Some of the most iconic movie lines in history weren’t actually in the screenplay. Instead they were ad-libbed by the actor or actress and ended up becoming one of the most memorable things about the movie. Many of these unscripted lines, however, aren’t common knowledge, so check out these 7 iconic movie lines that you didn’t know were improvised:
7. A Few Good Men
One of the most iconic moments in A Few Good Men was improvised. When Jack Nicholson’s character Colonel Jessup tells Tom Cruise’s character Lieutenant Kaffee that he “can’t handle the truth,” that line was ad-libbed. Nicholson was supposed to say, “You already have the truth,” but he trimmed it down and it ended up being way more effective and more memorable!