Two of the Smartest Men in Hollyweird

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Will Smith and Tyler Perry ranked in the top ten of Entertainment Weekly’s 50 Smartest People in Hollywood list.

1. Judd Apatow, director/writer/producer

2. Steven Spielberg, director/producer

3. James Cameron, director/producer

4. Ari Emanuel, partner of the Endeavor Agency

5. Will Smith, actor/producer

6. Meryl Streep, actor

7. Peter Rice, president of Fox Searchlight

8. Tyler Perry, actor/director/writer/producer

9. David Heyman, producer

10. John Knoll, visual-effects supervisor of Industrial Light & Magic

Click Here to view the list in its entirety.

Comments

  • LeeLee

    First time for a 1st, I just want to say Real recognize real, Yeah Tyler Perry, My Man

  • txshawty

    TYLAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH (tyler)! I love {in Madea voice} Tyler Perrysss, yes!lol

    AnD Will….keep me near the cross, Lawd. No comment.

  • RocCity

    Will, My Man….Tyler, my man.

    WTF did Meryl Steep do to be considered smart???? Only White people must be able to understand that one…..

  • blu majic

    cool! good to see some positive news!

  • Mahogany

    Only two writers in the top ten and Perry’s one of them.

    That’s a feat alone to me.

  • http://www.theblackactor.com/ Baby Please

    If you say nothing else about two, I believe this assessement is accurate.

    http://www.theblackactor.com

  • elle

    Meryl Streep should be on this list.

    She received her B.A. in Drama at Vassar College and earned a M.F.A. from Yale University.

    Very intelligent woman. One of my faorite actresses as well.

    Good for Will & Tyler not a bad list to be on at all.
    😉

  • elle

    opps: favorite

  • CCC

    good for them but why does the two black men on the list have that undercover brother secret uh hollywood

  • Bahama Mama

    just wondering tho’ what were the guidelines, I mean how did they judge? But nonetheless Congrats to them both…

  • DROCK

    BOTH R SMARTY & ZEZZZYYY!!!!!:)

  • Ms. Dee (#21 Fan Forever!!!)

    CCC

    good for them but why does the two black men on the list have that undercover brother secret uh hollywood

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    LMAO!!!!! Congrats to them though. At least they’re being recognized for something positive, and not a DWI, or DUI, etc… etc… etc…

  • hey

    what about Oprah Winfrey? she’s smart. recognize. how did Angelina Jolie beat out Sasha Baron Cohen? why is she even on the list? where’s Natalie Portman…you know the Harvard grad?

    the list is bogus, but good for Will and Tyler.

  • AND...

    elle

    Meryl Streep should be on this list.

    She received her B.A. in Drama at Vassar College and earned a M.F.A. from Yale University.

    Very intelligent woman. One of my faorite actresses as well.

    Good for Will & Tyler not a bad list to be on at all.

    ___________________________________________

    Meryl Streep is on the list. She’s number 6. They just put actor instead of actress. Congrats to Will and Tyler. These fools in the Obama at Apollo post are trying to say black youth have no positive role models, well I see two right here.

  • elle

    @ AND…

    hello my comment was for Roccity who didn’t understand why Meryl was on the list.

    But list like these always leave out so many other people as HEY pointed out

  • Jus Another Opinion

    I knew it would come down to this….well what do you mean (I’ll keep it to myself) on another site they have a pic of Usher and Tameka son he is a cutie he got his daddy nose, but still a cutie. The site that has it they don’t have 2 million viewers a day for nothing.

  • http://www.myspace.com/birdshu Bird

    What makes them smart? Did they have to take an aptitude test or something?

  • http://www.myspace.com/harlem_nocturne Robert!

    Will…YAY! Tyler…notsomuch. I’ve never really been a Tyler Perry fan, but that’s just me and my being sadiddy. Anyway…

    What the HELL does SMH mean? It’s KILLING ME!

  • txshawty

    Robert!….smh=shaking my head

  • txshawty

    lol @ Just Another saying the baby was born with Usher’s nose, but is still cute, nonetheless lol

  • Shay

    Good for Tyler….he’s really a smart man….congrats to Will also….

  • jazzyphile

    Some are posting regarding the persons level of education, i.e., degrees, etc. That’s not what they are ssying. I don’t believe Will Smith even went to college. Degrees have nothing to do with it. Here’s the criteria:

    Every person on the list had to be smart not just in general, but smart right now. They had to be leading the industry forward in some way, today.

    2) The list would be about the movie business only. (We’ll do a Smartest People in TV list, too, next year).

    3) The list would represent a broad range of intelligence in the movie business – not just the suits and the stars, but the composers and the costume designers, too.

    4) “Smart” could mean many things. It encompasses books smarts and street smarts, financial genius and emotional intelligence. We weren’t interested in IQ. What mattered was the originality of each person’s thinking and the reach of their ideas beyond the borders of their own careers.

    5) At 50 names, the list could not possibly include every smart person in Hollywood. Each person on this list needed to help paint a portrait of where movies are today and where they’re headed. Each person on this list tells a different story about the movie business today. They are all smart, certainly, but they also symbolize, collectively, Hollywood now.

    6) We ranked them first, and primarily, by their overall impact on the industry this year, and then factored in the influence of each person within their own profession. It allows for a diverse and surprising list, where a cinematographer (Emmanuel Lubezki) can take the #24 slot, while an Oscar winning director (Michael Moore) can come in below him at #27. It will also give you, we’re sure, plenty to argue with us about.

    In short, you need to be a “trailblazer” to make the list.

    Congrats Will and Tyler.

  • FOXYCLEOPATRA

    HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH EDUCATION U DWEEBS!

  • M-DADDY OAKLANDS FINEST

    Big ups to Will and Tyler. Much respect do your thing Black Men

  • Candace

    Meryl Streep is IT. Not only is she a brainiac, she can act her a$$ off. I guess “RocCity” is only concerned with what’s happening in his own zipcode – his intelligent comment backs that up (?). As for Tyler – YES, YES, YES!

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