Time Magazine just released their list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World the people they say, “inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world. Meet the breakouts, pioneers, moguls, leaders and icons who make up this year’s TIME 100.”
We scoured the list of for the celebrities amongst the politicians, educators, and business leaders and found five. An interesting five at that. There is the man who helps us wake up Today, there is the androgynous actress, the Help, the political satirist and a edgy comic.
Viola Davis 1 of 5Actress Viola Davis finally had her big hit in the form of the film The Help. A role that earned her an Oscar Nomination. She began her career on TV back in 1996 and is now at a point where she is unstoppable. The great Cecely Tyson wrote a lovely tribute to the actress which you can check out right here.
Louis C.K. 2 of 5A surprise on the list? Edgy comic Louis C.K. was honored for his show, live acts and his internet presence. Joan Rivers about his awesomeness which you can check out here.
Tilda Swinton 3 of 5Tilda Swinton has a subtle power. As Sally Potter says of her, "this conjuring of the quiet magnitude of human experience is what partly explains her magic." You can read more about what makes Swinton so intriguing right here.
Matt Lauer 4 of 5The Today Show's Matt Lauer was honored by the one and only Howard Stern, an off pairing for sure. Stern said of the reason for Lauer's longevity, "he was still the smartest, the strongest, the classiest." You can read more about what Stern said of Lauer right here.
Stephen Colbert 5 of 5Stephen Colbert was on the list as the "Provocateur," for his late night show deeply based in political satire. As Garry Trudeau writes, "Before every show, Stephen visits the green room and tells that evening's guest the same thing: "My character's an idiot. Your job is to set him straight."
He may play an "idiot" but he's an irresistible one at that. You can read all that Trudeau said of Colbert right here .
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