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Epic Goofs: 15 of The Best Film Bloopers of All Time

By: Matt

Making a movie is a complex endeavor with many moving parts. Not only do actors have to learn their lines, but many films have difficult choreography, complicated stunts, background action and more. What we see in the final cut took countless takes to get. Filmmakers go above and beyond to ensure the final product is flawless. However, they sometimes like to share when things don’t go right! Sometimes, they end up in the cinematic cut.

Movie Blooper gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the movie-making process. They humanize the actors and show us just how much work goes into creating the films we love. Here are 15 of the best bloopers of all time.

1. “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (2005)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin chest wax scene - 2005

Hot off his success from “The Office,” Steve Carell stared as the lovable nerdy protagonist in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” The most memorable scene is when Carell’s Andy gets a chest wax. While the practical choice would be to use special effects or makeup, Carell decided to actually get waxed!

What followed was the iconic “KELLY CLARKSON!” scream. Carell had a list of names and phrases to yell during that scene, but his look of pain and shock was genuine.

2. “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993)

Mrs. Doubtfire pie scene 1993

The late great Robin Williams starred in this comedy, donning full prosthetics to appear as an older female nanny. “Mrs. Doubtfire” has many hilarious bloopers and deleted scenes. One of the funniest is when the character puts his face into a cream pie and comes up saying, “Hello!”

What’s funny about this scene is that the lights used to illuminate the scene were so hot they melted the cream! Funnily, it caused the product to drip off his face. In pure Robin Williams fashion, he ran with it and said the line, “There you go, you’ve got your cream and your sugar,” as a dollop fell off his face.

3. “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy catch the orb blooper 2014

Here’s another great blooper that made it to the final cut. In 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” there’s a scene where Chris Pratt’s character, Peter, must catch an orb. In the script, he was supposed to catch it without any issues. However, Pratt’s natural clumsiness caused him to drop it!

He stayed in character as he fumbled with the orb, which fit the movie’s tone so well that the filmmakers kept it in.

4. “The Usual Suspects” (1995)

The Usual Suspects line up scene 1995

“The Usual Suspects” is a dramatic crime thriller with a serious tone throughout. That twist ending will forever be a part of cinematic history. However, many people remember the line-up scene most. It has a different tone to the rest of the film, and that’s because it’s one drawn-out blooper!

The actors couldn’t keep a straight face during this scene, causing them to crack jokes and laugh. Why? Reportedly, one of the actors couldn’t stop farting as they filmed!

5. “The Princess Diaries” (2001)

Anne Hathaway falls in The Princess Diaries 2001

Anne Hathaway portrays the goofy Mia Thermopolis in “The Princess Diaries.” The film has many hilarious scenes, and the filmmakers included a blooper reel at the end. However, one blooper made it into the final cut.

The scene where Mia and her best friend Lilly are discussing the main character being heir-apparent to the country of Genovia. They’re walking up and down a set of metal bleachers when Anne Hathaway falls on her butt and starts laughing. The moment was unscripted, but it fit Mia’s clumsiness perfectly.

6. “Django Unchained” (2012)

Django Unchained cuts his hand blooper 2012

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most respected actors in film today. He goes all out when filming, and there’s no better example of that than one scene in “Django Unchained.” The controversial movie has DiCaprio playing plantation owner Calvin Candie.

In one of the tensest scenes, Dicaprio gave a riveting performance at a dinner table. While acting, he cuts his hand, and real blood starts gushing. That’s not a scripted moment. But like the professional he is, DiCaprio continues his performance, and the blooper makes the cut.

7. “Liar Liar” (1997)

Liar Liar 1997

Jim Carrey is among the funniest comedic actors of our time. He’s played many great roles throughout his career, but the film “Liar Liar” holds a special place in the hearts of many. There are no single bloopers in “Liar Liar” that stand above the rest. They’re all good, and the filmmakers included a reel of several that play before the end credits!

The bloopers testify to Carrey’s comedic timing and willingness to shock his acting partners!

8. “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs hands and hips blooper 1991

“The Silence of the Lambs” is another serious film that the actors clearly enjoyed making. Not only is the iconic hissing from Anthony Hopkins improvised, but the filmmakers have released many outtakes that show how the actors had a great time filming such a grim flick.

Some of the best bloopers include Jodie Foster holding up a gun and telling her acting partner to put their hands on their hips and Anthony Hopkins having a fantastic time playing such an awful villain.

9. “Bridesmaids” (2011)

Bridesmaids 2011

You can’t go wrong pairing Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig. With a star-studded cast of female comedians, hijinks ensued during filming. The blooper reel is a laugh riot!

What’s most special about it is Melissa McCarthy’s pure, unhinged comedic acting. The blooper reel features many moments when McCarthy’s delivery was so funny that it prevented other acting partners from reciting their lines without cracking up.

10. “Step Brothers” (2008)

Step Brothers 2008

Here’s another great example of what happens when you put two comedic giants in the same film. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay play ridiculous roles in “Step Brothers.” The final cut is hilarious, and many consider it comedic perfection. As you can imagine, outtakes and bloopers are just as funny.

The bloopers include many improvised moments between the two actors. How did they get through the filming process? We’ll never know!

11. “Rush Hour 2” (2001)

Rush Hour 2 2001

The “Rush Hour” films are a great mix of comedy and action. You have an unlikely comedic duo with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Every film includes a hilarious blooper reel at the end as the credits role, and you can see just how great the chemistry between these two actors is.

From Jackie Chan struggling with his English to Chris Tucker taking unexpected phone calls mid-scene, there’s much to enjoy here. One of our favorites is Chris Tucker saying, “He ain’t gon’ be in Rush Hour 3,” as the characters watch the villain meet his demise.

12. “Star Wars: A New Hope” (1977)

Star Wars: A New Hope stormtrooper blooper 1977

The entire “Star Wars” franchise has some great bloopers. However, we couldn’t make a list of the best film bloopers without mentioning one of the most famous. This one accidentally ended up in the final cut, but the filmmakers embraced it in future re-releases.

In “A New Hope,” a Storm Trooper famously hits his head on a door as he’s walking through. It’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, but it’s one that fans love.

13. “Superbad” (2007)

Superbad 2007

“Superbad” is a comedic masterpiece that makes you fall in love with its dorky characters. With actors like Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen and Emma Stone in one film, you expect some true hilarity. The blooper reel is a great watch, and each actor flubs up in some funny way.

Some of the funniest bloopers belong to Bill Hader. The SNL alum is notorious for breaking, and his time filming “Superbad” was no different.

14. “Monsters Inc.” (2001)

Monsters Inc. 2001

It’s not just live-action films that have blooper reels! Many animated flicks from Pixar feature funny reels. These reels are impressive when you think about how much work goes into an animated movie.

Animators take time to create scenes whenever a voice actor messes up, and the results are just as memorable as the film itself!

15. “Fast & Furious 6” (2013)

Fast & Furious 6 - 2013

“Fast & Furious” is a long-running series with tons of action. At this point, the cast is like a family, and their history of working together results in some great bloopers.

One of the most famous made it into the sixth film. When Tyrese Gibson’s character Roman makes a comment about baby oil as Dwayne Johnson’s character enters the scene, Johnson shoots back with a dig about Gibson’s forehead. It was entirely improvised, creating an authentic reaction from Gibson and Ludacris.

Which Bloopers are Your Favorite?

Whether you enjoy a film or not, watching bloopers is always great. It reminds you that the actors you see on screen are real people who make mistakes. Whenever a filmmaker includes a blooper reel or published outtakes, it’s pure fan service, and we can’t get enough of them!