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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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“Why are people going on about Rupert. It a list of actors 19 AND UNDER. RUPERT IS 20 YEARS OLD! He probably wouldn’t have made it into the top 10 considering his rating even if he was old enough. Happy to see Dan considered so highly by the industry insiders. It shows what an impact his career choices have made. I think Highmore should be higher up the list and Cyrus should be lower. I don’t think Emma should be so high up – but that’s just a personal opinion. If you look at the top 1400 listing of all ages, you can see that Dan is number 168, Emma is 456 and Rupert is 735. There’s quite a big difference in their placings on the overall list.”

Agree about he Rupert thing. Even if he was 19, he would still not make it to the top ten. And hey, he was included in the overall list. Just didn’t make it to the top ten. BUt with the industry placing more value on the likes of Miley, you can expect lists like this anytime. It’s just good that Dan is ahead of her. THey’re both names of brands but Dan has outgrown the HP persona and proven himself as an actor. Miley is just a brand name with little talent.

And about the ranking of the teens, I think it has something to do with the few teens who qualify for this list. That’s why Emma is high. Highmore has more accomplishment but he is not so popular as Emma. They considered the marketability of the actor, you know.

Posted by pensive on March 13, 2009, 12:06 AM report to moderator
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Congrats to Dan and Emma. Hope all three continue to do well when the HP series is completed.

Posted by Minerva McGonagall on March 13, 2009, 12:46 PM report to moderator
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Congratulations to both, but Rupert is valuable to! And Jo deserves everything she gets. She is truely amazing! xx

2963 Points

glad harry potter star (dan ) is no 1.

Posted by prof mewthree "squee" on March 16, 2009, 06:06 AM report to moderator

emma deserved to be no.1

Posted by neeraj_hedwig on May 06, 2009, 02:35 PM report to moderator
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