Top 10 Funniest Celebrity Pranks

For most of us mere mortals, a prank on one of our buddies involves something pretty basic and low budget (plastic wrap on the toilet seat, anyone?). But when you have mega bucks and mega star power, it must be tempting to take things up a notch. Or several notches, as the case seems to be.

These ten celebrities took pranking to a whole new level, whether that be looping in an audience of millions, duping paparazzi, or conspiring with a film crew. At least we can all live vicariously through their hilarious shenanigans (and, for once, be glad that we're not BFF with a celeb so we're unlikely to be on the receiving end of one of these doozies). Here are ten of the funniest celebrity pranks.

10 Jimmy Kimmel vs. Matt Damon


We start off with the prank that just won't quit. For years, Jimmy Kimmel ended his show by pretending that he ran out of time for a segment with Matt Damon and had to bump him from the show. He'd apologize for the bump, and, of course, never actually have Damon on the show.

9 Ashton Kutcher Punks Kanye West

Thanks to his former show Punk'd, Ashton Kutcher has pranked more than his fair share of celebrities. The "Justin Timberlake cries when his stuff gets repossessed" incident is arguably the most famous Punk'd prank, but for our money, it's hard to beat the time Kutcher shut down one of Kanye West's video shoots.

8 Joel McHale hacks Ryan Seacrest


7 Jennifer Lawrence and the little blue box

6 Tom Brady pulls an April Fool's joke on Patriots fans


For diehard Patriots fan, no image could possibly be more horrifying than the site of quarterback Tom Brady in a full body cast. For one April Fool's day, that's exactly what they got. Brady posted the hilariously photoshopped image on Facebook, accompanied by a caption claiming that a pick-up basketball game against Michael Jordan in the Bahamas had gone terribly wrong.

5 Daniel Radcliffe gives the paparazzi dèja vu


4 Seann William Scott secretly messes with costar's wardrobe


3 Taylor Swift rushes the stage at a Keith Urban concert

2 Brad Pitt convinces film crew to walk on eggshells around George Clooney


We've all heard stories of movie stars acting like total divas on set. From outrageous demands to taking themselves far too seriously, men and women alike develop reputations for being incredibly difficult to work with. George Clooney doesn't really have that type of reputation, but Brad Pitt went out of his way to change that.

While filming a chapter of the Ocean's Eleven franchise in Italy, Brad Pitt secretly distributed a note to the local film crew, ostensibly on behalf of Clooney. It was even written in Italian. The note explained that Clooney demanded certain treatment on set, including never making direct eye contact with him and never bothering him unless it was extremely urgent. It also stated that Clooney felt that his role as Danny Ocean was exceptionally difficult and required him to focus so much that he required being addressed as "Mr. Ocean" at all times.

1 George Clooney tricks paparazzi by throwing a fake wedding for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie


George Clooney may have been on the receiving end of a few of Brad Pitt's shenanigans, but Clooney himself is arguably the master of celebrity pranks — many of them aimed at Pitt. Clooney has pulled off some doozies, but perhaps none more elaborate and hilariously devious than the time he convinced the paparazzi that he was hosting a wedding for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at his luxurious Italian compound in Lake Como.

He leaked word to the press and even went so far as to set up some high-top tables around his property to make it look like a wedding would be taking place soon. This was early in the Pitt-Jolie relationship, and the press went nuts.

The first clue that this was a prank should have been that the supposed nuptials were taking place in February. Lake Como is a summer getaway in every sense, and is reportedly rather unpleasant (rainy and cold) in February. But the paparazzi were fooled anyway. Clooney confessed that, for two weeks straight, "hundreds and hundreds" of paparazzi swarmed his chilly compound waiting for the big event — which, of course, never happened. (At least, not at Lake Como.)

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