5 Celebrities Who Are Notorious For Being Pranksters On Set

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The rise to fame can tend to be a very serious stuff, as everyone’s reputations are ta stake and security concerns must be addressed. Then there are certain celebrities that don’t give a damn about anything! Here’s a list of 5 celebrities who have a reputation for being pranksters on set:


1. George Clooney

American actor, filmmaker, and one of the best pranksters on set: George Clooney.
American actor, filmmaker, and prankster: George Clooney.

George Clooney is the one of the champion pranksters on set, as he’s established in a variety of ways over the years. His pranks include duping two of his ER coworkers into doing something humiliating, staging a lavish faux wedding for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and convincing a buddy that his pet was constipated.

2. Jimmy Fallon

Ultimate TV prankster: Jimmy Fallon.
Ultimate TV prankster: Jimmy Fallon.

Apart from his late-night program filled of games and pieces that routinely embarrass his celebrity guests, Fallon deserves a place as the collector of prankdom on this list. In 2015, using the #BestPrankEver hashtag on Twitter, he set out to uncover the world’s top pranksters and shared their devious jokes worldwide. Smartphone keyboard shortcuts that turned the word “no” to become the full Gettysburg Address and spiking mouthwash with green food coloring to make some gorgeous pearly greens were among the most outstanding pranks.


3. Emilia Clarke and Sam Clafin

Known for being pranksters on set: Emilia Clarke & Sam Clafin.
Known for being pranksters on set: Emilia Clarke & Sam Clafin.

As you may have realized, payback pranks may be even better than the initial prank, as proved by Me Before You costars Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke‘s. In 2015, Clarke began their prank war by putting fish in Claflin’s socks on set. Claflin then got back to her. The actor told People, “I stole all of her furniture from her dressing room and shoved it in mine, which I thought was pretty special.” The two of them  brought it to a whole new level.

4. Brad Pitt

one of the biggest pranksters on set: brad Pitt
Bloodied Brad Pitt filming with Joey King.

When they were shooting for Oceans Eleven, Brad Pitt managed to get through to George Clooney. Brad issued a memo to the crew, requesting that they not interrupt George or even look at him. And if they did need to address George, they were simply to refer to him as Daniel or Mr. Ocean, allowing him to play the character and focus. This carried on for weeks, and George became increasingly agitated, much to Brad’s satisfaction.

5. Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck, one of the biggest pranksters on set, at the set of Batman
From the set of Batman: Ben Affleck.

It’s safe to assume that Batman and Superman need to ease up now and then. Or in the very minimum, the leading characters do. When Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill filmed Batman v Superman in 2016, Affleck stuffed Batman action figures and collectibles into Cavill’s trailer. “Henry, I’m flattered,” Affleck captioned a clip of his handiwork on Facebook. “I didn’t know you were such a fan!”


Written by Alfeeya Pathan

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