12 Iconic Movie Scenes That Were Completely Unscripted

12 Iconic Movie Scenes That Were Completely Unscripted
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Even though the script is probably one of the most important things in the production of a movie, some actors like to experiment with it, adding some lines during the shooting or even improvising on the spot.

And if the actor is skilled enough, the end result of the improvisation can be so great that the whole movie is better for it.

Here are 12 examples of great movie scenes that were completely unscripted:

As this list certainly proves, a huge number of the most iconic movie scenes of all time were actually improvisations. There's something so enchanting about watching an actor do something on the spot, rather than consulting a script, that such scenes tend to be talked about for decades, and in some cases have even become bigger than the movies themselves.

While movies like "Jaws," "The Shining," and "Midnight Cowboy" would have been great without their famous improvised lines, it can't be denied that the first thing fans remember about them are those catch-phrases that the actors just decided to say during one of the takes.

Improvisation is a difficult skill to master, but when the actor gets it right, the results are simply great.