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vulcantouch
04-26-2002, 11:27 AM
i dug this thred (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=5948) but never posted cuz it somehow seemed too easy (it might be more efficient to name celebs we Don't hate ;) ). so how bout this VarianT: name some personalities who strike you as exceptionally supercool & fascinating, esp. if they're not universally lauded as such. in other words, maybe lotta people either hate or ignore them, but you dig & respect both their work and their talkshow banter (which indicates they'd make great dinner-party company) :cool: of course, feel free to refute these choices too, cuz where would the fun be otherwise :evil:
the ones i was able to think of can be sorted into a few general categories:
sublime, widely-despised goofballs: tom green, david arquette, pauly shore, adam sandler, chris elliott, gilbert gottfried, bobcat goldthwait, rob schneider, ben stiller, andy dick, tom arnold :) jon stewart too, except he doesn't seem to want for wide acceptance as much as the others mentioned :)
underappreciated, underestimated femme wits: jennifer tilly, bonnie hunt, farrah, sandra b, kathy griffin, janeane garafalo (though the last two occasionally lapse into party-line feminist bitterness); note this ain't quite the same thing as overpowering, supernatural sex appeal (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=31435#post31435), but the play of their minds is such an unpredictable delight they'd make Perfect galpals :kiss:
austere/sleazy, style-god character actors: jean reno, terence stamp, michael ironside, james remar, david patrick kelly, jeremy irons, hugo weaving, jason mewes, ps hoffman :)
w/celebs like these, who needs cruise or roberts? :) who's next?
vt

Dryanta
04-26-2002, 12:21 PM
I really don't like any of them.If I had to choose to have a conversation with I think I'd pick Bo Derek.She seems to be a whole lot more than just a pretty face.

vulcantouch
04-26-2002, 12:37 PM
to me she seems to be a whole lot Less than a purty face, Yeccchhh what a bland no-talent :p:p:p years ago she was a softporn airhead married to now-dead pimpycreep john derek, and these days she's as sanctimonious & self-satisfied as mary hart :p:p:p also, i wasn't a huge dudley moore fan but was still revolted at how she recently Pounced on the chance to glom off his death publicity, spewin out pious, lovey-dovey soundbites about their friendship when she hadn't even been in Touch w/him for years :p
(whew, thanx for mentioning boho, i needed to get that off me chest :D ) you know who i like way better than her? the tic tac ('the 1&1/2 calorie breathmint') gal (http://us.imdb.com/Bio?Harmon,+Kelly) :kiss:
vt

Jedi Clint
04-26-2002, 12:56 PM
I like Bo also Dryanta ;).
Johnny Depp is probably my favorite actor.
Gary Oldman is another.
Sam Jackson
Tim Roth
Ed Norton
Peter Sellers

That is all I came up with looking at my DVD collection.

Dryanta
04-26-2002, 01:02 PM
Thanks Jedi Clint.great minds do think alike.
Hey VT, when are you ever going to get around to telling us what you really think?lol

vulcantouch
04-26-2002, 01:07 PM
am i the only one here who often confuses roth & oldman? (then again i often also confuse ed norton with ed Burns :rolleyes: (though i like norton better, i'm actually startin to get sick of burns.) how bout confusing norton with alan ruck (ferris bueller's pal/enterprise b captain)? :p
i dig laurence fishburne way better than sam jackson; the former's naturally cool, while sam usually seems like he's tryin too hard:p

bigbarada
04-26-2002, 02:20 PM
I don't really have any celebrities that I could claim to love; most have some kind of irritating personality flaw that overshadows how much I like their films. Like Natalie Portman's growing PC attitude, even though I make it a point to watch whatever film she is in.

I could give a list of people I really admire, but they would be considered more along the lines of creative genius and not celebrities:

George Lucas (he's why we're all here)
Gene Rodenberry (for Star Trek)
Stan Lee (for Spider-Man, FF, X-Men, Iron Man, Hulk, Avengers, etc.)
Shigeru Myamoto (for Mario, Metroid, Zelda, Donkey Kong)
JRR Tolkien (LOTR)
Steven Speilberg (ET, Close Encounters, Jaws although his more recent works are too PC for me)

SWAFMAN
04-26-2002, 03:03 PM
as far as celebs I'd like to have over for dinner & discussion, hmmmm, so many entertainment industry-types are just too flaming ig'nert (just watch them on game shows - most of 'em can't even answer the pathetically easy questions the shows only use for celebs!), or so blindly liberal that I wouldn't waste my wizz on 'em it they were on fire in my own living room. But.... I'd really like to talk social issues over a bottle of expensive single-malt scotch with Robert Bork, or have a chat about world politics with Tom Clancy, Bill Gertz (one of the only REAL investigative reporters still working today),or Ohio ex-Congressman (and potential future Prez candidate) John Kasich. I'd LOVE to meet and talk (if you can call it that) about science with Stephen Hawking (reading 'Universe in a Nutshell' right now!), or maybe even better with David Macaulay, the author of "The Way Things Work" and "The New Way Things Work" - the latter guest would at least give me some small chance of actually comprehending the concepts discussed. Hawking would probably lose me after the first nanosecond.

