Friday, July 02, 2010

BUZZ: Forbes Hollywood Power List [Categorized]

This week. Forbes released a fantastic list of the most powerful people in Hollywood, so I decided to break it down into categories to see who's considered the best in their field:

Knowing who tops the list in actors can usually give you an idea of who's getting paid the most and who can get a film greenlit the fastest.
1. Johnny Depp // I'm not even a little shocked. Pirates of the Caribbean is such a cash cow. He's the new Tom Cruise. He could star in the live action version of "Teletubbies" and it would sell big.
2. Brad Pitt // I think this is one of very few instances where having a ton of children can actually be profitable without the sweatshop.
3. Tom Hanks
4. Ben Stiller (#1 comedic actor) // I never would've guessed that Stiller was the most powerful comedic actor in Hollywood. Granted, Tropic Thunder was hilarious, but Night at the Museum is torturous.
5. Robert Pattinson // I'm pretty sure this is the last time he'll commit to a franchise and make this much money, so he better open up an IRA account ASAP.
6. Tom Cruise // Good to know he's still powerful, even though Knight & Day tanked. :(
7. Adam Sandler
8. George Clooney
9. Charlie Sheen
10. Leonardo DiCaprio
11. Robert Downey Jr.
12. Steve Carrell
13. Daniel Radcliffe (#1 youngest actor) / Who's really surprised by this? He could literally retire right now.
14. Ray Romano
15. Alec Baldwin
16. Kiefer Sutherland
17. George Lopez // He has the honor of being the only minority actor in the Top 100.

1. Charlie Sheen // People this rich shouldn't marry as many women as he has and do as many drugs as he does.
2. Steve Carrell
3. Ray Romano
4. Alec Baldwin
5. Kiefer Sutherland // He's the only dramatic TV actor on this list. I guess the mula's in the comedy.

1. Sandra Bullock
2. Miley Cyrus
3. Angelina Jolie
4. Jennifer Aniston // It must suck that she even has to take a backseat to Angie in Hollywood. But at least she can take comfort in knowing she ranks higher than Brad--she's at #26 and he's at #30.
5. Cameron Diaz
6. Kristen Stewart // By the constant look of indifference on her face and by the way she dresses when she's off-duty, you really can't tell how rich she is.
7. Sarah Jessica Parker
8. Reese Witherspoon // It's pretty impressive that she can outrank Julia Roberts, especially since the only film she did last year was Monsters vs. Aliens.
9. Julia Roberts
10. Meryl Streep // Power-wise, she should at least be at #3.
11. Drew Barrymore
12. Tina Fey
13. Eva Longoria // She's the only fully Hispanic actress (Cameron is half-Cuban) in the Top 100.
14. Katherine Heigl
15. Kate Hudson
16. Jennifer Love Hewitt // I'm just as confused as you are.
17. Mariska Hargitay

1. Tina Fey
2. Eva Longoria // I hope she's using this list to ask for a raise.
3. Katherine Heigl // I wonder if this means she's a shoe-in for an Emmy. lol
4. Jennifer Love Hewitt // Seriously, how is this possible?
5. Mariska Hargitay

The asterisked names denote the people who aren't exactly comedians, but do in fact make us laugh.
*Sandra Bullock
1. Ellen DeGeneres // She has the ability to make everyone from the age of 2 to 82 laugh.
*Jay Leno
2. Jerry Seinfeld
3. Ben Stiller
*Conan O'Brien
4. Adam Sandler
*Cameron Diaz
*Charlie Sheen
*Sarah Jessica Parker
5. Steve Carrell
6. Ray Romano
*Drew Barrymore
7. Alec Baldwin
8. Tina Fey (#1 TV scripted comedic actress)
*Eva Longoria (#1 Mexican, sorry George)
9. Jeff Dunham (#1 stand-up comic) // Who knew puppets were so profitable?
10. George Lopez
*Chelsea Handler

1. Taylor Swift // All hail the Teen Queen! Thank you for dethroning a certain skanky Southerner.
2. Miley Cyrus (#1 youngest / #1 Disney product) // It is a terrifying notion that the youngest and most powerful person in Hollywood makes racist comments and is actually trying to use her youth as an excuse for dressing inappropriately.
3. Jonas Brothers // Justin Bieber may be taking over their heartthrob status, but they certainly went out with a bang.
4. Robert Pattinson
5. Kristen Stewart
6. Daniel Radcliffe

