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Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll

The Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll as they became known, or the polls on determining the bankability of movie stars began quite early in the movie history. At first, they were popular polls and contests conducted in film magazines, where the readers would vote for their favorite stars, like the poll published in New York Morning Telegraph on 17 December 1911.[1] Magazines appeared and disappeared often and among the most consistent in those early days were to polls in the Motion Picture Magazine.

Though this and numerous other magazines, like Photoplay, continued with this type of poll, the standards for the polling were set by the Quigley Publishing Company. They published a poll, which became known as the "Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll", from a questionnaire sent to movie exhibitors every year between 1915 and 2013 by Quigley Publishing Company.[2] The list was based on a poll of movie theater owners, who were asked to name who they felt were the previous year's top 10 moneymaking stars. The Top 10 Poll, which appeared annually in Quigley's Motion Picture Herald and The Motion Picture Almanac, was long regarded as one of the most reliable barometers of a movie star's box-office power, as film exhibitors base their decisions on one economic criterion: those stars who will bring patrons into their theaters.

For the 1915-1924 period, the list was compiled from 200,000 exhibitor reports, published in the "What the Picture Did for Me" department in 520 weekly editions of the Exhibitors Herald magazine. First version of questionnaire specifically made for the exhibitors to vote for the money-makers was used from 1925 to 1931. It included voting for both the box office films and the stars. Standardized questionnaire specifically for choosing biggest box office stars was used since 1933.[2]

Records

Most Years Ranked Top 10 Actor Years
25 John Wayne 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
21 Clint Eastwood 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1993
20 Tom Cruise 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
18 Gary Cooper 1936, 1937, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957
17 Tom Hanks 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013
16 Clark Gable 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1955
15 Bing Crosby 1934, 1937, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954
14 Paul Newman 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1982, 1986
13 Mary Pickford 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926
13 Bob Hope 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953
13 Harrison Ford 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2008
13 Mel Gibson 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002
12 Burt Reynolds 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
11 Douglas Fairbanks 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926
11 Cary Grant 1944, 1948, 1949, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
10 Spencer Tracy 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1950, 1951
10 Betty Grable 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951
10 James Stewart 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1965
10 Doris Day 1951, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
10 Barbra Streisand 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980
10 Julia Roberts 1990, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004
Most Years Ranked #1 Actor Years
7 Tom Cruise 1986, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005
5 Bing Crosby 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948
5 Clint Eastwood 1972, 1973, 1983, 1984, 1993
5 Burt Reynolds 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
5 Tom Hanks 1994, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2004
4 Shirley Temple 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938
4 John Wayne 1950, 1951, 1954, 1971
4 Doris Day 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964
3 Mickey Rooney 1939, 1940, 1941
3 Robert Redford 1974, 1975, 1976
3 Johnny Depp 2006, 2007, 2010
2 William S. Hart 1915, 1916
2 Douglas Fairbanks 1917, 1918
2 Wallace Reid 1919, 1920
2 Mary Pickford 1921, 1922
2 Clara Bow 1928, 1929
2 Marie Dressler 1932, 1933
2 Rock Hudson 1957, 1959
2 Julie Andrews 1966, 1967
2 Paul Newman 1969, 1970
2 Sylvester Stallone 1977, 1985
Most Consecutive Years Ranked #1 Actor Years
5 Bing Crosby 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948
5 Burt Reynolds 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
4 Shirley Temple 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938
3 Mickey Rooney 1939, 1940, 1941
3 Doris Day 1962, 1963, 1964
3 Robert Redford 1974, 1975, 1976

