18 Sneaky Actors Who Stole Props from Movie Sets

Here’s the deal, some of the actors who took souvenirs on this list actually got permission to take something from the set. They are not necessarily “stealing.” However, most of these actors who took things from sets featured below really did swipe the prop of their choice. For example, even though it was strictly forbidden for anyone to take anything off of the Harry Potter set, do you think that Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint were just going to walk away empty-handed after spending a large chunk of their childhood on the sets of eight different Harry Potter films?

Some of the most iconic props in cinema history are on this list. Who has the typewriter from Misery? Did Kristen Stewart take Bella Swan’s engagement ring? Were you aware that Dirk Diggler’s prosthetic penis from Boogie Nights went missing?

Find out who has those items and read about more actors who stole props from movie sets below.

Daniel Radcliffe starred in seven Harry Potter movies, so it’s easy to see why the actor would want to swipe one of the franchise’s most iconic props. Radcliffe pocketed two pairs of Potter eye glasses, one from the original film and the other from the concluding film. He told the Daily Mail in 2011, “They are all lens-less as well. There was rarely ever any glass in the actual glasses, because of filming problems with reflections.”

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the name, “Dirk Diggler?” Mark Wahlberg could not resist taking the prosthetic penis from Boogie Nights, the one that audiences finally get a glimpse of at the end of the film, after hearing so much about it.

The actor ‘fessed up for what he contends is the only prop he’s ever stolen, during an interview on Late Night with Seth Myers, ” You have this weird guy putting it on you. You have to wear it all day. There’s not a way to go to the bathroom or anything like that.” And what was it like to wear such a large prosthetic? “You’d sit down and the thing would bounce up. So the first one did not work, everybody thought it was ridiculous.”

Do you already love Chris Pratt? Prepare to love him even more. The actor stole pieces of his Guardians of the Galaxy costume so he could dress up and visit sick kids. Prior to the film’s release (the movie, of course, turned out to be a gigantic box office success), the actor told Panzer TV, “I stole the jacket and some of the wardrobe so that, if this movie comes out and does what everyone hopes it can, I can follow the example of someone, say, like Russell Wilson and go visit kids.” He added, “If it was a big enough movie to where it would mean something to a kid who’s sick in the hospital for Peter Quill or Star-Lord to come visit them, I’ll do that.”
Several of the actors from  The Hunger Games took home pieces of memorabilia from the set. After four films, Jennifer Lawrence, the franchise heroine, grabbed Katniss’s signature leather jacket and leather boots. And what does she do with the props? She told E!, “T hey’re just hanging in my closet. I don’t know what I’m going to do with them.”
So, technically this isn’t “stealing” because Ferrell got permission from the props department. The actor now houses the prosthetic testicles from the underrated 2008 comedy Step Brothers, a prop he says cost about $10,000 to make. Ferrell gloated about the prop on the Dan Patrick Show, ” You know what I have, which is one of my treasured keepsakes is from Step Brothers,” he said. “My pair of prosthetic testicles that I put on the drum kit. I will often bring those out at dinner parties that we host.”
Andrew Garfield was not allowed to take his Spider-Man outfit home after filming The Amazing Spider-Man 2. However, rules did not stop the English actor. He coyly confessed to Scott Mills on Radio 1, ” I may have stolen one and it may be in my luggage, it may be in my hotel room luggage. It may even be in my backpack in the car.” Don’t worry the superhero outfit wasn’t one of the kind, “There are a lot, there are about 23, 24, 25. I don’t know, there are a lot of them because they are all in different states of duress and distress.”
Dakota Johnson admitted during an interview with Glamour that she experienced a lot of “cringey moments” while filming Fifty Shades of Grey. However, that did not stop the actress from taking a few props from the film home with her. She confessed to stealing a lot of underwear and a flogger from the set. She contends the flogger is just in her garage collecting dust.
Of course, Emma Watson was going to get sentimental after playing Hermoine in eight Harry Potter movies. Despite the studio’s strict policy to leave the props alone, Watson helped herself to Hermoine’s wand, time-turner, and cloak.
Robert Pattinson probably had a lot of cool props to swipe over the course of four Twilight films. However, the English actor was only interested in Edward’s knickers. He explained his reasoning during a press junketin 2012, ” I took a lot of underwear to be honest. I did that on all the movies. They have the best underwear and I have no idea where they get it from. I use it every day.”
Someone on the cast or crew of 2013’s Pain and Gain apparently needed a little something-something in the bedroom department. The film’s director Michael Bay told Newsweek, ” We bought $75,000 worth of sex toys to stock the sex-toy warehouse. I could have filmed the crew coming in that day because they’d stop and see these things—anatomically correct vajayjays and this butt (everyone would touch the butt because it felt real)—and it was hysterical. We were going to return all the sex toys to get three-quarters of our money back, but they started disappearing. We were like, ‘Who is taking the sex toys?'”
Kathy Bates may have stole the show as the deranged psychopath Annie Wilkes in Misery. However, Caan took home the typewriter that his character Paul Sheldon used to rewrite Annie’s preferred story where the character Misery comes back to life.
Is Ryan Reynolds just a movie set kleptomaniac? He helped himself to the Deadpool costume, but that isn’t the only superhero prop Reynolds has swiped. The Canadian actor also took Green Lantern’s ring. However, maybe because the movie was a bit of a flop or maybe just because Reynolds is a nice guy, he gave the ring to a contest winner at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2011.
Josh Hutcherson was not going to leave the Hunger Games franchise with nada, especially when everyone else was walking away with some sort of sentimental prop. In the Catching Fire installment, his character, Peeta, gave Katniss a locket with photos of her sister and boyfriend inside. Where is the locket now? Right there, around his neck in this photos of him after the film wrapped.
Kristen Stewart played Bella Swan in five Twilight movies. She told People magazine in 2012 that she kept several of the rings from the films because they were really important to her. One of those sentimental rings included the one that Edward (Robert Pattinson – Stewart’s boyfriend at the time) gave to Bella when he proposed marriage at the end of Twilight: Eclipse.
Security was tight on the the set of Star Trek Into Darkness, however, Simon Pegg was able to walk off with a Starfleet badge. Pegg, who played Scotty in the film, explained how he was able to swipe the coveted memento, “On the first film, every day we’d hand back our badge and I had a Starfleet ring.” He added, “This one, I stole my badge. It was on my costume when I got back to my trailer and it’s a beautiful little brass thing. And I put it in my bag.”
It’s a clean sweep: all three of the main actors from the Harry Potter movies took off with a little memento. Grint grabbed the number 4 from Dursley’s House (the spot where the orphaned Potter was raised by his aunt and uncle). The house’s full address was 4 Privet Drive.

Okay, so Downey didn’t five-finger the 30-foot  “A” from Stark Tower shown in 2012’s The Avengers. However, he did jokingly ask for it, and sometimes when you’re a big time A-List actor… ask and you shall receive.

Downey shared the story of how he came to own the memento with BBC Radio 5, ” On the last Avengers, there’s this scene where there’s this ‘A’ which is probably 30 feet tall, and I’m looking at it, and we’re shooting in England, and I go, ‘I need that in my office in Venice.’ About two weeks ago, a wheeler showed up, I’m like, ‘What the heck is this doing here?’ ” he said. “And they go, ‘This is the ‘A’ you asked for.’ And I go, ‘They brought it?’ So now we have a massive Avengers ‘A’ that will be prominently placed.”

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