Our 2010 Haute 100 Los Angeles details the accomplishments of the most influential people in the city. See below the group of entertainers who made the list this year.
What Makes Her Haute: Six years after Friends’ series finale, Jennifer Aniston is still one of the hottest and Hautest actors in Hollywood, earning $27 million last year, according to Forbes. In 2005, Aniston became the first-ever GQ Woman of the Year. She has appeared on People’s annual list of “The Most Beautiful” every year since 1995.
Company: Smokehouse Productions
What Makes Him Haute: Everything. He’s been Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor for as long as we can remember, but the superstar is known not only for his dashing good looks and acting abilities, but also for his social and liberal political activism, which rewarded him the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Clooney’s latest movie, The American, has just recently topped the box office.
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
Company: Cruise/Wagner Productions
What Makes Them Haute: He is a prolific actor, one of the world’s most powerful celebrities, and an accomplished producer who has greenlight authority at United Artists. She has appeared in The Ice Storm, Batman Begins, Mad Money, and her latest film, The Romantics. She was also the face of the Spring 2009 ad campaign for Miu Miu. Together, they bring in $33.5 million, according to Forbes.
What Makes Him Haute: When it comes to films, this talented actor sure knows how to pick them, or rather, they pick him. DiCaprio went from America’s heartthrob to America’s smartest and most versatile actor, starring in Shutter Island and Inception this year—two movies we still can’t stop talking about.
Robert Downey, Jr
What Makes Him Haute: He’s known as Hollywood’s comeback kid, stemming from several major career comebacks. In particular, he made a comeback in 2008 with an Oscar-nominated performance in Tropic Thunderand playing Tony Stark in Iron Man, which he reprised in Iron Man 2 earlier this year. He reportedly ranked in around $33 million in 2010 with upcoming flicks like the Sherlock Holmes sequel and Due Date.
Company: DASH Store
What Makes Them Haute: Entrepreneurs, television personalities, models, and socialites, the Kardashians are a celebrity self-branding success story. The fifth season premiere of E!’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians boasted record ratings for the network, averaging nearly 4.7 million total viewers. And recently, the Kardashian clan plus Bruce Jenner received the honorable key to the city from Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad.
Company: CBS Corporation
What Makes Him Haute: Whether you know him as astronaut Garrett Breedlove, Randle Patrick McMurphy, Colonel Nathan R. Jessep, The Joker, or OCD Melvin Udall, Nicholson is a Hollywood icon. The legendary actor has been working in Hollywood for more than forty years and has created an impressive resume of films and awards. His next film, How Do You Know, co-starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, and Owen Wilson, is scheduled for release this December.
Company: Ryan Seacrest Productions
What Makes Him Haute: Juggling multiple gigs, Seacrest may be the busiest man in Hollywood. He hosts and/or produces the syndicated On Air with Ryan Seacrest, the American Top 40 radio show, E! News, and American Idol.At his own production company, he’s delivered reality T.V. hits like Keeping Up with the Kardashians andJamie’s American Food Revolution.
What Makes Him Haute: Long gone are the days of Marky Mark. Today, he is co-executive producer for the HBO television series Entourage, which is in its seventh season, and the buzzed about Boardwalk Empire, a TV series set in Atlantic City during Prohibition. The Other Guys, which launched in early August, is Walhberg’s first comedy, not counting his stint with Andy Sandberg on Saturday Night Live this past season.
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