TIME 100 2018

by yrnej | created - 11 months ago | updated - 11 months ago | Public

The TIME 100 is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world assembled by the American news magazine Time. First published in 1999 as the result of a debate among American academics, politicians and journalists, the list is now an annual event and the recipients are divided into five categories: pioneers, artists, leaders, titans and icons. Although appearing on the list is often seen as an honor, Time makes it clear that entrants are recognized for changing the world, regardless of the consequences of their actions.

Of the TV- and movie-related people on the 2018 list, who do you think has been the most influential?

Discuss the list here

* Text for each recipient is an excerpt from their entry in the issue

1. Roseanne Barr

Producer | Roseanne

Firebrand Roseanne Barr has long been one of America's funniest and most controversial comedians.

She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Helen (Davis), a cashier and bookkeeper, and Jerome Hershel "Jerry" Barr, a salesman. Her family was Jewish, and had moved to the U.S. from Russia, Lithuania, ...

Artist: I know what it’s like to be like Roseanne. She is the big sister I never had. Roseanne was a shero from the beginning—brilliant, bold, big, brave and beautiful. - Rosie O'Donnell

2. Chadwick Boseman

Actor | Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of T'Challa / Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (since 2016), particularly in Black Panther (2018), and for his starring roles in as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014), and Thurgood Marshall...

Icon: His portrayals of African-American heroes have shown how black America has always been able to transform pain into something powerful. From James Brown to, Jackie Robinson to Thurgood Marshall, Chadwick depicts these figures with a coolness, power and grace that remind us that we too can be great ourselves. - Sean 'Diddy' Combs

3. Millie Bobby Brown

Actress | Stranger Things

Millie Brown was born in Spain, to British parents. They moved to Orlando, Florida in 2011, where Millie went to acting workshops to pass the time on a Saturday, and it was there that a top Hollywood talent scout called and told Millie's parents that "she has instincts you cannot teach." She ...

Artist: She’s such an extraordinary actor. She somehow understands the human experience as if she has lived it for a thousand years. I’m proud to know her. To call her a friend. To call her my adopted daughter. - Aaron Paul

4. Sterling K. Brown

Actor | Black Panther

Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown stars in NBC's Emmy and Golden Globe nominated drama series THIS IS US. For his role as Randall Pearson, Brown won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as well as a Golden Globe, becoming the first African American actor to win his ...

Artist: Sterling K. Brown was born ready. The first day I saw him on the set of The People v. O.J. Simpson, our eyes met from across a re-created D.A.’s office. In an instant it was clear: Sterling had come to play. Every day was like having a front-row seat in a master class on readiness, a meditation on seizing opportunity, but most unexpectedly, on JOY. - Sterling K. Brown

5. Ryan Coogler

Director | Black Panther

Ryan Coogler was born on May 23, 1986 in Oakland, California, USA as Ryan Kyle Coogler. He is a director and writer, known for Black Panther (2018), Creed (2015) and Fruitvale Station (2013). He has been married to Zinzi Evans since 2016.

Artist: If you ever need a reminder that this present moment is your time too, look no further than Ryan for inspiration. He’s easy to find. He’s the one with the light around him, shining strong and bright and warm. - Ava DuVernay

6. Guillermo del Toro

Writer | El laberinto del fauno

Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist (1973)) and worked on making his ...

Artist: Guillermo is in love with monsters and lives to show us that we are too. With each fable he weaves, he pushes us closer to acceptance of a primal truth: that we each have a deep connection to the spectrum of otherness. - Jordan Peele

7. Gal Gadot

Actress | Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, to a Jewish family. Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer, who is a sixth-generation Israeli. She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.

Gal ...

Artist: Wonder Woman represents what we know is inside every one of us: fierce strength, a kind heart and incredible valor. Gal understood and captured the spirit of this complex, independent, fully feminine persona. - Lynda Carter

8. Greta Gerwig

Writer | Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig is an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and director. She has collaborated with Noah Baumbach on several films, including Greenberg (2010), Frances Ha (2012), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, and Mistress America (2015). Gerwig made her solo directorial debut ...

