Starstruck! What famous people have you met?

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I played laser tag against Hugh Jackman once. By the looks of he was there with his kids for a birthday party or something, and a bunch of parents and kids. I'd taken my (at the time eight year old) brother to play with his friend, and since there was only three of us we were being folded into other groups. My brother's friend kept on saying that he though he saw Wolverine and I had no idea what he was talking about, until I saw Mr Jackman reading out the scores at the end of a match. It was pretty surprising.

Seemed like a pretty nice guy and none of us did anything stupid beyond some initial surprised gawking.

Needless to say when placed on the opposite team we kicked his arse.

I got my ticket signed by Claudio and Travis come Coheed and Cambria. I didn't get a chance to say much to either of them, but I was so star struck I could barely utter a word.

I once walked right into Tony Robinson (Baldrick from Blackadder) when he was at Cleeve Abbey in Washford, filming for Maid Marrian and her Merry Men.

I think I was about 10, and on a school trip, we weren't warned that they were filming the favourite show of many of the students at the time in the abbey. It was quite a shock!

Skiisk:
Being 'star struck' is so utterly stupid I can't even wrap my head around the whole concept. Someone help me out a bit: so you see someone who has appeared in a movie or in that glowing box with a glass wall that sits on the corner of your room and tells you what to think, and what happens then exactly? Do you get something? Do you win something? Is your life improved somehow? Do you get respect from your peers because you happened to buy from the same batch of Cornflakes as some celebrity? Because if so then you might want to change peers.

They are people. You know, like you. Or your friends, or your family. There are quite a lot of people all around you, just like the ones that you've seen in movies. Do you get off when you spot one of them in the grocery store?

I just don't get it. Don't you have any real accomplishments you could brag about? Is that it?

But they're famous people who are better than us.

Met Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob) after the "Get Old" podcast. It was sort of a let down, because I said 'It's nice to meet you' and he didn't seem to notice.

I posted a picture of it in the picture thread a few days ago.

Well, because visiting artists are awesome, I've met a lot of names from the art world that you'd prolly not know and my father epically ruined a meeting with a certain movie actor that I'm not going to name because it embarrasses me to this day, and the most random of all is the former Japanese vice minister of finance, whose business card is still in my business card holder.
I don't have any good stories, though...

Still, I don't really get "Star struck." Its a novelty that's just kind of passing, and the only famous people who actually do actively pine for star attention are probably not very happy...

I guess part of it is the whole "OMG you skipped Highschool!" thing. I'm not famous, but the assumptions people make over that are exhausting and its just stupid. And I don't want to make other people feel that way. I do reserve the right to give a genuine thanks for someone who has given me a lot of joy from their work, but that's only if its appropriate to do so. I'm just as keen to do it to an obscure stranger whose work I like.

This thread is funny because I am so bad with names I can't recall half of the people you guys are mentioning even if I most likely know them if I get a reference or picture.

For me:
Sami Hyypia at a football camp
Ding Junhui and Peter Ebdon (Snooker players) in Sheffield

Other than that, nothing much, it's a rarety to get to meet actual world wide celebs in Finland.

Skiisk:
Being 'star struck' is so utterly stupid I can't even wrap my head around the whole concept. Someone help me out a bit: so you see someone who has appeared in a movie or in that glowing box with a glass wall that sits on the corner of your room and tells you what to think, and what happens then exactly? Do you get something? Do you win something? Is your life improved somehow? Do you get respect from your peers because you happened to buy from the same batch of Cornflakes as some celebrity? Because if so then you might want to change peers.

They are people. You know, like you. Or your friends, or your family. There are quite a lot of people all around you, just like the ones that you've seen in movies. Do you get off when you spot one of them in the grocery store?

I just don't get it. Don't you have any real accomplishments you could brag about? Is that it?

