Pictures of celebrities typically show them all dolled-up on the red carpet. We don’t really see them acting goofy, like “normal people.” But there are times they surprise us, by photobombing regular folks on the streets or even their fellow co-stars during premieres.
From Michael Cera doing Michael Cera things to Jennifer Lawrence looking like she’s about to take out Taylor Swift during one of her interviews, these photobombs show that some celebrities have playful attitudes when it comes to fans and friends.
Jim Isn’t Amused These Guys Have Better Seats Than He Does
It must get boring for actors who have fans take “discreet selfies” in front of them at events. All John Krasinski wants to do is watch the Red Sox, but these two jokers have other plans.
Thankfully, Krasinski is well-versed in the art of Jim from The Office‘s deadpan face. So, now the picture just looks like the actor is a bit upset that the two men have better seats than he does at the ball game.
“I’ll Be Back To Photobomb Your Family Photo”
Can’t you just imagine Arnold Schwarzenegger riding past this family on his bike and saying, “I’ll be back to photobomb your family picture in a second.” Then, out of nowhere, he makes an incredible u-turn, kicking up dust, and riding back only to park himself directly in front of everyone.
Well, at least he made good on his promise, and this family will now have a great story to tell their friends. And with proof, to boot!
Nothing To See Here, Just Aquaman Sneaking By
If we were this groom, we would have been so afraid after seeing this picture. Just imagine, you’re in the middle of taking pictures with your new bride and have no idea that Aquaman is sneaking by in the background.
One: he so could have grabbed the bride, and she probably wouldn’t have put up much of a fight. And two, he has a pointy trident! That weapon is no joke and could leave a serious mark on their nice clothing.
Steven Tyler Was Just Trying To Tell This Lady To “Dream On”
Is it just us, or does the lead singer of Aerosmith look like he’s about to drop some knowledge on this lady? She’s just standing there, giving a great big smile for the camera, and here’s Steven Tyler, looking like he’s about to explain exactly what the lyrics of “Dream On” mean.
Don’t get us wrong, she’s super lucky to have a star as big as Tyler photobomb her picture. But did he have to look like he’s about to start a five-hour-long lecture?
Even Her Royal Highness Likes To Photobomb!
Who says Queens can’t have fun? Well, maybe nobody, and we’re just over here making a huge stereotype. But Queen Elizabeth is no stereotype, as seen in this picture! She had no issue smiling and photobombing these two young girls’ photo.
And, look at that, she even had the decency to match their green attire! If the color coordination doesn’t say “regal,” we don’t know what does. We bet she wouldn’t have photobombed if they were wearing something that clashed with her outfit.
The Boss Showing This Selfie-Taker Who’s Boss
It’s pretty rare to get a good photo of a celebrity during a performance. They’re moving around, playing the crowd, and whatnot. But this girl had the right idea when she saw Bruce Springsteen close to her seat: take a selfie and hope he sees.
Well, she took a gamble, and it paid off! The Boss noticed and even made sure she knew that he knew that she wanted him to photobomb her concert selfie. Way to show who’s boss, Boss.
Hopefully, The Rock Didn’t Call This Fan A Jabroni!
We wonder what it’s like to see a massive human being walk down the sidewalk, only to realize its none other than The Rock. Obviously, for this fan, it was the moment he’s been waiting for.
There’s no doubt in our mind that The Rock knew exactly what this fan was cooking up: a selfie. So, he followed suit with an epic, and yet intimidating, photobomb. Hopefully, he didn’t call the fan a “jabroni” under his breath afterward, though!
When Your Number One Fan Has No Idea
This little old lady is having a wonderful day, walking her bike across a bridge. Little does she know that one of her all-time favorite guitarists, Slash, is standing right behind her.
We’d really like to know who took this picture since it’s clearly for Slash’s sake and not the lady who’s wearing his face and name on the front of her t-shirt. We can only hope that he introduced himself right afterward!
Michael Cera Just Doing Michael Cera Things
We highly doubt this was an actual photobomb. There is literally nothing of value behind this girl to warrant taking a selfie. Well, nothing, aside from the actor Michael Cera.
Nothing like taking a perfectly timed selfie to include him in the frame! Of course, Michael Cera did the most Michael Cera thing possible. He just stood there, with a tiny closed-lip smile on his face, looking like he’s on the set of Juno.
