50 Movie Bloopers That Made The Final Cut
Some of the best moments in a movie are when they make a mistake and play it off: a blooper! Bloopers can be either really difficult to spot, or easy to notice if you're an avid movie watcher. Actors are trained and encouraged to continue rolling even when they say the wrong line or have the wrong action. Most of them are not accepted, but the ones that flow or make it better are surely kept. Some actors are known for making a living on bloopers! Take a look at 50 movie bloopers that made the final cut.
Django Unchained - Candie Cut
Django Unchained was a popular movie because it showed the power an enslaved African could hold with the right opportunity. It wasn't at the dinner table though because Leonardo DiCaprio - playing Calvin Candie - created a blooper that only enhanced the intensity of the scene.
At the dinner table scene, Candie finds out about the secret plan to deceive him, and he becomes irate and slams his hand on the table, shattering a glass and cutting his hand. Then uses it to smoke... now that's impressive.
The Others Guys - Lion/Tuna Monologue
In The Other Guys, Mark Wahlberg stars as Terry, the cop with a point to prove, and Will Ferrell plays Allen, the desk cop that wants to prove the conspiracy in connection to another case. Remember the scene where Terry tried to intimidate Allen by being a lion that would eat Allen if he were a tuna?
Well, the script said that Allen was not supposed to respond, but Will took it upon himself to do so. The monologue where he explains how a lion couldn't eat a tuna, and how a swarm of tuna would instead eat the lion was a complete improv, including the coffee throw!
Scream - "Houston, We Have A Problem"
Scream (1996) was - and still is - one of the greatest horror movies because of the suspense, surprising gore, and sensational plot twist at the end. During said plot twist, it was actor Matthew Lillard who played Stuart, who had one of his first aired bloopers in his acting career.
The Wolf of Wall Street - Chest Beat
Leonardo DiCaprio deserves so much credit for his acting ability to improv at the last moment. During the scene where he goes to lunch with Matthew McConaughey's character, Leonardo's character felt nervous and Matthew took care of that. It may have been a bit of a cringe to watch, but it worked.
The chest banging was a real relaxation technique that McConaughey did before a scene. Matthew decided this was a good time to do so, and DiCaprio wanted to keep it in. No wonder Leonardo was able to catch on to the rhythm so fast.
Dirty Dancing - Floor Crawl
Remember Dirty Dancing (1987), the film of romance and sensuality through dance. The film grossed twice what it cost because of Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey's amazing on-screen charisma. It's easy to see during the floor crawling scene, which is actually a complete and udder blooper.
The two were simply warming up for the following dance sequence and became as playful as two puppies with each other. Although it wasn't scripted, the director found it appealing and decided to keep it the movie, which was a great choice.
Fast And Furious 6 - Big Forehead
The funniest moment of the Fast And Furious franchise was in the sixth adaptation where the crew tries to outsmart the federal agent, Hobbs, played by notable entertainer, Dwayne Johnson. In this scene, he pulls up, and Roman - played by singer/actor Tyrese - says his line "Hey Mia, better hide your baby oil."
Although Hobbs wasn't supposed to respond, Dwayne thought otherwise and responded with "you better hide that big ass forehead." The crew found it hilarious, especially Chris Bridges, aka, Ludacris, to the left, spitting out his drink from the random comment.
Scent Of A Woman - Falling Over
During a scene, he held true to his craft and could barely see anything. As a result, he legitimately crashed into a trash can and fell over. This only made the scene, and his character, even more authentic, which is why it was left in the movie.
Spider-Man: No Way Home - Cracked Back
Seeing all of the Spider-Men in one movie was what made Spider-Man: No Way Home so successful. This particular blooper, however, was part of the script but altered. Spidey 3 (Andrew Garfield/right) offered to crack the back of Spidey 1 (Toby Maguire/left) for the sake of Spidey-hood.
Andrew decides to have some fun and ends up embracing Toby in a gracious and strong hug. The cuddle makes Toby laugh and increases the fun of the scene for its ultimate success. The producers kept the scene because of the happiness they thought it would bring the kids who watched it.
The Hateful Eight - Guitar Crash
Instead, Kurt ends up breaking the real guitar, which director Quentin Tarantino only found to be authentic. The only problem is, the real guitar was valued at $40,000! Yet, it only made the scene better for the movie.