Poll Results by Year

Place 1912[3][4] 1913[3][5] 1914[3][5] 1915[2]
1 Maurice Costello Romaine Fielding Earle Williams William S. Hart
2 Dolores Cassinelli Earle Williams Clara Kimball Young Mary Pickford
3 Mae Hotely J. Warren Kerrigan Mary Pickford Tom Mix
4 Francis X. Bushman Alice Joyce J. Warren Kerrigan Blanche Sweet
5 Broncho Billy Anderson Carlyle Blackwell Mary Fuller William Farnum
6 Alice Joyce Francis X. Bushman Marguerite Clayton J. Warren Kerrigan
7 Octavia Handworth Broncho Billy Anderson Arthur Johnson Dorothy Gish
8 Florence Lawrence Muriel Ostriche Alice Joyce Anita Stewart
9 Arthur Johnson Arthur Johnson Carlyle Blackwell Kathlyn Williams
10 May Buckley Mary Fuller Francis X. Bushman Francis X. Bushman & Beverly Bayne
Place 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920
1 William S. Hart Douglas Fairbanks Douglas Fairbanks Wallace Reid Wallace Reid
2 Mary Pickford William S. Hart Mary Pickford Douglas Fairbanks Marguerite Clark
3 J. Warren Kerrigan Anita Stewart Wallace Reid Mary Pickford Charles Ray
4 Anita Stewart Mary Pickford William S. Hart Charles Ray Douglas Fairbanks
5 Tom Mix Bessie Barriscale Mary Miles Minter William S. Hart Mary Miles Minter
6 William Farnum J. Warren Kerrigan Clara Kimball Young Marguerite Clark Mary Pickford
7 Francis X. Bushman & Beverly Bayne Wallace Reid Dorothy Dalton Jane & Katherine Lee ("Lee Kids") Clara Kimball Young
8 Douglas Fairbanks Charles Ray Charles Ray Mary Miles Minter William S. Hart
9 Wallace Reid Frank Keenan Marguerite Clark Clara Kimball Young Norma Talmadge
10 Frank Keenan Dorothy Dalton Anita Stewart Dorothy Dalton Theda Bara
Place 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925
1 Mary Pickford Mary Pickford Thomas Meighan Norma Talmadge Rudolph Valentino
2 Douglas Fairbanks Douglas Fairbanks Norma Talmadge Marion Davies Norma Talmadge
3 Wallace Reid Anita Stewart Douglas Fairbanks Rudolph Valentino Marion Davies
4 Charles Ray Thomas Meighan Mary Pickford Douglas Fairbanks Mary Pickford
5 Gloria Swanson Rudolph Valentino Marion Davies Thomas Meighan Douglas Fairbanks
6 Mary Miles Minter Pola Negri Lon Chaney Gloria Swanson Fred Thomson
7 Marion Davies Mae Murray Rudolph Valentino Mary Pickford Harold Lloyd
8 Norma Talmadge Harold Lloyd Harold Lloyd Lon Chaney Colleen Moore
9 Clara Kimball Young Lon Chaney Gloria Swanson Harold Lloyd Gloria Swanson
10 William S. Hart Douglas MacLean Colleen Moore Ramon Novarro Thomas Meighan
Place 1926 1927[6][a] 1928[a] 1929[a] 1930
1 Colleen Moore Tom Mix Clara Bow Clara Bow Joan Crawford
2 Tom Mix Colleen Moore Lon Chaney Lon Chaney Clara Bow
3 Fred Thomson Clara Bow Colleen Moore William Haines William Haines
4 Harold Lloyd Fred Thomson Tom Mix Hoot Gibson Janet Gaynor
5 Hoot Gibson Lon Chaney John Gilbert Colleen Moore Colleen Moore
6 Norma Talmadge Richard Dix Harold Lloyd Charles Buddy Rogers Greta Garbo
7 Mary Pickford Hoot Gibson William Haines Richard Barthelmess Al Jolson
8 Douglas Fairbanks Harold Lloyd Richard Barthelmess Ken Maynard Richard Bathelmess
9 Thomas Meighan John Gilbert Billie Dove Tom Mix Rin Tin Tin
10 Reginald Denny Bebe Daniels Bebe Daniels Nancy Carroll Tom Mix
Place 1931 1932[7] 1933 1934 1935[8]
1 Janet Gaynor Marie Dressler Marie Dressler Will Rogers Shirley Temple
2 Charles Farrell Janet Gaynor Will Rogers Clark Gable Will Rogers
3 Joan Crawford Joan Crawford Janet Gaynor Janet Gaynor Clark Gable
4 Norma Shearer Charles Farrell Eddie Cantor Wallace Beery Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
5 Marie Dressler Greta Garbo Wallace Beery Mae West Joan Crawford
6 Wallace Beery Norma Shearer Jean Harlow Joan Crawford Claudette Colbert
7 Clara Bow Wallace Beery Clark Gable Bing Crosby Dick Powell
8 Al Jolson Clark Gable Mae West Shirley Temple Wallace Beery
9 Colleen Moore Will Rogers Norma Shearer Marie Dressler Joe E. Brown
10 Greta Garbo Joe E. Brown Joan Crawford Norma Shearer James Cagney
Place 1936[9] 1937 1938 1939 1940
1 Shirley Temple Shirley Temple Shirley Temple Mickey Rooney Mickey Rooney
2 Clark Gable Clark Gable Clark Gable Tyrone Power Spencer Tracy
3 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Robert Taylor Sonja Henie Spencer Tracy Clark Gable
4 Robert Taylor Bing Crosby Mickey Rooney Clark Gable Gene Autry
5 Joe E. Brown William Powell Spencer Tracy Shirley Temple Tyrone Power
6 Dick Powell Jane Withers Robert Taylor Bette Davis James Cagney
7 Joan Crawford Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Myrna Loy Alice Faye Bing Crosby
8 Claudette Colbert Sonja Henie Jane Withers Errol Flynn Wallace Beery
9 Jeanette MacDonald Gary Cooper Alice Faye James Cagney Bette Davis
10 Gary Cooper Myrna Loy Tyrone Power Sonja Henie Judy Garland
Place 1941[10] 1942 1943 1944 1945
1 Mickey Rooney Abbott and Costello Betty Grable Bing Crosby Bing Crosby
2 Clark Gable Clark Gable Bob Hope Gary Cooper Van Johnson
3 Abbott and Costello Gary Cooper Abbott and Costello Bob Hope Greer Garson
4 Bob Hope Mickey Rooney Bing Crosby Betty Grable Betty Grable
5 Spencer Tracy Bob Hope Gary Cooper Spencer Tracy Spencer Tracy
6 Gene Autry James Cagney Greer Garson Greer Garson Humphrey Bogart
7 Gary Cooper Gene Autry Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart Gary Cooper
8 Bette Davis Betty Grable James Cagney Abbott and Costello Bob Hope
9 James Cagney Greer Garson Mickey Rooney Cary Grant Judy Garland
10 Judy Garland Spencer Tracy Clark Gable Bette Davis Margaret O'Brien
Place 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950
1 Bing Crosby Bing Crosby Bing Crosby Bob Hope John Wayne
2 Ingrid Bergman Betty Grable Betty Grable Bing Crosby Bob Hope
3 Van Johnson Ingrid Bergman Abbott and Costello Abbott and Costello Bing Crosby
4 Gary Cooper Gary Cooper Gary Cooper John Wayne Betty Grable
5 Bob Hope Humphrey Bogart Bob Hope Gary Cooper James Stewart
6 Humphrey Bogart Bob Hope Humphrey Bogart Cary Grant Abbott and Costello
7 Greer Garson Clark Gable Clark Gable Betty Grable Clifton Webb
8 Margaret O'Brien Gregory Peck Cary Grant Esther Williams Esther Williams
9 Betty Grable Claudette Colbert Spencer Tracy Humphrey Bogart Spencer Tracy
10 Roy Rogers Alan Ladd Ingrid Bergman Clark Gable Randolph Scott
Place 1951[11] 1952 1953 1954[12] 1955
1 John Wayne Martin and Lewis Gary Cooper John Wayne James Stewart
2 Martin and Lewis Gary Cooper Martin and Lewis Martin and Lewis Grace Kelly
3 Betty Grable John Wayne John Wayne Gary Cooper John Wayne
4 Abbott and Costello Bing Crosby Alan Ladd James Stewart William Holden
5 Bing Crosby Bob Hope Bing Crosby Marilyn Monroe Gary Cooper
6 Bob Hope James Stewart Marilyn Monroe Alan Ladd Marlon Brando
7 Randolph Scott Doris Day James Stewart William Holden Martin and Lewis
8 Gary Cooper Gregory Peck Bob Hope Bing Crosby Humphrey Bogart
9 Doris Day Susan Hayward Susan Hayward Jane Wyman June Allyson
10 Spencer Tracy Randolph Scott Randolph Scott Marlon Brando Clark Gable
Place 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
1 William Holden Rock Hudson Glenn Ford Rock Hudson Doris Day
2 John Wayne John Wayne Elizabeth Taylor Cary Grant Rock Hudson
3 James Stewart Pat Boone Jerry Lewis James Stewart Cary Grant
4 Burt Lancaster Elvis Presley Marlon Brando Doris Day Elizabeth Taylor
5 Glenn Ford Frank Sinatra Rock Hudson Debbie Reynolds Debbie Reynolds
6 Martin and Lewis Gary Cooper William Holden Glenn Ford Tony Curtis
7 Gary Cooper William Holden Brigitte Bardot Frank Sinatra Sandra Dee
8 Marilyn Monroe James Stewart Yul Brynner John Wayne Frank Sinatra
9 Kim Novak Jerry Lewis James Stewart Jerry Lewis Jack Lemmon
10 Frank Sinatra Yul Brynner Frank Sinatra Susan Hayward John Wayne
Place 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
1 Elizabeth Taylor Doris Day Doris Day Doris Day Sean Connery
2 Rock Hudson Rock Hudson John Wayne Jack Lemmon John Wayne
3 Doris Day Cary Grant Rock Hudson Rock Hudson Doris Day
4 John Wayne John Wayne Jack Lemmon John Wayne Julie Andrews
5 Cary Grant Elvis Presley Cary Grant Cary Grant Jack Lemmon
