Some people cry when they want to get out of speeding tickets. Others begin shaking and incredulously ask the authorities "do you know who I am?" unable to fathom a world where their fame can't solve their problems. Since the dawn of Hollywood, actors and actresses have been throwing hissy fits whenever lowly police officers, retail workers, or food service workers don't recognize their beautiful, rarefied faces. It's pretty obnoxious, but it's basically a given that at least one star a month will play the fame card.
Famous people who have said "do you know who I am" run the gamut from girl next door types (Reese Witherspoon) to verified dickheads (Alec Baldwin), but it's always a treat when a celebrity plays the fame card. (It's hard not to get a rush from hearing about a #blessed Hollywood golden child being brought down to Earth by an exhausted, no-f*cks-giving police officer at the tail end of his or her Monday morning graveyard shift.Listed below you'll find the Hollywood actors, actresses, musicians, and other celebrities who have actually said to a service worker or officer of the law "don't you know who I am?!" and expected it to work.
Mile Cyrus hasn't always been a tongue-wagging sex symbol, but she's definitely aways had a problem holding her tongue. In 2009, she walked into a burger joint and balked when a cashier asked her name for her order. She said quote, "You don't recognize me? I'm Miley Cyrus!"
Credits: Bolt, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, The Last Song, Hannah Montana: The Movie
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America's Sweetheart sounded pretty bitter when her husband got pulled over by a cop for erratic driving. According to the unfortunate, probably-out-of-touch officer who pulled her over, she shouted, "Do you know my name? You're about to find out who I am."The actress was then charged with disorderly conduct for getting into a verbal fight with the police officer.
Credits: Walk the Line, Wild, Legally Blonde, This Means War
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In 2013, Reid threw a fit in a clothing store after they wouldn't give her a discount even though she's "famous." She began to scream at the store's employees and had to be escorted out of the store. To her credit, she apparently gets a discount at said store's European locations.
Credits: The Big Lebowski, American Pie, American Pie 2, Van Wilder: Party Liaisonsee more on Tara Reid
Leave it to the most delusional mother in Hollywood to throw a fit over not being recognized by a nightclub bouncer. Despite having daughters Lindsay and Ali in tow, she still felt the need to shout "Do you know who I am" when she was denied entry to a Hollywood nightclub. She capped off the already unsuccessful plea with: "You're making a huge mistake. Huge!"
Credits: Living Lohan, A-List Awards, Entertainment Tonight, E! True Hollywood Story
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