You can have dinner with 3 famous people (living or dead). Who are your choices

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  1. patful profile image60
    patfulposted 13 years ago

    You can have dinner with 3 famous people (living or dead). Who are your choices and why?

    1. RidaeFatima021 profile image61
      RidaeFatima021posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Bruce Lee
      Stephen Hawking
      Elon Musk

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        DrPawlukdotcomposted 2 years agoin reply to this


    2. profile image81
      Abishek Soundararajanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Christopher Nolan, for his filmmaking genius and intellect
      Leonardo DiCaprio, for having control over his career(very few child actors are as successful as him now)
      Marcus Aurelius, for his wit and philosophy and stoic knowledge

      1. Imran Somji profile image74
        Imran Somjiposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Gotta love that Marcus Aurelius shout... I'd have a hard time picking from all the ancient greats, but Aurelius would definitely make it for hiss stoicism.

    3. Caleigh Buffkin profile image61
      Caleigh Buffkinposted 2 years agoin reply to this


      obama and.....


    4. Fancy Poet Girl profile image78
      Fancy Poet Girlposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Jennifer Garner (love all her movies)

      Sarah J Maas (TOG I cannot get over)

      JK Rowling (um.... duh)

  2. Paradise7 profile image71
    Paradise7posted 13 years ago

    Oh, I think Charles Dickens, first of all.  There's an underlying humour and a vast understanding of people in his work and I love his way with words.

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  I'd let him choose the music.  I'd let him know how very much his Requiem Mass moves me; how much his music has meant and how it lives on.

    Vincent Van Gogh.  I'd really like to talk to him.  I love his artwork and I'd love to tell him how successful it was for later generations and let him know that he was appreciated after all, though unfortunately he didn't experience this appreciation in his lifetime.  I'd like to try to make up for that.

    1. connorj profile image73
      connorjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I too would like to "lend an ear" to Vincent Van Gogh at the dinner table...

    2. Ed Bradley profile image57
      Ed Bradleyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I would love have dinner with lady gaga  Vienna white halle berry

    3. Ahmed k gazar profile image58
      Ahmed k gazarposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent choices.

  3. donotfear profile image86
    donotfearposted 13 years ago

    1. Mel Gibson
    2. Susan Boyle
    3. Barbara Bush

    Interesting, huh?

  4. EdG. profile image60
    EdG.posted 13 years ago

    Mark Twain, Albert Einstein, and Aristotle. If you have a choice to converse with anyone living or dead then you may as well make it an enlightening and entertaining discussion.

    Twain for his wit.

    Einstein for his brains.

    And Aristotle for his philosophy.

    Also, I think all three would have some very interesting comments about the state of the world today.

    1. profile image52
      FennecTwelveposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Einstein had quite a puckish sense of humor, apparently.

  5. Kebennett1 profile image60
    Kebennett1posted 13 years ago

    Jesus -- Without Him I would be totally lost! He keeps me grounded and living a life with Christian values. I would like to have Him teach me more. I want to Thank Him in person for giving His life for me.

    Morrie Schwartz-- His attitude about life and death were extraordinary and he would have so much to teach me. He was a wonderful man and one of the greatest thinkers and teachers of this period in time.

    The Apostle Paul-- His epistles were all so valuable to learn by as a Christian. They were also very valuable to the founding of the Church and its practices. I would love to discuss them with him. And to discuss his strong faith even during such trials as his imprisonment.

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      FennecTwelveposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Jesus and Paul would probably end up arguing, considering what Paul did to Mary...

  6. Rebecca E. profile image81
    Rebecca E.posted 13 years ago

    Boy hard one but:

    Winston Churchill for his knowledge

    Elizabeth I, for the time she lived in and,

    Queen Victoria, because I love the era.

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    darkshieldposted 13 years ago

    1. Bhagat Singh
    2. Priyanka Chopra
    3. Shahrukh Khan

  8. profile image56
    C.J. Wrightposted 13 years ago

    Hitler while he was a crazed mad man, he has definitely had a huge impact on the modern world. Besides you just have to ask...WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU!!!???

    Mark Twain very inteligent and has a great sense of humor.  I'm from the south and I grew up on the Mississippi River.

    Bill Clinton, I think may very well be the sharpest politician since FDR. Never cared much for his politics. He's extremely intelligent and charismatic. His intelligence, I believe is something that is missed, overlooked or over shadowed a lot. Besides there is absolutely no doubt that this is a guy who knows how to have a good time!

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      Rayne123posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Your question with hitler sure gave me an unexpected laugh.

  9. kimberleee profile image57
    kimberleeeposted 13 years ago

    Leonardo da Vinci  -because he's brilliant.

    T.H. White  -because he's brilliant.

    Ronald Reagan  -because he's brilliant.

