Jordan Peele Reveals He Owns A Bizarre Piece Of Film Memorabilia

Jordan Peele owns the prosthetic ear worn by Corey Feldman in the 1986 drama Stand by Me.

By Chad Langen | Updated

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Corey Feldman in Stand by Me

Jordan Peele, the mastermind behind horror hits like Get Out and Nope, is apparently a collector of strange film memorabilia. According to MovieWeb, the acclaimed filmmaker recently appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where he discussed his upcoming screening series Lost Rider: A Chronicle of Hollywood Sacrifice. While on the subject, he made the startling revelation that he owns the prosthetic ear worn by Corey Feldman in the 1986 drama Stand by Me.

He and Feldman collaborated on the director’s forthcoming series, which will run through Saturday, January 14 at New York’s Lincoln Film Center and consist of movies that inspired him while he was making his most recent thriller, Nope. After telling Seth Meyers that the event would include Stand by Me and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, which both star Corey Feldman, the host reminded Jordan Peele that he talked about the actor on his previous appearance on the show. At that point, the filmmaker announced that he has a “new friendship with Corey Feldman” and that he’s extremely proud of it.

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“I’m happy to consider [Corey] a friend,” said Jordan Peele. He then went on to explain how he came into possession of the prosthetic ear the actor wore as Teddy in the 1986 film adaptation of Stephen King’s novella The Body. He stated, “There was a whole thing where he was auctioning the ear he wore as Teddy on Stand by Me and I guess I very creepily bought it.”

Fortunately, when Jordan Peele told Corey Feldman that he’d acquired the artificial limb, the 51-year-old actor got a kick out of it. The director said, “I mentioned it to him and he’s like, ‘Wait, you got the ear?’ According to Peele, The Lost Boys star was thrilled that it was he who won the prosthetic ear and not somebody else.

Jordan Peele went on to admit that he is over the moon to have a friendship with Corey Feldman, insisting that the actor is one of the greatest teen icons in cinematic history. The director shared that he once visited the star’s home and was beyond impressed with his collection of memorabilia. He also told Seth Meyers that he and Feldman continue to stay in touch with one another.

Following the release of his second feature US in 2019, Jordan Peele signed a five-year deal with Universal Pictures. So far, that agreement has resulted in the spiritual sequel Candyman, the alien invasion thriller NOPE, and the recent comedy Honk for Jesus: Save Your Soul. Peele is also reportedly attached to produce a remake of Wes Craven’s classic horror flick The People Under the Stairs for the studio, which is currently in the early stages of development.

Back in 2017, prior to the release of Get Out, Jordan Peele told Business Insider that he planned to release four additional social thrillers over the next decade. He insisted that humans are one of the most terrifying monsters on the planet when they interact with one another, and each of his forthcoming features will center on a different social demon. By our count, Nope marks the second of the four movies that the director intends to make.

While you sit and anticipate the release of the next mind-bending film from Jordan Peele, you can check out the animated feature Wendell & Wild, which is now streaming on Netflix. In addition to co-writing and producing the movie, Peele stars, alongside Lyric Ross, Keegan-Michael Key, Angela Bassett, Ving Rhames, James Hong, Ramona Young, and Sam Zelaya. The story revolves around two scheming demon brothers who enlist the aid of a 13-year-old girl to summon them to the land of the living.