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Greatest Unscripted Movie Moments

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The 'Pretty Woman' Laugh

When Richard Gere playfully snaps the jewelry box closed as Julia Roberts reaches for her extravagant new necklace, the actress lets out one of the most famous laughs in movie history. As it turns out, the laugh was born of legitimate amusement and surprise, because Gere's playful action was completely unscripted.

"We did three or four takes. She says, 'Oh, it's wonderful.' She's so excited," Gere recently told TODAY of the original version of the scene. "Garry [Marshall] says, 'Snap it as soon as she reaches for it.'"

"I do gag reel stuff," Marshall added. "So he snapped it, but she laughed so well that people said to leave it in the movie."—David Onda (Photo: Touchstone)

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