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Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson Make Forbes List of Hollywood's Most Valuable Young Stars

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Posted by: Edward
March 11, 2009, 02:39 PM

Forbes Magazine has published a new list detailing Hollywood's Most Valuable Young Stars, which feature actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger).  With a rating of 6.03 out of 10, Mr. Radcliffe comes in first on the Forbes list, which notes that his role in the play Equus, helped "get audiences 'to see him as something else, and that speaks to him as an actor.'"  The magazine goes on to say the following:

Daniel Radcliffe was plucked from relative obscurity to take on the Harry Potter role and has made the most of the opportunity. As Potter wraps up, he's clearly just beginning.
Emma Watson came in at number six on the list with a rating of 4.02 (out of 10).  The magazine says this of the actress:
As one-third of the main Harry Potter trio, Emma Watson has carved out her own notices for her work in the franchise. With the final installments nearing, Star Currency voters see a future for her on the big screen--if she's interested, that is. She heads to college in the fall.
The two Harry Potter actors join such other young talent as Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds), Freddie Highmore (The Spiderwick Chronicles), and Hayden Panettiere (NBC's Heroes) on the Forbes list.  The full list can be viewed via this link.

In addition to this, Forbes.com released yet another list of the World's Billionaires.  Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has been included on the list which writes the following:
World's richest author. Harry Potter author named highest-earning celebrity last year by Forbes, for taking home $300 million. Her seven books in the series about a teenage wizard and his school chums has sold 400 million copies worldwide. A box office blockbuster, the five Harry Potter films released so far have grossed more than any other motion picture franchise in history. Sixth film scheduled for release this summer. Sales of Potter-related products, of which she gets a cut, have been reported to be in excess of $15 billion. Says she won't write any more Harry Potter books but released wizard fairytale book Tales of Beedle the Bard, in December 2008; proceeds from that book will go to a children's charity. Her personal story is nearly as magical as the fiction she writes: Single mother living on welfare in a cold-water flat in Edinburgh, Scotland, Rowling completed her first story of the teenage wizard in 1997. A year later Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was published in the U.S. and became a children's literary sensation.
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1460 Points

great job..first comment!

Posted by phillip {ROAR!} on March 11, 2009, 02:41 PM report to moderator
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wow dan got first!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Posted by phillip {ROAR!} on March 11, 2009, 02:43 PM report to moderator
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I’m not suprised that Dan is top of the list, i mean, he’s the face of possible the biggest film franchise in the world. Good for Emma to come sixth but wat about Rupert? After from being part of the hp trio, he’s been in Driving Lessons as well as a supporting role in Thunderpants and of course Cherrybomb

Posted by StefanM94[WBM!] on March 11, 2009, 02:45 PM report to moderator
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is it odd to anyone else that Rob Pattinson or Kristen Stewart (or others) didn’t make the list, when that guy from terminator and star trek did? Those movies aren’t even out yet. Weird.

Posted by savingharry on March 11, 2009, 02:47 PM report to moderator
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What do lists like these mean anyway?
In the"Young Stars" Dan and Emma are in the top ten.
In the “Global Ranking” it´s different:
126 Emma Thompson 6.67
168 Dan Radcliffe 6.03
456 Emma Watson 4.02
735 Rupert Grint 3.00
What do lists like these mean anyway?

Posted by Fonty on March 11, 2009, 02:55 PM report to moderator
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At first look I too was outraged that Rupert wasn’t included, they seem to leave him off a lot of lists that Emma and Dan get included on… but after a deep breath and a reread it appears that its a teen list and no one over the age of 19 appears on it… and Rupert is 20. I do wish to express my dismay at her ranking above Freddie Highmore who has not only had starring roles but also a diversity of roles.

Posted by Cedrella Weasley on March 11, 2009, 02:59 PM report to moderator
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That’s great for them ! But isn’t it weird Rupert Grint isn’t on the list ? He’s been in more other movies than the other two, and I myself like him better as an actor …

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2224 Points

Great job! I can’t wait to see some of their new stuff. I wonder why Rupert wasn’t on the list? I believe he is a really good actor, especially, when it comes to being funny. He’s a natural.

Posted by on March 11, 2009, 03:05 PM report to moderator
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See my post above, Rupert was on the list. Just not the teen list, as he is no teenager anymore.

Posted by Fonty on March 11, 2009, 03:08 PM report to moderator
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3846 Points

Im so happy that Dan got first! =D HP cast members should be on every list!

Posted by AbiDumbledore on March 11, 2009, 03:09 PM report to moderator
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9765 Points

Naturally.

Posted by maera-kyrie on March 11, 2009, 03:11 PM report to moderator
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2235 Points

Congrats to dan for toppin the list. . . . n to emma for 6th. . . . . Hope they start doin other project after finishin uni. . . . :)

Posted by Sidish_black6 [WBM] on March 11, 2009, 03:22 PM report to moderator
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congrats! they are indeed very valuable. but Rupert is too!

Posted by Matea on March 11, 2009, 03:37 PM report to moderator
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Congratulations to Dan and Emma and Rupert. I forget that he’s already in his twenties.

Posted by spicefan78 OoM1 {ROAR!} on March 11, 2009, 03:50 PM report to moderator
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harry potter beat hannah montana!!!

win!

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