Becoming famous

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    Jul 10, 2009 10:29 AM GMT
    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be famous? I sure have, especially after someone I knew growing up is now famous, Chace Crawford.

    There's kind of this allure to the whole idea, but at the same time you're giving up your privacy and there's always a risk that you'll dry up too fast and won't get cast (assuming you become an actor).

    I guess all in all it would be pretty cool though.
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    Jul 10, 2009 10:35 AM GMT
    HEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLL no

    I don't wanna be famous I like my life.. have you seen what it is to be famous these days?????

    no.. thanks... I'll keep my dignity
  • GQjock

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    Jul 10, 2009 11:09 AM GMT
    Keep the famous .... Gimme the money icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 10, 2009 11:17 AM GMT

    My partner is a politician and by virtue of that + my gender and her sexuality we're semi-famous in our state/country.

    You sum it up pretty well Tronik - it has it's pros and cons. It opens some doors in terms of getting to meet people and do some things.. but the being 'public property' thing, and having to be a little bit mindful of what you do/say where and when (especially in the context of politics) really sucks.

    I'm with GQjock.. wouldn't want to be seriously famous.. would be no fun at all
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    Jul 10, 2009 1:29 PM GMT
    Yeah, always wigged me out how the papparazi is always right there, and seem to know where every celebrity is at every given moment. Not just in LA, in New York, Miami, even in Europe.

    It's crazy...they can't escape.
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    Jul 10, 2009 6:41 PM GMT
    I think the ideal situation would be if you didn't live in a country you're famous in. Like how Robbie Williams has spent allot of time in Los Angeles in recent years. He is a huge mega star in just about every English speaking country outside of North America, but no one in LA has a clue who he is. Seems like the best of both worlds.
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    Jul 10, 2009 6:46 PM GMT
    Being a professional dancer several years ago, it's interesting to see what "fame" can do and does to people, especially rising stars. As a back-up dancer some of them had that "attitude" and I was always like, this is fun but at the end of the day I liked my anonymity and enjoyed being able to hit the market, have a drink and what not without it getting out! However, it is a rush!!!
  • Delivis

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    Jul 10, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    Celebrity for celebrity's sake seems as banal to me as anything could be.
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    Jul 10, 2009 6:57 PM GMT
    being famous is now a health risk....are you kidding. I enjoy my freedom and privacy too much to be famous!
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    Jul 10, 2009 7:01 PM GMT
    no- not on the list of my top 20 wishes
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    Jul 10, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    It would be soo annoying signing autographs and taking pictures with people every 5 seconds.When All I wanted to do is go to walgreens to get some candy icon_eek.gif.

    Then being famous would make it harder to trust people.icon_cry.gif


    Make sure I don't walk around naked in my houseicon_eek.gif



    These days its super easy to be famous.
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    Jul 10, 2009 7:47 PM GMT
    having my talents or skills recognized is one thing, but I never want fame!

    i enjoy my privacy way too much!
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    Jul 10, 2009 7:49 PM GMT
    THESE DAYS EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A MODEL OR AN ACTOR OR A SINGER!!! WHY??? ive never wondered because its stupid.. nor do i feed into it because by doing so i am basically paying them to live there life style... true talents should be recognized.. but it seems like 5 out of every 5 people i talk to is a model or an actor or something.. trying to become famous... it is sooooo old!!! when everybody knows everybody then what... it will be boring..
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    Jul 10, 2009 8:32 PM GMT
    Fame can crush
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    Jul 10, 2009 8:36 PM GMT
    I've a good friend who's fairly famous. We we go out, people are generally respectful. She knows what to expect, has realistic expectations, and is generally good at separating her professional persona from her real one. I'm always astounded that people think that the person they see on the screen is the same character who's walking down the street.

    However, there's a price for the fame. You have to be willing to pay it. Lot's of people can't deal with it but the financial returns are tempting enough to keep them going at it in spite of their inability to handle/control it. That's where the classic 'crash and burn' usually happens. Adulation to feed insecurities, and the lack of understanding that it's a business first, not an 'art'. If you're not thick skinned, and willing to give up a great deal of your personal privacy, then don't even consider it.
  • jgymnast733

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    Jul 10, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    I not only do i think about what it would be like,,i live like it's already happend.. My job allows me to engage with very wealthy and famous people, and seeing the photog's outside lying in wait for a glimpse of an A-lister is awsome...Seeing the flash's of the all the cameras and the mayhem really gets me excited.....I imagine its me rushing into the car....
    But, at the end of the day as i get on the subway [avoiding the urine] and sit there amongst the average joe's i'm brought back to reality and realise how wonderful life is.....Urine and all..
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    Jul 10, 2009 11:03 PM GMT
    UofTLatinBoy saidI think the ideal situation would be if you didn't live in a country you're famous in. Like how Robbie Williams has spent allot of time in Los Angeles in recent years.
    When I first skimmed over this I thought it said ROBIN Williams. I actually laughed a little.
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    Jul 10, 2009 11:40 PM GMT
    Famous for what? These days in the US, the relationship between fame and talent is quite peculiar...Kirsten Dunst anyone?
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    Jul 11, 2009 2:36 AM GMT
    Fame? No thanks! I prefer to go un-noticed.
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    Jul 11, 2009 3:24 AM GMT
    With fame usually comes wealth. I'd like to have the money, but not the hassle. And there are degrees of fame.

    I have one close friend who is only moderately famous as an actor and singer. He can walk around just about anywhere and is not bothered and people usually don't recognize him. He has a huge fan following, but lives in NYC, so most people who are fans aren't there to bother him. He has done theater there and gets people waiting at the backstage door to meet him, but they usually get their pictures and autographs and go. He's gracious enough to accommodate them for 10 or 15 minutes. His life isn't too encumbered by fame.

    I have another acquaintance who is incredibly famous and nearly everyone knows who he is. He's nearly ubiquitous on TV, radio, and magazines. He has become ridiculously wealthy because of it, but has to be completely isolated from the public. He cannot go out to eat, cannot go the the mall or to movies. He can't enjoy a day at the park with his family. This kind of fame really sucks.

    (I dislike name dropping, so I'm not, but I live in Nashville and used to work in the music business... in case you're wondering how I happen to know these famous people).
  • xysx

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    Jul 11, 2009 3:31 AM GMT
    the degree of fame I care about is seeing my sonlook into my eyes and smile, saying he loves me or that he's proud that I'm his dad. icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 11, 2009 7:38 AM GMT
    once again . . . whom the gods would destroy, they first make famous . . .
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    Jul 11, 2009 8:25 AM GMT
    If you know Chace Crawford, why dont you ask him?
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    Jul 11, 2009 8:38 AM GMT
    Caslon11000 saidIf you know Chace Crawford, why dont you ask him?


    I didn't say I was friends with him, I said I knew him growing up.
  • Klutch84

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    Jul 11, 2009 2:56 PM GMT
    Jackal69 saidFamous for what? These days in the US, the relationship between fame and talent is quite peculiar...Kirsten Dunst anyone?


    Hey! More like Paris Hilton - Kirsten Dunst has a LITTLE bit of talent lol