The Best At What They Do People

The Best At What They Do

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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.

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.

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      1962 More
      Political Satirist.
    2. 2
      Up 380
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      1930 More
      Film Auteur/All Around Talent
    3. 3
      Up 344
      Down 129
      1950 More
      Comedic Actor.
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      Up 331
      Down 124
      1957 More
      Dramatic Film Actor.
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      Up 276
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      1942 More
      Film Director.
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      Up 266
      Down 140
      1930 More
      Businessman.
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      Up 294
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      1970 More
      Comedic TV Producer.
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      Up 219
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      1933 More
      Country Singer/Songwriter.
    9. 9
      Up 215
      Down 175
      1941 More
      Songwriter.
    10. 10
      Up 187
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      1949 More
      Rock Performer.
    11. 11
      Up 189
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      1965 More
      Stand-up Comedian.
    12. 12
      Up 102
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      1944 More
      Announcer.
    13. 13
      Up 159
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      1947 More
      Talk Show Host.
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      1947 More
      Diplomat.
    15. 15
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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.
    18. 18
      Up 48
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      1960 More
      Boxing Trainer
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      Up 46
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      1935 More
      Biographer
    20. 20
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      1953 More
      Political Columnist, Economist.
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      1960 More
      Writer of Nonfiction, Current Events.
    22. 22
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      1959 More
      Historical and SciFi Novelist.
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