We all love a good photobomb. No matter who you are, it’s a hilarious pleasure to see an unintended subject leaping into the frame of a picture. This is just as true for the most famous among us!
We found no shortage of celebrity photobombs out there on the internet. From candid shots at home to red carpet shenanigans, celebrities are just as happy as the rest of us to ruin somebody else’s photo opportunity. We cultivated the best that we found and gathered them here for your viewing pleasure.
48. Zooey Deschanel
For our first photobomb, we chose this fantastic shot of Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of ABC’s Modern Family, getting the ol’ rabbit ears from fellow sitcom star Zooey Deschanel. Zooey has always been known for being adorkable, and this shot proves it all over again.
47. Robert Pattinson
When obliging a photo opportunity with some fans while out on the town, Twilight star Robert Pattinson decided to have a little bit of fun. Instead of posing like a normal adult human, he’s squatting between their legs, like a spooky toddler. We’re actually kind of proud of him.
46. Nicolas Cage
When you’re out grocery shopping with your new baby and you see Nicolas Cage, you take a picture with him. If you’re trying to be sneaky about it, Nicolas Cage just might do the honor of a photobombing. Our only question is, why does Cage have two pairs of sunglasses on?
Apparently something smells rotten in the recording studio, because that’s the best “ew” face we’ve ever seen, courtesy of HOVA himself, Jay-Z. Maybe Robin Thicke ate too many burritos, or his production pantomime isn’t going over well; either way, it’s worth it!
44. Neil Patrick Harris
This one is a stone cold photobomb classic: everyone’s favorite showman Neil Patrick Harris swoops in to bomb the stuffing out of power couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s selfie. The gorgeous couple is, of course, unflappable even in the face of NPH!
43. Lady Gaga
While Katy Perry stands to attention, pointing off camera with confidence, we see a glimmer of menace on the edge of the red carpet. What or who is it? A demon? No! It’s Lady Gaga, rocking a top notch creep game beneath a huge bob haircut. Everything about this is great.
42. Leonardo DiCaprio
Our first Creeper Award™ goes to Leonardo DiCaprio for floating up behind this intimate selfie taken by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Naomi Campbell. Look, we know the dude is a great artist and rich as all get out, but he needs an intervention on the hair situation.
41. Taye Diggs
With his latest role, as the titular transgendered singer in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, Taye Diggs has truly shown his range as an actor and performer. With this latest picture, he’s showing just how far he can stick his tongue out. We’re not sure which we should be more impressed with, to be honest!
40. Johnny Depp
Ever since their first magical pairing on Edward Scissorhands, Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton have been the closest of friends. These two weirdos belong together, as anyone who’s seen them interact can attest. When it comes to a traditional red carpet walk, would we expect anything less than a creepy fedora and cheshire grin?
39. Darren Criss
At first, Lea Michelle seems perturbed about this high octane photobomb from Glee costar Darren Criss, but by the third panel, she’s clearly not mad. The dude looks like he’s having way too much fun to ruin her day anyway!
38. Josh Duhamel
Like any married couple in love, Josh Duhamel and wife Fergie can have some real fun taking selfies. While the international superstar singer is making a sexy pose for the camera, her husband brings his best “o” face in the background. We think these guys make for an awesome team.
37. Joe Jonas’ Finger
When his brother Kevin tried to get a candid shot with his wife Danielle, Joe Jonas decided to add his own special element to the photo; specifically, he flipped the bird to the happy couple! We’re guessing this was taken in stride, as we never read about a Jonas family brawl.
36. Bryant Gumbel
When his wife, Hilary Quinlan, was having her photo taken at a charity event, Bryant Gumbel simply couldn’t resist a nice, cheeky photobomb. While this funny maneuver neatly undercuts the seriousness of the event, his adoring smile says all we need to know about the pair.
35. Nick Jonas
While Olivia Culpo and a friend were trying to get a nice close-up selfie outdoors, Nick Jonas decided to pop up right in the with a cheeky grin. We’re not sure what it is with photobombs and Jonas brothers, but they do it very well!
This is what happens when Steven Spielberg, Jessica Seinfeld, and Jerry Seinfeld try to get a photo taken in the same room as George Clooney. The actor has long been known for hamming it up, but here he gives us his signature bewildered look, popping up behind the famous trio.
33. Kelly Clarkson
There’s a reason that everyone loves Kelly Clarkson! Portia De Rossi and wife Ellen DeGeneres can’t escape her unflappable sunny demeanor, even when it comes by surprise. The best part of this picture is how utterly clueless the couple is to their photo’s interloper.
