Power Lawyers 2012
Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe, Jake Gyllenhaal: Hergott has handled perhaps more leading-men actor deals than anyone in town. The avid art collector brokered Crowe's pacts for the forthcoming Les Miserables, Noah and Winter's Tale while also hammering out Shane Black's deal to write and direct Iron Man 3 and shepherding producer Kathleen Kennedy's move into the co-chair slot at Lucasfilm. On the TV side, Hergott represents True Blood showrunner Alan Ball, who will leave the show after season five. "That's another big valedictory thing," says Hergott. "It has been a huge thing in Alan's creative and professional life for years."
➻ My first client "When I started doing this, [then-boss] Tom Pollock was so generous with me -- throwing clients at me and expecting me to sink or swim."