Mike Troxell
04-26-2002, 03:19 PM
Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Kevin Smith, Samuel L. Jackson, Kate Hudson, and ROWR Jessica Alba :crazed:

187-Maul
04-26-2002, 06:09 PM
sean connery, eddie murphie, lawrence fishburne, adam sandler, edward norton, brad pitt, ray park since he really interacts with fans and isn't that "hollywood publicity like" , johny depp, matthew perry, bruce willes, keanu reeves

QLD
04-26-2002, 07:56 PM
Glad you liked my original thread VT. I was going to do this, but I never got around to it.

I could make a really long list of celebrities I enjoy, or would love to meet. I'll try to keep it brief.

Charles Barkley - He was my favorite athlete in sports. I found his brutally honest opinions refreshing after hearing the same post-game speech from everyone. Plus he was 300lbs. and could dunk. What's not to love? He's so cool I named my dog after him.

Jackie Chan - He is simply amazing, and seems to have a great sense of humor and humility.

Timothy Zahn - He has written the best SW stories this side of George Lucas, some might argue that they are better.

Dale Murphy - being a Braves fan, Dale is the man! He is the ultimate class act, and should be in the HOF because of that fact alone.

Bruce Campbell - I love his humor, I admire his acting, and think he is an all around cool guy.

Howard Stern - for having the cojones to do the kind of things no other dork would. I may not admire everything he does, but it's usually very fascinating.

Cameron Diaz - She seems like such a dork. But man she's hot.

J. Michael Stryzinski (sp?) - writer of Babylon 5, which I think is some of the best sci-fi ever, and definately the best to have been on television.

Bill Gates - whether you approve of his methods or not, you gotta admire what he has accomplished. I do, and would do the same if I were in the same situation.

Morgan Freeman - One of my favorite actors. His presence makes me go see movies I'd normally try to avoid. Plus I think he is really really cool.

Billy Dee Williams - He was Lando baby! And everyone knows Lando is the coolest SW character ever.

That's all I can think of at the moment. More to come later. :)

jeddah
04-27-2002, 11:58 AM
Amanda Donohoe, Julianna Margulies, Claudia Black, Christopher Walken, Lauryn Hill, Germaine Greer, Jude Law, Virginia Hey, Aaliyah, Ricky Gervais & Eddie Izzard.

jeddah

Pendo
04-27-2002, 12:07 PM
George Lucas (of course),
Graham Norton (that camp person from Ireland),
Sam Jackson (my favourite actor and the coolest Jedi :)),
Kermit the Frog (the best out of the Muppets),
Chris Barrie (BSc SSc),
Rowan Atkinson,
Jack Dee,
and Jackie Chan (I can do all the stuff he can, honest!),

PENDO!

vulcantouch
04-29-2002, 01:34 PM
walken's supercool in every way, & i considered naming him but he's already pretty well-loved & recognized :) i haven't seen enough jude talkshow appearances to know bout him.

qld: have you seen gates in them recent men's wearhouse tvcomms? ;) billyd was on PI friday (along with my faves tilly & tomarnold :) ), & he was so giggly he'd surely lit up a fatty backstage just before taping :rolleyes:

pendo: imo indie directors seem to bring out the best in jackson, like tarantino, soderbergh (Out Of Sight) and buscemi (Trees Lounge). but he does look fun in Changing Lanes :) chan's exuberant but too relentlessly so for me: he seems ready-made for america to love him, i can't relate.

187m: you'd love depp's cameo in Cannes Man (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=31731#post31731) :) ray park does project an infectious joy about his fame, but i never got the whole connery mania, he's ok but i can think of cooler leadin men who ain't half as praised as he. i wonder where he'd be without john barry's swaggerin bond music to back him up :cool:

bb: it seems pc spoutins are the key sin a celeb can commit as far as you're concerned ;) stan lee seems to be one of the few wildly-successful, middlebrow universe-creators who unlike, say, lucas & roddenberry, does Not give me the creeps as a person :p (catch his voice cameo on last night's Simps? :) )

come on people, think overall Personalities, and skew a bit more esoteric (i'm hoping someone'll name someone i forgot) :) meanwhile, i thought of a new category: you know how musicians, like sports stars, are rarely articulate enough to offer really interesting conversation (which is why tawkshows usually just let em play their hit song but don't let em "panel" aka chat w/the host)? here's a few happy exceptions: chris isaak, dolly parton, randy newman, bowie, joe walsh and best-ever second-banana paul shaffer (even though his taste in music leaves much to be desired) :D but i Hate everclear singer art alexakis, and will happily paste his smug mug if he's ever fool enough to come with 100 yards of me :evil:
vt

good shot jansen
04-29-2002, 02:30 PM
had a hoot during the drew carey show acouple o' years back when cleveland's own was the guitarist in drew's band. once he stopped showing up, i kinda lost interest in the show meself.

i recall awhile back on the fsm board i had posted something to the effect that i would love to be seated between joe walsh and cybil sheppard at a dinner party. (cybil's still dreamy to me, her packin' a few more pounds of late does not detract one iota of her sensual charms :happy: ), the conversation would be assured to stay lewd and rewd!

can't think of any sports figures i would care to hear whine on, although i wouldn't mind including broadway joe, and his southern drawl at my end of the table, provided he keeps his conversation limited to his bachelor three, chick magnet days :crazed: .

i'v always adored vincent price (way more for his off screen inteligent wit, rather than for his on screen script choices) (do they have to be still livin'?:confused: )

oh oh oh! i got one! tim curry! now there's a celeb i love. (and it keels me that i forgot to put any of his stuff on mix tape i sent ya:mad: ) a true crossover star (not too mention crossdressin' as well!)

