Forget Sight & Sound, Empire and the BBC, it’s obvious that podcast listeners hold sway with taste making these days. I think it’s quite an interesting list, as much for what it reflects about the tastes of a youngish ( generally sub 30s US) audience as anything else. For the record, I listen to every show, but didn’t vote – way too hard if not impossible to rate actors in this way. Here’s the list 1. James Stewart 2. Phillip Seymour-Hoffman 3. Daniel Day-Lewis 4. Cary Grant 5. Marlon Brando 6. Robert De Niro 7. Jack Nicholson 8. Toshiro Mifune 9. Humphrey Bogart 10. Charlie Chaplin 11. Gene Hackman 12. Tom Hanks 13. Peter O’ Toole. 14. Kurt Russell 15. Buster Keaton 16. Robert Duvall 17. Denzel Washington 18. Orson Welles 19. Robert Mitchum 20. Al Pacino 21. Dustin Hoffman 22. Peter Sellers 23. Jack Lemmon 24. Gary Oldman 25. Spencer Tracy
Definitely some shocking omissions. No Henry Fonda, Michael Caine, Burt Lancasterr, Paul Newman, Kirk Douglas?
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