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Celebrities
  • Angelina Jolie

    “I’ve been really into Ayn Rand.”
    - Angelina Jolie

  • Rob Lowe

    Atlas Shrugged is the greatest motivator for the individual that I can imagine.”
    - Rob Lowe

  • Sandra Bullock

    “When somebody breaks out and completely shatters the mold, it’s inspiring.”
    - Sandra Bullock on The Fountainhead

  • Christina Ricci

    “My favorite book is The Fountainhead.”
    - Christina Ricci

  • Anne Hathaway

    "Mind-expanding."
    - Anne Hathaway on Atlas Shrugged

  • Eva Mendes

    "Self-confidence, rational, ambition, and lovability. Oh, and he has to be an Ayn Rand fan."
    -Eva Mendes, describing what she looks for in a man.

Movers & Shakers
  • Mark Cuban

    "It’s incredibly motivating to me."
    - Mark Cuban on The Fountainhead

  • Frank Miller

    "I was drawn again and again to . . . Atlas Shrugged."
    - Frank Miller, creator of Sin City, 300, and The Dark Knight Returns

  • Hugh Hefner

    "It had a profound effect on me."
    - Hugh Hefner, on The Fountainhead

  • Billy Beane

    "He's my favorite."
    - Billy Beane on Howard Roark

  • Billie Jean King

    "The book really turned me around, because, at the time, I was going through a bad period in tennis and thinking about quitting."
    - Billie Jean King on Atlas Shrugged

  • Adam Vinatieri

    "Atlas Shrugged"
    - Adam Vinatieri, champion Patriots and Colts kicker, sharing his favorite book

Thinkers
  • Anne Wortham

    "Ayn Rand helped me to understand human liberation in a deeper-than-political sense."
    - Sociology professor Anne Wortham

  • Bob Poole

    "After reading Atlas Shrugged I burned with a desire to change the world.
    - Bob Poole, founder, the Reason Foundation

  • Stephen Cox

    "Rand succeeded in changing the intellectual landscape."
    - Stephen Cox , professor of literature and director of the Humanities Program at the University of California, San Diego

  • Michelle Marder Kamhi

    "Reading the first four essays of The Romantic Manifesto was like a thunderbolt…"
    - Michelle Marder Kamhi, scholar and critic.

  • Chris Matthew Sciabarra

    "Rand's radicalism, though political in its implications, was more about the methodology of thinking."
    - Chris Matthew Sciabarra, a visiting scholar in the department of politics at New York University

  • Eric Mack

    "Rand's egoism and her endorsement of rights [are] two equal facets of the root idea that each individual is a moral end-in-himself."
    - Eric Mack, professor of philosophy at Tulane University

You
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Excerpted from "Celebrity Rand Fans"

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