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BNATTER Extraordinaire, Elijah Wood, talks AVATAR & BNAT1138 on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien!

Hey folks, Harry here and this was a nice little surprise. Last night, a flurry of tweets, Facebook & Myspace & traditional E-Mail messages... and a couple of phone calls - alerted me that Elijah Wood was on Conan O'Brien's THE TONIGHT SHOW... which I'm still not used to the concept of... But not only was he on THE TONIGHT SHOW, but he was chatting about seeing AVATAR at BUTT-NUMB-A-THON 11!!! That's just cool! I'm sorry, but it is. I've been friends with Elijah since he was a student in a film where I played one of the titular characters for, THE FACULTY, back in early 1998. We started hanging out, he'd come over to the house for late night Film & BBQ orgies at my house - where Father Geek & I would show a shitload of cool films, trailers & cartoons on 16mm in the backyard, with fires, food, booze and at the time... Elijah's favorite drink, Stewart's Orange Creme Soda... you have to remember, he was a youthful teenager in those days. But we would show films from Dusk til Dawn in the backyard - and Elijah would come over early in the day to watch rare things on VHS, in those pre-DVD days. He missed the first several BNATs - but has come aboard for the last 3. That said - Elijah fills out and sends in his application like everybody else. As does his brother, Zach. Since Elijah decided to bring up BNAT in such a public forum, I figured you folks might enjoy some of his answers from Elijah's application to BNAT. As - well these are questions you probably wouldn't see people ask Elijah... Like... What is Elijah's favorite "special drug"? Coffee & Cigarettes. What is his fave Masturbation material? Vintage Playboys 1955-1975! (Very cool) In a Dystopian Future, what would Elijah hope to be doing? Living amongst a rebellion deep in Earth's last remaining jungle, plotting a movement to restore humanity. (He cares about the preservation of humanity!!!) What is Elijah Wood's favorite Dystopian Film about the Future? BATTLE ROYALE (trivia - I showed him that film!) When asked to describe in single words only the good things that come into his mind about... George Lucas, he answered: Luke. Leia. Han. Chewbacca. Darth. Yoda. Obi-wan. His favorite Sid Haig performance? Ruben in BLACK MAMA, WHITE MAMA! His fave Robert Duvall role? Euliss "Sonny" Dewey from THE APOSTLE. His fave Donald Pleasence role? Dr. Sam Loomis from HALLOWEEN! His fave film that Walter Murch was involved in? THE CONVERSATION! Then... What is his favorite song to perform at Karaoke? BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY! Lastly - what were the 3 Future & Past films he most wanted to see at BNAT 1138? Future: AVATAR, LOVELY BONES & KICK ASS (his dream came true!) Past: PIT STOP - a very cool Jack Hill film with Sid Haig, Ellen Burstyn and Brian Donlevy! EL TOPO by Alejandro Jodorowsky - and one of the trippiest flicks you'd ever see! And lastly HEAD, hands down one of the craziest most insane musicals that I've ever seen, which features THE MONKEES, Annette Funicello, Sonny Liston, Frank Zappa, Teri Garr, Tor Johnson, Dennis Hopper, Victor Mature, Ronald Reagan, Jack Nicholson and the fucking Radio City Music Hall ROCKETTES!!! Then there was the matter of his shaved head!

I just have to say, just seeing BUTT-NUMB-A-THON discussed on the friggin' TONIGHT SHOW - and not just any TONIGHT SHOW, but the last TONIGHT SHOW before Christmas - as tonight, the big Vatican MASS will play instead. But that's just so cool! It is also nice to see Elijah geeking out on AVATAR, then following that up by talking about his audition tape for LORD OF THE RINGS, which is basically - a one, two punch of saying, "Ok, I'm a geek!" Funniest thing is, Elijah is an awesome film geek. Outside of BNAT, the only other film going experience I had with Elijah was the infamous Comic Con DISTRICT 9 screening which was incredible! So, Yes... Elijah is not just a geek, but one that loves Comic Con, Weird Cool Movies & Butt-Numb-A-Thon! Here's what he said last night:

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  • Dec. 24, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Name dropping isn't cool news

    by DigitalDong

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    He's bald?

    by saber12

    Those LOTR movies add years to you.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    You do realise Harry....