Rain Man - Booth Fart
1988 was a year for good films, and Rain Man was one of them. The movie is based on a young, and out-of-touch man, played by Tom Cruise, who finds out that his deceased father left an astounding amount of money to his long-lost brother who has autism, played by Dustin Hoffman. Here's where the scene gets good.
While in the phone booth, Hoffman passed gas! However, Dustin and Tom are professionals and remained in character. It matched the personality of Hoffman's character, so it was kept in and it became a fan favorite scene.
Full Metal Jacket - Gunnery Sergeant Hartman
Full Metal Jacket (1987) has to have one of the greatest bloopers ever because it turned into a full-acting gig! R. Lee Ermey played Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. Originally, he was hired to simply be a technical advisor for the movie. He would make comments about the drill instructors because he himself was a real-life Marine drill Sergeant.
After watching him put fear into the actors, they decided to simply hire him as the drill instructor. As a result, Ermey improvised every single training scene himself without help from producers or a script!
The Godfather - The Cat
Marlon Brando played one of the greatest characters in film history in The Godfather (1972) when he played Vito Corleone, the leader of the pack. The film grossed so much money because of his portrayal, and we were able to experience a sentimental side of himself and his character when the cat arrived.
The kitty was never scripted. It was simply a stray cat that was found and it fell in love with Marlon. Because the cat wouldn't leave his side, he decided to act with it and it made the cut. How cute!
The Unusual Suspects - Passing Gas
One way to anger a director is to mess up the shot and waste the film, which is exactly what the cast of The Unusual Suspects (1995) did. The lineup was an infamous moment in the film because of the reaction it gave the cast members and the producers. The question becomes: why were they laughing?
Answer: because one of the cast members was farting! The men couldn't stop laughing as the stench began to fill the room. Which cast member was cutting the cheese? You'll have to ask the cast members to find out the truth!
Rocky - The Extras
Rocky (1976) is an iconic American sports movie that portrays the life of a notable boxer from Philadelphia. The interesting scene that made the cut in the final film was when Rocky was running through the market during his training montage, and the other people started watching him. Why? Because the extras were literally regular people.
Titanic - "King of the world"
Leonardo DiCaprio makes our bloopers list again, but this time because of the director of the second highest-grossing film ever, Titanic, James Cameron. Cameron was pretty disturbed about how lines were not being delivered the way he wanted, so he scrapped them and simplified them.
James simply told Leo to say "I'm the king of the world, and really sell it" which is exactly what Leonardo did. Because of DiCaprio's ability to take direction, it became one of the most famous lines of the entire film and made James very happy.
Thor: The Dark World - Hanging Mjolnir
Thor: The Dark World was the second adaptation of the mighty hero's epic journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). In the film, there was a scene where actor Chris Hemsworth decides to be silly and hang his hammer, named Mjolnir, on the coat hanger. This was funny for two reasons.
One, no one expected him to do that because it was unscripted. Two, Mjolnir can only be held by those who are worthy, which means the coat hanger makes the cut, the same way this subtle funny scene made it into the movie.
Being John Malkovich - Beer Can
Being John Malkovich (1999) describes the story of John, a man who falls in love with someone who is not his wife. During a scene when John was walking by himself, the phrase "Hey John, think fast" was said and he was hit in the head with a beer can.
Director Spike Jonze was livid about the situation because it was an extra that brought beer on set. Yet, it earned John a $600 per day increase in his salary and earned him an award in the process.
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring - Headbutt
The name "Gandalf" fills the realms with both pleasure and fear due to his peaceful demeanor and ability to become fierce when necessary. The fantasized leader created a blooper that most people don't realize, which was accidentally hitting his head while visiting Bilbo's smaller-than-average home.
Gandalf himself was not large, and he was not supposed to hit his head. However, because of his height in relation to the set, there was little he could do, and it gave the scene more realism compared to if it never happened at all.
Braveheart - Rubber Hammer
The issue came when they began charging during the battle and the rubber axe began to wobble in the wind! Some people noticed it the day of the release and it received some hardy backlash for in-authenticity.
