America's favorite movie star is

America's favorite movie star is Tom Hanks. His roles have taken him into the past and the future, into space and into a child's toy chest, and this year Tom Hanks has been crowned America's favorite movie star, according to a Harris Poll of 2,252 U.S. adults. To get to the top spot, he beat out Denzel Washington. Hanks, who was number one last year but dropped to number three this year. Johnny 

Depp captured the second slot.

The top 10 favorite movie stars are:
1. Tom Hanks
2. Johnny Depp
3. Denzel Washington
4. John Wayne
5. Harrison Ford
6. Sandra Bullock
7. Jennifer Lawrence
8. Clint Eastwood
9. Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts (tie)
More facts to know and tell:

  • This is Hanks' fifth time at the top of the list with previous wins in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2013. In 2015, he was number 5--so this is quite a leap to number 1.
  • John Wayne has the distinction of being the only actor to be on this list every year since 1994 -- even though he has been dead since 1979!
  • Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts returned to the top 10 list this year, while Meryl Streep and Angelina Jolie dropped off.
  • By gender, women chose Johnny Depp as their favorite movie star, while men like John Wayne.

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