I saw Gary Oldman at Heathrow airport once. He asked me to leave him be.
Robin Williams arms
like a wolf
I met Samuel L. Jackson at Denny’s
I once spoke to Dawn of the Dead actor Ken Foree in a urinal. He was in the cubicle (taking care of business) and called out to me while I was washing my hands. Since he was in the UK he wanted to know of any good places to eat. I recommended he try an oatcake. And yes, thanks to Ken, it smelt like the dead were walking the earth.
I met Death in Samarra.
I ate chili with Paul Thomas Anderson.
Chili’s! What a cheapskate! What’s next for him? Denny’s? Olive Garden? Taco Bell?
Met Guillermo Del Toro last year waking in the old city of San Juan. Nice guy. We talked about 70s Mexican comics and other Mexican directors we both know.
Here’s your chance to finally have a famous filmmaker on the seat of your car!
I saw Elizabeth Olsen at the same frozen yogurt spot that I saw Stone Cold Steve Austin.
I would slowly melt if I saw Elizabeth Olsen anywhere.
ari’s post about Godard is probably my favorite post on this forum.
Just last week, I was at a special screening at Lincoln Center and noticed a vacant seat next to two seats reserved for Michael Moore. I joked that, considering his girth, he NEEDED two chairs. I sat down and waited.
As it turns out, he spoke at the event from the stage but never claimed his seats in the audience. It would probably have been embarrassing for me because I’ve critiqued his work from a leftist perspective in writing and in classrooms all over the world.
Keep fighting the good fight, Dr. T.
I enjoyed a conversation with Stan Winston some years ago while he was a panelist for a screening of The Lost World (1925) at the University of Virginia. After the film and the crowd had mostly dissipated, he was kind enough to linger and chat for about 45 minutes. We talked mostly about stop-motion animation and some of the challenges he encountered when matching up his animatronic effects for the original Terminator with the stop-motion Terminator used in a few brief shots at the climax of Cameron’s 1984 film. Getting the lighting right was a pain, he said. Winston was also gracious enough to autograph a DVD of Jurassic Park for my son.
A nice guy. I was saddened by his death four years ago.