David E. Kelley: EW's 1999 Power List

Writer/Producer: David E.Kelley
Age: 43

As if the Michelle Pfeiffer thing weren't envy-inducing enough, his twin Emmys for Best Drama ("The Practice") and Comedy ("Ally McBeal") cement his status as the '90s' most influential TV producer. Currently involved in some capacity in "five" network series, including "Chicago Hope" and ratings surprise "Snoops" -- the best sign yet of Kelley's critic-proof status.

Fans rejected film forays "Lake Placid" and "Mystery, Alaska." And what's with the lesbian thing?

Vocal. When he disagreed with a review of "Ally," he personally faxed the critic.