SWAFMAN
04-29-2002, 02:49 PM
I worked with Cybil Sheppard once back in 1990 or 1991, and she was very superficial at that time. I had the impression that she couldn't find her @55 with both hands without help from her assistant (maybe NOW she could ;)). Maybe she just didn't deem me worthy of showing her intellectual side?

Mandalorian Candidat
04-29-2002, 08:46 PM
I'm going to say Billy Barty. I've met him a couple of times because I knew his son. I went to his house in N. Hollywood once and was amazed at his office. All the furniture was miniature (of course). Really nice guy and good family. Too bad he died a few years ago.

chewie
04-29-2002, 10:57 PM
Celebrities I love? I spewed forth hate for most/all of them in the other thread but there are a few comedians/comedy writers/comedy actors I find funny for one reason or another.

They are...
Chris Elliott - for Get a Life (NOT Cabin Boy)
Bob Odenkirk & David Cross - for select episodes of Mr. Show
Trey Parker - for just about everything with his name attached to it. (NOT Matt Stone, the hanger-on)

And to a lesser degree
The cast of Monty Python's Flying Circus
The cast of Upright Citizen's Brigade

Wolfwood319
04-29-2002, 11:15 PM
I don't idolize anyone, especially for just being actors. But as for "famous" people that I enjoy their work and think they might be interesting;

Bruce Campbell - I've met him twice, by far the coolest guy on the planet!

George Lucas - seems pretty nice to me

Sam Jackson - My favorite "Actor" actor, and he always seems cool in interviews and whatnot

Stan Lee - come on, its Stan "the Man" Lee, he always seemed cool

Kevin Smith - The one fanboy who actually "made it" and still seems cool

That's all I can think of right now...

Miyamoto would be cool, but I don't think that guy speaks a word of English...:rolleyes: Great games though...

SWAFMAN
04-29-2002, 11:55 PM
from ManCan:
I'm going to say Billy Barty. I've met him a couple of times because I knew his son. I went to his house in N. Hollywood once and was amazed at his office. All the furniture was miniature (of course). Really nice guy and good family. Too bad he died a few years ago.

ManCan, that's cool. I'm pretty sure his daughter was in some classes with me at North Hollywood High School in the late '70s. I don't remember her first name, but I think she hung out with this other girl whose last name was Voorhees (Lisa or Linda??).

Mandalorian Candidat
04-30-2002, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by SWAFMAN
from ManCan:

ManCan, that's cool. I'm pretty sure his daughter was in some classes with me at North Hollywood High School in the late '70s. I don't remember her first name, but I think she hung out with this other girl whose last name was Voorhees (Lisa or Linda??).

I've only met his daughter once (assuming he only has one, I don't know for sure) and it was just in passing. Funny thing, Billy was a little person as was his wife and the daughter (I think she also married a little person). However, his son is of normal stature, so you'd never guess they were related.

vulcantouch
05-02-2002, 09:23 AM
time to crown chewie the winner of the first-ever VT Special Prize For The SSG Forummer w/the Best Comedic Taste :cool: i can't really tell much diff between parker & stone though, so feel free to elaborate about their disparate merits :)
walsh always reminded me of a stoner pal i went to highschool with- that is, till we both dropped out ;)
curry reminds me of another category: Flamin Dishers- & there's so many i know i'm gonna forget some: john waters, alan cumming, nathan lane, quentin crisp and kidsinthehall's scott thompson :happy:
anyone else hate mary steamroller, i mean steenburgen? poor ted danson seems so completely p-whipped by her, she's a sour succubus glommin off his glamour :frus:
vt

chewie
05-02-2002, 08:40 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
[B]time to crown chewie the winner of the first-ever VT Special Prize For The SSG Forummer w/the Best Comedic Taste :cool: i can't really tell much diff between parker & stone though, so feel free to elaborate about their disparate merits :)

Heheh. 10 Q. Yeah. I love sketch comedy and pretty much any comedy that isn't the norm and twisted.

As for Trey & Matt.... I diss Matt Stone because everything that Matt Stone has been famous for, is a Trey Parker creation. Trey created/animated the South Park characters. Matt was simply a voice in them. Trey also was the one who risked his college degree to do the movie, "Cannibal: The Musical". Which of course, he did get kicked out of college for (for missing too many classes while filming the movie). Matt Stone has either appeared or voiced characters in just about everything that Trey has done, but has never been the mastermind behind any of it. He helps write stuff at times, though. Matt, IMO, is basically just Trey's bestest bud (or lover, who knows?) and he has ridden on Trey's success about as good as anybody can. He certainly is creative, but when it comes right down to it, Matt would never be where he is if it wasn't for Trey going out and creating the success to begin with. I'm assuming Trey would deny such allegations and say Matt was integral to everything he's done, but of course, Trey would be lying! :)