32. Jared Leto, Part 1
Some of us have been fans since his iconic turn as Jordan Catalano on My So Called Life, but Jared Leto is making new ones every day. Case in point: this awesome photobomb starring Ireland Baldwin, Kevin Spacey, and Leto’s wide open mouth in the top corner.
31. Michael Strahan
After winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her first major film role, Lupita Nyong’o was just trying to take a nice selfie with some friends. Fortunately for the rest of us, Michael Strahan was there to photobomb the heck out of them! The imposing former NFL star basically towers above the ladies, with his signature grin informing us that he knows exactly what he’s doing.
30. Taylor Swift
Normally the subject of any photo she’s in, Taylor Swift decided to leap into view when her friend, Victoria’s Secret model Karlee Kloss, was having her picture taken at a pre-Oscars event. We don’t think she’s trying to hog the limelight so much as play a joke on a good pal. In other words: don’t hate on Taylor!
29. Kourtney Kardashian
While not everyone is a fan of the Kardashian clan, we’ve at least got to admit the family shows their love in often fun and playful ways. Here we see Kourtney Kardashian photobombing her sister Khloe’s self-serious selfie, tweaking the image with just the right amount of silliness.
28. Jaden Smith
Here’s another piece of evidence in the case for Jaden Smith as King of the Weirdos. Aside from his brilliantly off-kilter Twitter account, he’s also known for appearing in a white Batman outfit around town and at his own Prom. We’re not sure where this is, but Kourney Kardashian and a friend certainly couldn’t escape an appearance!
27. Gisele and Tom Brady
If this weren’t absolutely stunning actress Anne Hathaway, we’d be worried about her being upstaged by her duo of photobombers: equally attractive couple Gisele and Tom Brady! The glamorous pair almost manage to upstage the Dark Knight Rises actress, but we think her unique dress still steals the show.
26. Karlie Kloss
So we’ve already seen Karlie Kloss getting photobombed by a certain best friend named Taylor Swift; now she’s doing the honors herself for fellow Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio! We can’t deny that the gorgeous pair knows how to add a flash of humor to a sexy shoot.
25. Kris Jenner
There’s nothing quite like the exquisite embarrassment of being photobombed by your mom. Kylie Jenner is enjoying it here, along with pal Kendra Wilkinson, as Kris Jenner bursts out between the pair with a giant wise cracking grin plastered on her face. She’s even dropping the peace sign for good measure!
24. Chris Hardwick
One man geek army Chris Hardwick is seen here photobombing one of the only possibly-geekier people on earth: Adam Savage, co-host of Mythbusters. In this epic nerd showdown, Savage looks unflappable in his mountie hat, while Hardwick does his best to look more than a little unhinged. We all win.
23. Paul Giamatti
At a 2005 awards ceremony, celebrating their recent film Sideways, Sandra Oh and Thomas Hayden Church were sharing a warm embrace when co-star Paul Giamatti leapt between with his trademark wild grimace. There’s really no other way to say it: he’s the life of this photo, and a testament to the power of photobombing!
22. Jennifer Lawrence, Part 1
Running up behind Sarah Jessica Parker on the red carpet, Jennifer Lawrence shows us that she really is that wild and carefree in real life. The famously unfussy actress has been known to prank friends and coworkers alike, so Parker might not have been as surprised as we’d imagine.
21. Cara Delevingne
Here’s another red carpet sneak attack, courtesy of up and coming starlet Cara Delevingne! Popping up behind fellow British actress Sienna Miller, we see her tongue sticking improbably far out of her face, a feat that’s easily outdone by those fabulously on fleek eyebrows.
20. Joe Jonas, whole face
As young pop stars Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are seen at the Teen Choice awards in a fairly standard audience reaction shot, Nick’s brother Joe appears wildly mugging for the camera, dead center. With his photobombing track record, we’re thinking we could write an entire article about Joe!
19. Steve Doocy and Clayton Morris
When she visited the Fox & Friends set, singer Rita Ora was prepared for the usual light chatter and some attention from the camera, but she certainly didn’t expect the usually buttoned-up hosts of the show to come flying out for a bit of cheeky nonsense in the background of her photo!
18. Anthony Anderson
On the red carpet at the People’s Choice awards, Entourage star (and occasional rocker) Adrian Grenier was trying to innocently pose for a standard photo op with the press when Blackish star Anthony Anderson swooped by for a deadpan photobombing.
17. Kristen Bell
Holy Veronica Mars! This is one of our favorites, because the famously petite Kristen Bell managed to pop up and photobomb thish picture of Adam Sandler, Olivia Munn, and Anthony Anderson. The latter was, presumably, getting a taste of his own medicine – notice it’s the same suit, same night as the prior picture!
