It’s no secret that movie props can fetch tons of dough. Imagine what something iconic like Luke Skywalker’s original lightsaber or Dirty Harry’s first .44 Magnum is worth on the open market. Of course, studios are going to keep a close eye on movie memorabilia, but those studios are competing against an actor’s sentimentality. For the most part, an actor doesn’t care about a film prop’s monetary value, they just want to keep a souvenir or piece of memorabilia that reminds them of the time they spent in character making that film. Here are some super sneaky actors who stole film 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.