Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty in Blade Runner
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Famous Sci-Fi Movie Scenes That Were Improvised On The Spot
Blade Runner
While the most memorable scene in Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" is Roy Batty's "tears in the rain" monologue, the initial version of it was supposed to be longer.
Actor Rutger Hauer wasn't satisfied with the final product and revealed in a Masterclass video that he "cut about 200 words out" and added the famous "tears in the rain" line.
Empire Strikes Back
Han Solo's "I know" line near the end of "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" is an iconic moment; however, he was originally supposed to say "I love you too."
Director Irvin Kershner wasn't satisfied with the dialogue, so he and Harrison Ford changed the response. Ford said, "It's beautiful and it's acceptable and it's funny."
Independence Day
Will Smith is well-versed in the art of improvisation, a muscle that he flexed while working on "Independence Day," including one funny moment from the film.
When Smith's character is dragging the alien across the Utah salt flats, he exclaims, "And what the hell is that smell?!" The line was the reaction to the area’s real-world smell.
Iron Man
Unlike his comic counterpart, Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark openly admits that he's the superhero in 2008's "Iron Man" and says, "I am Iron Man" at the film's end.
Despite it being a great moment, Downey Jr. completely improvised the line. MCU boss Kevin Feige loved it, saying, "That seems very much in keeping with who that character is."
Infinity War
Another memorable yet tear-jerking improvised moment in the MCU comes at the end of "Avengers: Infinity War," when Tom Holland's Spider-Man says, "I don't want to go."
Holland told GQ that his technique for making himself cry is to repeat a phrase in his head repeatedly to bring up the powerful emotions needed for the moment.