OCCUPATION: Actor, pinup
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Having finally graduated from the High School Musical franchise, Efron is poised to transition from Mouse-branded moppet to grown-up film star, with a dramatic turn in Richard Linklater's 1930s drama Me and Orson Welles. And if that doesn't work out, he can always make a movie in which he does nothing but flip his hair and peer intently at the camera, and still clear $20 million on opening weekend.
CON: For someone looking to be taken seriously, a planned remake of Footloose seems like a very bad idea.