This year's cover boy, who will next star in the 2012 thriller "The Woman in Black," wrapped up the beloved and successful "Harry Potter" franchise before becoming the toast of Broadway in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Proving himself a worthy candidate for the prize, Radcliffe just made Forbes' list of bankable box-office stars.
Radcliffe is joined by Adele, the cast of "Bridesmaids," Hugh Jackman, "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Viola Davis and "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin in EW's annual issue, which hits newsstands December 9.
Radcliffe — who was also chosen as the actor MTV News was most thankful for in 2011 — opened up to us earlier this fall about his ever-evolving career.
"It's been a great first year away from 'Potter,' " he said. "It's been very successful. I've done some work I'm really proud of in that time, particularly onstage in 'How to Succeed.' Just the process of doing it and doing it and doing it, I've got so much better, I think, during the run, as is the way it should be. It's been a great year, but I think next year is the big one for me. 'The Woman in Black' is coming out, and I've also got a couple other things I'll be doing. The next two or three years are going to be pretty important, I think, and if  is not a breakout year, it's a breakaway year."
In the issue, the Entertainment Weekly honorees are toasted by some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Julia Roberts, Amy Poehler, Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock. "I went and saw 'The Book of Mormon' on Broadway, and was so offended I peed my pants twice," Bullock writes about Stone and Parker in the issue. "Maybe three times. I lost count I was so offended."
Poehler offers up her take on "Game of Thrones" author Martin: "[He] is such a great writer that it makes people angry. Tyrion the Imp has some of the best one-liners I have ever read from someone about to die. Did I mention a lot of people die?"
Taylor Swift was the mag's 2010 Entertainer of the Year.
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