The Rock, Tiger Woods Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2019

TIME released its annual “100 Most Influential People” feature on Wednesday morning, and a number of notable stars were honored, including Dwayne Johnson, Rami Malek, LeBron James, and Tiger Woods. As always, the list features blurbs about the honorees written by their peers.

The Rock’s blurb was written by his Fast and Furious co-star Gal Gadot (also known for her role as Wonder Woman). “There is no one in Hollywood quite like Dwayne Johnson, and certainly very few who are as busy,” Godot wrote. “If you have had the pleasure to work with him, as I have on the Fast and Furious films, you know that he is full of heart and creates an environment on set filled with warmth and positivity.”

Johnson, who was also pictured on one of the issue’s covers, said in an Instagram post that he was “boundlessly humbled and honored” to be featured:

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I’m boundlessly humbled and honored to grace the cover of @TIME. I’ve been quite the lucky man over the decades to have such a successful career, but it’s only due to the deep connection I have with the fans, the audience – the people. To have success at something is one thing, but to have global positive influence on people’s lives is the greatest and most powerful strength one could ever have. Thank you TIME Magazine for this exceptional honor. And most importantly, thank you to my one and only boss – the people. Our connection will always remind me that it’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice. Cheers 🥃 ~ DJ #TIME100 @paridukovic 📸

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Woods—fresh off his first PGA Tour Major victory since 2010 at this past week’s Masters— was paid tribute in his blurb by Justin Timberlake. The pop star wrote of how he spent one-on-one time last year with Woods, talking about fatherhood.

“We bonded over the fact that we wanted our children to watch us at our best. Tiger told me that he hoped his children, who are 11 and 10, would one day see him win a major,” Timberlake wrote.

Timberlake described Woods’ weekend in Augusta as the greatest comeback in sports history. “What a dream come true. For Tiger. For all of us,” he added.

Malek, who won the Best Actor Academy Award earlier this year for portraying Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, was paid tribute to by Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr. “Queen entrusted Rami Malek with representing their legacy, the story of their lives, and the memory of their friend and bandmate,” RDJ wrote. “Somewhere during said crucible, he earned it.”

Warren Buffett shared a fun story when writing about LeBron James. “I first met LeBron James more than a decade ago, when we filmed a skit for a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting,” he wrote. “I beat him in basketball in the video, so it was clearly comedy.” The 88-year-old billionaire continued to describe how impressed he is, and has been, with everything that James has done and continues to do both on and off the basketball court. “People in LeBron’s position get tugged in different directions and have a lot of chances to make bad decisions. He’s kept his head, and that’s not easy,” he said.

The list includes people from all worlds, such as Brie Larson, Mahershala Ali, Mark Zuckerberg, Lady Gaga, Donald Trump, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes.

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