Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp again tops poll as America's favorite actor

Jan. 19, 2012 at 9:14 AM ET

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Johnny Depp comes in at No. 1 for the second year in a row as the U.S.'s favorite movie actor.

Johnny Depp may be having alleged troubles in his love life, but the American public simply loves him.

According to a new Harris poll, as reported on Deadline, Depp -- who in 2011 played Capt. Jack Sparrow yet again, a journalist and an animated lizard named Rango -- is ranked as America's Favorite Actor for the second year in a row. Second place is a tie between Denzel Washington and Clint Eastwood, while fourth place goes to Tom Hanks.

But things get less predictable after that. Number 5? John Wayne. Yep, The Duke has been on the list every year since rankings began in 1994.

The poll doesn't discriminate for gender, but Sandra Bullock was the only woman to crack the top 10, coming in at No. 7. Angelina Jolie -- who was No. 5 last year, is off the list entirely, while Julia Roberts fell out of the top 10 after being at No. 6 last year.

Harris Interactive surveyed 2,237 adults between Dec. 5-12, 2011, and also looked at how age, region, gender and political parties affected different choices. Men prefer Eastwood while women choose Depp; everyone from 18-65 also loves Depp, while the 66-and-older contingency prefer George Clooney (No. 6 this year). Republicans and Independents also pick Depp, but Democrats go for Washington.

But what about your favorites from television? The Harris folks haven't forgotten about you: Mark Harmon of "NCIS" comes in at No. 1 as America's Favorite TV Star; Ellen DeGeneres is No. 2 and Jon Stewart moves up into the No. 3 position, with Bill O'Reilly and Jay Leno rounding out the Nos. 4 and 5 slots.

So who is your favorite movie actor? Weigh in with the attached poll and let us know, then head over to Facebook to discuss the results!

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