6 Sandra Dee Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor Elvis Presley Elvis Presley
7 Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis Elvis Presley Shirley MacLaine Cary Grant
8 William Holden Frank Sinatra Sandra Dee Ann-Margret James Stewart
9 Tony Curtis Sandra Dee Paul Newman Paul Newman Elizabeth Taylor
10 Elvis Presley Burt Lancaster Jerry Lewis Richard Burton Richard Burton
Place 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
1 Julie Andrews Julie Andrews Sidney Poitier Paul Newman Paul Newman
2 Sean Connery Lee Marvin Paul Newman John Wayne Clint Eastwood
3 Elizabeth Taylor Paul Newman Julie Andrews Steve McQueen Steve McQueen
4 Jack Lemmon Dean Martin John Wayne Dustin Hoffman John Wayne
5 Richard Burton Sean Connery Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Elliott Gould
6 Cary Grant Elizabeth Taylor Dean Martin Sidney Poitier Dustin Hoffman
7 John Wayne Sidney Poitier Steve McQueen Lee Marvin Lee Marvin
8 Doris Day John Wayne Jack Lemmon Jack Lemmon Jack Lemmon
9 Paul Newman Richard Burton Lee Marvin Katharine Hepburn Barbra Streisand
10 Elvis Presley Steve McQueen Elizabeth Taylor Barbra Streisand Walter Matthau
Place 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975
1 John Wayne Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Robert Redford Robert Redford
2 Clint Eastwood George C. Scott Ryan O'Neal Clint Eastwood Barbra Streisand
3 Paul Newman Gene Hackman Steve McQueen Paul Newman Al Pacino
4 Steve McQueen John Wayne Burt Reynolds Barbra Streisand Charles Bronson
5 George C. Scott Barbra Streisand Robert Redford Steve McQueen Paul Newman
6 Dustin Hoffman Marlon Brando Barbra Streisand Burt Reynolds Clint Eastwood
7 Walter Matthau Paul Newman Paul Newman Charles Bronson Burt Reynolds
8 Ali MacGraw Steve McQueen Charles Bronson Jack Nicholson Woody Allen
9 Sean Connery Dustin Hoffman John Wayne Al Pacino Steve McQueen
10 Lee Marvin Goldie Hawn Marlon Brando John Wayne Gene Hackman
Place 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
1 Robert Redford Sylvester Stallone Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds
2 Jack Nicholson Barbra Streisand John Travolta Clint Eastwood Robert Redford
3 Dustin Hoffman Clint Eastwood Richard Dreyfuss Jane Fonda Clint Eastwood
4 Clint Eastwood Burt Reynolds Warren Beatty Woody Allen Jane Fonda
5 Mel Brooks Robert Redford Clint Eastwood Barbra Streisand Dustin Hoffman
6 Burt Reynolds Woody Allen Woody Allen Sylvester Stallone John Travolta
7 Al Pacino Mel Brooks Diane Keaton John Travolta Sally Field
8 Tatum O'Neal Al Pacino Jane Fonda Jill Clayburgh Sissy Spacek
9 Woody Allen Diane Keaton Peter Sellers Roger Moore Barbra Streisand
10 Charles Bronson Robert De Niro Barbra Streisand Mel Brooks Steve Martin
Place 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
1 Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Sylvester Stallone
2 Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Eddie Murphy Bill Murray Eddie Murphy
3 Dudley Moore Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone Harrison Ford Clint Eastwood
4 Dolly Parton Dudley Moore Burt Reynolds Eddie Murphy Michael J. Fox
5 Jane Fonda Richard Pryor John Travolta Sally Field Chevy Chase
6 Harrison Ford Dolly Parton Dustin Hoffman Burt Reynolds Arnold Schwarzenegger
7 Alan Alda Jane Fonda Harrison Ford Robert Redford Chuck Norris
8 Bo Derek Richard Gere Richard Gere Prince Harrison Ford
9 Goldie Hawn Paul Newman Chevy Chase Dan Aykroyd Michael Douglas
10 Bill Murray Harrison Ford Tom Cruise Meryl Streep Meryl Streep
Place 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
1 Tom Cruise Eddie Murphy Tom Cruise Jack Nicholson Arnold Schwarzenegger
2 Eddie Murphy Michael Douglas Eddie Murphy Tom Cruise Julia Roberts
3 Paul Hogan Michael J. Fox Tom Hanks Robin Williams Bruce Willis
4 Rodney Dangerfield Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger Michael Douglas Tom Cruise
5 Bette Midler Paul Hogan Paul Hogan Tom Hanks Mel Gibson
6 Sylvester Stallone Tom Cruise Danny DeVito Michael J. Fox Kevin Costner
7 Clint Eastwood Glenn Close Bette Midler Eddie Murphy Patrick Swayze
8 Whoopi Goldberg Sylvester Stallone Robin Williams Mel Gibson Sean Connery
9 Kathleen Turner Cher Tom Selleck Sean Connery Harrison Ford
10 Paul Newman Mel Gibson Dustin Hoffman Kathleen Turner Richard Gere
Place 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
1 Kevin Costner Tom Cruise Clint Eastwood Tom Hanks Tom Hanks
2 Arnold Schwarzenegger Mel Gibson Tom Cruise Jim Carrey Jim Carrey
3 Robin Williams Kevin Costner Robin Williams Arnold Schwarzenegger Brad Pitt
4 Julia Roberts Jack Nicholson Kevin Costner Tom Cruise Harrison Ford
5 Macaulay Culkin Macaulay Culkin Harrison Ford Harrison Ford Robin Williams
6 Jodie Foster Whoopi Goldberg Julia Roberts Tim Allen Sandra Bullock
7 Billy Crystal Michael Douglas Tom Hanks Mel Gibson Mel Gibson
8 Dustin Hoffman Clint Eastwood Mel Gibson Jodie Foster Demi Moore
9 Robert De Niro Steven Seagal Whoopi Goldberg Michael Douglas John Travolta
10 Mel Gibson Robin Williams Sylvester Stallone Tommy Lee Jones Kevin Costner
Michael Douglas (tie)
Place 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
1 Tom Cruise Harrison Ford Tom Hanks Julia Roberts Tom Cruise
1 Mel Gibson Julia Roberts Jim Carrey Tom Hanks Julia Roberts
3 John Travolta Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio Adam Sandler George Clooney
4 Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Smith Robin Williams Bruce Willis Eddie Murphy
5 Sandra Bullock Tom Cruise Meg Ryan Mike Myers Russell Crowe
6 Robin Williams Jack Nicholson Mel Gibson Tom Cruise Mel Gibson
7 Sean Connery Jim Carrey Adam Sandler Will Smith Martin Lawrence
8 Harrison Ford John Travolta Eddie Murphy Mel Gibson Tom Hanks
9 Kevin Costner Robin Williams Cameron Diaz Meg Ryan Jim Carrey
10 Michelle Pfeiffer Tommy Lee Jones Julia Roberts Sandra Bullock Harrison Ford
Place 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
1 Tom Cruise Tom Hanks Jim Carrey Tom Hanks Tom Cruise
2 George Clooney Tom Cruise Nicole Kidman Tom Cruise Johnny Depp
3 Julia Roberts Mike Myers Jack Nicholson Leonardo DiCaprio Angelina Jolie
4 Russell Crowe Reese Witherspoon Tom Cruise Nicolas Cage Brad Pitt
5 Nicole Kidman Leonardo DiCaprio Julia Roberts Jim Carrey Vince Vaughn
6 Denzel Washington Nicole Kidman Johnny Depp Denzel Washington George Clooney
7 Will Smith Catherine Zeta-Jones Russell Crowe Julia Roberts Will Smith
8 Brad Pitt Denzel Washington Tom Hanks Will Smith Reese Witherspoon
9 Ben Affleck Mel Gibson Will Ferrell Brad Pitt Adam Sandler
10 Jackie Chan Vin Diesel Renée Zellweger Adam Sandler Tom Hanks
Place 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
1 Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Will Smith Sandra Bullock Johnny Depp
2 Leonardo DiCaprio Will Smith Robert Downey Jr. Johnny Depp Angelina Jolie
3 Will Smith George Clooney Christian Bale Matt Damon Robert Downey Jr.
4 Denzel Washington Matt Damon Shia LaBeouf George Clooney Matt Damon
5 Tom Hanks Denzel Washington Harrison Ford Robert Downey Jr. Steve Carell
6 George Clooney Russell Crowe Adam Sandler Tom Hanks Tom Hanks
7 Will Ferrell Tom Cruise Reese Witherspoon Meryl Streep Denzel Washington
8 Tom Cruise Nicolas Cage George Clooney Brad Pitt Leonardo DiCaprio
9 Dakota Fanning Will Ferrell Angelina Jolie Shia LaBeouf George Clooney
10 Sacha Baron Cohen Tom Hanks Daniel Craig Denzel Washington Anne Hathaway
Place 2011 2012 2013
1 Brad Pitt Denzel Washington Jennifer Lawrence
2 George Clooney Anne Hathaway Sandra Bullock
3 Johnny Depp Hugh Jackman Bradley Cooper
4 Leonardo DiCaprio Mark Wahlberg Tom Hanks
5 Matt Damon Johnny Depp Denzel Washington
6 Sandra Bullock Daniel Craig Leonardo DiCaprio
7 Bradley Cooper Daniel Day-Lewis Robert Downey, Jr.
8 Robert Downey, Jr. Brad Pitt Hugh Jackman
9 Meryl Streep Leonardo DiCaprio Brad Pitt
10 Ben Stiller Robert Downey, Jr. Melissa McCarthy

