Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

Alan Alda (actor, writer)

Russell Baker (journalist)

Dave Barry (humorist, writer, actor)

Joy Behar (writer, comedienne, co-host of “The View”)

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (television writer/producer “Designing Women”)

Gwendolyn Brooks (“We Real Cool”)

Carol Browner (head of the Environmental Protection Agency)

Edward Burns (actor, director, producer, writer)

Brett Butler (actress, writer, comedienne)

James Cameron (director, editor, producer, screenwriter of “Titanic”)

Johnny Carson (talk show host)

Chevy Chase (comedian, actor, writer)

Tom Clancy (writer)

Mario Cuomo (former governor of New York)

Joan Cusack (actress)

Matt Damon (actor, screenwriter)

Vin Diesel (actor, director, producer, screenwriter)

David Duchovny (actor, “X-Files”)

Michael Eisner (Walt Disney CEO)

Harrison Ford (actor)

Jodi Foster (actress, filmmaker)

Kathryn Fuller (World Wildlife Fund CEO)

A. Bartlett Giamatti (President of Yale University and Commissioner of Baseball)

Allen Ginsberg ( “Howl”)

Heather Graham (actress, model)

Cathy Guisewite (cartoonist of “Cathy”)

Mary Hart (previous co-host of “Entertainment Tonight”)

Joseph Heller (Catch 22)

Don Henley (singer, songwriter, musician, environmental activist)

David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly)

Chris Isaak (songwriter, singer)

Famke Janssen (actress, model)

Catherine Keener (actress)

Stephen King (novelist)

Kris Kristofferson (singer, songwriter, musician, actor)

Tommy Lee Jones (actor)

John Mahoney (actor, Marty on “Frasier”)

Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman)

Toni Morrison (novelist)

Paul Newman (actor, food entrepreneur)

Joyce Carol Oates (You Must Remember This )

Conan O’Brien (talk show host, writer)

Randy Owen (singer, songwriter, musician)

David Hyde Pierce (actor who plays Niles on “Frasier”)

Christopher Reeve (actor, writer, director)

Sally Ride (astronaut)

Geoffrey Rush (actor, director, playwright, musician)

Susan Sarandon (actress)

Fred Savage (actor from “The Wonder Years”)

Diane Sawyer (broadcast journalist)

Martin Scorsese (director)

Marty Schottenheimer (Former coach of Kansas City Chiefs)

Paul Simon (songwriter, singer)

Sting (singer, songwriter, musician, actor, environmental activist)

Steven Spielberg (filmmaker)

Dr. Seuss, a.k.a. Theodor Geisel (children’s author)

Amy Tan (Joy Luck Club)

Brandon Tartikoff (television executive)

Clarence Thomas (U.S. Supreme Court Justice)

Emma Thompson (actress, producer, screenwriter)

Grant Tinker (TV Executive and Producer)

John Updike (Witches of EastwickRabbit at Rest )

James Van Der Beek (actor from “Dawson’s Creek”)

Harold Varmus (Nobel laureate in medicine, Director of National Institute of Health)

Barbara Walters (broadcast journalist)

Sigourney Weaver (actress)

Eudora Welty (“A Worn Path”)

Pete Wilson (former governor of California)

Reese Witherspoon (actress)

Bob Woodward (journalist, writer of All the President’s Men)

Renee Zellweger (actress)