JCC The "So I met a celebrity" thread.

Discussion in 'Community' started by Adam of Nuchtern, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Met Temuera Morrison and Jeremy Bulloch at different UK collecting events in the same year (2005). Got my pic taken with each one as well as autographed pics.

    And I've shaken the hand of one US president. Figures that it was Nixon. He dedicated a building in the town I was living in in Connecticut in the early 70s. Since I was not yet an adult I just followed some people into the VIP section and got near the front behind the barrier. When he went by followed by his wife Pat he shook my hand as well as those of others in the front.

    And I've met pretty much all of the Red Dwarf regulars at collecting shows and a book signing they did for Forbidden Planet back when the series was still airing on BBC2.
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  2. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I've been in the same room with President Obama three times but never got close enough to shake his hand.
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  3. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Nixon's the only president I've seen in person. Figures it's the only one that had to resign in disgrace.
  4. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    I've barely seen or met any politicians. Saw Deval Patrick once at an event, sat behind Ted Kennedy in a movie theatre in the Cape, saw Stephen Colbert on his show (he counts, he ran for president!), and saw Condoleezza Rice at my sister's college graduation. Then I've met a bunch of local congressmen and other state officials, including Barney Frank.
  5. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    My mom and I were stopped at a traffic light so that Jon Edwards' motorcade from when he was running for Vice President could drive by. Didn't see Edwards but saw the Bus or whatever it was he was in.
  6. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    That was probably the most surreal conversation you've ever had.
  7. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    He probably narrated the experience and made it deep and meaningful.
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  8. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    And then suddenly Klaus Kinski came out of one of the stalls.
  9. JackG Force Ghost

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    Your poor sister.
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  10. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Last month I went hiking with Dax Shepard.

    By went hiking with I mean I followed him and his girlfriend up a mountain trail for fifteen minutes from a discrete distance while texting all my friends about how I was WALKING RIGHT BEHIND CROSBY BRAVERMAN

    Also I WAS ON THE SAME AIRPLANE AS THE CSU SAN MARCOS MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM OH YEAH last week
  11. jacktherack Force Ghost

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    my oldest brother used to play basketball in high school and went up against kris humphries. my brother met green day circa 97 when they were actually good and got their autograph. i can't remember who but we got brock lesnar's autograph circa 2003 when he was originally wrestling. i don't think you've ever heard of him but i met littlekuriboh creator of the abridged series at a convention and gave him a figure which he later tweeted about...
  12. solojones Chosen One

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    Tons for work (the Emmys would be great for celebrity bingo) and a couple out and about (maybe the best random one being eating dinner at the table next to Christian Bale). Yet I was more envious of my roommate who met Buzz Aldrin at an event she was catering.
  13. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Most people would mention Kristen Bell first and then Dax Shepard :p
  14. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I almost met the Pope. The real one, not the current one, but he declined Debo's invitation to join with us.
  15. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Please tell me he dropped a ton of f-bombs when his steak wasn't cooked properly.
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  16. Space_Caboose Jedi Master

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    Oh look there's me walking behind Jeremih and E-40.
  17. solojones Chosen One

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    Nah, he was with someone and what I presume was his kid and her kid. And he seemed perfectly happy and was polite to the servers and such. The best part was when the restaurant (this was at Disneyland) started playing a piano version of "The Kings of New York" from Newsies. I'm sure it was just part of their loop of Disney piano music, but still, it was just one of those sublimely awesome moments for me.
  18. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    I met Jake Lloyd. Chatted with him a bit then invited him to a party back at the HatVilla. Sadly he didn't show, but we had a great time.
  19. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    OH GOOD FOR YOU. AND HOW WAS IT?
  20. heels1785 Jedi Draft and Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    Said hi to Bill Murray at a minor league baseball game once. He nodded back.

    Also met Zach Thomas, Jason Taylor, Bart Scott, Tomlinson, and Braylon Edwards at a Jets-Pats game.
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  21. ophelia Cards Against Humanity Host. Ex-Mod

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    My cousin cleared away George Lucas' dirty salad plate one time. The same cousin's guitar teacher's wife once sold a harmonica to Bob Dylan's roadie.

    We're hard up for celebrity meetings in the heartland. :(
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  22. LifeInTechnicolor Jedi Master

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    I met the Band Perry(country band) at a free concert at a BBQ place in Albuquerque.I talked to Kimberly Perry and she said she had never heard of my name.:)
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  23. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    I met Buzz Aldrin at his book signing. :)
  24. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    The closest I've come to meeting a celebrity has always been at Walt Disney World, where I encountered Michael J. Fox (1993-ish) and Warwick Davis. (Star Wars Weekends 2008). I didn't actually meet them....MJF was standing a few feet away during a parade at Disney-MGM, while Warwick Davis was hosting a costume trivia thing inside what is now the "American Idol" building.

    As for "celebrities" I've actually interacted with....just voice actor Scott Innes. His daughter was one of my underlings when I managed the party store.
    He's more of a local celebrity anyway....though the fact he's worked with Mark Hamill and Frank Welker is pretty neat in a "Six Degrees of Separation" kind of way. :p
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  25. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    I will say that for anyone who goes to any convention that Her Universe is at, try to meet Ashley Eckstein. Ashley is probably one of the sweetest people on the face of the earth. Her husband David is usually there as well, and he's a former MLB MVP. Super nice guy as well!