Tom Hanks Is America’s Favorite Movie Star

Tom Hanks America favorite movies star
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According to a new poll, Tom Hanks is America’s favorite movie star.

Hanks, whose latest film “The Bridge of Spies” is up for six Oscars, topped a Harris Poll that surveyed more than 2,200 adults in the U.S. about the best Hollywood actor/actress. Hanks also nabbed the title in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2013.

Jumping up two spots from last year, Johnny Depp was runner-up. Depp portrayed notorious gangster Whitey Bulger in 2015’s “Black Mass.” Neither Hanks nor Depp is up for a best actor Oscar, despite early buzz surrounding their performances. Both were also snubbed for a Golden Globe nomination.

Denzel Washington, who was absent from the big screen in 2015 and topped last year’s list, fell two positions to America’s third favorite movie star.  The “Training Day” actor was honored with the coveted Cecil B. DeMille Award earlier this month at the Globes.

The Harris Poll’s top five was rounded out with Oscar-winning western icon John Wayne and Harrison Ford, who reprised his role as Han Solo in the box office hit “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

In a category all her own, Sandra Bullock — who voiced a villain in “Minions” and portrayed a political strategist in “Our Brand Is Crisis” this past year — grabbed the No. 6 spot, making her the first actress to appear on the list. Not far behind, Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence (“Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2,” “Joy”) earned the seventh slot.

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  1. JOHNNY DEPP HAS TREMENDOUS BODY ODOR says:

    Depp is like a stupid puppy…Disney’s puppy that is.

  2. Rob says:

    John Wayne? Seriously? What is this, a poll of conservatives over 70??

  3. Jimmy Lipshitz says:

    My gawd, Variety, what rock did you look under to find the trollbabies and scum that fill your comments section? These comments SUCK!

  4. Movie buff says:

    Most overrated actor of all time. Always the same shitty safe parts. Zero risk in all movie choices, always the same character… BORING ASS pseudo-actor.

  5. Chason says:

    No Leo! Inconceivable!

  6. susanbluesky says:

    people seem to forget the really good ones which these newcomers cannot hold a candle to and that is robert brown, john wayne, tom mix, wayne s hart (close freind to wyatt earp), tom loughlin, audry murphy, dan haggerty, and the list goes on
    as for the females actresses they are all jokes no match for the oldies like joan crawford, betty davis, and so on.

    • Ivo says:

      O, please, this is such a cliche….They are incredible good actors now, maybe even better than the old ones…

    • Mark says:

      Are you saying that Tom Hanks can’t hold a candle to those you mentioned? Of course he can, he is one of the greats. I also think Jennifer Lawrence will reach the height of the greats like Bette Davis and Hepburn if she continues like this…she is only 25 and has 1 Oscar and the youngest 4 time Oscar nominee ever. She could break Streep’s record.

  7. nichael says:

    Sandra Bullock is a joke, she shouldn’t be on the list. Jennifer Lawrence I can understand but Bullock? Minions was not good and Our brand is crisis is a total BOMB…

  8. AYU_Dyah says:

    Where are two hypocrite and manipulative so called actors, Jada The Hutt and William Mediocre Smith? Those two who hide behind Race Card provoking everyone to Boycott Oscar, but in fact they wanted to push their own needs?
    Why don’t those two manipulative make into this favorite things?

    Once mediocre Will be mediocre, dear Jada The Hutt and husband. Nobody cares about you anymore.

  9. James says:

    But Depp got a SAG nomination, and also a Critics’ Choice nomination! Who cares about the Golden Globes?

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