All 25 Hollywood Stars From TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017

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All 25 Hollywood Stars From TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017

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All 25 Hollywood Stars From TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017

It may not come with a televised award show, but the TIME 100 is still a defining honor.

Every year, the magazine names the 100 people who are most influential to the global citizenry, including Hollywood stars more concerned with social progress than social media likes.

This year, those big names span almost the entire alphabet, from Alicia Keys to Viola Davis. Check out this photo gallery to see all the A-listers on made the list.

All 25 Hollywood Stars From TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017
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1. Alicia Keys

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1. Alicia Keys

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“Last year, Alicia sparked a #NoMakeup movement. She expressed her desire to go makeup-free, released her single “In Common” with bare, gorgeous cover art and began making public appearances with the same beautiful commitment,” Kerry Washington writes.

“Why? Because Alicia doesn’t hide her truth, her flaws, her dreams or her journey. It is that authenticity and vulnerability that endear her to us.

“We are drawn to her honesty, we respect and adore her, and in doing so, we move closer to embracing our own true selves.”

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2. Ashley Graham

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2. Ashley Graham

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“Every inch of Ashley Graham’s face tells the story of beauty — inside and out,” writes Tyra Banks.

“Every word she speaks shouts to all who lack faith in their reflections. Every Graham of her body embraces anyone who ever doubted themselves.

“Ashley’s firsts will last in our minds forever, permanently imprinted in our skulls that all of our beauty matters … It is time for everyone to bow down to the fashion industry’s — no, make that beauty’s — new queen.

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3. Ava DuVernay

3. Ava DuVernay

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“Ava’s point of view is fresh, it’s inspiring, it’s original, it makes people’s heads turn,” Venus Williams says of this director of Selma and 13th.

“But she also embraces other people’s perspectives. When we worked together, Ava was able to integrate herself into my life and see things through my eyes. It takes a very special person to do something like that.”

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4. Barry Jenkins

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4. Barry Jenkins

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“Barry Jenkins is one of the rare artists who are willing to look into the deeper places of themselves and society in order to provide a lens through which we may discover the humanity at our core,” Kathryn Bigelow writes of this Moonlight director.

“And he has come to the attention of the world at precisely the right moment, just when we most need someone to give voice to those who have not been heard.”

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5. Ben Platt

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5. Ben Platt

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“From the minute he stepped onto the Dear Evan Hansen stage, I knew there was something different about Ben Platt,” Zac Efron writes.

“His speech pattern had such a unique rhythm, and his singing — it’s rare to hear a voice with such range, tone and pitch that can also convey complicated emotions musically. I wanted to give him a standing ovation after his first song.

“When I met Ben back­stage, I was pretty emotional. I could tell that he was still recovering from the show too — it was like he had lived it. And he does that eight times a week.”

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6. Chance the Rapper

6. Chance the Rapper

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“Chance upends expectations about what artists, ­especially hip-hop artists, can do,” says Common.

“He streams his albums instead of selling them. He makes music from an unapologetically inspiring and Christian perspective — music that transcends age, race and gender. He gives back to his Chicago community. And he does it all as an independent artist, without the support of a label.”

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7. Constance Wu

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7. Constance Wu

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“Constance Wu is a great actor. The anxious, steely, often lost-in-translation young matriarch she plays on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat is an invention as sharp and expansive as Lucille Ball’s alternative persona,” writes Lena Dunham.

“But Constance also knows that — as one of the only actors to portray Asian-American womanhood on television — she is tasked with being more than just an actor. And she takes this second gig just as seriously.”

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8. Demi Lovato

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8. Demi Lovato

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“It seems like Demi Lovato has already led many lives. The singer, songwriter, actor and activist, who made her acting debut at age 8, has done so much, and been through so much, that it’s hard to believe she’s still only 24. But she hasn’t just grown up — she has grown in wisdom,” observes Arianna Huffington.

“Demi Lovato is a remarkably talented artist and performer. But her courage, honesty and willingness to use her own experiences to help others are what make her a true star.”

