Ten More Hollywood Celebrities I Would Like to Meet

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I reluctantly confess that I am enamored of celebrity. When someone becomes famous, I want to know how they did it. I am interested in knowing why someone made the decisions they made. Because I harbor a fascination with stardom that I wear like a badge of honor (or a scarlet letter, depending upon one’s opinion of celebrities in general), I am always interested in what famous people are doing. In the past I have subscribed to both People and US magazine. I watched the celebrity gossip programs on television. I didn’t necessarily want to be like them, but I was interested in what made them famous.

Like most Americans, I have my favorite Hollywood actors and actresses. In another article I listed ten celebrities I would love to meet. You can find this article by clicking on Ten Hollywood Celebrities I Want to Meet. Read on for my second list of famous Hollywood stars I would love to someday be introduced to.


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Michael J. Fox is funny and dignified
Michael J. Fox is funny and dignified
Christina Applegate displayed great courage
Christina Applegate displayed great courage
More like Spock than we might expect
More like Spock than we might expect
Not yet a woman?  Not sure what she's waiting on
Not yet a woman? Not sure what she's waiting on
A demon, a doctor and almost James Bond
A demon, a doctor and almost James Bond
What makes her newsworthy?  I have to know
What makes her newsworthy? I have to know
21st century rat packer epitomizes cool and dresses well
21st century rat packer epitomizes cool and dresses well
Storm, Catwoman and just plain gorgeous
Storm, Catwoman and just plain gorgeous
Sweathog makes good
Sweathog makes good
I think she wants to meet me
I think she wants to meet me

I know these folks just can't wait to meet me!


Michael J. Fox. The strength and perseverance of Michael J. Fox is admirable. He had a successful television and film career before being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. Fox was the star of Family Ties, Spin City and the Back to the Future movies before revealing he suffered from Parkinson’s in 1998. Fox is intelligent and charismatic, and has maintained a self-effacing humor that serves him well in the face of worsening symptoms. He has retired from acting and now works as an author. Why I’d like to meet him: he faces great difficulties with humor and compassion.


Christina Applegate. Christina Applegate went from being a sweet airhead on Married with Children to a woman much admired for her courage. Christina was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, and was pronounced cancer-free after a double-mastectomy a few months later. She subsequently topped the list of People magazine’s “Most Beautiful People” in 2009. Why I’d like to meet her: It takes courage to battle cancer and maintain a normal life, which she has seemingly tried to do.


Leonard Nimoy. More than William Shatner or anyone else, Nimoy epitomizes Star Trek. Mr. Spock is the embodiment of what Star Trek means. I realize that Leonard Nimoy is not Spock, but having played the character for more than 40 years, I suspect Spock and Nimoy share more than a few common traits. If he ever agrees to meet with me, I would appreciate it if he could bring me a working phaser as a gift. Why I’d like to meet him: I have been a fan of Star Trek since the very beginning, and he’s been a part of the journey the entire way.


Britney Spears. This girl has presence—she’s also beautiful, talented and self-destructive. I would enjoy the opportunity to psychoanalyze Britney and learn what makes her do the things she does. Why does a successful pop star jeopardize her career and family with wildly irresponsible behavior? I would love to understand what prompts her self-destructive impulses. (I would also like to know if she still performs “Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” live in concert, or if she’s decided she is in fact a woman now.) Why I’d like to meet her: I would like to find out what is going through her head and understands what motivates someone to behave so recklessly.


Julian McMahon. There’s something about this guy that I find fascinating. He played a demon on Charmed, a surgeon on Nip/Tuck and Dr. Doom in the Fantastic Four movies. He was even on the short list to replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond before Daniel Craig won the job. McMahon radiates an air of mystery and danger in his roles, and the moral ambiguity he projects is compelling. Why I’d like to meet him: I like his style. I like the characters he plays, regardless of whether they are good, evil or in-between. He can play a jerk and somehow I still find him cool.


