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The Big Four

June 23, 1996|Elaine Dutka

Here is a look at Hollywood's top talent agencies. Arrivals and departures date from July 1, 1995; client lists are not exhaustive.

CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY

Location: Beverly Hills

Founded: 1975

Management: Richard Lovett, president; Lee Gabler, Jack Rapke and Rick Nicita, co-chairmen.

Number of agents: 100

Long-term clients: Nicolas Cage, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Tom Cruise, Bette Midler, Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Barry Levinson, Demi Moore, Michael Crichton, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Robin Willams, Annette Bening, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Robert Zemeckis, Ron Howard, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Danny DeVito, Michael J. Fox, Ivan Reitman, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman.

Signings: Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Grant, Billy Crystal, Nick Nolte, Ellen Barkin, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Aniston, John Cleese, Bob Dylan, Timothy Hutton, Heather Locklear, David Copperfield.

Departures: Steven Seagal, Barbra Streisand, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Costner, Joel Schumacher, Geena Davis, Robert Downey Jr., Chevy Chase, Ray Liotta, John Singleton.

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INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE MANAGEMENT

Location: Beverly Hills

Founded: 1975

Management: Jeffrey Berg, chairman; Jim Wiatt, president.

Number of agents: More than 150 worldwide, about 90 in L.A.

Long-term clients: Julia Roberts, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, James L. Brooks, Meg Ryan, Adrian Lyne, Tim Robbins, Johnny Depp, Susan Sarandon, Dennis Quaid, Eddie Murphy, Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Nora Ephron, Neil Jordan.

Signings: Barbra Streisand, Liam Neeson, Steven Seagal, Chevy Chase, Billy Baldwin, Brett Butler, Angela Bassett, Michael Richards, Carl Franklin, Wayne Wang.

Departures: Nick Nolte, Jean-Claude Van Damme.

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WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY

Location: Beverly Hills

Founded: 1898

Management: Norman Brokaw, chairman and CEO; Jerry Katzman, president.

Number of agents: 200 worldwide, 100 in L.A.

Long-term clients: Bruce Willis, Clint Eastwood, Candice Bergen, Roseanne, Bill Cosby, Quentin Tarantino, John Travolta, Tom Arnold, Sean Penn, Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, George Clooney, Bruce Beresford, Walter Hill, Joe Eszterhas, Kevin Reynolds, Charlie Sheen, Whitney Houston, Mira Sorvino, Kevin Spacey.

Signings: Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Alec Baldwin, Ellen DeGeneres, Roland Joffe, Geena Davis, Forest Whitaker, Christopher Darden, Marcia Clark, William Hurt.

Departures: Denis Leary, Tim Hutton, Heather Locklear, Bob Dylan, Matthew McConaughey.

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UNITED TALENT AGENCY

Location: Beverly Hills

Founded: 1991

Management: Marty Bauer and Jim Berkus, co-chairmen.

Number of agents: 45

Long-term clients: Jim Carrey, Sandra Bullock, Lawrence Kasdan, Treat Williams, Drew Barrymore, Paul Reiser, Patricia Arquette, writer Steven de Souza, Bill Pullman, James Caan.

Signings: Ben Stiller, John Singleton, Jean-Claude Van Damme, David O. Russell.

Departures: Ellen DeGeneres, writer David Koepp, Conan O'Brien, writer Larry David, director Barry Sonnenfeld, Pamela Lee, Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell.

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