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Who's Your Favorite Movie Star?

Posted on: August 6, 2008 10:46 am
Edited on: August 10, 2008 1:35 pm
Well I received several good suggestions for the topic of this blog and I very well could use them in the near future. I thought after doing my last one about television that I would switch to movies, well at least actors.

Everybody has a few actors or actresses that are their favorites over the years, some dramatic others comedic. So it is time to start another bracket competition.

Please submit a list of up to 15 of your favorite actors and 15 actresses ever. I hope to be able to have a bracket of at least 32 in each category depending on how the nominations go.

The seeding will of course be based on the number of mentions each person gets from the group.

How will the stars of years ago do versus those of a more recent vintage? How much support will Gable, Fonda, Stewart, Cagney, Bogart and others get compared Will Smith?

I will post my lists of 15 soon. Once again I will not be voting once the competition begins unless there are ties. As before the bracket will be set up as in the NCAA Basketball Tourney, which means no reseeding.

I hope this one is half as popular as my last one. I will keep the nominations open until August 15 at 11PM est.

Please be so kind to rate your fellow posters as I am sure they will do the same for you.
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Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2008 6:19 am

Who's Your Favorite Movie Star?

I really must pay homage to my Silent Film favorites as well, they were huge in their day and watching them is still captivating.

John Barrymore
Rudolf Valentino

German Silents:
Conrad Veidt - (Caligari, Student of Prague + others)
Emil Jannings  - (Last Laugh, Blue Angel, Faust + others)
Rudolf Klein-Rogge - (Metropolis, Mabuse, Spies + others)

There were so many fantastic silent stars, but these are mine.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2008 6:34 pm

Who's Your Favorite Movie Star?

I have to say I have been surprised as to how the nominations are going.

Over 125 actors and actresses have received mentions. Some of the biggest stars ever have only received one mention so far while some not very good actors will make the brackets. Several of those with the most votes so far were expected by me. There will be 64 in both brackets.

I might end up with a bracket just for some of the great character actors named, though that list would appear to be comprised of all males as the women mentioned so far do not seem to fit into that category.

Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2008 6:42 pm

Who's Your Favorite Movie Star?

and now for some woman

Jamie Lee Curtis

Sandra Bullock

Halle Berry

Catherine Zeta Jones

Rachel Welch

Uma Thurman

Doris Day


Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2008 6:04 pm

Who's Your Favorite Movie Star?

Awright Gator, I got 5 more guys

Tom Hanks

Randy Quaid

Val Kilmer

Bill Murray

Joe Pesci

Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2008 2:21 pm

Who's Your Favorite Movie Star?

Let's try it again.


  1. John Wayne
  2. Clint Eastwood
  3. Harrison Ford
  4. Nicholas Cage
  5. Paul Newman
  6. James Colburn
  7. Kevin Costner
  8. Sam Elliott
  9. Burt Reynolds
  10. Denzel Washington
  11. Tom Hanks
  12. Sean Connery
  13. Mel Gibson
  14. Bill Murray
  15. Robert Micham


  1. Rita Heyworth
  2. Julia Roberts
  3. Helen Hunt
  4. Jodie Foster
  5. Sandra Bullock
  6. Sohpie Loren
  7. Katherine Hepburn
  8. Audrey Hepburn
  9. Marisa Tomei
  10. Doris Day
  11. Geena Davis
  12. Julie Andrews
  13. Lucile Ball
  14. Michelle Pfeiffer
  15. Kathleen Turner

Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2008 2:11 pm
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Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2008 2:11 pm

Who's Your Favorite Movie Star?

Great thread again Yankee and I can't wait for the vote off.  Can't think of 15 ladies,  kinda like them all, but I'll give you what I got.

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Since: Jun 27, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2008 11:51 am

Who's Your Favorite Movie Star?

This was tough to do quickly. I gave it my best shot, listing the #1 actor with the #1 actress and so on. It saved space.

1 - Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman

2 - Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor

3 - Paul Newman, Juliette Binoche

4 - Robert Redford, Meryl Streep

5 - Jimmy Stewart, Sophia Loren

6 - Gregory Peck, Jodie Foster

7- Tom Hanks, Renee Zelweger

8 - Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts

9 - Jack Nicholson, Donna Reed

10 - Mel Gibson, Meg Ryan

11 - Sean Connery, Susan Sarandon

12 - Henry Fonda, Grace Kelly

13 - Johnny Depp, Audrey Hepburn

14 - Dustin Hoffman, Demi Moore

15 - Russell Crowe, Angelina Jolie

Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2008 8:54 am

Who's Your Favorite Movie Star?

-Well, Yank, you've opened up another can of worms with this one, lol...

-The other day after work, a co-worker of mine and I rode a train back from work together and had a "station beer" before we parted ways for the evening (public drinking, BTW, is legal in Japan).  Over the course of our chat, the subject of poetry came up, and he asked me who my favorite poet was.  I replied that I hesitate to favoritize individuals (including artists, musicians, etc.), and that I prefer to instead evaluate individual instances of greatness at this point, to which he replied, "One of those, are you?  I said "Who refuse to be pigeon holed?  Yep..."

-Anyway, at the risk of being "pigeon holed" Yank, here she goes (in no particular order)...


  • Harrison Ford
  • Al Pacino
  • Martin Sheen
  • Marlon Brando
  • Richard E. Grant
  • Max Von Sydow
  • Robin Williams
  • Girard Depardeau
  • Cary Grant
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Michael Caine
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Russell Crowe


  • Jessica Lange
  • Bette Davis
  • Gloria Swanson
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Meryl Streep
  • Cate Blanchette
  • Emma Thompson
  • Glenn Close
  • Uma Thurman
  • Jodie Foster
  • Katherine Hepburn
  • Emanuelle Beart
  • Julie Delpy
  • Juliette Binoche
  • Helen Mirren

-Ask me again tomorrow, Yank, and you just might get a slightly different answer, lol... 


Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2008 1:35 pm

Who's Your Favorite Movie Star?

My 5 actors that bug me. No offense to those that listed them. Personal choice.

1. Al Pacino-biggest overactor ever.
2. Robin Williams-always does more when less would be better.
3. Keanu Reeves-horrible
4. Ben Affleck-how does he still get jobs.
5.John Travolta-he just doesn't do it for me. I did like Vince Vega though.

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