March 12, 2009 03:24:38 GMT
Daniel Radcliffe is praised for his role as Alan Strang in "Equus", Miley Cyrus is given credit for her TV series "Hannah Montana," and Dakota Fanning is given thumbs up for "War of the Worlds".
Forbes magazine has released its annual list of Hollywood's Most Valuable Young Stars, which witnesses Daniel Radcliffe, Miley Cyrus, and Dakota Fanning reigning the first three spots respectively. The list is made based on Forbes' Star Currency rating, tallied from votes from across the entertainment industry. All stars who make the list were 19 or under at the time the list was generated.
Reigning the No. 1 spot on the list, 19-year-old Radcliffe is praised for his role as Alan Strang in the West End and Broadway runs of "Equus," a play about a psychiatrist treating a disturbed teenager who blinds horses. Of his role, which is described as a stable boy who has an obsession with horses, producer Rick Alvarez says the part gets audiences "to see him as something else, and that speaks to him as an actor."
Cyrus, meanwhile, is credited for her starring role in TV series "Hannah Montana". The Disney project "has given her a platform to showcase her acting and musical abilities," Forbes writes about the 16-year-old Disney star. As of Fanning, she is said to have given "a greater sense of humanity" to the 2005 film "War of the Worlds", which teamed her up with senior actor Tom Cruise.
Radcliffe, Cyrus, and Fanning are joined by Abigail Breslin and Hayden Panettiere, both of whom are ranked 4th and 5th in a row. Rounding out the Top 10 of Forbes' Hollywood's Most Valuable Young Stars are Emma Watson, Freddie Highmore, Keke Palmer, Emma Roberts, and Anton Yelchin.