Newsweek has named Will Smith the most powerful actor on the planet. Smith beat his buddy Tom Cruise and even Tom Hanks. How did Newsweek come up with the list? They spoke to studio chiefs and film producers anonymously.
The reason Smith was chosen was because of his huge box office success and his ability to reach out to any genre. The guy could be serious, funny, goofy, old, young. Name it Smith can conquer it!
Coming in at #2 was Johnny Depp followed by Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise at the #5 spot.