View Full Version : What famous people have you seen in rl?

01-15-2008, 08:04 PM
Just the other day George Bush senior and his wife came to the grocery store I work at in Houston, TX. They came in a black suburban, and secret service was on either end of the grocery isle while the old farts picked out their grocerys. Pretty cool, its a small world. Anyone else seen some famous people when they didnt expect it?

01-15-2008, 08:16 PM
Well, the first ones that I can think of are Elijah Wood (never talked to him, just saw him walking past me) the guy who played Jaws in the James Bond movies, Ray Parks (I talked with him for about five minutes, nice fella) and the guy who played Haldir in the Lord of the Rings (talked with him for a while too).

El Sitherino
01-15-2008, 08:53 PM
Kareem Abdul Jabar. I was little as hell, so it was like talking to a tree.

Freaked me the hell out, but impressed me.

The Bush's, Carlin, that's about it mostly.

01-15-2008, 08:54 PM
I met Chris Rock......... well, not the famous one, but I did meet Chris Rock... he was white and balding :p

In much the same fashion, my sister has spoken with James Brown and William Clinton... again, not the famous ones, but still, it's amusing enough to make a mention of, no? :D

01-15-2008, 09:02 PM
Alberto Gonzales spoke at my sister's associates graduation ceremony.

Also, my friend's dad once had a conversation with George Lucas in an airport.

Oh, and my sister saw Billy Bob Thornton eating at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, where she used to work.

01-15-2008, 09:20 PM
Weird Al at a concert.

Joe Dumars came to my school to speak at a pep rally (Hall of Fame NBA player).

I can't think of any others off the top of my head.

01-15-2008, 09:29 PM
Alberto Gonzales spoke at my sister's associates graduation ceremony.

When was this?

01-15-2008, 10:03 PM
Ali - Really nice guy
Ron White - Same thing but with a dirtier vocabulary

01-15-2008, 10:33 PM
When was this?

May 6th 2005. I took a picture:


Oh yeah, I can't believe I forgot to mention this. My friend and his buddy went to an event that George W. Bush went to, and they asked to take a picture with him. He said it only lasted about a split second.


My friend is on the right.

Samuel Dravis
01-15-2008, 11:39 PM
Mm, I've seen the Dalai Lama, the current and previous pope, Garth Nix (well, he's semi-famous anyway), spoke with Ed Roland and the rest of the band Collective Soul... errr... Stephen Hawking too. I can't remember any others atm.

01-16-2008, 12:41 AM
Err. None really, but my dad chatted with Mike Rowe at SeaTac airport (the dude on Dirty Jobs).

01-16-2008, 04:15 AM
Joss Whedon and the cast of Veronica Mars. and Jon voight.

Darth Groovy
01-16-2008, 05:12 AM
I interviewed Ice-T for a college newspaper once. And I had a couple drinks with Al Jourgensen, frontman/founder of Ministry, my favorite group, back in 1995. I got back stage access to the next tour.

Mace MacLeod
01-16-2008, 06:11 AM
Got a restaurant reservation screwed up as our table was double-booked by Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.

Knew Nickelback personally when they were just starting to come up through the ranks in Vancouver's club circuit (when Vancouver actually had a club circuit for live music), and was a good friend of Matthew Goode's old bass player.

Other borderline interesting bits: one of my cousins accidentally kicked Brad Pitt in the head during the filming of Legends of the Fall, another cousin regularly delivers UPS packages to Malcolm Jamal-Warner, and I once assisted in repairing a motorhome after Justin Timberlake managed to burn out the entire bedroom suite in an incident involving groupies and candles in Whistler. True stories.

01-16-2008, 08:48 AM
Well, I've met my share of famous people:

I've met two U.S. Senators (Rick Santorum and Arlen Specter) and I met Franco Harris when I was younger. I met the Mayor of Columbus several times and I've met every member of Columbus City Council, as well as several state reps, as well as sharing an elevator ride with the speaker of the Ohio House and several others. Eh... I'll meet more.

01-16-2008, 09:55 AM
I've been working as a tech in various concert venues for well over a decade now.

So... Far too many to mention.

The latest ones that come to mind are Christopher Guest (from Spinal Tap and Princess Bride...) and his wife Jamie Leigh Curtis.

Bill Maher filmed his latest HBO special at our place last summer... but he's kind of an *******.

I hung out for a while with Carlos Santana about 10 years ago. That was uber cool!

01-16-2008, 11:40 AM
Met Elvira, Mistress of the Dark when I was a kid (damaged me for life and I'm loving it).
Bumped into Lou Diamond Phillips in an IHOP.
Met a lot of bands when I worked for a concert venue here in Phoenix.

01-16-2008, 02:21 PM
Noel Edmonds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Edmunds)

I win!

01-16-2008, 06:50 PM

I win!

01-16-2008, 11:46 PM

I win!
I am ghetto jesus which is better than the original

El Sitherino
01-17-2008, 12:22 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot, I met Chuck Norris.

A couple of times.

Jae Onasi
01-17-2008, 01:43 AM
Styx, Chicago, got some autographs by 4Him. Sold about $100 worth of steak to REO Speedwagon when I was working at a little grocery near Branson, MO and they happened to be on tour. I didn't realize til after they left who they were. Waved at President Bush as he passed by on a large touring bus (the security for that was pretty tight). Saw Kofi Annan (former UN Sec'y-General) at hubby's graduation and listened to Shimon Peres (then foreign minister in Israel, former Prime Minister, and current President of Israel) speak at my commencement. I saw Bill Clinton when he was running in the Ohio primary for the Democrat ticket for President in '92--he spoke at a rally at Ohio State.
I saw Mandy Patinkin in concert twice (fabulous singer in addition to actor), and he sent me a handwritten thank you note for the cookies and brownies I had baked for his crew and him.

01-17-2008, 01:56 AM
Over here in Vancouver there are a ton of movies being filmed. I know that T2 was filmed here. I think my mom saw the actor who was in the highlander tv series. My sister saw the entire cast of Smallville since it was filmed at her school.

01-17-2008, 06:55 AM

Styx is actually from the town that I live, and the mother of one of my good friend actually dated the drummer in high school.

01-17-2008, 09:06 AM

Okay, exit door - that way.

01-17-2008, 02:54 PM
Elvis@Wal*Mart :)

01-17-2008, 04:26 PM
When I was younger, I volunteered for Rudy Giuliani when he was running reelection for mayor, I got to meet him for about ten seconds. President Clinton came to my college to give a speech and I got to shake his hand. I was eating brunch in a restaurant last September and Bill Parcells was there, so I said hi. When I was about 13 I saw Arthur Ashe walking across the street in New York. I think that's it.

01-17-2008, 05:42 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot, I met Chuck Norris.

A couple of times.

Bull****, he leaves no survivors. Ever.

01-17-2008, 08:31 PM
well...... I've seen Jonathan Davis, Amy Lee, and the people from Flyleaf at a concert....

01-17-2008, 09:11 PM
Oh... I forgot... At least one current Presidential Candidate:

Did the sound at a John McCain press conference a couple of years ago.

01-18-2008, 01:24 AM
I met Professional wrestler Rob Van Dam and Governor Carcieri of Rhode Island and a have a signed autograph from Tony Hawk and a post card from Author Will Hobes which was actually a school project from middle school.

Chase Windu
01-20-2008, 06:06 PM
I saw George Bush Jr. and his wife several years ago when he came to Sioux City when he was running for a second term in office. Didn't meet them. Just saw them on stage form a long distance.

Oh yeah, I also met "Santa" at the mall once when I was a kid.:p

I've also met or saw a few local celebs that are only on our local television stations.