1. Shia LaBeouf
The former Transformers star was ironically arrested on the eve of the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction in New York City at Studio 54 during the intermission of Cabaret after being disruptive during the first half of the performance. When approached about his behavior, he reportedly yelled at security, “Do you know who the fuck I am?” Where is a paper bag when you need one?
2. Reese Witherspoon
Shortly after America’s sweetheart Reese Witherspoon was arrested in a DUI-related incident in Atlanta in April 2013, a video was released of the actress asking a police officer, “Do you know my name, sir? … You’re about to find out who I am.” Don’t mess with Elle Woods.
3. Mike Tyson
When British philosopher A.J. Ayer allegedly found Mike Tyson forcing himself on a young Naomi Campbell, who was just beginning her career, Ayer warned Tyson to stop, to which the boxer allegedly replied, “Do you know who the fuck I am? I’m the heavyweight champion of the world.” Ayer’s response? “And I am the former Wykeham Professor of Logic. We are both preeminent in our field; I suggest that we talk about this like rational men.” Well played, sir. Well played.
4. Miley Cyrus
Before she cut her hair and her Disney Channel ties, Miley Cyrus reportedly walked into a burger joint in New York City’s Midtown area with a friend and placed an order. According to the New York Post, the counter manager asked for her name for the order and she replied, “Are you serious? You don’t recognize me? I’m Miley Cyrus.” (Presumably, it sounded like this.)
5. David Hasselhoff
The Hoff was trying to get a drink at Wimbledon in July 2006 and reportedly attempted to sneak into the tennis players’ private bar. When he was caught, he was reportedly overhead saying, “All I want is a drink. Do you know who I am?” before he was escorted from the famous London courts and told not to bother coming back. A year later, that burger video hit the internet.
In August 2012, Rihanna was ordered to leave a London nightclub after breaking a table when she jumped atop it to dance, breaking bottles of champagne and glasses in the process. When the bouncers attempted to eject her from the club, according to The Sun, she yelled, “Don’t you know who I am?” She should’ve just sang this.
7. Sam Worthington
When Sam Worthington was arrested in New York City in March 2014 for allegedly attacking a photographer who he claimed got in his girlfriend’s face, he had one question for the police (according to the paparazzo’s lawyer): “Have you seen the movie Avatar?” Then, he whipped his braids back and forth.
8. Dina Lohan
Lindsay Lohan’s notorious stage mom Dina wanted to take her two daughters, Lindsay (then 22) and Ali (then 15), to a Hollywood nightclub, but, according to Us Weekly, when they were turned away at the door because of Ali’s age, Dina said, “Do you know who I am?” Lindsay added, practically quoting Pretty Woman, “You’e making a huge mistake. Huge!”
9. Alec Baldwin
These days, it seems like there isn’t a week that goes by during which Alec Baldwin doesn’t say something cringeworthy. But in May 2014, when he was busted for riding his bike against traffic near New York’s Union Square, he reportedly said, “Fuck this… This is horseshit… Don’t you know who I am?” He’ll bike how he wants!
10. Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes’ bizarre behavior in the spring of 2013 culminated with her being arrested in her New York apartment after allegedly smoking pot in the building’s lobby and then throwing a bong out the window that she claimed was “just a vase.” TMZ reported that Bynes went “kicking and screaming during the arrest” and yelled, “Don’t you know who I am?” Not anymore, Amanda. Not anymore.
11. Trey Songz
When Springfield, Mass., police officers were investigating a shot fired in the parking lot after a Trey Songz concert in November 2007, the singer allegedly decided to insert himself into the situation. Officers reportedly asked him to say out of it, but Songz allegedly responded with, “Don’t you know who I am?” He was booked for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, so apparently not.
12. Sebastian Bach
Sebastian Bach was taken into police custody in March 2002 in New Jersey after a simple bar fight escalated when the former Skid Row singer threatened to get a gun and shoot a bartender. Witnesses told police that Bach wanted to go outside for a cigarette and a bartender wouldn’t allow him to take his drink outside. “Don’t you know who I am?” he reportedly asked as witnesses tried to restrain him. When authorities arrived and searched Bach, they found 5 grams’ worth of pot and four packets of rolling papers. He was arrested for making terrorist threats at the bartender and patrons and for drug possession, and when asked if he understood why he was arrested, Bach replied, “Yeah, because I like to smoke a lot of weed.” So he’s actually more self-aware then we thought.
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