Artist: Greta has a kind of momentum that feels like it must help contain a million good ideas from flying out of the atmosphere. It’s not a nervous energy; it’s an engaged one. - Steven Spielberg

9. Tiffany Haddish

Actress | Girls Trip

Tiffany Haddish was born on December 3, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tiffany Sarac Haddish. She is an actress and writer, known for Girls Trip (2017), Keanu (2016) and The Carmichael Show (2015). She was previously married to William Stewart.

Pioneer: Tiffany is bringing a whole new level of fresh to the comedy scene. She’s just so authentic and unfiltered. You never know what’s going to come out of her mouth. And you can tell she’s having fun—she’s seen a time when things couldn’t get any worse, and she’s giving it all she has. - Kevin Hart

10. Hugh Jackman

Actor | Les Misérables

Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film ...

Artist: I’ve never stopped and analyzed why I love Hugh Jackman. For me, it’s like loving chocolate or puppies or rainbows: effortless. Let’s just marvel at this wonder and be grateful we snagged a ticket. - Anne Hathaway

11. Nicole Kidman

Actress | Moulin Rouge!

Elegant blonde Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas.

Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann (Glenny), a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and ...

Artist: On Big Little Lies, Nicole fills her character with so much humanity, it is beyond unnerving. Her emotions. Her fragility. Her ferocity. Her subtlety. Her physicality. Her bravery. Watching her, I wanted to put my hand through the TV screen and pluck her from danger. - Naomi Watts

12. Jimmy Kimmel

Writer | Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel was born on November 13, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as James Christian Kimmel. He is a writer and producer, known for Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003), The Man Show (1999) and Win Ben Stein's Money (1997). He has been married to Molly McNearney since July 13, 2013. They ...

Artist: Night after night he sparred with the politicians who tried to take health insurance from millions of Americans. In the end we stopped them with one vote in the Senate and one great comedian on late-night TV. Thanks, Jimmy. - Dick Durbin

13. Hoda Kotb

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Hoda Kotb was born on August 9, 1964 in Norman, Oklahoma, USA. She is an actress, known for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017) and Dateline NBC (1992). She was previously married to Burzis Kanga.

and Savannah Guthrie

Leaders: This is Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb’s moment, and they have both spent years working to get here. They can handle an interview, handle a crisis, handle breaking news and handle pop culture. We all know that morning shows can be fun, but you get the sense that when news breaks, neither one of these women will. - Maria Shriver

14. John Krasinski

Actor | A Quiet Place

Tall, handsome American film and television star John Krasinski is known for his role as sardonic nice guy Jim Halpert on NBC's popular TV series, The Office (2005), for which he won a 2007 and 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series.

Born John ...

Artist: This year audiences were floored by his smash horror hit A Quiet Place. John’s third film balances blood-chilling suspense with real emotion in a genre that often relies on over-the-top violence, jump-scares or effects. He moved us. And scared us. - Chris Pratt

15. Jennifer Lopez

Actress | Gigli

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969 in the The Bronx, New York City. Her parents, Guadalupe Rodriguez and David Lopez, were born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the second largest Puerto Rican city. The two were brought to the continental United States during their childhoods and, eventually, met ...

Icon: She is an undeniable force and a powerful example—not just for women of color but for anyone who has been made to feel “other” and for everyone who carries the burden and the privilege of being a first. - Kerry Washington

16. Meghan Markle

Actress | Remember Me

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (born Rachel Meghan Markle; August 4, 1981), is an US-born member of the British royal family and a former film and television actress.

Meghan Markle was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and is of mixed race heritage. During her studies at Northwestern University...

Leader: With her, what you see is real, and what you get is a relatable young woman with her heart and mind in the right place. Her compassion, evident in the causes she supports, and her drive to break down stereotypes will connect her to a generation in much need of kindness. - Priyanka Chopra

17. Kumail Nanjiani

Actor | The Big Sick

Kumail Nanjiani was born on February 21, 1978 in Karachi, Pakistan. He is an actor and writer, known for The Big Sick (2017), Life as We Know It (2010) and Central Intelligence (2016). He has been married to Emily V. Gordon since July 14, 2007.