Select Top 25 Lists

In addition to the top ten stars for that year, the Quigley Poll would commonly list the next 15 stars as well. A sample of these, including some of the predecessors' lists, are below:

Place 1912[13] 1913[14] 1914[15] 1926[16] 1927[6][a]
1 Maurice Costello Romaine Fielding Earle Williams Colleen Moore Tom Mix
2 Dolores Cassinelli Earle Williams Clara Kimball Young Tom Mix Colleen Moore
3 Mae Hotely J. Warren Kerrigan Mary Pickford Fred Thomson Clara Bow
4 Francis X. Bushman Alice Joyce J. Warren Kerrigan Harold Lloyd Fred Thomson
5 Broncho Billy Anderson Carlyle Blackwell Mary Fuller Hoot Gibson Lon Chaney
6 Alice Joyce Francis X. Bushman Marguerite Clayton Norma Talmadge Richard Dix
7 Octavia Handworth Broncho Billy Anderson Arthur Johnson Mary Pickford Hoot Gibson
8 Florence Lawrence Muriel Ostriche Alice Joyce Douglas Fairbanks Harold Lloyd
9 Arthur Johnson Arthur Johnson Carlyle Blackwell Thomas Meighan Ken Maynard
10 May Buckley Mary Fuller Francis X. Bushman Reginald Denny John Gilbert
11 Florence Turner Edith Storey Crane Wilbur Milton Sills Bebe Daniels
12 Mary Pickford Crane Wilbur Edith Storey Richard Dix Wallace Beery
13 Mary Fuller Maurice Costello Florence Lawrence Lon Chaney Douglas Fairbanks
14 Gladys Field [fr] Ormi Hawley King Baggot Buck Jones Laura La Plante
15 Robert Gaillard Mary Pickford Anita Stewart Norma Shearer Norma Shearer
16 Carlyle Blackwell Florence La Badie Romaine Fielding Gloria Swanson Rin Tin Tin
17 Gene Gauntier Clara Kimball Young Maurice Costello Wallace Beery Charles Murray
18 Sadie Osmon Marguerite Snow Lottie Briscoe Bebe Daniels Marion Davies
19 J. Warren Kerrigan Dolores Cassinelli Broncho Billy Anderson Corinne Griffith Norma Talmadge
20 Helen Gardner Lillian Walker Florence Turner Jack Holt Buck Jones
21 Marin Sais Blanche Sweet Blanche Sweet Constance Talmadge Milton Sills
22 Gwendolyn Pates [it] E.K. Lincoln Vivian Rich Rin Tin Tin Jack Holt
23 Eleanor Blanchard [it] Florence Turner Lillian Walker Jackie Coogan Mary Pickford
24 Crane Wilbur Pearl White True Boardman Marion Davies Raymond Hatton
25 Lillian Walker Edwin August Norma Talmadge Charlie Chaplin Thomas Meighan
Place 1928[17][a] 1929[18][a] 1932[19][7] 1933[20][21] 1934[22][23]
1 Clara Bow Clara Bow Marie Dressler Marie Dressler Will Rogers
2 Lon Chaney Lon Chaney Janet Gaynor Will Rogers Clark Gable
3 Colleen Moore William Haines Joan Crawford Janet Gaynor Janet Gaynor
4 Tom Mix Hoot Gibson Charles Farrell Eddie Cantor Wallace Beery
5 John Gilbert Charles Buddy Rogers Greta Garbo Wallace Beery Mae West
6 Harold Lloyd Richard Barthelmess Norma Shearer Jean Harlow Joan Crawford
7 Richard Dix Ken Maynard Wallace Beery Clark Gable Bing Crosby
8 William Haines Tom Mix Clark Gable Mae West Shirley Temple
9 Richard Barthelmess Colleen Moore Will Rogers Norma Shearer Marie Dressler
10 Billie Dove Richard Dix Joe E. Brown Joan Crawford Norma Shearer
11 Bebe Daniels Nancy Carroll Marx Brothers & Wheeler & Woolsey (tied) Joe E. Brown Katharine Hepburn
12 Hoot Gibson Ramon Novarro Eddie Cantor Lionel Barrymore Joe E. Brown
13 Fred Thomson Al Jolson Maurice Chevalier Marx Brothers Claudette Colbert
14 Ken Maynard George Bancroft Constance Bennett Bing Crosby Jean Harlow
15 Dolores Del Rio Joan Crawford George Arliss Wheeler & Woolsey Eddie Cantor
16 Milton Sills Jack Holt James Dunn Edward G. Robinson Dick Powell
17 Douglas Fairbanks Greta Garbo Sally Eilers Slim Summerville George Arliss
18 Mary Pickford Gary Cooper Marlene Dietrich ZaSu Pitts Warner Baxter
19 Jack Holt Milton Sills Lionel Barrymore Maurice Chevalier Wheeler & Woolsey
20 Ramon Novarro Bebe Daniels Jackie Cooper Fredric March & Robert Montgomery (tied) James Cagney
21 Marion Davies Alice White Barbara Stanwyck Helen Hayes Lionel Barrymore
22 Emil Jannings John Gilbert Edward G. Robinson Warner Baxter Marion Davies
23 Laura La Plante Laura La Plante George O'Brien George Arliss Buck Jones
24 Norma Shearer Norma Shearer Warner Baxter James Cagney Fredric March
25 Charlie Chaplin William Boyd Richard Dix Lee Tracy
Kay Francis
Place 1935[8] 1936[9] 1937[24][25] 1938[26] 1939[27][28]
1 Shirley Temple Shirley Temple Shirley Temple Shirley Temple Mickey Rooney
2 Will Rogers Clark Gable Clark Gable Clark Gable Tyrone Power
3 Clark Gable Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (as a team) Robert Taylor Sonja Henie Spencer Tracy
4 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (as a team) Robert Taylor Bing Crosby Mickey Rooney Clark Gable
5 Joan Crawford Joe E. Brown William Powell Spencer Tracy Shirley Temple
6 Claudette Colbert Dick Powell Jane Withers Robert Taylor Bette Davis
7 Dick Powell Joan Crawford Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (as a team) Myrna Loy Alice Faye
8 Wallace Beery Claudette Colbert Sonja Henie Jane Withers Errol Flynn
9 Joe E. Brown Jeanette MacDonald Gary Cooper Alice Faye James Cagney
10 James Cagney Gary Cooper Myrna Loy Tyrone Power Sonja Henie
11 Mae West Jane Withers Bob Burns Gary Cooper Bing Crosby
12 Bing Crosby James Cagney Martha Raye Wallace Beery Deanna Durbin
13 Fred Astaire William Powell Jeanette MacDonald Bing Crosby Jane Withers
14 Ginger Rogers Jean Harlow Dick Powell Jeanette MacDonald Robert Taylor
15 William Powell Wallace Beery Wallace Beery Deanna Durbin Wallace Beery
16 Janet Gaynor Fred MacMurray Joan Crawford Don Ameche Myrna Loy
17 Jean Harlow Irene Dunne Joe E. Brown Dorothy Lamour Bob Burns
18 Norma Shearer Myrna Loy Spencer Tracy Ginger Rogers Gary Cooper
19 W. C. Fields Ginger Rogers Claudette Colbert Nelson Eddy Jeanette MacDonald
20 Ruby Keeler Fred Astaire Eleanor Powell Bob Burns Don Ameche
21 Warner Baxter Warner Baxter Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy (as a team) Errol Flynn Ginger Rogers
22 Grace Moore Bing Crosby Jack Benny Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy (as a team) Henry Fonda
23 Katharine Hepburn Dionne Quintuplets Nelson Eddy Irene Dunne Paul Muni
24 Buck Jones Janet Gaynor William Powell and Myrna Loy (as a team) Paul Muni Irene Dunne
25 Fredric March Nelson Eddy Bob Burns and Martha Raye (as a team) William Powell Cary Grant
Place 1940[29][30] 1941[31][10] 1942[32][33][34] 1943[35][36] 1944[37]
1 Mickey Rooney Mickey Rooney Abbott and Costello Betty Grable Bing Crosby
2 Spencer Tracy Clark Gable Clark Gable Bob Hope Gary Cooper
3 Clark Gable Abbott and Costello Gary Cooper Abbott and Costello Bob Hope
4 Gene Autry Bob Hope Mickey Rooney Bing Crosby Betty Grable
5 Tyrone Power Spencer Tracy Bob Hope Gary Cooper Spencer Tracy
6 James Cagney Gene Autry James Cagney Greer Garson Greer Garson
7 Bing Crosby Gary Cooper Gene Autry Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart
8 Wallace Beery Bette Davis Betty Grable James Cagney Abbott and Costello
9 Bette Davis James Cagney Greer Garson Mickey Rooney Cary Grant
10 Judy Garland Judy Garland Spencer Tracy Clark Gable Bette Davis
11 James Stewart Tyrone Power Dorothy Lamour Judy Garland Wallace Beery
12 Deanna Durbin Alice Faye Bing Crosby Alice Faye Dorothy Lamour
13 Alice Faye James Stewart Tyrone Power Bette Davis Walter Pidgeon
14 Errol Flynn Errol Flynn Walter Pidgeon Tyrone Power Judy Garland
15 Myrna Loy Dorothy Lamour Bette Davis Alan Ladd Alice Faye & Red Skelton
16 Dorothy Lamour Betty Grable Ann Sheridan Cary Grant Ginger Rogers
17 Cary Grant Bing Crosby Errol Flynn Errol Flynn Mickey Rooney
18 Bob Hope Ginger Rogers Wallace Beery Wallace Beery Claudette Colbert
19 Henry Fonda Wallace Beery Judy Garland Spencer Tracy Irene Dunne
20 Gary Cooper Jack Benny Red Skelton Dorothy Lamour Margaret O'Brien & James Cagney
21 Don Ameche Robert Taylor John Payne Jean Arthur Barry Fitzgerald
22 Jack Benny Don Ameche Rita Hayworth Walter Pidgeon Roy Rogers
23 Ginger Rogers Cary Grant Lana Turner Claudette Colbert Betty Hutton
24 Ann Sheridan Deanna Durbin Cary Grant Red Skelton Fred MacMurray & Ingrid Bergman
25 William Powell William Powell Humphrey Bogart Lana Turner Deanna Durbin
Place 1945[38][39] 1946[40][41] 1947[42][43] 1948[44][45] 1949[46]
1 Bing Crosby Bing Crosby Bing Crosby Bing Crosby Bob Hope
2 Van Johnson Ingrid Bergman Betty Grable Betty Grable Bing Crosby
3 Greer Garson Van Johnson Ingrid Bergman Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
4 Betty Grable Gary Cooper Gary Cooper Gary Cooper John Wayne
5 Spencer Tracy Bob Hope Humphrey Bogart Bob Hope Gary Cooper
6 Humphrey Bogart & Gary Cooper Humphrey Bogart Bob Hope Humphrey Bogart Cary Grant
7 Bob Hope Greer Garson Clark Gable Clark Gable Betty Grable
8 Judy Garland Margaret O'Brien Gregory Peck Cary Grant Esther Williams
9 Margaret O'Brien Betty Grable Claudette Colbert Spencer Tracy Humphrey Bogart
10 Roy Rogers Roy Rogers Alan Ladd Ingrid Bergman Clark Gable
11 Abbott and Costello Wallace Beery Cary Grant Esther Williams James Stewart
12 Betty Hutton Ray Milland Roy Rogers Gregory Peck Randolph Scott
13 Ingrid Bergman Clark Gable Van Johnson Lana Turner Red Skelton
14 Bette Davis Alan Ladd Spencer Tracy Alan Ladd Clifton Webb
15 Alan Ladd Bette Davis Larry Parks Red Skelton Loretta Young
16 Dane Clark Rita Hayworth Abbott and Costello John Wayne June Allyson
17 Joseph Cotten Cary Grant Fred MacMurray Roy Rogers Alan Ladd
18 Claudette Colbert Cornel Wilde Rita Hayworth Randolph Scott Roy Rogers
19 Walter Pidgeon Claudette Colbert & Gene Tierney (tied) Margaret O'Brien Rita Hayworth Dan Dailey
20 Fred MacMurray Abbott and Costello Tyrone Power Van Johnson Olivia de Havilland
21 Danny Kaye Spencer Tracy Joan Crawford Dennis Morgan Robert Mitchum