    ..that you're probably going to have a talkback full of people saying "My application was better than his. He only got in because he's fucking Elijah Wood and a friend of yours."<p>Just warnin' ya.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST



    Digital Dong, it is cool. To me, this is what makes Elijah one of the coolest actors out there. Because he goes to things like BNAT & SXSW not to promote a film or a product, but because he is genuinely into films and music beyond the paycheck.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    I never realised he was in BACK TO THE FUTURE II


    Thankyou IMDB.<p>I must look out for his movie-enriching performance as "VIDEO GAME BOY".

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    He's BAAALD!

    by ballyhoo

    Bald. Bald bald.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST


    by UGG

    To one and all

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Richard Gere


    The BNAT process is never a FAIR process. Because first and foremost, BNAT is my Birthday Party - Elijah was also at my wedding. Of course he's gonna get into BNAT. The point is, he still applies each year. He still goes through the effort to make a bald photo. His 10 COMMANDMENTS one from last year is still my fave of his. <BR><BR>The AT LARGE seats available at BNAT are quite small. But I make an effort each year to make sure about half of the attendees are first timers. Which isn't easy, because over the course of throwing BNAT for the past eleven years - I become friendly with the various attendees. Which is the whole point of why I throw BNAT. I love meeting every attendee and chatting about their shared love and passion for film.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Was it last Christmas that Harry got a lightsabre?


    I remember reading about that awesome (but highly dangerous!) laser thingy he got. Was that year ago? If so, where has 2009 gone?

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    I've been reading this site for 10 years now, and...

    by theneonsamurai

    ...still haven't gotten around to one of these now world famous BNATs. You guys need more of a presence on the east coast. NYC / Phila film geeks are missing out!

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Fair enough Harry


    I canna nae argue with that at all. (As Scotty would say)

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    If I had to have a famous actor as a friend, I would have...


    DANNY TREJO.<p>We'd hang out, hit a few bars and if anyone looked at me the wrong way I'd get Trejo to kick their asses.<p>Yeah, Trejo would be my Elijah Wood.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    That's actually kinda cool

    by SoylentMean

    and you can get just about anything at Borders...

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST


    by saber12

    Except for books and DVDs at a decent price.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST



    Actually - we had attendees from both New York City and Philadelphia. In fact, the bastard from Philly won't leave - and is gonna show a movie on his birthday this Monday!

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Future BNATs, longer application process?

    by SoylentMean

    Or maybe just an earlier heads up? I'd love to try and go to next year's BNAT but shit man, travel and such takes planning, preparation, permission from parole officers, persuasion, postulation, particular philanthropy from passing papal personages, and persistence without being pernicious.<P> Also, I'd have to pack a puppy.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Soylent Mean


    Agreed, I prefer Half Price Books - cuz you can even get rare stuff there for a deal!

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    saber12, yeah, not really the place for multimedia

    by SoylentMean

    I go there because their staff is seemingly more intelligent and personable than B&N's. Still, it seems Amazon is killing those monkeys. Knocking 'em right out of the tree.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    I don't know if Half Price Books is on the East Coast, Harry

    by SoylentMean

    but I'm gonna look it up. I don't know about anybody else on here but I love going into used bookstores, one can find all kinds of cool stuff. I guess I'm just a seeker. <P> I will fuck up a golden snitch toot sweet.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Conan will sooo be doing his nerd voice

    by AvaStar

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Elijah is bald for a film he's doing

    by JettL93

    he's playing egg head in mine and C-no's Batman 3

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Elijah in Back to the Future II

    by MacReady452

    I had a long going bet about this with a friend. I of course insisted it was him while my nitwit friend couldn't see the truth. thank god for IMDB. my friend now has to stroke off a horse to completion. hey...a bets a bet!

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Oh and can someone explain to me why it's BNAT1138


    I know there haven't been 1137 other BNATs. I know it's not connected to a date unless it took place via some time machine.<p>It's probably a geek reference i've missed. So why was this year's BNAT 'BNAT 1138'?

