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Posted on: September 29, 2008 2:59 pm
 

Results for you Favorite Movie Star Ever

First of all I want to thank everyone who voted in any or all of the rounds here. The winners as chosen by the group would not have been my selections, but when asked to name a "favorite" there are no right or wrong answers. It all comes down to personal taste.

On the Actors side I think my personal favorites would have come down to Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood. I know there are many better actors than both of them. Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, The Duke, Pacino, DeNiro are but a few of the many actors who have made many films I have enjoyed greatly.

For the females my choice would have been Katherine Hepburn. Her range of films and the length of her career are unmatched. From screwball comedies such as Bringing Up Baby to The Lion In Winter she did it all as well as any female that has ever appeared on the Silver Screen.

Now here are the results of the voters:

Finals:
1)Tom Hanks 16 vs. 2)Harrison Ford  11

1)Jodie Foster 16 vs. 14)Meryl Streep 11

I should be posting a new topic in a few days and any and all suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks again. I wonder what topic I will pick next.
Category: General
Posted on: September 22, 2008 6:08 pm
 

Finals time for your favorite movie stars ever

Well we have reached the finals and while this would not have been the match ups I chose the voters have spoken. Here are the resuts of the semis and the last match ups for all the marbles. Thanks to everyone who has voted here.

Semi- finals:
Actors:
1)Tom Hanks 21 vs. 5)Al Pacino 8  Forrest Gump not scared off by Al's little friend.
2)Harrison Ford 17 vs. 6)Robert DeNiro 12  Indy was taling to you Mr. DeNiro

Actresses:
1)Jodie Foster 19 vs. 5)Katherine Hepburn 11  Clarice takes down Katherine the Great
10)Julie Andrews 13 vs. 14)Meryl Streep 17  Karen Silkwood radioactivity takes Mary Poppins out.

Finals:
1)Tom Hanks vs. 2)Harrison Ford

1)Jodie Foster vs. 14)Meryl Streep

The voting for this round will end Sunday night September 28 at 11 pm New York time. Voting before is not a requirement to voice your opinion and comments are always welcome. Tell your friends to vote too. Thank you all in advance.

I wonder what topic I will pick next.


Category: General
Posted on: September 14, 2008 11:33 pm
 

Semi-Finals for your Favorite Movie Stars Ever

Well after several weeks of voting we have reached the semi-finals. By the seeding there were more upsets than not in the last round. There was need for me to cast a vote this round as there were no ties this time. I doubt that there will be any real routs anymore. Here are the results from the last round along with my comments.

Actors:

1)Tom Hanks 17 vs. 9)Morgan Freeman 12 Forrest Gump marches on defeating the best scrounger ever from Shawshank

2)Harrison Ford 17 vs. 7)Jack Nicholson 12 Indiana Jones discovers another hidden secret, how to take out Jack.

3)Denzel Washington 12 vs. 6)Robert DeNiro 17 Young Vito Corleone takes out Coach of the Titans

4)Paul Newman 14 vs. 5)Al Pacino 15 Micheal Corleone also defends the family honor taking down Cool Hand Luke in the closet match up this round.

Actresses:

1)Jodie Foster 21 vs. 9)Elizabeth Taylor 8 Clarice Starling knocks La Liz off of National Velvet

2)Julia Roberts 13 vs. 10)Julie Andrews 16 Mary Poppins defeats the Pretty Woman in the third upset.

6)Angelina Jolie 8 vs. 14)Meryl Streep 21 The voters choose Sophie in a landslide over Lara Croft

4)Sandra Bullock 11 vs. 5)Katherine Hepburn 18 Katherine the Great is the one to finally take out the lady on the runaway bus.

Semi- finals:

Actors:

1)Tom Hanks vs. 5)Al Pacino

2)Harrison Ford vs. 6)Robert DeNiro

Actresses:

1)Jodie Foster vs. 5)Katherine Hepburn

10)Julie Andrews vs. 14)Meryl Streep

The voting for this round will end Sunday night September 21 at 11 pm New York time. Voting before is not a requirement to voice your opinion and comments are always welcome. Tell your friends to vote too. Thank you all in advance.

Category: General
Posted on: September 7, 2008 11:06 pm
 

Quarterfinals for you Favorite Movie Stars Ever

Well it is time to begin the voting for round 3. We had a few upsets again, and the match ups look even tougher this round. Not all of the voting went the way I hoped or expected. We did have less voting in this round and as close as some the battles were I wonder how different the results might have been with the same turnout as last week.

