Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll

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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 polls, 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 given to movie exhibitors every year between 1915[2] and 2013 by Quigley Publishing Company.

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.

Records[edit]

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[edit]

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 1928 1929 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 Richard Dix Richard Barthelmess Al Jolson
8 Douglas Fairbanks Harold Lloyd William Haines Ken Maynard Richard Bathelmess
9 Thomas Meighan John Gilbert Richard Barthelmess Tom Mix Rin Tin Tin
10 Reginald Denny Bebe Daniels Billie Dove Nancy Carroll Tom Mix
Place 1931 1932[6] 1933 1934 1935[7]
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[8] 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[9] 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[10] 1952 1953 1954[11] 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[edit]

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 are below:

Place 1932[12][6] 1933[13][14] 1934[15][16] 1935[7] 1936[8]
1 Marie Dressler Marie Dressler Will Rogers Shirley Temple Shirley Temple
2 Janet Gaynor Will Rogers Clark Gable Will Rogers Clark Gable
3 Joan Crawford Janet Gaynor Janet Gaynor Clark Gable Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (as a team)
4 Charles Farrell Eddie Cantor Wallace Beery Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (as a team) Robert Taylor
5 Greta Garbo Wallace Beery Mae West Joan Crawford Joe E. Brown
6 Norma Shearer Jean Harlow Joan Crawford Claudette Colbert Dick Powell
7 Wallace Beery Clark Gable Bing Crosby Dick Powell Joan Crawford
8 Clark Gable Mae West Shirley Temple Wallace Beery Claudette Colbert
9 Will Rogers Norma Shearer Marie Dressler Joe E. Brown Jeanette MacDonald
10 Joe E. Brown Joan Crawford Norma Shearer James Cagney Gary Cooper
11 Marx Brothers & Wheeler & Woolsey (tied) Joe E. Brown Katharine Hepburn Mae West Jane Withers
12 Eddie Cantor Lionel Barrymore Joe E. Brown Bing Crosby James Cagney
13 Maurice Chevalier Marx Brothers Claudette Colbert Fred Astaire William Powell
14 Constance Bennett Bing Crosby Jean Harlow Ginger Rogers Jean Harlow
15 George Arliss Wheeler & Woolsey Eddie Cantor William Powell Wallace Beery
16 James Dunn Edward G. Robinson Dick Powell Janet Gaynor Fred MacMurray
17 Sally Eilers Slim Summerville George Arliss Jean Harlow Irene Dunne
18 Marlene Dietrich ZaSu Pitts Warner Baxter Norma Shearer Myrna Loy
19 Lionel Barrymore Maurice Chavalier Wheeler & Woolsey W. C. Fields Ginger Rogers
20 Jackie Cooper Fredric March & Robert Montgomery (tied) James Cagney Ruby Keeler Fred Astaire
21 Barbara Stanwyck Helen Hayes Lionel Barrymore Warner Baxter Warner Baxter
22 Edward G. Robinson Warner Baxter Marion Davies Grace Moore Bing Crosby
23 George O'Brien George Arliss Buck Jones Katharine Hepburn Dionne Quintuplets
24 Warner Baxter James Cagney Fredric March Buck Jones Janet Gaynor
25 Richard Dix Lee Tracy
Kay Francis Fredric March Nelson Eddy
Place 1937[17][18] 1938[19] 1939[20][21] 1940[22][23] 1941[24][9]
1 Shirley Temple Shirley Temple Mickey Rooney Mickey Rooney Mickey Rooney
2 Clark Gable Clark Gable Tyrone Power Spencer Tracy Clark Gable
3 Robert Taylor Sonja Henie Spencer Tracy Clark Gable Abbott and Costello
4 Bing Crosby Mickey Rooney Clark Gable Gene Autry Bob Hope
5 William Powell Spencer Tracy Shirley Temple Tyrone Power Spencer Tracy
6 Jane Withers Robert Taylor Bette Davis James Cagney Gene Autry
7 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (as a team) Myrna Loy Alice Faye Bing Crosby Gary Cooper
8 Sonja Henie Jane Withers Errol Flynn Wallace Beery Bette Davis
9 Gary Cooper Alice Faye James Cagney Bette Davis James Cagney
10 Myrna Loy Tyrone Power Sonja Henie Judy Garland Judy Garland