Batman: The Dark Knight - Hospital Explosion
What made it great was when he walked away and then it exploded! His shocked reaction only gave more comedy to the persona and created a scene that shall not be forgotten.
The Silence Of The Lambs - Hissing
Did you know that there was a blooper in The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)? Anthony Hopkins played the iconic Dr. Hannibal Lecter, while Jodie Foster played the FBI agent that was completely fascinated - and terrified - by him. The blooper happened while he and foster were discussing his character's heinous crimes.
Randomly, Hopkins begins to hiss, and it spooks the living daylights out of foster. Her reaction was genuine enough to keep the scene in the final cut, which only made the movie more chilling than expected.
The Princess Diary - Slip and Fall
Anne Hathaway created an extremely funny moment when she played an awkward, geeky teenager who learns that she is the heiress and princess to a kingdom and a large fortune in the 2001 film, The Princess Diaries. In this scene, Anne (right) was simply supposed to walk up the bleachers with her friend.
Yet, she slipped and fell directly on the bleacher! The director didn't care because it fit into the demeanor of her character's ability for being a klutz, and it was simply funny. Thanks, Anne!
Forrest Gump - Introduction
The 1994 hit drama movie, Forrest Gump, has the sentiment of a golden heart as Forrest tells his story of his growth from ridicule and illness, to love and affection. While on the bus with his military crew, he meets a man named Bubba (left), and introductions were made.
Actor Tom Hanks (right) was only supposed to shake hands, but he took it a step further. He verbally introduced himself with the improved line "My name's Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump." The line was not scripted, yet fit perfectly into the scene.
Guardians Of The Galaxy - Dance-Off
Marvel is filled with bloopers and Guardians Of The Galaxy makes our list again for the famous dance-off. When Peter Quill (featured) is leading his troops against the horrid Ronan, he runs out of ideas to make the matter better. In a moment of time, Star-Lord decided to use his skills and Earth references to challenge Ronan to a dance-off.
As the extras watched, they had the job of trying not to laugh as actor Chris Pratt shakes his groove thing and completely confuses Ronan for a few moments.
Zoolander - Forgotten Line
Ben Stiller is a cool actor who has played many roles in his career, including Derek Zoolander, the famous male model that isn't very smart but has a passion for his craft on the catwalk. Remember the scene when David Duchovny's character was explaining why male models make great assassins, but Zoolander repeated the question?
It's because Stiller forgot his line, which played right into his character's trait of being a lovable dunce. In the end, the scene was kept in the movie and shocks viewers when they find out it was totally real.
Avengers - Tony Eating
He and the producers agreed to let Robert randomly eat during filming. So when you watch the movie again and see Tony Stark eating in any of the Avengers movies, it is most likely unscripted and is simply RDJ wanting a snack.
Mrs. Doubtfire - Icing Drip
Robin Williams is one of the most iconic actors in Hollywood history with one of his best films being Mrs. Doubtfire. The beloved comedic actor was able to improve a messy situation when the social worker was coming to his house and he smashed his face into a pie of icing. When the social worker arrived, he gave her a nice cup of tea.
Guardians Of The Galaxy - Peter Drops The Orb
Right before handing it over, actor Chris Pratt (right) accidentally drops the orb and then immediately picks it up. The unforeseen act played into the character's personality which is why it made the final cut.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin - Body Waxing
One of the most cringing moments of The 40-Year-Old Virgin is when Andy - Steve Carell - was getting his body waxed. Just know that this was a man-made blooper based on Carell and the producers considering that his real hair was being ripped off! The wax and the patches on his body were 100% real, and so was the body wax face on his stomach.
What's even cooler was the reaction of his cast members, which were also pure and true. They couldn't help but laugh along. The reactions are what makes this scene so great.
Midnight Cowboy - "I'm Walking Here!"
Midnight Cowboy featured a young Dustin Hoffman as Ratso (right), along with his trusted companion, Joe (left). There was a mistake on the behalf of the filmmakers as they forgot to block off the road they were shooting on, which allowed for a taxi to roll through the scene. The car almost hit the two of them, and that's where the blooper happened.
Mission Impossible 2 - Jaw Kick
Tom Cruise (right) is the leading actor in all of the Mission Impossible movies and is known for wanting it to be as authentic as possible. In the second adaptation, Cruise and his stuntman (left) were practicing for the final fight scene of the movie, and Cruise encouraged his partner to "not hold back."
