Back when we had to pay for each individual picture to be developed and also had to pay for the film to take the pictures in the first place, photobombing was not as big as it is today.
Paul McCartney did not care about your photography costs. In fact, he recently claimed that he invented the selfie. Clearly, he invented the photobomb. In this theater group shot, the two fans posing with George Harrison don’t realize the most famous Beatle is behind them!
Melanie Griffith and Carly Simon were having a moment at the Oceana Partners Awards Gala benefit in LA when a perennial celebrity, now a septarian, Jane Fonda, decided she would not be left out.
Stepping between her two friends, she made a face and planted the requisite bunny ears over each head.
Michael Cera was named photobomb king many years ago. One of his favorite photo capers has been photobombing random strangers.
Here, an unassuming young lady is arranging a selfie angle, and, lo and behold, some dude is blocking the background view. Oh, hi, it’s Michael Cera from "Arrested Development ."
This George Costanza photobomb is considered the first-ever photobomb according to the internets.
It’s from an episode of "Seinfeld" called “The Slicer.” The creepy look on Costanza’s face behind the wholesome family portrait makes it an instant classic.
Jared Leto is no novice when it comes to photobombs. This time someone got him. Lupita Nyong’o is backstage at the Dolby Theatre after the 2014 Oscars.
With both celebs clutching their statues, Nyong’o dishes some payback. Just hours earlier, you may recall, Leto executed one of the best photobombs ever.
Conan O'Brien and "Friends" star Matthew Perry is all smiles chilling out at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner when this happened.
The photobomb coup came to O’Brian’s attention later that week, and he shared it with his late-night audience. He was impressed: “That is one of the best photobombs I have ever seen. It looks like he knows something horrible is about to happen to both of us.”
Leaping across the entire camera frame, Brad Pitt put some serious effort into this photobomb.
But "Once Upon a Time" co-star Margot Robbie looks like she is enjoying his antics.
Sean Diddy Combs
Sean Diddy Combs decided he needed to take a rest on the steps directly behind his then-girlfriend Cassie’s photoshoot.
He said he was resting, but it looks like he’s marking his territory.
Michael Strahan is enjoying himself at the 2014 Oscars.
Meanwhile, the former Extra co-host Maria Menounos planted a pair of rabbit ears behind the completely oblivious NFL Hall of Famer and media personality.
William H. Macy
According to " US Weekly," Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy are “the cutest couple ever.”
At the 66th Emmy Awards, Macy takes a sweet opportunity to photobomb his wife. That same night he helped her out of her flats to put on her heels. Too cute.
Chris Rock is making some serious eyes at Rihanna’s backside.
At the 2008 UNICEF benefit gala in NYC with cameras clicking, Rock saunters behind the music legend and hams it up. Meanwhile, she is oblivious.
These Marvel Comic superheroes are buddies in real life.
Robert Downey Jr. is looking dapper here, but Chris Hemsworth is there to ruin it, intentionally or not.
Simon Cowell did everything he could to keep Cheryl Cole as a judge on " X-Factor," but Fox claimed her accent was too much.
Here he is hamming it up behind the Girls Aloud singer on the red carpet.
"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston is clearly set on causing some mischief here.
"Modern Family" Ty Burrell is giving a young lady and her very pampered pet a fan photo op, but Cranston is mixing it up. Perhaps she can crop him out?
Jason Momoa, in full Aquaman mode, playfully photobombed a newlywed couple he ran across in Hawaii.
Momoa is from Hawaii, and he happened to be on the island for the premiere of "Aquaman." He grabbed a toy trident from a kid at the wedding party and proceeded to poke some fun.
This star-struck Jimmy Fallon fan cannot believe her luck. The good-natured night show favorite agreed to a selfie.
Little did either know Jonah Hill was adding a completely different element to this innocuous photo.
Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic
Kim Kardashian’s makeup guru was in the right place at the right time.
As Kim dials in the perfect selfie mien, the guy who was responsible for making her look so awesome reminds us of that fact.
While Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas pose for this frame-worthy photo moment at the Teen Choice Awards, big brother Joe Jonas is right there to mess it up.
But he wasn’t done. Later, Joe proudly posted his feat to Twitter with the message, “Just like old times #TCA.”
This isn’t Jennifer Lawrence’s first red carpet photobomb caper, but we love that she is showing her playful side with bestie Emma Stone.
The actresses were attending the 2017 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Governors Awards.
It might be hard to spot at first in the sea of sunglasses and fedoras, in what looks like a Coachella festival, but that's Aaron Paul in the back there. Yep, it should come as no surprise that the Breaking Bad star loves to party.
He doesn't seem too fazed by the shot; in fact, he's probably starring in thousands of other "selfies" from that day.
Such a supportive husband, or perhaps hungry for the spotlight? Justin just couldn't resist getting in on a shot of his wife Jessica Biel at the Oscars.
Wait your turn, Justin. There will be plenty of camera time for you, sir.
Remember when Russel Brand and Katy Perry were an item? Their colorful relationship got a lot of coverage and created tons of buzz. And not just among us mere mortals reading the gossip mags, but also among celebs. Like the Biebs.
Here is the tiny tween Justin Bieber trying to get in the photo and make himself a part of that memory. The young singer must have felt quite torn when they ended.
This guy got the major sweats when he got to stand next to his favorite actor. Poor Morgan is inches away from touching those pits, and by the look on that guy's face, he is battling between the feeling of sheer joy and fear of any accidental hand movement.
Let's hope that this interaction didn't end with a long and wet embrace.
The king of quirky indie films is no stranger to odd situations, and as you can see, it goes way back. Michael Cera causally hanging out behind two macaw parrots could like a poster for his next film.
Of course, the parrot guy is none the wiser and is just proud to show off his two feathered friends.
Mr. Loveable can do no wrong. This exhausted young fan had the fortune of passing out beside the nicest man in Hollywood, perhaps the world. Clearly, nothing could keep him awake.
Not even pizza or Tom Hanks. I mean, what else do you really need?
Jon Hamm & Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon is at it again photobombing tourists' NYC memories, this time with the amazing Jon Hamm. Hamm and Fallon took to the town to add some laughs to people's Christmas cards.
What would Don Draper think of this madness?
Photobombs at their core are awkward. If you're a celebrity, often your sheer star power gets you out of those truly embarrassing situations. Not the case over here. Bill, hold yourself together and smile to the camera, you know, where the lens is.
We hope this didn't ruin this young lady's shot with one of her political idols.
Here the tables have turned, and it's not just celebrities awkwardly walking in on family shots or couples. This little old lady stumbled on the king and queen of the music industry and could not quite believe it. Her face is priceless.
Beyonce at least shoots her a gracious smile. Jay Z doesn't seem to notice, though. Who would with Beyonce on their arm?
Come on, lady. You're not actually trying to take a picture of you and your baby, now are you? You saw the Wests out on the family lunch, and you thought it would be cute to have them in the background there.
It's almost as if Kanye can sense it, and Kim is making a run for it or ducking under the table.
After finishing up a tour of the most successful computer and software company in the world, you would have probably gotten your fair share of geeky snapshots. Computers, and um...yeah, we're not sure what sort of attractions are at the Microsoft offices, but it looks like there might be at least one lurking in the corner there.
Bill Gates appeared just in time for this man's proud moment in front of this little Microsoft plaque. While the words might be blurred, we're happy we can at least see ol' Bill there.
Just your everyday image of Spielberg, Seinfeld, and his wife, oh, and of course George Clooney trying to squeeze his way through this overbearingly star-studded shot.
Please, Clooney, don't bother us; this is our thing. Surely they must be thinking something like that.
When you're famous, you might start to develop a habit where you find yourself automatically posing for selfies with screaming fans, even if those fans aren't particularly asking for one. Is this what happened here?
This guy doesn't seem to be aware of any photo being taken or hasn't been actually prepared himself for the photo that perhaps Robert is taking himself. Is he fan-fishing? Is that a thing?
