Monday, December 8, 2008

Meeting John Malkovich

Scene: 57th & 6th, Manhattan

I'm walking toward my wife's job when I spot a man in the distance.

"I know that guy," I think to myself, "why do I know that guy?"

The man in question is an older guy with a very thick beard. I can hear him speaking on his cell phone loudly in Russian. I don't know anyone who speaks Russian, how the hell do I know this guy?

Suddenly it hits me, that's John Malkovich. One of my all time favorite actors, I just didn't notice right away because he doesn't look very "Hollywood" at the moment.

I don't want to bother him while he's on his cell phone, so as we approach each other I take a momentary pause in his conversation to say to him:

"Hi, I just wanted to say that I love ALL of your movies."

I know pretty stupid, right? But what the fuck do you want from me? I had like three seconds to think.

I keep walking and turn my head to look back at the man who has provided me and my friends with quote after quote at every poker game I've ever played.

John Malkovich turns to me, smiles, and in the most genuine voice says, "Thank you, very much."

To me, that's much better than a stupid autograph.
"That Ace could not have helped you." -Rounders


Comedy Goddess said...

A great moment!

I know what KFC stands for, but I am at a loss to know what KMc stands for. Care to inform me?

KMcJoseph said...

KMcJoseph is just a combination of my first, middle, and last names.

KFC on the other hand, is delicious.

SassyTwoSocks said...

I love that! He's A-OK in my book. Once, I almost got hit by a cab at 53rd and Broadway so I kicked the tire of the cab (because it slowed down right as it almost hit me), and as it passed Alec Baldwin turned and looked at me. He was in the back seat. Man, he musta thought I was a jerk.

bernthis said...

That's so rare for these folks. I live in Los Angeles and most of them say "thanks" but the look on their face says, "No get the f#%k out of here." Ahhh, what a great city :)

Lump said...

holy crap! I would have just blushed and smiled and blushed and smiled and then snapped a photo and ran away as fast as I could. ;)

The Grandpa said...

Tou're right. It is better than an autograph.