Whilst most of the time it is best to stick to the script, sometimes letting performers do their thing yields even better results. Improvisation is a real skill which not too many master, but when they do it can have an enormous impact on the entire scene and consequently the entire film. Some of the most iconic moments in cinema history were completely improvised, and although the writers may not be best pleased, it lifted the whole film and created some unforgettable moments. Here are 10 instances where performers got creative and went off script, resulting in some fantastic scenes.
**Warning: Some of these scenes have NSFW language**
10. Dumb and Dumber
Jim Carrey is such a ball of energy that he frequently goes off script in his films, and often this results in material that is funnier than what was scripted. In 1994’s Dumb and Dumber, the scene where his character, Lloyd Christmas, and Jeff Daniels’ character, Harry Dunne, pick up a hitchhiker is all completely improvised. In the film, the hitchhiker, Joe Mentalino (Mike Starr), they pick up is actually a hitman who is hired to kill them, but their antics are almost unbearably irritating as he sits in the middle of them. He momentarily manages to calm them down, before they ask if he wants to hear the most annoying sound in the world. Originally, the script had them arguing about Jelly Beans but the two actors went in a new, and very funny, direction with the scene which perfectly captures how annoying they can be.