Somebody's jealous.

i did encounter a bunch of famous people in my life, but most of them are only famous locally. so even if i tell you for exemple that i took a plane with pierre curzy, and meet the cowboy fringants before they were famous, not much chance that anybody would know what i'm talking about.

i guess the most internation encounter i had, was with former F1 pilot Jacques Villeneuve. he was invited in our store by intel for the promotion around the Montreal grand prix (at this time he was still active). i helped him to sit in the racing simulator that intel had installed in my departement, and we had a chance to talk to him and get things signed by him at the end in the backstore.

Voltaire and Adam Savage same Dragon*con (2010)

Kyoh:
A couple of years back, I saw Justin Bieber at a mall in Houston. A few seconds later I realized it was actually a thirteen year old girl.

how original...OT i met the guy who did the voice of master chief, and the lady who did the voice of trunks...fun

Barry White's Wife, The Asian girl from the Lizzie McGuire movie, and Johnny Depp.

I've met Caleb Shomo and Andre Whiting (vocalist and guitarist of Attack Attack!) they were super nice guys, they actually started talking to me first.

I met the girl who played Blaire on The Facts of Life at a Maire Callanders, she was nice.

That's about it :p

Not me, personally, but my dad met... what was his name? Oh yeah, Frankie Valli, in an elevator once.

Grottnikk:
I met Wayne Gretzky when I was a kid. Got the pic to prove it, too :). He wasn't much more than 19 or 20 at the time. He was very shy compared to the guy you see in commercials these days. Nice guy, though :).

Gee, and I thought it was cool that I met Jarome Iginla. Nice guy too btw. A lot bigger in person than he looks on tv.

OlasDAlmighty:

Somebody's jealous.

Of what, exactly? Or of whom, exactly? The only thing famous people have that I don't have is money, and money is something I'm perfectly capable of acquiring myself.

I did a small survey about this star struck business because it really is something I just don't understand, and it's bugging me. I mean do famous people hand out orgasms or something, because if so then I might get into it as well. Anyway, nobody really seemed to understand it, other than it being 'cool'. So I figured it's probably just something people of lower intellect like to do and that I will never understand, much like religion or watching Big Brother.

Guess I'm just too far above the average joe. Oh well, it's not a bad place to be.

kickyourass:
Never directly, but my uncle once met (as in had a conversation with) Patrick Stewart, AKA a man I would forfeit whole limbs to meet, and my sister saw Summer Glau in a supermarket once.

The closest I've come myself is, I met Drake on Chat Roulette once at least I think it was him.

One of my friends is goiung to to Huddersfield University where Patrick Stewart is the Chancellor. Even got to meet him on an open day.

Anyway, I once met Sienna Miller when she and Keira Knightley were filming a scene in my small Welsh town. Even got my picture taken with her.
Oh, and my mum's friend once met Orlando Bloom in a supermarket without realising it. They talked about which lettuce to buy.

Ahem,

Rolf Harris, Matt Lucas, Elton John, Ricky Gervais and the Queen.

I know I've met a few more, like the fat lady from Matilda and some old BBC presenter, but I forget their names.

Not sure if I have, I'm not one to remember famous people. They're just like you and I, except they've had publicity. My dad/other family members have met quite a few though. But seriously, why would they go to Newport?
(To get to Cardiff, obviously)

I met Elijah Wood a couple of years ago. If we're talking six degrees of separation, however, my downstairs neighbour met Carrie Fisher. And my old manager literally bumped in to Chris Pine.

ICP popped in the gas station my mom's ex worked at after a local show so I met them there.

Zakk Wylde after a Black Label Society show.

Lou Gramm (Foreigner lead singer) at a pizza place. He's actually from where I live, so I suppose it's not exactly a huge deal around these parts.

I spent about half an hour with Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock when they visited my zoo. I work with elephants and the owner of the zoo is one of the Dukes of England (his wife went to college with Sandra). That was pretty cool, they were both very nice people, very friendly and humble.

I'd love to meet Brad Jones from http://www.thecinemasnob.com/ and we actually live in the same state, but I never really met anyone famous.

