Caught in the act! Hilarious snaps reveal how extras almost ruin big movie scenes – including a soldier laughing during a Nazi bombing in Saving Private Ryan and an accidental flash in Teen Wolf
- Epiq Life, Supposedly US Based, Revealed When Extras Nearly Ruin Movies
- This was due to laughing in emotional moments or grinning in serious scenes
- In another example, a restaurant, seemingly trying not to look directly into the camera, appeared frozen when he sat behind Robert De Niro in Goodfellas
It’s hard to break into show business, so it’s no wonder some extras try to steal the spotlight.
And even without wanting to, some actors can’t help but grab the viewers’ attention, despite only being in the background of a scene.
Now the US based website Epiq life revealed the moments when extras almost ruin movies, thanks to their laughter in emotional segments or because of grins in serious scenes.
In another example, a restaurant, seemingly trying not to look directly into the camera, appeared frozen when he sat behind Robert De Niro in Goodfellas (1990).
Eagle-eyed viewers spotted something very peculiar during the first trailer for Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated 2016 Dunkirk. An extra (circled) beneath a sea of 1,500 supporting performers broke his character when he was seen grinning as the rest recoil in terror at the sound of incoming. German bombers flying overhead in the 56-second preview
In a touching scene in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, when the character Arwen is presented to Aragorn as his queen shortly after he is crowned King of Gondor, a guard (pictured) in the background can’t help it. that smile instead of portraying a serious face
Star Trek Into Darkness also had a laughing extra in a terrifying scene, with this actor (pictured) grinning as two huge spacecraft crash into his city
In another example, a restaurant, seemingly trying not to look directly into the camera, appeared frozen when he sat behind Robert De Niro in Goodfellas (1990), pictured
In Teen Wolf, an extra (circled) exposed a little more than they intended when they accidentally appeared on camera with their jeans unzipped
In the original Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder as the candy maker, a little girl was nearly hit by a shopkeeper lifting a hatch.
While fear affects everyone differently, with some people freezing and others springing into action – it’s unlikely many beachgoers would smile when notified of a killer shark in the waters, but an extra (circled) in Jaws did just that Which
Overacting: An extra almost got the spotlight from the famous Nicole Kidman when he enthusiastically pointed to Val Kilmer’s Batman, who just broke through the ceiling in full costume in Batman Forever
A student (pictured) in Enter the Dragon is spotted smiling surrounded by stone-faced classmates during a Bruce Lee fight
It’s thought that this broom-wielding extra in Quantum Of Solace was told to lightly glide his brush on the ground so as not to make too much noise while ‘sweeping’, but he missed at a distance and instead raises his tool too high above the ground. sidewalk
Ghostbusters had an extremely enthusiastic extra, which was depicted jumping up and down and grinning before the final fight against villain Gozer
In 10 Things I Hate About You, an extra, standing in the crowd of girls (pictured top), is tasked with getting help for her injured coach, but she’s seen walking casually across the field until the end of the scene. (photo below left, in the background)