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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Celebrities on Time 100 Most Influential People 2017
Celebrities on Time 100 Most Influential People 2017
89th Academy Awards - Oscars Backstage - Hollywood, California, U.S. - 26/02/17 - Actress Viola Davis poses with her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the film ?Fences"with presenter Mark Rylance REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Musician John Legend arrives at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S. , February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actor Ryan Reynolds speaks before the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California U.S., December 15, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Musician Alicia Keys arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, U.S., August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
89th Academy Awards - Oscars Red Carpet Arrivals - Hollywood, California, U.S. - 26/02/17 - Actor Riz Ahmed. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Chance the Rapper performs during the fifth annual Made in America Music Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Makela
Actress Constance Wu arrives at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
89th Academy Awards - Oscars Backstage - Hollywood, California, U.S. - 26/02/17 - Emma Stone poses with her Oscar for Best Actress for her role in "La La Land". REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Ed Sheeran arrives for the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall EDITORIAL USE ONLY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
Actor Donald Glover arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 8, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Cast member Leslie Jones poses at the premiere of the film "Ghostbusters" in Hollywood, California U.S., July 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo
2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Victory Ceremony - Women's Floor Victory Ceremony - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 16/08/2016. Simone Biles (USA) of USA poses with her gold medal on the podium. REUTERS/Mike Blake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
Australian actress Margot Robbie poses at the European premiere of the film "The Legend of Tarzan" at Leicester Square in London, England, July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Paul Hackett
Actress Sarah Paulson holds the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for her role in "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 8, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Samantha Bee speaks at the Eighth Annual Women In The World Summit at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on April 6, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Show host James Corden speaks at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Actor Demi Lovato, who voices the Smurfette character, poses at the premiere of the film "Smurfs: The Lost Village" in Culver City, California, April 1, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Jordan Peele, from the FX series "Fargo," arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (EMMYS-ARRIVALS)
Apr 9, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shows emotion after fouling out against the Atlanta Hawks in overtime at Philips Arena. The Hawks defeated the Cavaliers 126-125. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Model Ashley Graham arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, U.S., August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
RuPaul Andre Charles poses at the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Party in West Hollywood, California September 17, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
GREENWICH, CT - JUNE 11: Gretchen Carlson attends Women at the Top: Female Empowerment in Media Panel at the 2016 Greenwich International Film Festival on June 12, 2016 in Greenwich, Connecticut. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for GIFF)
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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."