Prince Harry Gave Two Thumbs Up To The Rugby Officials
The Queen isn’t the only royal in the family who likes to have a good time and photobomb unsuspecting people. Here, Prince Harry decided to give the rugby officials at the 2014 Commonwealth Games two thumbs way, way up!
Not to mention he opted for a particularly goofy face instead of a princely smile. Honestly, we like him all the better for it. There are too many serious photos of the man floating around in the ether.
Barney Said Crashing Engagement Shoots Is In The Playbook
Jason Segel was taking a page out of Barney’s How I Met Your Mother bro playbook when he decided to photobomb this lovely couple’s engagement photoshoot. Thankfully, they look overly happy, but that might be because they’re starting the next chapter of their life together.
Segel, on the other hand, looks ridiculously uncomfortable being there. Well, Jason, that emotion is what happens when you decide to crash someone’s photoshoot! At least it makes for a good picture.
If You Have The Opportunity, You Photobomb Angelina Jolie
We have to give props to Dustin Hoffman and Jack Black. They saw an amazing opportunity and they ran with it, photobombing their Kung-Fu Panda co-star Angelina Jolie during a press event.
And, as they are both two very well-known goofballs, of course they have to make their photobomb as awkward as possible. Could they have shown their entire bodies? Sure. Did they? Absolutely not! They opted just to show their creepy little heads over the ledge. How they got to the other side of the barrier is a whole other mystery.
A Girl Must Know How And When To Photobomb
To be considered a seasoned actress, a girl must first learn how to photobomb correctly. While the picture might be a bit blurry, that is definitely Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams standing in the background of someone’s picture.
We’re not quite sure if this guy knew she was there, considering how dark the picture is. If not, he was probably in for the surprise of his life when he saw the picture later.
Harry: The Prince You Can’t Take Anywhere
Apparently, you can’t take Prince Harry anywhere in public. First, it was the rugby officials at the Commonwealth Games, and now its this poor and unsuspecting couple. Come on, Harry; they’re just trying to have a lovely date night, even if it is on the same side of the table.
Okay, that’s strange, and might warrant a ridiculous photobomb by the royal. At least he’s making a funny face again, you know, for consistency’s sake.
Jake Gyllenhaal Hopes Their Date Is Going Well
These two seem like they’re on a very lovely date. It’d be a shame if someone photobombed their Instagram-worthy picture. Oh, wait. Jake Gyllenhall is being discreet in his own way, probably wondering how their date is going and if they’ll recognize him in the picture later.
Yes, Jake, they will know who you are. You are a very popular actor, after all. Or maybe he’s just wondering what it’s like to be on a date since he looks to be dining alone!
Just Two Actors Who Are Jealous Their Co-Star Was Asked For A Pic
As you can see, Arrested Development co-stars Michael Cera and Alia Shawkat don’t look overly amused that this fan asked David Cross for a picture and not them. As a result, they decided to be utterly creepy and stand in the background of an otherwise nice picture.
Can’t say we blame them; they are two of the show’s stars, after all. Even so, this picture is way better than having three with each individual actor. At least there’s a story behind it!
Jon Hamm Creeping On His TV Family
When it comes to families, siblings and parents tend to take any chance they have to embarrass one another. And it doesn’t even have to be a “real family.” Check out Jon Hamm of Mad Men, for instance.
He went right ahead and photobombed his work family. And, in our option, he makes the picture way better. Not to say these two actresses don’t look beautiful on their own. But the creepy, wide-eyed Hamm brings an entirely new dynamic to the photo.
Hey, Guy, Something’s Popping Out Of Your Neck
Nothing like touring the headquarters of Microsoft only to take a blurry selfie. We highly doubt the man who took this photo knew the founder of the entire company was right behind him, looking like a growth coming out of his neck!
Yes, Bill Gates looks overly amused to be caught on camera. Too bad the guy won’t notice his luck until he gets home. We can only hope someone else on the tour told him so at least he could say hi to Gates!
“It’s Gonna Be Me, Justin Timberlake, Photobombing Your Pic.”
When it comes to concerts, we’d be surprised if celebrities knew where anyone in the crowd is located. With all the lights and commotion, they probably don’t have a lot of sense to “take pictures with the audience.”
Well, insert Justin Timberlake, and you have a whole new level of celebrity. He took the time to say, “It’s gonna be me, Justin Timberlake, photobombing your picture.” Because if he didn’t, it would have been a missed opportunity.
What Made Them Want To “Break Bad” At Coachella?
