TOM HANKS: HOLLYWOOD'S HOTTEST CELEB
TOM HANKS: HOLLYWOOD'S HOTTEST CELEB (EMBARGOED UNTIL 12 P.M. EDT)
HOLLYWOOD (Wireless Flash) -- Tom Hanks now has a good reason to smile -- and to ask for more money for his next film. According to a new survey by the "Hollywood Reporter", the box office draw of "Saving Private Ryan" and "You've Got Mail" have made Hanks "Hollywood's Most Powerful Actor." Mel Gibson is No. 2 on the "Most Powerful" list, followed by Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, Jim Carrey and Leonardo DiCaprio. Hollywood's "Most Powerful Actress" is Julia Roberts, followed by Meg Ryan and Jodie Foster, and insiders predict that "Entrapment" star Catherine Zeta-Jones could make the Top Ten next year. Meanwhile, action stars Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Sylvester Stallone all experienced steep drops in popularity that could be the death knell for action flicks.
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