Dreams of Celebrity Actors and Actresses – What do they Mean?


Dreaming of people is probably the most common image we remember when recounting a dream.  Sometimes we dream of people we know, other times it’s someone we’ve never met.  And sometimes, we dream of celebrity actors and actresses. Regardless, we tend to dream of people that represent significant character aspects or qualities of being which is called an archetype. Simply stated, the word means a universally recognized image that is used to repeatedly represent the same thing.   Examples of this would be dreaming of people who represent the warrior, the damsel in distress, the lover, the tyrant, the injured, the child, the addict, the healer, the martyr, the victim and so forth.  In the dream we can be the one witnessing people displaying these qualities or we may actually be the ones exhibiting these qualities.

As an example, actresses that represent the archetype of the Goddess or Enchantress include Marilyn Monroe (Some Like it Hot), Scarlett Johansson (Girl with a Pearl Earring), Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Halle Berry (Catwoman), Michelle Pfeiffer (Scarface), Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct), or Angelina Jolie (Wanted), etc.

Examples of actors that represent the archetype of the Hero or Warrior include John Wayne (The Alamo), Christopher Reeve (Superman), Russell Crowe (Gladiators), Tyrone Powers (The Mark of Zorro), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), or Sean Connery (James Bond), etc.

Actors are frequently recognized as the embodiment of these archetypal energies or recurring character types who have starred in story after story throughout the human experience just as they have for millennia.  Part of the movie experience is suspending our disbelief and allowing ourselves for a time to become part of the story. That in turn evokes an emotional reaction from us which we often experience for hours after the movie has ended. If the person we watched on the screen resonates with something happening in our life, consciously or unconsciously, we might dream of them or their character.

For example, in the movie Serendipity, John Cusack plays a man named Jonathan who unexpectedly meets a girl named Sara who believes that fate should determine whether or not they should be together. Over the course of the film, we watch as their own stories unfold and they both end up engaged to other people. Despite their situations, they each hold the dream deep inside that they will one day meet again.  Throughout the film, Jonathan’s qualities include being the seeker, the detective, the visionary, the knight and ultimately, the lover.  Now let’s say I’ve just watched this movie and I go home and fall asleep and in my dream John Cusack appears.  Since I have associated him with the qualities above, one of the ways I could work with this image is to notice the desire for that type of fateful love in my life, or I might observe the way in which I feel called to pursue my own dream, whatever it is, with that much passion, purpose and determination. What will determine my interpretation is looking at everything that happened in the dream.

Whether it’s battles or reconciliations, hopes or disappointments, beginnings or endings, heartbreaks or soul mates, we identify on some level with what we perceive the actors to represent because it mirrors something happening within us. They play the parts of people fighting or masterminding crimes, taking or saving lives, finding or losing perfect love, creating or destroying, saving or being saved and overcoming the impossible against all odds.

Have you recently had a dream of a celebrity?  If so, here are a few questions you can ask yourself when finding yourself conjuring celebrity images to see what they may be representing in your dreams:

~ Have you recently seen this actor in a show or movie? If so, what part did he/she play?

~ What archetype, or quality, does this actor represent to you? Use adjectives to describe him/her.

~ Are there any associations you make with this actor?  For example, what comes to you as you think about that person?

~ What emotional response is evoked within you as you think about them?

~ How are you similar to, or opposite from them or the part they played?

~ Is anything about this person’s behavior reminiscent of anything currently happening in your life?

Working with celebrities in your dreams will give you additional insight into what stories may be playing out within your own life. They can often show you changes in behaviors or beliefs that need to be integrated or eradicated in order to live more authentically.  As always, dreams are constantly communicating with us and it’s up to us to discover what they’re saying. Sometimes they appear to reveal how you truly feel about something or demonstrate what you desire to be, do or have in your life.

