The Best At What They Do People

The Best At What They Do

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List Criteria: Currently active at What They Do (which is what you are voting on). OK if not at their peak as long as they haven't become hacks.

I give Maximum Respect to all on this list. Each is, IMHO, the best alive at What They Do. The list reflects my personal hobbies and interests and is certainly nowhere near comprehensive. Note: at present, this list is almost all Americans. As it grows, that will change, though it will likely always slant towards the U S of A for a number of different reasons, which I may elucidate on at some point.
List is not ranked by any particular metric - when I think of someone to add I just stick them at the bottom. I've turned on the VoteRank feature to let anyone vote on it and have it rerank once there are a decent amount of votes - but everyone on the list belongs.
<br>Updates: since the list was built I have sadly had to remove two people (Steve Jobs, Elmore Leonard) due to their passings. I also removed Aaron Sorkin as "writer of cinematic dialogue" due to the pompousness of his The Newsroom.
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    age 53 Political Satirist.

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    age 85 Film Auteur/All Around Talent

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    age 65 Comedic Actor.

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    age 58 Dramatic Film Actor.

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    age 73 Film Director.

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    age 85 Businessman.

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    age 45 Comedic TV Producer.

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    age 82 Country Singer/Songwriter.

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    age 74 Songwriter.

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    age 66 Rock Performer.

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    age 50 Stand-up Comedian.

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    age 68 Talk Show Host.

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    age 71 Announcer.

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    age 68 Diplomat.

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    age 85 Jazz Musician.

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    age 61 Radio Personality.

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    age 82 Writer of Prose.

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    age 55 Boxing Trainer

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    age 62 Political Columnist, Economist.

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    age 80 Biographer

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    age 55 Writer of Nonfiction, Current Events.

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    age 56 Historical and SciFi Novelist.

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    Jamband.

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