#1
Self explanatory. Simply tell the 5 people who are most inspirational to you.

Personally, in no order:

Mikael Åkerfeldt
Richard Feynman
Stanley Kubrick
Frankin D. Roosevelt
Carl Sagan

Your turn.
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#2
Bob Saget
Bob Saget
Bob Saget
Bob Saget
Bob Saget


but seriously,

Adam Jones
Tim Burton
Steven Spielberg
Devin Townsend
Imre Sallay (my old piano teacher)

EDIT: Sorry, Mr. Sallay, I have to kick you off the list to make room for

Bill motherfucking Watterson.

An amazing inspiration to me, and one of the earliest ones I've had. I had his 10 year Anniversary book as a kid, and reading through his struggles with the newspapers and licensing imprinted into my mind at a very early age the importance of creative freedom and staying true to your creations, which is why I'm such an asshole to work with today because I hate the thought of other people messing up my work.
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#3
Trent Reznor
Chris Letchford
Misha Mansoor/Tosin Abasi
Matthew McGhee
Rob Chapman
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#4
Dave Grohl
Jimmy Page
Jeff Healey (he was blind, and one of the best guitarists I've heard in my life. If he can do it, I'm sure I can)
My friends
Russell Howard (his "if it makes you happy, fuck it" attitude).
#6
Manyard James Keenan
Misha Mansoor
Alexi Lahio (Before he was 25(AKA 2004))
Tommy Rodgers
Matt Heafy
NT

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#9
Musically:

Alexi Laiho
James Hetfield
Dave Mustaine
Jason Becker
John Petrucci

To grow as a person:
My father
Shepard (Mass Effect)
Vegeta (DBZ)
Goku (DBZ)

There is no fifth
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#11
Randy Rhoads - Not only for his skill, but his dedication and drive always learn and improve, not to mention is ability to play and compose. Dee is an underrated masterpiece.
Oskar Schindler - A real hero. Risked his life and everything he had for his workers. After saving over 1000 people, he still felt guilty for not saving more. In the end, he died penniless and alone for helping his employees.
Carl Sagan - One of the smartest men to have ever lived. He got me into astronomy and I haven't looked back.
James Hetfield - Man knows his way around a guitar and is the reason I started playing.
Jesse Owens and Goethe are tied
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#12
Misha Mansoor
Joe Satriani
Tosin Abasi
Jeff Loomis
Rob Chappers (for inspiring me to play, and being such an awesome guy all round)
Periphery, love that shit!
#14
myself.
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#15
Mikael Åkerfeldt
Dr Michio Kaku
My Parents
Frankie Boyle

In no particular order
It didn't take long to realise
The safest place was not her arms, but her eyes
Where she can't see you
For her gaze, it blisters;
Grey skin to cinders
#19
John Wayne.
Jack White.
Jesus.
Joe Satriani.
Joe Bonamassa.

Yep, all J's. I only look up to people whose names start with a J.
#20
Elliott Smith
Jeff Buckley
Dave Grohl
Izzy Stradlin
Myles Kennedy

can't think of any non-musicians..
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#21
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Misha Mansoor
Joe Satriani
Tosin Abasi
Jeff Loomis
Rob Chappers (for inspiring me to play, and being such an awesome guy all round)

How did I not think of these. Chappers is a HUGE inspiration to me. And Tosin is really on the same level as Mansoor/Letchford in terms of how i WANT to play/sound..
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She's so free. She's my idol.
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#25
Henry David Thoreau
Siddhartha Gautama
Bruce Lee
Gandhi
Albert Einstein
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#26
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She shows me that the world can be a beautiful place, and is not as evil as it is in my mind.

She gives me something to pursue, and shows me that everything I go through is worth it for the final outcome.

She makes me want to be the best I can be, because only my best is deserving of her.

She dances in my thoughts, keeping me totally sane.

She is inspiration.
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She shows me that the world can be a beautiful place, and is not as evil as it is in my mind.

She gives me something to pursue, and shows me that everything I go through is worth it for the final outcome.

She makes me want to be the best I can be, because only my best is deserving of her.

She dances in my thoughts, keeping me totally sane.

She is inspiration.

Zoey Deschanel is meh.
#32
Morrissey, for his voice & lyrics, his refusal to get a job, the fact that he's totally up front about what a pretentious asshole he is, and, of course, his fabulous hair.
#34
John Frusciante (made me want to pick up a guitar, also wrote the first song that I learned)
Bill Hicks
Tim Minchin (and above; inspire a lot of my ways of thinking about the world)

All I can think of currently
#35
I wasn't particularly inspired, but i was influenced by:

Edgar (guy knows how to get girls)
Pablo the rocker
The bands i like, duh
William (care-free attitude ftw)
Marlen ( )
E-married to BlessedRebel15
Most Attractive Female 2011 ^^
Dark Black Rivers in the WinterTime
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#36
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How did I not think of these. Chappers is a HUGE inspiration to me. And Tosin is really on the same level as Mansoor/Letchford in terms of how i WANT to play/sound..


Tosin/Misha are like modern day Hendrixes to me, their sound is just so different and melodic to the point where I can't even listen to most metal like I used to, they make it sound so boring in comparison...

And Chappers is a legend.
Periphery, love that shit!
#37
Bob Dylan
Johnny Cash
Jack White
Leadbelly
Louis Armstrong

If i could have 6, Son House would be in there too.