22 Gregory Peck Olivia de Havilland Barbara Stanwyck Loretta Young Claudette Colbert
23 Ginger Rogers Gregory Peck Dana Andrews Claudette Colbert Gregory Peck
24 John Wayne Errol Flynn Esther Williams Irene Dunne Spencer Tracy
25 Mickey Rooney Judy Garland Cornel Wilde James Stewart Jane Wyman
Place 1950[47] 1951 1952[48] 1953[49] 1954[12]
1 John Wayne John Wayne Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Gary Cooper John Wayne
2 Bob Hope Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Gary Cooper Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
3 Bing Crosby Betty Grable John Wayne John Wayne Gary Cooper
4 Betty Grable Abbott & Costello Bing Crosby Alan Ladd James Stewart
5 James Stewart Bing Crosby Bob Hope Bing Crosby Marilyn Monroe
6 Abbott & Costello Bob Hope James Stewart Marilyn Monroe Alan Ladd
7 Clifton Webb Randolph Scott Doris Day James Stewart William Holden
8 Esther Williams Gary Cooper Gregory Peck Bob Hope Bing Crosby
9 Spencer Tracy Doris Day Susan Hayward Susan Hayward Jane Wyman
10 Randolph Scott Spencer Tracy Randolph Scott Randolph Scott Marlon Brando
11 Gary Cooper Gregory Peck Abbott and Costello Doris Day June Allyson
12 Gregory Peck Esther Williams Esther Williams Esther Williams Humphrey Bogart
13 Clark Gable Mario Lanza Cary Grant Marjorie Main & Percy Kilbride Burt Lancaster
14 June Allyson Red Skelton Betty Hutton Gregory Peck Susan Hayward
15 Betty Hutton Marjorie Main Jane Wyman Ava Gardner Percy Kilbride & Marjorie Main
16 Burt Lancaster James Stewart Alan Ladd Clark Gable Jeff Chandler
17 Red Skelton Alan Ladd Clark Gable Burt Lancaster Rock Hudson
18 Van Johnson Clark Gable Humphrey Bogart Jeff Chandler Doris Day
19 Roy Rogers Susan Hayward Stewart Granger Jane Wyman Clark Gable
20 Cary Grant Jane Powell Betty Grable Abbott & Costello Ava Gardner
21 Dan Dailey Clifton Webb Red Skelton Stewart Granger Gregory Peck
22 Barbara Stanwyck Cary Grant Jeff Chandler Jane Russell Randolph Scott
23 Joel McCrea Jeanne Crain Mario Lanza Charlton Heston Tony Curtis
24 Doris Day Van Johnson Burt Lancaster Humphrey Bogart Audrey Hepburn
25 Judy Garland Burt Lancaster Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride Rita Hayworth Esther Williams
Place 1955[50] 1956 1957 1958 1959
1 James Stewart William Holden Rock Hudson Glenn Ford Rock Hudson
2 Grace Kelly John Wayne John Wayne Elizabeth Taylor Cary Grant
3 John Wayne James Stewart Pat Boone Jerry Lewis James Stewart
4 William Holden Burt Lancaster Elvis Presley Marlon Brando Doris Day
5 Gary Cooper Glenn Ford Frank Sinatra Rock Hudson Debbie Reynolds
6 Marlon Brando Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Gary Cooper William Holden Glenn Ford
7 Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Gary Cooper William Holden Brigitte Bardot Frank Sinatra
8 Humphrey Bogart Marilyn Monroe James Stewart Yul Brynner John Wayne
9 June Allyson Kim Novak Jerry Lewis James Stewart Jerry Lewis
10 Clark Gable Frank Sinatra Yul Brynner Frank Sinatra Susan Hayward
11 Marilyn Monroe Rock Hudson Kim Novak Pat Boone Elizabeth Taylor
12 Glenn Ford Doris Day Deborah Kerr Cary Grant William Holden
13 Bing Crosby Susan Hayward Debbie Reynolds Elvis Presley Gary Cooper
14 Doris Day Marlon Brando Marlon Brando John Wayne Paul Newman
15 Audie Murphy June Allyson Burt Lancaster Doris Day Dean Martin
16 Burt Lancaster Grace Kelly Glenn Ford Kim Novak Sandra Dee
17 Alan Ladd Audie Murphy Doris Day Ingrid Bergman Brigitte Bardot
18 Jane Wyman Jeff Chandler Cary Grant Gary Cooper Tony Curtis
19 Susan Hayward Gregory Peck Clark Gable Kirk Douglas Shirley MacLaine
20 Jeff Chandler Bing Crosby Elizabeth Taylor Burt Lancaster Marilyn Monroe
21 Jane Russell Yul Brynner Audie Murphy Joanne Woodward Marlon Brando
22 Randolph Scott Ernest Borgnine Jeff Chandler Gregory Peck Pat Boone
23 Robert Mitchum Jane Wyman June Allyson Paul Newman Ingrid Bergman
24 Rock Hudson Randolph Scott Ingrid Bergman Debbie Reynolds Yul Brynner
25 Percy Kilbride & Marjorie Main Alan Ladd Kirk Douglas Deborah Kerr Kirk Douglas
Place 1960 1961 1962 1963[51] 1964[52]
1 Doris Day Elizabeth Taylor Doris Day Doris Day Doris Day
2 Rock Hudson Rock Hudson Rock Hudson John Wayne Jack Lemmon
3 Cary Grant Doris Day Cary Grant Rock Hudson Rock Hudson
4 Elizabeth Taylor John Wayne John Wayne Jack Lemmon John Wayne
5 Debbie Reynolds Cary Grant Elvis Presley Cary Grant Cary Grant
6 Tony Curtis Sandra Dee Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor Elvis Presley
7 Sandra Dee Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis Elvis Presley Shirley MacLaine
8 Frank Sinatra William Holden Frank Sinatra Sandra Dee Ann-Margret
9 Jack Lemmon Tony Curtis Sandra Dee Paul Newman Paul Newman
10 John Wayne Elvis Presley Burt Lancaster Jerry Lewis Richard Burton
11 Jerry Lewis Burt Lancaster Paul Newman Gregory Peck Elizabeth Taylor
12 Glenn Ford Frank Sinatra Charlton Heston Shirley MacLaine Debbie Reynolds
13 Paul Newman Debbie Reynolds James Stewart Frank Sinatra Jerry Lewis
14 William Holden Jack Lemmon Jack Lemmon James Stewart Hayley Mills
15 Kirk Douglas Glenn Ford William Holden Hayley Mills Carroll Baker
16 Charlton Heston Kirk Douglas Debbie Reynolds James Garner James Garner
17 Shirley MacLaine Paul Newman Kirk Douglas Debbie Reynolds Frank Sinatra
18 James Stewart Charlton Heston Tony Curtis Burt Lancaster Gregory Peck
19 Burt Lancaster Susan Hayward Natalie Wood Glenn Ford Glenn Ford
20 Joanne Woodward Gregory Peck Hayley Mills Troy Donahue Audrey Hepburn
21 Elvis Presley Marlon Brando Glenn Ford Tony Curtis Natalie Wood
22 Pat Boone James Stewart Kim Novak Kirk Douglas Tony Curtis
23 Yul Brynner Shirley MacLaine Shirley MacLaine Charlton Heston James Stewart
24 Robert Mitchum Troy Donahue Audrey Hepburn Henry Fonda Sophia Loren
25 Gary Cooper Natalie Wood Gregory Peck Richard Burton Burt Lancaster
Place 1965[53][54] 1966[55][56][57][58] 1967[59][60] 1968[61] 1969[62][63]
1 Sean Connery Julie Andrews Julie Andrews Sidney Poitier Paul Newman
2 John Wayne Sean Connery Lee Marvin Paul Newman John Wyane
3 Doris Day Elizabeth Taylor Paul Newman Julie Andrews Steve McQueen
4 Julie Andrews Jack Lemmon Dean Martin John Wayne Dustin Hoffman
5 Jack Lemmon Richard Burton Sean Connery Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood
6 Elvis Presley Cary Grant Elizabeth Taylor Dean Martin Sidney Poitier
7 Cary Grant John Wayne Sidney Poitier Steve McQueen Lee Marvin
8 James Stewart Doris Day John Wayne Jack Lemmon Jack Lemmon
9 Elizabeth Taylor Paul Newman Richard Burton Lee Marvin Katharine Hepburn
10 Richard Burton Elvis Presley Steve McQueen Elizabeth Taylor Barbra Streisand
11 Rock Hudson Dean Martin Jane Fonda Faye Dunaway Dean Martin
12 The Beatles Steve McQueen James Coburn Elvis Presley Joanne Woodward
13 Peter Sellers Frank Sinatra Jack Lemmon Frank Sinatra Walter Matthau
14 Frank Sinatra Sophia Loren Julie Christie Doris Day Richard Burton
15 Shirley MacLaine Peter Sellers Michael Caine Richard Burton Raquel Welch
16 Jerry Lewis James Stewart Elvis Presley Sean Connery Jane Fonda
17 Ann-Margret Dick Van Dyke Cary Grant Jane Fonda Elizabeth Taylor
18 James Garner Rock Hudson Sandy Dennis Katharine Hepburn Peter Fonda
19 Debbie Reynolds Audrey Hepburn Frank Sinatra Warren Beatty Julie Andrews
20 Rex Harrison Rex Harrison Bob Hope Audrey Hepburn Faye Dunaway
21 Paul Newman Jerry Lewis Shirley MacLaine Raquel Welch Mia Farrow
22 Steve McQueen Charlton Heston Audrey Hepburn Joanne Woodward Elvis Presley
23 Peter O'Toole Ann-Margret Dick Van Dyke Julie Christie Sandy Dennis
24 Tony Curtis Natalie Wood Jerry Lewis Mia Farrow Warren Beatty
25 Charlton Heston Shirley MacLaine Doris Day Walter Matthau James Garner
Place 1970[64] 1971[65] 1972[66] 1973[67] 1974[68]
1 Paul Newman John Wayne Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Robert Redford
2 Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood George C. Scott Ryan O'Neal Clint Eastwood
3 Steve McQueen Paul Newman Gene Hackman Steve McQueen Paul Newman
4 John Wayne Steve McQueen John Wayne Burt Reynolds Barbra Streisand
5 Elliott Gould George C. Scott Barbra Streisand Robert Redford Steve McQueen
6 Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman Marlon Brando Barbra Streisand Burt Reynolds
7 Lee Marvin Walter Matthau Paul Newman Paul Newman Charles Bronson
8 Jack Lemmon Ali MacGraw Steve McQueen Charles Bronson Jack Nicholson
9 Barbra Streisand Sean Connery Dustin Hoffman John Wayne Al Pacino
10 Walter Matthau Lee Marvin Goldie Hawn Marlon Brando John Wayne
11 Robert Redford Ryan O'Neal Robert Redford Gene Hackman Dustin Hoffman
12 George C. Scott Candice Bergen Ryan O'Neal Liza Minnelli Woody Allen
13 Sidney Poitier Jack Nicholson Woody Allen Roger Moore James Caan
14 Dean Martin Sidney Poitier Lee Marvin Diana Ross Liza Minnelli
15 Raquel Welch Robert Redford Ali MacGraw Walter Matthau Charlton Heston
16 Richard Burton Barbra Streisand Sean Connery George C. Scott Gene Hakcman
17 James Stewart James Garner Liza Minnelli Ali MacGraw Jack Lemmon
18 Peter Fonda Elliott Gould Walter Matthau Woody Allen Faye Dunaway
19 Julie Andrews Ann-Margret Raquel Welch Dyan Cannon George C. Scott
20 Katharine Hepburn Dean Martin Jane Fonda Jane Fonda Walter Matthau
21 Elvis Presley Jane Fonda Jack Lemmon Glenda Jackson Marlon Brando
22 Jane Fonda Donald Sutherland Sidney Poitier Al Pacino George Segal
23 Jon Voight Jack Lemmon Burt Reynolds James Coburn Ryan O'Neal
24 Elizabeth Taylor Dyan Cannon Charlton Heston Goldie Hawn Roger Moore
