We love movie stars. We watch everything they make. We buy over-sized pictures of them. OK, we used to buy over-sized pictures of them. We even bother them to take a picture with us while they're eating lunch with their families or shopping for patio chairs at Target. They are our favorite thing. But what about the actors who aren't stars, the background music, the furniture, the extras. We ignore them because we're supposed to; they make it so easy. But there are some extras who make it impossible to ignore. Whatever they're doing catches our eye. We rewind the scene thinking, "I think I just saw something." Sometimes what we see is magical.
Some extras have become stars. Some have become legends. Sometimes it's us who make mistakes, confusing their seemingly out of place actions as something else. Remember that guy in Star Trek "The Lights of Zetar," the crewmember that looked like he was pretending to turn something, totally looking like he was just turning thin air? That's the kind of thing that catches our attention and makes this list of extras who stole the show. Well, in the case of Star Trek, that guy was actually turning a transparent plastic handle, but serves them right for choosing a see-through item for a television show.
Make no mistake though, the actual members of this list deserve to be here. They each did something that took the focus off of the main action. Basically, they did exactly what an extra should not do. Most of the time when this happens on set, they retake the shot and someone gets scolded, shunned or fired, but this list is proof that editors make mistakes, and when they do they're hilarious. Maybe they thought no one would notice or maybe they never noticed it themselves. Maybe they felt it wasn't worth it to reshoot the scene without the numbskull ruining the shot, or maybe they thought it added to the scene. In most cases, it did add to it. Maybe too much. In most cases these extras were amazing. So let's check them out, the 15 most ridiculous movie extras ever.
15 Sweeping The Air – Quantum of Solace
14 Never Stop Running – 10 Things I Hate About You
13 Horse Kick – The Last Samurai
12 Frozen Children - Everything Must Go
11 Sketchy Cat – You Only Live Twice
10 Doggy-Paddling – Mr. Nanny
9 Tired Of Fighting – Braveheart
8 The Happiest Shark Attack – Jaws
7 Chin Music - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
6 Force Kick – Return of the Jedi
5 A Simple Gunshot Premonition – North by Northwest
4 Funniest Face Kick – Enter The Dragon
3 Tall Stormtrooper – Star Wars: A New Hope
2 It's A Celebration - Teen Wolf
1 Come Hither My Love - Back to the Future III
Some say he was prophesied to lead all stray extras into the promised land. We know his name, the icon they call Daniel Evans, but he will forever be known as Verne, the audience whisperer. Just when you thought Back to the Future III and the entire franchise was ending, a new journey was set to begin. As Doc screams in Jennifer's (Elisabeth Shue) face as he so often does when he talks, his youngest son, Verne, beckons the camera and the audience to him. As our eyes and our imaginations heed his call, we quickly learn where he wants us to go, where he wants us to look. Why, it's his special place, a shocking twist. We resist at first, but his pull is magnetic. It might be that this little creep just has to pee, or maybe he is just having a laugh. Whatever it is, Verne, Daniel Evans, became a legend on that day, and we became the disciples that must share his story.
Sources: IMDB; Reddit; HollyWire
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