Will Smith: Voted as top money-making actor of 2008
There is good news for the fans of Will Smith, the famous actor of United States. This star of famous films namely "Hancock" and "Seven Pounds”, was voted the top money-making movie star of the year 2008, thereby defeating Johnny Depp in a yearly poll. On Friday the result of the poll which involved movie theater owners and film buyers was released.
Details about the news of Will Smith were inferred from quite a number of sources. Forty year old actor Will Smith became the second African-American actor who has won the Quigley poll in its history of seventy six years. In the year 1968 Sidney Poitier was placed first after the success of the films namely "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and "In the Heat of the Night."
There are 3 newcomers on the 2008 list.”Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr, "Batman" star Christian Bale, and Shia LaBeouf, twenty two year-old actor in the film "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" came in second, third and fourth places respectively.
Apart from Will Smith, Anne Hathaway made her name in the film "The Princess Diaries" and is now a Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nominee for her character in the film "Rachel Getting Married", was named a star of tomorrow. She acted with Chris Pine, who made appearance in "Bottle Shock" and will play Captain Kirk in 2009's "Star Trek" movie.
Perennial winner Tom Cruise did not make the Top Ten for 2008 despite being voted No.1 for 7 times since the year 1983.
The Quigley Poll has been conducted every year since the year 1932 by the International Motion Picture Almanac’s publishers.