Paris Hilton. How does she do it? How does someone make doing nothing so newsworthy? I have to know! Paris makes being vapid and self-centered marketable commodities, something I thought only politicians were capable of. I want to learn how to get in on this scam. In the meantime, I’d like to know what a conversation with Paris would be like. What would she talk about (besides herself)? What are her interests? Art? Politics? The economic crisis? Why I’d like to meet her: Anyone who makes a fortune by acting so ridiculous must be a hidden genius. I want to know the secrets of her success.


George Clooney. Clooney was a member of the cast of the television series ER for five years and the star of Ocean’s 11 through13, Batman and Robin and a host of other movies. I first noticed him in a gory vampire flick titled From Dusk till Dawn. His performance as Batman was mediocre, but he was great in O' Brother, Where Art Thou. Due largely to his role in Ocean’s Eleven, Clooney has come to epitomize Hollywood style in the 21st century, but he still seems like an ordinary guy—at least during interviews. Why I’d like to meet him: He comes across as down-to-earth and relatively unassuming. I’d also like to know how where he buys his sport coats.


Halle Berry. She’s portrayed two super-heroines on the big screen (Storm in the X-Men trilogy and Catwoman), and her stint as a Bond girl was so noteworthy Hollywood contemplated a spin-off movie featuring her character. She received an academy award for her depiction of a single mother grieving over the death of her son. She is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, and I would not dispute this claim. Like Jessica Alba on my first list, Halle Berry is listed here because she is hot. Ms. Berry manages to seem approachable despite her beauty, and might be someone you would find at the grocery store buying food for dinner that night. Why I’d like to meet her: She is the ultimate fantasy figure—she can be strong and in charge or soft-spoken and nurturing. What’s not to like?


John Travolta. He started as Vinnie Barbarino on Welcome Back, Kotter and catapulted to film stardom with Hollywood hits like Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Urban Cowboy. His star faded somewhat in the 1980’s but he returned with a vengeance in Pulp Fiction and never looked back. Travolta is a gifted actor, an able dancer and he seems like a nice guy. I wouldn’t want to make him angry, but I would love to know why he turned down roles in American Gigolo and Officer and a Gentleman (on both occasions the role went to Richard Gere). Why I’d like to meet him: He is talented and complex. I’m fascinated by guys who can come back from (relative) obscurity and be more successful than ever.


Carrie Ann Inaba. My rule of thumb in high school was never to date a girl who hadn’t grown out of her giggle stage, but I would make an exception for Carrie Ann Inaba. I never watched Dancing with the Stars but noticed her as a guest host on Live with Regis and Kelly, where she displayed a wonderful sense of humor. I also find her very beautiful in an exotic sort of way. Maybe if I met her she could teach me to dance. Why I’d like to meet her: She’s funny and sexy, and the way she giggles at Regis' jokes on Live With Regis and Kelly makes me believe she’s attracted to older men--why else would she laugh uncontrollably at the things he says?


C'mon, let's do lunch


And that completes my second list of celebrities I would most like to meet, from brave men and women fighting adversity to oddball stars battling their own personality quirks. I must confess that I’m deeply disappointed that no one from my first list has shown the slightest interest in meeting me. I sincerely hope that doubling the number of stars I would like to meet will increase the chances they will call me. I’ve got Thursday evening open……………


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msorensson 6 years ago

Me too, Mike, lol. I am fascinated with celebrities in Hollywood and in business.

Well, no to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton but yes to everyone else.

I love that picture of Halle Berry and George Clooney you got. Oh..Halle Berry is gorgeous..soo beautiful.


