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    ok, well i didn't actually meet this guy, but just a couple minutes ago i saw UFC fighter diego sanchez and his girlfriend UFC model ali sonoma in a local health food store. i would have said something to them, but they looked like they maybe didn't want to be bothered. when i thought about it, i didn't really know what to say to them anyway.

    i've also seen willem dafoe walking down the street (many years ago). and i once showered with the boston celtics (few years ago, when they sucked).


    anyone have any interesting stories about meeting famous types?
    now i'm here, and history is vindicated.

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    I've never actually met anyone but Chuck Norris spoke at my HS when I was a freshman or sophomore
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_John
    and i once showered with the boston celtics (few years ago, when they sucked).
    Chuckle, chuckle...

    I apologise for my immaturity and shall go get my coat...

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    I've met a bunch of professional sports players and a few college ones.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Quid
    Chuckle, chuckle...


    Dear Lord, that was priceless.



    Anyhow, for famous people I have met? Well, it's a little tough to remember, to be honest (the fact I'm dead tired doesn't help), but here goes:

    Ron Stackhouse
    Eugen Müller - click on his name for a description, though in German (a cousin of mine, though I won't say how close - we don't share the same surname anyways, so it doesn't really matter)
    Robert Gysae - I can't really say for sure if I met him or not, as I would have been fairly young, but there's a good chance I did, since he was a really close family friend

    I'm searching through my memory to see what I can find, but nothing more is coming up so far.

    EDIT: I'm not including famous people I've only seen, just people I've met.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quid
    Chuckle, chuckle...

    I apologise for my immaturity and shall go get my coat...

    Quid
    you're quick. i thought about replacing some words before posting that, but i didn't think anyone would catch the (originally unintentional) pun. forgot the org is full of vultures. then again, you are a grizzled veteran.
    now i'm here, and history is vindicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_John
    you're quick. i thought about replacing some words before posting that, but i didn't think anyone would catch the (originally unintentional) pun. forgot the org is full of vultures. then again, you are a grizzled veteran.
    It was irresistable...

    More on topic...

    I have met quite a few c-lebs. Among them some German nobility (I had the misfortune of teaching a 'von Hohenzollern', for example).

    I have met Willi Bogner (think sports wear and James Bond), Nickolas Hayek and family (Swatch), Bruno Kernen (skiing), shook hands with and exchanged words with Prince Charles, talked to Andy Brehme (football) and taught his son etc. Too many I can remember, to be honest. I am sure I have forgotten some that, bar Prince Charles, you lot actually know...

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    i guess celebrity is relative.
    now i'm here, and history is vindicated.

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    I shook hands with Arnold Schwarzenneger when I was like five... he was speaking at state capitol or something. And then much more recently I ran into the biggest anti-jew of em' all Mel Gibson, at a local bar (guess he owns a ranch around here...) seemed like a decent guy, but he was pretty disconnected. I didn't really realize it was him at first, the huge beard was a pretty good disguise.

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    When i was 3 i saw John Major (British PM) shopping in my local kwik-save. Then again, i've never had the best facial recognition, and i was 3, so it was probably just some random old guy. Who looked a lot like John Major...
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    Fame is relative. I'm in good terms with many people in my area(s) of interest and contact regularly. Artists of various disciplines, authors etc. who would be recognised by many while meaning nothing to the rest.

    Also I know the grandmother of a famous football (known to a certain minority as soccer ) player.
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    Well, I've conversed with animators who have worked at big names *cough*BlueSkyStudios*cough*Dreamworks*cough*Disney*cough* on the animation forums I frequent...I already feel priviledged.

    EDIT: Funny...there's no space before the 'y' in 'Disney,' yet one shows up...
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    I shook hands and talked briefly with Sir Sean Connery on one of his visits to Australia.

    He did not mention who he was, he was trying to keep it secret I suppose.

    But you could see through the long, shaggy brown hair, starry glasses and flowery blouse he was wearing.

