Below is the list of project participants. The list can be viewed in alphabetical or chronological order. Clicking an individual's name will display biographical information relevant at the time of participation. As of April 25, 2019 there are 1837 participants.

ALPHABETICALLY | CHRONOLOGICALLY

1997 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 2017

1997
Philip Glass
Chuck D
Paul McGuinness
Joan Osborne
Bono
B. B. King
Newt Gingrich
Joe O'Herlihy

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1998
Cheryl Brown Henderson
Terrence J. Roberts, Ph.D.
Luciano Pavarotti
Jim Dine
Al Goldstein
Yoko Ono
Terry Gilliam
Hunter S. Thompson
Mel Brooks
Rudolph Giuliani
Carl Reiner
Tony Grisoni
Gloria Steinem
Bill Flanagan
Dr. Ruth Westheimer (Dr. Ruth)
Irvine Welsh
Twiggy Ramirez (Jeordie White)
Ginger Fish (Kenneth Robert Wilson)
John 5
Lucy R. Lippard
Patti Smith
Grace Slick
Harry Belafonte
Harrison Ford
Muhammad Ali
Kenneth Cole
Bob Dole

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1999
Joel-Peter Witkin
Chris Stein
Debbie Harry
Paul Shaffer
Susan Sontag
Moby
Christo
Kevin Smith
Johnny Ramone
Joey Ramone
Dee Dee Ramone
Marky Ramone
C. J. Ramone
Tommy Ramone
Robert De Niro
John Jonas Gruen
The Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
Wyclef Jean
Sean "Puffy" Combs
Quincy Jones
Marianne Müller
Donald Trump
Meat Loaf
Henry Rollins
Dr. Jane Goodall
Robin Williams
Frank McCourt
Art Spiegelman
Ed Koch
Joe Torre
Wes Craven
Judy Blume
Susan Sarandon
Neil Postman
Tony Bennett
Steve Martin
Nicholas Graham
Jay Jopling
Unknown
Norman Siegel
Julie Andrews
Jon Stewart
Laurie Anderson
David Carson
Peter Norton
Barry White
Issac Stern
Umberto Eco
William Gibson
Walter Cronkite
Joan Rivers
Mark Hosler
David LaChapelle
Kofi Annan
Martin Scorsese
Iggy Pop
Annie Leibovitz
Jon Karl Holm
Gavin Friday
Lou Reed
Ben Stiller
Peter Jennings
Marc Anthony Thompson
David Byrne
Spalding Gray
Tim Booth
Mark Dion
John Glenn
Sumner M. Redstone
Tommy Hilfiger
Carol Burnett

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2000
Reverend Jesse Jackson
bell hooks
Mister Fred Rogers
Vik Muniz
Billy Joel
Robert Goulet
Isaac Hayes
Dr. Bertram Schaffner
Jesse Ventura
Larry Mullen, Jr.
Spike Lee
Tom Sachs
Oliver Stone
Regis Philbin
Rufus Griscom
R. O. Blechman
Maya Lin
George Foreman
Anne Rice
Ted Koppel
Adam Clayton
The Edge
Kathie Lee
Zack de la Rocha

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2001
Radio Man (Craig Schwartz) (Craig Castaldo)
John Waters
Wim Wenders
Boy George
Julian Schnabel
Howie B
Willie Williams
Frank Gehry
Alice Cooper
Carter Alan
Vincent Gallo
Daniel Lanois
Steven Van Zandt (Little Steven)
Guggi (Derek Rowan)
Bono (Second Time)
BP Fallon
Michael Stipe
Edward Burns
Vito Acconci
Mike Errico
Joe Strummer
Karen Finley
Peter Gabriel
Brian Wilson
Perry Farrell
Stefan Sagmeister
Charley Politakes
James Iha
Melissa Auf der Maur
Billy Corgan
Eric Erlandson
Bill Wyman
Tori Amos
Richard Kern
Jerry Gorovoy
Cindy Crawford
Steve Lillywhite
Ronan Tynan
Trent Reznor
Marcel Marceau
Helmut Newton
Dennis Sheehan
Dr. Oliver Sacks
Dr. Henry Kissinger
Annie Sprinkle
Al Hirschfeld
Larry King
Bill Cosby
Jimmy Carter
Gene Simmons
Paul Stanley
Mario Andretti
Roni Horn

