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Poll: Top 5 Favorite Actors!

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Let me start off by saying that I love movies so much that I keep lists of everything. For example, I have a list of my 100 Favorite Movies, etc.


So, I thought it would be interesting to see my fellow movie lovers lists of their "Top 5 Favorite Actors of All-Time" Here are mine. These five are so famous that I'm not even going to use their last names because you will all know who they are. Here we go: (in order)


1) Eastwood

2) Nicholson

3) DeNiro

4) Newman

5) McQueen


The other 5 completing my Top 10 are: (in various order)


6) Gene Hackman

7) Sean Connery

8) Burt Reynolds

9) Kevin Costner

10) Marlon Brando


Okay movie lovers! Get out your lists (I can't be the only one who does this) and let's hear who your Top 5 Actors are!

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Well, requesting the right to change when someone I neglected to list comes to mind...

(And assuming by "actor" you will create another thread for "actresses"), here are 5, in no particular order.


Cary Grant

Humphrey Bogart

William Powell

Jimmy Stewart

Buster Keaton

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My list, in no order. These are the actors I can watch in anything:


1. Cary Grant

2. Clark Gable

3. Spencer Tracy

4. Burt Lancaster

5. Dana Andrews/Humphrey Bogart (split, because I wanted to make sure both made the list. :) )


Extending beyond 5, here are the others I love to watch, in no order:


Errol Flynn

Ray Milland

Joel McCrea

William Powell


*Update: Adding Bob Mitchum! Thanks to James' post for reminding me...*


And on and on...


Edited by: EugeniaH on Dec 8, 2011 1:43 PM

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Well since females are also actors by definition I"m going to list my top 5 favorites for both genders:


Leslie Howard


Cary Grant

William Powell

Robert Mitchum


Bette Davis

Barbara Stanwyck

Olivia De Havilland

Carole Lombard

Jean Arthur







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In rough order:


*Male Actors:*


Toshiro Mifune

Jean Gabin

(fairly big gap)

Robert Ryan

Al Pacino

(another gap)

Glenn Ford




Barbara Stanwyck


(Big gap)


Bette Davis

Judy Davis

(small gap)

Jean Harlow

Joan Crawford




Mifune/Gabin/Stanwyck in a three-way tie


Bette Davis/Ryan tied for 4th


*Character Actors, using a floating definition of the term, and in an order that changes about five times a week:*


Edward Arnold

Wallace Beery

Nat Pendleton

Guy Kibbee

Charles Coburn


*Five Actors / Actresses I can do without:*


Gregory Peck

Marlon Brando

Orson Welles

Jane Fonda

Dustin Hoffman

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1.Jack Lemmon

































































































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3.Gary Cooper

































































































4.Cary Grant


5 Charlton Heston>Kirk Douglas>Henry Fonda>Bing Crosby>Burt Lancaster>Van Johnson>Robert Mitchum>Fred Astaire>Robert Young>William Powell>Humphrey Bogart>Glenn Ford>Gene Kelly>Rudolph Valentino. Whew, I couldn't stop at 5. lol Sorry!

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I don't know if I can pick 5, but I'll try! And these would be leads, as I have many other favorite character actors!!!


Edward G Robinson

Jimmy Cagney

Humphrey Bogart

William Powell

Jimmy Stewart


Wow, I love lots more, but those are probably my top 5!!

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