The National Medal of Arts is the highest award a writer can get. Stephen King has won many awards but his movies have given him a large margin of awards. King has had many movie nominations. The Green mile for example has won or nominated King for thirty plus awards. This alone is very impressive for any writer, but King has almost been awarded for every movie that has been created from his books.
Fifty Shades of Grey. According to The Numbers (n.d.), the first installment grossed a total of about $571 million in North America and the other fifty-nine territories. The budget was $40 million. Fifty Shades of Grey became Universal's highest grossing R-rated international release (Lang, 2015) with the twelfth biggest worldwide box office champion. It also became the sixth R-rated film ever in history to cross the half-billion-dollar mark (Mendelson, 2015).
Here lies Paul Newman, who died a failure because his eyes turned brown” (Harmetz). However, Newman’s 1958 role in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof proved that he had the acting potential to match his looks (“Paul Newman Biography”). The film was MGM’s highest-grossing movie of the year, and Newman’s performance earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor (“Paul Newman.” Newsmakers). By 1970, Newman had accrued four more Oscar nominations. He was nominated for lead performances in The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), and Cool Hand Luke (1967) (Ebert).
You can make an argument for Kareem being called the best and not Jordan. Comparing these two great athletes’ achievements they both have six championships, but Kareem only has two final MVPs while Jordan has six. Jordan has five regular season MVPs, but Kareem has six. These two superstars go back and forth in some of their list of achievements, like either Kareem has more of this or Jordan has more of that. However, although Kareem could be considered the best he played twenty NBA seasons, which is five more than what Jordan played.
However, more important than the records and the victories, Jordan got a charm, class and a nice person image that made him bigger- much bigger- than basketball, and his name and face recognize immediately all over the globe. It seems everyone not just basketball man branch out into the motion picture industry and star in the animated movie, Space Jam, which is a huge box- office smash and ender him to even more fans worldwide. He was the country’s No.1 sports pitchman and earns an estimate $41 million annually for his endorsement deals, with such companies as Nike, Sara Lee, MCI/ World Com, Gatorade, upper Deck and Wilson Sporting Goods. He earned $16 million annually for sponsoring Nikes products, $5 million for Sara Lee, $4 million for MCI/ World Com and $3 million for pushing Gatorade and another $3 million for Upper Deck trading card Company, according to news reports. Michael Jordan Cologne the
He won thirteen Grammy Awards total for his famous albums, including eight Grammy Awards for Thriller alone (Harden 1 and Herbert 118 ). In fact, Michael’s Thriller album became the best selling album of all time! (Barnes 4). In 1984, he received a Walk of Fame Star on Hollywood Boulevard in response to his preposterous success as a superstar (Herbert 76). Selling over 750 million albums, it was hard to believe that anyone could top him and outdo his success; it was essentially impossible (Barnes 1).
Christopher Edward Nolan is an English film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is one of the highest-grossing directors in history, and among the most acclaimed and influential filmmakers of the 21st century. The acclaim garnered by his independent films gave Nolan the opportunity to make the mystery drama, The Prestige (2006). He found further popularity and critical success with The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012) and Inception (2010). His ten films have grossed over 4.7 billion U.S. dollars worldwide and was awarded a total of 34 Oscar nominations and ten wins.
Martin has also appeared on the big screen in Bad Boys, Bad Boys II and my personal favorites, Big Momma 's House in 2000 and Big Momma 's House 2 . Big Momma 's House grossed over $100 million. You So Crazy! went on to become one of the largest money making films in Martin 's career. During the time he was filming A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1995), Martin was really going through some troubling times.
Who 's ready for #MissionImpossible Rogue Nation? I can 't wait for you guys to see this film. pic.twitter.com/CLypdqJVyI — Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) June 25, 2015 Tom is one of the highest paid actors in the world and his net worth is estimated to $450 million according to Celebrity Net
Everyone knows the world’s greatest basketball player Michael Jordan also has one of the highest sold brands and apparels. Soon Jordan will be 50 years old, and even though he is out of the NBA the economic impact of his commercial success is still felt worldwide. In the early 1980s Jordan came into the NBA, back then athletes did not have their own brands, they were not a business, and endorsements were hard to come by, but Jordan changed all that (unsportsmanlike.ca). As noted in New York PRNewswire article on June 1st, they stated that the estimate sold was about $10 billion and counting (PRNewswire). The Jordan brand endorses companies like the NBA, Nike, and Air Jordan.