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Power Lawyers 2012

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    Talent
    David Fox
    David Fox
    Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox Light

    Fox's work for Jon Cryer resulted in the Two and a Half Men stalwart returning for the upcoming 10th season for just under $700,000 an episode -- or about $15 million. A die-hard surfer and Los Angeles Dodgers fan, he also closed deals for filmmakers Gavin Hood (Wolverine) to write and direct Summit's Ender's Game and Christopher McQuarrie to tackle Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher.

    Most satisfying career moment Fox repped Saw filmmakers James Wan and Leigh Whannell when they arrived from Australia with a hot script. "We had a lot of traditional offers from traditional buyers, and we had one crazy offer from an independent. I convinced these kids to bet on themselves, and instead of taking upfront fees, they took a significant piece of the gross backend, and Saw went on to become one of the most successful independent films in history."

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