As always first here are the results from round 2 with my comments that I hope you find at least a little bit amusing and or entertaining.

1)Tom Hanks 23 vs. 17)Cary Grant  8 Forrest Gump defeats Mr. Lucky. This would have been a very tough match up for me to vote on as I really enjoy both their work. Grant was great in such a wide range of roles from Hitchcokc thrillers to screwball comedies.
2)Harrison Ford 24 vs. 18)Dustin Hoffman 7 Dr. Jones, Hans Solo and Jack Ryan way too much for the Rain Man and Tootsie
3)Denzel Washington  21  vs. 19)Gene Hackman 10 Just like in Crimson Tide Denzel comes out on top in this match up.
4)Paul Newman 17 vs. 13)Mel Gibson 14  William Wallace's cries of Freedom go for naught against Cool Hand Luke and Butch Cassidy 
5)Al Pacino  18 vs. 12)Jimmy Stewart 13 Oscar winner for playing a Colonel beats real life General in a battle of 2 true superstars
6)Robert DeNiro  23 vs. 11)Robert Redford 8  Crazed Taxi Driver takes the Sundance Kid for a long ride
7)Jack Nicholson  19 vs. 10)Sean Connery 12 Jack might be the only man as cool as 007 as Bond goes down.
8)Clint Eastwood  14  vs. 9)Morgan Freeman 17 I guess it takes God to take down Clint as he did too good a job directing his good buddy.

Actresses:
1)Jodie Foster 25 vs. 16)Demi Moore 6  Clarice defeats G.I. Jane easily
2)Julia Roberts 23 vs. 15)Rita Hayworth 8 Erin Brockovich defeats Shawshank poster girl
3)Sophia Loren 13 vs. 14)Meryl Streep 18 Incredible actress beats legendary Italian beauty
4)Sandra Bullock 15 vs. 13)Marilyn Monroe 14  Speed kills this legendary beauty instead of a overdose this time.
5)Katherine Hepburn 20 vs. 12)Audrey Hepburn 10  Katherine the Great defeats her adorable namesake
6)Angelina Jolie 18 vs. 11)Renee Zwelleger 13 Mrs. Smith  takes out Bridget Jones
7)Susan Sarandan 15 vs. 10)Julie Andrews 16  Mary Poppins eeks out a win over the Minor League's most famous groupie
8)Halle Berry 13 vs. 9)Elizabeth Taylor 17  La Liz adds the lovely Ms. Berry to her list of victims including her too numerous to count ex husbands.

Here are the match ups for the Quarterfinals. Man are some of these tough.

1)Tom Hanks vs. 9)Morgan Freeman
2)Harrison Ford  vs. 7)Jack Nicholson
3)Denzel Washington vs. 6)Robert DeNiro
4)Paul Newman  vs. 5)Al Pacino
 
Actresses:
1)Jodie Foster  vs. 9)Elizabeth Taylor
2)Julia Roberts vs. 10)Julie Andrews
6)Angelina Jolie vs. 14)Meryl Streep 
4)Sandra Bullock vs. 5)Katherine Hepburn
 
Voting for this round will close at 11 PM EST on this coming Sunday.
Please try and remember to rate your fellow posters as I am sure they will do the same for you. As usual I will only vote in the case of any ties.  Thanks again.
Category: General
Posted on: September 2, 2008 11:42 pm
 

Vote In Round 3 For Your Favorite Movie Stars

Let me start off by thanking everyone who has voted here so far. Round 2 had less upsets than the first round did but I was still surprised by some of margins of victory in a few of the match ups. Some of you left some great comments along with your choices and I hope that continues.

Here are the results from round 2 as well as my comments on them. Not everyone voted in every match up accounting for the fact that the vote totals are not the same on all the match ups. I did have to cast one vote to break a tie.

