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 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 9:02 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

In my L.A. days I was lucky to have met many people in all aspects of Film and TV/ Entertainment business.

Some of the most memorable being:

Composers Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, James Horner, Georges Delerue, directors Steven Spielberg, Ed Zwick, Joe Dante, Mark Rydell, David Seltzer, Franklin Schaffner, David Anspaugh, Christopher Guest, Ridley Scott, Emilio Estevez, Michael Landon, Robby Benson, Cinematographers Allen Daviau, Januz Kaminski, Victor J. Kemper, James Crabe and actors John Lithgow, David Suchet, Melinda Dillon, Anthony Hopkins, Sean Penn, John Shea, Martin Short, Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Jacqueline Bisset, Sally Field, Jonathan Harris, Sammy Davis Jr. and many others.

I would still someday love to meet my all-time favorite actor Al Pacino. I worked as an extra on HEAT and was close to him but never got to speak with him. Would like to meet Francis Ford Coppola.

Would have loved to have met the late John Denver, Miklos Rozsa, Sydney Pollack, Sidney Lumet, Rod Serling.

Who have you been lucky to meet and who would you still like to meet?

These can be people you admire and appreciate their work. The fame is probably just what brought them to our attention.

 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 9:41 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To be honest too many to mention both during my film career and in other jobs which ironically lead me to many entertainment stars. A smaller list are people who I wish I had met but I was too young to meet them or they were not reachable in other parts of the world.Some off the top of my head- PETER CUSHING-[was too old to be in my films] BORIS KARLOFF,i way to young - ALFRED HITCHCOCK,ROBERT WISE.BROOKE SHIELDS[Close but no cigar, ha-ha] LEO BUSCAGLIA, MORT ADLER, ETC ETC

 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 9:46 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Interesting Dan. I did meet Robert Wise and was introduced to him by young director Emilio Estevez on the set of Emilio's WISDOM. I had met Emilio a few years earlier on ST. ELMO'S FIRE. Wise was a mentor of Emilio's and was visiting the set one day. I told Wise that I liked his collaborations with Jerry Goldsmith on THE SAND PEBBLES and STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE and he said he loved working with Jerry and that he was a great composer. He was very nice.

 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 12:30 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

The only one I can think of that I've met is John Denver, at a showing of "Star Wars" back in 1986. Only spoke briefly, but he seemed nice.

I've been in proximity to a few as well, including the above-mentioned Emilio Estevez (also in 1986, at a showing of "Aliens").

As for those I'd *like* to meet, I could go on and on....

 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 6:16 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

William Shatner. His Kirk often showed me how Humanity could be great and profound, and I`d both like to explain that importance to him and thank him for it.

I didn`t have the money for a stage show (one-man comedy/monologue) he was doing here last year, which would have guaranteed at least the briefest of meetings off-stage afterward.

 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

I wouldn't say there are people who are famous that I'd like to meet.

A long time ago, I used to work part time at the London department store where my father also worked. I'd travel to London by train to work at the store on thursday evenings and on saturdays. I was still in school at the time. I used to be able to run from Oxford Street to Charing Cross Station in 10 minutes flat wearing a suit and raincoat to try and catch, if possible, the next train home following my stint at work.

My father met many people in his job, some of whom were names. You could say it was an occupational hazard. In the course of his work, he became an acquaintance of Barry Morse. They were on friendly terms, though not familiar as friends. Mr Morse was a customer with whom my father had obviously made an impression. One day, when I was working at the London store, my father came down the escalator from the department where he worked to the department where I was working and by his side was Barry Morse. He was trim and a little lanky from being a fitness enthusiast. He was wearing sportswear and was obviously taking a run around the block, but had popped in for a friendly visit on his way. My dad had brought Mr Morse specially to say 'hello.' We exchanged pleasantries, shook hands and talked briefly.

A while later, my father brought something home from work that Barry Morse had given him to give to me. It was a folder, complete with external identification, containing the materials for learning his role as professor Victor Bergman in Space 1999. All the other actors on the series were probably issued with the same. I also had a signed photograph. It could have been due to our conversation, because Space 1999 was a series for which he was most recognisably known at that time and one of the few things I could talk about with him on anything like a one to one level. I can't remember what we talked about exactly because I'd been taken completely by surprise by my father, who does like to spring this sort of thing unannounced and it was also a long, long time ago. To this day, I have no idea why Mr Morse gave me what must have been quite personal property. But he did. Maybe he had copies to give away to whomsever he felt so inclined, though I rather doubt it. These materials have, most regrettably, long since been lost. I do remember a 2 or 3-view diagram of the communication devices the alphans used in the series as being part of the list of items to be familiarised. It was a nicely set out package consisting of several leaflets outlining everthing about moonbase Alpha you ever needed to know as an overview. At the end of the day all I can say is he was a very generous, charming and kind man.