Sherlock Holmes fans couldn't contain themselves when their detective hero showed up for the photos. And by the looks of it, neither could Holmes himself. Sorry, we mean Benedict Cumberbatch.
We don't quite know who is more excited, the actor or the fans.
Not everyone is a huge fan of you, Johnny Depp. Especially not this baby. Maybe they'll have to wait a few years until they see Pirates of the Caribbean, but for now, this baby is clearly unconvinced of the effect that you seem to have on people.
Knowing the fragile ego of an actor, he might be deeply hurt by this fact.
These two lady sportscasters couldn't have been more thrilled to have their beloved Community star, Ken Jeong, butt into their photo at the Dodgers game.
Somehow, after all these years, he still looks hungover.
Kelly Clarkson is just so loveable that you almost want her to photobomb every photo you have. And Ellen, of course, is just as adorable.
It would be great if Ellen and Portia just invited her into the photo. Seems like a win-win.
The Entire Cast of Game of Thrones
Could you get any better than this? Grabbing a selfie with at least one cast member is great, but this woman managed to catch the whole gang. Wait, who is that man peering out from the side there? Oh, only George R.R Martin himself.
She really did score big time here.
Cameron Diaz and Jimmy Fallon decided to join in on some New York City touring. They joined this lovely couple in their journey of memory-making and did what they do best. Make us laugh.
Forget the amazing cityscape; that image is enough.
When you're at Beyonce level fame, you are no longer under obligation to remain friendly and approachable to your fans. Of course, it's still nice that she does.
She made this fan's day but posing and looking cool for the camera. That pic is definitely for the books.
It looks like Arnie gets around. When he's not hanging around near the Eiffel Tower, he's just strolling around, cigar in hand, with his boy, Sylvester Stallone. If the pink collared guy part of the action or is he the photobomber this time?
Not much is clear, one thing for sure that is, Arnie steals the show on this one, and even Stallone somehow fades out in comparison.
Trust the dorky spiderman fan to make web blasting gestures from their wrists when this girl got her hands on Tom Holland; that is, of course, exactly what happened.
Holland over here looks slightly less enthusiastic over this. He must be all out of spiderweb stuff by now.
Yes. Nick just can't seem to stay out of the public eye. Unfortunately, he keeps looking hungover while doing it. This woman might be a stranger who is taking advantage of a sedated Cage to take a selfie. By the looks of his face, he doesn't seem to care too much.
This doesn't seem like a very fond memory, but she looks none the wiser.
When Adam Driver is in the zone, he's in the zone. There is just no stopping him. Not even with sucker-punch from his on-screen nemesis Poe Cameron, played by Oscar Isaac.
Look at how he's trying to break that gaze. Impossible. Kylo Ren is something else.
Harry isn't the only fun one. When these two kids (who sort of look like a younger version of the two princes) struck a fancy pose with the royal fellow, William didn't shy away from the camera. Though it does sort of look like he's reaching for the phone. We hope not.
This is one Instagram story that they will never forget.
Michael C. Hall
The battle of the TV stars. Mariska Hargitay, the Law and Order queen, is trying to get front and center while Tina Fey is desperately trying to outflank her. Michael C. Hall, on the other hand, star of Six Feet Under and Dexter, is caught in the back there looking like he is unclear about his place in this pecking order.
There is a lot going on in this picture, and while everyone looks a little misplaced, there's no doubt that everyone in that photo is amazing in their own right.
Is this a meeting of past and present Adam Sandler? Is present Adam Sandler trying to warn his younger self of all the terrible movies he is about to make? No, that's just a Reddit user who looks awfully like the actor.
Sandler noticed him in a crowd and pulled him out for a picture. We had our hopes.
The prince is back making more surprising cameos in people's cellphones. At this sporting event, Harry, the game as he always his for a friendly photobombing, thumbs up the camera.
These three guys don't seem too aware, but hopefully, at a later glance, they will be only too please at the little surprise in the back there.