11 Bob Burns Gary Cooper Bing Crosby James Stewart Tyrone Power
12 Martha Raye Wallace Beery Deanna Durbin Deanna Durbin Alice Faye
13 Jeanette MacDonald Bing Crosby Jane Withers Alice Faye James Stewart
14 Dick Powell Jeanette MacDonald Robert Taylor Errol Flynn Errol Flynn
15 Wallace Beery Deanna Durbin Wallace Beery Myrna Loy Dorothy Lamour
16 Joan Crawford Don Ameche Myrna Loy Dorothy Lamour Betty Grable
17 Joe E. Brown Dorothy Lamour Bob Burns Cary Grant Bing Crosby
18 Spencer Tracy Ginger Rogers Gary Cooper Bob Hope Ginger Rogers
19 Claudette Colbert Nelson Eddy Jeanette MacDonald Henry Fonda Wallace Beery
19 Eleanor Powell Bob Burns Don Ameche Gary Cooper Jack Benny
21 Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy (as a team) Errol Flynn Ginger Rogers Don Ameche Robert Taylor
22 Jack Benny Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy (as a team) Henry Fonda Jack Benny Don Ameche
23 Nelson Eddy Irene Dunne Paul Muni Ginger Rogers Cary Grant
24 William Powell and Myrna Loy (as a team) Paul Muni Irene Dunne Ann Sheridan Deanna Durbin
25 Bob Burns and Martha Raye (as a team) William Powell Cary Grant William Powell William Powell
Place 1942[25][26][27] 1943[28][29] 1944[30] 1945[31][32] 1946[33][34]
1 Abbott and Costello Betty Grable Bing Crosby Bing Crosby Bing Crosby
2 Clark Gable Bob Hope Gary Cooper Van Johnson Ingrid Bergman
3 Gary Cooper Abbott and Costello Bob Hope Greer Garson Van Johnson
4 Mickey Rooney Bing Crosby Betty Grable Betty Grable Gary Cooper
5 Bob Hope Gary Cooper Spencer Tracy Spencer Tracy Bob Hope
6 James Cagney Greer Garson Greer Garson Humphrey Bogart & Gary Cooper Humphrey Bogart
7 Gene Autry Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart Bob Hope Greer Garson
8 Betty Grable James Cagney Abbott and Costello Judy Garland Margaret O'Brien
9 Greer Garson Mickey Rooney Cary Grant Margaret O'Brien Betty Grable
10 Spencer Tracy Clark Gable Bette Davis Roy Rogers Roy Rogers
11 Dorothy Lamour Judy Garland Wallace Beery Abbott and Costello Wallace Beery
12 Bing Crosby Alice Faye Dorothy Lamour Betty Hutton Ray Milland
13 Tyrone Power Bette Davis Walter Pidgeon Ingrid Bergman Clark Gable
14 Walter Pidgeon Tyrone Power Judy Garland Bette Davis Alan Ladd
15 Bette Davis Alan Ladd Alice Faye & Red Skelton Alan Ladd Bette Davis
16 Ann Sheridan Cary Grant Ginger Rogers Dane Clark Rita Hayworth
17 Errol Flynn Errol Flynn Mickey Rooney Joseph Cotten Cary Grant
18 Wallace Beery Wallace Beery Claudette Colbert Claudette Colbert Cornel Wilde
19 Judy Garland Spencer Tracy Irene Dunne Walter Pidgeon Claudette Colbert & Gene Tierney (tied)
20 Red Skelton Dorothy Lamour Margaret O'Brien & James Cagney Fred MacMurray Abbott and Costello
21 John Payne Jean Arthur Barry Fitzgerald Danny Kaye Spencer Tracy
22 Rita Hayworth Walter Pidgeon Roy Rogers Gregory Peck Olivia de Havilland
23 Lana Turner Claudette Colbert Betty Hutton Ginger Rogers Gregory Peck
24 Cary Grant Red Skelton Fred MacMurray & Ingrid Bergman John Wayne Errol Flynn
25 Humphrey Bogart Lana Turner Deanna Durbin Mickey Rooney Judy Garland
Place 1947[35][36] 1948[37][38] 1949[39] 1950[40] 1951
1 Bing Crosby Bing Crosby Bob Hope John Wayne John Wayne
2 Betty Grable Betty Grable Bing Crosby Bob Hope Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
3 Ingrid Bergman Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Bing Crosby Betty Grable
4 Gary Cooper Gary Cooper John Wayne Betty Grable Abbott & Costello
5 Humphrey Bogart Bob Hope Gary Cooper James Stewart Bing Crosby
6 Bob Hope Humphrey Bogart Cary Grant Abbott & Costello Bob Hope
7 Clark Gable Clark Gable Betty Grable Clifton Webb Randolph Scott
8 Gregory Peck Cary Grant Esther Williams Esther Williams Gary Cooper
9 Claudette Colbert Spencer Tracy Humphrey Bogart Spencer Tracy Doris Day
10 Alan Ladd Ingrid Bergman Clark Gable Randolph Scott Spencer Tracy
11 Cary Grant Esther Williams James Stewart Gary Cooper Gregory Peck
