Short post - I'm dog tired, need to eat something so I can take my next (much needed) round of pain stuff, and want to curl up and snooze, but first...
I met Bill Pullman tonight at a reception at work after a really cool event. He seems like a kind, funny, and down-to-earth guy. Very charming. And, dear god, I got the man to sign my Serpent and the Rainbow poster. You know, the one with him in the casket with that wonderfully cheesy Wes Craven tagline: "Don't bury me! I'm not dead!" He thought it was so funny I had this, he set down his wine and cheese, said, "Yeah! Let's do this!", dropped down on floor, spread out the poster and signed it "Bill Pullman... ALIVE!!!!"
How cool is that? How many other Hollywood actors would get down on the floor of a cafeteria at a reception to sign a poster for a 20-year-old movie?
Bill Pullman rocks. (And he was in Spaceballs, which is pretty cool, too.)
And now, sleep.
This gave me an idea. My employer is surveying our ideas for a company picnic this summer. I'm going to request that Johnny Depp show up so that I can get my Nightmare on Elm Street poster signed.
Speaking of actors who were in horror movies before they were mega-famous, Jennifer Aniston was in The Leprechaun. Everything she did afterwards pales in comparison.
Awesome! I love Bill Pullman :)
I have never seen The Serpent and the Rainbow. Looks like a horror movie, which is probably why (I'm a wuss).
That's a great story though. Did you have the poster with you because you knew he'd be there, or is it something you keep at work?
Heather - I knew he was coming to participate in a performance at work that evening, so I brought that sucker in. I carried it around this reception until I found just the right moment. :)
Ginger - you just made me laugh my ass off. True story? I contacted the webmaster for John Carpenter's website and gave him this wacky story about my love of "Big Trouble in Little China" and he told me I could send my poster to him and he'd have Carpenter sign it for me. I was primed to do it, but then, my mom got ill and passed away at that same time, and I just let that opportunity fade away. Maybe I'll see if he's still game...
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