    Very forceful man.

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    famous people on worldscale let's think:

    Just seen up close:
    Gorbatsjov, Bush senior and their wives when they visited powerful (and a bit corrupt) businessman near my home.

    Actually talked to (although briefly):
    A lot of the well known (ex)cyclist like Tom Boonen, paolo Betinni, Robby McEwen, Eddy Merkx, Johan Museeuw, ...
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    Shook hands with and made Phil the Greek laugh.

    Probably some others, but I can't remember them - so they can't have been that famous...

    Went to school with someone who acted in Master & Commander...

    Me, every time I look in the mirror...
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    Let“s see...

    Talked for a couple of minutes and got an autograph with all of the following:

    again...."famous" is relative

    Kurt Angle ->Olympic Gold Medal Winner / Professional Wrestler

    Samoa Joe ( aka Nuufolau Joel "Joe" Seanoa) -> Professional Wrestler

    Joćo Garcia - Famous Portuguese Climber - the guy's climbed Everest

    JOSÉ RODRIGUES DOS SANTOS - Portuguese Journalist and author

    David Fonseca - Portuguese musician
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    I've a met a whole lot of Punk bands from the 90's.
    I hung out with them backstage and even provided some of them with a place to sleep.
    The most popular person was probably Billy Joe of Green Day.
    A nice guy on the "Kerplunk" tour but later encounters proved that the fame didn't become him well.
    I've occasionally come across German actors and TV personalities but I usually don't approach them.

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    made Phil the Greek laugh.
    I would ask what the joke was, but given the context it would probably get you banned

    I suppose on a world scale, the only well-known person I've met & conversed with would be Desmond Tutu, he was tiny, only reaches my chin, but his presence is huge, a real charisma about him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin
    Let“s see...

    Talked for a couple of minutes and got an autograph with all of the following:

    again...."famous" is relative

    Kurt Angle ->Olympic Gold Medal Winner / Professional Wrestler

    Samoa Joe ( aka Nuufolau Joel "Joe" Seanoa) -> Professional Wrestler




    Really? I know Where Kurt angle Lives (live in Pittsburgh I do, and I can look this up on our counrty database thingy )

    I did get a Autograph from Superstar Billy Gram (misspell his name lol) when he came to our Bookstore not far from my house, and my Brother got a Jenna Haze's Autograph (Porn Star), but that about it.

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    I think I saw some of them celebrity thingies on television once. Was it last year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by {BHC}AntiWarmanCake88
    Really? I know Where Kurt angle Lives (live in Pittsburgh I do, and I can look this up on our counrty database thingy )

    I did get a Autograph from Superstar Billy Gram (misspell his name lol) when he came to our Bookstore not far from my house, and my Brother got a Jenna Haze's Autograph (Porn Star), but that about it.
    Yup...TNA Wrestling did a house show here in Lisbon last year...I waited by the back door of the arena after the show and got to met both of them when they came out....

    we actually got a Kurt Angle - Samoa Joe match on that house show...it was a great match....

    EDIT:

    Also...if pornstars count..

    then I´ve met Anastasia Mayo twice at conventions.
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    I havnt but my Dad (Who used to fit pool tables) told jesus to get the **** off a pool table because he was trying to move it, but theres one small twist

    This Jesus is formally and better known as David Icke

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    Arrigo Sacchi in an airport. Also David Hasselhoff, Beyonce, Al Pacino, came to speak at my university. I saw on the street: Bertie Ahern, HRM Juan Carlos I and HRM Sofia, Madonna... There are more, but I guess these are the most famous ones. Others would be football players, singers/musicians, and some local politicians.

    Honourable mention goes for my granddad who met Fidel Castro back in the Bay of Pigs days.
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    I talked to Mickhail Gorbachev once, and shook his hand.

    I was also approached by Philip Seymour Hoffman (from the Big Lebowski) and asked where a theater was at a local college where I was working. Unfortunately I had only been there a couple of days so I really didn't know my way around yet.

