Some Funny and Brilliant Ways Celebrities React to Paparazzi

A celebrity’s life is always filled to the brim with cameras. After all, their job is to perform almost constantly in front of them. They are always aware that there are many people who want to photograph them wherever they go. Given their line of work, many people would aspire to live a lifestyle similar to their favorite celebrities, with some even making an investment to replicate their daily activities. However, such a lifestyle has a lot of drawbacks, such as always being on your best behavior when you’re out in public. As a result, it puts a lot of pressure on many celebrities.

At the end of the day, our favorite celebrities are just regular people who have to eat, shop for groceries, pay bills, and engage in hobbies such as repairing their homes’ flooring and roofing. They, like many of us, can become irritated when someone takes an unwelcome photograph of them doing their daily activities. To counteract this, some celebrities go to great lengths to avoid such behavior. Here are a few examples.

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield

Many people became aware of Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield’s relationship during the filming of The Amazing Spider-Man in 2010. They were a hot topic as a couple at the time. It was unavoidable that paparazzi began to follow them in public.

Instead of hiding and snubbing the paparazzi, they used them to further their cause. The two handed out postcards displaying websites for charitable organizations such as Worldwide Orphans, Autism Speaks, and Gilda’s Club.

Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman, the legendary actor, has never shied away from the paparazzi. Nonetheless, the actor has made an investment and has found so many ways to counter the paparazzi that the photos are completely worthless.

In one case, the actor took out a camera and photographed the paparazzi who were photographing him. In another, he tried to hide from the paparazzi, but he did so hilariously by poking behind a column with a slim pole.

Benedict Cumberbatch

In 2013, actor Benedict Cumberbatch was gaining worldwide acclaim for his roles as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock, Smaug in The Hobbit, and Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness. As a result, he became the subject of numerous paparazzi shoots.

During that year, Cumberbatch, to his credit, hid behind a piece of paper that read, ‘Go photograph Egypt and show the world something important.’ Egypt was in the midst of a popular uprising against then-President Mohamed Morsi at the time.

Alec Baldwin

While Alec Baldwin is, to his credit, well-known for his acting abilities, he is also known for being a bit of a jerk. Many people have reported on the actor having angry rants and outbursts in public over the years, which has contributed to his less-than-stellar image off-screen.

When he was photographed by a paparazzi in 2013, this was noted. Baldwin retaliated by pinning the photographer against the hood of a car. Many people criticized Baldwin for being too aggressive as a result of the altercation. Of course, this would not be his last public outburst of rage; more would follow as time passed.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the biggest stars of his generation, is well-known for his roles in films such as Titanic, The Revenant, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. His good looks, great acting, and enormous charisma have won him fans both young and old. Even though he enjoys being in the spotlight, he also values his alone time.

Based on the number of paparazzi who have photographed him, it appears that the actor is unable to simply take a break. To avoid the prying eyes, he covered his face with whatever he could find, from his hat to his umbrella. While his face is certainly obscured, one can’t help but feel that his efforts are ridiculous.

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg has been a well-known actor since 2000, with his role in The Perfect Storm being credited with catapulting him into the mainstream. His other notable roles include Daddy’s Home and its sequel, Ted and its sequel, and Entourage. Given his celebrity, it was unavoidable that he would attract the attention of the paparazzi.

For example, one time when he was out with a group of friends. The actor noticed that he was being photographed by paparazzi. In response, he and his friends took out their smartphones and began photographing the photographer, which was, to their credit, quite amusing.