  10. TToni9 profile image59
    TToni9posted 13 years ago

    I would hope the three people I would sit with would be:
    1. Jesus
    2.Mary Magdeline(Jesus' best friend though humanly deemed a whore)
    3. My birth mother

    1a. I love Jesus and He's really all that matters. If I went through this whole life time looking forward to see Him---no matter what ordeals, bad deals and the unhealed I've seen---and find Him not there I would rather go to Hell(because there wouldn't be one.
    2a.Mary Magdeline was the first person Jesus revealed Him self to after His crucifixion. I figure I've done my share of sinning  so her past didn't matter to Him.  He loved her devotion and seeking Him out whenever she could.  She washed His feet with perfumes, her tears and her hair the night prior to His being taken away. Let's not forget that God created woman because a man being alone was the first thing God deemed NOT good so I'm under the discernment that there was a woman perfectly matched to honor Jesus appropriately. Long story short---I would ask what they spoke of the moment she realized He lived..
    3a. I would want my birth mother to be there and just explain to Jesus(whom I talk frequently with) what her reasoning was to leave me to ineptly fend for myself when I was six.

    This all said I just hope there's a never-ending stream of joylovepeacehealingunity......TToni9/Pauline

    1. Omer123 profile image60
      Omer123posted 8 years agoin reply to this


  11. The Rope profile image60
    The Ropeposted 13 years ago

    Very hard - I keep making lists but always come up with 5 and while the people keep changing the dynamics of the group usually don't.
      Dead: one philosopher, one world leader and Jesus
      Living: one current world leader, one in-depth reporter (I'd       
                  probably forget the best questions - I'd need help)

  12. Dark knight rides profile image60
    Dark knight ridesposted 13 years ago

    Da Vinci would be fascinating.
    Stevie Ray Vaughn, I could really use some pointers on guitar.
    Plato, I'd love to see what he thinks of the world today.

    1. bethperry profile image88
      bethperryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Nice to see Stevie Ray on someone's list!

  13. agoosetow profile image60
    agoosetowposted 13 years ago

    1. Maynard James Keenan
    2. John Lennon
    3. Kurt Cobain

  14. phoenixgbr profile image59
    phoenixgbrposted 12 years ago

    I would have 2 different answers (1 prefered and conformist and 1 controversial)

    1. Stephen Fry  - comical genius.
    2. John F Kennedy - so many questions!
    3. Muhammed Ali - a very quick wit.


    1. Jesus - What were you really saying. Nowadays there are so many versions!
    2. Lenin - How did he view what the USSR became
    3. Mohammed - Central figure of Islam. How does he view the current religious situation.

    1. ABCKamran profile image59
      ABCKamranposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Great choice!

  15. epigramman profile image61
    epigrammanposted 12 years ago

    ..Jack the Ripper, providing he had table manners.  I just want to solve the mystery of his identity.
    Jesus Christ - and hopefully this isn't his last meal.  I would like him to stay around this time and bring the world a little closer.
    Kate Bush - I would just like to thank her for all of the great music she has given me as a listener and a life long fan.

    1. Qmarpat profile image62
      Qmarpatposted 8 years agoin reply to this


  16. profile image0
    Rosemary Banksposted 12 years ago

    I think I would have lunch with Donald Trump, Bill Gates and  Warren Buffett. The reason is they could give me some lessons on how to become successsful and perhaps a millionaire.

  17. OrlandoC profile image68
    OrlandoCposted 12 years ago

    Living for sure. The dead don't really hold up their end of the conversation.

  18. celebritie profile image71
    celebritieposted 12 years ago

    My top three would have to be:

    1. Marilyn Monroe
    2. Mae West
    3. Grace Kelly

    Talk to them about fashion and what it was like being a movie star.

  19. Variety Writer profile image60
    Variety Writerposted 12 years ago

    Oprah Winfrey

    For obvious reasons.

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    Indigitalposted 11 years ago

    Vic Reeves - I just believe he'd be a funny dinner guest.
    Michael Jackson - To see if he were normal if the media was not there.
    Seth McFarlane - Funny guy; I love Family Guy.

  21. ssmith1534 profile image70
    ssmith1534posted 11 years ago

    1. God- He created all things, so it would be great to talk to him.

    2. Erykah Badu- she's SO COOL!!! i saw her on an interview once on TV...she can speak real knowledge!

    3. Hill Harper- in addition to his beauty, he seems very poetic. and i LOVE poetry

    1. Qmarpat profile image62
      Qmarpatposted 8 years agoin reply to this


  22. Shock Probation profile image57
    Shock Probationposted 10 years ago

    1. Albert Einstein, for his theories
    2. Mahatma Gandhi for his points about struggling during wars
    3.  Bill Gates for how he being a college dropout manage to generate billions of dollars and how did he come up with the idea of Microsoft

  23. IslandBites profile image89
    IslandBitesposted 9 years ago

    Gandhi and Pedro Albizu Campos.

