Were your favorite movie lines improvised? Check out these 10 famous improvised movie lines to see if any of your favorites made the list.
Actors improvised the most famous lines of all time
In today’s movie industry, improvising has become a common theme. Actors will throw out lines that feel right. Luckily, they have become some of the most famous lines in movie history.
1. “I’m the king of the world.” – Titanic (1997)
Leonardo DiCaprio shouted out this famous line on the boat before filming. It was eventually added to the movie during the famous scene with Kate Winslet.
2. “I am Iron Man.” – Iron Man (2008)
Robert Downey Jr. is the perfect person to play Iron Man. It’s no surprise he could embody the character well enough to improvise this famous line.
3. “You’re going to need a bigger boat.” – Jaws (1975)
This famous line was a jab at the small, on-set boat. They improvised it to make the cameraman laugh. Today, it’s one of the most famous lines from the movie.
4. “He’s a friend from work.” – Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Chris Hemsworth admits a child visiting set from the Make-A-Wish foundation improvised this famous movie line. It quickly became one of the most memorable lines in the movie.
5. “Are you talking to me?” -Taxi Driver (1976)
Robert DeNiro’s famous line was all his own. The director told him to talk to himself. The talented actor took it from there.
6. “Here’s looking at you, kid.” – Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca has many improvised lines, but Humphrey Bogart’s famous line will always stick with us. Decades past the movie’s release, people still recite the line in everyday conversation.
7. “All right, all right, all right.” – Dazed and Confused (1993)
Matthew McConaughey’s famous line has become a self mantra for the actor. It’s what he calls his ‘money line.’ It skyrocketed his career.
8. “I don’t want to go.” – Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
With Tom Holland’s reputation for spoilers, he didn’t get much of the script. He came up with this famous line when he was told to improvise. This heart-shattering moment was the perfect way to end the movie.
9. “Here’s Johnny!” – The Shining (1980)
Jack Nicholson improvised the one-and-only line after a few takes of the shot. It was a nod to The Johnny Carson Show but has now grown into its own fame.
10. “I’m walking here!” – Midnight Cowboy (1969)
While filming, a cab driver almost ran over actor Dustin Hoffman. He stayed true to his character, shouting out the now-famous movie line.
For more famous improvised lines visit BestLife’s List of 50 Famous Movie Lines that were Ad-Libbed.