RooJay
05-02-2002, 11:28 PM
Here's a list of the stars who's work I have enjoyed, and would like to meet (and someday maybe work with):
Gary Oldman (a MASTER! he can play ANY part!)
Sir Anthony Hopkins (another MASTER!)
Terence Stamp (one of the coolest, and a MASTER!)
Kevin Spacey (genius...when he picks the right parts.)
William Hurt (THE most underrated, and often most under-utilized talent in Hollywood)
Jeremy Irons (let's get this guy some better parts already! He's well worth it; shining in even the poorest excuse for a film!)
SIr Ian McKellen (what can I say?)
Natalie Portman (what fanboy wouldn't like a few moments with her?)
Bruce Campbell (Hail to the King...)
Samuel L. Jackson (hardest working man in show business! Probably THE coolest!)
Rene Russo (I want to meet her just so I can ask her about the fountain of youth...she's sexier than most women half her age!)
Danny Devito
Jude Law (he's got one HELL of a brilliant career ahead of him!)
Viggo Mortensen (he's got to be Sam Jackson's stand-in for coolest! I'm betting on his star rising MUCH higher)
Ewan McGregor (c'mon!)
Bruce Willis (now that I think of him, maybe Sam Jackson shares the throne...)
Kevin Smith (I don't even know the guy and I want to make him my best friend!)
Connie Nielsen (one of the most beautiful, sexiest women in the biz!)
Jennifer Connely (had a crush on her since Labyrinth)
Oded Fehr (one of Sam Jackson's right hand men in the court of cool. He should have a great career ahead of him too...)
Arnold Vosloo (whether you liked the Mummy films or not...you have to admit this guy's got style. I think he can become a major name if he chooses his parts wisely...)
Robert Deniro (if Jackson and Willis are the Kings, he's the EMPEROR!)
Al Pacino
Edward Norton (is there no end to this guys talent?)
Brad Pitt (more talented than a lot of people are willing to give him credit for)
Johnny Depp (if we ever see the end of Norton's talent, Mr. Depp's will still go far beyond)
Mel Gibson (he's BRAVEHEART! BRAVE...FREAKIN"...HEART!)
Liam Neeson (more talented, I believe, than we've yet seen)
Val Kilmer (talented when he can find the right parts...and when he can find a crew willing to work with him. Plus, I look forward to the opportunity to take him down a notch!)
Robert Redford (shared an office with him once! Maybe I'll tell you all about it sometime. THE LEGEND)
Paul Newman (THE OTHER LEGEND...and my favorite legend!)
Denzel Washington (he speaks with such conviction that I'd believe anything he says. He might not have deserved the Oscar for Training Day, but he has certainly deserved one for a LONG time!)
Salma Hayek (you guys thinking what I'm thinking? :))
Antonio Banderas (another in the court of cool. Can't wait until "Once Upon a Time in Mexico"!)
Jackie Chan (a MASTER of a different sort)
Lawrence Fishburn (very worthy of some recognition in my book)
Steve Buscemi (who wouldn't want to meet and/ or work with this guy?)

...this list could get REALLY long! I'd better stop.:happy:

vulcantouch
05-06-2002, 10:24 AM
yeah, russo's cool :kiss: yeah, kilmer's cool (iceman was always cooler than maverick ;)), albeit a bit flaky; as with russell crowe, i find fan expectations for him to be "likeable" or down2earth silly :rolleyes: anyone else like val's little brother jason hervey (aka the bully older brother in Wonder Years)? ;)
gotta include tony daniels in any list of fave flamin dishers ;) also thought of some more classic goofballs: norm macdonald, billy connolly & louis c.k. :crazed: also a few hard2categorize weirdos: vince vaughn, hunter thompson, david lynch &, as marlo thomas referred to him in Real Blonde, "snoopy dogg dogg" (let's face it, spliffin can't account for All his uncanny charizzma :cool: )
vt

vulcantouch
05-08-2002, 11:05 PM
oh well, undaunted i press on with my mission of designating who Really deserves A-list celeb status :cool:
thought of a few more supercool femme wits: Just Shoot Me's wendy malick, sarah silverman (a reluctant but heroic freedom-of-expression champ who deftly took on humorless asian anti-defamation organizations when they reflexively condemned her choice of jokey-joke :cool: ) and snl's tina fey :kiss:
saw peter o'toole's hour-long charlie rose interview last night and even though he's gotten a touch batty in his old age, he's still The Man :cool: christian slater's cool too cuz guess what, he's one of us! he's been a toy-collectin sweek for over a decade :cool:
but someone please throw carson daly down a reactor shaft, he's such an insufferable tool, Who's With Me!!!! :dead: and richard gere seems as creepy & cosseted as ever, judging from his recent letterman appearance :p
vt

QLD
05-09-2002, 02:07 AM
Carson Daly is a total TOOL.