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Elijah Wood

    by aargh

    I am gay for him.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST



    That's the worst prize in the world. Y'see - in order to verify that he carried out the task, you have to watch.<p>Yes, you have to watch a man make a horse cum.<p>Money, Mr MacReady452. ALWAYS bet for money.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    owner of a violated rodent, um THX 1138

    by SoylentMean

    This was already explained...

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    I'm still jealous about Shutter Island at this year's BNAT

    by SoylentMean

    and I now have The Red Shoes in my Netflix queue.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST


    by saber12

    Barnes and Noble has great "week after" prices. Like I wait a week until a hardback comes out because it's almost always 20 percent off.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Richard Gere


    It's simple. It is the 11th BNAT - and my 38th Birthday! So how could I not make it BNAT1138!!! <BR><BR>Harry

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Elijah is one of us (in the best possible way).

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Not neccessarily the Todd Browning way. Gabba Gabba Hey. I've only spoken to him briefly over a couple of BNATs and I have tremendous respect for him as an actor and film film. After "Avatar" this year we were all hanging around the Alamo talking about our experiences and Elijah gave me a hug before going off to say goodbye to Harry. Then my best friend Gordon comes up to tell me about the huge glob of breakfast sandwich hanging on my shirt. Apparently I almost squished poor Elijah's face in it! In my defense, I had been awake for over 30 hours and had eatten breakfast while wrestling with 3-D glasses while captivated by the amazing images in "Avatar". I'm sorry, Elijah! That's a geek story for the grandkids.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    saber12, but B&N makes you pay for their membership card

    by SoylentMean

    Borders gives you theirs for free, plus they very frequently have 40% off coupons for DVDs and DVD box sets. <P> B&N's publishing house puts out better books though, especially if you like Horror anthologies/collections.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Cool. Thanks guys.


    That makes sense.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Oh, okay, Harry.


    That makes even more sense!

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Harry is one year older than me?

    by saber12


  • Dec. 24, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST


    by blakindigo

    and again…yes…<br><br>Harry knows what I'm on about…

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    well fuck it, Elijah got geek cred.

    by tradeskilz

    As much as it pains me to admit it, Elijah does seems to be a cool guy. I was never blown away by his preformances but liked him in Holigan. That bald photo of him, coupled with memories from Hooligan makes me want to see him in an american history X / Romper Stomer type movie. He got that everyman kind of thing going for him wich makes his characters feel beleivable. That bald photo is fucking kickass.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Holy Crap

    by NippleEffect

    what is he doing with that shaved head?<p> Got a serial killer flick in the works?

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    shaved head was mandatory for bnat app

    by tradeskilz

    i seem to remember

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST


    by NippleEffect

    I get a real De Niro / Taxi Driver vibe off that pic

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 8:23 p.m. CST

    I know ive been away at sea for 8 months....

    by Kevin Bosch

    ... but since when in Conan O'Brian the host of the tonight show? just kidding, but seriously, is Any Richter is sidekick again?

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST


    by tradeskilz

    It's good. He needs to stop doing voices and make a real film.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Next year, let his brother in, but not him.

    by tonagan

    That would be worth a chuckle or two.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    James Cameron calls fan A**hole.

    by wadi77

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Who hasn't James Cameron called an a**hole?

    by tonagan

    You should never meet your idols.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Interesting Cameron video there

    by Star Hump

    Good for James. Motherfuck the little guy every chance you get. Anyway, that dude had to be an asshole. Just look at his hat. He should be standing on a corner with a cardboard sign and a cup in his hand. Fucking dirtbag.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    I'd call fans like that a holes too.

    by saber12

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    That guy is an asshole

    by Bass Ackwards

    And at $15/hour he's grossly overpaid. Also TMZ is the kind of stuff people should feel shamed to be part of.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Awesome video HAHA

    by A G

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 9:20 p.m. CST

    You dicks won't admit Cameron was an ASSHOLE here...

