I loved the idea that Ollie's hero was Steven Seagal but the name was too close to 'Seagull' and we thought it might be distracting. I spent ages thinking of a replacement but nothing worked nearly as well. Bruce Willis is an ok alternative but he's more likely to be Quentin's hero because they look so similar.
And that's true about acting like an idiot when you meet someone famous. I'm six and a half feet tall and once met a famous, but very short, actress and all I could say was "You're short aren't you?" Gaaaaaaah, still makes me cringe today.