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If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose? 

Ryan Carlquist
Updated August 3, 2018 3k votes 506 voters 3.1k views 20 items

List Rules Vote up the people you'd be okay being trapped in a 6 x 7 foot box with.

For most, even the idea of being trapped in an elevator can induce a fit of claustrophobia - and, frankly, most people would prefer to get in and out of those metal sweat boxes as quickly as possible. However, being stuck inside an elevator with a celebrity is a different matter entirely. Maybe even a dream come true? That enclosed space could allow for some serious bonding time with one's favorite (or least favorite) personality.  

The Ranker audience gathered together to share their dream scenario for the classic "stuck-in-an-elevator" hypothetical. Some wished to spend some quality time with a celebrity they admire, while others wished for the chance to be the only thing standing in the way of a star they loathe and a grim end. 

Vote up the celebrity elevator scenarios you wish you could live through, and vote down the predicaments you'd rather to avoid. 

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Age: 62

Birthplace: Concord, California, United States of America

"Tom Hanks. Brilliant, funny, and an all around nice guy."

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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Age: 51

Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

"Keanu Reeves. Thought he handled the elevator situation with poise... [in] Speed."

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Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Age: 78

Birthplace: Mirfield, United Kingdom

"Patrick Stewart because he could keep me calm with his beautiful, sexy voice."

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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Age: 54

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

"Sandra Bullock would be my first choice."

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Age: 81

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

"Morgan Freeman so he could narrate the whole thing."

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6
Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Age: 48

Birthplace: Plainfield, Illinois, United States of America

"Love to be trapped with Melissa McCarthy, as she’s hilarious. "

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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

"Trapped with Robin Williams if he was still alive. That would be an entertaining experience."

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8
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Age: 73

Birthplace: Sevierville, Tennessee, United States of America

"[Would] love to be trapped with Dolly Parton."

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9
Jennifer Lawrence and Ch... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt

"J-law [and] Chris Pratt because they seem so chill and friendly."

10
Jason Momoa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Age: 36

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

"Since I can't choose my husband, definitely Jason Momoa. [I'd] hate to be trapped with anyone else."

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11
Tommy Chong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Age: 80

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

"Tommy Chong. At least... [he'll] have the kind of stuff to hold us over until then."

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12
Anthony Bourdain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Age: 62

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

"[I'd] choose to be trapped with Anthony Bourdain, super cool guy with lots of stories."

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13
"Weird Al" Yan... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Age: 59

Birthplace: USA, Downey, California

"Weird Al. My daughter took me to one of his recent performances, and it included a meet and greet. I was thrilled! When our turn came, my mind went blank, and my tongue was tied. There were things I wanted to say, but we had only a few minutes, and I blew it. [Being] trapped in an elevator would definitely give me enough time to say what I wanted to say."

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14
Bruce Campbell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Age: 60

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Royal Oak

"I would love to be trapped with Bruce Campbell. Maybe he could use his chainsaw hand to get us out of there!"

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15
Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Age: 60

Birthplace: New Cross, London, England, London, United Kingdom

"I would want to be trapped with Gary Oldman. It definitely wouldn’t be boring and I have a million questions."

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Goldie Hawn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Age: 73

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

"Id love to be stuck with Goldie Hawn, she reminds me of my mom."

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17
Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Age: 61

Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, Hampstead

"Trapped with Stephen Fry - such a wonderful, intelligent, and witty man I am sure that spending time with him would be fascinating and entertaining."

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18
Fozzie Bear is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?

"[Fozzie] Bear would be my favorite... Celebrities tend to be egotistical pain in the asses. Now if [Fozzie] was real he would be cute and sweet."

19
Dan Rather and Anderson ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Dan Rather and Anderson Cooper

"I would say [I'd] want to [be trapped] with Dan Rather [and] Anderson Cooper- they have seen so many amazing/horrible/life-changing things in their careers."

20
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list If You Had To Be Trapped In An Elevator With Any Celebrity, Who Would You Choose?
Age: 69

"Well, I'm probably going to have a bunch of haters from this, but I'd like to be trapped with Donald Trump and I'd like the scenario to go as follows: me being a medical assistant him needing medical assistance and me having to make the choice of whether to help or not.

Of course I would help because I took a creed, signed an oath when I became a medical assistant, so when he passes out I would like for him to at least have experienced the depravity he's forcing on the people of this great country of ours. And when I revive him I want him to know that a 4th generation Latino Mexican American Medical Assistant helped him survive."

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