Zendaya, Andrew Garfield, Simu Liu, Zoe Kavitz, Keanu Reeves, etc. One of the areas with the most impact is culture and here we tell you who are the highlights on the annual TIME 100 list.
By: Jasmine Gomez Fleitas
Like every year, the list highlights artists, innovators, titans (big businessmen), leaders (from government and activism) and icons. Ten personalities from each area and why they were selected.
Which also gives us a very good summary of who is reaching people, why and what we should know about or not ignore. Each review of the chosen personality is written by a colleague who describes their trajectory to exemplify the importance of their achievements and endorse it.
We are not going to stop at all of them, because there are 100, but we are going with the best known in the cultural area. Among the artists are: Simu Liu, the new Marvel superhero, Shang-Chi who adds cultural visibility for Asia and his review is written by the great Sandra Oh.
Andrew Garfield, who turned his pain into art by moving his grieving mother into the middle of the recording of Tick Tick Boom and channeling it there for one of his most powerful performances. And in fact, it is Martin Scorsese who writes about him remembering when he cast him in Silence (2016) and “I could already tell that he could reach any emotional level”.
Zoe Kravitz, the new Catwoman, also represents a new generation of young women in Hollywood and her Big Little Lies co-star Reese Witherspoon wrote about her “she is the product of two incredible artists but she builds her own path with hard work, maintaining her essence”.
Sarah Jessica Parker, in addition to acting, is a great activist for reading, new emerging writers and libraries. Jeremy Strong, best known for his character as Kendall Roy in Succession and Emmy winner for his incredible performance. So is Ariana Debose, the Oscar winner for Love Without Barriers and Pete Davidson, yes, Kim Kardashian’s new boyfriend who is now leaving Saturday Night Live.
In innovators we find ourselves leading the list to Zendaya, who in her short time is bringing that wave of renewal in Hollywood and her review is written by the director of Dune, Denis Villenueve. In titans: to the always powerful Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Yeoh, an actress with years of experience in Hollywood, one of the pioneers in female action roles and who until now plays.
Also Kris Jenner, undeniable the business that was put together on television. And in icons: Mary J. Blige recognized as the “queen of hip hpo-soul”, Keanu Reeves because an icon of undeniable action, Adele, Rafael Nadal and Jon Batiste, the young reference but with vast jazz experience who composed the band sound of Soul and who we should listen to.
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