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Old 05-09-08, 01:10 PM
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Met quite a few celebrities managing a Video Store in Soho, and a comic Book store near Madison Square garden...here are a few off the top of my head:

William Dafoe - SUPER nice guy

Rob Schneider - SUPER nice guy and very down to earth (Felt very bad that I couldn't get him the Judge Dredd comic he wanted)

McCauley Caulkin - OK

Bernadette Peters - Nice

Amanada Plummer - very nice...and very quirky

Pedro Almodovar - very nice guy & funny

Jim Jarmusch - cool guy, very quiet

Spike Lee - OK

Todd Haynes - SUPER nice guy

John Shea - something of an ass

Anthony Edwards - very nice guy, quiet

Vincent D'Onofrio - OK

Spalding Grey - something of an ass

Lisa Bonet - aloof

Lenny Kravitz - Very nice
Old 05-09-08, 01:50 PM
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Last but not least - James Duval - he was BY FAR the coolest celeb I've ever met. We hung out for a while one night at an event, kept running into each other , even ended up sitting next to eachother at the formal part of the evening. I saw him a few months later out, and he remembered me by name, I thought that was pretty dope of him.
I have to agree. Jimmy is in my buddy's upcoming movie, so I've gotten to know him fairly well. We hung out a lot at the recent Fangoria convention and he gave me his number to hit him up anytime I'm up in LA. I've been over to his place a couple times and he's such a cool, mellow guy. Let's just say that he's a BIG fan of my former namesake (for those of you that knew my handle before I changed it). Very nice to his fans and totally down to earth.

Here's a more comprehensive list of my encounters:

Elise & Electra Avellan (Babysitter twins from Grindhouse): VERY sweet. They're also in my friend's movie, so we know each other by name now.

David Lynch - Mellow, very nice.

Richard Tyson - Totally cool guy.

Roddy Piper - Took a limo with him to the airport. Very polite and nice.

Kane Hodder - Intense. Funny guy.

Glen Danzig - Tired after the show, but nice.

Dave Mustaine - Seemed drunk, but very cool.

Robert Englund - Lives close to me. Nice guy.

Chris Sarandon - Cool dude.

Dick Miller - Kick ass.

Tom Savini - Cool, but kinda spacey.

Chris Parnell - Talked for a bit. Cool.

Ray Harryhausen - On the verge of death. Barely there.

Ed Lauter - Awesome guy. Talked my ear off.

Ernest Borgnine - SUPER cool.

P.J. Soles - Very sweet.

Henry Rollins - Quiet and intense, but nice.

George Romero - Talked for a bit. Very nice.

Doug Bradley - Partied with him for a night. Rad.

Tommy Chong - Cool guy.

Cheech Marin - Ran so fast I didn't get him to sign the poster Chong just signed. So, a dick.

There are a lot more, but these are just some notables. Going to a lot of conventions, and having inside friends, always helps.

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Met Lou Ferrigno at a convention. He was the Incredible Jerk.
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I saw Margot Kidder get a ticket for parking in a handicap spot, she went "running" out of the restaurant to plead her case
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I've had quite a few encounters but here are some of the more memorable ones:

Ian MacKellen: Such a gentleman and extremely courteous and surprisingly funny. He was doing a production of King Lear and I asked him about how he got along with the rest of the cast. He said it was like family dynamics - there was the accomplished actress who was the motherly figure, the young ones who needed guidance, etc. As for himself, he said "I'm the gay uncle."

Janeane Garofolo: Sarcastic as expected but still nice. Ran into her a few times in the East Village, twice at Starbucks. My friend told her he loved her, she lowered her sunglasses to look at him and smile, then went back to sipping her latte.

Elijah Wood: Really cool, humble, and a bit geeky. Met him at a fashion show - noticed he was standing in the back even though a star like him could demand front row. I pointed it out to one of the show producers and she immediately invited him to sit in front. After the show he left pretty quickly but obliged when fans asked him for photos. Ran into him at a toy store a few days later and then a second-hand record store. He's into some obscure stuff.