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Hey Mike a good list you put together here. Although I would have a different list but for a few you listed here like Travolta, Halle Berry, Fox and Spock for sure those 4 definitely I would like to meet up close and personal:0)

My other six would include in this order"

Robert De Nero

Sean Connery

Al Pacino

Kirk Douglas

Raquel Welch

Elizabeth Taylor

I would love to pick their brains and delve into what made them who they are, where they came from, how did they get started, how often did they fail before reaching stardom? So many questions, so little time:0))

Thanks for this great share as usual Mike, if your open next Tuesday, I wouldn't mind meeting for coffee and picking your brains to.....LOL


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

I'd like to sit down with John Travolta and Tom Cruise at the same time and ask how they are both Scientologists, but seem to be so different in the way they show their beliefs.


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Uninvited Writer 6 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Okay, here is my list:

George Clooney

Michael j. Fox

Patrick Stewart

Derek Jacobi

Susan Sarandon

Drew Barrymore

Barack Obama

Jon Stewart

Rick Mercer

Bill Cosby


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Megavitamin 6 years ago

Interesting list! Michael J. Fox is a great choice. Good luck--you never know when you could run into a celebrity :0)


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Thanks for reminding me, Mike. George Clooney and Halle Berry would also be on the short list of celebrities I would like to meet. Along with Sophia Loren, Gerard Butler and Catherine Zeta-Jones. All interesting personalities as well as beautiful people.


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kimh039 6 years ago

I never did understand the celebrity craze, and am probably the most clueless person in the universe when it comes to knowing even the simplest celebrity trivia. If you had a quiz here where I had to match names and pics of the celebrities you've featured with 80% accuracy I'd be in trouble....except for what's his name...Michael J Fox.


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dallas93444 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Interesting... I agree with kimh039.. They are works of PR firms, and fantasy...


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

great list mike, loved it.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

I would have to add Hugh Jackman to your great list.


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Well the first two really are it for me, I love them both and they have both been not only great performers but a lesson to us all, they are people there are not words to praise them, all they have been through and never giving up. I would almost take their pain if I could, but the truth is I guess I wish I could be brave enough to; caring so much for them. Great first chooses.Britney and Paris are on my ---- list for all the young teens they have helped misguide and the Judges at least Paris has paid off I am sure. They will buy themselves straight to death if they don't start acting their age soon, they are not teens and I would hope most young people could see this. Oh sorry, I will leave you with your dreams. Reese Witherspoon shows that a star can be talented really great, without being trashy, I'd add her.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

msorensson, thanks for stopping by. George Clooney and Halle Berry are very stylish and I have always thought they looked great. Paris and Britney made my list not because they are admirable, but because they are fascinating in an odd way. Paris is so vapid and empty-headed and Britney is so self-destructive that I find them interesting. They are certainly not to be admired but they are interesting.

Thanks so much for your comments.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Saddlerider, thanks for stopping by. Your own list is impressive as well. I have always been a big fan of Al Pacino, ever since he appeared as Michael Corleone in the Godfather. Sean Connery and Robert DeNiro are also terrific actors that impress me a great deal.

You hit the nail on the head with your rationale for meeting these folks--I would love to know what their life was like on the road to stardom. How did they accomplish what they did? It would be fascinating to hear what they had to say in an unedited manner.

Thanks for stopping by--hope you had a good weekend.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Sabreblade, thanks for your comments. Your comparison of Cruise and Travolta and the manner in which they embrace their Scientology beliefs is certainly compelling. What makes Cruise go off the deep end "so to speak" while Travolta manages to stay low-key, at least in comparison? It would indeed be interesting to sit them both down and ask them about it, although it might prove a bit embarrassing for Tom Cruise. I do like both of them as actors despite their beliefs.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope all is well. Take care.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Uninvited Writer, thanks for offering your own list. I am a big fan of Patrick Stewart and Susan Sarandon, and I also think it would be great to meet Drew Barrymore and Barack Obama. Stewart and Sarandon would top my list from your choices.

Thanks again for stopping by.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Megavitamin, thanks for reading. I am still hopeful that someone from my list will want to meet me. Wish me luck, and thanks for stopping by.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Drbj, thanks for reading. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sophia Loren are both so beautiful I would probably be tongue-tied, but I would love to meet them. In fact, there are so many intriguing people to meet that there might someday be a part 3 to this series.