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2002
Milton Glaser
Jack Tilton
Patrick Painter
Ralph Nader
Dr. Maya Angelou
Nick Cave
Tom Waits
Robert Storr
Ed Ruscha
Charlie Finch
Lee Bul
Mick Rock
Dolly Parton
Flavor Flav
Richard Branson
Danny Federici
Garry Tallent
Woody Allen
Thomas Von Essen
Joe Franklin
Mary Boone
Gary Hill
Jonathan Bepler
Richard Avedon
Arthur C. Danto
Nelson George
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
Cyndi Lauper
Senator John McCain
Joel Meyerowitz
R. L. Stine
Wayne M. Coyne
Beck
Ronald Feldman
Leonard Nimoy
Larry Gagosian
Alex Katz
Ileana Sonnabend
Lance Kinz
Robin Byrd
Bill Maher
Ricky Jay
Rob Thomas
Peter Max
Ice Cube
Michael Crichton
Andy Rooney
Karl Lagerfeld
Tony Shafrazi
Rudy Demenga (Hansruedi Demenga)
Thaddaeus Ropac
Samuel Keller
Trey Anastasio

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2003
Tom Bosley
Scott Carpenter
Clive Davis
Mia Farrow
Penn Jillette
Teller
Reverend Al Sharpton
Jim Henke
Matthew Marks
Gwen Stefani
Tom Freston
Linda LaBelle
Gabe Bartalos
Matt Wallin
Matthew D. Ryle
Nancy Spector
Peter Strietmann
Chelsea Romersa
Dr. James Watson
Juan Usle
Bruce Davidson
Jerry Saltz
Klaus Biesenbach
Barbara Gladstone
Stefan Stux
Kate Shanley
Richard Levy
Michael Kohn
Bennett Roberts
Rhona Hoffman
Sean Kelly
Brooke Alexander
Jim Kempner
Ron Jeremy
Virginia Dwan
John Gibson
Brooke Shields
Roberta Smith
Elizabeth C. Baker (Betsy)
Linda Nochlin
Glenn D. Lowry
Richard Flood
Andrea Rosen
Paul van Dyk
Anna Sui
Kim Gordon
Jim O'Rourke
Thurston Moore
Jack White
Meg White
Suzanne Vega
Tom Robbins
Paul Kasmin
Maxwell L. Anderson
Adam Duritz
Michael Govan
Tom Eccles
Dan Aykroyd
Jim Belushi
Phil Selway
Thom Yorke
Rob Reiner
Seal
Traci Lords
Dave Gahan
Jim Jarmusch
Richard Hell
David Ippolito
Ben Vereen
Sara Kellner
Rainey Knudson
Charles Cowles
Anthony J Japour, MD
Andrew Kreps
Peter Saville
Billy Bob Thornton
Jerry I. Speyer
Gary Indiana
John Adams
Jim Shaw
Chuck Palahniuk
Diane von Fürstenberg
Kurt Vonnegut
Joyce Carol Oates
Madeleine Albright
Al Franken
Gary Hume
Zadie Smith
James Warhola
Neil Gaiman
David Bowie
Tom Brokaw
Paul Morrissey
Michael Moore
Trisha Brown
Catherine de Zegher
Yvonne Rainer
Paula Cooper
Adam Fuss
Julian Schnabel (Second Time)
Olmo Schnabel
Jack Schnabel
Tara Solomon
Barbara Walters
Cornel West
Patrick McMullan
Marie Havens
Anita Antonini
Isaac Mizrahi
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Dr. Israel Rosenfield
Adam D. Weinberg
David Teiger
Tony & Jean Harrison
John Cheim
Howard Read
Walter Hopps
Thomas Krens

