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Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

Posted on: September 7, 2008 11:06 pm
 
Well it is time to begin the voting for round 3. We had a few upsets again, and the match ups look even tougher this round. Not all of the voting went the way I hoped or expected. We did have less voting in this round and as close as some the battles were I wonder how different the results might have been with the same turnout as last week.

As always first here are the results from round 2 with my comments that I hope you find at least a little bit amusing and or entertaining.

1)Tom Hanks 23 vs. 17)Cary Grant  8 Forrest Gump defeats Mr. Lucky. This would have been a very tough match up for me to vote on as I really enjoy both their work. Grant was great in such a wide range of roles from Hitchcokc thrillers to screwball comedies.
2)Harrison Ford 24 vs. 18)Dustin Hoffman 7 Dr. Jones, Hans Solo and Jack Ryan way too much for the Rain Man and Tootsie
3)Denzel Washington  21  vs. 19)Gene Hackman 10 Just like in Crimson Tide Denzel comes out on top in this match up.
4)Paul Newman 17 vs. 13)Mel Gibson 14  William Wallace's cries of Freedom go for naught against Cool Hand Luke and Butch Cassidy 
5)Al Pacino  18 vs. 12)Jimmy Stewart 13 Oscar winner for playing a Colonel beats real life General in a battle of 2 true superstars
6)Robert DeNiro  23 vs. 11)Robert Redford 8  Crazed Taxi Driver takes the Sundance Kid for a long ride
7)Jack Nicholson  19 vs. 10)Sean Connery 12 Jack might be the only man as cool as 007 as Bond goes down.
8)Clint Eastwood  14  vs. 9)Morgan Freeman 17 I guess it takes God to take down Clint as he did too good a job directing his good buddy.

Actresses:
1)Jodie Foster 25 vs. 16)Demi Moore 6  Clarice defeats G.I. Jane easily
2)Julia Roberts 23 vs. 15)Rita Hayworth 8 Erin Brockovich defeats Shawshank poster girl
3)Sophia Loren 13 vs. 14)Meryl Streep 18 Incredible actress beats legendary Italian beauty
4)Sandra Bullock 15 vs. 13)Marilyn Monroe 14  Speed kills this legendary beauty instead of a overdose this time.
5)Katherine Hepburn 20 vs. 12)Audrey Hepburn 10  Katherine the Great defeats her adorable namesake
6)Angelina Jolie 18 vs. 11)Renee Zwelleger 13 Mrs. Smith  takes out Bridget Jones
7)Susan Sarandan 15 vs. 10)Julie Andrews 16  Mary Poppins eeks out a win over the Minor League's most famous groupie
8)Halle Berry 13 vs. 9)Elizabeth Taylor 17  La Liz adds the lovely Ms. Berry to her list of victims including her too numerous to count ex husbands.

Here are the match ups for the Quarterfinals. Man are some of these tough.

1)Tom Hanks vs. 9)Morgan Freeman
2)Harrison Ford  vs. 7)Jack Nicholson
3)Denzel Washington vs. 6)Robert DeNiro
4)Paul Newman  vs. 5)Al Pacino
 
Actresses:
1)Jodie Foster  vs. 9)Elizabeth Taylor
2)Julia Roberts vs. 10)Julie Andrews
6)Angelina Jolie vs. 14)Meryl Streep 
4)Sandra Bullock vs. 5)Katherine Hepburn
 
Voting for this round will close at 11 PM EST on this coming Sunday.
Please try and remember to rate your fellow posters as I am sure they will do the same for you. As usual I will only vote in the case of any ties.  Thanks again.
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Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: September 12, 2008 8:40 pm
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

1)Tom Hanks vs. 9)Morgan Freeman
2)Harrison Ford  vs. 7)Jack Nicholson   -  Real tough choice here.
3)Denzel Washington vs. 6)Robert DeNiro
4)Paul Newman  vs. 5)Al Pacino
 
Actresses:
1)Jodie Foster  vs. 9)Elizabeth Taylor
2)Julia Roberts vs. 10)Julie Andrews
6)Angelina Jolie vs. 14)Meryl Streep 
4)Sandra Bullock vs. 5)Katherine Hepburn

Good Job Yankee.