These two festival-goers were most likely just trying to take a nice picture in their funky sunglasses. Because why else would they buy bright orange and electric blue sunglasses if not to take pictures at a festival?
Well, these two probably had no clue that Breaking Bad alum Aaron Paul was going to give them two thumbs way up in the back of their picture. We wonder if they noticed his photobomb right away or if it took until they got home.
J-Law Going In For The T-Swift K-O
We almost feel bad for Taylor Swift in this picture. It looks like Jennifer Lawrence is on the warpath, about to take T-Swift out in the middle of her interview. If there is an “after picture” for this photobomb, we would really like to see it!
We’re just imagining the two women lying on the interview stage in a tangle of blonde hair and long ballgowns, doing nothing but laughing hysterically.
Mr.White? Wr. White!
Nothing says co-star love like a hilarious photobomb in the middle of the red carpet at the Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony. As you can see, Aaron Paul thought it would be a great idea to be the star of this photograph featuring Bryan Cranston.
When it comes to these two, it looks like you can take them off the set of Breaking Bad, but they’re still going to channel their characters. Cranston looks like a person you don’t mess with, while Paul looks like a cute deer caught in headlights.
Ringo Starr Showing He’s A True Belieber
If you told us Ringo Starr would be at the same party as Kesha and Justin Bieber, we would have thought you were crazy. Then, if you said Ringo Starr photobombed the other two artists, we most likely would have laughed in your face.
The laugh would have been in the nicest way possible, though, we promise. But here we are with photo evidence that Starr not only photobombed them but solidified his stance as a true Belieber.
Michael Douglas Didn’t Get The “Girls Only” Memo
We don’t think Michael Douglas got the memo that his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angelina Jolie wanted to go a girls picture. Or maybe he did, and he thought that it was the perfect time to photobomb.
Well, Michael, if you’re going to do a photobomb correctly, make a funny face! No good photobomb ever started by smiling like a normal human being. Regardless, we’ll allow him to have his fun this once.
Modern Family Meets Breaking Bad
This girl probably had no idea that she was going to run into Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell when she brought her fluffy white dog to the mall that day. But, here she is, smiling her biggest smiley alongside a sweaty Burrell.
Which brings us to the next point… why in the world is he sweating through his t-shirt at the mall? Honestly, that’s probably why Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is standing behind him with an “I’m not sure what’s happening” face.
Benedict Cumberbatch Just Wanting To Be Part Of The Band
Apparently, joining the Avengers as Dr. Strange wasn’t enough for actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Nope, he had to go ahead and try to join British rock band U2. The thing is, it doesn’t look like the guys in the band were too keen on letting him in.
Not only does he have to jump up in the back to even get into the shot, but the guys are trying their hardest to ignore him. They’re literally thinking, “No, Benedict, we don’t need someone to play the recorder.”
These two Fedora-wearing ladies aren’t fooling anyone. There is no reason for them to be taking this restaurant picture for any other reason than trying to get John Mayer in the background. We mean, their food isn’t even in the shot!
What’s the point of taking a restaurant picture if there is no food in the frame? How are we supposed to know what you’re eating? Well, thank you, John Mayer, for giving them the expression we’re all wearing for not showing us their food.
High School Musical: Featuring Zac Efron’s Face
Even though we know this photo isn’t a still from a new High School Musical movie on Disney Channel, we can’t help but pretend. We mean, take in Vanessa Hudgens and Monique Coleman, searching off into the distance. They’re obviously looking for the meaning of high school.
And then we have Zac Efron making a weird face as he photobombs their spiritual journey. Director Kenny Ortega clearly couldn’t make this sequel up if he tried.
Only Dustin Hoffman Could Give Dame Judi Dench Bunny Ears
We would love to photobomb actress Dame Judi Dench, but there are definitely only a few in the world who are able to get away with such a feat, actor Dustin Hoffman being among those people.
And then to add to the bomb, he added bunny ears! That is one risky move if we ever saw one, Mr. Hofffman. If Dench noticed, we feel like she would give the actor one look and send him to his room for a timeout!
Aquaman About To Take Out Superman
To be honest, if we had Jason Momoa running full speed at us down a pink carpet, we would be pretty excited. For Henry Cavill, though, we’re not sure if he would be happy to be tackled to the ground by the Aquaman actor or go into full-on dark Superman mode and take him out.
Either way, we would have loved to be one of the photographers to capture this gem of a photobomb.
