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Poll: John Wayne 7th Most Popular Star; Beats Clooney, Streep, Damon, Penn
Big Hollywood ^ | April 3, 2014 | John Nolte

Posted on 04/03/2014 8:39:42 PM PDT by This Just In

Since 1994, when Harris first began polling a large sample (2,311 this year) of Americans with the simple question "Who is your favorite movie star?", only one actor has made the top ten every year and only one actor has made it posthumously: John Wayne. In 2014, The Duke did it again, placing 7th -- holding the same spot he held last year.

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1 posted on 04/03/2014 8:39:42 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Looking at the other names on the list, I would have put Wayne at first.


2 posted on 04/03/2014 8:42:27 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: This Just In

And why shouldn’t he be there? His movies are enjoyable (yeah even the really old oaters). I still think The Quiet Man is one of the best movies ever made. His work with Maureen O’Hara over the course of several movies plus he and Late Hepburn in Rooster Cogburn are my go to movies for a truly lovely evening


3 posted on 04/03/2014 8:43:37 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: This Just In

Unlike the others on the list, he did not consider his celebrity as a reason to push his POV.


4 posted on 04/03/2014 8:46:30 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Mastador1

George cLooney is the most overrated, one dimensional actor in Hollywood.

Considering the fact that The Duke has been dead for over 30 years, the top ten listing is saying something.


5 posted on 04/03/2014 8:48:06 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Nifster

True Grit - Best John Wayne film in this house.


6 posted on 04/03/2014 8:48:55 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

George Clooney is also way overrated as a heartthrob

He’s a narcissist, not even gay, just all about G.

Not a good movie in his catalogue


7 posted on 04/03/2014 8:51:53 PM PDT by stanne
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To: This Just In

Good ole John Wayne ... a great actor!


8 posted on 04/03/2014 8:53:43 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: This Just In

Raise your hand if you have a signed autograph from The Duke.

Uhm I Do!


9 posted on 04/03/2014 8:53:43 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: This Just In

The Duke passed terds bigger than Clooney, Streep, Damon, etc.


10 posted on 04/03/2014 8:53:43 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: This Just In

Ok

I’ll start a top 4 like Imus’ musical mt rushmore

Just winging it:

Bogie
Hepburn
Jennifer Lawrence
Paul Newman


11 posted on 04/03/2014 8:55:50 PM PDT by stanne
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To: This Just In

Those somewhat-overlooked “rambunctious” ‘60s comedies like “McLintock!” and “North to Alaska” are big fun!


12 posted on 04/03/2014 8:56:03 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

Oops ... Forgot “Donovan’s Reef” as well!


13 posted on 04/03/2014 8:57:19 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: This Just In

Well I guess the fact that this is about popular and not talented explains the others, Damon, what a hack.


14 posted on 04/03/2014 8:57:52 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: This Just In

“George cLooney is the most overrated, one dimensional actor in Hollywood.”

John Wayne was also one-dimensional. He was John Wayne playing John Wayne—over and over and over again.Only the wardrobe changed.

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15 posted on 04/03/2014 8:57:54 PM PDT by Mears
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To: This Just In

I dont’ see Heston on that list, what rubbish.


16 posted on 04/03/2014 8:59:03 PM PDT by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: samadams2000

Well, at least I got Charlton Heston and Rod Steiger! Also Alec Guiness!


17 posted on 04/03/2014 8:59:19 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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18 posted on 04/03/2014 8:59:46 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Mears

I disagree. We own a number of John Waynes films both early as well as later movies. He was a far better actor than George cLooney is.

It is true that he was typecast, but nonetheless, John Wayne was a good actor.


19 posted on 04/03/2014 9:02:04 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Only current guys I like are Russell Crowe,Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell.&Matthew McConnaughey.Lots iof fine single performances from lower-level non -star actors always more satisfying from the usual star turns in vehicles designed only to promote and sell the star, and hence, the film. Clooney, Damon, and a bunch of others fit this category.The old -timers look better everytime I see them in a movie:Jimmy Stewart, Gable, Lee J. Cobb, Fredric March, Gary Cooper. But towering above them all is my odd favorite movie actor in American film: Walter Huston. See Dodsworth , from the mid-30s, to see the most pitch-perfect performance ever.


20 posted on 04/03/2014 9:03:37 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: stanne

Are we looking at American actors, or international as well?


21 posted on 04/03/2014 9:03:44 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: JennysCool

Love that movie. Also McLintock.


22 posted on 04/03/2014 9:06:02 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: supremedoctrine

You’ve listed some great names.

Some of my favs, in no particular order, are:

Sir Laurence Olivier
Albert Finney
Judi Dench
Charlton Heston
Mel Gibson
Maureen O’Hara
Emma Thompson
Julie Andrews
Helena Bonham Carter
Peter O’Toole
Richard Harris


23 posted on 04/03/2014 9:08:26 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: JennysCool

I must admit that I hate McClintock. I did not like the way in which Maureen O’Hara was treated towards the end of the film, which included stripping the lady of her dress, and spanking her.


24 posted on 04/03/2014 9:10:54 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

"Well come see a fat old man sometime !!!"

25 posted on 04/03/2014 9:12:03 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

I must tell you that I do feel a bit nostalgic and sentimental whenever I watch that scene. It brings a tear to my eye.

