Al Pacino picked as greatest movie star of all time

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Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at 10:50 AM Central

by Tim Briscoe

Brits love movies almost as much as we Americans. They also have a fondness for American actors apparently. In a poll conducted by UK television station Channel 4, six of the top ten named were U.S.-born thespians. The incomparable Al Pacino was number one according to the 25,000 British voters.

Following Pacino were Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Kevin Spacey, Harrison Ford, and Jack Nicholson. The top England-born actor was Anthony Hopkins at number seven. Scotsmen Sean Connery and Ewan McGregor and UK-born Cary Grant rounded out the top ten.

The list was dominated by males with only 10 of the top 50 slots going to women. Audrey Hepburn was the top female at 13.

Here is the top half. For the full list, visit the Channel 4 site.

  1. Al Pacino
  2. Robert De Niro
  3. Tom Hanks
  4. Kevin Spacey
  5. Harrison Ford
  6. Jack Nicholson
  7. Anthony Hopkins
  8. Sean Connery
  9. Ewan McGregor
  10. Cary Grant
  11. Samuel L. Jackson
  12. James Stewart
  13. Audrey Hepburn
  14. Steve McQueen
  15. Brad Pitt
  16. Paul Newman
  17. Mel Gibson
  18. Clint Eastwood
  19. Robin Williams
  20. Sigourney Weaver
  21. Nicole Kidman
  22. Johnny Depp
  23. Jodie Foster
  24. Dustin Hoffman
  25. Susan Sarandon
  26. Russell Crowe
  27. Morgan Freeman
  28. Denzel Washington
  29. Julia Roberts
  30. Marlon Brando
  31. Christopher Lee
  32. Tom Cruise
  33. Nicolas Cage
  34. Christopher Walken
  35. Bruce Willis
  36. Humphrey Bogart
  37. Cate Blanchett
  38. Katharine Hepburn
  39. Marilyn Monroe
  40. Gary Oldman
  41. Jackie Chan
  42. Gene Hackman
  43. Jack Lemmon
  44. Michael Caine
  45. Bette Davis
  46. John Travolta
  47. Jim Carrey
  48. John Cusack
  49. Bruce Lee
  50. Charlie Chaplin

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