Since: Oct 27, 2007
Posted on: September 12, 2008 1:44 pm
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

1)Tom Hanks vs. 9)Morgan Freeman
2)Harrison Ford  vs. 7)Jack Nicholson
3)Denzel Washington vs. 6)Robert DeNiro
4)Paul Newman  vs. 5)Al Pacino
 
Actresses:
1)Jodie Foster  vs. 9)Elizabeth Taylor
2)Julia Roberts vs. 10)Julie Andrews
6)Angelina Jolie
vs. 14)Meryl Streep 
4)Sandra Bullock vs. 5)Katherine Hepburn



Since: Jun 11, 2007
Posted on: September 12, 2008 11:26 am
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

Here's my votes.....

Morgan Freeman
Jack Nicholson
Robert DeNiro
Paul Newman
 
Elizabeth Taylor
Julie Andrews
Meryl Streep 
Katherine Hepburn

 

 




Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2008 11:07 am
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

Actors:

Morgan Freeman

Harrison Ford - Jack Nicholson as the Joker may have been the best character of all time.

Robert DeNiro - Made famous by Bananarama "Robert DeNiro's waiting...talking Italian"

Al Pacino

Actresses:

Jodie Foster

Julie Andrews - 2 different eras, I've never seen Julia sing

Angelina Jolie

Katherine Hepburn - Class Act, has a presence like no one else on this list




Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2008 8:59 pm
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

accidently submitted that before finishing...

here are my votes for the women:

Jodie Foster
Julie Andrews
Angelina Jolie
Katherine Hepburn




Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2008 8:47 pm
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

Morgan Freeman
Jack Nicholson
Robert DeNiro
Al Pacino

Jodie




Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2008 5:55 pm
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

Here are my quarterfinal votes Yank!

Actors:

Tom Hanks

Harrison Ford

Denzel Washington

Paul Newman

Actresses:

Jodie Foster

Julie Andrews

Angelina Jolie

Katherine Hepburn

Thanx again for doing this and see you next round!

-M.M.




Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2008 3:05 pm
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

actors:

hanks

nicholson

deniro

pacino

actresses:

foster

andrews

streep

bullock

 




Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2008 10:13 pm
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

Definitely the hardest choices so far-

  • Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump alone)
  • Harrison Ford (Fugitive, Pres James Marshall, Indy Jones, Han Solo)
  • Denzel Washington (dirty cop and rebel slave, WOW)
  • Al Pacino

 

  • Jodie Foster (Sarah Tolbias was a fighter)
  • Julia Roberts (Spoonful of sugar isnt enough this time)
  • Meryl Streep (how did Angleina get THIS far)
  • Katherine Hepburn

On the favorite vs best discussion- I think favorite is the best choice as it assumes bias where best hopes for objectivity that can never be achieved. Great Job Gator!




Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2008 3:57 pm
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

Actors:


1)Tom Hanks vs. 9)Morgan Freeman  - It would be a shame if he didn't win the whole thing on the Men's side. His SNL skits were classic, and Bosom Bodies was hilarious. But his best work has been done on the big screen.
2)Harrison Ford  vs. 7)Jack Nicholson  - He has given us two of the greatest characters in cinematography: Indiana Jones and Han Solo.
3)Denzel Washington vs. 6)Robert DeNiro -  this was probably the hardest one for me to decide, I went back and forth several times before sticking with Denzel. I could have gone either way and not been upset.
4)Paul Newman  vs. 5)Al Pacino - This is my only departure from the favorites. I have never liked Paul Newman. Good actor - yes. Don't like him. Pacino has been "Money" in so many movies that I can't not pick him.
 
Actresses:


1)Jodie Foster  vs. 9)Elizabeth Taylor - Have you ever seen the Movie "Cleopatra"? I vote for Liz based on that movie alone. In my opinion Jodie Foster always plays the exact same character... 
2)Julia Roberts vs. 10)Julie Andrews - Same could be said for Julia Roberts...Julie Andrews is talented and engaging.
6)Angelina Jolie vs. 14)Meryl Streep  - Can I pick Neither?
4)Sandra Bullock vs. 5)Katherine Hepburn - Katherine Hepburn. Yes these 2 aren't even in the same conversation.

Well I went with the Favites for the Men and the underdogs with the Women.

Thanks YankeeGator!



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