Tuesday, February 10, 2009

52

Refreshing the post with a couple of new pictures of the #52 in NYC on 2/11:








I love lists. And surveys and questionnaires. Doesn't everyone? So imagine how happy I was to see that Forbes magazine, well known for its lists, recently published their newest list, the Forbes Star Currency survey, an exclusive look at what the business side of Hollywood really thinks of more than 1,400 working actors when it comes to ensuring the financial success of film projects. Fourteen hundred. One thousand four hundred. That's a lot of working actors they were asked to comment on.

The Forbes Star Currency survey was sent to entertainment industry members globally, asking them to use a provided scale in ranking those 1,400-plus actors as individuals on a range of attributes regarding their participation in a film, including the actor's ability to attract significant financing to a project with their involvement; if their presence guarantees theatrical distribution; if they significantly drive theatrical box office performance; and if their involvement is an essential component in securing rights deals for revenue streams including DVD, pay/free TV, etc.


Members of the entertainment industry ranked Will Smith No. 1 on the survey. I guess that's not a big surprise. But in scrolling down that list I note that the first under-30 actor represented was Shia LeBeouf, who at age 22 placed 33rd. That's certainly a nice feather. Scrolling further down the list the next under-30, Keira Knightly, places 42nd.



The third under-30 on the Forbes list comes in at number 52.

On a list of over 1,400 working actors. Well color me IMPRESSED!

The complete Star Currency Rank from Forbes.

Pictures from the complete Star Photo Bank.

40 comments:

suvee said...

Nice post, FL. I love these kind of lists.... thank you.

And while I agree that Jake's ranking is really impressive, particularly in light of his lack of a big box office hit in recent years..... I resent that young Shia is rated so much higher. When it comes to talent, charisma and artistic substance, there's simply no comparison IMO.

FluorescentLamp said...

I will most definitely agree with you there, suvee!

Anonymous said...

News flash: A little bird saw Jake in NY tonight.

chica said...

Great post and very impressive that Jake is listed as #52!

Hmmm, spotted in NY? Wonder if he plans on seeing Maggie and Peter in their play? I'll keep my eye out!

bobbyanna said...

Thanks, FL. I was looking at the breakdown by country...Italy sure loves Jake! :)

office of nancy pelosi said...

Great list FL, love the breakdown of countries too.

I'm really missing seeing Jake on the big screen, I hope we get to see Brothers soon. Nailed is up in the air, UMP is stalled and we will have to wait until 2010 to see Pop!

lawgoddess said...

I'm impressed, too. I think Jake is a professional, he doesn't screw around like some younger actors do.

Nice to see this recognition by the suits. Thanks, FL.

UltraViolet said...

I love this list! Great to see Jake ranked so highly. It is annoying to see some of the names above his, but alternately heartening to see some of those below :)

josie said...

I chuckled at some of the names below him too! Love this list and amazing considering as you said suvee that his last few films have not been BO hits.

Reese is listed at # 32!

UltraViolet said...

Bless the Italians! Where are Rosa and Xenia - they should be very proud of their country's taste!

And it looks like Jake is in New York, anon above: Jake and Me.

That does sound like a pretty cool NYC evening. Cheap food and drink and Jake!

chica said...

I have eaten at Allen and Delancey on more than one occassion, too bad it wasn't last night!

He still wearing that cap.

get real said...

Squeeee, Jake in NYC!!! :D

And very cool that he is ranked well on that poll.

chica said...

Double squeee get real!! Where is sass? I hope all is well with her.

sheba baby said...

Shia annoys me on so many levels but I'm so happy that Jake rated that high on that list!

Anonymous said...

maggie and peter play opens tommorrow night so thats probably why jake went to new york

bobbyanna said...

Allen & Delancy's is not far from the tiny theater where they're performing, so I think that's a pretty good guess. Dang!!! I SO wish I was in NYC right now.

extra said...

I was thinking that too anon. The play has an limited engagement until 3/8.

#52 is a nice position to be at on that list, it shows that HW bigwigs think very highly of Jake.

FluorescentLamp said...

Allen & Delancy's is not far from the tiny theater where they're performing,

So a couple of years ago when I was in Manhattan we stayed just a block away from Allen & Delancey. Went to a restaurant on E. 14th (Classic Stage Theatre is on E. 13th). We walked. It took us about a half hour of speed walking to get to restaurant for our reservation. So, not real close. More like a mile.

gabbana said...