16. Benedict Cumberbatch
This photobomb is a classic example of the genre, tweaking the self-serious rock group U2 with a flash appearance by Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch. We love anyone who grabs the opportunity to take a little wind out of the Irish rockstars’ sails, doubly so when it’s our favorite British detective!
15. Jamie Chung
At the iconic New York fashion Week, we see Jamie Chung photobombing an entire runway’s worth of models, and we love it. With her giant smile and hand outstretched in a peace sign, it’s a relatively impressive feat.
14. Chris Rock
Yep, this sure is Chris Rock doing a mock double take toward Rihanna’s derrier, to the enjoyment of all. As a comedian, he’s got the hilarious look down, so much so that we wouldn’t be surprised if his wife wasn’t as amused as we are! For her part, Rihanna seems to be taking it in stride.
13. Dave Grohl
Notorious sweetheart couple Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey are practically a picture of good old wholesome fun. This is exactly why it was awesome when Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl burst into their red carpet picture for a mock-sinister photobomb.
12. Dustin Hoffman and Jack Black
Here’s a perfect double-team photobomb effort, seeing Dustin Hoffman and Jack Black pop up behind a table while Angelina Jolie smiles for a press photo. The legendary Hoffman and funnyman Black seem to be wearing their personalities on their faces: deadpan hilarious at left, mugging in surprise on the right.
11. Nathan Fillion
So, who doesn’t love Nathan Fillion? We sure hope you aren’t raising your hand! This guy is a national treasure, so when he wants to photobomb the director of his latest film, James Gunn, along with star Ellen Page, all we can do is cheer him on!
10. Jared Leto, Part 2
Here’s Jared Leto again, in fine form after winning his first Oscar, photobombing the absolute crap out of an unflappable Anne Hathaway. This is Hathaway’s second entry on our list as a photobombing victim; we’re beginning to think she likes it. At the very least, her beautiful smile and friendly attitude seem to forgive the prank!
9. Lupita Nyong’o
Earlier, we showed you the freshly minted Oscar winner getting photobombed herself; now it’s Lupita Nyong’o’s turn to do the same to her fellow award winning actors. Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, best friends after costarring in Dallas Buyers Club, seem more than happy to welcome her to their exclusive club.
8. Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda has been one of our favorites for a long time now, for her acting, her unshakeable looks, and her political conviciton. Even more, she’s well known as a fun-loving, thoughtful person in real life. This probably explains her epic photobomb of pals Carly Simon and Melanie Griffith.
7. Johnny Knoxville
We’re now getting into the very best photobombs out there. With this image, we see Jackass‘ Johnny Knoxville dropping an epic photobomb on the demure Jessica Alba. She looks a little freaked out, to be honest, and we don’t blame her; Knoxville is rocking some grade-A creepitude here!
6. Taylor Schilling
Poor Kevin Hart! Sure, he’s one of the funniest men alive, currently enjoying a hot streak in a string of hit movies and standup specials, but the guy can’t seem to get a break when it comes to his height situation! Inadvertently photobombing this red carpet shot, Orange Is The New Black star Taylor Schilling positively towers over Hart; his nervous expression says all we need to know.
5. Daniel Craig’s Mustache
So this is it: Daniel Craig, current James Bond and suave heartthrob to millions of people, wins the creepy photobomb award forever. It’s one thing to pop up, sweaty and red in the background of anyone’s photo; adding a Reynolds-level mustache takes it out of the park!
4. Zack Braff
When this couple was having a unique, romantic wedding day photoshoot in Times Square, New York, they likely knew there might be logistical challenges and unforeseen background appearances. However, we guess they weren’t expecting a huge smile from a passing Zach Braff, adding his signature goofiness to one of the best photobombs we’ve ever seen.
3. Jennifer Lawrence, Part 2
Remember Jennifer Lawrence sneaking up on Sarah Jessica Parker earlier? Well she’s at it again, this time roaring up the red carpet behind an unaware Taylor Swift. There’s something about the gleefully maniacal look on her face that just makes us happy that she’s in the world.
2. Justin Bieber
We love everything about this picture. Russell Brand and Katy Perry already make for a nice odd couple celebrity pairing, his glam looks clashing with her bubblegum pop persona, but there’s.. something between them. It’s Justin Bieber, rocking an A+ creep game! We’ve never been more happy to see the kid.
1. President Bill Clinton
Yes, that’s the former leader of the free world, photobombing America’s sweetheart, Kelly Clarkson. We all knew president Bill Clinton loved to have fun (ahem) and he’s just generally seemed like a playful dude, so it’s not all that surprising. Still, this was just too awesome to handle right now, so it takes the top spot.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our collection of wonderfully random celebrity photobombs, proving that famous folks are just as prone to pranking their friends as the rest of us. Sometimes creepy, always funny, photobombs are practically a national currency.