Monday, January 13, 2014
Martin Sheen and James Baldwin, Celebrity Encounters
Originally uploaded by Xacobeo - Camino de Santiago
Have you met a celebrity?
One person I met was the author James Baldwin, in Istanbul, Turkey.
For my junior year in college I chose to attend a college in Istanbul, and James Baldwin came to my friend's 21st birthday party. I admired Mr. Baldwin's writing a lot, and don't recall a word I said to him, as I was a bit star struck.
Two of his most well known books are The Fire Next Time and Go Tell it on the Mountain.
My husband rode his mountain bike up a mountain trail several weeks ago, and there was an older man hiking down the trail, by himself.
My husband thought "that looks just like Martin Sheen" and when they met on the trail, they talked pleasantly for a few minutes and my husband said to himself "That IS Martin Sheen."
My husband refrained from letting him know he was recognized, and they were just two friendly men on the mountain.
We LOVED the recent movie The Way, starring Martin Sheen and directed and produced by his son, Emilio Estevez. This movie takes place on the centuries old Pilgrim Road in Northern Spain, as Sheen walks the holy way in honor of his fictional son. Beautiful movie and gorgeous scenery in Spain.
And I am a bit jealous my hubby got to chat with Mr. Sheen.
Who have you met? I am guessing Buttercup has met some famous people :)