Clint Eastwood (Still) America’s Favourite Film Star
Clint Eastwood, the walking exception to the showbiz rule that ‘what goes up must come down’, has been named America’s favourite movie star at the tender age of 79.
The gunslinger turned director replaces Denzil Washington in the annual Harris poll, the Book of Eli star slips to third after three years at top spot.
Sandra Bullock – who comes in at fourth – is the highest place female star, but what is most interesting is the fact that every actor in the top ten is over 40, indeed Eastwood is a mere spring chicken when compared to John Wayne, who would be 102 if her were alive today.
Here’s the American people’s top ten in full…
1. Clint Eastwood
2. Johnny Depp
3. Denzel Washington
4. Sandra Bullock
5. Tom Hanks
7. John Wayne
8. Meryl Streep
9. Morgan Freeman
10. Julia Roberts