“Fill yours hands!, you sons......!”

Gets me fired up every time.


26 posted on 04/03/2014 9:14:18 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In
Alec Guinness?

27 posted on 04/03/2014 9:15:23 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Absolutely


28 posted on 04/03/2014 9:16:02 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

James Stewart, anyone? ? ?


29 posted on 04/03/2014 9:16:09 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: This Just In

bold talk for a one-eyed fatman!


30 posted on 04/03/2014 9:16:47 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: This Just In

Wayne considered “Red River” as his best film. He also used the Red River D brand as his own brand and also had that brand on his belt buckle which he was usually filmed wearing.

I personally think “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” was his best. Also liked “The Quiet Man”.


31 posted on 04/03/2014 9:17:30 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: WilliamIII

We love Jimmy Stewart. An actor with class and true talent.


32 posted on 04/03/2014 9:18:15 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: samadams2000

jealous Duke lover here


33 posted on 04/03/2014 9:19:44 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: JennysCool

Mclintock is such a classic. The mud fight with he and Maureen still makes me laugh out loud


34 posted on 04/03/2014 9:20:36 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: WilliamIII

Backward. I always go backward when I’m backin’ away.


35 posted on 04/03/2014 9:20:59 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Mears

You apparently have never seen The Quiet Man


36 posted on 04/03/2014 9:21:12 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: yarddog

Those are classics.


37 posted on 04/03/2014 9:21:43 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Nifster

Perhaps he’s seen a broken bed? :^)


38 posted on 04/03/2014 9:22:48 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Mears

John Wayne didn’t come to own his own category of actor greatness by simply being himself, even the liberal Hollywood world is starting to recognize his acting.


39 posted on 04/03/2014 9:29:51 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: This Just In

And how about this line

“The war wagon is coming. Women and children better stay behind”


40 posted on 04/03/2014 9:30:24 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

:^D

That’s gold.


41 posted on 04/03/2014 9:31:35 PM PDT by This Just In
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It is a tribute scene to one from The Quiet Man. Apparently you are unfamiliar with the numerous films these two made together. Each and every one was in part Taming of the Shrew


42 posted on 04/03/2014 9:32:26 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: This Just In

nicely played


43 posted on 04/03/2014 9:33:24 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Mears

“John Wayne was also one-dimensional. He was John Wayne playing John Wayne—over and over and over again.Only the wardrobe changed.”

Most box office top liners “act” themselves, just themselves in different situations.

Duke was/is the Hollywood characterization of the penultimate American man for his time.

Therefore quite logical to be Duke whether in his role as Ringo, Ethan Edwards, Cole Thorton, Crocket, or Rooster Cogburn. It sold and continues to sell.

That he plays so well for nearly 80 years now, is a testament to the timeless appeal of that American male persona.

Manhood defined: First ask “what would Jesus do?”. Then go about doing it like John Wayne. Strong. Certain. Selflessly.


44 posted on 04/03/2014 9:34:39 PM PDT by Lowell1775
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I'll bet I've watched The Quiet Man 60 times and still will watch it anytime it comes on TV. It's the only movie I own...my absolute favorite movie.
45 posted on 04/03/2014 9:37:03 PM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: Nifster

The Quiet Man is one of Wayne’s classics. And our family’s quite familiar with his pairing with Maureen O’Hara. The two had great chemistry, but I did not care for the way in which Maureen’s characters were often treated. We appreciate the man’s man stereotype in film, but the manhandling was too much for my sense of valor and chivalry.


46 posted on 04/03/2014 9:37:37 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

I always think, though no one at Imus asks, that a Mt Rushmore should certainly represent only those from the U S

He has the Beatles. And I get it, though I disagree, I don’t like the Beatles, I’m one of those few, I get it.

But no it shouldn’t be a group and it shouldn’t be a Brit or anyone outside the US.

It’s Mt. Rushmore.

Further, I think it should represent the different genres. Mt R of music should and it’s really five, so people have a terrible time with it but they don’t know why.

It’s Country, Blues, Rock, Big Band and Classical

Emmy Lou or Hank W or so, Stevie Ray, Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly, Duke Ellington or Ella, and Ira Gershwin. Not set in stone, but something like that.

I learned, coincidentally, on Jeopardy this week, the figures on Mt Rushmore represent, as I’d imagined, certain aspects of our heritage.

So, I think, no, only US


47 posted on 04/03/2014 9:41:01 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Two words
“The Searchers”


48 posted on 04/03/2014 9:49:54 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: stanne

Well, I understand, and it makes perfect sense.......

Although, classical wouldn’t fall into that category, frankly. Well, in the “Classical” sense. Also, you failed to mention jazz.

Popular and American classical - yes.

Well, with that in mind, I’d have to list:

Hank Williams
George Jones
Loretta Lynn
Bil Monroe
W.C. Handy
Miles Davis
Ella Fitzerald
Chuck Berry
Elvis Presley
Duke Ellington
Fletcher Henderson
George Gerswhin
Hogey Carmichael

I realize the list is long, but there is no way a person can reduce the list to any less.


49 posted on 04/03/2014 9:52:55 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: stanne

meant to type Hoagy Carmichael


50 posted on 04/03/2014 9:56:16 PM PDT by This Just In
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