Theo James, Mark Whalberg, Sebastian Stan and Eric Dane in front of a ruler

Theo James’ “Ginormous” White Lotus Prosthetic Penis and 3 Other Memorable Fake Members

Don't get intimidated by the big bulges on television and in movies—especially these phonies.
By Lauren Vinopal
June 26, 2024

In an interview on The Tonight Show, Theo James shed light on a common misconception in Hollywood. The White Lotus actor’s “ginormous” penis in a recent scene of him changing into a swimsuit, was very much fake. 

“The truth of it was, you go into these scenes and you have a conversation with the director and the producers and they go, ‘Okay, for this, we’re going to use a prosthetic,’” James told Jimmy Fallon on Friday’s episode. “And you say, ‘Okay, that sounds good.’”

Despite requesting a non-distracting “regular Joe” penis prosthetic, James got the opposite.

“We get to set and she’s got, like, a hammer or something,” James said. “I mean, it’s bigger than that. It’s like she stole it off a donkey in the field. The thing is ginormous. And me and the director, Mike White, are sitting there going, ‘That’s… average, is it?’”

That said, James is not the first actor to wear a huge fake penis on screen, and there are many false members that have come before him. 

Mark Wahlberg in Boogie Nights

Not only did Wahlberg admit to having a prosthetic penis on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in April of this year, the actor also admitted to keeping Dirk Diggler’s 13-inch appendage as a souvenir 25 years later. “Yes, yes. It’s in a safe locked away,” Wahlberg said. You never know, the 51-year-old father of six might need it one day. 

Eric Dane in Euphoria

In season two, episode four of the HBO series titled, “You Who Cannot See, Think of Those Who Can,” a spiraling father Cal Jacobs, the father of Nate played by Eric Dane, has a naked breakdown with his penis out that lasts 7 minutes.

“My penis was out the entire time,” Dans told the hosts of Live with Kelly and Ryan.

Later, the Grey’s Anatomy-alum admitted to using a prosthetic. Unlike James, “I had absolute control over the penis. Because it was supposed to be mine,” Dane told Men’s Health. “I approved it. I said, “This looks like a nice penis. Let’s use this one.”


Sebastian Stan Pam & Tommy 

Sebastian Stan had by far the silliest and most sentient of fake penises in Hollywood history for the role of Tommy Lee in the Hulu series. He literally held conversations with it in one scene

Stan told Steven Colbert on The Late Show with Steven Colbert that the scene was a  nod to Tommy Lee’s book, where he detailed his conversation with his member.

“There were two men that made it move from 20 feet behind me,” Stan told Colbert. “I felt safe.”

“That’s not actually Sebastian Stan’s dick,” the showrunner Rob Siegel explained in Entertainment Weekly. “If we were showing full-frontal male nudity, that would be a different issue, but it’s almost so silly that it makes it maybe less [of an issue]. I can’t think of a more fun and cuddly way to get away with extended full-frontal male nudity. It’s a puppet, it’s like Yoda.”

And in the word of Yoda, “too big these penises are.”