1)Tom Hanks 40  vs. 33)Kevin Costner 6  Forrest Gump has too much heat for Bull Durham
2)Harrison Ford  41 vs. 31)Spencer Tracy 5 Indiana Jones discovers the secret of crushing one of Hollywood's all time legends
3)Denzel Washington 39 vs. 30)Tom Cruise 7  "Maverick" shot down in flames
4)Paul Newman 32 vs. 29)Nicholas Cage  14  "Cool Hand" Luke marches on
5)Al Pacino 30 vs. 28)Anthony Hopkins  16  Mafia Don takes out the movies most famous serial killer
6)Robert DeNiro 36 vs. 27)Tommy Lee Jones 10  Al Gore's college roommate takes after him and loses at the ballot box  
7)Jack Nicholson 33 vs. 26)Samuel L. Jackson 13  The original "Joker" marches on against all time box office leader
8)Clint Eastwood 30  vs. 25)Johnny Deep 16 Capt.Jack Sparrow made Dirty Harry's day
9)Morgan Freeman  38 vs. 24)Bill Murray  8  Carl Spackler too buzzed to realize he got smoked
10)Sean Connery 29  vs. 23)Robin Williams 17  James, James Bond  enough said
11)Robert Redford  30 vs. 22)Gregory Peck 16 Atticus Finch beaten by the Sundance Kid
12)Jimmy Stewart  30 vs. 17)Humphrey Bogart 14  Bye Bye Bogie in a surprising easy win by the "Richest Man" in town
13)Mel Gibson  29 vs. 20)John Wayne  16  I was very surprised how easily Martin Riggs took down the "Duke"
14)Marlon Brando 19  vs. 19)Gene Hackman 27  Hoosiers coach in an upset. Marlon was never a contender here.
15)Russell Crowe 23  vs. 18)Dustin Hoffman 24 
16)Henry Fonda  18  vs. 17)Cary Grant  26  I really thought this battle between all time screen legends would be nip and tuck the whole way

Actresses:
1)Jodie Foster 33 vs. 33)Michelle Pfeiffer 12   Being in Grease 2 cost the lovely Ms. Pfeiffer against Clarice
2)Julia Roberts  30 vs. 31)Diane Lane  15  Pretty Woman beats a better looking woman
3)Sophia Loren  34 vs. 30)Jessica Lange 12  Italian treasure wins easily
4)Sandra Bullock 35  vs. 29)Jamie Lee Curtis  11  I still can't believe Bullock is the 4th seed even as she wins easily again
5)Katherine Hepburn 32  vs. 28)Uma Thurman  13 Even a shot of adrenaline to Uma's heart couldn't help her against Katherine The Great
6)Angelina Jolie  24 vs. 27)Ashley Judd 21  Lara Croft beats Kentucky's prettiest fan
7)Susan Sarandan 25 vs. 26)Charleze Theron 20 A "Baseball Annie" beats one of my favorites to look at.
8)Halle Berry  27 vs. 25)Diane Keaton 18 One of the match ups in which if I voted I am not sure which way I would have voted.
9)Elizabeth Taylor  24 vs. 24)Meg Ryan 20 Violet eyes beats one time American Sweetheart in the this close race
10)Julie Andrews  27 vs. 23)Nicole Kidman 18 Maria Von Trapp too tough for Mrs. Urban, but she makes it closer than ex husband did in this round.
11)Renee Zwelleger 24  vs. 43)Catherine Zeta Jones 20 At least the Welsh beauty made it into the brackets unlike her husband or father in-law
12)Audrey Hepburn 33 vs. 21)Grace Kelly  11  Movie princess beats real life Princess in a rout
13)Marilyn Monroe 25 vs. 45)Cameron Diaz  19  Guess there is something more about Norma Jean than  Cameron
14)Meryl Streep  31 vs. 46)Ann Margaret  14  Acting skills beats great beauty
15)Rita Hayworth 24  vs. 18)Marissa Tomei 21 Well not all gorgeous redheads lose, at least not yet
16)Demi Moore 24 vs. 17)Helen Hunt 21 Demi goes at least 2 rounds further than her ex hubby did here.

Now here are the match ups for the next round. Having voted before is not a requirement to do so now and feel free to invite your friends to participate. Some of these match ups are tough to say the least. I for one can't wait to see the results.

