Top 10 Improvised Movie Moments
Zip zap zop! It’s another improv masterclass from those cinema wizards over in Hollyweird. Who needs a script when you’ve got great actors willing to say whatever comes to mind when the camera starts rolling? Pop your crunched corn and crack open this list of the Top 10 Improvised Movie Moments!
10. The Dark Knight
In this classic movie moment from the Chrissy Nolan batflick The Dark Knight, superhero Dr. Joker blows up Gotham General Hospital and can’t wait to get consumed by the explosion and die. But thanks to faulty pyrotechnics on set, the bomb blasts never reached actor Heath Ledger!
Left to his own devices, Ledger simply rolled with it (improv!), fudging around with the detonation device until the rest of the explosions activated. By this point, he was well clear of the blast zone, so he improvised hopping on the getaway bus and exiting the scene — continuing to live throughout the rest of the movie!
Nolan hadn’t prepared for Dr. Joker to make it out of this scene alive, so he went home to his bedchambers and never returned. The rest of the movie was put in the hands of Chrissy Bale (Bat-Man) and Ledger, and they improvised quite a show — taking two boats hostage and demanding that Amelia Eckhart die! Thanks, guys! Great job on the movie.
9. The Shining
When Jack Nicholson checks into The Overwatch Motel, you better believe he’s gonna call room service and order up some Improv! The master thesp took it to the next level when his character Jicky Torrance smashes down the bathroom door with a cartoon mallet. As he peered in to look at his terrified wife, played by Robert Duvall, he came up with this immortal line, off the top of his head:
Okay, who put Dr. Joker here? That’s not, not right. He’s not number 9, he’s 10. He’s done. Done-zo. He had his day in the sun up at number 10.
It is over for the chaos lipstick man.
Yeah. Then he turned to look at the explosions that didn’t reach him. Yup, we covered that. Okay, get these excellent Joker pics outta my face pronto. We have other stuff to cover.
Point is, Nicholson improvised. Moving on.
8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
Harry Ford the Whipping King of Indiana really had his hands full with this adventure. From bats and boulders to batman and Joker, this joker really
What the everlasting FUCK
Is going on here
Stop it Joker
JOKER GET OUT OF MY MIIIIIIIND
WHERE ARE WE GOING
WHERE ARE YOU TAKING MEEEEE
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it’s like i Always sAy bAtsy! leAve ’em lAugHing!
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notHing like A trip to nevAdA to cleAr the HeAd!
mAke sure to exit tHrough tHe gift sHop
6. wHo’s tHAt knocking At my door????!?!?!???!@£$%^&*(
WhY IF IT ISN’T MY GOOD FRIEND JICKY NIChOLSON, COME TO PLaY
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And give Him A kick rigHt in the listicles! haHAhaAHAHahaHahAhaHaHA
sAy jicky! smAsH tHis HeAdline for me wouldjA?!?!!
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VERY GOOD JICKY YOU MaDE QUITE a MESS
wHAt’s tHis Article?!
The Men Who Kidnapped My Son Just Posted Their Set List From Last Night’s Show
WhaT aDREaDFUL BORE
5. The Collapse of Jicky
wHAt HAs become of you
do you not enjoy my CRIMES
BECaUSE YOU BRIEFLY haD FOUR NOSES aND a VERY LONG MOUTh YOU WaNT TO GO hOME?!!?!
i don’t need jicky
j i c k y
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3. Midnight Cowboy
Everybody’s jokin’ at me
I don’t hear a joke they’re tellin’
Only the Jickys of my mind
Batmen stopping, fighting,
I can’t see their faces
They are the shadows of the night
I’m goin’ where the laughter’s piercing
Through the boring pain
Going where the websites
Suit my jokes
Where is he?!!? where did the Joker go?!
The last thing — the last thing I-I-I remember, I was trying to talk about… Raiders of the Lost Ark.
He’s not still in my brain, is he?
You’d tell me if he was, right?
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
Harrison Ford shot a man for real.
And Steven Spielberg screamed for him to stop but it was too late.
Excuse me, I need to drink this glass of water.
It was terrifying. I couldn’t see anything. I was trapped in some kind of ancient tomb of chuckles and I couldn’t move my limbs.
I’m never letting that…that thing anywhere near my lists again.