This whole #OscarsSoWhite controversy has everyone talking. Even Denzel has fallen from being the number one actor on America’s collective mind. Last year Denzel was number one and this year he is mere number 3 on the Harris Poll as America’s favorite movie star. Actually the #OscarsSoWhite thing has nothing to do with this but Denzel did fall a few spots. Who took his place?
His roles over the years have taken him into the past and the future, out into space and even into a child’s toy chest, and this year Tom Hanks – currently in theaters as attorney James B. Donovan in Bridge of Spies – returns to the role of America’s Favorite Movie Star. This is Hanks’ fifth time at the top of the list (with previous wins recorded in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2013) and represents a four-spot jump from the No. 5 spot last year.
Johnny Depp, most recently onscreen in an acclaimed portrayal of mobster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, is in the No. 2 spot this year (up from No. 4 a year ago).
These are some of the results of The Harris Poll® of 2,252 U.S. adults surveyed online between December 9 and 14, 2015. Full results of this study, including data tables, can be found here.