    by A G

    ...because it makes re-watching Aliens less "special" for you. I cry :'(

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    A G......A Cunt calling us dicks....*snif*<P>

    by DrMorbius

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    I'm of 2 minds with that JC footage

    by BendersShinyAss

    on one hand, I know how tired and cranky one can get after a 20hour flight. but then on the other hand, James Cameron has just made one of the biggest most dazzling films ever, is earning a gajillion dollars out of people who are flocking to see it, he's got to expect some kids to come up to him with his product wanting some idol worship acknowledgement. All he had to do was take the pen and write thanks with a signature. <p>James Cameron is notorious for being a hard arse selfish prick. but it's not really his undoing, it's that attitude which has conned hundreds of millions of dollars out of investors which inturn has helped pav the way for future filmmaking to drastically improve<p>then there's the fan... if JC says 'no' then the fan has every right to express his disapointment in a civil manner and then leave it at that. in fact it'd prob be more impactful on the guy in the long run. but the abuse started to fly and you can't expect anyone to respond in kind when 'fucks' and 'assholes' start to fly. <p>as for the guy hammering about the plot being simple that a 3 year old could follow it. doi... thats why this film will make a ton of cash - watchman bombed with fans and geeks alike if you didn't notice.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    No, Cameron wasn't being an A**hole—

    by blakindigo

    The "fan" is paparazzi.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    TMZ aka celebrities at the airport

    by MacReady452

    these people are fucking retards. I dont care who they are talking to, they should always be made aware that they are fucking assholes.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Real shaved head?

    by theBigE

    That bald photo is photoshopped, by Elijah, right? No way he could grow back as much hair as he had on Conan in under 8 weeks! Then again, them Hobbits is hairy critters.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Yea c'mon guys that's not a "fan"

    by Bass Ackwards

    He just happened to be at the airport with his Avatar poster when Cameron showed up? Oh and someone to film the whole thing while he follows and badgers Cameron? Also note the edit, how long was that guy pestering Cameron until they finally got a reaction?

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    I bet it was that dude with the long blonde hair

    by saber12

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Any terrorists reading?

    by Star Hump

    Feel free to bomb the TMZ Building. No one in this country would mind. Oh, and when you're finished, kidnap Perez Hilton and torture him. Thanks.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    A G

    by DrMorbius

    Don't care where you're sucking them...<P>C U N T !

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    I got fired from Borders for kicking out a pedophile

    by mortsleam

    Forty-five year-old dirtbag was hanging around the manga section and hitting on emo teen girls. We asked him to leave nicely after a parent complained, but he came back a few months later and started doing it again. I had enough and got in a very public confrontation with him. I believe I may have called him a predator. Apparently Borders is more concerned with protecting the feelings of one guy who almost certainly has a sex offender rap sheet than the dozens of girls he targets. <p> But yeah, 40% dvds and cds. And the coffee's pretty good.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    On topic: glad Elijah wears his geek badge with pride

    by mortsleam

    Avatar is indeed what movies are all about. The experience. The spectacle. A reason to leave the house and the netflix and the bluray. And it's actually a good movie to boot.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Very cool.

    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    Elijah seems like a pretty good guy... and still creeps me right the fuck out in Sin City. Love to be able to attend BNAT one of these years. Hell, it's just a few hours down the road.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Foredt everything else, how bout that sweater!?

    by JediRob

    Hmmmm, what should I wear on The Tonight of my Armani suits? Too formal. Maybe some cargo pants and a hoodie? Too casual. Multi colored Christmas sweater with a giant reindeer character right in the middle? JUST RIGHT.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry, off topic but...

    by kjmad25

    ... I remember reading a while back about surgery you had for health reasons. How did that all turn out? Are you up and about? Hope everything worked out big guy! Anyways, Elijah was an awesome Frodo. Brilliant casting. I hope they don't fuck up casting for The Hobbit. Because casting will make or break this film. Can't wait for SMOG! I... AM... SMOOOOOGGGGG!

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    I like it, JediRob!

    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    It's kinda like a festive Jagermeister label.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 11:43 p.m. CST

    I guess no one liked Shutter Island.

    by saber12

    He didn't mention it.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Cameron should make a movie with Christian Bale

    by sansara07

    It would set a new world record for the number of times the words "fucking" and "asshole" are spoken on set. Btw Elijah seems like a very cool guy, even if he is the Mark Hamill of his generation (that's not his fault, you don't say "no" to a part like Frodo Baggins).

