TIME magazine has revealed its annual list of 100 most influential people for 2016.
From artists and leaders to pioneers, titans and icons, check out your favourite actors who made the list.
1. Taraji P Henson
Taraji is the modern-day Bette Davis, touching audiences with her honesty and intensity. When you are on set with Taraji, she listens, but she also questions. She challenges everyone to go the extra step to get it right. She has a deep understanding of the human condition, and she displays it with her eyes—the pain, the happiness, the love, the laughter." - Lee Daniels.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio
"Leo’s talent is limitless, but his secret has always been pretty simple: he’s real. He does his homework. He knows what he’s talking about. That’s how he takes himself back in time 200 years to create an Oscar-winning, bear-brawling, powerhouse performance inThe Revenant." - John Kerry.
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3. Alejandro González Iñárritu
"From the Oscars to the Golden Globes to the Directors Guild, Alejandro González Iñárritu has been honored many times for the way he sent Leonardo DiCaprio’s frontier trapper through a hellish trial of survival, soul-searching and one wrathful bear. But I think Alejandro is the real revenant. I have seen him down and bleeding, and I have seen him strong and in control, but there is always a core within him that doesn’t surrender to adversity or despair." - Guillermo del Toro.
4. Idris Elba
"Maybe it’s funnier for the writers, but truth was I felt sanguine about ending Stringer Bell’s arc in the third season of The Wire.
For one thing, it made sense thematically to impale both Bell and Bunny Colvin simultaneously on the horns of reform. For another, I knew Elba, as true a leading man as I’d ever encountered, was not going to starve." - David Simon.
5. Oscar Isaac
"Before he was Poe Dameron of The Force Awakens or the obsessive inventor of Ex Machina, I had the good fortune to direct Oscar Isaac in the HBO miniseriesShow Me a Hero. Oscar dug into David Simon and Bill Zorzi’s terrific scripts with his teeth and spat the character out—it was thrilling to watch. While his instincts were great, he was also brave enough to take real risks." - Paul Haggis.
6. Mark Rylance
"When Mark does a play, nobody says, “Cut,” only “Curtain” after a few uninterrupted hours. Legions of young thespians look to Mark as their muse and inspiration. From Boeing-Boeing toJerusalem to Twelfth Night, the impact he’s had on classical and contemporary theater is the stuff of legend. A winner of three Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and now an Oscar, Mark glimpses these honors with gratitude and humility, but his heart belongs to a good story. His soul is pure. He just loves to act." - Steven Spielberg.
7. Priyanka Chopra
"When we connected around the time she startedQuantico, we immediately hit it off. She has drive, ambition, self-respect, and she knows there’s no substitute for hard work. We always quote the saying “Wear your success like a T-shirt, not like a tuxedo,” and she really does—as big a star as she is, as global as she is, as beautiful as she is, there’s this interesting quality of relatability." - Dwayne Johnson.
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8. Charlize Theron - described as "Straight talker on HIV prevention" by Blake Mycoskie.
9. Melissa Ann McCarthy - described as "seriously funny" by Paul Feig.
10. Gael García Bernal - described as "committed to character" by Alfonso Cuarón.
11. Ryan Coogler - described as "the filmmaker we need" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Watch Idris Elba in "Beast of No Nation" below.