22 Secret Geniuses Behind Iconic Pop Culture

There are no lizard people, or illuminati, or aliens disguising themselves as human beings that secretly run this planet. But there are a handful of individuals who are responsible for shaping all of pop culture.

With the help of our readers, below you'll find pretty much everyone who is responsible for everything we love (and hate) about pop culture today.

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Entry by JadeCampbell

CRACKEDCON Google Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite Dennis Hwang was just an intern at Google when he was asked to doodle around the logo for Bastille Day

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Entry by Scott Laffey

All of these films MFL InsON BAMY SLOVER COYOTE TUGLY: Hok mowoe WHOOPI DUSTIN HOFFMAN SISR the IITIBELI wedding singer had their scripts polished by

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Entry by Vicki Veritas

MAX MARun ..wrote pretty much every pop song from the 90s. Martin's discography includes Britney's ...Baby One More Time, BSB's Quit Playin Games wi

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Entry by markburgle

CRAOKED A favourite American- CON Dream parable is Charles Darrow's creation of Monopoly, which he sold $160 $i90 BALE Brothers HecESry to Parker in 1

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Super producer and songwriter Lukasz Dr. Luke Gottwald has collaborated on dozens upon dozens of hits in the 21st century, including: ADIRE Last Fr

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Entry by Kevin King

Beth Mccarthy-Miller has established a career as a very prolific TV director. She has eight Emmy nominations and has directed episodes of 30 Rock, Com

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Even if you've never heard of The Wrecking Crew, you've almost certainly heard their music. Drummer Hal Blaine (famous for the opening of the Ronett

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Let somebody else do all the work and take all the credit. Oh boy have you done that. ONE VERY IMPORTANT BUT OVERLOOKED MAN WHO MADE THE DISNEYP FILMS

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Entry by Jose Canyusi

Introducing visual effects artist John Knoll, senior visual effects supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm's visual effects studio respons

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MEET JULIE STRAUSS-GABEL: THE EDITOR BEHIND JOHN GREEN'S COMMERCIAL SUCCESS IF I'VE MY DON'T NEVER WRITTEN A BOOK BooKS SUCK, WITHOUT NLIE. I WOULDN

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Entry by Kevin King

Pharrell Williams has had a successful career as a singer'performer, but many people don't know that he's written and produced some of the biggest hit

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CRACKED COM Dr. Andy Hildebrand is the genius behind the singing careers of everyone from Cher to the cast of 'Pitch Perfedt' In the 1990s, he invente

Chances are you know EIton John, who composes the music for all his sONgS. He's responsible for all those piano tunes. But who writes the lyrics? You

Neither the actors or writers of The Big Bang Theory know much about complex science, which is why they needed David Saltzberg, who is an actual scien

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Entry by Kevin King

It's a common misconception that Seth MacFarlane (creator of Family Guy) is involved with his other show American Dad. He provides the voice for two

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

In this picture you see the author responsible for the prose in 'The Great Gatsby', sitting next to the famous F. Scott Fitzgerald. That's right. Zeld

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Jimmy Collins was on Houdini's payroll as a stage manager and assistant for decades. Today he is also credited as the inventor of Houdini's effects an

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Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) StarWars (1977) IE IT BLEW UP IN A NOVIE, CHANGES ARE OSCAR-WINNING VFX WIZARD JOE VISKOCIL LIT THE FUSE- DURING A

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Entry by JadeCampbell

DARK PLANET OE APES SHADOWS BCUSH JOHNNY DEPI edward SCISSORHANDS GeWeDe ALce WopiND FF 200 TN Heepy Hollow THANEGIVING TRALLER Tim Burton is known fo

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Entry by gicusudoru

Susan Bennett is one of the most familiar voices WON you know. She recorded the raw material Sir''s speech is based on.

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Entry by Comunacho

CRACKEDCO ASAIt AVATAR GREEN LANTERN Demaoy BAIMAIN Dfsepls DDUy AE Casting and voice director Andrea Romano has set the tone in dozens of video games

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Entry by LordHumungous

If You like the films of ELAST PTATION CHRIST Martin Scorsese, you like DEPARTED the films of AI ROB Thelma Schoonmaker. She's edited every one of Sco

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