12 Roy Rogers Gregory Peck Randolph Scott Gregory Peck Esther Williams
13 Van Johnson Lana Turner Red Skelton Clark Gable Mario Lanza
14 Spencer Tracy Alan Ladd Clifton Webb June Allyson Red Skelton
15 Larry Parks Red Skelton Loretta Young Betty Hutton Marjorie Main
16 Abbott and Costello John Wayne June Allyson Burt Lancaster James Stewart
17 Fred MacMurray Roy Rogers Alan Ladd Red Skelton Alan Ladd
18 Rita Hayworth Randolph Scott Roy Rogers Van Johnson Clark Gable
19 Margaret O'Brien Rita Hayworth Dan Dailey Roy Rogers Susan Hayward
20 Tyrone Power Van Johnson Olivia de Havilland Cary Grant Jane Powell
21 Joan Crawford Dennis Morgan Robert Mitchum Dan Dailey Clifton Webb
22 Barbara Stanwyck Loretta Young Claudette Colbert Barbara Stanwyck Cary Grant
23 Dana Andrews Claudette Colbert Gregory Peck Joel McCrea Jeanne Crain
24 Esther Williams Irene Dunne Spencer Tracy Doris Day Van Johnson
25 Cornel Wilde James Stewart Jane Wyman Judy Garland Burt Lancaster
Place 1952[41] 1953[42] 1954[11] 1955[43] 1956
1 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Gary Cooper John Wayne James Stewart William Holden
2 Gary Cooper Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Grace Kelly John Wayne
3 John Wayne John Wayne Gary Cooper John Wayne James Stewart
4 Bing Crosby Alan Ladd James Stewart William Holden Burt Lancaster
5 Bob Hope Bing Crosby Marilyn Monroe Gary Cooper Glenn Ford
6 James Stewart Marilyn Monroe Alan Ladd Marlon Brando Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
7 Doris Day James Stewart William Holden Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Gary Cooper
8 Gregory Peck Bob Hope Bing Crosby Humphrey Bogart Marilyn Monroe
9 Susan Hayward Susan Hayward Jane Wyman June Allyson Kim Novak
10 Randolph Scott Randolph Scott Marlon Brando Clark Gable Frank Sinatra
11 Abbott and Costello Doris Day June Allyson Marilyn Monroe Rock Hudson
12 Esther Williams Esther Williams Humphrey Bogart Glenn Ford Doris Day
13 Cary Grant Marjorie Main & Percy Kilbride Burt Lancaster Bing Crosby Susan Hayward
14 Betty Hutton Gregory Peck Susan Hayward Doris Day Marlon Brando
15 Jane Wyman Ava Gardner Percy Kilbride & Marjorie Main Audie Murphy June Allyson
16 Alan Ladd Clark Gable Jeff Chandler Burt Lancaster Grace Kelly
17 Clark Gable Burt Lancaster Rock Hudson Alan Ladd Audie Murphy
18 Humphrey Bogart Jeff Chandler Doris Day Jane Wyman Jeff Chandler
19 Stewart Granger Jane Wyman Clark Gable Susan Hayward Gregory Peck
20 Betty Grable Abbott & Costello Ava Gardner Jeff Chandler Bing Crosby
21 Red Skelton Stewart Granger Gregory Peck Jane Russell Yul Brynner
22 Jeff Chandler Jane Russell Randolph Scott Randolph Scott Ernest Borgnine
23 Mario Lanza Charlton Heston Tony Curtis Robert Mitchum Jane Wyman
24 Burt Lancaster Humphrey Bogart Audrey Hepburn Rock Hudson Randolph Scott
25 Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride Rita Hayworth Esther Williams Percy Kilbride & Marjorie Main Alan Ladd
Place 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961
1 Rock Hudson Glenn Ford Rock Hudson Doris Day Elizabeth Taylor
2 John Wayne Elizabeth Taylor Cary Grant Rock Hudson Rock Hudson
3 Pat Boone Jerry Lewis James Stewart Cary Grant Doris Day
4 Elvis Presley Marlon Brando Doris Day Elizabeth Taylor John Wayne
5 Frank Sinatra Rock Hudson Debbie Reynolds Debbie Reynolds Cary Grant
6 Gary Cooper William Holden Glenn Ford Tony Curtis Sandra Dee
7 William Holden Brigitte Bardot Frank Sinatra Sandra Dee Jerry Lewis
8 James Stewart Yul Brynner John Wayne Frank Sinatra William Holden
9 Jerry Lewis James Stewart Jerry Lewis Jack Lemmon Tony Curtis
10 Yul Brynner Frank Sinatra Susan Hayward John Wayne Elvis Presley
11 Kim Novak Pat Boone Elizabeth Taylor Jerry Lewis Burt Lancaster
12 Deborah Kerr Cary Grant William Holden Glenn Ford Frank Sinatra
13 Debbie Reynolds Elvis Presley Gary Cooper Paul Newman Debbie Reynolds
