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17 Unscripted Movie Moments That Were So Good, They Made It Into The Films

From Get Out to Joker, these were the best improvised scenes of the decade.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite unscripted movie moments of the 2010s. Here are the best results.

🚨 Warning: Spoilers ahead 🚨

1. In Get Out, most of the "Give me the keys, Rose!" scene was made up that day while shooting.

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In an interview, Daniel Kaluuya revealed that there was actually a good amount of improvisation in Get Out, especially in the scene with the major plot twist: "I couldn’t do that scene the way it was scripted, really. That was something that we kind of made up. When he was asking Rose to give me the keys, all that stuff was made up in a day. It just felt natural because what was scripted didn’t feel right in the space it was in, and Jordan [Peele] allowed us to do that. He was open enough to see that."


2. In I, Tonya, Allison Janney went off-book and blurted out an inappropriate question while filming a scene depicting her daughter's first date. Sebastian Stan laughed, but they kept it in anyway.

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3. In Joker, Joaquin Phoenix unexpectedly shed a tear during the first take when his character looked in the mirror, and the director kept it in.

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Director Todd Phillips said that he played the film's score for Joaquin Phoenix because he "wanted the music to affect and infect the set in a way." During the first take as the score was playing, Philipps revealed that "as Joaquin is struggling with Arthur's smile, this little tear appears, and we just had the scene and we moved on."


4. In Baby Driver, Jamie Foxx added the line "That's some Oscar shit right there" after listening to Darling's over-the-top speech in the diner.

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Apparently Edgar Wright doesn't always allow for too much improvisation in his movies, but this line from Jamie Foxx was too good and too natural to be cut.


5. In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Elizabeth Banks purposefully went off-script to say that the Capitol's library was made of mahogany, which referenced her famous line from the first movie.


After she ad-libbed the line, the director yelled cut. She begged the director to keep the line in the film, stating that the fans would go wild over it. She was right.


6. In Spider-Man: Far from Home, Samuel L. Jackson improvised the iconic "Bitch, please. You've been to space" rebuttal after Peter claimed he was just a neighborhood Spider-Man.


Samuel L. Jackson was specifically asked about this line in an interview, and he couldn't 100% verify if it was in the script or not, but then Jake Gyllenhaal chimed in and said, "It was improvised. I'm here to attest that was improvised."


7. In Fast & Furious 6, The Rock ad-libbed an insult at one of the characters, making Ludacris literally spit out his drink from laughing too hard.

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8. In To All The Boys I've Loved Before, Noah Centineo improvised that glorious pocket spin, which immediately made everyone swoon.


9. In Call Me By Your Name, Timothée Chalamet improvised that final bit where his character looked directly into the camera's lens.

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On the DVD commentary, Chalamet said the glance was his "little homage to Boyhood here at the end, stealing a two-second look into the lens."


10. In Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark's entire death scene was completely made up on the spot.


Tom Holland revealed in an interview that only a couple people were on set to film Tony Stark's death scene: Kevin Feige (Marvel's president), the Russo brothers (the directors), Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., and himself.

The four cast members showed up to set and were given a loose outline of what was going to be shot: "They kind of told us what was going to happen – or what they wanted to happen – and then we just sort of improvised." Holland said it was a "really, really interesting way to shoot such a pivotal scene in the movie."


11. In Django Unchained, Leo DiCaprio accidentally cut his hand open but kept acting. Between takes, they cleaned it up and replaced the real blood with fake blood, which he smeared all over Kerry Washington's face.

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Leo said that the cast and crew gave him a standing ovation after the scene was finished, and he kept acting in the scene because "it was more interesting to watch Quentin's and Jamie's reaction off-camera than to look at my hand."


12. In Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Henry Cavill improvised that double-loaded arm punch. The director liked it so much he made him do it in every take.

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Cavill said the move was off-the-cuff: "It just felt right at the time. I got kind of shy afterwards and I didn't do it for the next take and then Q came up to me and said 'what are you doing? Do the thing again.'"


13. In Logan, Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart ad-libbed that entire dinner conversation where they told the family about the school of mutants.

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Patrick Stewart revealed that he and Hugh Jackman improvised an eight-minute scene at the dinner table, per director James Mangold's request: "When you get to that moment, why don’t you talk about your history a little bit more? Fill it out with something. Whatever feels appropriate to you."


14. In Black Panther, Winston Duke randomly decided to make gorilla sounds to assert M'Baku's power when Martin Freeman's character tried to step in.


Director Ryan Coogler said in the DVD commentary that the improvised animal sounds were a perfect ad-lib because the character of Ross was "very powerful where he's from, so there's this idea to kind of get in there and talk and mix it up, but this was M'Baku's way to say 'nah, I'm not talking to you right now.'"


15. In Frozen, actor Josh Gad improvised Olaf's "Oh, look at that. I've been impaled" joke and was completely shocked when Disney put it in the final cut.


According to Gad, "Improv is definitely always part of the journey, and they were amazing collaborators in letting me just come up with something to say, some of which is in there. I remember saying as a joke, 'I've been impaled,' and I was shocked when I watched the movie and they animated this and kept this in the film.'"


16. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Ralph Fiennes changed Voldemort's final speech during ever single take, to keep the actors on edge.

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During the behind-the-scenes commentary, Jason Isaacs, who played Lucius Malfoy, said that Ralph Fiennes would always alter Voldemort's lines during the confrontation scene with Neville: "You never quite knew who he was gonna turn on or what he was gonna say, even. It kept an entire courtyard of extras and actors on their toes because he could pick at you at any moment."


17. And in Bridesmaids, most of the airplane scenes were improvised, but specifically everything Melissa McCarthy said and did after her line, "You want to get back in that restroom... and not rest?"

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Ben Falcone said there were a few pages of dialogue written for the airplane scenes, but everyone was encouraged to improvise after their initial lines: "I ruined millions of takes by laughing. In the scene outside the bathroom, she [Melissa McCarthy] had to say, 'Let's go to the restroom...and not rest,' and after that she was free to improv. She had such good ones that I ruined. Like, she said, 'Do you like this leg? I got another one just like it. I can put them both over my head and comb my goddamn hair.'"