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2004
Jimmy Fallon
Coco Fusco
Lowery Stokes Sims
James Walsh
Barry Westhead
Ben Byrne
James Stelfox
Tiffani Szilage
Al Held
Peter Yarrow
Noel (a.k.a. Paul) Stookey
Mary Travers
Don Rubell
Mera Rubell
Billy Name
Lisa Phillips
Marc Jacobs
Martin Z. Margulies
Dan Rather
Sting
Senator Charles E. Schumer
Do-Ho Suh
Katherine Dunham
Terry Richardson
Matthew Higgs
Matthew L. Burton
Larry Flynt
Tim Griffin
Graham Nash
Jhumpa Lahiri
Bruce Weber
Calvin Klein
Thelma Golden
Nelson Savinon
Russell Simmons
Paul Auster
Rem Koolhaas
Charlie Rose
Stephen King
Agnes Gund
Michel Gondry
Joel Coen
Brian Eno
David Letterman
Peter M. Brant
George Carlin
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Irving Sandler
Pee-Wee Herman
Garry Kasparov

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2005
Billy Crystal
Kenny Schachter
Arnold L. Lehman
Gene Wilder
Sir Elton John
Todd Oldham
Eric Bogosian
Willie Nile
Leonard Cohen
David Rockefeller
David N. Dinkins
Ice-T
Pablo Helguera
Dan Cameron
Martin Harth
Hilly Kristal
Bob Gruen
Patrick Swayze
Lisa Niemi
Warren Fischer
Tim Burton
Mark Romanek
Anton Corbijn
Stéphane Sednaoui
James Cohan
Norman Jewison
Wynton Marsalis
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Michael Kimmelman
William Eggleston
Stephen Shore
Doug Aitken
Ryan Merrick
Karen Armstrong
Duane Michals
Ron Howard
Brian Grazer
Martha Stewart
Bruce Mau

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2006
Robert Redford
Willoughby Sharp
Chip Kidd
Santiago Calatrava
Gary Hart
James Cuno
Philippe de Montebello
Ace Frehley
Martha Wilson
Reverend Billy
Andrew Feldman, M.D.
Taylor Mead
Donna Karan
Robert Altman
J. J. Abrams
Sarah Sze
Ducky DooLittle
Eddie Vedder
Neal Preston
Carson Kressley
Sandra Bernhard
Steve Jobs
Isaiah Sheffer
Jonathan Ames
Chris Rock
Zaha Hadid
James de la Vega
Al Gore
Neil Simon
Les Paul
Greg Palast
Paul Krugman
Randi Rhodes
Amy Goodman
Douglas Coupland
Lian Lunson
Helen Thomas
T. C. Boyle
Platon
Brian Delaney
David Johansen
Sylvain Sylvain
Sami Yaff
Steve Conte
Brian Koonin
Phil Donahue
Terry George
Darryl "DMC" McDaniels
Elle Macpherson
Robert Hughes
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Steve Reich
Matt Groening
Leonard Riggio
Richard Meier
Marie Meyer

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2007
Cey Adams
Lauren Greenfield
Rineke Dijkstra
Todd Hido
Jeff Wall
Anton Kern
John Connelly
Richard Lewis
Yo-Yo Ma
Don Iannucci
Senator John Kerry
Bill Bradley
Robert Rodriguez
Quentin Tarantino
Tina Louise
Conan O’Brien
Adam "Adrock" Horovitz
Michael "Mike D" Diamond
Tehching Hsieh
Lisa Gerrard
Merce Cunningham
Miranda July
Ena Heller, Ph.D.
Emanuel Lundgren
Ashton Kutcher
Larry Clark
John Turturro
John Dean
John Madden
General Wesley Clark
George Clooney
Vicente Fox
Justice Clarence Thomas
Lauren Hutton
Robert Fogelman
Paul Thomas Anderson

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2008
Steven Holl
Murray Moss
Senator John Edwards
Andrew W.K.
Julius
Christiane Amanpour
James Nachtwey
Dr. Fred Dunbar
Hans Zimmer
Philippe Petit
Dick Cavett
Adam "MCA" Yauch
Ted Turner
Sir Tom Stoppard
William J. Clinton
Michael R. Bloomberg
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Danny Boyle
Arthur Penn
Baz Luhrmann
David Zwirner
Viggo Mortensen
Spike Jonze

