Here’s some fodder for water-cooler chatter from a brand-name pollster that has been measuring the public’s feelings about movie stars since 1994. Interesting tidbits: Johnny Depp wins among women, Republicans and Independents, conservatives and liberals, and all age groups except those 66+. But Denzel Washington is favored by Democrats and moderates, Clint Eastwood gets the male vote, and George Clooney takes the AARP crowd.
NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2012 — In 2011 he was the voice of Rango, he was Captain Jack Sparrow (again) and he was also a journalist. And, again this year, Johnny Depp has the distinction of being America’s Favorite Actor. Next on the list are two actors who haven’t actually acted in a movie this past year. Tied for number two are Denzel Washington, who was in the second spot last year, and Clint Eastwood who was number 9 on the list last year.
These are some of the results of The Harris Poll® of 2,237 adults surveyed online between December 5 and 12, 2011 by Harris Interactive®. (more…)