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|Forbs.com has listed Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones and Morgan Freeman among the top 10 celebrities most trusted in American.
Two-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks led the list followed by Rachael Ray, whose upcoming daily talk show will be co-produced by Harpo Productions, and Hollywood favorite Michael J. Fox.
Forbs.com said Winfrey listed No. 4 has a hand in everything. "In addition to having the highest-rated talk show in television history," the web site says, "Oprah has added a Broadway production and a satellite radio show to her empire. And while she was publicly panned when her Oprah's Book Club pick, James Frey's A Million Little Pieces, was found to be fabricated (her trust levels fell 8% on the index during that period), she has since regained our affection and our trust."
Coming in at No. 5 Forb.com says, "James Earl Jones boasts one of the most instantly recognizable voices in entertainment history--and a commanding presence to match."
Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington, No. 6 gained the web sites vote by never shying away from meaty roles, such as historical heavyweights like Malcolm X and Hurricane Carter. "The actor commands our attention--and respect--whether he's playing a corrupt cop in Training Day or a depressed detective in The Bone Collector," the web site says.
Finally Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman No. 9, has been delivering gravitas to the silver screen for several decades (which could explain why he was cast as God in Jim Carrey's 2003 film Bruce Almighty), according to the web site. Forbs.com adds Freeman was recognized by "his commanding roles in poignant films like The Shawshank Redemption and Million Dollar Baby, he has a face we have come to rely on."
Here is the Forbs.com list:
1. Tom Hanks
2. Rachael Ray
3. Michael J. F
4. Oprah Winfrey
5. James Earl Jones
6. Denzel Washington
7. Ty Pennington
8. Ron Howard
9. Morgan Freeman
10. Reese Witherspoon