10 Responses to Dreams of Celebrity Actors and Actresses – What do they Mean?
  1. Bob Corso
    September 5, 2010 | 3:27 pm

    Enjoyed the article on celebraties. Very tell tailing and eye opening.
    A great place to start, since we’re all living in one big movie!
    I’m still dreaming about Angela Jolie, but I have no problem figureing
    out what that dreams about! (he-he)

  2. Nicole
    February 5, 2012 | 1:06 am

    A Very good site, but it still does not answer my dream. I know for a fact that I have VERY complex dreams at times and I have to research so many different types of dream in order to even get close to discerning it.
    My recent dream was in two separate parts but overall had the same theme–being chased. I know the significance behind that though since in both parts I am trying to be murdered, but here is the bit I need help answering:

    In the first part of my dream I am being chased by a whole group of about six people, five are unrecognisable whereas one I remember very vividly. One of the people chasing me was Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter films, not the actor but the actual CHARACTER. Why is this? I can not form any sort of meaning from it from answering your questions above. In this part of my dream I am running all over my street and town trying to lose the group and avoid being spotted by them because they are trying to kill me. I distinctly remember Lucius’ long blonde hair and his face when I was sprinting down the street and he suddenly came out of a car by the side of the road along with the other shadowy five. Another thing that should be noted is that in my dream I am being chased when it is late at night when it is extremely dark.

    Does someone have an answer for me? Why was Lucius Malfoy in my dream trying to get to me and (what I gather) kill me?

  3. Kyle
    April 16, 2012 | 9:39 pm

    I dream about Bella Thorne and Zendaya Coleman. I really think they are good singers and I really want to meet them. Its just so weird, I dreamt of them in a like big room, with me and a trampoline (I dont know:P), and they were lying on it, and I was sitting on the floor. Then all of a sudden Bella said she was moving, like away from the town, and she left. Then it was just me and Zendaya. I dont know what it was about, but I am determinded to find out. My next step, is to become a famous singer, and meet them. I have a really great voice, my chorus teacher even says so. I guess ill start participating in state compititions and stuff, and maybe get discovered. If anyone has another way for me to meet her, please! Comment. Its not even funny anymore, Im like in denial. I actually really want to meet them both. Please someone, help me!

  4. Angie
    December 29, 2012 | 6:08 am

    I had a dream about the actor Alex Pettyfer, he was in my class, at my local high school, he was a senior and i was a freshman, he sat by me in all my classes just because I was smart in my dream, taking senior classes as a freshman scary! Anyways yeah,
    He was talking to me asked my to homecoming we dated, then he meet my parents. Later on in the dream it felt all a blur. But I remember it all, not the first time I had a dream about him? Why is this??

  5. smith hunni
    January 31, 2013 | 5:13 pm

    I have dreams about several celebrities! The 1 about about nicki minaj was me and her and her Friends hanging by The pool at a apt complex. I wan new to her circle. I tried to smoke a newport but she wouldn’t let me around them. I walked to the side a lil but all was cool. I had a dream lastnight about the Kardashians but i cant remember what about but after that dream i dreamed i was living in a rich neighborhood and my next door neighbor was miley cyrus! We was i was walking by her house and she screams what up girl we chilling tonight but miley in my dream was acting hood. We was throwing gang signs up. Rkelly i was on a speed boat with him drinking fine wine parlaying and John B. That was kinda x rated. Beyonce and i were really good Friends in one dreams.i am persuring a career in tv, tv hosting, correspondant , interviewing stars and such. Idk im like ok is this a sign of my future or what a Friend told me today b/c of the career im chasing im overly obsessed with pop culture e newes, extra,tv shows and blog type of thing to where now im dreaming about these ppl! Idk

