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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, 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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2417 Points

Good for them both – I think Rupert doesn’t get enough credit – it’s like he’s Harry’s straight man all the time – al ot of the time I think he does a better job and is more believable.

Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on March 11, 2009, 03:58 PM report to moderator
604 Points


Posted by Crown Victoria [WBM] on March 11, 2009, 04:18 PM report to moderator
322 Points

Congrats to them! They are both truly amazing actors and people!

Posted by PineappleCrush on March 11, 2009, 04:22 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

Congrats to all of them on making the list. I think that all of the actors and actresses included will continue to see success in Hollywood for many years to come.

Posted by Kirk on March 11, 2009, 04:25 PM report to moderator
288 Points

Congratulations all around. I love all three of them to pieces!

Posted by Fereverto on March 11, 2009, 04:47 PM report to moderator
1067 Points

My first reaction was sad that Rupert seems to always get neglected and then I read the comments about the whole teen thing. After I read the list, I was extra happy that Dan was above Miley Cyrus. That made my day! yay Dan! We love you! :)

Posted by eiVega on March 11, 2009, 04:59 PM report to moderator
2611 Points

That’s great and I hope to see them in more films soon!

Posted by Taylor Potter ~★ROAR★~ on March 11, 2009, 05:00 PM report to moderator
1102 Points


Posted by sleepyhead on March 11, 2009, 05:12 PM report to moderator
307 Points

Rupert’s in his twenties. This was based on 19 and younger. Calm down ppl!

Posted by Alex Robbin on March 11, 2009, 05:29 PM report to moderator

Congratulation!! to Dan (non of the other teens have done anything like Equus)as soon as he finishes his HP work I’m SO looking forward to what he is doing NEXT and Emma, I think she will act and go to school.
I agree with Cedrella Weasley that Freddie Highmore should have been above Emma for ALL his career choices,and accomplishments,but the fact that HP is the biggest Franchise in films probubly was the desiding factor.

As someone has pointed out,and justly so, Rupert is 20 and not part of
the teen catagory.

Posted by Jeannine on March 11, 2009, 06:03 PM report to moderator

The only thing that upset’s me about the list is Miley Cyrus.
What else has she done to show her diversity??as an actor??

Posted by Jeannine on March 11, 2009, 06:05 PM report to moderator
510 Points

Congrats to Dan and Emma! Thank god they’re ahead of that moron Miley Cyrus and the Twilight kids. I’m so sick of them. There are four things in the media that are like nails on a chalkboard to me everytime I hear them. Miley Cyrus, Twilight, The Jonas Brothers, and High School Musical. In no particular order because they all make me cringe equally. Sooo over the world being run by 7-12 yr old girls who’s sole reason for their interest in something is that the boy in it is “like so totally cute!”. Actual talent is almost never a factor. I could go on forever on that subject, but its way off topic so rant over. Yay Dan and Emma!

Posted by bella vita on March 11, 2009, 06:06 PM report to moderator
510 Points

My thoughts exactly Jeannine!

Posted by bella vita on March 11, 2009, 06:08 PM report to moderator

Why is there always ‘what about Rupert’ in the comments? He’s over 19 so doesn’t qualify for this list!

Posted by anne1 on March 11, 2009, 06:22 PM report to moderator
7524 Points

Congrats to Dan and Emma!

Posted by Bradyboy on March 11, 2009, 06:31 PM report to moderator
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