Did you spot the bad extra in James Bond?

11 movie extras who don’t really know what they’re doing

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    There’s something brilliantly funny about a bad movie extra. When Hollywood’s poorly paid underdogs occasionally and unintentionally grab the limelight for a split-second, it’s almost always down to a mistake of some sort – a bumped head, a bad camera angle or a dog being inexplicably tossed into a river (see point number 5 for more details).

    And though wayward extras might be a director’s worst nightmare, they’re pretty hilarious for the rest of us. Here are the 11 best movie extra fails.

    1) This storm trooper bumping his head in Star Wars
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja4v-qiFvBg

    2) This guy sweeping the air in James Bond: Quantum of Solace

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    You had one job.

    3) The chap who falls to the ground without actually being hit in The Dark Knight Rises (circled)

    The classic ‘air punch’

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    4) This over-acting extra in Coach Carter

    Can you spot who we’re talking about?

    Everyone else pretty miffed about the game being cancelled, but this guy is ‘shaking fist’ livid:

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    5) Someone throwing a dog in the ocean for absolutely no reason in Mr Nanny (1.15) 

    Why is the dog being thrown into the ocean? No-one knows:

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    6) This kid blocking his ears BEFORE the gun goes off in North By Northwest

    Gave the game away a bit there buddy…

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    7) The frozen children in the background of Everything Must Go 

    ‘Just act natural guys – and also stay totally still’

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    8) This ape from Planet of the Apes with the most lacklustre throw ever

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    ‘Yeah I’m kind of over this scene now if I’m honest’

    9) This woman talking to no-one at all in The Room

    Dude, there’s no-one there…

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    10) This chap who falls over without being touched in Star Wars

     

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    Though admittedly this could just be a ‘force’ thing

    11) And this cat, who surely never worked again

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    ‘Ah Mr Bond, I’ve been expect-arrrgh’

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