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 More
    Political Satirist.
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    1930 More
    Film Auteur/All Around Talent
  3. 3
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    Down 133
    1950 More
    Comedic Actor.
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    1957 More
    Dramatic Film Actor.
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    1942 More
    Film Director.
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    1930 More
    Businessman.
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    Up 305
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    1970 More
    Comedic TV Producer.
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    Up 226
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    1933 More
    Country Singer/Songwriter.
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    Up 226
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    1941 More
    Songwriter.
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    1949 More
    Rock Performer.
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    1965 More
    Stand-up Comedian.
  12. 12
    Up 104
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    1944 More
    Announcer.
  13. 13
    Up 163
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    1947 More
    Talk Show Host.
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    1947 More
    Diplomat.
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    1930 More
    Jazz Musician.
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    1954 More
    Radio Personality.
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    1933 More
    Writer of Prose.
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    1960 More
    Boxing Trainer
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    1953 More
    Political Columnist, Economist.
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    1935 More
    Biographer
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    1960 More
    Writer of Nonfiction, Current Events.
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    1959 More
    Historical and SciFi Novelist.
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    Jamband.

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