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 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

A few years back I met Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd at a CD signing at The Mall Of America. I shook hands with both of them. They were both very friendly.

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   Tom Barnaby   (Member)

Jerry Goldsmith at 58 Dean Street Records.

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   Tom Barnaby   (Member)

John Scott at Rare Discs. He was doing a signing session. The perfect gentleman.

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   Tom Barnaby   (Member)

Roy Budd at 58 Dean Street Records.

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

here we go: Sean Astin, Kenny Baker, David Carradine, Robert Englund, Lou Ferrigno, Trevor Jones, Ken Kirzinger, Richard Kiel, Robert Knepper, Peter Mayhew, Temuera Morrison, Dave Prowse, John Rhys-Davies, Alan Silvestri, Verne Troyer, Elijah Wood, Gabriel Yared and Christopher Young among others

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

A few years back I met Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd at a CD signing at The Mall Of America. I shook hands with both of them. They were both very friendly.

Good thread topic! I KNOW many posters here are/were professionals and can beat my list by a country mile, but off the top of my head:


 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Jerry Goldsmith at 58 Dean Street Records.

I used to pop into 58 Dean Street Records a lot (used to work just around the corner) & never saw anyone famous, not fair!

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

"Met" as in actually said hello and talked a bit with them, I suppose?

Well, in terms of international stars that some of you may have heard about, I don't have much to brag about:

Jan Harlan, the Kubrick producer
Bruce Grobelaar, ex-Liverpool keeper
and...uhm, that's it! embarrassment

Wait...I was with the creators of SOUTH PARK at a party once, but I was so pissed that I can't recall if I ever met them.

However, here in Norway, I've met practically every big national celebrity there is (but I doubt you've heard of any of them). Mainly because I was myself somewhat of a semi-celebrity for a couple of years (still is, to a certain degree) and participated in things such as Gullruten, Norway's equivalent to the Emmy's.

The biggest honour was probably participating in our King's 70th birthday and talking with the entire royal family. The King was actually a big fan of ours. smile

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

signings DON'T count!

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Well, "famous" might not apply to all of these people, but I have met the following at conventions and other appearances:

* Brent Jones (former San Francisco 49er)
* Brian Andrews (HALLOWEEN)
* Bruce Campbell (three times)
* Connor Trineer (ENTERPRISE)
* Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN 4 & 5)
* Ernie Hudson (GHOSTBUSTERS)
* Gary Graham (ENTERPRISE)
* Heather Langenkamp (NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET)
* Jerry Rice (former San Francisco 49er)
* John Carpenter
* Kathleen Kinmont (HALLOWEEN 4 and ex-Mrs. Lorenzo Lamas)
* Lance Henriksen (the bad ass himself)
* Robert Picardo (STAR TREK: VOYAGER)
* Stan Winston
* Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr. (effects artists)
* Tony Todd (CANDYMAN)
* Val Kilmer
* Vernon Wells (THE ROAD WARRIOR)
* Wes Craven

And several others. My mom and I once met former 49ers coach Goerge Seifert and his wife outside of a Costco in Mountain View, California, and I bumped into Huey Lewis (literally!) at Disneyland back in 1991.

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

Like StevenJ, I'm sure others can top my list, but here's a quick rundown:

Elmer Bernstein
Jerry Goldsmith
Basil Poledouris
Michael Nyman
George Clinton (not the Funkadelic guy)
James Newton Howard
John Waters
John Milius
James Cameron
George Cosmatos
Ted Kotcheff
Ed Lachman
Dino De Laurentis
Fred Astaire
Edith Massey
Tab Hunter
Pristine Condition (from the Cockettes)
Benicio del Toro
Vincent Gallo
Keanu Reeves
Johnny Depp
Brad Pitt
Sylvester Stallone
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Vigo Mortenson
Drew Barrymore
Joel Grey
Steven Berkoff
Andrea Martin
Betty Carter (jazz singer)
Little Richard
Michael Jackson
Flea (from the Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Harlan Ellison
Mary Ellen Mark (photographer)
William Eggleston (photographer)
Martin Parr (photographer)
Richard Misrach (photographer)
Bruce Weber (photographer)

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Pretty impressive list!

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

Pretty impressive list!

Some of them I worked for or with, but most of the rest I met through my work in the rare book business. Only a few were people I approached, like Astaire and Little Richard (both of whom were extremely nice). Pristine Condition was a personal friend and I doubt anyone here will have heard of him, but I know he'd have been insulted if I didn't include him (God rest his soul).

Also, living in L.A. helps.

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

I once met John "Q" DeLancie on a toilett in Olympia, where I visited a convention back in 95.
He was very friendly.

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Joe Sikoryak
Doug Fake

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   Michael Arlidge   (Member)

Julie Anthony
Tommy Emmanuel
Olivia Newton-John
Katie Noonan
members of the Ten Tenors
Billy Thorpe

Also, my sister's boyfriend is an Australian television personality. However, for privacy reasons I won't be discussing that on a public message board.

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   Corbyn Pellonpaa   (Member)

Martin Parr (photographer)

That guy rules! I've got his "Boring Postcards" books!

I met Little Richard, as well, about twenty years ago. The guy was totally nuts.

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   Kirby34   (Member)


 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   Michael Arlidge   (Member)

C'mon people, PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN! wink

I have photographic proof for most of the people on my list, but as I was only 11 I'd be far too embarassed to post them.big grin

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2007 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

Ronald Reagan in 1976 in
El Paso, Texas when he
was running against Carter.
Benny Goodman in 1973 when he
played with the El Paso Symphony.
Chuck Norris when he was filming
Lone Wolf McQuade in El Paso in 1982.
Ann and Nancy Wilson of HEART in
Austin, Tx - 1985. Backstage pass
at one of their concerts.
Stevie Ray Vaughn in 1986 in
Austin at The Backroom bar at
one of his concerts.
Ian Crichton and Steve Negus
of SAGA at the Backroom at one
of their concerts in 1985.

I've seen Jerry Goldsmith and
Bill Conti conduct concerts of
their filmmusic in El Paso in
the 80's, but never got to
meet them.


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