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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: Jun 27, 2008
Posted on: September 8, 2008 10:03 am
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

I'm surprised this is the final eight. IMHO, there were some better choices knocked-out in tough earlier match-ups. It seems like most of the voters are younger and therefore some really good actors and performances didn't come into play.

1)Tom Hanks vs. 9)Morgan Freeman - easy vote here. Hanks can be any character -- Freeman seems to always play the same part.
2)Harrison Ford  vs. 7)Jack Nicholson - this is toughest choice. I like Ford's movies, but Nicholson has done classic stuff.
3)Denzel Washington vs. 6)Robert DeNiro
4)Paul Newman  vs. 5)Al Pacino




Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: September 8, 2008 7:09 am
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

Great job again, yank.  I can't believe that Josey Wales is out, but he did have a tough draw.  Anyway, here are my votes.

Actors

  1. Tom Hanks
  2. Harrison Ford
  3. Robert DeNiro
  4. Al Pacino

Actresses

  1. Jodie Foster
  2. Julia Roberts
  3. Meryl Streep
  4. Katherine Hepburn

 




Since: Jul 4, 2007
Posted on: September 8, 2008 5:18 am
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

Morgan Freeman
Harrison Ford
Robert DeNiro
Al Pacino

Jodie Foster
Julie Andrews
Angelina Jolie
Sandra Bullock

I can't believe Nicholson beat Connery...    Anyway, great job Yankee.



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: September 8, 2008 1:56 am
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

Great job again Yank!
We're down to the ntty gritty now.
My choices:
9)Morgan Freeman
2)Harrison Ford  
3)Denzel Washington
4)Paul Newman 
 
Actresses:
1)Jodie Foster 
2)Julia Roberts
14)Meryl Streep 
4)Sandra Bullock



Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: September 7, 2008 11:58 pm
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

I'm having a great time participating in your blog voting, Yank.   My votes are almost the same as sadurtimes'....almost.

For the men:  Tom Hanks.  Harrison Ford.  Robert Deniro.  Paul Newman.

And for the ladies:  Elizabeth Taylor.  Julie Andrews.  Meryl Streep.  Katherine Hepburn.

(but for the record, my actual favorite actress is probably Emma Thompson.)

--Cat

 




Since: Mar 24, 2007
Posted on: September 7, 2008 11:17 pm
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

Great job so far Yank, remind me not to invite most of the voters to movie night at my house though.

1)Tom Hanks very close but Hanks has more movies in my case.

2)Harrison Ford Indiana Jones and Han Solo

6)Robert DeNiro "You talkin' to me"

5)Al Pacino " Who, in their right mind Kevin, could possibly deny the twentieth century was entirely mine."

Actresses:

9)Elizabeth Taylor

10)Julie Andrews

14)Meryl Streep

5)Katherine Hepburn

The womens category is blasphemous. a shame that no one voted for talent.

As always though Yank you are the king, great job.



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