Sometimes its hard to tell whether an actor is great at reading lines written for them or if they are creatively improvising on the spot. You don’t have to look any further because here is a list that clearly establishes who is known to be a great improvisational talent. You’ll be pleased to hear that some of your favourite actors are as genuinely talented as they appear on screen.
The television show Mork and Mindy allowed Robin Williams to show his ability to improvise wacky styles while his appearance as the genie in Disney’s Aladdin gained him huge recognition for improvising along with a plot. The man from the U.S. version of The Office, Steve Carrell came from a career in a comedy improv group and was able to use some of his skills on set.
Caddy Shack is a popular film for lovers of the genre – it’s a known fact that both Bill Murray and Chevy Chase often used improvisation throughout their scenes. Often their scenes would be over but the narrative would continue allowing them the full opportunity to improvise along with the plot – all of these ended being a part of the finished movie.
The famous Da Ali G Show introduced Sasha Baron Cohen to the entertainment world. Since then, he has come up with a number of characters which he created using different improvisational styles.
Some of the most popular comedy, in general, is based on improvised characters and scenes from real life situations. Writers often try to replicate what great improvisational actors are able to do instinctually. People in the industry who have proven their ability to improvise have grown into a successful career. These actors have improvised scenes in their work that have become unforgettable and legendary in the television and film industry: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Tina Fey or Amy Poehler are just some of these gifted artists.