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  1. Resi
    Resi at |

    Uh. Jack Sparrow.

    1. Keith
      Keith at |

      There should be a captain in there somewhere.

  2. Steve
    Steve at |

    What the Hell they turned Optimus Prime into that er, thing, and Megatron into a cheesegrater is beyond me..

    1. mix
      mix at |

      steve, that horse is already dead, cremated, and buried. stop beating it.

      1. Steve
        Steve at |

        yeah, but it still drove me crazy. The way they were, it`s even worse than that robot , Wheelie, I think he`s called, who spoke in rhyme all the time. tell me-WHAT were they thinking when they got rid of all the good characters? They get rid of Optimus Prime and Megatron, and replace him with that moaner Rodimus Prime, and Megatron that psycho Galvatron, who was more of a danger to the Decepticons than the Autobots were..

        1. Argen
          Argen at |

          Steve…. Galvatron was MEGATRON! You get brought back from the dead by for lack of a better term Robot Devi and see if you are not a bit unhinged.

  3. garnet
    garnet at |

    Commonly known that Frank Welker provided the voices for ALL the mogwai and gremlins?
    Welker was the voice of Stripe.
    Howie Mandel was the voice of Gizmo. Other gremlin voices were provided by Michael Winslow, Bob Bergen, Fred Newman, Bob Holt, Peter Cullen and others.

  4. eatdogs
    eatdogs at |

    Personally, I’d put R. Lee Ermey’s Gunnery Sergeant Hartman at first place because it’s just pure insanity and just about perfect. He never misses a beat when compared to some of these characters, who you can tell are improvising on the spot and a bit shaky (Judd Apatow universe and friends).

  5. Laura
    Laura at |

    Wikus’s name in District 9 is NOT “alien-sounding.” It is Afrikaans, as the film takes place in South Africa.

  6. TJ
    TJ at |

    That’s why I wasn’t impressed with Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark. He was only playing himself.

    In Tropic Thunder however…

  7. Maurice
    Maurice at |

    I thought Joaquin Phoenix should get credit for improving a whole stinking film in “I’m Still here”
    Theatrical wise; Depp with Jack Sparrow deserves some credit.
    Optimus Prime? AYFKM?

  8. Hayley
    Hayley at |

    Fat Amy from Pitch Perfect DUH!!

  9. the adult
    the adult at |

    Struck a blow to the heart of capitalism? What Robin Williams did with the genie is exactly what capitalism is: He worked hard and was paid for it.

    Don’t drink the Marxist Kool-Aid, gang; you’ll be enslaved by it if you do.

    1. Dave
      Dave at |

      Well said. So many people have no idea what these concepts mean.

      Also, this article explains why Jonah Hill’s dialogue sucks. Why anyone would trust that guy to improvise anything is beyond me. He’s terrible. No offense dude.

  10. BA
    BA at |

    Michael Keaton’s Billy Blaze from Night Shift…

    1. Shell Harris
      Shell Harris at |

      Bill: What if you mix the mayonnaise in the can, WITH the tunafish? Or… hold it! Chuck! I got it! Take LIVE tuna fish, and FEED ’em mayonnaise! Oh this is great.
      [speaks into tape recorder]
      Bill: Call Starkist!


      Bill: We’re all adults here – we can talk about this openly…

      [writing on chalkboard]

      Bill: PROSTITUTION! But what does that mean really? Sometimes it helps to understand a word if you break it down, so let’s do that now shall we? Pros… it doesn’t mean anything, you can forget about that… Tit, I think we all know what that means, Tu, two tit and TION of course, from the Latin to shun… to say uh-uh no thank you anyway I don’t want it, to push away… it doesn’t even belong in this word really.

  11. James
    James at |

    I liked all these, although Jack Sparrow should be on there and on a lighter note HEY! What about the guys from Caddyshack, specifically Bill Murray’s character? Any of those guys were better than Jonah Hill’s Superbad character which I thought was downright annoying at times. If Jonah Hill’s character must be on there, at least put Robin Williams’ Genie in front of Hill’s. I’m positive that Robin Williams can improvise circles around Jonah Hill (though I’m not suggesting that Hill’s a bad actor)

  12. SmilyLily
    SmilyLily at |

    What about Beetlejuice? Michael Keaton also improvised about 95% of his text…

  13. Will
    Will at |

    Yeah, uhm referring to District 9.. Wikus is a common Afrikaans name.. you know, one of the 11 official languages of the country where the film took place and was shot… Not everyone has this boring list of about 10 names they choose from for every movie like Ben, Andy, Matt, Tony, Chris, Evan etc… Sharlto’s character uses almost only Afrikaans swearing words in the movie, though they sometimes sound like it could be English because of the similarity, they are not. Some swear words used in the movie don’t even have proper English translations as they are unique to the Afrikaans language. How could that leave you confused as to what his background is and why he has an “alien” name as you so stupidly put is? It’s a normal Afrikaans name. Maybe if Yankees actually have a common sense that stretches further than thinking people in Africa have stadiums that are built out of straws or lions as pets, you might actually know this or could have made the conclusion on your own…

  14. Mike V
    Mike V at |

    Anything Mark Wahlburg. Dude loves to improvise. Supposedly they all did tons of it in 4 brothers. Probably why that flick was so good!

  15. Alan
    Alan at |

    For me it has to be FMJ Lee Emery gives a master-class in improvised acting

    The story behind Gunnery Sergeant Hartman’s speech from Full Metal Jacket



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