And it wasn’t even in the script. Dave Bautista, as Drax responded to Tony Stark’s line, “I’ll do you one better. Who is Gamora?” That line was actually in the script, but Bautista added, “I’ll do you one better; why is Gamora?”
The silly thread was one of the internet’s favorite “Dawn of Justice” memes.
M’Baku Ad-Libbed and It Made It Into “Black Panther”
And it wasn’t even a word. “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler said Winston Duke’s accentuation of M’Baku in the confrontation with CIA agent Everett Ross was the perfect expression to shut down the agent.
Duke spontaneously let out a loud grunt, and it silenced Everett Ross, more succinctly than any scripted line might.
Robert Downey, Jr. Snacks on Healthy Foods Too
RDJ has a snacking obsession that gives him more than one entry on this list. Here’s what happened in the lab scene in “The Avengers.” Tony Stark hands Captain America and Bruce Banner a package of blueberries.
The offer was totally unscripted; the berries came from the Iron Man actor’s personal stash.
Thor Tries Coffee for the First Time and Likes It
His Asgardian manners, however, were improvised. Chris Hemsworth delivered his line, “This drink, I like it!” But then added, “Another!” and punctuated his demand by smashing his coffee mug to the floor, and that was all Hemsworth.
He just felt like doing that, and moviemakers loved the genuine reactions from the other actors.
Joker’s Teardrop Was No Joke
Joaquin Phoenix unintentionally added something to the opening shots of “Joker.” It was unscripted and totally random.
Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) is looking in the mirror, putting on a smile along with his clown makeup. A wave of empathy for the sad clown triggered a tear, a single tear, to drop down his cheek, blurring his makeup.