December 03, 2007 04:08:35 GMT
Entertainment Weekly has conducted a poll on the 50 Smartest People in Hollywood and here's the result.
When it comes to acting skills, needless to say that Hollywood has many experts in the one particular field. But when it comes to "power," who actually is in charge? Digging deep into the issue, Entertainment Weekly has conducted a search of the people who are rocking the industry's world this year, "the people with ideas - innovative, creative, dangerous, renegade ideas - who are changing the way movies are made." The data, which took three months of constant research, are concluded in its list of 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
Rounding out the Top 10 of the list are people from different areas of business, ranging from director/writer/producer to actor. Seized the top spot is Judd Apatow, followed close behind by Steven Spielberg and James Cameron, who both ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Prominent talent agent and founder of the Endeavor Talent Agency Ari Emanuel, meanwhile, is the 4th Smartest in Hollywood, whereas the 5th is multiple Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist Will Smith. Meryl Streep is ranked 6th on the poll, just one place ahead of president of Fox Searchlight, Peter Rice, at number 7.
Some other Hollywood celebs counted among Entertainment Weekly's 50 Smartest People in Hollywood are George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Will Ferrell, Johnny Depp, Jodie Foster, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cate Blanchett, and Ben Affleck just to name a few.
Entertainment Weekly has the full list of the 50 Smartest People in Hollywood, plus their pictures and the articles on what make them being chosen, with 5th entry Will Smith on the cover, on newsstands this week.