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Nice bald Photoshop job.

    by Mort Meyers

    That alone should be worth admission.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    dont forget

    by mcavity

    Elijah was also badass as Kevin in sin city.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    This talkback reminds me

    by Adelai Niska

    I should go buy the faculty sometime

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 1:04 a.m. CST

    He was already cool...

    by DigitalDong

    when he was talking about Comic Con the last time he was on The Tonight Show. And lol'd about how he and Daniel Radclif get mistaken for each other.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Dear AsimovLives…

    by blakindigo

    please no "Star Trek" hate today. It's Xmas…

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 2:50 a.m. CST


    by Maniaq

    maybe he can just get you a case of Mexican Coke and call it even?

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 4:02 a.m. CST

    andy richter...

    by emeraldboy

    only came to conan´s first tonight show as one night only type deal. He and conan did not get on.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 4:04 a.m. CST

    sounds to me as BNAT is a bit...

    by emeraldboy

    elitist in that you can only get in if you know the guy who founded it.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 4:08 a.m. CST

    the fauclty is..

    by emeraldboy

    an awful film.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Elijah seems like a genuine guy,,,

    by shaneo632

    Doesn't seem to have been swept up in the Hollywood mania. Good for him.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST


    by emeraldboy

    for salma hayek. and that nurses uniform. mmm

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 4:29 a.m. CST

    the faculty is...

    by billyhitchcock1

    ...awesome. you couldn't be more wrong EB.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Richter is Conan's announcer

    by Bass Ackwards

    Has been on every episode since Conan made the move to 1130.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 5:14 a.m. CST

    That Cameron Bullshit was a total frigging setup.


    Bass Ackwards has it 100% right.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST

    mortsleam, good on ya

    by Chakraborty

    I once had a similar experience...there was a creepy pervert hanging out in the showers at a gym/swimming pool I used to go to, and was watching dudes shower...I reported him to security, and led them to the locker rooms to point him out to them. At that precise moment, he comes out of the showers perfectly dry, LOL. He was just waiting for someone to go in there...but they refused to kick him out because they didn't want to get sued. They said if someone else complained, they would take it into consideration. So basically I switched gyms and wrote the gym/pool director a nasty letter, that he probably sympathises with the shower pervert because he is one himself.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 5:42 a.m. CST

    On topic: Elijah seems seems like a cool guy

    by Marksman230591

    I, for one, like his performances. Probably not oscar-worthy, but the guy's still better than most actors. And it's great to see he's a geek like us and is proud to admit it :) I'd love to go to BNAT someday. I don't live in the U.S, what I've thankfully been able to travel to many places around the world, and I'm sure I'll make it someday to Austin during BNAT. Sounds like a pretty good time: just sitting there for a whole day watching upcoming films way before the rest of the world does.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 5:53 a.m. CST

    I feel so sorry for that asshole

    by drturing here's the listing for the poster on ebay, "as seen on tmz" with a buy it now option for 1200 dollars. The guy doesn't make 15 bucks an hour, he fucking stalks openings and airports doing paparazzi shit.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Good for Cameron...

    by Skyway Moaters

    He totally kept his cool. I'm surprized those TMZ scumbags don't get beat down more often than they do.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 6:44 a.m. CST

    He's Well Spoken

    by Media Messiah

    Don't be surprised if he becomes a writer, director, and producer someday--one that will be well respected.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Cameron haz a guard,

    by andrewsubtitle

    and that big afro guy couldn't kick some serious ass?! Wtf? And no, if Jim doesn't want to sign something, he doesn't have to do it. He must be bored to death by those annoying pricks. And come on, Elijah is a nice guy. - Frodo! - Sssaam...

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 7:22 a.m. CST

    RE: "Cameron haz a guard"


    He's there to protect Cameron from physical assaults, not verbal assaults. He can't just smack the guy in the mouth because he called his employer an asshole - the law would be on the side of the mouthy prick.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Cameron seemed like the Asshole to me

    by Nabster

    He called someone asking for an autograph an asshole. Come on, would Spielberg do that? No way.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST


    by gotilk

    The horse's completion or his? There's a difference. It's all in the eyes.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Avatar sucked

    by Sappers Forward

    I want that part of my life back. The part that I was tricked into sitting through 2.5hrs of left wing brainwashing. I had no idea James Cameron hated America. Next time just make a public announcement. Don't trick us into spending our hard earned money just to line your greedy pockets.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    And once again...