1)Tom Hanks vs. 17)Cary Grant
2)Harrison Ford  vs. 18)Dustin Hoffman
3)Denzel Washington  vs. 19)Gene Hackman
4)Paul Newman  vs. 13)Mel Gibson
5)Al Pacino  vs. 12)Jimmy Stewart 
6)Robert DeNiro  vs. 11)Robert Redford
7)Jack Nicholson  vs.  10)Sean Connery
8)Clint Eastwood  vs.  9)Morgan Freeman

Actresses:
1)Jodie Foster vs. 16)Demi Moore
2)Julia Roberts vs. 15)Rita Hayworth
3)Sophia Loren  vs. 14)Meryl Streep
4)Sandra Bullock  vs. 13)Marilyn Monroe
5)Katherine Hepburn  vs. 12)Audrey Hepburn
6)Angelina Jolie  vs. 11)Renee Zwelleger
7)Susan Sarandan  vs. 10)Julie Andrews
8)Halle Berry  vs. 9)Elizabeth Taylor 

Voting for this round will close at 11 PM EST on this coming Sunday.
Please try and remember to rate your fellow posters as I am sure they will do the same for you. As usual I will only vote in the case of any ties.  Thanks again.
Category: General
Posted on: August 24, 2008 11:37 pm
Edited on: August 24, 2008 11:44 pm
 

Favorite Movie Stars Voting for Round 2

I first want to thank all of you for your participation on this blog. I was surprised by quite a few who didn't make it into the competition. No Cagney, Edward G Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Errol Flynn, Warren Beatty and more on the men's side. Maureen O'Hara, Myrna Loy, Drew Barrymore, Sally Field, "Hanoi" Jane Fonda etc. are missing from from the woman's draw. At least Ben Afleck and J. Lo didn't make it in. I was surprised that Scarlett Jo and the Jessica's Biel and Alba did not get in.

I have posted the results of the first round as a separate entry as if included them here would it make this entry way too long. Here is the link to that entry http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
/entry/7949334/10096606 I have included my comments on the results of each match up. There were quite a few upsets to go along with the many one sided battles in both brackets. A few match ups though were very close and not decided till the very end. I was very surprised by more than a few of the winners.

Well here are the match ups for round 2. Some of these are going to be very interesting.

Actors:
1)Tom Hanks vs. 33)Kevin Costner
2)Harrison Ford vs. 31)Spencer Tracy
3)Denzel Washington vs. 30)Tom Cruise
4)Paul Newman vs. 29)Nicholas Cage
5)Al Pacino vs. 28)Anthony Hopkins
6)Robert DeNiro vs. 27)Tommy Lee Jones
7)Jack Nicholson vs. 26)Samuel L. Jackson
8)Clint Eastwood vs. 25)Johnny Deep
9)Morgan Freeman vs. 24)Bill Murray
10)Sean Connery vs. 23)Robin Williams
11)Robert Redford vs. 22)Gregory Peck
12)Jimmy Stewart vs. 17)Humphrey Bogart
13)Mel Gibson vs. 20)John Wayne
14)Marlon Brando vs. 19)Gene Hackman
15)Russell Crowe vs. 18)Dustin Hoffman
16)Henry Fonda vs. 17)Cary Grant

Actresses:
1)Jodie Foster vs. 33)Michelle Pfeifer
2)Julia Roberts vs. 31)Diane Lane
3)Sophia Loren vs. 30)Jessica Lange
4)Sandra Bullock vs. 29)Jamie Lee Curtis
5)Katherine Hepburn vs. 28)Uma Thurman
6)Angelina Jolie vs. 27)Ashley Judd
7)Susan Sarandan vs. 26)Charleze Theron
8)Halle Berry vs. 25)Diane Keaton
9)Elizabeth Taylor vs. 24)Meg Ryan
10)Julie Andrews vs. 23)Nicole Kidman
11)Renee Zwelleger vs. 43)Catherine Zeta Jones
12)Audrey Hepburn vs. 21)Grace Kelly
13)Marilyn Monroe vs. 45)Cameron Diaz
14)Meryl Streep vs. 46)Ann Margaret
15)Rita Hayworth vs. 18)Marissa Tomei
16)Demi Moore 19 vs. 17)Helen Hunt

The voting for this round will last a little longer due to the holiday next weekend. I will count all votes received by Tuesday Sept. 2 at 11PM New York City time.
Category: General
Posted on: August 24, 2008 11:30 pm
Edited on: September 9, 2008 7:27 pm
 

Results from Round 1 for Favorite Movie Stars

Well here the results from round 1. Please note the totals of each match up are not the same as a few people skipped certain match ups for various reasons.

