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Michael Moore voted ‘least intriguing’

Halle Berry, Michael Eisner, M. Night Shyamalan, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson rank 2 through 5
/ Source: Reuters

Director Michael Moore, whose anti-Iraq war film “Fahrenheit 9/11” touched off a firestorm of controversy, topped an annual list Monday of Hollywood’s least-intriguing celebrities.

The outspoken documentarian, who seemed to be everywhere during the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign, urging defeat of President Bush, ranks No. 1 on this year’s “Frigid 50” published by online movie magazine

The Web site, known for an anti-establishment take on the entertainment industry, said its list names the stars it found to be the “least-inspiring, least-intriguing people in Hollywood.”

Ranked No. 2 was actress Halle Berry, who followed up her Oscar-winning turn in “Monster’s Ball” with less critically lauded roles in such films as “Gothica” and “Catwoman.”

“The Frigid 50 ice pack have left audiences cold with their overbearing personalities, poor career choices and chronic inability to stop making fools of themselves,” the site said.

Moore qualified because of what the editors saw as an oversized ego. “Message to Michael: Remember, it’s not always about you. Lose the chip on your shoulder,” the editors said.

“Fahrenheit 9/11,” hailed by Democrats for its scathing critique of Bush and the U.S.-led war in Iraq but condemned by Republicans as a distorted piece of propaganda, grossed nearly $120 million at the U.S. box office, a record for a political documentary. Moore has said he plans to make a sequel before the next election.

Walt Disney Co. chief executive Michael Eisner was ranked No. 3 on the list, which cited this year’s revolt by dissident shareholders, a hostile takeover bid by Comcast, public spats with Pixar and Miramax and a string of such flops as “Home on the Range, “The Alamo” and “Hidalgo.”

He was followed at No. 4 by director M. Night Shyamalan whose latest thriller, “The Village” and its “surprise ending” were widely seen as falling far short of the pre-release hype.

Comic actors and frequent co-stars Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson were jointly listed at No. 5 for their appearances in a recent string of “mass-produced mediocrity.”