Denzel Washington, the star of American Gangster
The Great Debaters
, for the second consecutive year topped
the list as America's favorite movie star in a new survey.
The Academy-award winner was also the first choice of Democrats
questioned in the annual Harris Poll, while Tom Hanks, the
Republicans' favorite actor, captured the No. 2 spot for the second
straight year. He is currently in theaters playing a hawkish
Democrat in Charlie Wilson's War.
Johnny Depp, the star of Sweeney Todd and the
Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, rose four places to take
the third position, followed by Julia Roberts, the highest ranked
actress on the list.
Will Smith -- star of I Am Legend -- rounded out the
John Wayne, the only deceased star on this year's list, came in
sixth place. Wayne is the only actor to rank in the poll's top 10
every year since its inception in 1994.
Matt Damon and former James Bond star Sean Connery tied for
seventh place, while Sandra Bullock, the only other woman to make
the top 10, took the ninth spot and Bruce Willis of Die
Hard fame came in 10th.
(Agencies via Xinhua January 17, 2008)