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Just Back from Montreal and Saw Brad Pitt!!

Just Back from Montreal and Saw Brad Pitt!!

Jun 3rd, 2007, 06:20 PM
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so what's up with the nicey nice after you're original grumpy reply, no, I'd say impolite/rude "but who cares"
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 07:34 PM
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I too can understand your excitement - even though I can't stand him, I probably would have felt impressed (for lack of a better word) if he was right in front of me. Reminds me of how excited I was when I was standing right next to Alan Rickman in a Toronto chocolate shop! (and no, Mr. Rickman is not a huge star ... but I love his acting)

LOL! The Curious Case of Benjamin Button reminds me of Mork and Mindy! Remember when their son was born? (Played by Jonathon Winters)
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 07:41 PM
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jaspertl: "impolite/rude"...whatever...I am sorry. Sometimes we just say things & then realize that they sound "grumpy", "impolite/rude" when somebody points it out to us. In the future, I will not be so quick to fire off a "Who cares?".
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Jun 4th, 2007, 11:04 PM
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wow, Saw Richard Gere in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. It's on the south side and an out-of-the way place, except for housing the University of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. Not a lot of tourists there. It was 1996. I was walking at the Point, a neighborhood park that juts into Lake Michigan. People go to the Point to sunbathe, read, swim, play frizbee, barbeque, and usually with friends. He was alone and was walking towards me on a path, wearing a white tee shirt, with a large white towel wrapped around his waist. His hair was salt and pepper, and he looked like he'd been baking in the sun. I was approaching and was trying to figure out who this person might be. He didn't look "university" and he wasn't African American, like a lot of people who visit the Point. He looked a bit unkempt, in fact. I had on my blank "don't bother me" Chicago look that I had perfected over the years of living in the neighborhood, as I looked him over, feeling confused.

He was looking me in the eyes as we neared, watching me watching him. Suddenly, his face broke into an amused grin, his eyes crinkling. He clearly got a kick out of my befuddlement. That is when it hit me who he was, as everything about his smile, the turn of the head, said Richard Gere. It all came together for me, but by the time I "got it," he had passed me and had gone into the tunnel behind me, and under Lake Shore Drive. That smile was quite extraordinary. He was voted the Sexiest Man in America shortly thereafter, by People Magazine (if I recall the magazine), and I can tell you, they got that one right. It was a very strange experience - almost like he exuded phermones or something. Go figure. I was hardly a ditzy teen or a star gazer, if you will.

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Jun 5th, 2007, 11:41 AM
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Wow, Orcas! You are right about RG's extraordinary smile!!
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