Guinness Book names Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp as most powerful actors


MUMBAI: Capping off the first decade of the 21st century, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Daniel Radcliffe, and scores of other Hollywood A-listers are getting the red carpet treatment from Guinness World Records.

Some of the new records revealed in this year’s Guinness World Records 2010 edition include a top spot for one of the industry’s most bankable stars, Angelina Jolie, who claims the title as Most Powerful Actress. This is Jolie’s second year at the top spot, she held the title last year with her beau Brad Pitt. The tide has turned for Pitt though, with Johnny Depp reclaiming the title of Most Powerful Actor based on his most recent films including the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

"From wizards and superheroes to vampires and Vulcans, this was a fantastic decade for Hollywood and Guinness World Records was there to capture it all. If you want to get a glimpse beyond the tabloids to learn about your favorite celebs or happen to be a pop-culture trivia buff, this year’s book is the ultimate compendium of Hollywood facts and figures," said Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday.

Harry Potter has cast a spell on millions of fans and created magic for its stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson who continue to ride the meteoric success of the film franchise straight to the bank picking up Guinness World Records along the way. Radcliffe is the Highest-Grossing Actor of the Decade, raking in an average of $558 million per film. Watson, on the other hand, earned the record for Highest Average Box-Office Gross for an Actress. She has been in six movies that have grossed an average of $753.7 million each.

JJ Abram’s re-imagination of Star Trek made it into this year’s book as the Most Downloaded Movie Trailer (24 Hours) with 1.8 million downloads on in the first day and more than five million in its first five days of release. Twilight, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, has captured the hearts and wallets of millions while claiming the record for Highest-Grossing Movie By A Female Director.

Listed in this year’s Guinness World Records 2010 edition for the Most Razzie Nominations is Sylvester Stallone, who was nominated for the annual Golden Raspberry Worst in Film Awards a record 30 times (winning 10). For the Most Razzie Nominations In A Single Year, there’s something about Ben Stiller who received a record five in 2004 for Along Came Polly, Anchorman, Dodgeball, Envy and Starsky & Hutch.