Forbes Magazine has published a list of the hard-working actors! No, it's not about our talented actors who all go Method acting on us, but thespians who starred in films that earned the most money! It's a business magazine after all.
So in order to compile their rankings, our friendly Forbes folks "considered all movies released between January 2005 and December 2009 that earned more than $20 million at the U.S. box office (559 films total). Based on data from Exhibitor Relations, we tallied which actors had the most starring or significant roles in those movies, with ties broken by cumulative box-office totals. By drawing a line based on box-office returns, the list also selects for the stars whose work is most effective for the studios."
And the No. 1 hardest working actor in the biz? No other than the uber-busy Seth Rogen who starred in 12 films with a cumulative total of $892 million! From "Knocked Up" to "Kung Fu Panda," Rogen's movies made lots of cash.
Here's the list of the Top 10 Hardest Working Actors (as compiled by Moviefone), oh yeah, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep made the list, yay!
1. Seth Rogen: 12 films / $892 million in total
2. Morgan Freeman: 9 films / $1,168 billion in total (including The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Invictus)
3. Matt Damon: 8 films / $696 million in total (including The Bourne Ultimatum, Ocean's Thirteen, The Departed)
4. Will Ferrell: 8 films / $607 million in total (including Talladega Nights, Man vs. Wild, Stranger Than Fiction)
5. Robert Downey Jr.: 7 films / $788 million in total (including Tropic Thunder, Iron Man, The Soloist)
6. Samuel L. Jackson: 7 films / $700 million in total (including Snakes on a Plane, Star Wars: Episodes II and III)
7. Sandra Bullock: 5 films / $655 million in total (including The Blind Side, The Proposal)
8. Meryl Streep: 7 films / $547 million in total (including Mamma Mia!, The Devil Wears Prada)
9. Shia LaBeouf: 6 films / $1.3 billion in total (including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Transformers)
10. Christian Bale: 6 films / $1 billion in total (including The Dark Knight, Terminator Salvation)
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Gwyneth Paltrow Will Not Be Nicole Kidman's Wife, Star Leaves "The Danish Girl!" But Wait, There's More!
What's going on with "The Danish Girl?" First, Charlize Theron ditched the Nicole Kidman-starrer, then she was replaced by Gwyneth Paltrow. Now, Paltrow also said "Farvel," that's Danish for goodbye
Based on David Ebershoff novel, the film tells the story of a relationship between the first post-operative transsexual, Einar Wegener (Kidman), and his wife Greta. Paltrow was supposed to play the wife.
The brilliant Swedish director, Tomas Alfredson, who gave us the equally brilliant "Let the Right One In" is set to helm.
According to the Daily Mail:
Gwyneth Paltrow has pulled out of her latest film "The Danish Girl" to spend time with her family.
The 37-year-old has just finished shooting Love Don't Let Me Down in Tennessee and was to start work on the new film with Nicole Kidman.
But Gwyneth, who has two children with Chris Martin, dropped out, saying: 'Some days I feel like everyone in my world has plugged themselves into my kidneys. I'm so tired.'
Was Paltrow really tired, or was it all Kidman's fault? Read on:
A source said: 'Nicole lives in Nashville not far from where Gwyneth, has been working on her latest movie for five weeks.
'Gwyneth made the effort to get in touch with Nicole but Nicole declined.'
Gwyneth, 37, whose family was in the UK, was said to have been lonely in Nashville.
'Gwyneth is on her own and lonely, it would have been nice for Nicole to make the effort.'
So was that Theron's reasoning for leaving the production too? Kidman just didn't make herself more accommodating and available to her co-stars?
Regardless, I'll still watch this film for it's intriguing factor. Well, I'll watch it when they finally finished the film with the right co-star!
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL UK
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First of all, isn't this decision from Summit Entertainment to acquire film and TV rights to John Gray's "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" a bit late? I think, culturally, we've all moved on past the Mars/Venus phenomena, BUT, the property has sold 50 million books in 45 territories worldwide, so this may be a wise choice.
But what will the movie be about? Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun have been set to produce via their BermanBraun banner, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, "the producers weren't ready to tip their hand about what direction the film might take, saying it was still in early development, but the moniker suggests the possibility of a high-concept ensemble comedy along the lines of the hit 2009 release "He's Just Not That Into You."'
Oh yes, another romantic comedy about the battle of the sexes, brilliant!
But Berman served as an executive producer on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," one of my favorite TV shows of all time, so I'm giving this project the benefit of the doubt!
Berman and Braun even went on saying that the Mars/Venus franchise is "the Rosetta Stone for understanding the opposite sex."
Wow, the Rosetta Stone!
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Just a friendly reminder, if you haven't yet, please visit me on my fantastic TV site, MannytheMovieGuyTV.com courtesy of our friends from FilmAnnex.com.
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Last week, we gave away a great "Movie Loot" prize package courtesy of our friends at Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures, and Paramount/DreamWorks. This week, they sent me a picture to share with y'all!
Staff Sergeant Lennie Sims from Kentucky won, he's finishing a year tour in Kuwait with the US Army right now. So why did we choose him? He's proudly serving our country, he's a movie buff, and the Movie Loot will brighten his and his family's day
And take a look at their picture! The Sims' kids look happy wearing and holding the prizes which include:
"Clash of the Titans" giveaway
"How to Train Your Dragon" giveaway
"The Last Song" giveaway
Thank you to the Sims family, and thanks to everyone who entered! More prizes coming up, including, gasp, a signed "Kick-Ass" poster! Details to come!
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