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2009
Harvey Weinstein
Wallace Shawn
Paul Simon
Larry Fink
Richard Belzer
Eli Broad
Donald Kuspit
Phillip Noyce
Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt
Philippe Vergne
Norman O'Flynn
Philippe Starck
James Schamus
Ang Lee
Kanye West
Bill T. Jones
Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons
Salman Rushdie
Senator Tom Daschle
Max Protetch
Selim Birsel
Charles Strouse
Bill Hader
Pat Steir
Wes Anderson
Rob Zabrecky
Tom Holland

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2010
Bill Withers
Aby Rosen
Mick Jagger
John Cale
Larry Johnson
Gil Shaham
Betsey Johnson
Peter Buffett
Neil Jordan
Jo Baer
Todd Solondz
Ken Russell
Win Butler
Pete Seeger
Robert Thurman
Sean Lennon
Geraldo Rivera
Jonas Mekas
Peter Buck
Josh Groban
Chris Blackwell
Lou Ferrigno
Juliette Lewis
Apolo Ohno
Alanna Heiss
Anthony Haden-Guest
Halle Berry

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2011
Roseanne Barr
Jerry Springer
Mark Seliger
Mick Jones
Mos Def (Dante Terrell Smith)
Christoph Schäfer
Kathleen Hanna
David Lynch
Mike Nichols
Jason Reitman
Bill Murray
Bernie Williams
Crispin Hellion Glover
Donald Rumsfeld
Oscar de la Renta
Dr. Eric Kandel
Eliot Spitzer
John Landis
Robert Smith

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2012
Stephen Merchant
Michael Musto
Rodney King
Werner Herzog
Julie Delpy
Tom Ford
Dee Snider
Gavin Brown
J. G. Thirlwell
Vito Schnabel
John Irving
Will Smith
Gayle King
Colin Powell
Gary Lucas
Brett Ratner
Jimmy Scott
Alan Light
Reggie Watts
Glen Hansard
Charlie Finch (Second Time)
Andrew McCarthy
Amanda Lepore
Julián Castro
Joaquín Castro
Cory Booker
John Lydon
George Lucas
Robert Zemeckis
Lucy Guerin

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2013
RoseLee Goldberg
Jeff Bridges
Natasha Khan
Neal Medlyn
Doug Cunningham
Jason Noto
Debbie Reynolds
Brian Williams
Sam Beam
Fred Armisen
Chris Baio
Chris Tomson
Ezra Koenig
Rostam Batmanglij
Jon Bon Jovi
Mark Morris
Questlove (Ahmir Khalib Thompson)
Elie Wiesel
Jason Alexander
Tom Petty
Matt Berninger
James Murphy
Vanessa Redgrave
John Mellencamp
Sofia Coppola
Abel Ferrara
Lee Ranaldo
Emilio Estefan
Gloria Estefan
Dorothy Vogel
Judge Judy (Judith Sheindlin)
Dres (Andres Titus)
Tom Wolfe
Mike Mills
John Densmore
Brian O'Doherty
Patrick Ireland
Barbara Novak
Larry David
Keith Mitchell
Hope Sandoval
David Roback
Noam Chomsky

