Denzel Washington is America’s fav star


MUMBAI: Whether it was his appearances in American Gangster or The Great Debaters, Denzel Washington scores the top position as America‘s favorite movie star for the second year in a row on The Harris Poll’s annual favorite movie star list.


In second place, also for the second year in a row is Tom Hanks. Perhaps due to the success of the final Pirates of the Caribbean or his singing skills in Sweeney Todd, Johnny Depp moves from a seventh place tie to third place this year. Finishing out the top five are Julia Roberts and Will Smith on fourth and fifth position respectively.


These are the results of a nationwide Harris Poll of 1,114 U.S. adults surveyed online by Harris Interactive between 4 and 12 December, 2007. For men, Denzel Washington is their favorite while women cite Tom Hanks as their favorite. Age also has some differences. For the two younger generations, Echo Boomers (those aged 18-30) and Generation X (those aged 31-42), Johnny Depp emerges as the favorite. Baby Boomers (those aged 43-61) say Denzel Washington is their favorite movie star.


Denzel Washington is also the favorite for Matures (those aged 62 and older), but he ties with Tom Hanks in this oldest generation. Republicans, Democrats and Independents not only support different political candidates, they also have different favorite movie stars. For Republicans, Tom Hanks is the favorite, while for Democrats it is Denzel Washington. Independents say Johnny Depp is their favorite.