That was a bold statement and his stuntman followed his instruction. The result was Cruise's left foot kicking him directly in the jaw! The director had sympathy but found it too good to scrap, so he kept it in.
Indiana Jones: Raiders Of The Lost Ark - The Shot
Harrison Ford (left) played one of the most iconic characters in novel and movie history, Indiana Jones, as he tracked down the Raiders of the lost tomb. In the movie, there is a scene where he is supposed to duel with one another in an intense fight. But that didn't happen because Harrison ended up with food poisoning.
In a quick change, the producers decided to fix the problem by allowing the warrior to show off some skills, while Indiana Jones simply pulls out his gun and shoots him. A simple move that became a famous moment in movie history.
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers - Flag Tear
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers was just as popular as the premier of the movie franchise for its scenery and action sequences. There was a scene during the movie where the character Eowyn was staring into the distance of her homeland, and there was a flag waving.
In an instant, the flag tears off the pole and flies away into the sky. As metaphorical and intentional as it seemed, it was a complete accident. But because of the symbolism, it was kept in the film.
American Beauty - Plate
The 1999 film, American Beauty, tells us a story about the loss of hope, and the regaining of personal power through an enhanced understanding of existential values. Kevin Spacey played Lester Burnam, a middle-aged man that begins to lose hope in life as his marriage starts to degrade and his boss becomes close to firing him, losing his long-term job.
The Dark Knight - Joker's Applause
It was challenging watching The Joker get caught and arrested in The Dark Knight. Right before the infamous interrogation scene, while The Joker is locked up, Jim Gordan was praised for his good cop work and given a promotion in front of the inmates of the cell, with The Joker being one of them.
Actor Heath Ledger was definitely in character and decided to add to the scene by doing a sarcastic applause and congratulating Gordan. The reaction of Jim only made the scene better. Thanks, Heath.
Gladiator - The Tank
One of the biggest "uh-oh" moments of blooper history was in Gladiator, the movie of Roman soldiers battling, and where the infamous line "are you not entertained?!" comes from. During a gladiator ring scene, while the chariots were racing, three of them were turned over due to simply going too fast.
Pay attention to the third chariot when you watch the movie. When it leans to the left and falls over, a gas tank that made the chariot's speed increase was exposed, which was not part of the overall movie but was kept because it was too late to take it out.
Pretty Woman - Necklace Case
Remember in Pretty Woman when Vivian (played by Julia Roberts) received the gift of a beautiful necklace given to her by her partner, Edward, played by Richard Gere? In the scene, Richard decides to improvise and create a blooper on purpose. While she is looking at the necklace, Richard decides to snap the case closed directly on Julia's fingers!
You can tell that Julia didn't know it was coming by the way she looked around, but she stayed in character and simply chuckled and kept rolling.
Spider-Man: No Way Home - Another Forgotten Line
Tom Holland was the latest actor for the portrayal of your friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man, and in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), a major "slip up" happened when he encountered the spell master of the universe, Dr. Strange. However, it wasn't Spidey that messed up, it was Benedict Cumberbatch.
While Strange was floating down, he was supposed to finish his line before landing, but he didn't. Because of that, he tried his best to continue the line while slipping on the ice Wong left behind, and was sort of successful.
Ant-Man and The Wasp - Stan Lee's Cameo
Stan Lee (featured) is the creator of all the Marvel characters and made an appearance in almost all of the movies, including Ant-Man and The Wasp. During the chase scene towards the end of the movie, Hope (Evangeline Lilly) was trying to escape Ghost, and she does so by throwing a shrinking device at a motorcycle but instead shrinks a car.
Stars Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back - "I Know"
Princess Leia and Han Solo had their lovers quarrel and embrace in Stars Wars: Episode V - Empire Strikes Back (1980). Actor Harrison Ford was great at playing Han and was able to determine what made him more authentic as a leader, fighter, and romantic. His blooper happened during a conversation with Leia.
She tells him "I love you" and his scripted line was supposed to be "I love you too." Normal, right? Harrison didn't think so, so he changed the line at the last second and responded with "I know" because he felt that it fit the character better. He was right!
