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      CommentAuthorgiacoma
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
     
    I was having dinner in London last week and ... Michael Caine (one of my favourite actors ever!) and Ronny Wood (oh my..) were in the same restaurant!
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    That's awesome!

    I had a run-in in a pub bathroom with a famous Israeli singer.
    It was just odd to see him in person. I mean, he's just... there. And that's it, no glitter or stars in your eyes or angelic music. He's just a person.

    I bet violins will be playing when I meet John Cleese.
    That's right, I said "when". :wink:
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
     
    I once saw Steve Mclaren (old England football manager) in the train station. He was a miserable bastard.
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
     
    I've also met the guy who plays Eric Pollard in Emmerdale. (UK soap)
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    Me cojoni! Michael Caine! Lucky you, Gia! Have you asked him for an autograph? I've met the Israeli orchestra leader Daniel Oren and the soprano Raina Kabaivanska (no idea about the spelling of her surname) more than ten years ago in Genova. I've met Sidney Chaplin (Charlie's son) and Claire Bloom in Bologna (I love them, I could get their autographs - they starred in "Limelight"! Sadly, Sidney passed away last year). I saw Charlotte Rampling and Helena Bonham-Carter and Mira Sorvino and other actors in Venice during the Film Festival many years ago (no autographs).
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      CommentAuthorPaute
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
     
    Meet never. But write with someone... It´s ok?
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    Hahahaha, Paula! Tell us your guilty secret! ;)
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      CommentAuthorWmCElliott
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
     
    Worked as an "extra" in several movies and a few TV shows, back when I was trying to sell my script (before it got stolen).

    Sir Anthony Hopkins, James Woods, Larry Hagman, Oliver Stone, etc., from "Nixon"
    Dick VanDyke, Anson Williams, from "Diagnosis: Murder"
    "Shoot First and Ask" Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, R. Lee Ermey, from "Murder in the First"
    John Cleese, after a benefit/Charity showing of "The Life of Brian", with hilarious Python stories as part of the introduction to the movie, and afterwards, where I tried to hand him a hardcopy of my paper on "Neural Architecture and Human Behavior", in Santa Barbara
    Dennis Miller, after watching "Leaving Las Vegas", he was waiting for his wife & her sister (?) at the door and I was completely disgusted with the screenwriter winning the Oscar because he'd committed suicide the week before the vote. Seeing Dennis Miller made my night, and my mood changed immediately, as now I had a story to tell (and the night wasn't a total waste). DM, in his HBO show that Friday, asked, "What kind of twisted fuck walks out of 'Leaving Las Vegas' in a chipper mood?" That was me.

    If you like meeting celebrities, I suggest working as an "extra" on movies. Most of my interesting stories come from those few times I did.

    Oh, and I had dinner in the same restaurant as President Reagan. They stopped seating new people, but my mother and I were already there and planning on eating dessert, so they left us alone, and we ended up the only other people eating at the restaurant. I'm pretty sure it was after his administration was already over, but he still had Secret Service bodyguards, including one that looked like a Mafia hitman.

    Oh, and Helen Hunt rubbed against me, drunk, trying to get to the bathroom. (I swear, I was trying to make room for her to pass.) They're fake. She was with Kevin Spacey, giving him a drunken lap dance before then. This was at the bar opposite Paramount's main gate, now called "Forty-Deuce", which itself is famous, written into a popular song (forgot who/what).

    Oh, and the original three of "Charmed", two at a local topless bar, doing research for a role (no doubt), the other at a bar in H'wood.

    And Mary Lynn Rajskub, who plays "Chloe O'Brian" on "24".

    And one time I literally almost ran into Robert Mitchum, as we were both hurrying around the same corner in opposite directions.
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      CommentAuthorgiacoma
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
     
    Me cojoni sì! I did not ask him for an autograph nor stared at him "to much", he was having a quiet dinner with his incredibly beautiful wife and a couple of friends. He must be 80 something now but is still elegant, sexy and charming!

    Raina Kabaivanska (your spelling is correct) is a great soprano!

    Ok guys, I was away, but from Op comment I can see you have arranged the meeting in London next year!
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      CommentAuthorWmCElliott
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
     
    Oh, and I shared a flight to Seattle with Tom Skerritt, mentioning as I passed him that I felt "Alien" was the best horror film ever made, for which he thanked me, after a startled silence.
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    Yes, Gia, can't wait for the meeting!
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      CommentAuthorWmCElliott
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
     
    Oh, and I'm pretty sure William Shatner sat down next to me at a bar near LAX, but when I asked, discreetly, he said "Who?" and acted like he'd never heard of him.
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      CommentAuthorWmCElliott
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
     
    Does Wm. F. Colby, fmr Director if the CIA, count as a "celebrity"?