1)Tom Hanks 29 vs. 64)Michael Madsen 3 Forrest Gump defeats Mr. Blonde in the first of many routs.
2)Harrison Ford 30 vs. 63)Keifer Sutherland 3 Indiana Jones takes down Jack Bauer with more ease than Bauer ever did the bad guys
3)Denzel Washington 33 vs.)62Ryan Phillipe Multiple Oscars kicks pretty boy's butt
4)Paul Newman 31 vs. 61)Gerrard Depardieu 2 Ref stops this mismatch in the first round
5)Al Pacino 32 vs. 60)Paul Giamatti 1 Never a doubt
6)Robert DeNiro 32 vs. 59)Max Van Sydow 1 As bad a beating as his friend Pesci ever gave in a movie
7)Jack Nicholson 31 vs. 58)John Malkovich 2 Maybe Jack will have a tougher time next round
8)Clint Eastwood 31 vs. 57)James Colburn 2 Dirty Harry guns down another
9)Morgan Freeman 30 vs. 56)James Caan 3 Sonny gunned down again
10)Sean Connery 26 vs. 55)Dennis Quaid 7 The original James Bond much too cool for Quaid
11)Robert Redford 25 vs. 54)Heath Ledger 8 The Natural too much for the new Joker
12)Jimmy Stewart 20 vs. 53)Matthew Damon 13 Jason Bourne defeated by a legend
13)Mel Gibson 29 vs. 52)Matthew McConnaughy 4 Another no contest
14)Marlon Brando 19 vs. 51)Kevin Spacey 14 Don Vito edges Keyser Soze
15)Russell Crowe 28 vs. 50)Leonardo DiCaprio 5 Leo goes down like the Titanic
16)Henry Fonda 16 vs. 49)Burt Reynolds 17 One of 6 close battles that an old school legend of the screen was involved in a. Fonda should have won in a walk over the bad toupe.
17)Cary Grant 18 vs. 48)John Travolta 15 Another of the 6 and another shocker of a sort as I thought Grant would crush Vincent Vega
18)Dustin Hoffman 26 vs. 47)Anthony Quinn 5 Tootsie beats up Zorba
19)Gene Hackman 32 vs. 46)Charles Bronson 1 Don't think Bronson ever beaten this badly before
20)John Wayne 30 vs. 45)Daniel Day Lewis 3 The Duke reigns
21)Humphrey Bogart 17 vs. 46)Bruce Willis 16 This was back and forth the whole way with the last vote breaking a tie.
22)Gregory Peck 18 vs. 43)Will Smith 15 Aticus Finch battled the Fresh Prince all the way
23)Robin Williams 19 vs. 42)Sidney Portier 13 Funny man defeats legend
24)Bill Murray 21 vs. 41)Steve McQueen 11 It happens again
25)Johnny Deep 19 vs. 40)Charlton Heston 14 Capt. Jack Sparrow edges out Ben Hur
26)Samuel L. Jackson 22 vs. 39)George Clooney 10 This was a little surprising to me
27)Tommy Lee Jones 23 vs. 38)Brad Pitt 10 Another pretty boy goes down
28)Anthony Hopkins 23 vs. 37)Robert Mitchum 9 Hannibal Lecter defeats legendary tough guy
29)Nicholas Cage 26 vs. 36)Vince Vaughn 7 No surprise here but good luck in the next round Nick. You are going to need it.
30)Tom Cruise 23 vs. 35)Ben Stiller 10 Couch jumper wins
31)Spencer Tracy 17 vs. 34)Sam Elliot 16 I was once again shocked that this came doen to the last vote cast needed to break a tie.
32)Robert Duvall 16 vs. 33)Kevin Costner 17 The napalm in the morning landed on the wrong actor here.