vulcantouch
05-11-2002, 05:20 PM
c'mon, doesn't anyone besides me & qld have righteous loathing for carson dildy? :evil:
roo: maybe mckellen might fit nicely into my flamin dishers category ;) ever see spacey in Hurlyburly, or Seven, Usual Suspects, or Big Kahuna (w/devito)? :) how bout stamp in The Limey? :cool: or banderas in Tie Me Up Tie Me Down? or buscemi in Trees Lounge (which he also wrote & directed)? or newman in Hudsucker Proxy? btw, many of these flix i've Humped over at the Hump (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=2216&perpage=15&pagenumber=1) (btw, my Requiem For A Dream review there features remarks on jconnelly (http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/feature/2002/03/25/oscars_2002/print.html), so hope to see you there, ya Hump ;))
campbell wasn't that guy who played Outrageous Okona in the crappy st:tng ep of the same name, was he? :p
vt

jeddah
05-12-2002, 05:27 AM
Dunno who his Carson is, but I'd like to throw in a Pete Postlethwaite. Love his choices - except the awful gamekeeper/trapper role he played in JP2.


and richard gere seems as creepy & cosseted as ever, judging from his recent letterman appearance

That's a shame. I've never ever liked RG but was pleased with his no-cheez potrayal of John Keel in The Mothman Prophecies.

jeddah

RooJay
05-12-2002, 11:20 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
c'mon, doesn't anyone besides me & qld have righteous loathing for carson dildy? :evil:
roo: maybe mckellen might fit nicely into my flamin dishers category ;) ever see spacey in Hurlyburly, or Seven, Usual Suspects, or Big Kahuna (w/devito)? :) how bout stamp in The Limey? :cool: or banderas in Tie Me Up Tie Me Down? or buscemi in Trees Lounge (which he also wrote & directed)? or newman in Hudsucker Proxy? btw, many of these flix i've Humped over at the Hump (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=2216&perpage=15&pagenumber=1) (btw, my Requiem For A Dream review there features remarks on jconnelly (http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/feature/2002/03/25/oscars_2002/print.html), so hope to see you there, ya Hump ;))
campbell wasn't that guy who played Outrageous Okona in the crappy st:tng ep of the same name, was he? :p
vt
Yes, I've seen each of those films. You might also want to check out another great Kevin Spacey performance in Swimming With Sharks, also starring Frank Whaley Jr. whom I'm always amused by!

vulcantouch
05-15-2002, 11:38 PM
indeedy i have seen Sharks (got the soundtrack too; alas, it didn't feature the cool tom heil end theme :frus: ), which also has supercool michelle "ensign ro" forbes :kiss: if you like whaley, seen him in Cafe Society?
alan rickman's always a hoot; and since it was announced yesterday that his fun Politically Incorrect show's just become another casualty of post-9/11, hysterical Patriotic Correctness, time to mad-prop the not-perfect but always-exhilarating bill maher (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=1085&pagenumber=1) :cool:
so you think you wanna know about dildy eh jdah? trust (http://cold-dead-fish.com/Rants/daly_cancer.htm) me (http://www.mobiusfactor.com/movie/view.php?ID=carson), you (http://www.intune.org/poll/1013669050_YqtSgSsn) don't (http://www.blurbomat.com/*****/archives/000065.shtml) :eek:
vt

jeddah
05-19-2002, 09:27 AM
Oh. Thanks for the links (last one doesn't work) albeit rather biased :D

I'll see your Alan Rickman and raise you a Bernadette Peters

:)

jeddah

QLD
05-19-2002, 10:37 AM
Heh, that was pretty funny stuff. I hate that guy.

RooJay
05-20-2002, 02:26 PM
Right now I'm thinkin' Chris Kattan is just about the funniest guy in the world. In spite of his lackluster movies.

vulcantouch
05-22-2002, 11:59 PM
(cuz i always got those two mixed up for some reason ;) )
linda fiorentino always seemed eminently diggable, though she could just as easily fit into the superbabe slot (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=31435#post31435) :kiss: too bad she ain't in MIB2 :(
alec baldwin may be a dirty-fighting pitbull re politics, but is always so fun he may yet live down his silly broken vow to expatriate himself :)
after catching a coupla eps for the first time a coupla weekends ago & reading this hilarious article (http://salon.com/people/feature/2002/05/21/blaine/print.html), i may soon add johnny jackass to the ranks of the thusly honored :D
but i have had Quite enough of puffy diddly daddly whateverhe wantstobecallednow :p:p:p
vt

Brave Sir Robin
05-23-2002, 09:41 AM
Tim Burton- my favorite director ever
Steven Speilberg, George Lucas, Stanley Kubrick
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Johnny Depp
Harrison Ford
Sean Connery
Jeffrey Jones
Winona Ryder
Tim Currey
Vincent Price
John Cleese, Michael Palin & Eric Idle (my 3 favorite Pythons)
Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Grayham Chapman (I love them too)

RooJay
05-23-2002, 09:20 PM
I'm a huge Tim Burton fan as well, but I think he dropped down a notch with Planet of the Apes. Entertaining in ways, but seriously lacking in Burton cool AND relevance.

vulcantouch
05-26-2002, 02:18 PM
jdah: postlethwaite was in Usual Suspects and Brassed Off, right?

