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Mel Gibson: America's favorite star

Julia Roberts, Sean Connery, and Johnny Depp are other favorites
/ Source: The Associated Press

Mel Gibson is back on top as America’s favorite movie star.

A Harris poll is conducted each year at this time to find out which movie stars are the favorites. Gibson was number-two last year. This year he replaces Tom Hanks in the top spot, while Hanks slips to fourth.

Gibson hasn’t been America’s favorite movie star since 1996. Julia Roberts is second, followed by Sean Connery. After Hanks, there’s Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington and Johnny Depp. Depp’s the only one in the top ten who starred in a movie this year -- “Pirates of the Caribbean.”