Jessica Simpson: Fake, fake, FAKE. She arrived at a fashion store opening three hours late, stepped out of her SUV to pose and smile and wave at the photographers for literally five minutes, then climbed back into her car and got driven off. Didn't even say hello to the designer or other celebs there (including J. Lo and Mena Suvari). Press reports the next day claimed she mingled with everyone, but those of us who were there know the real story.

Liev Schreiber: Saw a cute dog on the street and stooped to pet it, and when I looked up I saw it belonged to Liev. He was really nice and had no airs whatsoever. I didn't let on that I knew who he was, and he seemed to enjoy talking about something other than himself.

Christopher Lloyd: A friend noticed him while we were leaving a concert. He was dressed in a ratty gray overcoat and hat, was really pale and wrinkly, and looked like a hobo. He looked really pleased that we recognised him, though the smile faded when my friend kept calling him "Doc".

Peter Bogdanovich: An arrogant snob, but then again, he was a guest lecturer at a film class I took. He loved bragging about himself and his work, and especially his close relationship with Orson Welles (who the class was about). His impersonation of Orson was pretty dead-on, though.

My favourite non-actor encounters:

John Legend: It was the day after a concert so he was really tired and a bit stand-offish. Then he burped in my face, it smelled like Indian food, and he was so embarrassed and apologetic. That broke the ice and he was cool after that.

Anthony Bourdain: Chatted with him in the VIP section of a concert and had lunch with him. He talked passionately about his favourite NYC eats, how much he hated Iceland, swore often, and went outside for a cigarette every 10 minutes. A little full of himself but very cool nonetheless.
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Originally Posted by fillerbunny
Peter Bogdanovich:
His impersonation of Orson was pretty dead-on, though.
He's great at doing Hitchcock too.
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The majority of the celebrities Iíve met are incredibly friendly people

Doug Bradley
Andrew Bryniarski
Bruce Campbell (TWICE)
Chris Cooper
Alan Cumming
James Franco
Diane Goldner (Harley Mom from Feast)
Benjamin McKenzie
Natasha Richardson
George Segal
Liev Schreiber
Kathleen Turner

I also saw Tommy Lee Jones and he was T-A-N-K-E-D when he was receiving his award at the Savannah Film Festival. At first, he was normal and then he started slurring and ranting about using Fuji Film Stock for The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. A friend of mine hung out with him once and said he had to have a lot of alcohol before he'd get into the Two-Face makeup for Batman Forever.
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Jet Li - he filmed Romeo Must Die & War in our building. Very down-to-earth and
friendly. Took time to give autographs to a lot of people

Robin Williams - very friendly towards everyone, and I mean everyone. When a
woman wanted to take a pic of him and found out she didn't bring her
camera, Robin Williams mingled with others while waiting for her to
buy a camera fm a corner store

Harrison Ford - freakin' tall guy but very unassuming. Didn't really mingle around and
seemed uncomfortable with all the attention. He also filmed "Firewall"
where we lived.

Yuen Biao - saw him in Chinatown and just approached him to say how much I
appreciated his work. He gave a huge smile and thanked me

Ryuhei Kitamura (Japanese director of Versus, Azumi & the upcoming Midnight Meat Train) - recognized him when I accidentally kneed his young kid in the head in HMV
Tokyo. I apologized profusely and realized his father. Kitamura must be
around 6'2"...really tall!!! We spoke a few minutes in Japanese and told him
how popular his films are (Except for Azumi, I personally hate them).

Usher - met him in a restaurant in Tokyo. I was with a black friend and I guess he
warmed up to us right away because of it.

Jennifer Beals - friendly and gorgeous. Had some yoga lessons and she mingled with
the other students.

Goldie Hawn - came to my yoga class...very friendly as well, but her lips do look weird.

Sting - his teacher taught in our yoga class and Sting showed up. Nice guy but has a
certain pompous attitude in him
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The few actors I've met have all been nice and cordial to everyone.

