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

Updated August 3, 2018 3.5k votes 535 voters 3.9k views20 items

List RulesVote 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. 

  • 1

    Tom Hanks

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America


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

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  • 2

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon


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

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  • 3

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America


    "Sandra Bullock would be my first choice."

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  • 4

    BirthplaceMirfield, United Kingdom


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

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  • 5

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America


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

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  • 6

    Robin Williams

    Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America


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

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  • 7

    BirthplacePlainfield, Illinois, United States of America


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

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  • 8

    BirthplaceSevierville, Tennessee, United States of America


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

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  • 9

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America


    "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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  • 10

    Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt

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

  • 11

    BirthplaceHonolulu, 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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  • 12

    BirthplaceNew 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

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada


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

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  • 14

    BirthplaceDowney, California, United States of America


    "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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  • 15

    BirthplaceRoyal Oak, Michigan, United States of America


    "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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  • 16

    BirthplaceEngland, London


    "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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  • 17

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America


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

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  • 18

    "[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."

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  • 19

    BirthplaceEurasia, 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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  • 20

    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."