25 Alan Arkin Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Dustin Hoffman Elliott Gould
Place 1975[69] 1976[70] 1977[71] 1978[72] 1979[73]
1 Robert Redford Robert Redford Sylvester Stallone Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds
2 Barbra Streisand Jack Nicholson Barbra Streisand John Travolta Clint Eastwood
3 Al Pacino Dustin Hoffman Clint Eastwood Richard Dreyfuss Jane Fonda
4 Charles Bronson Clint Eastwood Burt Reynolds Warren Beatty Woody Allen
5 Paul Newman Mel Brooks Robert Redford Clint Eastwood Barbra Streisand
6 Clint Eastwood Burt Reynolds Woody Allen Woody Allen Sylvester Stallone
7 Burt Reynolds Al Pacino Mel Brooks Diane Keaton John Travolta
8 Woody Allen Tatum O'Neal Al Pacino Jane Fonda Jill Clayburgh
9 Steve McQueen Woody Allen Diane Keaton Peter Sellers Roger Moore
10 Gene Hackman Charles Bronson Robert De Niro Barbra Streisand Mel Brooks
11 Jack Nicholson Barbra Streisand Jack Nicholson Mel Brooks Robert Redford
12 James Caan Liza Minnelli Charles Bronson Robert Redford Diane Keaton
13 Dustin Hoffman Faye Dunaway Dustin Hoffman Walter Matthau Sally Field
14 Faye Dunaway Peter Sellers Kris Kristofferson Paul Newman Warren Beatty
15 John Wayne Gregory Peck Faye Dunaway Sylvester Stallone Robert De Niro
16 Liza Minnelli Jeff Bridges Roger Moore Kris Kristofferson Jon Voight
17 Warren Beatty Gene Wilder Paul Newman Faye Dunaway Al Pacino
18 Tom Laughlin Sissy Spacek Jacqueline Bisset Jill Clayburgh Richard Dreyfuss
19 Peter Sellers Eileen Brennan Liza Minnelli Jacqueline Bisset Peter Sellers
20 Raquel Welch Michael York Peter Sellers Sally Field Dustin Hoffman
21 Candice Bergen Ed Asner Jane Fonda Jack Nicholson Jack Nicholson
22 Sean Connery Robert Logan Sissy Spacek Jon Voight George Hamilton
23 Marlon Brando Robert Carradine John Wayne George Burns Nick Nolte
24 Peter Fonda Raquel Welch Gene Wilder Henry Winkler Paul Newman
25 Diana Ross Marlon Brando Robby Benson John Wayne Peter Falk
Place 1980[74] 1981[75] 1982[76] 1983[77] 1984[78]
1 Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood
2 Robert Redford Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Eddie Murphy Bill Murray
3 Clint Eastwood Dudley Moore Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone Harrison Ford
4 Jane Fonda Dolly Parton Dudley Moore Burt Reynolds Eddie Murphy
5 Dustin Hoffman Jane Fonda Richard Pryor John Travolta Sally Field
6 John Travolta Harrison Ford Dolly Parton Dustin Hoffman Burt Reynolds
7 Sally Field Alan Alda Jane Fonda Harrison Ford Robert Redford
8 Sissy Spacek Bo Derek Richard Gere Richard Gere Prince
9 Barbra Streisand Goldie Hawn Paul Newman Chevy Chase Dan Aykroyd
10 Steve Martin Bill Murray Harrison Ford Tom Cruise Meryl Streep
11 John Belushi Cheech & Chong Goldie Hawn Sean Connery Debra Winger
12 Walter Matthau Brooke Shields Katharine Hepburn Richard Pryor Sylvester Stallone
13 Cheech & Chong Richard Pryor Alan Alda Meryl Streep Tom Hanks
14 Jill Clayburgh John Belushi Sally Field Debra Winger Arnold Schwarzenegger
15 Meryl Streep Christopher Reeve Cheech & Chong Roger Moore Shirley MacLaine
16 Bette Midler Sally Field Meryl Streep Paul Newman Steve Martin
17 George Burns Meryl Streep Robert Redford Teri Garr Tom Cruise
18 Brooke Shields Sissy Spacek Christopher Reeve Dudley Moore Jack Nicholson
19 Jack Nicholson Robert Redford Dustin Hoffman Barbra Streisand Richard Gere
20 Al Pacino Roger Moore Timothy Hutton Goldie Hawn Dolly Parton
21 Dudley Moore Marsha Mason Roger Moore Louis Gossett Jr. Robert De Niro
22 Chevy Chase Chuck Norris Chuck Norris Al Pacino Chuck Norris
23 Woody Allen Gene Wilder Brooke Shields Mark Hamill Kevin Bacon
24 Robert De Niro Steve Martin Al Pacino Jane Fonda George Burns
25 Goldie Hawn Lily Tomlin Julie Andrews Dan Aykroyd Dustin Hoffman
Place 1985[79] 1986[80] 1987[81] 1988[82] 1989[83]
1 Sylvester Stallone Tom Cruise Eddie Murphy Tom Cruise Jack Nicholson
2 Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy Michael Douglas Eddie Murphy Tom Cruise
3 Clint Eastwood Paul Hogan Michael J. Fox Tom Hanks Robin Williams
4 Michael J. Fox Rodney Dangerfield Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger Michael Douglas
5 Chevy Chase Bette Midler Paul Hogan Paul Hogan Tom Hanks
6 Arnold Schwarzenegger Sylvester Stallone Tom Cruise Danny De Vito Michael J. Fox
7 Chuck Norris Clint Eastwood Glenn Close Bette Midler Eddie Murphy
8 Harrison Ford Whoopi Goldberg Sylvester Stallone Robin Williams Mel Gibson
9 Michael Douglas Kathleen Turner Cher Tom Selleck Sean Connery
10 Meryl Streep Paul Newman Mel Gibson Dustin Hoffman Kathleen Turner
11 Robert Redford Michael J. Fox Patrick Swayze Cher Bette Midler
12 Sally Field Sigourney Weaver Kathleen Turner Michael Douglas Dustin Hoffman
13 Kathleen Turner Robert Redford Clint Eastwood Sylvester Stallone Michael Keaton
14 Dan Aykroyd Ralph Macchio Tom Selleck Michael J. Fox Danny De Vito
15 Bill Murray Chevy Chase Bette Midler John Candy Chevy Chase
16 Jack Nicholson Jane Fonda Danny De Vito Bruce Willis Steve Martin
17 Jessica Lange Matthew Broderick Steve Martin Mel Gibson Bill Murray
18 Goldie Hawn Michael Douglas John Candy Glenn Close Kevin Costner
19 Charles Bronson Harrison Ford Meryl Streep Bill Murray Arnold Schwarzenegger
20 Cher Woody Allen Kevin Costner Sigourney Weaver Michelle Pfeiffer
21 Mel Gibson Rob Lowe Jack Nicholson Harrison Ford John Candy
22 Paul Reubens Leonard Nimoy Dan Aykroyd Clint Eastwood Bruce Willis
23 Burt Reynolds William Shatner Richard Dreyfuss Patrick Swayze John Travolta
24 Roger Moore Meryl Streep William Hurt Meryl Streep Meryl Streep
25 Sissy Spacek William Hurt Harrison Ford Steve Martin Sylvester Stallone
Place 1990[84][85] 1991[86] 1992[87] 1993[88] 1994[89]
1 Arnold Schwarzenegger Kevin Costner Tom Cruise Clint Eastwood Tom Hanks
2 Julia Roberts Arnold Schwarzenegger Mel Gibson Tom Cruise Jim Carrey
3 Bruce Willis Robin Williams Kevin Costner Robin Williams Arnold Schwarzenegger
4 Tom Cruise Julia Roberts Jack Nicholson Kevin Costner Tom Cruise
5 Mel Gibson Macaulay Culkin Macaulay Culkin Harrison Ford Harrison Ford
6 Kevin Costner Jodie Foster Whoopi Goldberg Julia Roberts Tim Allen
7 Patrick Swayze Billy Crystal Michael Douglas Tom Hanks Mel Gibson
8 Sean Connery Dustin Hoffman Clint Eastwood Mel Gibson Jodie Foster
9 Harrison Ford Robert De Niro Steven Seagal Whoopi Goldberg Michael Douglas
10 Richard Gere Mel Gibson Robin Williams Sylvester Stallone Tommy Lee Jones
11 Michael J. Fox Steve Martin Sharon Stone Meg Ryan Robin Williams
12 Demi Moore Harrison Ford Michelle Pfeiffer Arnold Schwarzenegger Demi Moore
13 Macaulay Culkin Michael J. Fox Harrison Ford Demi Moore Keanu Reeves
14 Robin Williams Nick Nolte Danny De Vito Macaulay Culkin Kevin Costner
15 Tom Hanks Patrick Swayze Steve Martin Jack Nicholson Julia Roberts
16 Michelle Pfeiffer Barbra Streisand Michael Keaton Al Pacino Sylvester Stallone
17 Steven Seagal Danny De Vito Sean Connery Denzel Washington Meg Ryan
18 Sylvester Stallone Cher Joe Pesci Sean Connery Jack Nicholson
19 Bette Midler Demi Moore Demi Moore Michael Douglas Jean-Claude Van Damme
20 Michael Douglas Anthony Hopkins Eddie Murphy Tommy Lee Jones Brad Pitt
21 Al Pacino Michelle Pfeiffer Billy Crystal Robert Redford Whoopi Goldberg
22 Eddie Murphy Bill Murray Daniel Day-Lewis Sally Field Meryl Streep
23 Winona Ryder Sean Connery Julia Roberts Gene Hackman Sharon Stone
24 Robert De Niro Anjelica Huston Dana Carvey Jodie Foster Hugh Grant
25 Meryl Streep Warren Beatty Al Pacino Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins
Place 1995[90] 1996[91] 1997 1998[92] 1999[93]
1 Tom Hanks Tom Cruise & Mel Gibson (tied) Harrison Ford Tom Hanks Julia Roberts
2 Jim Carrey Julia Roberts Jim Carrey Tom Hanks
3 Brad Pitt John Travolta Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio Adam Sandler
4 Harrison Ford Arnold Schwarzeneggar Will Smith Robin Williams Bruce Willis
5 Robin Williams Sandra Bullock Tom Cruise Meg Ryan Mike Myers
6 Sandra Bullock Robin Williams Jack Nicholson Mel Gibson Tom Cruise
7 Mel Gibson Sean Connery Jim Carrey Adam Sandler Will Smith
8 Demi Moore Harrison Ford John Travolta Eddie Murphy Mel Gibson
9 John Travolta Kevin Costner Robin Williams Cameron Diaz Meg Ryan
10 Kevin Costner & Michael Douglas (tied) Michelle Pfeiffer Tommy Lee Jones Julia Roberts Sandra Bullock
11 Jim Carrey Brad Pitt and Neve Campbell (tied) John Travolta Ashley Judd
12 Bruce Willis Michael Douglas and Demi Moore (tied) Robert Redford
13 Val Kilmer Pierce Brosnan Harrison Ford
14 Michelle Pfeiffer Brad Pitt Jodie Foster Will Smith
15 Julia Roberts Glenn Close and Denzel Washington (tied) Nicolas Cage and Tim Allen (tied) Bruce Willis Pierce Brosnan
16 Morgan Freeman Sandra Bullock
17 Pierce Brosnan Goldie Hawn Michael Douglas Matt Damon
18 Anthony Hopkins Eddie Murphy Demi Moore Denzel Washington
19 Robert De Niro Rene Russo, Meg Ryan and Will Smith (tied) Michelle Pfeiffer Anne Heche
20 Steven Seagal, Winona Ryder and Meg Ryan (tied) Sandra Bullock Gwyneth Paltrow Keanu Reeves
21 Cameron Diaz - -
22 Helen Hunt Brendan Fraser - -
23 Steve Martin Pierce Brosnan Denzel Washington - -
24 Tommy Lee Jones Bruce Willis Robert De Niro - -
25 Denzel Washington Jack Nicholson Meg Ryan - -
Place 2000[94]
1 Tom Cruise
2 Julia Roberts
3 George Clooney
4 Eddie Murphy
5 Russell Crowe
6 Mel Gibson
7 Martin Lawrence
8 Tom Hanks
9 Jim Carrey
10 Harrison Ford
11
12 Michelle Pfeiffer
13
14 Jennifer Lopez
15
16 Nicolas Cage
17 Denzel Washington
18 Angelina Jolie
19
20 Ben Stiller
21 -
22 -
23 -
24 -
25 -

