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Barbara Walters Names Seth MacFarlane One Of 2012's Most Fascinating People
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Barbara Walters Names Seth MacFarlane One Of 2012's Most Fascinating People

Nov 20 2012, 2:00am CST | by

Quite an accomplishment

How many times does a kid studying animation at an art school grow up to be one of the highest paid figures in Hollywood? How often does someone turn a little college project into a media empire...

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Barbara Walters Names Seth MacFarlane One Of 2012's Most Fascinating People

Nov 20 2012, 2:00am CST | by

Quite an accomplishment

How many times does a kid studying animation at an art school grow up to be one of the highest paid figures in Hollywood? How often does someone turn a little college project into a media empire with three prime-time network TV shows? We're gonna take a stab in the dark and go with...one time in all of history.

That is the description of one Seth MacFarlane, and why Barbara Walters has included him in her annual list of "The Most Fascinating People." He was the only one from the world of television to be chosen for the honor. Of course, the relevance of Barbara Walters's opinions could arguably be more and more questionable as the years go by and she becomes less of a respected news anchor and more of an old gabby woman, but some still value her thoughts as much as they do the choice for Time Magazine's Person of the Year.

Among the other mentions from Walters are pop boy band sensation One Direction, gymnastic Olympian Gabby Douglas, "50 Shades of Grey" author E.L. James, and actor-director Ben Affleck. In the world of politics, Hilary Clinton was chosen alongside outspoken New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

MacFarlane was chosen as he approaches what is potentially the apex of his career, with Family Guy just hitting 200 episodes, and American Dad and The Cleveland Show still slotted in Fox's primetime lineup.

In addition, he will be hosting the Oscar Awards ceremony. He also recently appeared on Saturday Night Live. All of these are almost unheard of accomplishments for someone who became famous by working behind-the-scenes, not on camera.

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