Who made the cut?!
The TIME 100: Most Influential People list is one of the most highly-anticipated rosters of the year, and the 2017 lineup is star-studded as ever. Divided into five categories -- Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Titans and Icons -- the chosen Hollywood names are listed among global powerhouses like President Trump, Pope Francis, Melinda Gates and Vladmir Putin.
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Each honoree's bio is written by a similarly acclaimed star: Elton John wrote up James Corden, Helen Mirren wrote up Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Swift wrote up Ed Sheeran. Although no more than a few paragraphs, the tributes are emotional and inspirational -- and give us a more intimate look at the faces we all know so well.
"Ryan is rumpled, kind, committed and generous, especially to women," Mirren wrote of Reynolds. "He likes them in the most simple, direct, unadorned way: for their humanity."
Others applauded the meaningful contributions artists have made to the historically staunch industry.
"In the entertainment industry, there is intense pressure to conform in order to create an easily marketable product," wrote Kerry Washington of Alicia Keys. "But if you listen to Alicia's music, learn about her Keep a Child Alive foundation or witness her life, you know that she is not a product of anyone but God, her family and her truth."