Power Lawyers 2011
When Warren isn't kayaking seven miles a day past orcas near his getaway in the San Juan Islands, he's putting together whale-sized deals for such superstar clients as Leonardo Di Caprio and Tobey Maguire (The Great Gatsby), Drew Barrymore (she'll produce and direct both Heist Society and How to Be Single) and Charlize Theron (Snow White and the Huntsman). "I feel I'm part of motion picture history with them," he says. With an unrivaled list of actors and writers (add scribes Stephen Gaghan and Akiva Goldsman), he's just as passionate about such up-and-comers as Jessica Chastain (he signed her to seven movies this year alone) and Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games). Warren says his philosophy is to become integral to his clients' lives, often having them over for dinner parties, where he plays the piano while they sing. When that includes three Glee castmembers crooning Beatles tunes, maybe he should be paying them.