    by gotilk

    Merry Xmas , happy holidays and happy new year to all of you. Even the trolls.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 8:29 a.m. CST

    I've seen plenty of people asking for

    by gotilk

    autographs acting like they're trying to audition for a paparazzi TV show. In other words, assholes who feel entitled, that the world owes them something and the 80 bucks they've spent through a celebrities' career entitles them to verbally abuse said celebrity without any repercussions. I've seen people go up to a rock star and say things like "your new album sucks, but I'm still a huge fan of your old stuff" (while said rock star rolled his eyes, said thanks, signed the guy's CD and moved to the next fan) I've seen an asshole cut in front of a teenager and physically push her aside to get to a rock star. THAT guy got chewed out and THEN acted all butt-hurt when he got called out for it and told to get back in line. I think it's totally appropriate for a celebrity to call an asshole an asshole, if the asshole acts like a fucking asshole. Of course when you hear these stories back later, the "fans" always leave out the details. Also, everyone has bad days, even people you'd secretly like to hate-fuck like James Cameron.<br><br> And sure Avatar sucked, the same way The Jazz Singer, Snow White, Citizen Kane, The Ten Commandments and Star Wars did. Yep, sucked exactly the way those did. Well, hard and with a solid swallow finish.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST


    by andrewsubtitle

    You are very humane. But that histeric prick was publicly humiliating Jim for about 5 minutes, isn't that kinda illegal? Cameron could pull "Harrison Ford interview" or fat guard go Oprah on that stupid white ass. Dunno, it feels not right. *cries

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Wake up, the guy wasn't a fan

    by Chakraborty

    He's selling the poster on eBay for $1200...the guy was a parasitic autograph hound who sells that shit for money. He has no respect for Cameron or what he does, he's just trying to make money off of him. Search eBay for Cameron poster cast TMZ.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    I'm watching Jingle All The Way on TV

    by Chakraborty

    This movie really captures what Christmas is about - a spoiled kid (Jake Lloyd) who absolutely must have the toy he wants, and the father who needs to prove his worth by showing he can obtain this toy, to prove he has won the rat race, and that his daily material pursuits are actually forms of familial love. <p> Plus, it's an entertaining film, despite being stink awful.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    RE: Brainwashing...

    by Skyway Moaters

    Not that Avatar *is* Sappers Forward, but in your case, that would be a mighty small load-o-laundrey...

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST


    by mrdck

    Could you plz tell me what kind of weed your smokin cos that shit sounds gooood. You Cameron fans have got such a warped view I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Citizen Kane as good as Avatar? Hmmm. Let me think about this one. Actually, I'm not on drugs or in a mental institution, but good luck to you anyways. Want to know the real reason Cameron got pissy at LAX? Word had reached him that Avatar had gotten pipped at the wednesday box office by Alvin and the Chipmunks; The Squeakquel. Yep, his game changing, record breaking, oscar winning, eyeball fucking masterpiece was beaten by four cartoon furballs. Makes a change from his cartoon thundersmurfs I guess...?

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST


    by Chakraborty

    Avatar is in its second week, so getting surpassed now isn't a big deal, but the question will be how long Avatar can remain in the top 5 and sustain those legs. Also, both Avatar and Alvin were put out by Fox, so the studios are pleased either way. <p> By the way, which current filmmakers do you admire?

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 10 a.m. CST


    by Monkey Butler

    Maybe read that list of films again and try to figure out how Avatar fits in. Moron.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    chakraborty, actually...

    by mrdck

    Don't want to get all pedantic on ya, but Avatar opened last Friday. So it was still in it's first week. But box office means jack to me. TF2 made $900m, is it any more than a shitpile? Even if Avatar makes $3bn my opinion of it won't change. Which film makers do I admire? Aronofsky, Nolan, Andrew Niccol, Paul Thomas Anderson to name a few. And Lucas in his prime. All film makers that go beyond mere spectacle for spectacle's sake. Merry christmas.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    james cameron tmz incident