I've met Richard Dawkins. I've also met Nick Clegg, before he was Deputy Prime Minister, and I'm not sure if he counts as famous.

A number of years ago my nan lived next to Julie Walters, the woman who played Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter series. She's moved into much bigger homes by now but back then I talked to her quite often (was around 10yo or so). Even had tea a few times. She's a lovely woman, very polite and I'm happy to see she's made such success.
We no longer meet as she's too far away now but we're still on each others Christmas card list.

I've also had Kevin Smith and Alice Cooper sign stuff for me but I don't count that as "meeting them"

Queen Elizabeth II and various Rangers & Celtic players.

Not at the same time obviously.

No one that big really but:
Daniel Sloss after a show of his, I shook hands and shared about 3 words with John Mayer pretty much during a show of his and Ewan McGregor and the other one from Long Way Round since the producer's daughter goes to my school so they dropped by before they went (I wwas about 8 at the time)

Jamie Lannister, well the actor who plays him. He played a round of a roulette-type game in the booth I worked at in an amusement park. He had his daughter with him and a massive manly beard. Don't really get starstruck, but when I meet someone famous, that I like, I do get a bit excited. I would totally wave at Neil Degrasse Tyson for example.

I'm not really excited about celebrities but it was pretty cool when I got to 'meet' James Blunt. Also to my eternal shame, my sister dragged me around the city until we met Nick Jonas and Delta Goodrem.

I would still enjoy meeting some of my favorite Halo 3 players or Notch.

I met Craig Charles (Lister, Red Dwarf), Kenny Baker (R2D2) and Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick) at Manchester MCM expo last year. I was impressed with the line-up, MCMs usually have quite crappy guests xD
I also saw Jimmy Carr in Scotland but didn't stop him because he looked like he didn't want to be disturbed >w<;

Had a night out with the Bloodhound Gang. After the gig me and my pals were the last ones in the club, shortly before closing time; we were just about to finish our drinks and leave when Jimmy Pop plonked himself on the seat next to me and proceeded to buy half of the club's liquor supply. We partied through the entire night with the band and a bunch of delightfully debauched girls... best night ever.

I'm in the hospitality industry and worked in a high end restaurant for six years so quite a few.

I've cooked for bands like The Corrs, AC/DC and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Even got to see Flea and the gang from their table. John Howard back when he was Prime Minister. Reg Grundy - Big Australian TV exec, owns the Grundy Television Network.

My family has had happy birthday sung to my Dad by INXS who just so happened to be dining next to us that night.

I've met Brisbane Broncos elites Wally Lewis, Alan Langer and Gene Miles.

I've chatted with Winter Olympic Gold Medalist Steve Bradbury.

I've gotten drunk with former Tea Party lead singer Jeff Martin.

Those are probably the stand outs

I studied film at a film studio in London, so I've met a few. We're not supposed to harrass them however.
Dominic West (McNulty from The Wire)
Colin Firth. I actually walked into him because I wasn't looking where I was going.
Cameron Diaz.
I gave Alan Rickman directions.

Outside of there, I met Eddie Izzard the other day.
Also I met Ewan McGregor a few years back after he did Guys and Dolls in the West End.

Gordie Howe (Hockey legend)and Terry Fox's mom, forget her name. But anyways thats about it.

Had a brief encounter with Masahiko Minami (President of Studio BONES) and Masahiro Ando (Director of Sword of the Stranger) at MCM Expo one time. Got their autographs and got complimented on my pronounciation of thank you in japanese. That was pretty cool.

I cussed Colin Baker at a different year's MCM, me and a few friends walked past his booth and he was alone and as we were in front, I just said 'It's only Colin Baker'. Bit harsh probably but I'm not a big fan of old Doctor Who.

And finally, I met Stephen K Amos briefly after he did a gig at my Uni's theatre. He almost didn't believe that my name was real until I assured him. Got an autograph out of it again, not bad.

I met Rowan Atkinson in the B&Q store in Peterborough. I didn't have anything to sign or sign with so I shook his hand instead.

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