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Stars are just like us because sometimes they're nice, and other times they're rude jerks. After all, even movie stars and rock stars and pro athletes are just human beings. Incredibly talented, exceptionally good-looking human beings, but human beings all the same. Recently, some regular non-famous people on Reddit shared stories of the times they met big time celebrities.

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1. User fluffykins27 met Shia Lebeouf and he was jaw-droppingly rude, although it might've just been an art project.

Shia Labeof (sp?) had his car breakdown in my town. He came into my work to buy a drink and some chips and he was a total asshole. A little boy recognized him and said he loved Transformers and Shia told him to fuck off. I'd like to chalk it up to having a bad day, but come on man. Don't tell a kid who's fangirling over you to fuck off.

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2. Dr_McKay tried to one-up the future king of England. Tried.

I was stationed in the Falklands at the same time as Prince William was doing his Search and Rescue stint. Bumped into him from time to time, worked out in the gym next to him once. I glanced over to see how much he was lifting and set mine one higher, he noticed but just shook his head and laughed.

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3. Next, ChalupaGoku is going to tell us that Arnold's muscles aren't real, or that he hates catchphrases.

Arnold Schwarzenegger talks like everyone else. His accent was barely there when i met him while he was gov.

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4. To Kahzgul, the great equalizer between commoner and celebrity is the quesadilla.

Natalie Portman: She's completely normal. She wanted to know where I got my quesadilla from and I pointed her towards the Kogi food truck. Then we chatted a bit about how awesome food trucks are. We talked for about five minutes about various different delicious food trucks we'd encountered around LA. Super chill, super normal, and very down to earth.

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5. Here's the story of how rockandrollsores met one of the beautiful people, the beautiful people.

I met Marilyn Manson (emo 16-year-old me's hero) and he let me pet his cat while I freaked out about getting to meet him. He's nowhere near as scary in person as his persona or stage character. He's actually very sweet and somewhat shy. He really didn't know how to handle a young girl absolutely bawling tears of joy just from his presence, haha. He also picked up my sister for a picture because we couldn't get both him (roughly 6'2") and my sister (roughly 4"10") together in frame.

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6. 48Michael says there's a Leaky Cauldron in Dublin now, and he met the Boy Who Lived there!

Met Daniel Radcliffe at pub in Dublin. Really nice dude. I told him I like his work and he thanked me then introduced me to his friends. Chatted for a little about life and let him be.

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7. Chastain86 met Shaquille O'Neal, and they played a bit of the ol' Big Guy in a Little Car.

A friend of mine met Shaq at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall when he was playing for the Phoenix Suns. As he was getting out of his car (VW Jetta) he sees Shaq walking into the mall with some guys. He asked if it would be OK to get a picture with him, and Shaq agreed... but only if my buddy would then take a photo of Shaq squeezed into the front seat of his Jetta. Buddy agreed, they both got their pictures, shook hands, and went on their respective ways.

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8. Ann_Slanders also met Shaq, who was once nicknamed Superman, apparently not for his basketball skills but because he's just super, man.

Shaq used to frequent the Nascar Cafe in Citywalk before it closed down and my best friend was a regular as well (we worked in a store next to the restaurant). They were both approaching the restaurant when she received a call on her cell that her brother had been shot and was in the hospital. She collapsed onto the ground crying and Shaq approached her and picked her up and comforted her. He also mentioned during dinner that he hoped everything was ok with her and her brother (my friend was Citywalk security tasked with making sure his table wasn't approached), and even visited our store a week later to ask her how her brother was doing.

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9. Here's a heartbreaking story from Devmic about the time he met a really kind celebrity. It's heartbreaking because the celebrity was Robin Williams.

When I was younger, my grandmother and I ran into Robin Williams eating alone in a Whole Foods. We approached him and introduced ourselves and he immediately cleared a space for us to sit and chat with him. I was pretty young at the time, so he spent most of the time trying to make me laugh by doing voices. I may have been too young to truly appreciate it at the time, but looking back I can easily say it's one of the greatest moments of my life and Robin has always had a special spot in my heart because of it.

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10. Yeah_Mr_Jesus got the ideal '80s Roseanne experience, really.

I saw Roseanne Barr at a restaurant when I was young. My parents and I loved to watch her TV show together. She showed up to the restaurant drunk as shit and belched very loudly as she walked in. I went to her and got her autograph. Despite being shitfaced, she was pretty nice and thanked me for being a fan of the show.

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11. While growing up outside of L.A. cr3amy met Fred ​Durst, who quoted one of his own songs.