Al Pacino-Very nice guy. Never realized how short he was. Met him through a friend's father during a luncheon.

Bruce Campbell-Went to one of his book signings. It was a smaller crowd so he was more than happy to chat it up and talk to everyone.

Will Smith-He was great. Talked to everyone and took a ton of pictures.

Tommy Lee Jones-Met him and Smith while they were filming Men in Black 2 near one of my summer jobs. Quiet and very humble. Had a great sense of humor when one of my co-workers jokingly asked, "When are you and Seagal gonna work together again?" He started laughing and his reply was, "When I'm in a role where he doesn't kick the tar out of me."
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Originally Posted by TheNightFlier
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Tommy Lee Jones-Met him and Smith while they were filming Men in Black 2 near one of my summer jobs. Quiet and very humble. Had a great sense of humor when one of my co-workers jokingly asked, "When are you and Seagal gonna work together again?" He started laughing and his reply was, "When I'm in a role where he doesn't kick the tar out of me."

That is pretty cool, I have heard different things about him. Nice to know he has a sense of humor.
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Met George Hamilton and his girlfriend or wife or whoever the hell she was in at the Beverly Center in LA. Total jerk. Self-important and arrogant. Too bad he was in THE GODFATHER PART III (my favorite movie series).

I also met Oliver Stone backstage after he appeared to speak at U.C. Davis. Yet another arrogant a--hole. Love [some] of his movies, can't stand the man. However, I think he discovered the actress who played the lead role in HEAVEN AND EARTH that evening.

I met many actresses who appeared in adult films. (Does that count?) Some were absolute sweethearts, others were just empty-headed.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
Cheech Marin - Ran so fast I didn't get him to sign the poster Chong just signed. So, a dick.
Ha, this kind of attitude is awesome: "How DARE he not stop and sign my poster! The man clearly does not know his priorities! What an asshole!"

As for me, I guess I'll share my celebrity story: like many others here, I got to briefly chat with Bruce Campbell during a book signing at a B&N in San Francisco when he was promoting his autobiography. He tried to guess my name before opening the book to see what it really was; he thought I was surely a "Tom."

I am not a Tom.

Not a whole lot other than that. I'm almost positive I saw George Lucas and his kids walking down Market Street in SF, but I'm not 100% sure.
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[QUOTE=johnnysd]A few:

I dated a girl in Hollywood for a while who had an "escort" as a roomate. Any yes, the Spitzer kind. I met the roommate several times. She was very pretty but kinda snotty and conceited, but photographed much prettier than she actually was. She later went on to be one of the top A list actresses and is pretty much a household name


Every single person who posted, listed who it was and what happened. You my friend, please, if your going to talk the walk, at least have the common decency to back it up. Just plain rude.
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Ha, this kind of attitude is awesome: "How DARE he not stop and sign my poster! The man clearly does not know his priorities! What an asshole!"
Well, it was after a q&a following Up In Smoke. There weren't many people trying to get his autograph. He could have been cool about it and hung around for an extra 10 min to make sure everyone was taken care of. That little extra bit would have made him as infinitely cool as David Cronenberg. Wait, scratch that, no one could possibly be that cool.
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Well, it was after a q&a following Up In Smoke. There weren't many people trying to get his autograph. He could have been cool about it and hung around for an extra 10 min to make sure everyone was taken care of. That little extra bit would have made him as infinitely cool as David Cronenberg. Wait, scratch that, no one could possibly be that cool.
I'm of the opinion that unless it's a convention or some sort of book/DVD signing, celebrities have no duty whatsoever to sign something or take a picture. Maybe he had other things to do, or maybe doesn't like giving autographs, who knows?

Then again, I've never understood this fascination with getting things signed by famous people. Not saying it's stupid, just that I don't understand it.
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Originally Posted by GreenVulture
I'm of the opinion that unless it's a convention or some sort of book/DVD signing, celebrities have no duty whatsoever to sign something or take a picture. Maybe he had other things to do, or maybe doesn't like giving autographs, who knows?

