THE MAVERICKS' MAVERICKS

We've made our list of 2009's most influential iconoclasts. Here, they name mavericks—historical and contemporary—who have inspired them. JASON KILAR: CEO, Hulu His Maverick: Jesus DUSTIN LANCE BLACK: SCREENWRITER His Maverick: Cleve Jones, gay-rights activist and friend of Harvey Milk...

We've made our list of 2009's most influential iconoclasts. Here, they name mavericks—historical and contemporary—who have inspired them.

GREECE - DECEMBER 12: The Pantocrator mosaic on the dome of the Church of the Virgin Daphni, Greece. (Photo by James L. Stanfield/National Geographic/Getty Images)

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JASON KILAR: CEO, Hulu

His Maverick: Jesus

PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 06: Cleve Jones onstage during the 20th anniversary of the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala presented by Cartier held at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 6, 2009 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage) * Local Caption *

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DUSTIN LANCE BLACK: SCREENWRITER

His Maverick: Cleve Jones, gay-rights activist and friend of Harvey Milk

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STEVE STOUTE: FOUNDER, CEO TRANSLATION CONSULTING AND BRAND IMAGING

His Maverick: John Malone, chairman of Liberty Media and CEO of Discovery Holding Company

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1800: (AUSTRALIA OUT) Photo of Bob HOPE (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

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SETH MACFARLANE: CREATOR, FAMILY GUY

His Maverick: Bob Hope, comedian and actor

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KEN BUNT: SVP MARKETING, HOLLYWOOD RECORDS

His Maverick: Shawn Fanning, Napster developer

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT: ACTOR/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

His Mavericks: The Velvet Underground, rock band

Matt Stone and Trey Parker at the MTV Studios, Times Square in New York City, New York (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)

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ANDY SAMBERG, AKIVA SCHAFFER, and JORMA TACCONE: FILMMAKERS/COMEDIANS

Their Mavericks: Matt Stone and Trey Parker, South Park creators

SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 09: Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivers the keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Web Developers Conference June 9, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Jobs kicked off the 2008 WWDC conference with a keynote where he is expected to announce an upgraded version of the popular iPhone. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) * Local Caption * Steve Jobs

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Their Maverick: Steve Jobs, Apple cofounder, chairman, and CEO

1912: Former American president Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919), who succeeded William McKinley after his assassination, was a popular leader and the first American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize which was awarded for mediation in the Russo-Japanese war. In the election of 1912 Roosevelt ran for President as the candidate of the Progressive Party. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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JOE ROSPARS: FOUNDING PARTNER, BLUE STATE DIGITAL

His Maverick: Teddy Roosevelt, 26th President of the U.S.

22nd January 1988: Civil rights leader Rosa Parks smiles while people gathered around her applaud at a ceremony held in her honor at the House of the Lord Church, Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Angel Franco/New York Times Co./Getty Images)

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T-PAIN: MUSICIAN PRODUCER

His Maverick: Rosa Parks, civil-rights activist

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 22: Google co-founders Sergey Brin (L) and Larry Page (R) appear in the audience at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting on September 22, 2006 in New York City. A large array of notables in the worlds of politics, human rights, and philanthropy gathered in New York for three days of fundraising pledges and seminars on global issues. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

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ANNE WOJCICKI: COFOUNDER, 23ANDME

Her Maverick: Sergey Brin, Google founder

EVAN WILLIAMS: COFOUNDER, TWITTER

His Maverick: Ben Franklin, American statesman and inventor

BEIJING, CHINA: American Nobel prize laureate, John Forbes Nash during the Nobel Laureates Forum 2005, in Beijing 31 May 2005. A group of 12 Nobel prize economic laureates are in Beijing to attend the forum, touching on various issues from the currency, longevity, politics and economic growth in the three-day event. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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BIZ STONE: COFOUNDER, TWITTER

His Maverick: John Forbes Nash, Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and economist

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