A Clockwork Orange - Ludovico Technique
If you've ever seen A Clockwork Orange, you know that it is deranged and extreme. Director Stanley Kubrick has a knack for motivating his actors to be as authentic as possible, which is how this disturbing blooper was created. In the scene, Alex is forced to sit down and watch violently sexual content with his eyes kept wide open.
Although they gave him eye drops to keep them safe, his corneas were repeatedly scratched! Thankfully, there was no long-lasting damage, but there certainly wasn't another attempt at a second take.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope - Head Bump
Star Wars is known for being serious with its drama and action sequences, but the funniest part that many fans were not expecting was this ultimate blooper in Episode IV: A New Hope that was kept for the purpose of a moment of comedy. While three stormtroopers are making their way through a corridor, the trooper on the left-hand side hit his forehead on the top of it.
True Lies - Striptease
1994's True Lies was a true star moment for actress Jaime Lee Curtis. In the scene, she is prone to being attractive because she did one of the more tantalizing stripteases that Hollywood has ever experienced. Her sensuality shined through her dancing, and her outfit has been the costume for many tributes by other entertainers.
The spoof came in when Jaime took a sudden slip during the tease! She played it off pretty well, but the fact that it still happened added a bit of humor to the tense, sensual moment.
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - "Line!"
Jim Carrey has made his mark as one of the most conscious entertainers of modern times. In his 2004 fantasy film, A Series of Unfortunate Events, he plays Count Olaf, the uncle of three children whom he tries to steal the family fortune from after their parents die. There was a scene where he was describing order and going on a rant, then forgets his line.
Carrey looks baffled and lost, then shouts "line!" in front of the kids. Although it seems like he was being eccentric, he was legitimately asking the crew members for his line because he forgot.
Titanic - Bed or Couch?
It's clear that young DiCaprio had sex on the brain and instead of saying "over on the couch," he slipped and immediately corrected himself by saying "over on the bed... uh, I mean couch." This created a sense of innocent flirting that added to the scene and overall movie.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Cameraman
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) is the second adaptation in the Harry Potter series and portrayed the essence of Harry getting the hang of becoming a wizard and learning how to navigate the Hogwartz School. There was a battle scene between Harry and Malfoy where Harry won at the last minute.
The scene switches as Malfoy is scolded by Professor Snape. The issue is that the cameraman was also in the shot because he was just as small as the kids wearing dark clothing. Most people didn't notice this, but once you do, you'll never unsee it.
American Sniper - Fake Baby
The 2014 biographical war drama, American Sniper, showcased the life and afterlife of a U.S. war veteran and the trials that he experienced while deployed and at home. The film received critical reviews along with six Academy Award nominations while winning Best Sound Editing. Chris Kyle - played by Bradley Cooper - was the lightning rod of someone else's mistake.
The director found it hard to direct a real baby, so he chose to use a fake baby. Bradley found this challenging, which made it easy for viewers to spot that it was fake. Bradley was a team player and laughed at it after the movie was released.
Malcolm X - "Somebody Call 911!"
During his final speech, Malcolm was going to address a new group of listeners when he was shot by one of his brothers of Islam. Someone shouts "somebody call 911" but that option wasn't created until two years after Malcolm's death.
Wonder Woman - The Sword
Wonder Woman dropped in 2017 and was highly anticipated in the wake of women's empowerment. Some critics say that the movie was slow in the beginning but picked up via the action sequences that followed the ultimate blooper. Actress Gal Gadot wore a gorgeous blue dress that held the handle of a heavy sword.
Many viewers were not happy about the blooper because no one could figure out how the general's hand could hold her back and not feel the sword. This instance made the scene less realistic, yet was kept because of time constraints to release the film.
Charlie's Angels - Name Mixup
Can you believe that Charlie's Angels is more than 20 years old?! The action movie featured Lucy Liu (right), Drew Barrymore (left), and Cameron Diaz (center) as "Charlie's Angels." Filled with action-packed sequences, the film did record box office numbers, also thanks to Crispin Glover, who played the slick-haired bad guy.
So what's the blooper? During a fight scene, tensions were high, and Drew screamed out "Lucy" instead of the character's name, "Alex." Watch the movie to see if you can spot the blooper!