When you have as much money as A-listers in Hollywood, you’d imagine most of them would be only too happy to leave servers with a generous tip.
But waiters’ Reddit threads claim that despite having a lot of money, some celebs will still be stingy — or worse, rude.
Some also expressed surprise at the most generous tips available, praising their patience and manners in the face of a more abrasive public persona.
American film icon Jeff Goldblum was praised for his kindness, as were other big stars such as British chef Gordon Ramsay and Bruce Willis.
Others — including fan favorite Laura Dern and the “Godmother of Soul,” Patti LaBelle — apparently didn’t make a good impression.
FEMAIL looked at confessions from two threads – one started by user u/gatsbygirl93 and another one in the r/TalesFromYourServer subreddit – hospitality workers ask about their celebrity experiences, and the answers may surprise some…
Charlie Sheen, 57, photographed in 2019. The Hollywood star was hailed as an outstanding tipper on social media
The 57-year-old Hollywood star is known for a number of scandals and an erratic public persona. However, he is commended for providing one server with a “10/10 celebrity experience.”
“Charlie Sheen walked into the cafe where I work with one of his daughters,” user glimmer_glow wrote. ‘
“Super polite, extremely well tipped.”
Willow Smith, 22, photographed last year would be “super nice” for one server, according to a Reddit thread
Will and Jada Smith’s daughter Willow, 22, would be an absolute delight for one server.
“A few years ago, a colleague of mine waited for Willow Smith,” Aynotwoo said.
“She was apparently super nice to her and left a really good tip.”
Jeff Goldblum, 70, photographed in 2016. The American star is known for his charisma and is said to be charming to wait staff
It may come as no surprise that this American star, 70 – known for his on-screen charm and charisma – also proved to be a hit with one waiter.
“Exceptionally nice, very funny, great tipper,” gushed the poster, silicone-based9.
Gordon Ramsay, 56, photographed in 2019. The celebrity celebrity chef impressed a server with a generous tip
He is known for raising his voice and using foul, colorful language to convey insults.
But this British chef is apparently a joy to serve — which may come as no surprise to fans, given that 56-year-old Gordon Ramsay has famously been waitering on his reality show, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares.
“I served Gordon Ramsay once, I was really nervous because of his TV persona, but he was actually very polite, probably the most polite customer I’ve ever had, he didn’t even tell anyone to fuck off,” writes scrap120. written.
‘At the end of the evening he asked to speak to the chef, shook his hand in gratitude and tipped us £100.’
Robert Plant, 74, photographed last year, would be ‘very chill’ if served by a waiter, according to a Reddit thread
Despite fronting the biggest bands in the world, Led Zeppelin British musician Robert Plant, 74, was apparently “very chill” to operate.
“He had a Philly cheesesteak with no bread and tipped 20%,” Siliconbased9 wrote.
“He was messing with the bartender, younger girl…
He told her he was in a band and she asked “Is it a band I might have heard of?” And he’s like “no, probably not, we never made it that big.”‘
Bruce Willis, 68, photographed in 2019. The Die Hard star has been hailed as a ‘true gentleman’ for serving on social media
“Bruce Willis was a great tipper and a real gentleman,” Redditor stetsonman420 said of the Die Hard star, 68.
“He came over, shook my hand and thanked me for the service.”
A Redditor waiting for Mike Myers, 60 (pictured last year), said the actor was a ‘good tipper’
User SnarkMasterFlash said Mike Myers, 60 — a Canadian actor best known for his comedic chops — was generous with his tip.
“I was waiting for Mike Meyers [sic] at the height of his Austin Powers phase,” he explained.
“I have read the entire speech of Dr. Evil done for him. He loved it. Good tipper.’
Whoopi Goldberg, 67, photographed last year in New York, was called a “big tipper” by a server online
User stetsonman420, who has “served a bunch of celebrities,” heaped praise on Whoopi Goldberg, 67, adding that she’s a “great tipper.”
They said he was also “very down to earth, an incredibly sweet and kind person.”
A server who waited on Tony Hawk, 55 (pictured in December) while they were in college, said he was very generous
The skating legend, 55, is known for his laid-back humor and friendliness to fans. And it’s perhaps no wonder that this also applies to hospitality workers.
A server who waited on Tony Hawk while they were in college, EL_Geiger, said he was “one of the nicest people around” and a “good tipper too.”
Elsewhere, SourCreamWater added that the star was “cool as f**k” and “gave them $200 on an $80 bill.”
Nick Carter, 43, photographed in 2018, was “super nice” tipping $30 on a $110 bill, according to a Redditor
Nick Carter, 43, of Backstreet Boys would also be a great tipper.
ZobbyRN recalled serving the 2000s icon at “a popular seafood chain,” along with Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, and DJ AM.
“Nick Carter paid with a debit card and tipped $30 on $110,” they revealed.
“They were all super nice and took pictures with us.”
Tobey Maguire, 47, pictured earlier this year was “really nice to the staff” and received a “really good” tip according to a Reddit thread
Tobey Maguire, 47, is best known and loved for his portrayal of Spiderman.
And one server, doonbroonz, was full of compliments for his attitude.
“I served Tobey McGuire regularly [sic] at my last job,” they wrote.
“And he was very nice and gave very good tips every time he came. He even remembered my name (and many of the other regular staff) and always greeted us very nicely and kept his distance – he wouldn’t make a fuss if the kitchen or bar were busy.’
…AND THE WORST
Laura Dern, 56, photographed in November, is known for her sunny personality but apparently wasn’t a great tipper, a Redditor claimed
Many fans of the 56-year-old actress, known for her roles in Jurassic Park films and, more recently, Marriage Story, will be heartbroken to learn that she was “kind of right” when she was served by silicon-based9.
“$9 tip on $371,” they added. “So it actually cost several dollars to wait for her.”
Patty Labelle [sic] is really demanding and not the best tipper,” Long-Cockroach-8372 wrote of the R&B legend, 79.
Patti LaBelle is apparently “not the best tipper,” according to a Redditor in a thread, who also called the singer, 79 (pictured last year on the left) “very demanding.” Singer Brandy (right), 44, reportedly complained and ‘almost never tipped’ according to a server
Brandy, 44, nicknamed “the Vocal Bible” and best known for her 1998 hit The Boy Is Mine, was called “one of the worst people ever” by server Iamurfriend.
“She came in about once a week, almost never tipped, almost always complaining.”