If you're going to have someone walk into your wedding shot, it has to be Zach Braff. No one can turn an awkward photobomb into a hilariously cute moment as he can. The quirky actor's comic timing was perfect on this one and, if anything, made this couple's romantic shot infinitely better.
If there is one photo that should be framed on the mantelpiece, it should be this one. We just really hope that they agree.
Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner is living proof that celebrities get just as star-struck as the rest of us. Caught sitting near her heartthrob Ryan Gosling, Turner clearly cannot believe that she is even in the same room as him.
As for carefully taken celebrity pictures, this is definitely a winner.
The view at concerts is basically a sea of phones in the air, desperately trying to capture as much stage action as possible. It's certainly not the case for this woman who managed who got her lucky shot when Bruce Springsteen himself popped into the frame.
That's her new Facebook profile for sure. In fact, Bruce can use it too.
Aaron Paul, Again
These two guys had a complicated relationship on Breaking Bad, but on the red carpet, it's nothing but good vibes, even if Aaron Paul steps into Bryan Cranston's shot.
Heisenberg looks like he's seriously keeping his cool.
The art of subtly sneaking an unaware celebrity into a selfie is something that these two fellas have not mastered. These two guys at the game attempted that, but Krasinksi casually sat there in the back, totally aware of the camera.
It must have been all that training from "The Office."
The rockstar/actor is famous for knowing how to create a spectacle, and on that night, he was unstoppable. After his Dallas Buyers Club Oscar win, Leto let it all out and even tried to get close and personal with Anne Hathaway.
Anne was, of course, having none of it and, with that icy cold shoulder, threw some nasty shade. Oh well, at least he got an Oscar.
There is nothing more surreal than seeing rockstars out and about doing everyday shopping. It's also strange to see these two types of people in the same photo in a parking lot of what probably is a Target. This sweet-looking soccer mom couldn't believe it either.
Tyler, on the other hand, looks like he's been caught red-handed doing something bad and would probably be less ashamed if someone were to snap him trashing a hotel.
Uh oh, it looks like Sienna Miller and Cara Delevingne were going for a similar look. While Sienna might look like she's holding it together, Cara, on the other hand, has no issue hamming it up.
Wait your turn, Cara; I promise you will get your red carpet shot too.
It's unclear if that man behind Ed Sheeran is the photobomber or if it's this glorious hawk that is clearly stealing all the attention. All eyes are on that hawk .
Even sweet Ed is trying to the angry hawk-eyed look, but that sweet, scruffy face just won't allow it.
Samuel L. Jackson
Once again, we have the unfortunately not so rare specimen, "the oblivious fan" pictured before us. These creatures pop out whenever they smell a celebrity nearby. They generally have no real intention of interacting with them. They would rather just stick a camera in their face and flash a smile, pretending like the celeb is equally enthused about the whole situation.
It doesn't look like Samuel L. Jackson is prepared to put up with this. There might be a reason that he gets typecasted as such an intimidating character.
Once again getting lucky with the concert selfies. These three bros picked some prime location, right in front of J.T himself. While they couldn't be more pleased with the photo they scored, they're definitely playing it cool.
What they wouldn't give for him to jump in for a little more intimate group shot. That's about as close they will ever get.
It looks like this sweet old lady/life-long slash fan got her to wish. The man himself is standing right behind her as she nonchalantly looks to the horizon. No biggie.
While she might look really badass, we're not sure what this does for his image.
"Hey honey, I'm just going to pop down to the store to pick up a bottle of wine before dinner." No big deal, right? Wrong. This woman's supermarket run was met with quite a pleasant surprise in the form of a slightly disheveled-looking Nic Cage. Rough night, Nic?
He definitely turned the wine aisle into a party and brightened up the day of this woman. Guess she got the pick-up she needed.
We're pretty sure that when that Asian family boarded the plane to Paris, they had no idea what they were in store for. Baguettes, cafes, and beautiful music, sure. Having a run-in with the ex-Governator? Probably not.
As you can tell by this perfectly choreographed picture, the great Eiffel Tower is a mere distraction.