    It is hard to chose a third one. Aristoteles, Bob Marley, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Cristobal Colon, Hitler...

  24. bethperry profile image88
    bethperryposted 9 years ago

    It would be Edgar Cayce, Ambrose Bierce and Mark Twain. Cayce could reveal what's really going on in the political world, Bierce could point out the sardonic ironies and Twain could parody it all in a tall tale.

  25. Nadine May profile image75
    Nadine Mayposted 9 years ago

    Nelson Mandela - Bishop Tutu and the Dalia lama together at one dinner table. WOW!

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  26. manatita44 profile image82
    manatita44posted 9 years ago

    Sri Chinmoy for speeding up my Godward journey;Mohammed Ali, because I feel that he has contributed greatly to mankind; Mickhail Gorbachev for the same reason.

  27. lostohanababy profile image57
    lostohanababyposted 9 years ago

    Bruce Lee, Elvis Presley, and Alfred Apaka..   They are deceased but I admire them enough to have dinner with them, if I was invited!

  28. connorj profile image73
    connorjposted 8 years ago

    1. Jesus Christ, perhaps because I was once a "doubting Thomas" and because I would like to know the best way to become Christ-like.
    2. Henry David Thoreau because his writings and thesis of civil disobedience and other thinking have resulted in such favorable outcomes.
    3. Captain Miles Standish to confirm he is my great, great... Grandfather and to find out more about his character...

  29. SAQIB6608 profile image67
    SAQIB6608posted 8 years ago

    1.  God Almighty
    2.   My Fiance
    3.   Clint Eastwood, I just love him (Even if he does not even speak a word     throughout the dinner)

    Perhaps another combo will be  God Almighty, My fiance and Natalie Portman !!

    1. Glenis Rix profile image96
      Glenis Rixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Lol smile I might invite you !

    2. SAQIB6608 profile image67
      SAQIB6608posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      THANK U

    3. shon1121 profile image73
      shon1121posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Haha your fiance may not like Natalie Portman haha! She is a beautiful lady.

  30. Besarien profile image78
    Besarienposted 8 years ago

    Jesus, to thank him.

    Leonardo da Vinci, to thank him.

    John Milton, because I love Paradise Lost and he is the only person I could think of who spoke English, Italian, and Aramaic. Pretty nice to have a translator at the table even though we would all probably know a little bit of Latin.

  31. nanderson500 profile image83
    nanderson500posted 8 years ago

    Abraham Lincoln, because he had a great sense of humor and would have lots of stories. Mark Twain, for the same reasons. And Jesus, because that would be truly fascinating.

  32. Kristen Howe profile image94
    Kristen Howeposted 8 years ago

    Great question.  That's also a hard one. It would have to be Erica Spindler, my favorite thriller author, because she's my idol, since I'm an aspiring author, too.  Julia Roberts is another, because she's my favorite all-time actress. I did a book report on her, long time ago in school. And the third would have to be Shania Twain, my favorite country singer. I went to see her in concert in Cleveland, a decade ago.

  33. profile image0
    MrDanielAbramposted 8 years ago

    Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, and Gandhi. Those would be my 3.

    1. Omer123 profile image60
      Omer123posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      why gandi

  34. nicolas-ray profile image61
    nicolas-rayposted 8 years ago

    I would have to say Orsen Welles for his wit and observations, Peter Sellers because its Peter Sellers, and Bill Clinton for brains and to ad some charm to the very crazy disastrous evening ahead

    1. Qmarpat profile image62
      Qmarpatposted 8 years agoin reply to this


  35. profile image0
    Miran Shuletaposted 8 years ago

    Judas Iscariot

    Henry VIII

    Leonardo Da Vinci

  36. aesta1 profile image93
    aesta1posted 8 years ago

    Top on my list is Christine Legarde. She's powerful, incisive, and with a first class intellect. My second would be Thomas Friedman, to listen to his views on the whole political process in the US and how it relates to the economy, economic fairness and equity. Third would be Epicure, to find out his notion of the commonality of all life based upon atoms and that what we have is now and that there is no post mortem judgment. When it's over, it's over. I am interested how he and his friends developed this thinking.

  37. rigormarie profile image57
    rigormarieposted 8 years ago

    Pope Francis
    I have a very pressing questions to ask.

  38. profile image0
    Rayne123posted 8 years ago

    Well here we are 5 years after your question and wondering if people would still give same answers.

    Anyway mine would be:
    Jesus, it sure would be cool to see him in person.

    Elvis, no explanation needed.