Barry and Sydney Morse were a wonderful couple who cared for each other and others deeply. As a family, we would receive the newsletters they circulated to keep people on their contact list informed of things that were happening within their orbit. It was such a friendly sense of community they had. Then, one day, the mailings stopped. First Sydney, then Barry passed away. But I'll always remember him with fondness even though I never really knew him.

 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Who have you been lucky to meet?

Jean-Luc Godard in a movie theater.

 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

The only really famous people I've met and chatted with are John Barry, Vinnie Jones and Graham Norton. A particularly disparate trio!


 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Hmmmm...I've been lucky to meet quite a few...many of which were at one particular event...the ones which stood out for me there were Roger Moore, Griff Rhys Jones, Terry Wogan (if we are not limiting this to film world), and many of the Royal Family (including a lengthy chat with Her Maj)...I was lucky enough to work briefly with the band Blur in the 90's - all too briefly...literally bumped into Greg Davies in Edinburgh a couple of years ago, some guy from the band Blue (the Missus spotted him on the same plane as us and introduced me to him...he was famous...apparently...)...almost got run over by a taxi containing Brian May and Anita Dobson (they were very gracious)...lived for a long time very close to the actress Angela Bruce (will be a familiar face to many UK TV viewers - lovely lady), had coffee with Barbara Windsor once (we shopped in the same ASDA), was at university with Iain Lee (again, familiar face on UK TV) and the guy from the Gillette advert with the disappearing bard...but he was a wanker...

...and a few others...

...but I would give it all up to meet John Williams.

 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

the bass player from Muse is the only famous person I know off that i've met. it was years ago when they opened for U2 at the Georgia Dome. that's about it. he was pretty nice. never smiles though.

don't have any desire to meet famous people though. one thing people always say about Michael Jordan is how they were huge fans till they met him.

 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I've gone to several conventions over the last twelve years, so I've met a number of people. Some of them might not have been "famous," but were otherwise popular within their genres and such. Some that immediately come to mind are Bruce Campbell, Danielle Harris, Robert Picardo, Marc Singer, Heather Langenkamp, Dick Warlock (long-time Kurt Russell stunt double), Ernie Hudson and Adrienne Barbeau. Also met John Carpenter, effects wizard Stan Winston and, before he was even well-known in the US, Jason Statham. He was really awesome.

As for those I'd like to meet, that'd be a huge list, but would include Kurt Russell, Harrison Ford, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Steven Spielberg and Joe Dante.

I haven't really had many bad experiences meeting anyone famous, but the rudest were Tony Todd and (especially) Val Kilmer, who was a real douchebag.

 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I suppose not famous, but I went to a Starbucks with Nicki Clyne. (Cally from BSGTNS)

 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

Maud Adams, Sean Astin, Susan Backlinie, Kenny Baker, David Barclay, Michael Beck, Charlie Bewley, Michael Biehn, Linda Blair, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Richard Bonehill, Billy Boyd, Doug Bradley, Richard Brooker, Jeb Brophy, Billy Bryan, Jeremy Bulloch, David Carradine, Michael Carter, Veronica Cartwright, Justin Chon, Chad Coleman, Ken Colley, Anthony Daniels, Warwick Davis, Matt DeMerritt, Sarah Douglas, Brad Dourif, Robert Englund, David Faustino, Lou Ferrigno, Joe Flanigan, Ken Foree, Edward Furlong, Edi Gathegi, Richard Gibson, Danny Glover, Julian Glover, Jenette, Goldstein, Gunnar Hansen, Kim Hartman, Noah Hathaway, Lance Henriksen, Kane Hodder, Michael Ironside, Sam Jones, Chris Judge, Richard Kiel, William Kirchner, Ken Kirzinger, Robert Knepper, Lorenzo Lamas, Heather Langenkamp, George Lazenby, Jake Lloyd, Daniel Logan, Kristanna Loken, Dolph Lundgren, Lawrence Makoare, Peter Mayhew, Sylvester McCoy, Mads Mikkelsen, Temuera Morrison, Ray Park, Dave Prowse, John Rhys-Davies, Tim Rose, Andrew Sachs, Chris Sarandon, John Saxon, Andy Secombe, Kiran Shah, Michael Shanks, Orli Shoshan, Guy Siner, Marina Sirtis, Tom Skerritt, Danny Trejo, Verne Troyer, David Warner, Carl Weathers, Ian Whyte, Billy Dee Williams, Simon J. Williamson, Michael Winslow, Elijah Wood and Matt Wood.

