Jordan Peele, Riz Ahmed, Margot Robbie make Time's 100 Most Influential People
Time magazine revealed its list of the "100 Most Influential People of 2017," and while it includes a bunch of names you'd expect to see (like Donald Trump, James Comey, and Julian Assange), film fans will be excited to know that plenty of their favorite stars also made the cut.
As usual, the list is divided into five sections (pioneers, artists, leaders, titans, icons), and each inductee is praised in a profile written by a fellow famous figure. For example, Jordan Peele was named a pioneer for directing the surprise horror hit Get Out. In an essay written by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, the film is described as "a window through which America is left no choice but to recognize the purgatory of her own sunken place." Peele is celebrated for using "comedy to shed light on the murky detritus of American exceptionalism."
Riz Ahmed from The Night Of and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is also recognized in the pioneers category, and according to Lin-Manuel Miranda, we're all incredibly lucky to be "alive at the same time" as this exciting actor. As for Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie, legendary director Martin Scorsese (who directed her in The Wolf of Wall Street) described the actress as "stunning in all she is and all she does, and she will astonish us forever."
Of course, these aren't the only pop culture stars who made the list. Donald Glover, Viola Davis, Sarah Paulson, Ava DuVernay, and Barry Jenkins were all inducted into the artist section, not to mention Ghostbusters co-star Leslie Jones, who Russell Crowe praised for her "kindness" and "edgy, insightful, and honest" comedy.
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool himself, was similarly honored by Helen Mirren for having "the same loose-limbed charm as Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart." And then, just a few months after winning the Oscar for Best Actress, La La Land's Emma Stone made the list because, as explained by Captain Marvel star Brie Larson, she's "brave, devastating, hilarious, real, complex, charming."
All in all, it's a pretty amazing list with a wide group of people who've shaped the world in all sorts of wild ways. Feel free to check out the whole thing. While we wait to find out who'll make the cut next year, be sure to read about the untold truth of Get Out.