Who Are the Most Influential Men in Hollywood?

by Antoinette Bueno 7:00 AM PDT, October 10, 2012
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Move over Brad and George -- according to's annual Top 49 Most Influential Men list, the old guard is on its way out when it comes to holding the most sway in Hollywood.

Determined by more than 500,000 votes, the Influential Men list asks's readers to determine which male figures have made the biggest impact and, ultimately, shaped what it means to be a man of influence in 2012. The list contains fictional characters as well, including James Bond, who surprisingly came in at number one as well as the moody Christian Grey of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, who came in at number 13.

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George Clooney and Brad Pitt surprisingly didn't make the cut this year, seemingly replaced by younger actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ryan Gosling, who came in at number five and number 10 respectively.

Other notable figures include Kanye West (number 31), who's now the only man to make the Top 49 all seven years in a row, and his frequent collaborator Jay-Z, who ranked much higher than him this year, coming in at number 22.

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Click here to see the complete roster of this year’s Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2012, including profiles of each honoree.