13 Devilish On-Set Pranks That Prove Hollywood’s Finest Are Just As Juvenile As You

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6. Steven Spielberg Pranks Harrison Ford – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

It’s not just actors who have fun punking one another. Director Steven Spielberg set up his own prank, played on Harrison Ford while filming 1984’s fantasy adventure romp Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Footage of the practical joke found in 2011 revealed Ford bound to a rock for a scene where he was going to be whipped. Unbeknownst to him – as he was facing the other way – none other than Barbra Streisand was standing in for the cast member delivering the flogging. Gleefully inflicting the lashes, Streisand said things like, “This is for all the money you’re going to make on Return of the Jedi!” Then Ford’s Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher blocked the whip, and Ford asked her, “Who’s that?” “Someone who needs you,” she responded, giving him a kiss on the lips.

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5. Jason Sudeikis and Rawson Marshall Thurber Prank Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers (2013)

A prank on the set of 2013 comedy We’re the Millers ended up in the movie’s closing credits outtake reel. While shooting a scene, Jennifer Aniston was sat in an RV with Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter – their characters in the film together posing as a family so Sudeikis’ drug dealer can get a load of marijuana across the U.S. border. The scene called for a sing-along prompted by the TLC song “Waterfalls” playing on the vehicle audio. Instead, though, the theme tune from Aniston’s former sitcom Friends, “I’ll Be There For You” by The Rembrandts, was played. This provoked a puzzled expression from the actress, who finally laughed along with the rest of the actors. Director Rawson Marshall Thurber told The Huffington Post that he concocted the practical joke with Sudeikis, revealing, “She poked me and Jason in the ribs afterward like, ‘You got me.’”

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