The Best At What They Do People
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The Best At What They Do

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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    1962 Political Satirist.

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    1930 Film Auteur/All Around Talent

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    1950 Comedic Actor.

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    1957 Dramatic Film Actor.

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    1942 Film Director.

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    1930 Businessman.

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    1970 Comedic TV Producer.

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    1933 Country Singer/Songwriter.

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    1941 Songwriter.

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    1949 Rock Performer.

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    1965 Stand-up Comedian.

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    1944 Announcer.

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    1947 Talk Show Host.

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    1947 Diplomat.

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    1930 Jazz Musician.

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    1954 Radio Personality.

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    1933 Writer of Prose.

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    1960 Boxing Trainer

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    1953 Political Columnist, Economist.

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    1935 Biographer

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    1960 Writer of Nonfiction, Current Events.

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    1959 Historical and SciFi Novelist.

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    new! Phish Jamband.

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