Top Ten Western Stars

For a number of years, there was also a poll for the top ten Western stars in the United States.

Place 1936[95] 1937[96] 1938[97] 1939[98] 1940[99]
1 Buck Jones Gene Autry Gene Autry Gene Autry Gene Autry
2 George O'Brien William Boyd William Boyd William Boyd William Boyd
3 Gene Autry Buck Jones Buck Jones Roy Rogers Roy Rogers
4 William Boyd Dick Foran George O'Brien George O'Brien George O'Brien
5 Ken Maynard George O'Brien Three Mesquiteers Charles Starrett Charles Starrett
6 Dick Foran Tex Ritter Charles Starrett Three Mesquiteers Johnny Mack Brown
7 John Wayne Bob Steele Bob Steele Tex Ritter Tex Ritter
8 Tim McCoy The Three Mesquiteers Smith Ballew Buck Jones Three Mesquiteers
9 Hoot Gibson Charles Starrett Tex Ritter John Wayne Smiley Burnette
10 Buster Crabbe Ken Maynard Dick Foran Bob Baker Bill Elliott
Place 1941[100] 1942[101] 1943[102] 1944[103] 1945[38]
1 Gene Autry Gene Autry Roy Rogers Roy Rogers Roy Rogers
2 William Boyd Roy Rogers William Boyd William Boyd Gabby Hayes
3 Roy Rogers William Boyd Smiley Burnette Smiley Burnette William Boyd
4 Charles Starrett Smiley Burnette George "Gabby" Hayes Gabby Hayes Bill Elliot
5 Smiley Burnette Charles Starrett Johnny Mack Brown Bill Elliott Smiley Burnett
6 Tim Holt Johnny Mack Brown Tim Holt Johnny Mack Brown Johnny Mack Brown
7 Johnny Mack Brown Bill Elliott The Three Mesquiteers Red Barry Charles Starrett
8 Three Mesquiteers Tim Holt Red Barry Charles Starrett Red Barrett
9 Bill Elliott Don "Red" Barry Bill Elliott Russell Hayden Tex Ritter
10 Tex Ritter Three Mesquiteers Russell Hayden Tex Ritter Rod Cameron
Place 1946[104] 1947[105] 1948[106] 1949[107] 1950[108]
1 Roy Rogers Roy Rogers Roy Rogers Roy Rogers Roy Rogers
2 Bill Elliot Gene Autry Gene Autry Gene Autry Gene Autry
3 Gene Autry William Boyd Bill Elliot Gabby Hayes Gabby Hayes
4 Gabby Hayes Bill Elliot Gabby Hayes Tim Holt Bill Elliott
5 Smiley Burnett Gabby Hayes William Boyd Bill Elliott William Boyd
6 Charles Starrett Charles Starrett Charles Starrett Charles Starrett Tim Holt
7 Johnny Mack Brown Smiley Burnett Tim Holt William Boyd Charles Starrett
8 Sunset Carson Johnny Mack Brown Johnny Mack Brown Johnny Mack Brown Johnny Mack Brown
9 Fuzzy Knight Dale Evans Smiley Burnett Smiley Burnett Smiley Burnett
10 Eddie Dean Eddie Dean Andy Devine Andy Devine Dale Evans
Place 1951[11] 1952[48] 1953[109] 1954[12]
1 Roy Rogers Roy Rogers Roy Rogers Roy Rogers
2 Gene Autry Gene Autry Gene Autry Gene Autry
3 Tim Holt Rex Allen Rex Allen Rex Allen
4 Charles Starrett Bill Elliott Bill Elliott Bill Elliott
5 Rex Allen Tim Holt Allan Lane Gabby Hayes
6 Bill Elliott Gabby Hayes
7 Smiley Burnette Smiley Burnette
8 Allan Lane Charles Starrett
9 Dale Evans Dale Evans
10 Gabby Hayes William Boyd

Top Ten Money Makers in Britain

The Motion Picture Herald published a similar list for the UK, listing the most popular stars at the British box office, including the most popular British stars.

Place 1931[110] 1934[111]
Female stars Male stars Female stars Male stars
1 Norma Shearer Ronald Colman Norma Shearer George Arliss
2 Constance Bennett Clive Brook Marie Dressler Clark Gable
3 Marie Dressler George Arliss Greta Garbo Wallace Beery
4 Ruth Chatterton Robert Montgomery Kay Francis Clive Brook
5 Janet Gaynor Maurice Chevalier Marlene Dietrich Robert Montgomery
6 Greta Garbo John Boles Katharine Hepburn Ronald Colman
7 Jeanette MacDonald Ralph Lynn Gracie Fields Jack Hulbert
8 Joan Crawford Tom Walls Janet Gaynor Lionel Barrymore
9 Ann Harding William Powell Joan Crawford Charles Laughton
10 Marlene Dietrich
Wallace Beery Claudette Colbert Tom Walls
Place 1936[112][113] 1937[114][96][115]
British stars International stars British stars International stars
1 Gracie Fields Shirley Temple Gracie Fields Shirley Temple
2 Jessie Matthews Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers George Formby Clark Gable
3 Jack Hulbert Gracie Fields Jessie Matthews Gracie Fields
4 George Formby Clark Gable Will Hay Gary Cooper
5 Robert Donat Laurel and Hardy Jack Buchanan George Formby
6 Jack Buchanan Jessie Matthews George Arliss William Powell
7 Tom Walls and Ralph Lynn (as a team) James Cagney Charles Laughton and Tom Walls (tied) Jeanette MacDonald
8 Will Hay Wallace Beery Anna Neagle Robert Taylor
9 George Arliss Greta Garbo Jack Hulbert Astaire and Rogers
10 Sydney Howard Norma Shearer Paul Robeson Laurel and Hardy
Place 1938[116][117] 1939[118][119]
British stars International stars British stars International stars
1 George Formby Shirley Temple George Formby Deanna Durbin
2 Gracie Fields Jeanette MacDonald Gracie Fields Mickey Rooney
3 Will Hay Spencer Tracy Robert Donat Shirley Temple
4 Jessie Matthews Clark Gable Will Hay Robert Taylor
5 Sandy Powell George Formby Anna Neagle Jeanette MacDonald
6 Jack Buchanan Deanna Durbin Leslie Howard Spencer Tracy
7 Charles Laughton Robert Taylor Charles Laughton Errol Flynn
8 Anna Neagle Ronald Colman Gordon Harker George Formby
9 Will Fyffe Gary Cooper Ralph Richardson Nelson Eddy
10 George Arliss
William Powell Will Fyffe Gary Cooper
Place 1940[120][121][29] 1941[122]
British stars International stars British stars International stars
1 George Formby Mickey Rooney George Formby Mickey Rooney
2 Robert Donat Deanna Durbin Arthur Lucan Deanna Durbin
3 Gracie Fields Spencer Tracy Arthur Askey Spencer Tracy
4 Arthur Askey Jeanette MacDonald Robert Donat George Formby
5 Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane (as a team) George Formby Will Hay Jeanette MacDonald
6 Charles Laughton Nelson Eddy Conrad Veidt & Gordon Harker (tied) Errol Flynn
7 Will Hay Errol Flynn Anna Neagle Nelson Eddy
8 Conrad Veidt James Cagney Gracie Fields Gary Cooper
9 Gordon Harker Gary Cooper Charles Laughton James Cagney
10 Anna Neagle Bing Crosby Leslie Howard Bing Crosby
11 Shirley Temple Clive Brook Judy Garland
12 Tyrone Power Margaret Lockwood Bette Davis
13 Clark Gable Michael Redgrave Robert Taylor
14 Robert Donat Wendy Hiller Charles Boyer
15 Bette Davis Rex Harrison Tyrone Power
16 Wallace Beery Emlyn Williams Alice Faye
17 Dorothy Lamour Laurence Olivier Arthur Lucan
18 Greta Garbo Barry K. Barnes Don Ameche
19 Gracie Fields The Crazy Gang Charles Chaplin
20 Alice Faye Diana Wynyard Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
21 Myrna Loy Will Fyffe James Stewart
22 Judy Garland Vivien Leigh Laurence Olivier
23 Ginger Rogers Frank Randle and Harry Korris Dorothy Lamour
24 Laurel and Hardy Wilfrid Lawson Clark Gable
25 Victor McLaglen John Clements Vivien Leigh
Place 1942[123] 1943[124]
British stars International stars British stars International stars
1 George Formby Mickey Rooney George Formby Greer Garson
2 Leslie Howard Abbott and Costello Leslie Howard Bing Crosby
3 Arthur Lucan Spencer Tracy Noël Coward Abbott and Costello
4 Will Hay Deanna Durbin Eric Portman Bob Hope
5 Arthur Askey Jeanette MacDonald Robert Donat Betty Grable
6 Robert Donat George Formby Arthur Lucan Mickey Rooney
7 Deborah Kerr Bette Davis Margaret Lockwood Dorothy Lamour
8 Robert Newton Leslie Howard Anton Walbrook Bette Davis
9 Eric Portman Gary Cooper Arthur Askey Tyrone Power
10 Michael Redgrave Dorothy Lamour John Mills James Cagney
Place 1944[125] 1945[126][127]
British stars International stars British stars International stars
1 James Mason Bing Crosby James Mason Bing Crosby
2 David Niven Betty Grable Stewart Granger Bette Davis
3 George Formby Greer Garson Margaret Lockwood Greer Garson
4 Eric Portman Deanna Durbin John Mills Humphrey Bogart
5 Laurence Olivier Bette Davis Phyllis Calvert Bob Hope
6 Margaret Lockwood Bob Hope Rex Harrison Betty Grable
7 Robert Donat Humphrey Bogart Laurence Olivier Spencer Tracy & James Mason
8 Phyllis Calvert Gary Cooper Anna Neagle Abbott and Costello
9 Anna Neagle Spencer Tracy George Formby Stewart Granger
10 Robert Newton Abbott and Costello Eric Portman Joan Fontaine
Place 1946[128]
British stars International stars Most popular male actors* Most popular female actors*
1 James Mason James Mason James Mason Margaret Lockwood
2 Margaret Lockwood Bing Crosby Stewart Granger Ingrid Bergman
3 Stewart Granger Margaret Lockwood Ray Milland Bette Davis
4 Michael Redgrave Greer Garson Bing Crosby Phyllis Calvert
5 Anna Neagle Bette Davis Greer Garson
6 Phyllis Calvert Stewart Granger John Mills Patricia Roc
7 Rex Harrison Ingrid Bergman Laurence Olivier Vivien Leigh
8 John Mills Alan Ladd Jeanne Crain
9 Robert Donat Bob Hope
10 Eric Portman Van Johnson
11 Michael Redgrave Anna Neagle
12
13
14 Rex Harrison Ann Todd
15 Ida Lupino
16
17 David Niven
18
19
20
21 Eric Portman

