16 Sep - Tropic Thunder premiere

A mere two days after the Righteous Kill Premiere I had a chance at another one. This one was the Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jnr comedy 'Tropic Thunder'. I think the people at work know that I take my job seriously, I just suspect they assume photography is my job and I do spreadsheeting and SAS programming on the side... and I'd prefer not to comment!

Between them, Jack Black, Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Junior have exactly one (1) Academy Award and no (0) Grammy Award nominations, and no wins. No offense, but Robert De Niro can't walk to the local shops without winning a primetime Emmy for it.

Between them, Jack Black, Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Junior have exactly one (1) Academy Award and no (0) Grammy Award nominations, and no wins. No offense, but Robert De Niro can't walk to the local shops without winning a primetime Emmy for it.

The camouflage-green carpet for the Tropic Thunder premiere. Cute! (I mean... I can't see the carpet for the camouflage)

The camouflage-green carpet for the Tropic Thunder premiere. Cute! (I mean... I can't see the carpet for the camouflage)

Our first arrival is Jack Black, and here is Jack Black doing what Jack Black does. Except more weirdly!!

Our first arrival is Jack Black, and here is Jack Black doing what Jack Black does. Except more weirdly!!

Knows he still owes me $5....

Knows he still owes me $5....

Next up, it's Ben Stiller.. (Nobody makes him bleed his own blood)

Next up, it's Ben Stiller.. (Nobody makes him bleed his own blood)

Actually, it wasn't the greatest song in the world. It was just a tribute.

Actually, it wasn't the greatest song in the world. It was just a tribute.

"Magnum? Not only can't I show it to you, I shouldn't even be talking about it!"

"Magnum? Not only can't I show it to you, I shouldn't even be talking about it!"

Demands to know more about Magnum, Blue Steel, and any other LOOK that might constitute competition to his own expression repertoire...

Demands to know more about Magnum, Blue Steel, and any other LOOK that might constitute competition to his own expression repertoire...

That ringing sound you're hearing isn't merely David Duchovny in a panic, realising he's been outdone in the "improbable hairstyle game... but a whole bunch of engineers trying to figure out whether that construction is entirely stable.

That ringing sound you're hearing isn't merely David Duchovny in a panic, realising he's been outdone in the "improbable hairstyle game... but a whole bunch of engineers trying to figure out whether that construction is entirely stable.

Erm.... sorry..

Erm.... sorry..

Oh, look..... it's That Guy. (Pssst... who's that guy?)

Oh, look..... it's That Guy. (Pssst... who's that guy?)

Well, He clearly can't be That Guy because That Guy was over there wearing Prada sunglasses and a fake diamond stud earring...

Well, He clearly can't be That Guy because That Guy was over there wearing Prada sunglasses and a fake diamond stud earring...

Exceedingly thin, slightly jaundiced and wearing a searingly yellow dress. My camera's autofocus seized up a little trying to find the contrast there. My main thought: eat a cough drop, lady- you need the calorie!

Exceedingly thin, slightly jaundiced and wearing a searingly yellow dress. My camera's autofocus seized up a little trying to find the contrast there. My main thought: eat a cough drop, lady- you need the calorie!

Not sure who she is, but she was looking right at me, obviously so mesmerised that she forgot that it was unlikely I was a celebrity like her. Given I was, you know, standing in The Crush with the rest of the dregs of society.

Not sure who she is, but she was looking right at me, obviously so mesmerised that she forgot that it was unlikely I was a celebrity like her. Given I was, you know, standing in The Crush with the rest of the dregs of society.

I'm going to be honest with you here. Six years later and I've never seen her again. And that? Is a pity. If you're out there and single, let's catch up. You've got these journals to tell you what I've been up to for the past half decade, so you totally have me at a disadvantage.

I'm going to be honest with you here. Six years later and I've never seen her again. And that? Is a pity. If you're out there and single, let's catch up. You've got these journals to tell you what I've been up to for the past half decade, so you totally have me at a disadvantage.

Meanwhile.... I heard several people make disparaging comments about something being "definitely fake" but to be honest I simply can't spot a non-genuine Fendi or Prada handbag at this distance..... (??)

Meanwhile.... I heard several people make disparaging comments about something being "definitely fake" but to be honest I simply can't spot a non-genuine Fendi or Prada handbag at this distance..... (??)

Still... it's all about the genuine celebs (right?)

Still... it's all about the genuine celebs (right?)

That one was fun. Much better location, a more even balance of celebrities (male/female split), and without having to be contorted into a pretzel by the crowd.

The next scheduled London Premiere is for 'How to Lose Friends and Alienate People' next Wednesday. Will I make that one? We'll see...

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