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Ben Affleck and One Direction are some of Walters' Most Fascinating People of 2012

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Actor-director Ben Affleck and pop stars One Direction are among the Most Fascinating People of 2012, according to Barbara Walters.

The "Argo" filmmaker and the U.K. boyband feature on Walters' annual list of the top 10 most intriguing public figures of the year, alongside "Family Guy" creator and 2013 Oscars host Seth MacFarlane and E.L. James, the author of steamy hit novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." Also selected are gymnast Gabby Douglas and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 

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The number one person of note will be unveiled during the TV special "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012" on Dec. 12.

Last year, Walters celebrated the likes of singer Katy Perry, real estate mogul Donald Trump, and "Modern Family" stars Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

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