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9. Donald Glover

9. Donald Glover

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“Donald is serving you best-case-scenario millennial realness. He embodies his generation’s belief that people can be whatever they want and change what it is they want, at any time,” Tina Fey writes.

“When you’re tired of starring in a network comedy, take a break to pursue your rap career for a Grammy nomination. When you’ve learned all you can from acting in other people’s movies, sit down and create your own piece of art.

“But as any good millennial knows, when your creation wins 10-plus major awards, you don’t rush into Season 2. You step back, take a breath and just, like, be Lando Calrissian or something.”

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10. Ed Sheeran

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10. Ed Sheeran

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“Whether by choice or an unconscious evolution, when he decided on his musical ambitions, Ed became less of a boy and more of a tank,” Taylor Swift says.

“He is protected by an impenetrable and ever-present armor of enthusiasm that has helped him endure any setback, letdown or underestimation. His reaction to any idea that fails is to almost immediately come up with a new one.

“He’s like a fighter who pops back up on his feet before you even noticed he’d been knocked down.”

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11. Emma Stone

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11. Emma Stone

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“As an actor, Emma is brave, devastating, hilarious, real, complex, charming and so much more,” begins Brie Larson.

“But Emma takes on significant roles off-screen as well. The selfless friend. The wise psychiatrist. The fearless leader. The coolest girl at the party. (She’s even the intense soccer mom, cheering you on, no matter what, at the top of her lungs.)”

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12. Fan Bingbing

12. Fan Bingbing

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“Not only is Fan Bingbing a brilliant actor, but she is also a formidable businesswoman,” raves Diane von Furstenberg.

“She’s one of the world’s highest-paid female actors, she has created her own studio to make her own films and develop other projects, and still she finds time for philanthropy …

“Her fierce independence has earned her the nickname Fan Ye, or Master Fan. She is the woman she wants to be. Her wish, as they say, is our command.”

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13. James Corden

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13. James Corden

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“James is one of the most hardworking and talented people you will ever meet. But that alone doesn’t explain his extraordinary success,” Elton John explains.

“Anyone — friends and fans alike — can tell you that James doesn’t take himself, or others, too seriously. And that’s why he’s able to make us laugh, cry and sing — sometimes all at once.”

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14. John Legend

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14. John Legend

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“John Legend is a wonderful artist. He’s a remarkable lyricist, and the songs he has giftedly crafted are straight-ahead beautiful melodies that will find a welcoming home in the great library of American songs,” Harry Belafonte writes.

“One of my personal favorites is ‘Glory,’ the duet he performed with Common for the Selma soundtrack — a song with a powerful message about overcoming adversity.

“With songs like this, he has rewarded a diverse fan base, and I am pleased to be part of such a multitude.”

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15. Jordan Peele

15. Jordan Peele

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“Alongside Keegan-Michael Key of Key & Peele, he’s used comedy to shed light on the murky detritus of American exceptionalism for years. With the success of Get Out, it’s clear he’ll do so for many more,” raves Barry Jenkins.

“Jordan Peele is America. And she is him.”

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16. LeBron James

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16. LeBron James

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“When LeBron James, my hometown of Akron’s most famous son, takes flight to dunk, even I, a poet usually averse to battered clichés, am tempted to call it poetry in motion — if we agree that poetry can be stormy as well as smooth, thrillingly true yet downright mean as it lures you one way, pivots and drives its point home,” Rita Dove says.

“James has not only bolstered the self-esteem of his native Ohio but also become an inspiration for all Americans — proof that talent combined with passion, tenacity and decency can reinvent the possible. Poetry in motion, indeed.”

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17. Leslie Jones

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17. Leslie Jones

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“It wasn’t just the comedy that drew me close to Leslie Jones. Although her brand — edgy, insightful and honest — is the kind I lean to,” Russell Crowe observes.

It wasn’t just the bonhomie, the easy friendship and the shared sense of gratitude. It wasn’t just the beauty, though it radiates from her unchecked. It was, in fact, the kindness, the thoughtfulness and the way she owns all of who she is.”

