Web site: www.thumb.com
Description: Movie parodies starring thumbs, including Thumb Wars and Thumbtanic
Impact: Thumb Wars went prime time on UPN last May. Thumbtanic scored 15 million hits in 15 days, possibly thanks to its featured spot on an Earthlink commercial
Today: While writing films like Ace Ventura, Pet Detective and Patch Adams in his spare time, Oedekerk continues to expand his "thumb-nation" technology. Future projects include The Blair Thumb, Thumb Wrestling and the pop musical, Thumbs.
Geoff Williams has written for numerous publications, including Entrepreneur, Consumer Reports, LIFE and Entertainment Weekly. He also is the author of Living Well with Bad Credit.