The list or better Jakes ranking is very impressive. Especially since he did not have even one film out in 2008. (Hopefully this will change this year)

So good to see him being respected that much.

If I counted correctly there are only 9 actors under 30 ranking among the first 100.

Jake in NY - I would love to read/see him supporting Maggie and Peter tomorrow night.

Hollywood Reporter reported a kind of first possible line-up for Cannes.
"Festival de Cannes reps would never confirm titles before they have been officially announced, but already a long list of near-certainties and strong hopefuls is emerging"
"Brothers" is not mentioned yet but I am waiting patiently.

shondra said...

Very impressive indeed considering he had no movies out last year.

Uncle Vanya is off-broadway but I hope the press is covering the opening in NY so we can hopefully see a few pics tomorrow .

Anonymous said...

If you really want pictures, let the paps know. They'll be happy to show up. Reese might even be in town.

UltraViolet said...

Should we send up the PapSymbol, anon?

FluorescentLamp said...

Quick! To the PapMobile!

Anonymous said...

Kate Winslet is also in NYC. Maybe she's at the opening night, too.

Anonymous said...

new pics of jake in new york up at ihj

UltraViolet said...

Thanks, anon. Posted a couple on the front page. More here.

bobbyanna said...

Thanks, for posting them, UV. Jake looks "incognito" in these pics! :) :)

Xenia said...

Bless the Italians! Where are Rosa and Xenia - they should be very proud of their country's taste!

And I am proud, UV!:D
There are so little things we Italians can go proud of these days...

Thanks for the info and pics, girls. Love this blog.:)

agent_krycek said...

Quick! To the PapMobile!

We should soooo have a PapMobile - we could stalk Jake AND solve crimes at the same time! Multi tasking at its greatest. Although I'm not driving, I'm a rubbish driver - I'll make the tea, or something

paula said...

Making #52 on that Forbes list is great fo Jake, very impressive. like several have said here already, his last few movies have not been hits, can't wait until Brothers is released.

I knew he was on his way to NY when we saw those pics, he is trying his best to go incognito, LOL!!!

I actually like him in that cap, it suits him.

chica said...

What beautiful pictures to wake up too, thanks!! I really like this look on him, he really is trying hard to avoid the paps in these pictures.

Looks like the meat packing district, the paps are always hanging around there. Maggie and Peter's play opens tonight,I don't have tickets but I may stop by the theater tonight to see Mr. G!!

sag actor said...

With Kate at #51, not a bad position at all. He is even ahead of Halle Berry and Jennifer Aniston!

I just don't get the deal with Shia at all.

Jake looks like he can't get away from the NY paps fast enough!

extra said...

And just in time for Valentines day, this is cute:

http://www.astrocrack.com/?p=2515

Is that suppose to be the ranch in Ojai?

FluorescentLamp said...

Is that suppose to be the ranch in Ojai?

LOL, I think it's Rhett and Scarlett in front of Tara. Very funny, if not poorly done, photoshop.

lawgoddess said...

Jake looks hot in the New pictures, but I hope he's careful in the traffic (he knows how I worry!)

Monica said...

Good night, babblers!

I am in love with this look! So sexy!:):):)
Thank's for all links and pictures!

UltraViolet said...

Hi Monica! And everyone :)

What we were hoping for: Jake at Uncle Vanya after-party.

New post soon :)

UltraViolet said...

I'm up alone babbling, and god forgive me. But there are some horrific pictures of Maggie and Peter in that set!

JoeAnn said...

Thanks for the heads-ups, UV. I agree some of those pics are less than flattering . . . and I'm talking about Jake. Gads, I hate this fascination he's indulging in with the endless parade of hats. Bleck. He looks like he should be delivering newspapers. Still, it's nice to see him supporting his sister and BIL on their opening night. Seems like it's been ages since we've seen Jake and Maggie pictured together.

Have there been any reviews of Maggie and Peter's performances yet?

UltraViolet said...

New post with a link to some reviews, JoeAnn. I have to disagree, though. I don't mind Jake's hats, really. And I think he looks good.

Not crazy about the shirt, but he seems to like it. I think it's the same one he wore in those London Thanksgiving pictures.