Actresses:
1)Jodie Foster 29 vs. 64)Emannuelle Beart 2 Clarice and her Oscars wins big as expected
2)Julia Roberts 28 vs. 63)Cheryl Ladd 2 Ladd's beauty not nearly enough to compete
3)Sophia Loren 22 vs. 62)Dana Delaney 7 A rout as expected
4)Sandra Bullock 23 vs. 61)Mariska Hargitay 8 Surprised by Bullock's seeding as well a TV cop making it in to the brackets.
5)Katherine Hepburn 26 vs. 60)Kim Delaney 4 All time legend beats another Television actress
6)Angelina Jolie 23 vs. 59)Whoopi Goldberg 8 Jolie does better than her husband.
7)Susan Sarandan 23 vs. 58)Milla Jovivich 6 No surprise here
8)Halle Berry 22 vs. 57)Salma Hayak 9 Berry wins a battle of the beauties
9)Elizabeth Taylor 21 vs. 56)Keira Knightley 9 Old timer beats an up and comer
10)Julie Andrews 21 vs. 55)Judi Dench 8 Mary Poppins beats the newest "M"
11)Renee Zewelleger 22 vs. 54)Eva Mendes 8 Surprisingly easy win here
12)Audrey Hepburn 27 vs. 53)Helena Bonham Carter 3 Holly Golightly in a rout
13)Marilyn Monroe 16 vs. 52)Renee Russo 14 This being close was surprising to me
14)Meryl Streep 21 vs. 51)Raquel Welch 10 Multiple Oscars defeats an all time sex symbol
15)Rita Hayworth 17 vs. 50)Sigourney Weaver 14 Close battle won by a red headed temptress
16)Demi Moore 28 vs. 49)Sharon Stone 3 Shockingly easy win for Demi
17)Helen Hunt 21 vs. 48)Reese Witherspoon 9 2 Oscar winners battle. I was surprised by both the seeding and results here.
18)Marissa Tomei 16 vs. 47)Geena Davis 15 Another close battle between 2 Oscar winners
19)Bette Davis 15 vs. 46)Ann Margaret 16 One of the greatest actresses ever loses. This is the biggest upset on the woman's side
20)Ingrid Bergman 14 vs. 45)Cameron Diaz 16 Bergman should have won in a route Guess there really is "Something About Cameron"
21)Grace Kelly 27 vs. 44)Gloria Swanson 3 Princess Grace in a walk
22)Hillary Swank 9 vs. 43)Catherine Zeta Jones 21 Here one Oscar beat two.
23)Nicole Kidman 18 vs. 42)Kathleen Turner 13 Turner made it closer than I expected here
24)Meg Ryan 26 vs. 41)Kate Winslet 5 I thought this would have been closer
25)Diane Keaton 24 vs. 40)Marlena Dietrich 5 Annie Hall/Kay Corleone wins big.
26)Charleze Theron 17 vs. 39)Lucille Ball 12 South African beauty beats legendary funny woman.
27)Ashley Judd 24 vs. 38)Angie Harmon 4 Movie Star trounces TV Star
28)Uma Thurman 19 vs. 37)Juilette Binoche 9 Kill Bill star wins easily
29)Jamie Lee Curtis 24 vs. 36)Rachel Weisz 5 An Oscar winner loses
30)Jessica Lange 22 vs. 35)Donna Reed 7 Another win by a multiple Oscar winner
31)Diane Lane 18 vs. 34)Annette Benning 12 Mrs. Beatty loses but at least she made it into the brackets unlike her husband.
32)Glenn Close 13 vs. 33)Michelle Pfeifer 14 The lovely Michelle barely beats the bunny killer
Category: General
Posted on: August 15, 2008 11:17 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Movie Stars Ever Round 1

Well first I want to thank everyone who nominated actors and actresses to be included in these brackets.

Enough of them received multiple votes for me to include 64 in each bracket. 128 Actors and Actresses were mentioned. I had to make the choice for the last few entrants into the bracket from among those who each received two votes.  I was very surprised by how few votes some got compared to others. The seeding is based on the number of initial mentions everyone got. When multiples had the same number of mentions I did make the decisions on where to rank them among each other. This was done based on a variety of factors including the length of their careers. I will also be commenting on those who didn't make it that I thought were deserving.

I will not be voting unless there are ties. Please remember that the choices made are those of the group and not mine, well at least in most cases. I plan on my voicing my thoughts of each result, so please just don't blame me if you don't like those that advance.

I also want to ask everyone who participates to please rate the other posts here . I am sure everyone will rate your postings also. I give everyone who is nice enough to support my efforts a 5 and usually add you to my favorites also. If I don't do that it is purely by mistake.

Please excuse any misspelled names.

With that said here are the first round match-ups. The number after the names is how many mentions they received in the nomination round.

