THR's Women in Entertainment 2012: Power 100
While some of the 2012 movies Watts shepherded failed to catch on in 2012, including Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, The Watch and The Three Stooges, others were solid: Prometheus was a good performer, while Chronicle turned out to be a diamond in the rough. Watts, 42, stands to have a big 2013 with The Internship, The Wolverine and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, among other titles.
Moment I knew I wanted to work in the business: When Tom Cruise said, "Sometimes you have to say, 'What the f--' "in Risky Business.
Who gave me my first big break: Oliver Stone, who hired me as a production assistant.
Toughest decision I had to make this year: Figuring out which director to hand the next Planet of the Apes movie to. I think we killed it with Matt Reeves.
When I leave work each day, I can't wait to: Get in bed and read stories to my three kids.
Favorite way to unwind on the weekend: Mountain biking.
Can't get through my workday without: Calling my husband.
Most surprising song on my iPod: "Back in Black" by AC/DC.
Best advice I've ever gotten: On becoming a studio executive, "Do it on your own terms."
When my relatives are confused about what I do, I tell them: So am I.
Proudest accomplishment this year: Finally getting X-Men: Days of Future Past up and running.
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