Surprisingly enough there are no black actresses on this list--and no, Beyonce doesn't count.
1. Oprah Winfrey
2. Beyonce Knowles
3. Tiger Woods
4. Kobe Bryant
5. Jay-Z
6. Michael Jordan
7. Tyler Perry
8. LeBron James
9. Floyd Mayweather
10. Shaquille O'Neal
11. Serena Williams
12. Sean (Diddy) Combs
13. Lil Wayne
14. Akon
15. Venus Williams

1. James Cameron // Take that, Kathryn Bigelow! Just kidding. ;)
2. Steven Spielberg // Without even trying...
3. Tyler Perry // The most profitable drag queen in America. lol When you are the most powerful black director in Hollywood, you get to hang out with Oprah, call on any black actor to star in your movies, and sell a concept about a trash-talking, gun-toting, ex-con grandmother.
4. Michael Bay // I'm assuming he'd be richer if he stopped wasting money on explosions.
5. George Lucas // The force is strong with this one. (Because I had to. That's why.)
6. Jerry Bruckheimer

1. James Patterson
2. Stephenie Meyer // Wow! She actually beat Stephen King. That's quite an accomplishment...for what boils down to a PSA on abstinence. Wonder if it worked. I guess we should keep an eye on the birth rate--maybe send it over to China if it does.
3. Stephen King

1. U2
2. Black Eyed Peas (#1 Pop group) // I'm not surprised by this, because once you think they're on hiatus, they pop up with a new hit. And it's never just a summer hit, it's an every season hit.
3. Coldplay
4. AC/DC
5. Jonas Brothers
6. Rascal Flatts (#1 Country band) // I love them...and I don't even like Country.

1. Beyonce Knowles // She managed to keep her spot at the top in spite of Lady Gaga's innovation and overall attempt at revolutionizing the creativity within the music business.
2. Lady Gaga
3. Britney Spears
4. Madonna // She's still keeping up with the young ones.
5. Taylor Swift
6. Miley Cyrus
7. Bruce Springsteen
8. Pink // I love this girl. She rarely plays by Hollywood's rules and she always seems like she's effortlessly creating the most lasting music.
9. Kenny McChesney (#2 Country star, if you count Taylor as #1)
10. Toby Keith
11. Keith Urban

I really thought Drake would make it on here, but maybe next year.
1. Jay-Z
2. Sean (Diddy) Combs
3. Lil Wayne
4. Akon // Interesting. Oh that's right, 50 Cent is busy trying to be an actor and Eminem just got out of rehab. Enjoy it while you can.

1. Oprah Winfrey
2. Simon Cowell
3. Rush Limbaugh
4. Dr. Phil
5. Ellen DeGeneres
6. David Letterman
7. Donald Trump
8. Jay Leno
9. Jerry Seinfeld
10. Howard Stern (radio)
11. Glenn Beck
12. Ryan Seacrest (radio) // He has like a million jobs. I am so not surprised.
13. Conan O'Brien
14. Judge Judy
15. Heidi Klum
16. George Lopez
17. Chelsea Handler

1. Oprah Winfrey
2. Dr. Phil
3. Ellen DeGeneres
4. David Letterman
5. Jay Leno
6. Conan O'Brien
7. George Lopez
8. Chelsea Handler

It's a good thing Jimmy Kimmel has been stepping his game up this year with "Lost" and Twilight specials, because he didn't even rank.
1. David Letterman
2. Jay Leno
3. Conan O'Brien
4. George Lopez
5. Chelsea Handler

1. Tiger Woods (#1 golfer)
2. Kobe Bryant (#1 basketball player)
3. Michael Jordan // I didn't even know he played anymore.
4. LeBron James
5. Roger Federer (#1 tennis player)
6. Floyd Mayweather (#1 boxer)
7. David Beckham (#1 soccer player)
8. Phil Mickelson
9. Cristiano Ronaldo
10. Alex Rodriguez (#1 Hispanic / #1 baseball player)
11. Shaquille O'Neal
12. Manny Pacquiao
13. Serena Williams (#1 female athlete / #1 female tennis player)
14. Derek Jeter
15. Lance Armstrong (#1 cyclist)
16. Maria Sharapova (#1 youngest athlete)
17. Venus Williams
18. Danica Patrick (#1 race car driver)

1. Gisele Bundchen
2. Heidi Klum
3. Kate Moss

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