What a sweetheart! The beloved Peter Dinklage of the hit show Game of Thrones took the liberty of throwing himself into selfies with his fans at the X-Men: Days of Future Past movie premiere in New York City.
He took this guy's phone and snapped a selfie from the otherwise of the barricaded area.
Bill Murray hilariously ruins this glamor shot of the lovely Selena Gomez. He seems like an expert at this point.
Whatever he does, he can turn it into a comedic moment.
Harry Potter gave this fan a night she will never forget by grabbing her phone out of her hand and snapping a selfie with her. He really does know how to make magic happen.
She certainly looks spellbound.
When this girl went to the game, she probably had no idea that she'd walk out with a star-studded pic. Baseball star Matt Garza leaped into her photograph, making her the winner of this game for sure.
After that little moment, the results seem irrelevant.
Nicolas Cage Is Back
Uh oh, it looks like Nic Cage is hovering over the wine again, this time looking a little worse than he did before. Is that a hipster waiter caught off guard by the camera? No, that's the famous DJ Deadmau5. You wouldn't recognize him as he always performs with a giant mouse helmet on his head. All of this begs the question, "why is this photo?"
Still, we do hope that this photo is now framed, sitting beautifully upon someone's mantlepiece, right next to the family portraits.
Bill Murray's Back
Bill Murray seems to be a fixture at random people's events. We not sure if they seek him out or if he just sort wanders into these kinds of situations. Knowing him, it definitely seems like that latter.
Luckily for him, this girl seems only too happy to have him as a guest.
As good as these celebs look in front of the camera, they can't be camera-ready 24/7. Jake Gyllenhaal sure did give his best shot, though, when this couple tried to sneak a peak. While he did act like he was game, it's not terribly convincing.
Either way, that couple looks proud as anything.
Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman
Double trouble. This trio pictured over here is quite the sight. Funnyman Jack Black and the legendary actor Dustin Hoffman are in an interesting position. Could this be a reference to Kung Fu Panda?
Very likely. Still, it looks like this shot was an exclusively Angelina one. Sorry, boys.
A-list celebs still go awkward around certain 'colleagues,' especially if they happen to be supermodel Heidi Klum. Her presence can make any man go a little weak at the knees, and it looks like Paul Rudd is proof of that. Either that or he's trying awkwardly to approach her.
Either way, Paul, man, get it together, buddy. Straighten up and, most importantly, move!
Dude, learn how to read a room. We know how tempting it must be to take a selfie with Rihanna. She's one of the most popular singers that ever lived, and she is just about everybody's dream girl. In this situation, though, it doesn't look like she wants to be seen.
We wonder what went down after that click. By the look of her face, we don't think it was too good.
So you're just walking down the street minding your own business when all of a sudden, Dwayne the Rock Johnson appears out of nowhere and powerfully cheers you on. It's like this guy can turn the most mundane moment into an action movie blockbuster.
There's no doubt that that guy's day was only positive from there on out.
Celebs photobombing celebs. That's always fun. Here we have Benedict Cumberbatch jumping in on a U2 photoshoot. While everyone is famous here, not everyone is on the same level of star-power. And that is very clear from Benedict's "I'm not worthy pose."
Thankfully the band didn't notice the drama in the back and just continued being the rockstars they are.
Talk about an endorsement. The Big Star Sandwich Company stumbled on the perfect ad campaign. If Liam Neeson eats (for free) there, then that's where I want to go.
Business must be doing amazingly.
Talk about a meeting of worlds. This photobomb might differ from the ones before because, unlike this one, the photographers were likely familiar with the celeb that photobombed them. In this case, it's not so certain. These country club folks have no idea that rapper Wiz Khalifa is sitting right there.
While Wiz seems rather amused, his buddy looks like he's thinking to himself, "I'm getting out of here!"
The Queen of England
Talk about being greener on the other side. These two girls took a selfie of themselves at a hockey game in Glasgow. While trying to capture a moment, they unknowingly made history when they got Queen Elizabeth II in the frame.
Perfectly capturing the smiling queen definitely made this moment even more memorable.