10 Hilarious Actor Pranks (That Went Too Far...)

Why Leonardo DiCaprio probably doesn't like sushi now...

Paramount Pictures

As an actor, you're required to be mentally and physically flexible with a healthy dose of durability thrown in there, too. Not because the job involves flipping around like an acrobat (even though sometimes it can) it's more to do with those long, gruelling days on set.

An actor’s working day can consist of spending anywhere up to 14 hours on set, 6 days a week! We know that these guys aren't exactly saving people's lives - their job doesn't require the same level of risk or dedication as say a doctor or a fireman - but have you tried spending that long outside in fake rain having to say the same line until it no longer even sounds like real words? And how about then having to wait 20 minutes between takes while the camera crew adjusts accordingly? It's hardly glamorous. That's why these professionals earn the big bucks.

That being said, actors are people first and foremost and with people come boredom and with boredom comes... pranks. We've all played the odd harmless one on a sibling or been the ill fated victim, but actors are a creative bunch and take things to another level. With enough time and commitment they can be capable of moments as savage as they are fantastic.

Sometimes though, that creativity pushed things a bit much. When does a great prank go too far?

Contributor
Contributor

Lifts rubber and metal. Watches people flip in spandex and pretends to be other individuals from time to time...