The 10 Most Influential Film Personalities on Time's 100 Most Influential List, In Order

For the 14th consecutive year, the folks at Time Magazine have once again passed me over when considering their annual roster of the world's 100 Most Influential People. Heretics! So be it — even an incomplete list is worth visiting judgment upon. Let's check out (and rank, naturally) the film personalities included this year. And to my publicist: You're fired!

10. Chelsea Handler*
9. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
8. Asghar Farhadi
7. Claire Danes
6. Jessica Chastain
5. Viola Davis
4. Kristen Wiig
3. Louis C.K.
2. Tilda Swinton
1. Harvey Weinstein

As for the rest of the list? I defer to Harvey.

*: As long as Chelsea Handler makes terrible ethnic jokes at mainstream movie junkets, she will be a film personality. And the least-influential to boot.

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  • Mark says:

    Tilda Swinton is so influential, she couldn't get an Oscar nom after picking up every precursor known to man...

  • Patrick Hallstein / McEvoy-Halston says:

    Overall, a toe-the-line listing of people who suit the downcast spirit of the times, who could kinda get comfortable with our feeling under pressure to defer to them.

  • George says:

    Chelsea handler? Come on...

    • From what I understand, she is extremely influential when her head is the lap of a network executive...

      • KevyB says:

        Her head hasn't been in the lap of a network executive for a couple years now, yet she still produces two shows on E! and one on a real network (well, NBC) which she also writes for, plus she appears on all three. She's written three #1 bestsellers, has her own publishing imprint, was in a big movie this year (that nobody cared about) and was in one of last year's most popular movies. Sure, some of this stuff isn't worth bragging about, but doesn't it still make her more influential than everyone else on this list, except for Harvey Weinstein?

  • Mark says:

    Harvey maybe, the rest of the list is ludicrous...

  • Simon says:

    Very interesting stats. I follow “” and learned there that China has more english speaking people than does the United States. The latino population is the fastest increasing in the United States.