Best Music Videos: “Fly”, Sugar Ray (1997); “Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)”, The Offspring (1998); “All Star”, Smash Mouth (2000)
Best Movies: Charlie’s Angels (2000), We Are Marshall (2006)

Or, as the government likes to call him, Joseph McGinty Nichol—there, that definitely sounds better than his pretty-fly-for-a-white-guy stage name. His lame moniker might leave him susceptible to insulting barbs, and his last movie, Terminator Salvation, shit the bed, but McG is, as discomforting as it may feel, worthy of praise.

He’s a proven box office contender, a status triggered back when his first flick, 2000’s glossy Charlie’s Angels reinvention, opened with a $40 million intake and gave him, at the time, the highest opening weekend stat ever for a debut flick. In 2003, its sequel, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, raked in $259 million worldwide, and, beneath haters’ radars, he’s produced a gang of hit TV shows: The O.C., Supernatural, Chuck, and Nikita. He could easily tweak his nickname into McGreenbacks, cynics, and there’s not a damn thing any of us could do about it.