    by drave117

    Yeah, I'm siding with James Cameron on this one. That guy was a fucking asshole. Being famous does not strip away a person's right to be treated like a human being. Also, an airport is absolutely one of the worst places I could imagine hounding somebody for an autograph, second only to a family dinner or a funeral. The last thing anybody wants to do after spending hours sitting on a plane is deal with some douche hounding him for an autograph. People say that when you become a public figure, you lose your right to privacy. That is BULLSHIT! There are appropriate times and places you can ask for autographs. Bump into celebrity during a press event, or at a convention? Sure. See him waiting for a taxi? Eh... judgment call on that one. Sitting next to him on a plane? Maybe, if you've already been talking and getting along. He's just got off a plane and is trying to get to his car? OFF LIMITS, JACKASS! In fact, I'm so far on Cameron's side here, I went to Ebay and reported that item as deliberately misleading. (The title says it's autographed, but the description says it isn't.)

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST


    by micturatingbenjamin

    I disagree. If your entire life is on the backs of the 'common folk' going out and being entertained by that shit, and your wealth is tied to how famous you are, the 'work' you perform doesn't end on the set. But if you want to be JD Salinger, write one book, then stay the fuck away from everyone, fine.<p>But if your livelihood would be completely gone if people weren't patronizing your famous ass, you should hand out an autograph or two, it's the least you can do to thank people for the fact you get to live a life of ease and comfort for doing little more than making giant blue aliens.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Dr Mobius = James Cameron

    by A G

    The "Dr" stands for "CUNT".

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    BBQ orgies? Hmmmm....

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST


    by drave117

    I'm not saying he should refuse to give autographs. I'm saying there are appropriate times and places to ask for one. In 1999, I used to work in SF, and I bumped into Robin Williams a couple times. The first time, I was his cashier at Metreon. We talked for five or ten minutes, and other than telling him I was a fan of his movies, I treated him like any other customer. I told him which of his movies were my favorites, because they were more obscure ones that probably don't get mentioned to him that often. The next time he shopped there, he remembered which two movies I had said, and we talked for half an hour while his kids played video games. At that point, I felt it was ok to ask him to sign my copy of The Fisher Kind, and even then I apologized for being unprofessional. He was very gracious, and completely unlike the reports I had heard of him being a jerk to people asking him for his autograph. Later that day, I was talking with a waitress about the experience versus the rumors, and she told me a story about how he snapped at a guy who came up and tried to get his autograph while he was seated in a restaurant eating dinner with his wife and children. The other guy was at one of her tables as well, so she apologized to Williams, and then went over and tore into the other guy. I believe she told him something along the lines of "That isn't Robin Williams the movie star over there. Right now, that's Robin Williams the husband and father. How dare you corner him in front of his family!" only she was a lot less polite. This is a pretty good illustration of what I am talking about. If you think someone who has refused to sign something for you is a jerk, ask yourself some questions. What was he trying to do when I asked? How did I approach him? I can absolutely guarantee that nobody who has just stepped off an airplane wants to deal with autograph hounds, and that is perfectly reasonable to me. Flying is stressful no matter who you are. I'm not saying James Cameron is NOT a jerk, but the TMZ video certainly doesn't prove he is. This whole "We pay for your fame, so you owe us" mentality is utterly ridiculous, and that video is a particularly egregious example. I cringe hearing that guy talk about how he spent an hour's wage to see the movie. Really? A whole hour? Cameron spent more than FIVE YEARS OF HIS LIFE not only making the movie, but funding the development of new technology that made the movie possible. People should cut him a little slack for being bitchy when they corner him at a time when he is clearly busy and stressed. Famous people are still human beings first, celebrities second. That's my opinion, anyway.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    This has nothing to do with the TMZ incident but..

    by DMC370

    heres a nice detailed interview filmed last year with Cameron:

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Elijah Wood sounds like a really nice and humble guy

    by AsimovLives

    He seems like one of those few people where sucess makes them humble and nicer, instead of the other way around.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by Monkey Butler

    "Lucas in his prime", yeah, because Avatar is nothing like the original Star Wars, right?

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    I Like Elijah

    by Cobbio

    He always seems like a classy, well-spoken guy with a genuine love of films. More power to him.<p> I'll be excited to see where his career takes him.

  • Dec. 26, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Elijah is wrong wrong wrong....

    by Obama_Von_Hitler

    When asked what is your favorite role for Robert Duvall there is only one correct answer possible, Gus McCrae. That is a scientific fact, any other answer makes you a complete twat.