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2014
Vin Rock (Vinnie Brown)
Calvin Tomkins
Aimee Mullins
Greg Kwiatek
Bradley Hanan Carter
Michael Walker
Simon Oscroft
Sean Daniel Stentz
Reese Richardson
Ryan Lallier
Bob Saget
Melle Mel
Jonny Buckland
Zach Braff
Chris Martin
Tyson Beckford
Ralph Lauren
Tim Noble
Mavis Staples
Leonardo DiCaprio
Tobey Maguire
Lukas Haas
Harmony Korine
Patrick Carney
Don Johnson
Michael Shannon
Jerry Seinfeld
Malcolm Gladwell
Bob Geldof
Tony Kushner
Emma Thompson
Mike Leigh
Jackson Browne
Martin Short
Joaquin Phoenix
Owen Wilson
Billy Idol
Robert Wilson
Lisandro Alonso
Christopher Guest (signed as Nigel Tufnel)
Steve Carell
Sienna Miller
Bennett Miller
Mark Ruffalo
Randy Newman
Neil Young
Norman Lear
Danica McKellar
Fred Savage
Annie Lennox
Noah Klersfeld
Carole Demas
Paula Janis
Rivers Cuomo
John Cleese
Eddie Redmayne
Nick Mason
Billy Gibbons
Dave Grohl
Eric Idle

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2015
Helmut Lang
Leonard A. Lauder
A. R. Rahman
Michael Kors
John Varvatos
Fern Mallis
Jane Fonda
Lewis Black
J. C. Chandor
Dave Rowntree
Alex James
Damon Albarn
Ken Chenault
John Legend
Caroll Spinney
Marcus Mumford
Oprah Winfrey
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Kelli O’Hara
Guy Pearce
Andrew Bujalski
Tim Howard
Gay Talese
Nancy Sinatra
Max Weinberg
Twyla Tharp
Fiona Apple
Lily Tomlin
Jane Lynch
Roger Corman
Anna Wintour
Andrew Bolton
Iman
Manolo Blahník
Iris Apfel
Tina Fey
Dave Navarro
André Leon Talley
Jesse Eisenberg
Charlotte Le Bon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Usher
Ridley Scott
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Carrie Brownstein
Grace Jones
Larry Kramer
Aaron Sorkin
Jeff Daniels
Seth Rogen
Kate Winslet
Art Garfunkel
Congressman John Lewis
Jerry Lewis
Frankie Avalon
Todd Haynes
Damien Echols
Seth Green
Sheila C. Johnson
Jeffrey Deitch
Neil Patrick Harris
Robert Osborne
George Takei
Guy Maddin
Misty Copeland
Kirsten Dunst
Andrea Bocelli
Sam Mendes
Jay Roach
Gregg Allman
Seth MacFarlane
Andrew Haigh
Miranda Cosgrove
Michael Flatley
Itzhak Perlman
Harvey Fierstein
Phylicia Rashad
Justice Stephen Breyer
Henry N. Cobb
Frank Miller

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2016
Ethan Coen
Michael Mann
Stephen Sondheim
Patricia Field
Russell Crowe
Gregg Rolie
Michael Carabello
Michael Shrieve
Neal Schon
Tim Robbins
Rosario Dawson
Danny DeVito
Michael Stipe (Second Time)
Rachael Leigh Cook
Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan
Johnny Knoxville
Jodie Foster
Jonathan Demme
Howard Shore
Michael Douglas
Jerry Schatzberg
Ricky Gervais
David Mamet
Arianna Huffington
Caitlyn Jenner
Alexander Wang
Judge Sérgio Moro
Don DeLillo
Anna Karina
Pamela Anderson
Ron Carter
Rick Moody
Amy Heckerling
Robert Downey Sr.
Mandy Patinkin
David Schwimmer
Penélope Cruz
Wong Kar-Wai
Carmen de Lavallade
Mary Harron
James Corden
Richard E. Grant
Steve Miller
Nile Rodgers
Jon Lovtiz
David Duchovny
Nicolas Winding Refn
Dr. Marshall S. Harth
Chuck Klosterman
Monica Lewinsky
Ryuichi Sakamoto
James Ivory
Ira Sachs
Alex Ross Perry
Jonathan Pryce
Susan Seidelman
Bryan Ferry
Joe Dante
Michael J. Fox
Kim Jung Gi
David W. Mack
James O’Barr
Don McLean
RZA (Robert Fitzgerald Diggs)
Paul Banks
Popa Wu
Unknown #2
William Shatner
Allison Williams
Heidi Klum
Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean)
Patrick Dempsey
Simon de Pury
Wayne Newton
Seth Meyers
Ken Burns
Alan Dershowitz
Michael Bublé
Stevie Wonder
Jeff Lynne
Bruce Springsteen
Bertrand Tavernier
Kent Jones
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Olivia Newton-John
Pedro Almodóvar
Peter Brook
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Saadi Yacef
Whit Stillman
Olivier Assayas
Josh Radnor
Tony Goldwyn
Jonathan Nolan
Errol Morris
Paul Feig
Kevin Kline
Luc Dardenne
Paul Verhoeven
Ron Galella
Carole Bayer Sager
Bette Midler
Meredith Monk
David Henderson
Terrence Malick
Anthony Bourdain
Carolina Herrera
Ai Weiwei
Dawn Wells
Lily Collins
Tommy Chong
Cheech Marin
Melinda Gates
Warren Beatty
Kirsten Johnson
Laura Poitras
Warwick Davis
Stan Lee
Cary Elwes
Stephen Colbert
Luke Evans
Graydon Carter
Robert Klein
Steven Spielberg
Rita Wilson
Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr.
Pete Rock
GZA (Gary Grice)
Hayley Mary
Sam Lockwood
Heather Shannon
Nik Kaloper
Richard Price
Shigeru Miyamoto
Senator Bernie Sanders
Pharrell Williams

