Nearly every film features scene-fillers who are there to be crowd members or other bystanders to the action. And while the viewer isn’t really supposed to notice them, occasionally one of those actors decides to leave their mark – and hilariously steals the show. Here are 20 of these bit-part legends who weren’t satisfied with simply blending into the background.
20. An underpowered ape
Planet of the Apes was a huge hit upon its release in 1968. In fact, the story of astronauts stranded on a curious version of Earth that’s ruled by apes made a splash both at the box office and with critics. In the sci-fi flick, Charlton Heston stars as George Taylor, who suffers many trials – not least a pounding by a pack of apes, who hurl whatever they have to hand at him.
And the apes – played by a mixture of stars of the film and extras – are quite enthusiastic as they pelt Heston. Except, that is, for one of the simians, who seems somewhat unhappy to have to make up the numbers. How so? Because she throws what looks like a rock so limply that it doesn’t even reach the cowering human.