14 Marlon Brando John Wayne Paul Newman William Holden Jack Lemmon
15 Burt Lancaster Doris Day Dean Martin Kirk Douglas Glenn Ford
16 Glenn Ford Kim Novak Sandra Dee Charlton Heston Kirk Douglas
17 Doris Day Ingrid Bergman Brigitte Bardot Shirley MacLaine Paul Newman
18 Cary Grant Gary Cooper Tony Curtis James Stewart Charlton Heston
19 Clark Gable Kirk Douglas Shirley MacLaine Burt Lancaster Susan Hayward
20 Elizabeth Taylor Burt Lancaster Marilyn Monroe Joanne Woodward Gregory Peck
21 Audie Murphy Joanne Woodward Marlon Brando Elvis Presley Marlon Brando
22 Jeff Chandler Gregory Peck Pat Boone Pat Boone James Stewart
23 June Allyson Paul Newman Ingrid Bergman Yul Brynner Shirley MacLaine
24 Ingrid Bergman Debbie Reynolds Yul Brynner Robert Mitchum Troy Donahue
25 Kirk Douglas Deborah Kerr Kirk Douglas Gary Cooper Natalie Wood
Place 1962 1963[44] 1964 1965[45] 1967[46]
1 Doris Day Doris Day Doris Day Sean Connery Julie Andrews
2 Rock Hudson John Wayne Jack Lemmon John Wayne Lee Marvin
3 Cary Grant Rock Hudson Rock Hudson Doris Day Paul Newman
4 John Wayne Jack Lemmon John Wayne Julie Andrews Dean Martin
5 Elvis Presley Cary Grant Cary Grant Jack Lemmon Sean Connery
6 Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elizabeth Taylor
7 Jerry Lewis Elvis Presley Shirley MacLaine Cary Grant Sidney Poitier
8 Frank Sinatra Sandra Dee Ann-Margret James Stewart John Wayne
9 Sandra Dee Paul Newman Paul Newman Elizabeth Taylor Richard Burton
10 Burt Lancaster Jerry Lewis Richard Burton Richard Burton Steve McQueen
11 Paul Newman Gregory Peck Rock Hudson Jane Fonda
12 Charlton Heston Shirley MacLaine James Coburn
13 James Stewart Frank Sinatra Jack Lemmon
14 Jack Lemmon James Stewart Julie Christie
15 William Holden Hayley Mills Shirley MacLaine Michael Caine
16 Debbie Reynolds James Garner Elvis Presley
17 Kirk Douglas Debbie Reynolds Ann-Margret Cary Grant
18 Tony Curtis Burt Lancaster Sandy Dennis
19 Natalie Wood Glenn Ford Frank Sinatra
20 Hayley Mills Troy Donahue Bob Hope
21 Glenn Ford Tony Curtis Paul Newman Shirley MacLaine
22 Kim Novak Kirk Douglas Audrey Hepburn
23 Shirley MacLaine Charlton Heston Dick Van Dyke
24 Audrey Hepburn Henry Fonda Doris Day
25 Gregory Peck Richard Burton Jerry Lewis
Place 1969[47] 1973[48] 1976[49] 1996[50] 1997
1 Paul Newman Clint Eastwood Robert Redford Tom Cruise & Mel Gibson (tied) Harrison Ford
2 John Wayne Ryan O'Neal Jack Nicholson Julia Roberts
3 Steve McQueen Steve McQueen Dustin Hoffman John Travolta Leonardo DiCaprio
4 Dustin Hoffman Burt Reynolds Clint Eastwood Arnold Schwarzeneggar Will Smith
5 Clint Eastwood Robert Redford Mel Brooks Sandra Bullock Tom Cruise
6 Sidney Poitier Barbra Streisand Burt Reynolds Robin Williams Jack Nicholson
7 Lee Marvin Paul Newman Al Pacino Sean Connery Jim Carrey
8 Jack Lemmon Charles Bronson Tatum O'Neal Harrison Ford John Travolta
9 Katharine Hepburn John Wayne Woody Allen Kevin Costner Robin Williams
10 Barbra Streisand Marlon Brando Charles Bronson Michelle Pfeiffer Tommy Lee Jones
11 Dean Martin Gene Hackman Barbra Streisand Jim Carrey Brad Pitt and Neve Campbell (tied)
12 Elizabeth Taylor Liza Minnelli Liza Minnelli Michael Douglas and Demi Moore (tied)
13 Julie Andrews Roger Moore Faye Dunaway Pierce Brosnan
14 Diana Ross Peter Sellers Brad Pitt Jodie Foster
15 Walter Matthau Gregory Peck Glenn Close and Denzel Washington (tied) Nicolas Cage and Tim Allen (tied)
16 George C. Scott Jeff Bridges
17 Ali MacGraw Gene Wilder Goldie Hawn Michael Douglas
18 Woody Allen Sissy Spacek Eddie Murphy Demi Moore
19 Dyan Cannon Eileen Brennan Rene Russo, Meg Ryan and Will Smith (tied) Michelle Pfeiffer
20 Jane Fonda Michael York Sandra Bullock
21 Glenda Jackson Edward Asner Cameron Diaz
22 Al Pacino Robert Logan Helen Hunt Brendan Fraser
23 James Coburn Robert Carradine Pierce Brosnan Denzel Washington
24 Goldie Hawn Raquel Welch Bruce Willis Robert De Niro
25 Dustin Hoffman Marlon Brando Jack Nicholson Meg Ryan