Ruggero Deodato and Tommy Lee Wallace.

Those who where guests at the Third Fans Of Film Music plus Nathan Larson and a few Swedish ones.

 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

I haven't really had many bad experiences meeting anyone famous, but the rudest were Tony Todd and (especially) Val Kilmer, who was a real douchebag.

Of those I`ve met only a few ones have been bad experiences such as Anthony Daniels and Edi "Twilight" Gathegi where real DIVA`s. The only douchebag I`ve met was David Carradine (R.I.P.).

 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Doc Loch   (Member)

I met and interviewed a lot of people when I was writing for a campus and later a city newspaper, and others over the years at various film events. I joke that I've actually met both Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) and Deep Throat (Hal Holbrook), as well as Patton (George C. Scott), Mark Twain (Holbrook again), Oscar Wilde (Vincent Price) and even Jesus (Ted Neeley). Some others that come to mind: Leslie Nielsen (great fun). John Houseman (my all-time favorite interview), Edward Albee (toughest interview I ever did), Agnes Varda, Tiny Tim (at a screening of Blade Runner in Des Moines, Iowa!), Jerry Goldsmith (in Springfield, Missouri), Joseph LoDuca, Leonard Slatkin, Rupert Holmes, David Amram, Harry Rabinowitz, The Roches, Richard Thompson, Arlo Guthrie, Dorothy McGuire, Harold Gould, Volker Schlondorff, Martin Donovan, Tina Turner, Loudon Wainwright III, Alan Rudolph, Michael Murphy, Kathryn Altman (Robert's widow). Frances Ring (F. Scott Fitzgerald's secretary), Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Peter (P.D.Q. Bach Schickele), Hermoine Gingold, Fast Eddie Felson, Linwood Dunn (special effects genius), Thomas G. Smith (another special effects genius), Ruth (Emily Norton Kane) Warrick, and a lot of others I can't recall right off the top of my head.

Top of the list of people I wish I'd met is Peter O'Toole. Not only did we share the same birthday, but I've had a recurring dream for several years about meeting him. In the first dream I had years ago he walked up to me in a cafe and said"Hello, I'm Peter O'Toole" and I responded, "That seems rather redundant." I like to think he would have found that amusing.

Other I would like to have met include Robert Altman, Harry Nilsson and Ray Bradbury.

 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 7:13 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I too would have liked to have met Ray Bradbury, now that I think about it, I probably could of but somehow didn't. Tiny Tim for a while lived in our neighborhood, Pretty common for the folks seeing him around. Me and my line producer were going to get him into one of our movies. I believe he was ill by then. Many people had some bad stories to tell about DAVID CARRIDINE, he surely was not like his father JOHN, who was a cool cat.

 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 7:52 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Oh - how the hell could I forget Christopher Lee??? Bloody hell, he'd chew my neck off for that...

...and the cast of Auf-Wiedersehen Pet, which included Pat "Bomber" Roach....I was way too young to understand back then, or I would have made more of a fuss about meeting the guy that had got chewed up by a propellor...

...and Bob Holness...Robert Kilroy-Silk (I was a guest on the Kilroy programme - the man's bonkers! But very, very clever)...

 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 8:21 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Last year, I met Joel Grey (and he signed my Remo Williams CD!) ... And then I met Gillian Anderson, an experience from which I've yet to recover.

 Posted:   Feb 21, 2014 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I met Dave Gahan from Depeche Mode last year.

 Posted:   Feb 21, 2014 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I've never quite got the whole 'meet famous people' thing.
It's pretty awkward, at best. They don't know you from Adam, you don't know them much either (even if you proclaim to love their talent).
Meeting them at a social event would be a bit less awkward, I suppose, as there is time to relax and chat about normal stuff, as opposed to any nervous gushing one might feel compelled to do.
I remember bumping into Basil Poledouris and some associates of his, outside the RAH before a John Barry concert and it was a nice chat, everyone being just eager John Barry fans, excited about seeing him in concert, when a mate who was with us pulled out a camera, completely ruining what had been a nice relaxed chatty encounter.
My biggest hero is John Williams, but when he has been signing autographs inside the many venues I've seen him at, I've never been inclined to join the throng, when the pub is waiting for me down the road smile

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