    I got his autograph, but it was stolen back in the '80s.
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      CommentAuthorPaute
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
     
    Ja! Vale! naughty secret!
    :swingin:
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    well, i once met the italian actor Diego Abatantuono in a newspaper shop in my town. he was wearing such a frown that I didn't dare to ask him autograph...

    another time, on a bus tour, we stopped in a service area but were immediately sent away by the bodyguards of singer Lucio Dalla, who appearantly cared a lot for his privacy...

    this is something i don't remember, cause it goes down to my very early years... my parents told me that as a baby, on the seaside in viareggio, there was this girl playing with me, and she could have been italian actress stefania sandrelli.

    and then, obviously, there was that time when johnny depp assaulted me in that toilet...
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
     
    I once saw Donald Sutherland walking down a street in New Haven, CT. He was on the opposite sidewalk, it was crowded and hot, I was late for work, so I didn't cross over and ask for an autograph. I also passed Katharine Hepburn on the Q bridge once (she lived nearby, in Old Saybrook).

    When celebs die, I'm always shocked to find out how many live in CT. Had I known Victor Borge lived less than an hour's drive away, I would have tried to meet him. They said he didn't mind fans stopping by his house, though I don't know if that was true. He was one of my all-time favorite celebs and musicians. EVAR! Alas, he's gone now.
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      CommentAuthorPaute
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
     
    *sigh*

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    Mrs T! Katharine Hepburn??? OMG! I adored her! And Donald Sutherland is a great, great actor. Wow... I don't know Victor Borge but what a pity, you liked him so much....


    PAUTE! YOUR SECRET! Tell us more! We want to know EVERYTHING! How many emails? What did you tell him? What did he tell you? Is he going to leave his girlfriend? Are you going to be his daughter's stepmother? Eh? Eh? Is he THE REAL Jonesy? Eh? Come on!
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      CommentAuthorWmCElliott
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2010
     
    Oh, and I got passed on the 101 Freeway by Jerry Seinfeld in a black Porsche Carrera.
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    Wow! Really great celebrity meetings from everybody!

    I've decided not to list mine. We had a thread like this before.. but this one has different answers, so that's cool. I know some famous people and I've met some celebrities. I have met some awesome people who weren't celebrities. I've met a few awesome celebrities. I met someone historically famous many years ago as a young girl. I know/knew a lot of famous musicians and authors and a couple of famous sports people, and some famous politicians, citizens, military leaders, artists, designers, and cooks.

    BUT I descend from some very famous people, and some famous families, or have them in my family tree!
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      CommentAuthorkisch
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2010
     
    Oh Paula! Tell us more indeed:))) Terry Jones, OMG! One of the two Pythons I haven't met!

    As for me... I met Michael Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle and David Bowie (not at the same time tho). All four were charming:)
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    wooow so many celeb stories... I almost got an autograph from Tarantino and Christoph Waltz in the Inglourios Basterds premiere, but didn't. Paute you must share!
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    :shocked:

    I almost got an autograph from Tarantino and Christoph Waltz

    Christoph Waltz! Colonel Landa! Op, Inglurious Basterds is a masterpiece!

    Paute, be good
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    I agree - it IS a masterpiece. Best movie in 2009 no doubt. Couldn't stop thinking about it for a week after I saw it.

    But I was in the premier in London to see the stars before I knew how amazing it is, so I didn't know that this man standing in front of me grinning was one of the best actors I've ever seen. He's such a nice person! And Tarantino was even nicer. Ronan Keating on the other hand was a complete douche.





    (BTW for those twitching at the sight of the spelling errors in Inglourios Basterds, that's the movie's real title)
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2010
     
    I didn't actually meet Sutherland or Hepburn, just saw them from a distance.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2010
     
    C'mon, Fanny--name some names! Wm did!
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      CommentAuthorPaute
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2010
     
    Hahaha Valetudinaria, you know this! Yes, is the real Jonesy.

    Well i sent him a little present with a letter where i said wich us my favorite Python. (Please don´t hit me).
    In the letter i put my mail and he replied thanking me.

    It is a charming man (at least in writing.)
    Unfortunately he don´t leaves his girlfriend. :cry:
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    Wow...next time ask him to record his voice on a cd and tell him to send it to you. He's got such a beautiful voice.


    And now...

    BANZAIIIIII! Come on, guys, all against the traitor, let's smash her ass! :updown:
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      CommentAuthorPaute
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2010
     
    I know! I told him!

    PS: Here you can listen him.... OMG!!!


    Good Lord... that accent!
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    gosh hard to do, mrsthing, some famous people were and are my friends, and some were not friends, just famous people I met and maybe talked to, and it doesn't make me any special for knowing them, but it makes them all the more special for being nice to me, because I never expect that. I just still kind of hurt about a couple of them that have passed on, because I cared about them a lot, and if I put too much, people from my area will know who I am, kind of, well hard to explain. I'm not famous but I just live in an area where there aren't too many people. I've listed a couple before in here -- I have some friends who are immediate family members of some famous people, too. But I like them for other reasons, not the famous part. So, hey, we all know each other and we're famous! Yah! We were in the news together! :)
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2010 edited
     
    How many people on this forum are from your area?