    I've also shaken Bill Clinton's hand and met Howard Dean on a number of occasions.

    Otherwise I've seen Bernie Sanders (Senator from Vermont), Al Gore, and probably a bunch of miscellaneous Vermont politicians speak.
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    ...uh...

    Well.....

    ..........

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    While the Los Angeles Lakers were in Hawaii, I was on an elevator with Shaquille O'Neill. No joke. (Or was it Kobe Bryant?)

    Anyway, that week, me and my family happened to be there, at the same hotel.


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    Funny Lemur celebrity story:

    So I'm interviewing for a media job I really want. I'm sitting in a cafe in Greenwich Village in NYC, talking to the editor. I'm completely focused on her, my whole sphere of concentration is on what she has to say. It's pretty busy in the cafe, and a couple sits next to us, the guy's elbow rubbing mine. Not very cool. It's loud, too. I'm straining to hear her as she talks.

    The couple next to us is kind of loud, but I shut them out of my head. This is a job I'm after, and I'm not gonna get distracted. Finally they leave, and I see them jumping on bicycles outside. I can move my left arm again.

    "Wow, you sure keep your cool," the editor tells me. I have no idea what she's talking about. I smile, which is the best thing to do when you're completely clueless.

    "I mean, Brad Pitt and Gwynneth Paltrow are eating lunch next to us, and you act like they're nobody at all. That's wild," she said.

    Ah. Now I knew who that guy elbowing me was. The only thing to do was roll with it. "I didn't want to stare or be weird," I said, lying through my teeth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemur
    Funny Lemur celebrity story:

    So I'm interviewing for a media job I really want. I'm sitting in a cafe in Greenwich Village in NYC, talking to the editor. I'm completely focused on her, my whole sphere of concentration is on what she has to say. It's pretty busy in the cafe, and a couple sits next to us, the guy's elbow rubbing mine. Not very cool. It's loud, too. I'm straining to hear her as she talks.

    The couple next to us is kind of loud, but I shut them out of my head. This is a job I'm after, and I'm not gonna get distracted. Finally they leave, and I see them jumping on bicycles outside. I can move my left arm again.

    "Wow, you sure keep your cool," the editor tells me. I have no idea what she's talking about. I smile, which is the best thing to do when you're completely clueless.

    "I mean, Brad Pitt and Gwynneth Paltrow are eating lunch next to us, and you act like they're nobody at all. That's wild," she said.

    Ah. Now I knew who that guy elbowing me was. The only thing to do was roll with it. "I didn't want to stare or be weird," I said, lying through my teeth.
    So did you get the job?

    To continue - same room as Phil's wife, same functions as several MPs (not saying much, but hey), met a few (generally when they were ex-MPs), I'll think of more later... (Don't tend to remember this kinda thing)

    Oh, and I made HRH laugh because I was (not intentionally) making some poor girl make a fool out of herself in a command task.
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    So did you get the job?
    Yup. And I wound up interviewing celebrities for my money. Weird how things work out. Gotta admit, I hated it though. I never-ever want to go back to the world of celebrity worship ever again. It pays well, but it sucks your soul out.
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    I got an autograph from Tim Brown once (after waiting in a line lol). I've also met John Villa who won a Super Bowl with the Oakland Raiders, and who I've held quite a few conversations with. My soccer coach at my community college (or Junior College/JC), is Tony Igwe who captained the Nigerian national team in a World Cup, and who played against Pele several times...tho the picture of him and Pele shows Pele gracefully dribbling through several Nigerian's including himself trying to catchup lol. Also, a teammate of mine from this years' season is the son of the guy who coached the Togo's national team at the World Cup whom I watched play Switzerland in Dortmund. And the closest I've ever been to a BIG named celebrity was that my mom went to high school with Tom Hanks... in which she never had a class with him tho...
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