  • Dec. 26, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    I wanted to punch Elijah in the face in Eternal Sunshine

    by WickedJester

    That was the point, right? Good acting then.

  • Dec. 26, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Elijad in Back to the Future 2

    by Shaner Jedi

    is the little kid at the video game when Marty is at the futuristic diner. You can't miss him. The other kid with him is Bob Zemeckis' kid.

  • Dec. 26, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    He Ate Their Souls! He Said It Feeled Him With White Light

    by Broseph

    Amazing Performance as Kevin In Sin City.I've always liked elijah since radio flyer which was a very sad and unfortunately very relatable movie for me.he seems like a very cool down to earth guy.and as far as the cameron incident i thinnk he knew that wasn't a fan but an autograph hound who in turn sells the shit to real fans.but i think when people get to the point where they cant sign their fucking name on something for somebody you've become a dick.granted i agree with drave 117 time and place matter.i've been fortunate to meet alot of bands from rob zombie to scott weiland and i always aproach them like a regular person and treat them with respect andd appreciation for taking their time out for me.i met scott weiland in may and he was coming out of his dressing room heading to the bus but saw about 25-30 of us waiting so he came over signed and took pics.i told him how much i enjoyed the show how great it sounded "which it did" and thank you for coming over and signing for us and that i appreciated his time.i also think it's all in the way you approach people to.Like John Lennon Said Just Walk And Sign If You Run Thats When It Causes A Scene

  • Dec. 26, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST


    by Broseph

    See I Would Have To Go Say Hi To Guzman He's To Fucking Awesome.I've Heard He's Real Cool Dude.I've Been A Fan Ever Since Pachanga In Carlito's Way.Always Nice To See Him In A Movie.Did You Ever See The Special Features Of Waiting?Him And The Director Punk The Cast By Making It Look Like He's Going Hollywood And Arguing With The Director.Lol The Directo Jokes About Ryan Reynolds Having Flash Backs Of Wesley Snipes In Blade 3

  • Dec. 26, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Cameron poster stalker on TMZ

    by snakecharmer


  • Dec. 26, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    James Cameron Proves Us Right

    by RefutetheHype

    By refusing to sign, Cameron shows how he makes his "decision" regarding the Little People. Remember, he doesn't have to stop using up INSANE amounts of resources to make his movies. YOU do, though, because you're part of the evil Corporate World. You steal Unobtainium! Bottom line: you're Little People. James Cameron is Big People. Just like Al Gore, he wants you to do as he says and not as he does.

  • Dec. 26, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST


    by quantize

    irrelevant of whatever color or size you may are absolutely a fucking that can't read either. Stop wasting our oxygen..

  • Dec. 26, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Elijah does seem very cool

    by SmokeFilledTavern

    good interview skills.

  • Dec. 26, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    Is it just me, or does anyone else think his head is way too big for his body? Photoshop?

  • Dec. 27, 2009, 5:22 a.m. CST


    by MandrakeRoot

    You know way too much about Avatar for someone who hates it. I hope your enjoying it's monster success. Cameron was completely in the right for snapping at that asshole. <p> On a side not, I once saw Kirstie Alley at the Denver International Airport, waiting for a plane in the same concourse as me. Obviously I didn't say anything but who the fuck would? Plus she was with like 6 kids and acting like a major was amusing though. <p> Used to live in L.A and obviously there you'll see some celebs, but it's really not anything special. One time I was with my band at the Playboy Mansion, and me and my bass player saw Rob Schneider. We were kinda geeking out and kept trying to convince the other to go say whatup, but we bitched out.

  • Dec. 27, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST

    price drop

    by bunkyboo

    looks like the A-hole couldn't get any bites for $1200 and has dropped the price down to $799. Geez, what a bargain! Anyone who buys that thing deserves the bad karma they inherit.

  • Dec. 27, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    James Cameron looks like that guy

    by HermesTrismestigus

    From Licence to kill....whose running drugs and gets his head imploded...too lazy to look up his name...and would interfere with beer drinking.

  • Dec. 30, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Mmmm... Stewart's

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    I love me some Stewart's root beer!

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