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2017
R. Crumb (Robert Crumb)
Arne Glimcher
Marian Goodman
David Blaine
Madonna
Aziz Ansari
Orlando Jones
Laurence Fishburne
David Cone
Reggie Jackson
Don Mattingly
Willie Randolph
Treach (Anthony Criss)
Kurtis Blow (Kurt Walker)
Peter Hook
Deepak Chopra
Steve Ditko
Dick Gregory
Eve Ensler
Ryan Adams
Danny Clinch
Rick Astley
Tom McCarthy
Janeane Garofalo
Abigail Breslin
Kiefer Sutherland
JR
Common (Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr.)
Lauryn Hill
Jeff Zucker
Wolf Blitzer
Killer Mike (Michael Render)
El-P (Jaime Meline)
Morgan Spurlock
Jason Baldwin (Charles Jason Baldwin)
Joe Berlinger
Harry Connick Jr.
RuPaul (RuPaul Andre Charles)
Agnès Varda
Mira Nair
Mike Tyson
Dean Haspiel
Mike Birbiglia
David Chase
Paul Schrader
Noah Baumbach
Stephen Lang
Caleb Landry Jones
Zosia Mamet
Griffin Dunne
Fisher Stevens
Michael Cera
John Cusack
Danny Lloyd
Manfred Kirchheimer
Greta Gerwig
Dr. Michio Kaku
Gillian Anderson
John Oliver
Ben Harper
Bernard Sumner
Sufjan Stevens
Lena Dunham
David Hyde Pierce
Patti LuPone
John Singleton
Bob Balaban
Lawrence Kasdan
Katey Sagal
David Lloyd
Drew Friedman
Gene Luen Yang
Mahmoud Hamadani
Chelsea Clinton
Michael McKean
F. Gary Gray
Scott Eastwood
Rick Yune
Megan Mullally
Nick Offerman
Julian Assange
Julian Lennon
Robby Krieger
Kathryn Bigelow
Jennifer Hudson
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Rodney Graham
Geoffrey Rush
Barry Manilow
Jon Favreau
Bruno Dumont
Kenneth Lonergan
Anne Heche
Ezra Miller
Oscar Isaac
Jason Sudeikis
Wyatt Cenac
Olivia Wilde
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Ryan Hansen
Zac Posen
Adam Rifkin
Ariel Winter
Clea Duvall
Tracy Morgan
Ed Helms
Mark Cuban
Michael Pitt
Walter Robinson
Richard Armstrong
John Giorno
Samantha Bee
Gabrielle Giffords
Barry Jenkins
Naomi Campbell
Riz Ahmed
Thelma Aldana
Leslie Jones
Ava DuVernay
David Adjaye
David Chang
Mark Kelly
Bjarke Ingels
Pierre Guillet
Preet Bharara

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