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Time Magazine selects the 100 most influential people in the world

Canadians who make this year's list include: Steve Nash,

Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake, and Jeffrey Skoll

TORONTO, April 30 /CNW/ - In its May 8, 2006, edition (on newsstands

Monday, May 1), TIME Magazine unveils its annual list of the most influential

people in the world over the past year - the TIME 100. The list profiles the

lives and ideas of the world's most influential people and is split into

five categories: Leaders & Revolutionaries, Builders & Titans, Artists &

Entertainers, Heroes & Icons, and Scientists & Thinkers. "The TIME 100 list is

about people like Steve Nash," says TIME Canada editor Adi Ignatius, who

top-edited the special package. "He is not only the best player in basketball-

recent reports suggest he's about to win his second consecutive NBA MVP award-

but his selfless style of play is inspiring kids that you don't have to be a

selfish scorer to win, and to be appreciated."

Will's in the Artist&Entertainers Section, the format's too weird to copy and paste, so check the link :2thumbs:


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Vote for Will!

Will Smith

The Smart Mouth with a Sweet Heart


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Posted Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2006

He has become our designated Wise Guy—the cool dude confronting aliens, villains and wary, foxy chicks while armored in nothing more than a knowing attitude and an enviable wardrobe. But Will Smith, 37, is something more than clothes and quips. What we always sense about the Wise Guy is that he's essentially a Sweet Guy, eager to learn, eager to please, eager to be heroically helpful and romantically obliging. He may be our most insinuating movie star and, amid all his studly competitors, the one with the lowest profile. Mostly he lives quietly (with wife Jada Pinkett Smith and his three kids) and works hard.

It could have been otherwise, for he began his public life as a rapper at age 12 and was TV's Fresh Prince of Bel-Air when barely in his 20s. Youthful stardom can be toxic to a performer, but his ambition for better things paradoxically kept him centered. His performance as a kid pretending to be Sidney Poitier's son in the movie version of Six Degrees of Separation made him an actor to be reckoned with, while such roles as the smooth street cop opposite Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys and the edgy rookie to Tommy Lee Jones' seen-it-all alien chaser in Barry Sonnenfeld's great Men in Black, made him a star. Last year's megahit Hitch, in which love—and Smith—conquered all, even the critics, proved his durability. He once said he wanted his career to be both "dazzling" and "eclectic." It's a goal he has pretty much achieved.


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Nice to see them recognise Will like that, quite an honor indeed to be one of the most influential people in the world, but I don't like how they write in that article that he began his career as a rapper like he ain't one anymore, I mean come on now he had an album that went platinum worldwide last year :stickpoke:

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Here's a list I found of all the 100 people, it shows the testimony for all 100 of them:


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Thanks Miss Ashley

Will looks really nice in that suit :)

and thanks BigTed 4 the link

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