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The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s  

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List Rules Vote up the people who did the best job as hosts of SNL from 2000 through 2009.

Saturday Night Live went through some big changes in the 2000s - from the 9/11 attacks to the writers strike that shortened season 33 to some big cast shakeups mid-decade.  Even with several hosts returning multiple times there were almost 160 different hosts in the '00s. If you can't remember everybody who got to open the show, then refresh your memory with this list of the people who were hosts from 2000 through 2009, ranked from best SNL '00s hosts to worst SNL '00s hosts.

The 2000s saw over two dozen people return to host SNL, with Alec Baldwin again appearing the most times. Other celebrities, such as Ben Affleck and Dwayne Johnson appeared regularly as well, but none made quite the impression as Justin Timberlake's four appearances did, along with his Digital Shorts participation that made him such a frequent musical guest and host in the 2000s.

Just like the seasons and episodes themselves, the Saturday Night Live hosts of the 2000s range from great to grueling. Vote up the actors, musicians, and comedians who did the best job at hosting SNL in the '00s.

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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock
Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, the ...more
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Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
How I Met Your Mother, Starship Troopers, The Smurfs
Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, magician, singer, and television host. He is known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How ...more
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Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
Ant-Man, Role Models, I Love You
Paul Stephen Rudd is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He has primarily appeared in comedies, and is known for his roles in the films Clueless, Wet Hot American Summer, ...more
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Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
Mad Men, The Town, Shrek Forever After
Jonathan Daniel "Jon" Hamm is an American actor, director, and television producer. For much of the mid-1990s, Hamm lived in Los Angeles, making appearances in television series ...more
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Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
Donnie Darko, Charlie's Angels, Scream
Drew Blyth Barrymore is an American actress, model, producer, director and author. She is a descendant of the Barrymore family of well-known American stage and cinema actors, and is a ...more
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John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Chicago, Wreck-It Ralph
John Christopher Reilly is an American actor, singer, producer and screenwriter. Reilly is one of several actors whose careers were launched by Brian De Palma. To date, he has appeared in more ...more
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Mary-Kate Olsen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
Full House, Beastly, New York Minute
Mary-Kate Olsen is an American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman. She co-founded luxury fashion brands The Row, Elizabeth and James, and the more affordable lines ...more
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Lance Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, You, Me and Dupree
This person is an American former professional road racing cyclist. He previously held seven consecutive Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005, but was stripped of his titles in 2012 after a ...more
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Adrien Brody is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
The Pianist, The Grand Budapest Hotel, King Kong
Adrien Brody is an American actor. He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski's The Pianist, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at age 29, the ...more
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Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Shrek 2
José Antonio Domínguez Banderas, better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish actor, director, and producer. He began his acting career with a series of films by director Pedro ...more
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Catherine Zeta-Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
Chicago, The Terminal, Ocean's Twelve
Catherine Zeta-Jones CBE is a Welsh actress. She began her career on stage at an early age. After starring in a number of British and U.S. television films and small roles in films, which ...more
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Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
300, How to Train Your Dragon, Olympus Has Fallen
Gerard James Butler is a Scottish actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television. A trained lawyer, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as Mrs. ...more
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Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
X-Men: The Last Stand, Cloud Atlas, X-Men 2
Halle Maria Berry is an American actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in the romantic drama Monster's Ball, becoming the first ...more
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Hilary Swank is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
Boys Don't Cry, Insomnia, Million Dollar Baby
Hilary Ann Swank is an American actress and producer. She has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. Swank made her film debut in ...more
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Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn ...more
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Jaime Pressly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
My Name Is Earl, I Love You, Man
Jaime Elizabeth Pressly is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Joy Turner on the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards as well as a ...more
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Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
Donnie Darko, Nightcrawler, Zodiac
Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal is an American actor. The son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting at the age of ten. Following his ...more
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Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Poetic Justice, How High
Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate ...more
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Jeff Gordon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
Looney Tunes: Back in Action, NASCAR: The IMAX Experience, Steel Chariots
Jeff Gordon is an American professional stock car racing driver and an actor.
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Jennifer Garner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
Dallas Buyers Club, Alias, Juno
Jennifer Anne Garner (born April 17, 1972) is an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning American actress. She is best known for her role as CIA agent Sydney Bristow on TV's
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Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
Armageddon, Stand Up Guys, Young Guns II
John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, ...more
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Julia Stiles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
The Bourne Ultimatum, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Bourne Supremacy
Julia O'Hara Stiles is an American actress. She first gained prominence for her lead roles in teen films such as 10 Things I Hate About You, Down to You and Save the Last Dance. Her career ...more
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Kate Hudson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Almost Famous, The Skeleton Key
Kate Garry Hudson is an American actress. She rose to prominence in 2001 after winning a Golden Globe and receiving several nominations, including one for an Academy Award for Best Supporting ...more
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Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Revolutionary Road
Kate Elizabeth Winslet, CBE, is an English actress and singer. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards and a Grammy Award. She is the youngest person ...more
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Kirsten Dunst is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '00s
Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3
Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American-German actress, singer, model and director. She made her film debut in Woody Allen's short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories. At ...more