By: Dominic Jones
Lucasfilm president and Star Wars: The Force Awakens producer Kathleen Kennedy and Poe Dameron actor Oscar Isaac have been named one of the 100 Most Influential people. Kennedy was named to the "Titans" section of the list, while Isaac was named to the "Artists" section.
About Kennedy, Pulitzer prize winning author Tony Kushner wrote,
"However galactically vast the distances separating the worlds she brings to life, the constant in Kathy Kennedy’s career is her interest in investigating liberation, equality, justice, community—the decidedly human concerns that constitute the core of the art of making films."
About Oscar, Crash director Paul Haggis wrote,
Before he was Poe Dameron of The Force Awakens or the obsessive inventor of Ex Machina, I had the good fortune to direct Oscar Isaac in the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero. Oscar dug into David Simon and Bill Zorzi’s terrific scripts with his teeth and spat the character out—it was thrilling to watch.
Other people on this include actors Idris Elba and Charlize Theron, rapper Kendrick Lamar, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Pope Francis, comedian Aziz Ansari, and Hamilton writer Lin Manuel Miranda (who also co-wrote the music for Maz's Castle with JJ Abrams for The Force Awakens).
Congrats to Kennedy and Isaac for this achievement and all their accomplishments (both in Star Wars and outside of it) in 2015!
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