That Time The Usual Suspects Tried To Make Gabriel Byrne Laugh During The Lineup Scene

The whole concept for The Usual Suspects started with an image of five guys in a lineup. The scene is the film’s most iconic visual, but the real-life story behind it is more hilarious than it appears on the big screen. According to a DVD interview, the laughter that ensues during the lineup was spurred by Benicio del Toro’s “flatulence.” Everyone broke face. The actors tried to up the ante by taunting the normally serious Gabriel Byrne in an attempt to make him laugh. Director Bryan Singer was aggravated, but quickly realized that the antics truly completed the scene, and he left the, uh, smelly improvisation in the film.

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