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Tom Hanks & Johnny Depp Are America's Favorite Movie Stars

Tom Hanks & Johnny Depp Are America's Favorite Movie Stars

At the end of every year, The Harris Poll conducts a nationwide survey of American moviegoers to find out which movie stars are the most beloved. This year, they polled 2,252 U.S. adults between December 9 and December 14 to determine America's Favorite Movie Star, which was won by Bridge of Spies star Tom Hanks. This is the fifth time he has taken the top spot, following wins in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2013. He also jumped up four spots from last year, when he took the #5 spot.

This year's runner-up was Black Mass star Johnny Depp, who rose from the fourth spot last year. Despite winning critical acclaim for both of their movies this year, neither Tom Hanks nor Johnny Depp scored Oscar nominations for their performances. Rounding out the top 5 this year are Denzel Washington who topped the list last year but didn't have a movie released in 2015, the late great John Wayne and Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford. John Wayne, who was in the second spot last year, is the only actor who hasn't dropped out of the top 10 in the past 20 years.

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2 ‘Bridge of Spies’ Clips Ask Tom Hanks to Be the Hero

2 ‘Bridge of Spies’ Clips Ask Tom Hanks to Be the Hero

Attorney James Donovan (Tom Hanks) is presented with a new case he isn't sure he wants to take on in the first of two new clips from DreamWorks Pictures' Bridge of Spies, arriving in theaters October 16. The first scene features Williams (Michael Gaston) and Thomas Watters (Alan Alda) telling Donovan that they picked him to defend a traitor because of his experience at the Nuremberg trials, even though he hasn't practiced criminal law in over a decade. The second Bridge of Spies clip features Donovan discussing the case over dinner with his wife Mary (Amy Ryan) and their children, although Mary doesn't think he should take it on.

In the 1950s during the early stages of the Cold War, tensions are rife between the U.S. and USSR, so when the FBI arrests Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), a Soviet agent living in New York, the fear and paranoia only escalate. Charged with sending coded messages back to Russia, Abel is questioned by the FBI but refuses to cooperate, declining their offer to turn on his country, and is detained in federal prison pending trial. The government, in need of an independent attorney to take on Abel's defense, approaches James Donovan (Tom Hanks), an insurance lawyer from Brooklyn.

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‘Bridge of Spies’ Trailer Sends Tom Hanks on a Cold War Mission

‘Bridge of Spies’ Trailer Sends Tom Hanks on a Cold War Mission

Tom Hanks makes his bid for a third Oscar with the true-story adaptation Bridge of Spies, in theaters this fall. Four months after the domestic Bridge of Spies trailer was released, 20th Century Fox has debuted an international trailer with new footage that shows how one American lawyer was unwittingly thrust into the Cold War. This dramatic thriller marks Tom Hanks' third collaboration with director Steven Spielberg, following Saving Private Ryan and Catch Me If You Can.

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan's life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.

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Tom Hanks Eyes Clint Eastwood's Sully Sullenberger Biopic

Tom Hanks Eyes Clint Eastwood's Sully Sullenberger Biopic

Just two weeks after Clint Eastwood signed on to direct an untitled biopic about Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, Deadline reports Warner Bros. is in negotiations with Tom Hanks to play the hero pilot. When Clint Eastwood signed on to direct, some thought that the filmmaker himself should play Sully, but Tom Hanks is no stranger to true-life heroic captains, portraying cargo ship leader Captain Phillips in the 2013 biopic of the same name. No production schedule has been given at this time, and it isn't known when Warner Bros. may release the biopic.

On January 15, 2009, Sully Sullenberger became a national hero, after pulling off an incredible emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in what has become known as Miracle on the Hudson. After a flock of geese flew into the plane shortly after takeoff, the pilot managed a miraculous landing in the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers on board, making him a national hero. The project is based on the pilot's 2009 book Highest Duty, which he co-wrote with Jeffrey Zaslow, chronicling his childhood, military service and his years as a commercial airline pilot.

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Steven Spielberg's ‘Bridge of Spies’ Trailer Starring Tom Hanks

Steven Spielberg's ‘Bridge of Spies’ Trailer Starring Tom Hanks

Collaborating for the first time since 2004's The Terminal, director Steven Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks are back together for the Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies. The film promises to kick off Awards Season in true fashion when it arrives this fall. In anticipation of this awaited release, DreamWorks Pictures and Fox 2000 Pictures have released the first trailer.

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies is the story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a Brooklyn insurance claims lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War. Wanted by his country for a mission he can't quite comprehend, the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Will he be able to complete his journey and bring the man safely back home?

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‘Bridge of Spies’ Poster: Tom Hanks Takes on the Cold War

‘Bridge of Spies’ Poster: Tom Hanks Takes on the Cold War

Tom Hanks plays an American lawyer stuck in the middle of the Cold War in a poster for ‘Bridge of Spies’, with the trailer debuting tomorrow.
Alicia Vikander Joins Tom Hanks in ‘The Circle’

Alicia Vikander Joins Tom Hanks in ‘The Circle’

Alicia Vikander plays a college graduate who lands a job at a powerful tech company, owned by Tom Hanks' character in ‘The Circle’.
‘Inferno’ Begins Shooting; First Look at Tom Hanks On Set

‘Inferno’ Begins Shooting; First Look at Tom Hanks On Set

Director Ron Howard shares photos from the Venice, Italy set today as production begins on ‘Da Vinci Code’ sequel ‘Inferno’.