Johnny Depp is America’s favorite movie star -- again

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Johnny Depp is America’s favorite movie star, according to a new poll of 2,237 adults conducted by the polling firm Harris Interactive. It’s the second year in a row Depp, who appeared in three movies in 2011, has landed atop the chart.

Depp appeared in ‘The Rum Diary’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ and loaned his voice to the animated film ‘Rango.’ Which is enough to make him the favorite of women; Republicans and independents; Baby Boomers, Gen X-ers and Echo Boomers; Easterners, Midwesterners and Westerners.

Clint Eastwood was tops in the South; George Clooney was a favorite of grandparents and moderates; and Democrats love Denzel Washington.

The rest of the top five are: Clint Eastwood and Denzel Washington tied for No. 2, Tom Hanks and, incredibly, John Wayne. Wayne, who hasn’t made a movie or done a talk show or had a messy tabloid breakup since his death in 1979, has been on the Harris list every year since 1994.


And yes, the list was open to both men and women, although only one woman was listed in the Top 10: Sandra Bullock came in at No. 7.


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--Patrick Kevin Day