roo: though i like will ferrell better (since he just left snl time to mention him here :) ), i too dig kattan & don't side w/all the corky-romano-related slammin he's been gettin from all quarters. he & will were fun in Night At Roxbury (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=60300#post60300) :) spekin of kattan:

roo, bsr: winona sure was purty in her "free mango" t-shirt on snl ;)
you know what? i think tina fey looks better with spex On than off; what's That about? :confused:
i agree, hard not to like cleese, he's always fun, like martin mull or calvin trillin, they make you start to laugh even before they say anything :)
vt

jeddah
05-31-2002, 12:14 PM
Yep that be him :) Also don't forget his comedy supporting role as a singing monk in Dragonheart. I know those schmaltzy tales are what keep you going in life :p

Have not posted any more as I am still thinking....

jeddah
thanks 4 the hedzup ;)

vulcantouch
06-03-2002, 10:17 AM
. . .but i know what you mean about it getting harder to think up names: the more celebs i add to this club, the more its potency seems to get diluted, for a variety of reasons. for example jack nicholson's cool but like walken it seems everyone already knows it so what's the point right ;)
hey i just thought of one: adam west is always so droll & self-parodying, & his voice-work on now-cancelled Family Guy cartoon was fun too :D
vt

jeddah
06-06-2002, 01:03 PM
Glenn Close unforgettable in one of my alltime faves but rarely watched films Les Liaisons Dangereuse (okay, Dangerous Liaisons, saying the other way makes me feel clever, tho' ;)).

Most memorable line GL lines;

"What I'm saying -you stupidlittlegirl- is that provided you take a few simple precautions....."

"I'm not gonna be ignored, Dan"

"Eleanor Roosevelt was too fond of chintz, dear." (which sums up you septics quite nicely :p )

Can I say Julianna Margulies once more, just to underline my undying adoration :D ?

jeddah

RooJay
06-06-2002, 01:49 PM
Hey! I can't believe I forgot to mention one of my favorites: Michael Biehn! Hollywood'd go-to guy for SEAL Team Commanders! He did one hell of a job as Johnny Ringo in Tombstone too! Plus, who can forget his role as SEAL Team Cmdr. Coffy in The Abyss?!

Also, what do you guys think of John C. McGinley, Adam Baldwin (the unrelated one!), and Bruce Greenwood (played a mean JFK in Thirteen Days!)?

jeddah
06-07-2002, 12:30 PM
J T Walsh If only for his role in Dark Skies as MJ12 baddie Bach. If my Daddy wasn't my Daddy then I'd want him to be my Daddy :) He's coolasyoulike :cool:

Wayne Py(i?)gram He may be a crap actor (I've seen him in nothing else), but he deserves eternal kudos for bringing an archetypal baddie back to the screen.

jeddah

vulcantouch
06-08-2002, 08:07 PM
as you may've read on the Hump, me & swaffy both enjoyed jtw in the kevin bacon/chris guest flik The Big Picture :) re earlier remark, i don't mind gere's work, it's Him that creeps me out :p

roo; is john c mcginley any relation to john c reilly (http://us.imdb.com/EGallery?source=ss&group=0175880&photo=7&path=pgallery&path_key=Reilly,+John+C.)? ;)

thought of a few more: famke janssen's a fun, stylin broad, sean young's kinda a narcissistic flake but also a wild, yummy kook, and super dave (http://www.ifilm.com/ifilm/product/film_info/0,3699,2383145,00.html) was always much more droll & nuanced than his loud, kneivel-wannabe bluster would lead some to believe :D
latest addition to the Duh, Don't Even Need To Mention Him department is bill murray :)
vt

jjreason
06-09-2002, 06:43 PM
Drew Carey (funny), Drew Barrymore (yummy), Nancy Drew (Drewy?).

RooJay
06-10-2002, 03:19 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
roo; is john c mcginley any relation to john c reilly (http://us.imdb.com/EGallery?source=ss&group=0175880&photo=7&path=pgallery&path_key=Reilly,+John+C.)? ;)

I don't believe so, but he's pretty cool too in my book!

Ditto for Super Dave!:cool:

vulcantouch
06-13-2002, 09:49 AM
. . .would you Butt Out? ;) i had no idea his real name was bob einstein Or that he's Albert Brooks' brother!! :cool:
i pretty much never get into tennis or pro sports of any kind, but john mcenroe's recent pimpin of his new book on alla tawkshows reminds me he's always fun :)
on the other hand i Hate steven seagal- recent conan joke: "steven seagal revealed today that on the advice of his buddhist advisor he's gonna stop making movies cuz it would be 'bad karma'. also revealed today: seagal's 'buddhist advisor' is actually film critic roger ebert" :D
vt

sithkiller
06-13-2002, 01:20 PM
Not necessarily in order, but here are the celebrities I love:

Mark Hamill
Harrison Ford
Richard Dean Anderson
Keith Hamilton Cobb
Billy Dee Williams
Denzel Washington......
Just a few;) .

