Cooper, Daniels, Swift and Hart Make Time 100 List [UPDATED]
Actor Bradley Cooper, director-producer Lee Daniels, pop star Taylor Swift and comedian Kevin Hart were named today to the Time 100 list, the magazine’s annual naming of the world’s most influential people.
Cooper’s good friend, actor Oliver Platt, sang his praises in the magazine, writing that Cooper’s priorities in life are “his dog Charlotte, the Philadelphia Eagles and showing up for people he cares about.”
“It’s a huge privilege for me and if it does anything at all it helps spread awareness for veterans’ issues,” Cooper said.
Director Lee Daniels (Precious, The Butler) also made the list — showing a complete status shift from the way he was treated as a kid.
“I learned to not go to the bathroom from the time that I was in kindergarten thru 6th grade because I was too afraid to go into the bathroom,” Daniels said. “That’s how bullied I was.”
In addition to the movies mentioned above, Daniels is the creator of the hit show Empire. In addition to his acting career, Cooper is one of the world’s sexiest men.
Philly comedian Kevin Hart also made the list. Chris Rock wrote his bio:
Right now, Kev is the biggest stand-up comedian in the country. I don’t even think there’s a No. 2, to be honest. I wrote, directed and starred in Top Five with Kevin Hart. And I made sure Kevin was in every ad. I put emails from Kevin in my movie. I shouldn’t have even called it Top Five; I should’ve called it Kevin Hart Presents Chris Rock’s “Top Five With Kevin Hart.” Hillary should announce Kevin as her running mate and be done with it.
Taylor Swift is there too, rather surprisingly under the “Icons” division with folks like Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Pope Francis. But who are we to judge? Here’s a blip of what Marisa Hargitay had to say about her:
Taylor Swift: megawatt talent, an extraordinary spirit, an impossibly charming blend of impishness, poise and radiance to spare. All of it combines to rock me back on my heels every time I see her. Both literally and figuratively, she’s a woman who writes her own songs. That makes for music that’s personal, of the moment and impossible to resist.
I’m amazed at how much earned wisdom Taylor threads into her work. She seems tuned in to the greater good, and she embraces—thoughtfully and authentically—the chance to contribute to the world. I’m always trying to find the best words to talk to my kids (and myself) about growing up, but you can’t top her beautifully articulated advice. The haters are gonna hate, but, well, shake it off. She illuminates our inner music that lets us dance to our own beat.