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10 Celebrities Who Pulled The Infamous “Don’t You Know Who I Am?!” Line

10 Celebrities Who Pulled The Infamous “Don’t You Know Who I Am?!” Line

April 22nd, 2013
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    Reese Witherspoon: The demure Southern belle made a serious misstep this past weekend, getting arrested for disorderly conduct on early Friday as her husband Jim Toth was booked for a DUI. When the officer approached them, Witherspoon stated, "Do you know my name?" and "You're about to find out who I am ... You are going to be on national news." She also stated that she was a "US citizen" and was "allowed to stand on American ground." Um, what? 

    Photo: Getty Images / Dimitrios Kambouris
  • Park Place A Solo Show By Alec Monopoly At LAB ART

    Tara Reid: Oh, Tara. The "American Pie" actress and known party girl was shopping in L.A. this weekend at AllSaints where she reportedly began to berate sales associates when they failed to give her a discount because of her "fame." Reid stated that the store in the UK and Paris always give her discounts because she's a "walking billboard." Sadly, the celebrity card was ultimately declined—and she left in shame.

    Photo: Getty Images / Ari Perilstein
  • 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party - Red Carpet

    Miley Cyrus: Miley Cyrus is one of the most famous stars today, but that doesn't guarantee that everyone knows who she is. A few years ago, she went to Pop Burger in Manhattan. When the counter manager asked for her name for the order, she quipped, "Are you serious? You don't recognize me? I'm Miley Cyrus." The staff was unimpressed.

    Photo: Getty Images / Jamie McCarthy
  • The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

    Rihanna: Last year, pop star and party girl Rihanna was out with pals in London when she began to dance on a table. The table collapsed, in turn smashing bottles of liquor and champagne. The security staff immediately approached and began to drag the singer out, with RiRi yelling, "Don't you know who I am?!" Ultimately, her ploy worked—as she was readmitted to the club once the general manager caught wind that the star was being booted.

    Photo: Getty Images / Christopher Polk
  • Lacoste/GQ Super Bowl Party

    Ryan Kwanten: "True Blood" hunk Ryan Kwanten was not amused when the staff at George Clooney's Oscars after party turned him away. Kwanten was furious, and began calling his publicist to vouch for him, but his attempts to pass the velvet rope were unsuccessful. Kwanten instead went to another party, where they apparently knew who he was.

    Photo: Getty Images / Gustavo Caballero
  • Premiere Of Dimension Films' "Scary Movie 5" - Red Carpet

    Lindsay Lohan: The starlet has had her share of mishaps over the years, so it's no surprise that she's pulled the celebrity card when dealing with drama. In 2009, she left her BlackBerry at a deli in Soho and when she came back to get it, the staff refused to give it to her until they could verify her identity. She even had to call the NYPD to help handle the situation. Evidently, the employee wasn't a big "Freaky Friday" fan, but LiLo did her get BlackBerry back—which she probably needed to BBM then-girlfriend Samantha Ronson.

    Photo: Getty Images / Michael Buckner
  • Diana Ross poses with the Lifetime Achie

    Diana Ross: The iconic R&B diva recently caused a major scene at famed Beverly Hills restaurant La Scala over a standard-issue rule: The staff wouldn't seat her until her entire party was present. She ignored the policy and sat down anyway, where she was approached by a waiter who informed her she wouldn't be served unless she waited like everyone else. Naturally, Ross whipped out the classic "Don't you know who I am?!" line, but the results weren't in her favor, so she stormed out. "We treat everyone the same, whether you're famous or not," the restaurant owner told Page Six.

    Photo: Getty Images / FREDERIC J. BROWN
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    Guy Fieri: The Food Network host and chef may try to appear like he's your average American dude, but at this year's Super Bowl, he let his true colors show when he wasn't allowed into a VIP area because the gatekeepers didn't know who he was. Apparently, Fieri caused a total scene—and was kicked out completely.

    Photo: Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin
  • Kanye West attends the Costume Institute

    Kanye West: He may be a known fashion fan, but that didn't give him any clout a few seasons ago at Paris Fashion Week. The rapper and Kim Kardashian's baby daddy was forced to pull the celebrity card when it came to getting into shows like Balmain and Louis Vuitton. The door flak didn't make any exceptions, which goes to show that in Paris, a list is a list—no matter who you are. 

    Photo: Getty Images / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
  • Allen Iverson Wears Reebok Questions En Route To 76ers Game

    Allen Iverson: NBA star Allen Iverson may have a lot of fans in the sports world, but not so many on the police force. In 2011, he was pulled over in a Lamborghini for failing to signal. Instead of showing remorse, he told the officer, "Take the vehicle. I have ten more. Do you know who I am?" It didn't quite work out, as he was slapped with a bunch of pricey tickets.

    Photo: Getty Images / Jeff Fusco

Being a celebrity certainly has its perks, but sometimes, famous folks get treated just like the rest of us. Case in point: Reese Witherspoon chose to whip out the celebrity card, allegedly stating the ultimately cocky line: “Do you know my name?” and “You’re about to find out who I am” over the weekend, when her husband Jim Toth was booked for a DUI over the weekend (she was arrested for disorderly conduct.) As it were, it didn’t really matter who she was, as the police officer went right ahead and arrested them.

Reese isn’t the first famous person to spewed this entitled line, as celebrities have been pulling the “do you know who I am?!” card since, well, always. It’s usually used when they’re in a compromising situation—be it getting kicked out of a nightclub or being denied a discount on pricey attire. Everyone from Tara Reid to R&B diva Diana Ross have been guilty when it comes to namedropping their own names in order to nab some special treatment.

In light of incidents like these popping up in recent headlines, we decided to compile 10 of the most memorable (or completely entitled, whichever) “Don’t you know who I am?!” moments.

Click through the slideshow above and let us know—who do you think was most inappropriate? 

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