RooJay
06-13-2002, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
. . .would you Butt Out? ;) i had no idea his real name was bob einstein Or that he's Albert Brooks' brother!! :cool:


REALLY?! WOW!:sur:

sideswipe1984
06-14-2002, 11:01 AM
Ashley Judd :P

vulcantouch
06-16-2002, 12:34 PM
or does she just Play her lil sister- in the movie of my Mind? ;)
vt
now playing: elvis, "little sister"

Darth Detori
06-17-2002, 09:48 AM
Kevin Smith
Anthony Hopkins
Christopher Walken
Mike Myers
Jessica Alba (soooooooooooooo hot)
Lewis Black
John Stewart
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon (exclusively when in Kevin Smith rolls)
Jason Lee (he does anger better than anyone ever. period.)
Sam L. J.
Kevin Spacey
Thora Birch
the list goes on

jeddah
06-17-2002, 12:27 PM
Okay, herez another, Illeana Thomas - hysterically funny sister from Hell in To Die For and the lush that Robert De Niro bites up on in Cape Fear. I like her voice and the sarcasm that she seems to bring to every role I've seen her in. :)

backatcha

jeddah

vulcantouch
06-19-2002, 11:22 PM
i thought her last name was Douglas; she changed it? :sur: anyway, is she veronica cartwright (http://us.imdb.com/Name?Cartwright,+Veronica)'s big sister? ;)
dd: louis black's the comedian who shakes with anger & loses his temper, right? then he, along with marc maron & andy kindler comprise the hilarious recent wave of Corrosive Jewish Standups ;)
christopher "general chang" plummer's cool :)
vt

jeddah
07-03-2002, 09:06 AM
Douglas is right, not Thomas :)

Never saw this, 'pols for delay, thx for the directions :rolleyes: you demanding hot potato! :p

jeddah

lunchymeatball
07-03-2002, 09:28 AM
Well,
Johnny Depp, as he can truly make me believe he is anyone but.
Al Jorgenson, Need I say more, Nitrous Oxide anyone?
Rick Wakeman, A real wizard:D
The Following is only if they don't have to be current.
Keith Moon, A bona fide loonatic, a great drummer, a sad loss
Timothy Leary, Just 5 minutes in that guys world:crazed:

vulcantouch
07-03-2002, 11:46 PM
. . .your picks can be as stale as a cafeteria potato for all i care :p
depp was fun in Cannes Man and Fear & Loathing :D i thought of a few more:
you can keep yer tommy lee & will smith, cuz though his new flik's gettin mixed reviews, director barry sonnenfeld was always the funnest member of the MenInBlack publicity team. does his wife even Have a real name other than the "sweetie" by which he Always refers to her? hellifino :rolleyes: besides, gotta give it to him for the 1st MIB, a classic :cool:
kelly macdonald aka the spunkin tart in Trainspotting and Splendor :kiss:
i used to loathe danny bonaduce as a slightly-less pathetic mason reese, but he seems hella fun as a adult :)
i never got into warren zevon's music, but he's so witty he's the only possible fill-in for paul shaffer :happy:
jay thomas, hilarious napoleon of the sitcom world ;)
hey you humanoids, whatever happened to bobby the brain heenan (http://www.bobbythebrain.com/)? :D
vt

vulcantouch
08-07-2002, 11:17 PM
though politicians are a kind of celebrity, they're usually thought of in a different sense since, unlike regular celebs who mainly wield a power to entertain, they wield less-trivial political powers. but now that he's been stripped of that (along with his absurd hairpiece), you gotta admit that the meltdown of recently-imprisoned, crooked-kooky congressman james traficant has been one fun trafficaccident to gawk at these last few weeks :D:D:D
for similar reasons i don't care what anyone sez about the "quality" of her new show: anna nicole smith's always been fun; even more amazing, her face stays purty no matter how much she plumps up :kiss:
two more deserving additions to the femme wits column (see this thred's 1st post): amy sedaris (Strangers With Candy) and julie brown (Not the former vj), esp. since someone recently trashed the latter on that 80s tv show thred around here :happy:
i don't like his kinda music at All, but in conversation marilyn manson seems a cool cat :) speakin of cool cats, vince vaughn's prolly the life of any party he crashes :cool:
finally, judging from his roles in Jackie Brown and it's The Rage, robert forster's an underrated, low-key man's man :cool:
vt
p.s. 2 other great ssg forummer names: "clownshoe" and "no_cool_name" :)

scruffziller
08-08-2002, 10:14 AM
Michael J Fox
Jennifer Lopez
Mancow Muller
Tom Green
Jim Carrey
Weird Al Yankovic
Jim McMahon
Eminem
Chris Tucker
Jackie Chan
Kristin Kreuk
Will Smith
Christopher Lloyd
Lewis Black
Steven Wright
Conan O Brien
Robert Smiegle
Patrick Stewert
Brent Spiner
Jeff Goldblum
Leonard Nimoy
William Shatner
Howard Stern

DarthBrandon
08-10-2002, 09:19 PM
Here is my list of favorites in no particular order or category:

Masters:

1. Morgan Freeman
2. Anthony Hopkins
3. Robert Deniro
4. Terence Stamp
5. Kevin Spacey
6. Samuel L. Jackson
7. Robert Deniro
8. Jack Nicholson


Jedi:

1. Mel Gibson
2. Bruce Willis
3. Liam Neeson
4. Denzel Washington
5. Tommy Lee Jones
6. Harrison Ford
7. Tom Cruise
8. Tom Hanks
9. Gary Sinise
10. Nicolas Cage
11. Harvey Keitel

Apprentices:

1. Viggo Mortensen
2. Ewan McGregor
3. Johnny Depp
4. Arnold Vosloo
5. Edward Norton
6. Brad Pitt
7. Val Kilmer
8. Steve Buscemi
9. Cuba Gooding Jr.
10. Sean Bean
11. Norem Reedus
12. Sean Patrick Flannery
13. Paul Walker
14. Sean Penn
15. Matthew McConaughey
16. Bill Paxton

There are many more, but this should suffice.:D

JON9000
08-10-2002, 09:49 PM
I would love to share a bottle of Pinot Grigio with Grace Kelly or Charlize Theron (I am a gentleman and I do prefer blondes).

