Justin Timberlake No. 46 on AskMen's Top 49 Influential Men List

Justin Timberlake attends the premiere of "Bad Teacher" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on June 20, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics » Justin Timberlake (Getty Images) Sure he hasn't released an album in five years, but that doesn't mean Justin Timberlake has become irrelevant, quite the contrary in fact. Timberlake conquered the music scene to his liking and set his sights on taking over Hollywood. After his acclaimed role in the Oscar-winning The Social Network in 2010, Timberlake went full leading man in 2011 with Bad Teacher, Friends with Benefits, and the upcoming In Time, proving he can take on dark comedy, romantic comedy, and action thriller.

For those out there still yearning for Justin to bring his music career back, it might happen sooner than you think. 2011 also saw Timberlake surprise fans in NYC with a impromptu concert at his Southern Hospitality restaurant. Add that to yet another successful hosting gig on SNL, and Timberlake shows us why we should never count him out.

In its annual rundown of the 49 Most Influential Men, AskMen gathered more than 200,000 reader votes, along with their own editorial team's opinions, to compile a 2011 list that includes newsmakers ranging from actors to athletes to politicians and other visionaries in between. Whether through inspiration or contribution, these men defined 2011.

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Of AskMen's Most Influential Men of 2011, who should win?
Of AskMen's Most Influential Men of 2011, who should win?
Of AskMen's Most Influential Men of 2011, who should win?
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