally hits a glass when he slaps the table, cutting his hand on the shattered pieces
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2. Francis Ford Coppola found a cat running around the studio where he was directing The Godfather, so he picked it up and plunked it into Marlon Brando's hands right before they shot the opening scene.

the cat demands pets while Vito chides the man asking him for a favor
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3. During the Blade Runner scene where Pris meets J.F. Sebastian, Daryl Hannah accidentally slipped and smashed her elbow through a car window, and she finished the take even though her elbow was chipped in eight places.

Pris narrow escapes Sebastian, but she trips into a car window on her way out
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4. Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight were almost hit by a taxi while filming Midnight Cowboy on a busy New York street, which prompted Dustin to shout, "Hey! I'm walking here!"

I'm walking here
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5. The scene in Captain America: The First Avenger where Steve Rogers transforms into Captain America was the first time Hayley Atwell saw Chris Evans shirtless, so — as Peggy Carter — she touched his chest impulsively.

Peggy taps Steve's pec
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6. While filming Zoolander, Ben Stiller forgot one of his lines, so he just repeated, "Why male models?"

Derek repeats his question after JP Prewitt gives a long, detailed response
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7. While climbing up the rain-soaked bleachers, Anne Hathaway slipped, and director Garry Marshall kept it in because he thought it made for a "charming moment" in The Princess Diaries.

she turns in a puddle then crashes against the bleacher
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8. As Eowyn (Miranda Otto) surveyed the destruction of her village, the strong New Zealand winds ripped the Rohan flag from its pole, unintentionally creating a metaphor that was too good to cut from The Two Towers.

the flag blows away towards the travelers
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9. While he was filming the scene where Mrs. Sellner comes to inspect Daniel's apartment in Mrs. Doubtfire, the set lights melted the icing off of Robin Williams's face, so he improvised his lines to accommodate.

as you can see, I can't stay with you — I'm melting like a snow cone in Phoenix
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10. The people in the market Sylvester Stallone ran through during the Rocky training montage had no idea he was filming a movie, so the moment a stall owner tosses him an orange was real.

Rocky catches the orange and thanks the stall owner
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11. While filming Thor: The Dark World, Chris Hemsworth hung Mjölnir on the coat rack to be funny, and it stayed in.

Thor hangs his hammer up with the jackets to be polite
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12. The actors couldn't stop themselves from cracking up while filming the police lineup scene in The Usual Suspects, which annoyed direct Bryan Singer but wound up creating an iconic movie moment.

they laugh uncontrollably
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13. In a scene where he's running from a group of fans, Joe Jonas tripped over some bushes, and the director decided to keep it in Camp Rock.

Joe trips on a rock and faceplants into the garden
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14. And finally, Paul Freeman didn't flinch as a fly crawled on his face during a confrontation scene between Dr. Jones and the villainous Belloq, so the Raiders of the Lost Ark special effects team decided to edit the footage to look like the fly went into his mouth.

"Your persistence surprises even me," he says with a fly on his lip
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