I wasn't yet in high school when Limp Bizkit was at the top of the game, but I was such a huuuge fan. Loved watching TRL for Korn and Limp, like every day. Our school was getting renovations and we had temporary classrooms set up on the track, so we had to run the half-mile up and down the neighborhood. Upon finishing, Durst rolls by in a convertible wearing his red NY cap. All of us are freakin out so he stopped for a second and yelled at us to "Keep rollin' rollin' rollin'!!!" A couple years ago (at least 10 years later), I ran into him at a party and told him that story and he was like "Dude, I remember that fucking car, that's hilarious." Pretty chill dude.

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12. According to Riiiiisssa, Justin Bieber behaved precisely as you would expect him to behave.

When I was in high school I worked at a local amusement park and we constantly had celebrities in and out of the park.

Some of them were incredibly nice while others were incredibly rude. My stand out moment of someone who was very rude is Justin Bieber. I was putting him on a rollercoaster and he was a total smart ass about it. Told me that his life was worth more than I could imagine and I have to make sure he's secure. I slammed the bar down quick.

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13. If you've always sort of sensed that Christine Taylor is the kind of person who could talk about tea for a long period of time, Cytnhighuhh can corroborate.

I used to work in a coffee shop and had a second job in a restaurant when I lived in LA a few years back. I got to meet Will Smith who was a complete sweetheart with a loud ass booming laugh. Eddy Murphy who would order the same drink, was always very kind but would come in with a different girl every time. Vin Diesel who was really nice and courteous. It was especially nice seeing him enjoying some time with his family, his kids were so cute and well behaved! And Christine Taylor( Ben Stiller's wife) who I talked to about 10 or 15 mins about tea. She was the absolute nicest person ever!

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14. GKrollin met one of the Dark Bastards and lived to tell the tale.

I was surfing up in Nantucket when I was like 16 and there was a film festival going on. A big guy who has clearly never been on a surf board before is paddling my way on a big beginner board, basically barely managing to stay on. As he gets closer I realize it's John C Riley (the other guy in Will Ferrell movies). I paddle over to him to say hey and he says to me, deadpan, "Hey man, I'm just trying to hang out here with my surf gang. We call ourselves the Dark Bastards," and paddles away.

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15. SunnyLego met one celebrity who was a jerk and then another who was nice. (READ ON FOR THE TWIST.) (The twist is that it's the same guy.)

I think I've posted this before but here goes: In 2005 when I was 19, and had a really bad stutter, I met Green Day. Tre Cool pointed and laughed in my face, mimicked my stutter, said "Freak out much??!" and just walked off when I tried to talk to him.

Cut to 2014, Green Day again in town, a friend and I decide to go bowling. Walk into bowling alley on street I live in, and are completely surprised to discover Green Day are in there bowling. I walk up to bar to get a drink, Tre Cool also walks up to bar, and says hi to me. I think "Fuck it" and say "Hi, you know I met you a decade ago when I had a bad stutter, and you mocked me for it, so check it out, no stutter now!" He apologised and said that he knows he was a dick back then, he probably thought I was so in awe of him that I couldn't talk, apologised several times, and gave me an AAA pass for the gig the next day, and said come hang out tomorrow so I can prove I'm not an arsehole. So yeah, well and truly accepted that apology and no longer think the guy is a dickhead.

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16. Not_Duck wasn't thrilled to meet Sarah Palin, but she seemed pretty thrilled to meet Not_Duck.

I'm from Alaska and Sarah Palin threw the opening pitch for opening ceremonies for Little League. As I was leaving I walked past her and she grabbed my hat off my head and signed it without asking. The confused 12 year old me took my hat back and scurried off before realizing the governer just signed my hat.

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17. THATASSH0LE can confirm that Kid Rock is just as oily in real life as he is on TV.

Kid Rock. Greasy, but pleasant.

18. User nsjc says Drew Carey said he'd come back in 10 minutes…which was the exact number of minutes he came back in. (This is a Price is Right joke.)

Met Drew Carey a few years ago outside a fancy hotel in DC.

I spotted him and nicely asked for a photo. He said not now, but he would return in 10. He came right up to me 10 minutes later and took the photo, made a few jokes with my camera, shook my hand, asked me my name and had a nice small convo.

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19. User sean9217 met Bryan Cranston. Bryan Cranston did exactly the kind of thing you hoped he would do but would think you were a total nerd for wanting him to do it.

Met Bryan Cranston once at the bellagio whilst on holiday in Vegas.... I was a bit fanboyish and blurted..."omg its Heisenberg!"... almost immediately his facial expression went angry... and he walked straight up to me and actually muttered "How dare you call me out like that...if people knew who I was, I wouldn't be in this business... next time you call me out like that be ready for a barrel"... then he smiled and starting laughing and we ended up talking for about 10mins or so about BB.... gave me an autograph.. i was so happy... asked him if he wanted to join a few of us for a drink but he politely declined as he was waiting for his mrs and daughter... cool guy!

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