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Kidman, Gibson among Time's the 'most influentials'
Updated: 2004-04-20 11:36

Nicole Kidman, Mel Gibson and Bono were among the showbiz people in Time magazine's list of the "World's 100 Most Influential People," released Sunday.

Nicole Kidman
The magazine listed people in five different categories: Leaders & Revolutionaries, Builders & Titans, Scientists & Thinkers, Heroes & Icons and Artists & Entertainers.

Time cited Kidman for being "more daring than any of her contemporaries of similar box-office clout." Also on the list were "The Lord of the Rings" filmmaker Peter Jackson, actor Sean Penn, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman.

Mel Gibson
The Artists & Entertainers list wasn't limited to actors and filmmakers: "American Idol's" brutally honest judge Simon Cowell also made the cut. Time said Cowell has "led a rebellion against the tyranny of self-esteem that is promoted on talk shows and in self-help books -- the notion that everyone who tries deserves to win."

Reality show creator Mark Burnett also made the list and was highlighted with an essay by Donald Trump. Trump, called the "The Apprentice" and "Survivor" producer "a great visionary" and says his "number-one talent is having the right idea at the right time."

Gibson, who weathered the controversy over his biblical epic "The Passion of The Christ," was named in the "Heroes & Icons" list, as was rocker/humanitarian Bono.

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