Denver ID8ers

Douglas Fairbanks — He swashbuckled his way through The Mark of Zorro and Robin Hood, but he made his real mark as a founding member of United Artists and The Motion Picture Academy.

David Fincher — The director of Fight Club, The Social Network, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac and more, Fincher is responsible for some of the most provocative films of recent years.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone — Like South Park or loathe it, but the duo forever changed animation and the way cartoons are imagined.

Karl Rove — The mastermind behind the elections of President George W. Bush, Rove revolutionized how campaigns are run. 

Neal Cassady — The model for Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and a member of Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters, Cassady was a major figure of the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture movement of the 1960s.

Bill Frisell — The jazz guitarist, composer and arranger has refused to be tied down to a particular sound or genre.

Steve Ells — The founder of Chipotle American Grill, Ells has been at the forefront of the movement to make fast food responsible and sustainable.

Roseanne Barr — She refined her “domestic goddess” routine in Denver comedy clubs before going on to star in Roseanne and redefining the parameters of women in comedy.

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