Larry David No. 44 on AskMen's Top 49 Influential Men List

Larry David attends the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Season 8 premiere at the Time Warner Screening Room on July 6, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics » Larry David (Getty Images) After he finished the acclaimed seventh season, Larry David threatened to pull the plug on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, claiming he was sapped of creativity and burned out. Thankfully, something rejuvenated the comedic genius, and he gave us another tour through his neurotic world of social anxiety.

David moved the show to New York, which gave the series a fresh look and feel, but he was smart enough (obviously) to weave the awkward interactions and harsh examinations of society that we all love within the new environment. From competing with Rosie O'Donnell for women to doubting the severity of Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's to giving Bill Buckner a shot at redemption, David made us laugh like no one else can.

AskMen's 2011 list of the Top 49 Most Influential Men showcases a diverse range of individuals from all walks of life. From tech visionaries to road cyclists, this year's list was based on more than 200,000 reader votes, as well as intense deliberation among the website's editorial staff.

See more Larry David photos:
  • Larry David in New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox
  • Larry David in "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Season 8 Premiere
  • Larry David in Celebs at the Staples Centre
  • Larry David in Celebrities At The Lakers Game
  • Larry David in Brad Grey Has Star Studded Guest List at Wedding in Bel-Air
  • Larry David in Premiere Of The HBO Documentary "His Way" - Red Carpet
  • Larry David in 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals
  • Larry David in "Hall Pass" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
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