If Tom Hanks were a stock, Wall Street would be screaming “buy!” The Harris Poll, which tracks stuff we already know (like pro football being America’s favorite sport), is out with its latest survey on America’s Favorite Movie Star.

Tom Hanks in 2009 at a ceremony for George Harrison to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Angela George [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Hanks, starring in “Bridge of Spies,” topped the charts after a survey of more than 2,200 adults across the country. He rose from his previous position, No. 5.

This is the 59-year-old Oscar winner’s fifth time at the top of the list (he also won in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2013).

“Johnny Depp, most recently onscreen in an acclaimed portrayal of mobster Whitey Bulger in ‘Black Mass,’ is in the No. 2 spot this year (up from No. 4 a year ago),” Harris reported.

The top five also included Denzel Washington (last year’s No. 1), John Wayne, and Harrison Ford with his “Star Wars” return. Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lawrence were the top two female movie stars at No. 6 and 7, respectively.

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