    Einstein, his quotes sometimes confuse me so I would like to ask him what he means. Lol

    1. Omer123 profile image60
      Omer123posted 8 years agoin reply to this


  39. wqaindia profile image39
    wqaindiaposted 8 years ago

    1. Lord Krishna for the reason that my hunger will vanish looking at Lord Krishna dining with me.
    2. Mahatma Gandhi for the reason to know as to Mahatma Gandhi liked to eat in poverty ridden India.
    3. Narendra Modi, the dashing Prime Minister of India just to enjoy rich and simple nutritious food.

    1. Omer123 profile image60
      Omer123posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      all are x

    2. ABCKamran profile image59
      ABCKamranposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      LOL!Your choices couldn't have been lamer!

  40. alan raj profile image80
    alan rajposted 8 years ago

    Mahatma Gandhi for his wide vision
    Abraham Lincoln for his wisdom
    Barack Obama(guess why?)

  41. Zeron87 profile image94
    Zeron87posted 8 years ago

    Jesus Christ - For my spiritual health.  I believe he would be candid about my spiritual condition and direct me on whether my choices are truly the correct path. 

    Edgar Allan Poe - For mental health.  Seems strange, but the man went through hell and still produced brilliant stories until his mysterious death. If getting estranged from your father, losing all your wealth, and the death of your loved ones doesn't kill your muse, your mind's ironclad in my book. 

    Stephen King - For financial.  The man's writing is not only respected by the literary community, but he's also affluent from it.

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  42. realtalk247 profile image81
    realtalk247posted 8 years ago

    Christ/Jesus..........not sure if this counts because he is/was/will be.  I want someone to look into my soul and tell me my path, journey, and answer the riddles in my life for clarity to guide me while I'm on this side of life. live so long and be so cleaver as a woman to reinvent yourself several times gaining the allegiance of men (although she was not the most remarkable woman) shows an extreme amount of intelligence in some way/form.

    Randy speak to him about the balance of realizing career but what is most important in life. I would love to discuss his take on how to balance desire to achieve with being an easy going and appreciative of the small things in life.

  43. Md Shahril profile image60
    Md Shahrilposted 8 years ago

    Not in order of importance:

    1. Steve Vai because he is my favourite artist and guitar player. It would be an honour to chat with him over dinner. A priceless bonus if he could share with me his musical vision. And say, if he then decided to give me any one of his guitar from his gigantic collection, that would be a fantastic dessert after dinner!

    2. Steve Jobs because he is such an amazing individual and entrepreneur. I am still fascinated in his business strategies. How he have achieved to create his brand (Apple) and made a phenomenal business success in this planet. I can imagine what that dinner experience would be like.

    3. Kevin J Anderson because he is my favourite author. I admire his literature and relate well to his work. I am a fan of his novels; the Saga of the Seven Suns and Terra Incognita series. It would be a blast talking to him and have his advice on writing.

  44. bethko profile image60
    bethkoposted 8 years ago


    Aaron Rodgers.

    Jon Benet Ramsey.

    I know, three COMPLETELY different answers, and all for different reasons.

  45. profile image0
    Joshtheplumberposted 8 years ago

    What does it matter? They have chosen whom they wish to interact with. I was not on the list. Here's a better question: What 3 famous people would choose to have dinner with me? And why?

  46. Chriswillman90 profile image90
    Chriswillman90posted 8 years ago

    Michael Jackson: Huge fan of his music and would love to know what was going through his mind when his world turned chaotic.

    Pope John Paul II: He was a religious icon and did so many things throughout his time on this planet. I would love to hear his thoughts, words, and wisdom.

    Edgar Allan Poe: I want to know the genius behind the insanity. I love all of his works, and I would love to analyze his thoughts during each tale and story that he wrote.

  47. JasmineMaarschalk profile image59
    JasmineMaarschalkposted 7 years ago

    I would have dinner with Mariah Carey because she's a singer and song writer like myself and I would want to know how she became successful. I would want to have dinner with Latoya Jackson because she has overcome so much and has such a sweet spirit. The last person I would want to meet have dinner with is Jesus (in the flesh) because I would want to know what he looked like and His personality.

  48. Danny Cabaniss profile image73
    Danny Cabanissposted 7 years ago

    Jesus, my Dad - who passed away in 2010, and my grandfather, Paul Orr, who passed away in 1972.  Thinking about this question reminded me of memorable meals I have enjoyed with friends and family in the past.  I recall some meals where there was a lot of laughter, where the people at the table told their best stories, one story after another.

  49. hubsy profile image69
    hubsyposted 7 years ago

    Chopin, Beethoven, and Plato. Chopin and Beethoven for their wealth of musical knowledge, and hopefully to get them to play a little after dinner treat, Plato to discuss the meaning of life with and how to be happy in life.

  50. Readmikenow profile image94
    Readmikenowposted 7 years ago

    I would love to have dinner with

    Mark Twain
    J. R. R. Tolkien
    John Steinbeck

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      SonOfSkyrim201posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent choices.


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