Thanks again for stopping by.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Kimh, thanks for reading. I have to admit I would be at a loss if I had to explain my fascination with fame and celebrity--I'm not sure why I find it so very alluring. I guess I want to know what drives people to become famous, and what did it cost them to achieve their celebrity. It is a type of success story I find interesting, but I realize it isn't everyone's cup of tea. I appreciate your stopping by anyway, and I thank you for your comments.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Dallas, thanks for reading. As I said in response to Kimh, I can't really explain my fascination with celebrity. Hollywood stars are indeed a "packaged product" and I know that what you see isn't always what you get, but I guess I am interested in what motivated them to become stars almost as much as what they are really like. That isn't the whole picture, of course, or else every famous person would make my list just by virtue of being famous, but I do wonder what makes these folks tick.

Anyway, I appreciate your stopping by. Thanks for your comments.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Rebecca, thanks for stopping by and reading. I appreciate it a great deal, and I'm glad you liked my list. Have a good week.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Suziecat, thanks for reading. Hugh Jackman is an interesting fellow and well-deserving of inclusion on a list like this. It is interesting that between Halle Berry, your mention of Hugh Jackman and Uninvited Writer's inclusion of Patrick Stewart, three actors from the X-Men movies were mentioned here. That probably says a lot for the success of the movies--it was a great cast. If they ever re-do the X-Men, it is hard to imagine anyone else in the role of Wolverine.

Thanks again for stopping by, I appreciate it.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Polly, thanks for reading. I have no illusions about Paris and Britney--I would like to meet them to try to understand them more than to fulfill any star-struck fantasy. The names could have been Lindsay Lohan or any other star who had success in their grasp and let it slip away. The ability to flush fame and fortune down the toilet in such a casual way fascinates me, and in that sense I would like to understand them better. I agree with you about Reese Witherspoon--she is terrific.

Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your comments. Have a great week.

Mike


ankigarg87 6 years ago

i intersted to meet Christina Applegate


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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

I love the way you set this hub up, not only listing the celebrities, but letting the reader know why the particular person interest you. Excellent read. My list is relatively short. Today's celebs are mostly shallow good looking people with high paying jobs. Most don't seem to have heart for the craft.

1. M. J. Fox

2. John Travolta - really amazed he was more than a pretty face.

3. Oprah

4. Tyler Perry

5. Sandra Bullock

6. Cameron Diaz

7. Beyonce'

8. Ice Cube

9. Liz Taylor

10. C. Applegate (knew from the start she's a natural)

11. Kate Segal (Bundy's mom - awesome in "Sons of Anarchy")

12. Jimmy Smits - (everything goes better with a little Smits).

13. Halle Berry

14. Bill Cosby

15. Maya Angelou

16. Stephen King (the man has one hell of an imagination)

17. Queen Latifah (there's more to the Queen than rap)


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brandonfan 6 years ago from Mid West

Very interesting Hub Mike. I wouldn't mind meeting George Clooney, that's for sure! :-) People intimidate me though as a rule, so I'll just stay hidden here and leave it to you!


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goodmovies 6 years ago from Texas

Okay, so based on the pictures you posted, I'd like to meet all of the lovely ladies on your list. The men, on the other hand...I could take 'em or leave 'em. Clooney seems like he'd be a cool guy to meet.

Nice hub.


kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

Mike, I would have to say Bravo for putting Britney up there. Truth is most wouldn't as seemingly it's universal that once someone is branded most follow in belief. She to me is coming back no doubt, but I sure don't know many that could. I would most def' like to have met her [missed by a day :(

Fun Hub, refreshing indeed

Take Care

Kimberly


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Ankigarg, thanks for stopping by. I would love to meet Christina Applegate, also. She has transformed herself from "Kelly Bundy" into a sophisticated and courageous woman. Thanks again for stopping by.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

pmccray, thanks for reading and offering your list. I would love to meet Elizabeth Taylor and Katey Sagal also. I have to admit Oprah kind of intimidates me, but I find her a fascinating personality. I would like to meet Bill Cosby, also. He is an interesting and complex man.

