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Whose performances keep your eyes glued to the screen? Bogart in Casablanca… Fonda in The Grapes of Wrath… Streep in Sophie’s Choice… Megan Fox in Jennifer’s Body. Wait – Megan Fox? Don’t worry, she’s not in here.

Actor: Roy Rogers

Posted by on Apr 13, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Actor: Roy Rogers

Fortunately, Roy Rogers had the good sense to change his name and move to California. Because it would have been impossible for a fellow...

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Actor: John Wayne

Posted by on Mar 30, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Actor: John Wayne

Let’s start, this time, with all of John Wayne’s accolades. The Harris Poll has conducted a survey each year, asking people to...

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Actress: Shirley Temple

Posted by on Mar 16, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Actress: Shirley Temple

It’s hard for us to imagine now what a huge star Shirley Temple was. We don’t have a parallel – in fact, we never have....

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Actor: Morgan Freeman

Posted by on Mar 2, 2010 in Actor | 1 comment

Morgan Freeman isn’t one of those actors a director chooses so that his film will make money. He’s an actor who gets chosen so...

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Actress: Marilyn Monroe

Posted by on Feb 15, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Actress: Marilyn Monroe

I hope you realize that under no circumstances would Marilyn Monroe be considered one of America’s greatest actresses, although her...

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Actor: Henry Fonda

Posted by on Feb 1, 2010 in Actor | 1 comment

The one word that comes to mind when I think of Henry Fonda is “unflappable.” I can’t remember a scene in any of his...

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Actors: The Marx Brothers

Posted by on Jan 19, 2010 in Actor | 1 comment

Picture this: Groucho on guitar and vocals, Zeppo and Gummo on vocals, and Harpo on harp (duh). Well, that’s how the Marx Brothers...

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Actor: Tom Selleck

Posted by on Jan 7, 2010 in Actor | 1 comment

Yes, I know, ladies – he’s pretty easy to look at. That alone was probably enough to get Tom Selleck the Magnum, P.I. gig. But...

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Actress: Katharine Hepburn

Posted by on Dec 26, 2009 in Actor | Comments Off on Actress: Katharine Hepburn

Judging from the number of Academy Awards won for Best Performance, Hepburn is the greatest American actress. She was nominated 12 times...

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Actor: Marlon Brando

Posted by on Dec 12, 2009 in Actor | 1 comment

IMDb says Brando is considered the greatest movie actor of all time. The AFI named him the fourth-greatest male star of all time....

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