I would enjoy riding motorcycles with Jack Nicholson.

I would have a good discussion with Jimmy Carter, Bob Dole, or Tony Blair.

I would simply like to meet Christopher Reeve, Bill Parcells, and Joe Torre.

vulcantouch
08-13-2002, 11:46 PM
my fave spacey roles: AmBeaut, Hurlyburly, Usual Suspects, Seven & Shwimming W/Sharks :)
this weekend a pal told me that when ford stayed in downtown denver's oxford hotel he ostentatiously padded across the street in a shower robe, bathroom slippers & wet hair to the coffeehouse across the street, ordered some mochaccinolattefrappewhatever & sat at a sidewalk table sippin it, Knowing the stir he'd cause and lappin up every minute of it :rolleyes:

j9000: if we cant get ya charlize, will ashley judd be an ok substitute? ;) and if they're outta grace kelly, how bout vendela? (sure, maybe vendela wasn't in Rear Window or To Catch A Thief, but i Ain't no gentleman so i'll point out that maybe she'll age better than grace did :evil: )

yeah scruffy-z, smigel's fun :cool: how bout his fellow conan veterans mitch faytell and "preparation h raymond" aka nicholas cage doppleganger brian mccann :cool:
also, pee wee herman & uk standup harry hill :happy:
vt

SWAFMAN
08-14-2002, 12:08 AM
gee, i guess none of you Do have danny bonaduce anecdotes

Aw, c'mon, VT, that's just not fair. ;)

plasticfetish
08-14-2002, 01:51 AM
I've met his sister ... she's very sweet.

vulcantouch
09-25-2002, 11:54 PM
add fun jerry "yeah, i Was the fat kid in Stand By Me- FIFTEEN YEARS AGO!!" o'connell to vince vaughn's party posse, and new mom alexandra wentworth to femme wit list :kiss:
bob saget's way underrated, probably cuz of his rightly-damning asscoiation w/Full Boss (or was it Who's The House?? :p ) dr. drew pinsky for managing to be sane w/out being tedious, penn & teller for helping debunk that simpering phony david blaine :evil:
vt

RooJay
09-30-2002, 05:13 PM
Bob Saget was brilliant in the movie Half Baked! Downright hilarious!

vulcantouch
03-25-2003, 11:17 PM
is it natalie? anyhoo she was a fave for a few minnits, b4 her patriotically-correct audience scared an apology out of her :p but who'da guessed that purty lil thing (even when she plumps up) would have the cojones in the first place? :kiss:
also enjoyin sista comedian wanda sykes, who not only killed me in Pootie Tang, but last night quipped on leno, "i gotta be careful what i say, i don't wanna get dixie chicked! but are people boycotting their music cuz of what they sed or cuz they finally realize that country music Sucks?" :crazed: :D
also 400-lb, ebonic-slingin', pee-yer-pants-funny standup ralphie may :happy:
vt

QLD
03-26-2003, 12:04 AM
Let me add:

Dave Chappell
Bernie Mac

Tonysmo
03-26-2003, 02:02 AM
I think dinner with the following would be cool -

The man - Chevy Chase
along with Jack Black
Jon Stewert
Dave Chappell
Eddie Murphy

watching these guys crack jokes back and forth would be priceless..

as for favorite actors

Val Kilmer
Nicolas Cage
Joe Pesci
Chevy Chase
Dennis Hopper

gee.... theres too many...

Id like to meet Stephen King..

Kidhuman
03-26-2003, 08:14 AM
Christopher Walken
Jack Nicholson
AL Paccino
Deniro
Jay and Silent Bob
Mel Gibson

jeddah
03-26-2003, 08:45 AM
Julianna Margulies (again)

:D

jeddah

Deoxyribonucleic
03-26-2003, 11:54 AM
Alan Alda

Jerry Orbach
Sam Waterston

and many more

2-1B
02-24-2010, 11:05 PM
Jenna Fischer

mtriv73
02-25-2010, 04:28 PM
Slicker's Mom

Okay first off she isn't a celebrity and second, that restraining order pretty much says the feeling isn't mutual.

pbarnard
02-25-2010, 05:37 PM
Okay first off she isn't a celebrity and second, that restraining order pretty much says the feeling isn't mutual.

So some how I replied to this thread before I replied to this thread? Paradox. :p

And just so you know, I feel that the people who cover celebrities and the executives who force feed them in the media should be killed via crucifiction and as they're gasping in death, lit on fire just to be sure. So I don't like ANY celebrity.

DarthQuack
02-25-2010, 06:25 PM
Jenna Fischer

:drool:

Julie Bowen