*Another poll by Sidney L. Bernstein of his theatre group listed these actors.[129]

Place 1947[105] 1948[130][131]
British stars International star British stars International stars
1 James Mason Bing Crosby Anna Neagle Bing Crosby
2 Anna Neagle James Mason Margaret Lockwood Anna Neagle
3 Margaret Lockwood Anna Neagle John Mills Margaret Lockwood
4 John Mills Margaret Lockwood Michael Wilding John Mills
5 Stewart Granger Bette Davis Stewart Granger Michael Wilding
6 Patricia Roc John Mills Michael Denison Fredric March
7 Michael Wilding Alan Ladd Jack Warner Bob Hope
8 Deborah Kerr Humphrey Bogart Googie Withers Danny Kaye
9 Robert Newton Ingrid Bergman Patricia Roc Myrna Loy
10 Trevor Howard Bob Hope James Mason and Dennis Price (tied) Gregory Peck
Place 1949[132][133] 1950
British stars International stars British stars International stars
1 Anna Neagle Anna Neagle Anna Neagle Bob Hope
2 Michael Wilding Michael Wilding Jean Simmons Abbott & Costello
3 John Mills Bob Hope Jack Warner Anna Neagle
4 Jean Simmons Danny Kaye John Mills Jean Simmons
5 Margaret Lockwood Bing Crosby Robert Newton Jack Warner
6 Richard Attenborough Jane Wyman Michael Wilding John Mills
7 Stewart Granger Alan Ladd Richard Todd James Stewart
8 Michael Denison John Mills Alastair Sim and Margaret Rutherford (tied) Alan Ladd
9 David Farrar Jean Simmons Jean Kent Larry Parks
10 Jack Warner Betty Grable Trevor Howard Robert Newton
Place 1951[134] 1952[135]
British stars International stars British stars International stars
1 Alec Guinness Bob Hope Ronald Shiner Bob Hope
2 Anna Neagle James Stewart Alastair Sim Gregory Peck
3 Jean Simmons John Wayne Alec Guinness Betty Hutton
4 Michael Wilding Abbott & Costello Anthony Steel & Jack Hawkins (tied) Martin and Lewis
5 Trevor Howard Alec Guinness Richard Todd John Wayne
6 Alastair Sim Anna Neagle Nigel Patrick Mario Lanza
7 Robert Newton Bette Davis Jack Warner James Mason
8 Jean Kent Alan Ladd Anna Neagle James Stewart
9 Michael Redgrave Betty Hutton Trevor Howard Doris Day
10 Glynis Johns Mario Lanza Glynis Johns Humphrey Bogart
Place 1953[136] 1954[137]
British stars International stars British stars International stars
1 Jack Hawkins Jack Hawkins Jack Hawkins Alan Ladd
2 Alec Guinness Bob Hope Dirk Bogarde James Stewart
3 Ronald Shiner Alan Ladd Norman Wisdom Gregory Peck
4 Alastair Sim Gregory Peck Glynis Johns Martin and Lewis
5 Dirk Bogarde Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Kenneth More Jack Hawkins
6 Dinah Sheridan Bing Crosby Alec Guinness Danny Kaye
7 Jack Warner John Wayne Anthony Steel Burt Lancaster
8 Nigel Patrick Stewart Granger Ronald Shiner Doris Day
9 Ralph Richardson Doris Day Richard Todd Dirk Bogarde
10 Anthony Steel Danny Kaye John Mills Norman Wisdom
Place 1955[138] 1956[139]
British stars International stars British star International stars
1 Dirk Bogarde Dirk Bogarde Kenneth More Kenneth More
2 John Mills James Stewart Jack Hawkins James Stewart
3 Norman Wisdom Bing Crosby Dirk Bogarde Burt Lancaster
4 Alastair Sim Doris Day Virginia McKenna Audie Murphy
5 Kenneth More John Mills Norman Wisdom Jeff Chandler
6 Jack Hawkins Norman Wisdom Anthony Steel Doris Day
7 Richard Todd Jeff Chandler Peter Finch Danny Kaye
8 Michael Redgrave Alastair Sim Alec Guinness Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
9 Diana Dors Rock Hudson John Gregson Frank Sinatra
10 Alec Guinness Humphrey Bogart John Mills Robert Mitchum
Place 1957[140] 1958 1959[141]
British stars International stars British stars International stars British star
1 Dirk Bogarde Dirk Bogarde Alec Guinness Alec Guinness Kenneth More
2 Kenneth More Kenneth More Dirk Bogarde Dirk Bogarde Alec Guinness
3 Peter Finch Burt Lancaster Kenneth More Kenneth More Norman Wisdom
4 John Gregson Rock Hudson Ian Carmichael Kirk Douglas Stanley Baker
5 Norman Wisdom Peter Finch Virginia McKenna Frank Sinatra Dirk Bogarde
6 John Mills Jeff Chandler John Mills William Holden Peter Sellers
7 Stanley Baker John Gregson Norman Wisdom Glenn Ford
8 Ian Carmichael Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis John Gregson Ian Carmichael
9 Jack Hawkins Norman Wisdom Jack Hawkins Virginia McKenna
10 Belinda Lee Yul Brynner Stanley Baker Elvis Presley
Place International stars
1960 1961 1962[142] 1963[143] 1964[144]
1 Kenneth More Hayley Mills Cliff Richard Cliff Richard Sean Connery
2 Peter Sellers Sophia Loren Elvis Presley Peter Sellers
3 Sophia Loren Kenneth More Peter Sellers Elvis Presley
4 Sir Alec Guinness Elizabeth Taylor Kenneth More Sean Connery Elvis Presley
5 Elizabeth Taylor John Mills Hayley Mills Hayley Mills
6 Audrey Hepburn Peter Sellers Doris Day Elizabeth Taylor
7 Jack Lemmon Audrey Hepburn Sophia Loren Marlon Brando
8 Stanley Baker Dirk Bogarde John Wayne Albert Finney The Beatles
9 Dirk Bogarde Jack Lemmon Frank Sinatra Dirk Bogarde
10 Norman Wisdom John Wayne Sean Connery Norman Wisdom
Place International stars
1965[145] 1966[146]
1 Sean Connery Sean Connery
2 Elvis Presley Michael Caine
3 Julie Andrews Robert Vaughn & David McCallum
4 Sophia Loren Audrey Hepburn
5 Rex Harrison Norman Wisdom
6 The Beatles Rex Harrison
7 Richard Burton Steve McQueen
8 Peter Sellers Julie Andrews
9 Peter O'Toole Peter Sellers
10 John Wayne Elvis Presley
In 1965, Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker and Cliff Richard were in the top 25.[147]
  • In 1967, Sean Connery was voted most popular male star and Julie Christie most popular female star.[148]
Place International stars
1968[149] 1969[150] 1970[151] 1971[152]
1 John Wayne Clint Eastwood Paul Newman Richard Burton
2 Julie Christie Omar Sharif Clint Eastwood Steve McQueen
3 Steve McQueen Michael Caine Steve McQueen Dustin Hoffman
4 Tommy Steele Steve McQueen John Wayne Michael Caine
5 Paul Newman John Wayne Richard Burton Oliver Reed
6 Sean Connery Richard Burton Dustin Hoffman Glenda Jackson
7 Clint Eastwood Sean Connery Lee Marvin Candice Bergen
8 Julie Andrews Julie Andrews Michael Caine Clint Eastwood
9 Stanley Baker Warren Mitchell Richard Harris Frankie Howerd
10 Sidney Poitier Dustin Hoffman Robert Redford Jack Nicholson

Top Stars in France

Various polls have been taken for the top stars in France too.

Box Office Poison

In 1938 a list was published of stars who were considered "box office poison" by exhibitors. The list was from Harry Brandt of the Independent Theater Owners Association.[155]

The stars included:

Varietys Over Priced Stars of 1968

In 1968 Variety magazine published a list of ten stars it considered overpriced. The stars charged at least $250,000 a film and had at least four flops in a row recently:[156]

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Notes

Notes:

  1. ^ a b c d e f Top 10 lists for 1926-1929 were retroactively recalculated using new methodology, hence a discrepancies between the Top 10 and the Top 25 lists for 1927-1929

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