12. Larry David
In Larry David's uncivil, everything-falls-apart universe, the bad news comes first, so here it is: Curb Your Enthusiasm, television's leanest, meanest, and most original satire, probably won't deliver a ninth season until at least 2014. But there's good news, too: David's been at work on Clear History, an HBO movie in which he plays a ruined marketing exec plotting revenge on a former boss (played by John Hamm). David, who oversaw Seinfeld in the Nineties, lampooned himself in Curb throughout the '00s, and starred in Woody Allen's Whatever Works in 2009, is already stepping out from behind "Larry David." Now 65, he's the retirement-age anti-hero to watch.