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We asked attendees at the premiere of ''J. Edgar'' and ''A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas'' a few questions

Which historical figure would you like to meet?
J. Edgar Premiere
Los Angeles, Nov. 3

''Alexander the Great. He conquered everything that he knew. I really would want to know what motivated him as a human being.'' —Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays J. Edgar Hoover

''Isaac Newton. I'm reading a biography on him right now, and that guy is ferociously intelligent and angry and bitter. He has a crazy story.'' —Armie Hammer, who plays Clyde Tolson

''I would have loved to have met Greta Garbo. There is so much mystery around her.'' —Naomi Watts, who plays Hoover's secretary Helen Gandy

What's your favorite movie munchie?
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Premiere
Los Angeles, Nov. 2

''If I really want a snack for the movie, I stop on the way there and get a pressed Cuban sandwich. I bring it in a bag and boom, dang, eat that deliciousness.'' —John Cho, who plays Harold

''Here's the deal: I am a big fan of trying to sneak in deli sadnwiches. I swear to you [John and I] did not coordinate this answer.'' —Kal Penn, who plays Kumar

''Dude, I gotta go with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. They are like the crack cocaine of the candy world.'' —Neil Patrick Harris, who plays...Neil Patrick Harris

''I most often go with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. [Neil and I] are the same person, you know.'' —David Burtka, Harris's partner

''My recommendation is to see this movie on a light-to-medium dose of mushrooms. I like to mix them up with a handful of Peanut M&Ms.'' —Tom Lennon, who plays Todd

Originally posted Nov 11, 2011 Published in issue #1181 Nov 18, 2011 Order article reprints
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