Not all of my personal heroes are famous and not all those who are, are ones that are entirely socially accepted to state as such. A personal hero who is still controversial but many agree with, would be Nelson Mandela. Another personal hero is Malcolm X but I disagreed with some of his approach (especially his Islam and attitude to women and/or gays therefore). I have personal heroes of many walks of life, most of whom are fictional actually. I sometimes admire a lot in 'villains' in stories. I rarely like the main 'true evil' type but there are in betweeners who are not necessarily antiheroes but more 'antivillains' who you can admire to some degree. One such character is Elijah from the Originals, I see a lot of myself in him but I also see a lot of his more sinister brother Klaus in me, too. In The Walking Dead, I loathe the 'true villain' types like Negan and the Governor but Shane and Merle have a lot of things in them that I admire, they are very much like I'd be in an apocalypse, minus the abuse of women that they did (or stoody aside, allowing in the case of Merle). I understand their ruthlessness and see that in times when no one wants to kill zombies, still thinks of them as just 'sick humans' and is too afraid to make tough calls where either you betray someone or you both die (or get infected), shit happens and tough decisions need to be made. In my honest eyes, Shane didn't die the villain; Rick just used the narrative and got rid of a guy who his wife was falling in love with but justified it as keeping the people safe... Sorry if that spoiled a lot, but it's a season 1, out of 8, spoiler and I won't spoil Merle's storyline progression but he is very much like me in how and why he did what he did.
I relate to Barbossa in PoTC very much; be wild, but disciplined nonetheless etc. I mean I have so many fictional personal heroes, that rarely are the 'heroes' of their story... The list goes on and on. In House of Cards, I admire Doug Stamper a lot. He's an asshole, but he's the kind I can respect in a story where all except him had some skewed idea of loyalty and morality; he stuck by his moral compass throughout even when it contradicted everything he felt like doing and wished he wasn't involved in. That's not evil, it's pragmatic protection of those you are loyal to.
I'd love an autograph, meeting and everything like that with Eminem but only if it was private. I don't want to be famous, especially not for rap but I know for a fact that I could spar with Eminem bar for bar and impress the shit out of him, I just want him to truly hear and read my rap concepts (many of which I haven't posted online) and truly see how much or how little respect and appreciation he has for me. I get it, I'm meant to meet him to 'admire him' but it's not about admiration, I don't his personal path in rap and see battle rap as too vicious, especially in the flavour he gave it. Nonetheless, skill-wise especially in the raps that didn't make it to the mainstream, he's one of the greats of all time hands-down.
If not Eminem, or if we take a different route in what I admire in famous people, I'd want to meet and chat with Hillary Clinton. I am extremely curious of some things, secrets and real motives behing things etc. I would love to tell her that she's on a side of Illuminati I can actually respect and have deep chats about politics, philosophy and flat Earth etc.
How about you?
If I got an autograph from Eminem, I'd actually let him tattoo me with it, himself handling the work or designing the autograph's art etc. He's a god to the rap game no matter how you look at it and he made rap into the only genre that doesn't just laze around lyrically for the sake of sounding good. I respect that so much, as well as his work ethic and other things.