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Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Dinner For Five

There is a show on the Independent Film Channel (IFC) called Dinner For Five that I really like. I haven't seen it for a while, I missed one whole season but I caught up with a few episodes through Netflix.

It's hosted by John Favreau, who you may or may not know, but you've probably seen his face in a few bit parts in movies. One thing I remember him is he was Ben Affleck's friend in Electra, which none of you have probably seen.

At any rate, the gist of the show is John sits around with guests in the TV world, movies, music, screenwriters, but mostly film, in general and they talk over a real dinner about their experiences and whatnot. It's usually very entertaining, funny and informative--but it depends on the guests. Some guests are boring. His guests lists included guests like Seth Green, Vince Vaughn, Katie Holmes, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Kevin Pollak and Jeff Goldblum to name a few. If you don't reconize the names you'd probably recognize the faces.

I started thinking about the show one day because it's been so long since I've seen it and I started thinking about what kind of guests I'd like to see, and what guests I'd like to see together. Guests with different personalities and experiences make for good dinner conversaton. So I'm putting together my own dinner parties of five. I'm branching out a bit to include musicians, and artists. But I'd like to stay in the realm of entertainment.

I'm doing three because I couldn't narrow it down to just one dinner party. I'd also like to know who you would invite to a dinner for five, (you and four other people) living or dead, if you'd like to tell me.

Anyway, here are my guest lists for three separate dinners:

Dinner #1

Leonardo DaVince
Leonardo DiCaprio
Jenna Jamison

Dinner #2

Gary Dourdan (Warrick on CSI)
Janis Joplin
Paul Walker
Wentworth Miller (Prison Break)

Dinner #3

Richard Pryor
Tom Welling
Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 10:30 PM  
5 commentst:
  • At 9:11 PM, Blogger Underachiever said…

    Eddie Vedder

    Chris Martin (coldplay front man)


    Robert Deniro


    Cool post my dear. I'm sure you're an excellent public speaker. Justt picture everyone naked. I don't know if it helps but it sure is fun!


    PS Can I get invited to the dinner party with Jenna Jameson. You know, to ask her about philosophical stuff.

  • At 4:52 AM, Blogger Sherry said…

    I want to be at the dinner with Janice Joplin...

  • At 7:45 AM, Blogger High Desert Diva said…

    Very interesting Gunny! I noticed that you have a porn star at Dinner #1...uhm...not that I know that Jenna is a porn star or anything...erm...moving on.....

    Jeaques Pepin
    Thomas Keller
    Nobu Matsuhisa
    Marcus Samuelsson

    Thomas Harris (Hannibal trilogy author)
    Tommy Schlamme (West Wing the early days)
    Yo-Yo Ma (cellist)
    Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)

    Yes, yes, I'm a nerd...we ALL know this.

  • At 8:03 AM, Blogger beadinggalinMS said…

    Cool Post GG!! :)
    My dinner:

    Beading Gal
    Sean Connery
    John Grisham
    Barbara Walters
    Micheal J. Fox

    I seen Electra :)

  • At 10:35 AM, Blogger gunngirl said…

    I love all your dinner guests!

    HDD--Harper Lee and Thomas Harris, good ones! I should have put William Faulkner at one of mine. I had Shakespeare, but I took him out. I should have left him.

    BG--I love the list, but I'd have leave early if Barbara was there. Sorry! ;)

    Sherry--yep, Janis was cool.

    Undr--Oh, I'm there for Eddie Vedder. Perfect. Thanks for inviting me! *hug* You must have thought of me when you thought of Pearl Jam. Rober Deniro is an added Bonus. I had a crush on him a one point.

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