  6. Natalie
    May 21, 2013 | 12:08 pm

    I Dream About “Baeza” He Is A Rapper From Fresno CA That I Am In Love With Lol, Anyways I’ve Always Wanted Too Meet Him. In This Dream It Starts With Some Girl(Not Really A Friend , Just Someone I Know) That Somehow Knows Baeza And I Convince Her Too Get Me Into His Big Birthday Party . For Some Reason He Doesn’t Have His Party. I Cant Remember How Or What Happened Between This But He Ends Up In A Car With Me And My Family , I Don’t Know Where Were Going But Then We End Up In A Room With Chairs And He Is About Too Perform For Me , When I Wake Up And Then I Went Back To Sleep And This Time I Dream About An American Idol Type Thing With People I Know .They Compete And Some Kid Wins But Just Before They Dream Ends A Guy With A Blue Net Comes Too Me And Begins Telling Me A Story About How A Long Time Ago People Use Too Believe That If Someone Cut Off Another Persons Arm Or Leg And Put In A Net That They Would Be Lonely For The Rest Of Their Life. Then My Aunt Who IS In The Audience Does It . (She Is The One That Woke Me Up After The First Dream) Well My Dream Was Pretty Weird And Hard Too Understand So Can Someone Please Tell Me What All This Meant?

  7. Barnaba Auia
    June 3, 2013 | 9:04 pm

    Last night I had a dream about Beyonce, but it stated of with me being late for History class and my History teacher saw me and was giving me a lecture than i just ran off and did’nt bother going to history class and so many students after that came rushing back and forth and so many were going in one particular direction and it was all before Beyonce. Beyonce then started to sell coke/pepsi drinks to all the students but i was the only one that didn’t go…. its weird i know but there must be a meaning behind this all????

  8. leeann
    June 21, 2013 | 4:00 am

    I keep having these dreams about adam out of emmadale lol! And its like am in emmadale like meeting him in the pub after work for a drink them going to a party with him at andys house, and adams ex coming to me in toliet and saying some thing to me and my other one was like at a party and adam and meagans son was arguing so adam ending up taking it out on me and them i walked me he come after me then the next min am walking down the street with adam his mum and cain them were at his house watching tv,

  9. Lynne
    February 7, 2014 | 8:23 am

    I’m finding it odd that I am a 34 year old mother of three wonderful girls and I’m dreaming about Justin Bieber!! As ridiculous as that may sound. Within the past couple of weeks he’s been all over the media so I associated my first dream with that fact, but its been several nights and it is still happening. The first dreams we were just hanging out, I was giving him advise, as if I were part of his entourage. Then the dreams became more intimate. I was bashful around him and we were attracted to each other (this is almost too embarrassing to write). By the next dream we were dating. I could see myself kissing this boy and hugging him. Major PDA. And in last night’s dream, I received news that he had passed away and I was completely devastated. I woke up from my dream and I can feel my heart hurt. As if I had suffered an incredible major loss. I hope that “killing him off” on my dreams was the ending to my Justin Bieber dream saga, but now I’m intrigued. Am I going through some kind of mid life crisis seeking out younger men in my dreams? I mean.. I’ve dreamed of celebrities in the past (males included) but all of the same age group and never reoccurring. This is a little crazy!

    • admin
      July 3, 2014 | 10:49 am

      Hi Lynne, thank you for your comment and questions. I would begin looking at this dream with Justin Bieber being a symbol or metaphor for something else. So often we dream of specific people thinking we are actually dreaming about THEM, but in fact they are representative of something else. I would ask myself questions like; How did I FEEL in the dream? What feelings and emotions did the Justin Bieber in my dream allow me to experience? What do I find attractive or unattractive about Justin Bieber, listing the qualities to also see if it sparks new new ideas about what he may be representing to you at this time. I would be curious about story-line in the dream, meaning you meet someone younger, find yourself attracted to him, start a relationship with him, and then he dies and you are devastated. At the time of the dream, was there any place in your life where there was something new – an idea, creative spark or otherwise, where you felt excited by the newness of it, began developing a relationship with this idea (as in actually thinking about how you could make it happen), but then ultimately the dream dies or the idea is squashed?

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