Super-powered celebrities: Power lists are a dime-a-dozen in Hollywood, but who pays attention to the super-powered?
Entertainment Weekly has one, Premiere magazine used to have one before it folded, even Newsweek got into the act this week by crowning Will Smith as the most powerful actor in Hollywood. Power lists are everywhere these days and the industry's soldiers pay quite a bit of their time jockeying for positions on them.
But can't anyone with access to box office receipts figure out who's got the muscle? What about those other kinds of powers? What about super powers? In the spirit of this summer's coming superhero blockbusters, we submit our own list of Hollywood's most super-powerful.
Toughest: Matt Damon
There's a difference between brute strength and toughness. The muscle guys got work in the '80s and early '90s. In the 2000s we like our screen heroes silent, but willing to take a few punches, even when it hurts a lot. Matt Damon doesn't say much because tough guys don’t have to. They don’t make a fuss. They stand there quietly -- and they smolder.
Now, 'The Bourne Identity' is at last ready to make its high-def debut on July 24, timed to help build buzz for the August 3 theatrical premiere of 'The Bourne Ultimatum,' the third entry in the smash spy series.
The HD DVD of 'Bourne Identity' will also coincide with a standard-def special edition box set of the first two 'Bourne' movies, which will hit stores on the July 24.
Universal has not yet divulged any specs for 'Bourne Identity' on HD DVD, but if their past history is any indication, we can expect it to be loaded with the same set of extras that graced the standard-def versions of the film.