The Best Improvised And Unscripted Moments In The 'Lord of the Rings' Movies

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Vote up the most impressive improvised moments.

All three Lord of the Rings movies were shot concurrently over the course of 438 filming days. It was a massive, epic undertaking - one that involved the beautiful natural landscapes of New Zealand, thousands of extras and costumes, and the supreme dedication of its cast. While it might seem like this would require a well-oiled machine, there was actually quite a bit of winging it on set. Some of the most iconic moments from LOTR were actually improvised, or at the very least unscripted. Gandalf hitting his head in Bilbo's hobbit hole was a bit of spontaneous humor concocted by Ian McKellen. Aragorn's masterful swordsmanship in the final battle of Fellowship of the Ring was a testament to Viggo Mortensen's skill with the blade. Even the beloved and often-memed scene where Boromir delivers a passionate speech about Mordor is partially the result of Sean Bean not having time to study his lines.

If you're a fan of Middle Earth and want a peek behind the scenes, check out this list of improvised and unscripted moments from the Lord of the Rings franchise. Make sure to vote up your favorites.