Pioneer: What is most exciting about Kumail is that he is the new comedic voice that we need. He reminds people how fundamental a misunderstanding it is that a community of almost two billion people is to be feared. We’re lucky to have Kumail. We need a thousand more. - Judd Apatow

18. Trevor Noah

Producer | The Daily Show

Trevor Noah was born on February 20, 1984 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a producer and writer, known for The Daily Show (1996), Black Panther (2018) and Born a Crime.

Pioneer: When I think of Trevor, the first image I see is from his brilliant memoir, of his mother throwing him out of a moving vehicle in order to save his life. Through other eyes this could be remembered as traumatic and harrowing. Through Trevor's it is bonding and hilarious, a testament to the love of someone who truly had to think on their feet. - Lupita Nyong'o

19. Deepika Padukone

Actress | Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Deepika Padukone, born 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is an Indian model & Actress. She is the daughter of former badminton Champion Prakash Padukone. Her mother tongue is Konkani. Deepika has a younger sister named Anisha.

She has been modeling appearances in print and television advertising...

Artist: Deepika is the best Earth has to offer. She’s not just here to represent India; she’s here to represent the world. - Vin Diesel

20. Issa Rae

Producer | Insecure

Issa Rae was born on January 12, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for Insecure (2016), The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011) and The Choir (2013).

Pioneer: Only Issa Rae could make the adjectives awkward and insecure chic. That's an impossible thing to do. But here we have her, Issa Rae: writer, actor, force of nature—and chic as hell. - Mindy Kaling

21. Rihanna

Actress | Battleship

Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in a parish in Barbados called St. Michael, to Monica (Braithwaite), an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is of Afro-Barbadian and British Isles ancestry (known as "Redlegs" in the Caribbean). Rihanna lived ...

Icon: Whenever I’ve met her, she’s been the most gracious, loyal and funny goofball of an icon. It’s very clear that she genuinely doesn’t give a f-ck; she’s fearless and full of all the right kind of attitude to be everything that she is and will be forever. - Adele

22. Daniela Vega

Actress | Una Mujer Fantástica

Daniela Vega Hernández is a Chilean transgender actress and lyrical singer. She was born in San Miguel, Santiago, Chile. She was the first child of Igor Vega, a printing owner, and Sandra Hernández, a housewife. After a time, the family moved to Ñuñoa, where her brother Nicolás was born. At the age...

Icon: When Daniela made history as the first openly transgender person to present at the Academy Awards, she said this onstage: “I want to invite you to open your heart and your feelings, to feel the reality, to feel love.” I also want to invite people to empathize with others and respect them, because diversity allows us to understand humanity even more. - Michelle Bachelet

23. Lena Waithe

Actress | Ready Player One

Lena Waithe was born on May 17, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lena Diane Waithe. She is a writer and producer, known for Ready Player One (2018), Master of None (2015) and The Chi (2018).

Artist: Thanks to Waithe, diverse communities can turn on the TV and see vivid, funny, deeply real portrayals of people like themselves. And that’s empowering. As Waithe said in her Emmy acceptance speech, "The things that make us different, those are our superpowers." - Kamala Harris

24. Oprah Winfrey

Producer | The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah Winfrey was born Orpah Gail Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to Vernita Lee, a former maid, and Vernon Winfrey, a coal miner, barber, and city councilman.

While Winfrey has been cited as the richest African-American of the 20th century, she does not come from a rich, or even middle class, ...

Titan: I remember coming home from school, putting on The Oprah ­Winfrey Show and feeling like I could achieve anything I put my mind to. Oprah had the roughest childhood and has gone through all these difficulties. But no matter what, she stays focused on her goals and achieves them. She made her dreams come true. And because I watched her, I did too. - Tiffany Haddish



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