Top Ten Western Stars[edit]

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

Place 1936[51] 1937[52] 1938[53] 1939[54] 1940[55]
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[56] 1942[57] 1943[58] 1944[59] 1945[31]
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[60] 1947[61] 1948[62] 1949[63] 1950[64]
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[10] 1952[41] 1953[65] 1954[11]
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[edit]

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[66] 1934[67]
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[68][69] 1937[70][52][71]
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[72][73] 1939[74][75]
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[76][77][22] 1941[78]
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[79] 1943[80]
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[81] 1945[82][83]
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[84]
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.[85]

Place 1947[61] 1948[86][87]
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[88][89] 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[90] 1952[91]
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[92] 1954[93]
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[94] 1956[95]
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[96] 1958 1959[97]
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[98] 1963[99] 1964[100]
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[101] 1966[102]
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.[103]
  • In 1967, Sean Connery was voted most popular male star and Julie Christie most popular female star.[104]
Place International stars
1968[105] 1969[106] 1970[107] 1971[108]
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[edit]

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

Place 1956-58[109] 1956-90[110]
1 Darry Cowl Louis de Funes
2 Bernard Blier Bourvil
3 Jean Gabin Jean-Paul Belmondo
4 Jeanne Moreau Jean Gabin
5 Henri Vidal Fernandel
6 Dany Carrel Alain Delon
7 Brigitte Bardot Lino Ventura
8 Annie Girardot Gérard Depardieu
9 Daniel Gelin Jean Marais
10 Danielle Darrieux Bernard Blier

Box Office Poison[edit]

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.[111]

The stars included:

Variety's Over Priced Stars of 1968[edit]

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:[112]

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