Jimmy Fallon And Cameron Diaz Are Kings Of The Photobomb
These two ladies probably had no idea that their lovely photo on top of the Empire State Building in Manhattan was going to be interrupted by two high-profile celebrities. It looks like talk show host Jimmy Fallon and actress Cameron Diaz were channeling their inner Jack from Titanic.
Yes, we mean they both wanted to be kings of the world, or, in this case, kings of the epic photobomb. Well, at least the women will have a nice souvenir.
The Award Ceremony Of Jo-Bro Love
Nothing says brother love like a good old fashioned Jo-Bro photobomb. In this case, it’s the middle Jo-Bro, Joe, photobombing the youngest of the trio, Nick. Well, and of course, pop-star singer Demi Lovato.
Okay, we’ll call it what it is, an epic Disney Channel Camp Rock photo that went completely wrong in all the right ways. We’re wondering if Joe’s crazy face was in retaliation for his younger brother getting a better seat.
Model See, Model Photobomb Rita Ora
This is what we call taking a phrase very literally. In this case, it’s the phrase “monkey see, monkey do.” Only we’re going to replace “monkey” with model and “do” with Rita Ora.
So, thank you, model Cara Delevigne, for giving us this beautiful photobomb behind the majestic Rita Ora. We can only imagine she saw someone else photobombing a celebrity friend and had to jump in on the craze: “model see, model photobomb Rita Ora” and all that jazz.
The Hulk Doesn’t Look Impressed With Ant-Man
We’re going on record and saying that this photobomb doesn’t overly surprise us. If two people in the Avengers lineup couldn’t be more different, it’s Ant-Man and the Hulk.
We mean, the Banner is a monster who happens to be one of the world’s most brilliant minds. Then, we have the OG quarantiner, who is an overly sarcastic cat-burglar. So, it’s not surprising Bruce Banner is wondering why people want to talk to Ant-Man and not him.
We Wish This Was Weird For Johnny Depp And Tim Burton
The thing with this photobomb is that if it was anyone else, we might think it’s weird. But it’s Johnny Depp photobombing a man who has starred him in more than one blockbuster movie, the oddly fantastic Tim Burton.
So, to say this was “weird” would be lying. In fact, Depp looking slightly psychotic and peeking over Burton’s shoulder while he’s not paying attention might be one of the more normal things these two do together.
The Most Random Photobomb Award Goes To Zach Braff
While a lot of celebrities photobomb one another, we have to say the “Most Random Photobomb” award has to go to Scrubs alum Zach Braff. Well, maybe it’s not Braff that’s random, but the pairing of actress Jessica Alba and singer Fergie that is throwing us off.
Never did we think we would see these two in a photo together. Not that it was ever out of the realm of possibilities; it’s just random in our eyes. Then throw in Braff in the background, and you have a whole photo of strange!
James Corden Looking Confused Behind Andrew Garfield
When it comes to co-stars, it looks like they have no issue photobombing each other. Not the Arrested Development cast from earlier! Here, we have Emma Stone looking overly thrilled for crashing her Amazing Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield, co-star amid his photo.
Of course, then there is television personnel James Corden. Instead of following suit with Stone, Corden just looks overly confused as to why they’re even there. To photobomb, Andrew Garfield, James; keep up!
Up-Posing Is The Cool Way To Photobomb
We know it doesn’t look like a photobomb, but if you look very closely, you’ll notice that Tina Fey is actually standing behind Mariska Hargitay on the red carpet. Yup, Fey decided to strike a pose directly behind the other actress for an incognito photobomb opportunity.
The subtle way Fey makes this photo funny is one fo the many reasons she’s a great comedian. The only thing that would have made this photobomb better is if Michael C. Hall in the background there opened his eyes.
Nicole Kidman Creeping On Russell Crowe And Meryl Streep
One word we never thought we’d use when talking about Nicole Kidman is creepy. But after seeing this photobomb, it’s really one of the only words that come to mind.
Not only is she directly in the middle of Russell Crowe and Meryl Streep’s heads, but she has a sinister closed-lip smile going on with way-too-bright of an eye. Yes, eye, because we can only see one, making it that much worse!
Date Night With A Side of Kelly Clarkson
When Portia De Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres went on their date night to an awards ceremony (okay, not the best date night, we admit), they probably weren’t expecting this epic photobomb.
Instead of leaving with a nice picture of the two of them sitting in the audience, they trek home with a keepsake of Kelly Clarkson saying, “guys, I’m here, too.” Well, not saying, but her pointing to herself in the photobomb couldn’t have been more clear!