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Just like tickling and eating the heel of a loaf of bread, few people actually enjoy being scared. The same is true of celebrities, but unlike the rest of us, when they're throughly freaked out, they often end up on camera. That means quickly laughing it off afterward and a commendable avoidance of any bad language.

Here's a collection of the funniest celebrity reactions following some majorly unexpected surprises. Truth be told, it's pretty Ellen-heavy, but she gets the best scares out of people! Or, at least, she's only one who manages to get these priceless reactions on camera.

1. Scarlett Johansson

With special guest Chris Evans (who apparently loves giving his longtime co-star a hard time) ready to scare her, Scarlett Johansson had no hope of an unfazed reaction.

2. Chris Pratt

He may be one of the biggest action stars of the year, but that doesn't mean Chris Pratt is above getting pranked. Clearly his experience with raptors wasn't enough to make him stone-faced.

3. Taylor Swift

In my favorite celebrity scare of all time, poor Taylor Swift plummets to the floor as Ellen surprises her in the bathroom.

4. Emily Blunt

Right after getting her United States citizenship, Emily Blunt gets the obligatory welcome from The Ellen Show: a terrifying shock from a costumed stranger. I hope she's not rethinking the move here.

5. Daniel Radcliffe

Harry Potter's had his fair share of run-ins with creepy forces, and it seems that he's well-aware that when shadows appear over someone's face, bad things tend to follow.

6. Alexander Ludwig

Apparently, Nina Dobrev gets a kick out of scaring her co-stars, and it seems that Alexander Ludwig gets singled out the most. I'm not sure what's worse for him: the momentary scare or the hours of his friends making fun of his scream.

7. Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig feels so spooked by this ghost popping out of the side table, she immediately begins stealing stuff from set as retribution.

8. Channing Tatum

Ellen makes Channing Tatum confront his lifelong fear of porcelain dolls, and the poor guy just has to sit there and take it.

9. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez claims that she's good friends with Taylor Swift, but then she flips out when she sees a guy dressed just like her. What is the truth?

10. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston claims that she doesn't scare easily, but I definitely see a twinge of fear on her face.

11. Arnold Schwarzenegger

In typical Arnie style, the Terminator flips the script and scares his fans.

Something tells me it would be pretty hard to get a rise out of someone who continues to play some of the most recognizable action heroes ever, but I guess I should just wait until he ends up on Ellen!


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