    TJ sounds good on these recordings.
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    He does! And how lovely is he to write you! :) Good for you Paute


    And Fanny's got a point, ya'know. A friend of mine, to whom I told about the JC presents, told me something very true - we made Python history :shocked:
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2010 edited
     
    Let me see; went to same church and activities with Miss Olivia De Havilland when living in France.good friends with several commandants of Marine Corps and Navy Admirals. Worked on a charity with Robert Conrad and Cliff Robertson, Met Bette Midler, at a party, All of Almond Brothers including butch truck and Greg's brother at thier farm. Astronaut and Sen. John Glenn, President Ronald Reagan, Pres Bush, Sr., Oona Chaplin sat next to us in a Geneva Restaurant, Egon von Furstenburg married a good friend, Saw three of the Raniers in MonteCarlo. Saw Linda Evans in Monte Carlo. Ted Turner, Jane Fonda at CNN office in Atlanta. Jim Nabors at restaurant in Alanta. DC. . Met Pres Fox of Mexico at a recepton. Saw John Kennedy at reception, and Princess Diana on street in London (lots of security) Had dinner with Bill Marriot.
    gotta, run, Hurricaine is hitting!
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    I've met several celebrities myself. Let's see if I can remember them all....

    Davy Jones
    Peter Tork
    Michael Hurst
    Kevin Tod Smith
    Joel Tobeck
    Hudson Leick
    Robert Duncan McNeil
    Michael Dorn
    John Delancie
    Levar Burton
    Jonathon Frakes
    Majel Barret Roddenberry
    Walter Koenig
    Leonard Nimoy
    William Shatner
    and several WWE superstars.

    There may be more but I've always had a bad memory.
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      CommentAuthorWmCElliott
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2010
     
    Cheeky - Are you in the movie/television industry and/or live or work in LA?

    I'm mainly an Electrical Engineer working for the company that made all the man-rated rocket engines that launched all the Astronauts (i.e., Americans in space), including the moon landings and Space Shuttles' Main Engines, but all of my *interesting* stories come from times I worked as an "extra" in movies and TV shows (almost always playing either a cop or a john... Weird.).

    Anyway, we may be neighbors. I live in Reseda. (Don't laugh, it isn't funny!)

    Carter
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    No, I've just spent a lot of time at Scifi conventions. But my youngest brother does live in LA where he does a podcast called "Comedy And Everything Else." He's met his share of celebs while there. He's also got a friend who used to (or still does?) write for the Jimmy Kimmel Show.
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    One time I had a hat that looked exactly like Jimmy Cagney. Does that count?
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    LOL!
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2010
     
    Davy Jones?? :rainbow::rainbow: OMG, I had such a crush on him when I was 8. I know he's an old man now, but I'd love to meet him some day. Such happy memories!
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      CommentAuthorWmCElliott
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2010
     
    I think I saw Davy Jones recently on TV, on one of those "where are they now?" programs, and, honestly, he looks older, but his looks haven't changed much. He's got one of those faces that always looks young, like Michael J. Fox.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2010
     
    THEN


    NOW


    IN 20 MORE YEARS
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      CommentAuthorWmCElliott
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2010
     
    I think he still looks young.
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    Mrs Thing, Davy is the sweetest guy! I had a huge crush on him too in my younger days before I decided that Micky was my favorite Monkee. :bigsmile: I've met Davy 3 times, the first time when I was only 12, and he's always been nice to me. And one of the many times I saw him in concert he held my hand and sang "Daydream Believer" to me! :heartsabove::rainbow:
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      CommentAuthorgiacoma
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2010
     
    How old is he now?
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    "Daydream believer"! I love that song.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2010
     
    He's 63--I still remember that he was 11 years older than me. Birthday Dec. 31.
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    I love him, and that song.

    I once was so close to Neil Diamond when he performed a concert, that I could have touched him, but I didn't. He's very sweaty and intense. Awesome concert. Love him! Some of the guys who knew me back then said Neil's Kentucky Woman song was about me. So I felt personally connected, although Neil did not care! I should have stood up and said that's me!
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    I saw Natalie Wood, Jack Lemon, years ago, and I met Morgan Freeman. I have a lot of friends who are famous musicians. I was seated next to Benny Goodman a few years before he died, and heard him play. I met some other famous jazz musicians. I really don't know too many actors/actresses. I know a lot of famous writers. I saw Prince Andrew from a distance, and I've met several Miss Americas. I know some famous painters. The Beatles came to within a few miles of me when I was young, and that was so exciting. I made a little wish regarding Paul. LOL! What a dummy I am!
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    I danced with a famous blues legend, and I met John Grisham before he became famous. Several NFL greats were friends of friends of mine, and so I met some sports people. One time I made one of them very mad because I ruined his beer by pouring most of it out to see if beer popsicles would form in an ice cube tray.
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    Okay, that's plenty.