Thanks so much for stopping by--it is always a pleasure to find your comments. Take care.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Brandonfan, thanks for stopping by. I suspect if I ever really met any of these folks they would intimidate me, as well. I confessed in the comment above that I find Oprah to be intimidating. I think I would still jump at the chance to meet any of these folks. If I ever run into George Clooney, I will certainly tell him you said hello!

Thanks again for reading and leaving a comment, I appreciate it a great deal.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Goodmovies, thanks for reading. Clooney does seem like a cool guy to meet. He carries himself well and seems likable. All the men and women on this list intrigue me in some way, whether it is by virtue of their appearance, their charm or their talent. Thanks again for reading, I appreciate your stopping by.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Kim, thanks so much for your comments about Britney Spears. I figured I would have to defend her inclusion, but she is a fascinating person. She is talented and charismatic on the one hand, self-destructive and impulsive on the other. She has been vilified for a long time, but she hangs in there. Despite the negative press, I would love to chat with Britney and understand her.

Thanks again, I always appreciate your comments.

Mike


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Great Choices Mike - Well, when you do.. Could you please get me the autograph for Halle Berry and John Travolta. Best Wishes.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

I love your list and would enjoy meeting some of them too, especially Michael J. Fox. He is so inspiring!

I don't know why I missed your first list, so I'm headed over there after I post this.

I enjoyed this Mike. Thanks for sharing!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I am glad to meet them in person or just shaking hand with them. We have the same passion here. At least we get a new spirit to give the best. Although we are not become celebrities like them, at least we are celebrities in our family, at the office or in neighborhood. Good work, Mike. Thank you very much. Rate Up.

Prasetio


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cooperfsu 6 years ago from Valencia, Spain

Really good list. I would like to meet all of them.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Elena, thanks for reading. I will definitely get you Halle Berry and John Travolta's autograph. I'm sure they will be calling me any day now, and I look forward to meeting them both.

Thanks again for stopping by. Hope your week is going well.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Jill, thanks for your comments. I have always been a huge fan of Michael J. Fox, ever since his early years on Family Ties--he is such a gifted actor and an inspiration for facing adversity with courage.

Thanks again for reading both lists! Take care.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Prasetio, thanks for your comments. You are correct, we may not make movies or television shows in Hollywood, but we can all be a celebrity, right in our own back yard. Thanks for the marvelous insight. Take care, my friend.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Cooperfsu, thanks for stopping by and reading my list. I appreciate your comments a lot. Thanks again.

Mike


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schoolgirlforreal 6 years ago from USA

Hey Mike

Nice read. funny and quirky and I am a big fan of most of them already! good taste :)

I think Britney is interesting and beautiful too. Sometimes it's nice to date or meet someone who "keeps you guessing " ;)


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Schoolgirl, thanks for reading. I like Britney Spears also, her odd behavior notwithstanding. When she is at her best, she has a presence that works well for her, and of course she is very beautiful as well.

It is nice to meet folks that keep you guessing--a little mystery and intrigue makes life much more interesting! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your comments a great deal.

Mike


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Cool list of hollywood celebrities I'd like to meet. Michael J. Fox is a great person to have at the top of the list, he is an amazing person and so inspiring. I learned a lot from you having read this. Nice to know you better. Peace :) Katie


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Katie, thanks for stopping by. I am a huge fan of Michael J. Fox. He had such comedic gifts as an actor, and I was saddened to see Parkinson rob him of those gifts. It could not steal away his intellect, his self-respect and his dignity. I would love to meet him someday and tell him how much I admire his strength of character.

Thanks so much for stopping by, as always--I am appreciative.

Mike

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