I see that the movie "Judge Dredd" starts this week, and that it stars Karl Urban. Karl is a New Zealander, Wellington-born. He was in "The Lord of the Rings". And also, of course, in the recent "Star Trek" re-boot. He will be in the second "Star Trek" movie, too, to be released later this year . He plays the young Dr "Bones" McCoy.
When New Zealand had the "King Kong" premier in Wellington, Karl walked down the red carpet. I was just standing there, with my pen and paper in hand. I hadn't waved at him or anything because I already had his autograph from another time, but he grabbed my pen and paper, signed his name, gave me a big smile and wandered off.