16 Times Actors Played Practical Jokes On Their Co-Stars And Proved Their Pranks Are As Good As Their Performances

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    1. During the filming of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Alan Rickman (Snape), Michael Gambon (Dumbledore), and director Alfonso Cuarón pranked Daniel Radcliffe with a fart machine.

    Daniel Radcliffe is pranked with a fart machine

    Here's the full behind-the-scenes look at the moment:

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    2. Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) brought the horror of the Hunger Games right to Jennifer Lawrence's trailer while they were in the midst of the first movie's production.

    The remains of a tracker jacker victim

    3. On the set of Catching Fire, Jeffrey Wright (Beetee) was the next to prank Lawrence, with the help of a few hundred insects.

    Jeffrey Wright quote: After she won the Oscar, I went to the pet store, and found about 200 crickets

    4. And Woody Harrelson brought the grand tradition of Hunger Games practical jokes to a close when he pulled off a gory April Fools' trick while filming Mockingjay — Part Two.

    Woody Harrelson as Haymitch

    5. Early on in the production of Twilight, Jackson Rathbone (Jasper) was tricked by Edi Gathegi (Laurent) with a fake phone call from the production office.

    Jasper with his blonde hair

    6. While filming Moneyball, Brad Pitt noticed how delighted Jonah Hill was to have his very own on-set golf cart, and proceeded to mess with it for the entirety of filming, up to and including turning it into a "Wham! Mobile".

    Jonah Hill's bright pink Wham! mobile

    7. But Hill got Pitt back for the joke (even though, as a producer, Pitt was technically his boss) by doing this to his car.

    Jonah Hill paints Brad Pitt's car with arrows pointing that say "Brad Pitt"

    8. While filming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck (Batman) plastered Henry Cavill's (Superman) trailer with Batman memorabilia.

    Ben Affleck enters Cavill's trailer, which he's filled with Batman memorabilia

    Here's the full video:

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    9. During a Hot Ones interview, Aubrey Plaza (April) said that the best prank she pulled on the Parks and Recreation set involved buying a "toilet goblin" and hiding it in Adam Scott's trailer.

    the toilet goblin

    10. During Season 9 of Criminal Minds, Shemar Moore (Derek Morgan) shaved his goatee, messing up the continuity of the scenes they were filming. Naturally, the cast and crew got him back for it.

    Shemar with green dots on his face for his goatee

    Here's the full behind-the-scenes look at the joke:

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    11. During an interview with TV Guide Magazine, Misha Collins (Castiel) described Jensen Ackles (Dean) and Jared Padalecki (Sam) treating him like "a pledge at a fraternity that has a really heavy hazing ritual" throughout his early days on the show. He also retold the story of the worst prank they pulled on him in (at that time) 14 seasons.

    Castiel looking worse for wear

    12. This one didn't happen on set, but it was technically between two co-stars: Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte), of Game of Thrones fame. Harrington pulled off an April Fools' joke that was so grisly, it threatened his marriage.

    Jon snow's decapitated head in his wife's fridge

    Here's The Jonathan Ross Show interview where Harrington tells the story:

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    13. During the climatic trial sequence from Season 4 of Game of Thrones, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) broke the tension by entering the scene singing and dancing...though they may have ended up making it even tenser than before.

    Nikolaj and Peter enter a scene singing and dancing, a move that annoyed the crew

    Here's Coster-Waldau telling the story for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:

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    And here's the footage of the moment itself:

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    14. Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) got in on the GOT fun by drawing on sleeping co-star Joseph Naufahu (Khal Moro) with caramel.

    Khal Moro and Daenaerys during their first meeting

    Here's the clip:

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    15. In a scene from the 2013 comedy We're the Millers, TLC's "Waterfalls" was supposed to play, but Jason Sudeikis and the rest of the cast changed it to the Friends theme song to surprise/annoy Jennifer Aniston.

    Jennifer Anniston reacts to being pranked

    Here's a clip, which made it onto the movie's blooper reel:

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    16. Finally, while filming Star Trek Into Darkness, Benedict Cumberbatch (and other members of the cast) were tricked into wearing "neutron cream" to protect their...neutrons while filming scenes in a scientific facility.

    Benedict Cumberbatch wearing the fake neutron cream, and the statement he read aloud announcing that it was fake

    Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the practical joke:

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    Do you have a favorite story about an on-set prank? Tell us about it in the comments!