OCCUPATION: Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: With his deep repertory and manic conducting style he can look like he's trying to stab the sky the Venezuelan-born Dudamel has become a sensation in the classical-music world.
CON: Some snobs still say Los Angeles is not a major orchestra. And it's only a matter of time before he puts somebody's eye out with that thing.