The Oscar-winning producer for 12 Years of a Slave is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars with such box-office hits as Thelma & Louise, Fight Club, World War Z, and Mr & Mrs Smith. He stars next in science fiction thriller Ad Astra and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
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Known for her Oscar-winning performance in Monsters, Theron is one of the most versatile actresses today, tackling roles as varied as an ass-kicking spy in Atomic Blonde and an alcoholic writer on Young Adult with equal panache. She is also founder her own African outreach project dedicated to fighting the HIV crisis in sub-Saharan Africa.
This rising star has already made a name for himself on the HBO series Girls and, most recently, the spawn of Hans Solo and Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A Juilliard graduate and former US Marine, he is set to light up the stage next in the Broadway revival of Burn This.
Former model Wu has come a long way since his debut in the Hong Kong arthouse film, Bishonen. One of the most popular actors in the SAR for the most part of the 2000s (notable films include One Nite in Mongkok, New Police Story and The Heavenly Kings), he returned home to the US recently to star and produce Into the Badlands for AMC cable channel; the series will return for a third season at the end of April. He currently appears in Tomb Raider with Alicia Vikander.
Hailing from a dynasty of explorers and scientists, Piccard made history by flying around the world non-stop in a balloon, the Breitling Orbiter 3, in 1999. A strong advocate for renewable energies, he also circumnavigated the globe in a solar-powered aircraft in 2016. Trained as a medical doctor, Piccard is one of today’s most influential voices in environmental sustainability.
David de Rothschild
Rothschild is the founder of the Sculpt the Future Foundation that uses exploration and adventure to tell stories about nature. In 2010, he sailed from San Francisco to Sydney in a fully recyclable catamaran kept afloat by 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles. The youngest Briton to reach both geographical poles, de Rothschild is recognised as a United Nations Climate Hero, A National Geographic Emerging Explorer and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
The world-renowned guide has led Prince Harry on the royal’s charitable Walking with the Wounded to the North Pole in 2011 and the South Pole in 2013, both of which were televised. In fact, his expertise in navigating the most unforgiving terrains has led to a successful career in television, whether as a producer or a consultant of safety and logistics on numerous nature and adventure productions.
One of Australia’s top surfing stars, Gilmore has won six World Championships title since going professional at 17. She has also been inducted into the Surfers’ Hall of Fame and was awarded Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year in 2010.
A prolific athlete on the waves, Fitzgibbons was the youngest surfer to win an ASP Pro Junior event. Since then, she has traversed the world for competitions with important wins in Australasia, Brazil and Portugal. She has garnered 10 WSL World Tour victories as well as runner-up position in three World Championships.
American Kelly Slater is the most successful surfer of all time, having emerged victorious at the World Surf League Championship a record 11 times, including five consecutive titles between 1994 and 1998. Even more impressively, he was the youngest champion at 20 and the oldest at 39, representing a record of longevity and performance remarkable in any sport.