Power Lawyers 2012
Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Paul Rudd, Jim Carrey: Klein boasts an all-star comic actor client list. Ferrell’s August comedy The Campaign already is generating heat, while Klein sealed the deal for Ferrell to star in Anchorman 2 for Paramount. Vaughn stars in Fox’s upcoming comedy The Watch as well as The Internship (based on Vaughn’s original idea), and Rudd is soon in theaters with This Is 40. Samuel L. Jackson, the odd non-comedy client, is riding high with the $1.4 billion-grossing The Avengers.
➻ Résumé highlight In 2007, Carrey was one of the first top stars to significantly reduce his upfront fee on Yes Man in exchange for a big slice of profits. Today the practice is the norm.