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18. Margot Robbie

18. Margot Robbie

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“Like no one else — that’s what Margot Robbie’s like. You’re asked this question a lot about actors — ‘What’s she like?’ — and I’ve never been able to give an answer I’m happy with,” writes Martin Scorsese.

“With Margot, you can recall some classic precedents: the comedic genius of Carole Lombard, for her all-bets-off feistiness; Joan Crawford, for her grounded, hardscrabble toughness; Ida Lupino, for her emotional daring.

“Margot has all this in addition to a unique audacity that surprises and challenges and just burns like a brand into every character she plays.”

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19. Riz Ahmed

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19. Riz Ahmed

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“Look, Riz Ahmed has been quietly pursuing every passion and opportunity for many years as an actor (The Road to Guantánamo, Four Lions, Nightcrawler), rapper (“Post 9/11 Blues,” “Englistan”) and activist (raising funds for Syrian refugee children, advocating representation at the House of Commons),” explains Lin-Manuel Miranda.

“To know him is to be inspired, engaged and ready to create alongside him. The year 2016 was when all the seeds he planted bore glorious fruit, and here’s the best part: he’s just getting started.”

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20. RuPaul

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20. RuPaul

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“Ru was different,” Naomi Campbell writes of her first encounter with the drag superstar.

“Not just because he had perfect, precise clothes and makeup, or because he was the only man I knew who could look that good in a wig and heels. There were no rough edges to be found.

“But as I got to know him better, I got to experience firsthand his wit and his intelligence — he’s like an encyclopedia. And his beauty is far beyond skin-deep.”

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21. Ryan Reynolds

21. Ryan Reynolds

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“Can the name be real? It is such a perfect movie-star name, like something that could be on a ‘40s marquee,” Helen Mirren muses.

“How fitting, then, that Ryan Reynolds has the same loose-limbed charm as Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. He’s the Everyman, but somehow with more of everything: wit, elegance, looks and general hunkiness.”

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22. Samantha Bee

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22. Samantha Bee

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“She is a tiny package of fire and kittens. She purrs and she burns,” writes Jane Curtin.

“She can run with the boys and doesn’t have to wear an industrial-­strength bra. And as the host of TBS’s Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, she has given voice to all the women who have wanted to take on the political establishment — women like me.”

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23. Sarah Paulson

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23. Sarah Paulson

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“When someone is as unique and unboxable as Sarah Paulson, it takes time for creative spaces to open up that are large and porous enough to hold the depth and complexity of her talent,” writes Cate Blanchett.

“When I first met her, on the set of Carol, I was floored by her buoyancy, her irreverence, her left-field sense of humor and her devotion to her craft.

“You enter a scene with Sarah and it’s game on. She brings with her, in work as in life, the sense that anything is possible. Anything.”

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24. Simone Biles

24. Simone Biles

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“What struck me when I first saw Simone in Rio was how perfect she was at everything. That girl was born to do what she does,” Leslie Jones writes.

“And she is the best at it. Not the best black gymnast, not the best black-girl gymnast. The best gymnast. It really is inspiring.

“It’s like she’s sending a message to everyone who’s watching: No matter what you’re going through in life or what your circumstances are, you still can be No. 1. You’ve just got to work hard.”

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25. Viola Davis

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25. Viola Davis

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“Viola has carved a place for herself on the Mount Rushmore of the 21st century — new faces emerging from a neglected mountain,” Meryl Streep writes.

“And when she tells the story of how she got from where she was to where she is, it is as if she is on a pilgrimage, following her own footsteps and honoring that journey.

“Her gifts as an artist are unassailable, undeniable, deep and rich and true. But her importance in the culture — her ability to identify it, her willingness to speak about it and take on responsibility for it — is what marks her for greatness.”

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It may not come with a televised award show, but the TIME 100 is still a defining honor.

Every year, the magazine names the 100 people who are most influential to the global citizenry, including Hollywood stars more concerned with social progress than social media likes.

This year, those big names span almost the entire alphabet, from Alicia Keys to Viola Davis. Check out this photo gallery to see all the A-listers on made the list.