the LIST

Do I know you? One man's attempt at a lifelong head count. 

NOTE: If you think I might have a photo of you—most likely at least one great photo of you—don't be afraid to ask me to post it ( along with a brief entry about how I know you. And if I've met or known you but don't have any photo evidence, feel free to send along YOUR favorite photo of you. (I'm fascinated by what that slideshow might look like.)


40. hayden christensen

Beverly Hills, CA. Josh and Luke at the Newsroom. 2003

Beverly Hills, CA. Josh and Luke at the Newsroom. 2003

From an entry on my old blog

“Omigod,” he said like a ’60s Beatlemaniac, “that’s Hayden Christensen.” “Who?” “Hayden Christensen,” Josh said in an excited whisper, as if his teenaged Canadian hero might actually hear him through the thick glass window. “He played Anikin Skywalker in the last Star Wars movie. I can’t believe he’s here!” Personally, I never would’ve recognized the kid. But Josh is a Star Wars geek. His bedroom is full of the toys, posters and action figures that helped make George Lucas a rich man. So in an attempt to score points with Josh—a sweet, sensitive kid who I see all too little—I walked over and asked Christensen if he’d take a picture with my nephew. 'We can stop by and say hello on our way out and you make a kid’s day,'  And that’s how it played out. Josh got to meet one of his heroes. I got to take a couple more digital pictures. And Hayden Christensen got his ego stroked by a 6th grader from Mission Viejo. Everybody was happy.