Actors:
1)Tom Hanks 17   vs. 64)Michael Madsen  2
2)Harrison Ford  15  vs. 63)Keifer Sutherland 2
3)Denzel Washington  14  vs.)62Ryan Phillipe   2
4)Paul Newman   13  vs. 61)Gerrard Depardieu  2
5)Al Pacino 12   vs.  60)Paul Giamatti  2
6)Robert DeNiro  12  vs.  59)Max Van Sydow  2
7)Jack Nicholson  11  vs.  58)John  Malkovich  2
8)Clint Eastwood   10  vs.  57)James Colburn 2
9)Morgan Freeman   9  vs.  56)James Caan   2
10)Sean Connery  9   vs.  55)Dennis Quaid   2
11)Robert Redford  7  vs.  54)Heath Ledger   2
12)Jimmy Stewart   7  vs.  53)Matthew Damon  2
13)Mel Gibson  7   vs.  52)Matthew McConnaughy 2
14)Marlon Brando   7  vs.  51)Kevin Spacey 2
15)Russell Crowe  6  vs.  50)Leonardo DiCaprio  2
16)Henry Fonda   6  vs.  49)Burt Reynolds  2
17)Cary Grant    6  vs.  48)John Travolta    2
18)Dustin Hoffman   6  vs.  47)Anthony Quinn
19)Gene Hackman  6  vs.  46)Charles Bronson   2
20)John Wayne 5  vs.  45)Daniel Day Lewis   2
21)Humphrey Bogart 5  vs.  46)Bruce Willis 2
22)Gregory Peck  5  vs.  43)Will Smith 2
23)Robin Williams 5  vs.  42)Sidney Portier   2
24)Bill Murray   5  vs.  41)Steve McQueen  3
25)Johnny Deep  5  vs.  40)Charlton Heston   3
26)Samuel L. Jackson   4  vs.  39)George Clooney 3
27)Tommy Lee Jones    4  vs.  38)Brad Pitt 3
28)Anthony Hopkins  4  vs.  37)Robert Mitchum   3
29)Nicholas Cage   4  vs.  36)Vince Vaughn   3
30)Tom Cruise   4  vs.  35)Ben Stiller   3
31)Spencer Tracy   4  vs. 34)Sam Elliot   3
32)Robert Duvall  4   vs. 33)Kevin Costner   4

Actresses:
1)Jodie Foster  13  vs. 64)Emannuelle Beart 2
2)Julia Roberts  12  vs.  63)Cheryl Ladd  2
3)Sophia Loren 10  vs.  62)Dana Delaney 2
4)Sandra Bullock  8  vs.  61)Mariska Hargitay 2
5)Katherine Hepburn 7  vs.  60)Kim Delaney 2
6)Angelina Jolie  7  vs.  59)Whoopi Goldberg 2
7)Susan Sarandan  7  vs.  58)Milla Jovivich 2
8)Halle Berry  7  vs.  57)Salma Hayak 2
9)Elizabeth Taylor  6  vs.  56)Keira Knightley 2
10)Julie Andrews  6  vs.  55)Judi Dench 2
11)Renee Zewelleger  vs.  54)Eva Mendes 2
12)Audrey Hepburn  5  vs.  53)Helena Bonham Carter 2
13)Marilyn Monroe 5  vs.  52)Renee Russo 2
14)Meryl Streep  5  vs.  51)Raquel Welch 2
15)Rita Hayworth 5  vs.  50)Sigourney Weaver
16)Demi Moore 5  vs.  49)Sharon Stone 2
17)Helen Hunt 5  vs.  48)Reese Witherspoon 2
18)Marissa Tomei 5  vs.  47)Geena Davis 2
19)Bette Davis  4  vs.  46)Ann Margaret 2
20)Ingrid Bergman 4  vs.  45)Cameron Diaz 2
21)Grace Kelly  4  vs.  44)Gloria Swanson 2
22)Hillary Swank  4  vs.  43)Catherine Zeta Jones 2
23)Nicole Kidman 4  vs.  42)Kathleen Turner 2
24)Meg Ryan  4  vs.  41)Kate Winslet 2
25)Diane Keaton  4   vs.  40)Marlena Dietrich 2
26)Charleze Theron 4  vs.  39)Lucille Ball 2
27)Ashley Judd  4   vs.  38)Angie Harmon  3 
28)Uma Thurman  4  vs.  37)Juilette Binoche  3
29)Jamie Lee Curtis  4  vs.  36)Rachel Weisz   3
30)Jessica Lange  3  vs.  35)Donna Reed  3
31)Dianne Lane  3  vs.  34)Annette Benning  3
32)Glenn Close  3  vs.  33)Michelle Pfeifer  3

I must say I think the group did a much better job with picking the men than the women. Many of the females chosen really are television stars or personalities. I hope the first round of voting will clear out those that I consider "pretenders"

The voting for this round will end on Sunday Aug. 24 at 11PM est. I will be posting round 2 as soon as possible afterwards.
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