Tom Hanks Is America’s Favorite Movie Star (Sorry, Denzel Washington!)

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Tom Hanks Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

Life’s a huge box of chocolates for Tom Hanks!

The Bridge of Spies star, 59, is No. 1 on a new list of America’s favorite movie stars, as determined by a Harris Poll in December. Hanks beat out other box-office heavyweights such as Johnny Depp, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and last year’s top pick, Denzel Washington.

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According to the Harris Poll, Hanks is adored by baby boomers, Americans in the west (hometown advantage, possibly — he’s a Concord, California, native!) and suburbanites all over the country.

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Tom Hanks in the movie ‘Forrest Gump.’ MEGA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Hanks’ title is definitely well-deserved: He’s been in more than 70 films — including Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Saving Private Ryan and the Toy Story series — since his 1980 debut in He Knows You’re Alone. Over the years, he’s expanded his role in Hollywood and has directed and produced a number of projects. He won an Outstanding Miniseries Primetime Emmy Award for the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge in 2015.

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Check out the Harris Poll’s full list of Hollywood’s cream of the crop:

1. Tom Hanks

2. Johnny Depp

3. Denzel Washington

4. John Wayne

5. Harrison Ford

6. Sandra Bullock

7. Jennifer Lawrence

8. Clint Eastwood

9. Brad Pitt

10. Julia Roberts

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