Then again, I've never understood this fascination with getting things signed by famous people. Not saying it's stupid, just that I don't understand it.
I didn't say it was his duty, merely that it would have been really nice of him to hang out for a bit. It's not the end of the world, but I would have liked to at least meet the guy. I'm not a autograph hound, but I have a thing for getting rare items I own signed if I meet someone.
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Then again, I've never understood this fascination with getting things signed by famous people. Not saying it's stupid, just that I don't understand it.
+1

I don't get the autograph thing either. I can kinda see wanting the picture, but I don't share that point of view. I'd be fine with just saying hello and leaving it at that.
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Then again, I've never understood this fascination with getting things signed by famous people. Not saying it's stupid, just that I don't understand it.
Ditto.
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A lot of celebrities don't want to sign stuff due to scalpers.

I've heard a few stories about people running into Bruce Willis and he was super friendly and talkative, but wouldn't sign any autographs.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
I'm not a autograph hound, but I have a thing for getting rare items I own signed if I meet someone.
The one cool-as-hell, rare item that I would love to own (I think Cultshock mentioned it on the "Sign-My-DVD" thread at the DVD forum) was that the cast members each signed a page of the "Book of the Dead" edition of Evil Dead. Good ol' Bruce specifically wrote "BURN THIS" on one of the pages. Geekdom treasure does not get cooler than that!
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I've heard a few stories about people running into Bruce Willis and he was super friendly and talkative, but wouldn't sign any autographs.
I've heard he hangs around movie forums....

He might even be on this one!
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Originally Posted by johnnysd

I dated a girl in Hollywood for a while who had an "escort" as a roomate. Any yes, the Spitzer kind. I met the roommate several times. She was very pretty but kinda snotty and conceited, but photographed much prettier than she actually was. She later went on to be one of the top A list actresses and is pretty much a household name.

Waiting patiently for the name drop......



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About 10 years ago, I stopped at a hotel in PA to get some cash since it had the only ATM off that exit, and ended up holding the door for James Earl Jones as he was walking out. He said, "Thank you, young man," I said, "You're welcome, Mr. Jones," and that was that. For some reason, I expected him to be shorter, but he's about as tall as I am (6'). He was nice enough to say thank you, so I would have to say he's a nice guy.

As I was getting cash out of the ATM, I overheard the girl behind the desk telling a friend (on the phone) that all of the guys at work kept telling her he was from Star Wars, but that she didn't remember a heavier black man being in Star Wars.
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I literally ran into OJ Simpson at a convention in New Jersey a couple years ago. I was walking outside and he was walking into the place. He was nice enough to stop and say hello and hows things going. Big smile on his face. He lloked like crap though, just old and worn down I mean.

I sold Mick Foley his Playstation 2. I was suprised how tall he really is. He was a great guy. Bought a bunch of sports games like baseball and hocky (no wrestling games).

I've met Dee Snider a few times. He's a nice enough guy but not someone who really likes talking about himself which is cool. I also worked with his son Jesse for awhile at a comic book store.

I've met more athletes than movie stars though I suppose. Eli Manning was cool, his brother was kind of a dick.
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I met Angelina Jolie while filming a movie here in Seattle called Life Or Something Like It. She was finishing filming at the Icon Grill downtown. Waited outside with a couple other girls that knew she was wrapping up. We weren't sure if she would come out to say hi, so I asked her publicist/assistant if she had a few minutes to come out and say hi. She went and asked Angelina, she came out to say hi, signed a couple autographs talked to us, I asked her out to coffee, she said thanks but she had to get back to the hotel and get out of wardrobe. I said "well i can help you out of that if you like" Angelina said "here are my assistants Rocco and Moose"

That last part was a poor attempt at humor and never happened I did ask her out to coffee, but the last part is not true.

AJ is super cool,very nice and super sexy. Great actress with a great attitude and very down to earth. The movie she was doing sucked though.

I met some others as well, nothing to write home about though, Bruce Willis was a dick when I ran into him at the Seattle Planet Hollywood grand opening. Carol Alt was super cool though

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