Power Lawyers: THR Unveils America's Top 100 Entertainment Attorneys
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Why he matters: Goodman’s client roster includes Christian Bale and an enviable cadre of directors, including Paul Greengrass, who is in theaters in the fall with the Somali pirates drama Captain Phillips, and Darren Aronofsky, who is shooting the Bible epic Noah for Paramount. Goodman arranged the deal for Eli Roth’s original Netflix series Hemlock Grove as well as the pact for Duncan Jones to direct World of Warcraft for Legendary.
Big deal: Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained has earned more than $421 million at the worldwide box office, mark- ing the auteur’s biggest film to date. And it won the original screenplay Oscar. “It was a big high,” says Goodman, who attended the Academy Awards. “On paper, it was a risky film that ended up working on a lot of levels.”Click here to read THR's complete Power Lawyers list.