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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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    age 84 Film Auteur/All Around Talent

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    age 64 Comedic Actor.

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    age 57 Dramatic Film Actor.

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    age 72 Film Director.

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    age 84 Businessman.

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    age 44 Comedic TV Producer.

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    age 81 Country Singer/Songwriter.

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    age 73 Songwriter.

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    age 65 Rock Performer.

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    age 49 Stand-up Comedian.

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    age 70 Announcer.

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    age 67 Diplomat.

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    age 67 Talk Show Host.

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    age 84 Jazz Musician.

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    age 60 Radio Personality.

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    age 81 Writer of Prose.

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    age 54 Boxing Trainer

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    age 61 Political Columnist, Economist.

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    age 79 Biographer

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    age 54 Writer of Nonfiction, Current Events.

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    age 55 Historical and SciFi Novelist.

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    Phish Jamband.

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