"The Fandango Fifty": Moviegoers Pick the Top Stars of 2007

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Johnny Depp and Reese Witherspoon Lead Fandango's Online Ranking of the Most Anticipated Performers of the Year

The Fandango Fifty shows the importance of star power at the box office, and reflects moviegoer excitement about the real variety at theaters this year

Johnny Depp and Reese Witherspoon may enjoy a very good year at the movies, according to a recent survey by Fandango, the nation's largest online, phone and mobile movie ticketing destination.

To compile the "Fandango Fifty", the entertainment site asked filmgoers to rank the stars they are most looking forward to seeing on the big screen in 2007. The online survey was posted at Fandango.com during the last week of December 2006, when several thousand moviegoers voted for the actors most likely to draw them to the theater.

Seizing the top spot for most anticipated male performer is Johnny Depp, as Captain Jack Sparrow, in the third installment of Pirates of the Caribbean (at #1), followed by box office reliables Will Smith in the sci-fi action-adventure I Am Legend (#2), Tom Hanks in the political drama Charlie Wilson's War (#3), Denzel Washington in the crime drama American Gangster (#4), and The Bourne Ultimatum's Matt Damon (#5).

Leading the pack as the most anticipated female performer is Reese Witherspoon, slated to appear in the 2007 political thriller Rendition (#1), followed by Sandra Bullock in the supernatural thriller Premonition (#2), Julia Roberts in Charlie Wilson's War (#3), Pirates' Keira Knightley (#4), and Drew Barrymore at #5 (for her two movies in 2007: the comedy Music and Lyrics and the drama Lucky You).

"The Fandango Fifty shows the importance of star power at the box office, and reflects moviegoer excitement about the real variety at theaters this year," says Fandango Film Commentator Richard Horgan.

For the full "Fandango Fifty", comprising of the top 25 actors and the top 25 actresses of 2007, please see the list below:

The Fandango Fifty

Top 25 Actors of 2007:

1. Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End)

2. Will Smith (I Am Legend)

3. Tom Hanks (Charlie Wilson's War)

4. Denzel Washington (American Gangster)

5. Matt Damon (The Bourne Ultimatum and Ocean's 13)

6. Nicolas Cage (Ghost Rider, Next, and National Treasure: The Book of Secrets)

7. Brad Pitt (Ocean's 13 and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford)

8. George Clooney (Ocean's 13 and Michael Clayton)

9. Morgan Freeman (Evan Almighty, The Feast of Love and The Bucket List)

10. Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End)

11. Bruce Willis (Live Free or Die Hard, Perfect Stranger, The Astronaut Farmer and Alpha Dog)

12. Robin Williams (August Rush and License to Wed)

13. Adam Sandler (I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Reign Over Me)

14. Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man 3)

15. Ben Stiller (The Heartbreak Kid)

16. Robert De Niro (Stardust)

17. Jack Nicholson (The Bucket List)

18. Will Ferrell (Blades of Glory)

19. Jim Carrey (The Number 23)

20. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

21. John Travolta (Hairspray and Wild Hogs)

22. Samuel L. Jackson (Black Snake Moan and 1408)

23. Owen Wilson (Drillbit Taylor)

24. Vince Vaughn (Fred Claus)

25. Russell Crowe (3:10 to Yuma and American Gangster)

Top 25 Actresses of 2007:

1. Reese Witherspoon (Rendition)

2. Sandra Bullock (Premonition)

3. Julia Roberts (Charlie Wilson's War)

4. Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End)

5. Drew Barrymore (Music and Lyrics and Lucky You)

6. Angelina Jolie (A Mighty Heart)

7. Nicole Kidman (The Invasion and His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass)

8. Jodie Foster (The Brave One)

9. Halle Berry (Perfect Stranger and Things We Lost in the Fire)

10. Meryl Streep (Rendition, Dark Matter and Evening)

11. Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man 3)

12. Scarlett Johansson (The Nanny Diaries and The Other Boleyn Girl )

13. Queen Latifah (Hairspray)

14. Hilary Swank (Freedom Writers and The Reaping)

15. Michelle Pfeiffer (I Could Never Be Your Woman, Stardust, and Hairspray)

16. Catherine Zeta-Jones (No Reservations)

17. Renee Zellweger (Case 39)

18. Diane Keaton (Because I Said So and Mama's Boy)

19. Natalie Portman (The Other Boleyn Girl and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium)

20. Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Sin City 2)

21. Jennifer Garner (Catch and Release and The Kingdom)

22. Julia Stiles (The Bourne Ultimatum)

23. Sarah Jessica Parker (Spinning into Butter, Smart People)

24. Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

25. Anne Hathaway (Becoming Jane)

About Fandango

Fandango, the nation's largest movie information and ticketing service, sells tickets to more than 15,000 screens and 1,300 theaters. One of the Web's top movie and entertainment destinations, Fandango entertains and informs moviegoers with reviews, commentary and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. Fandango is available at http://www.fandango.com, 1-800-FANDANGO and via your wireless mobile device at mobile.fandango.com.

Fandango theater partners include the nation's leading exhibitors: AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Century Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, Edwards Theatres, Regal Cinemas and United Artists Theatres, as well as American Cinematheque, Brenden Theatres, Bow Tie Cinemas, CineArts Theatres, Cineplex Galaxy Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Colorado Cinemas, Crown Theatres, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes Theatres, IMAX, Majestic Crest Theatre, Premiere Theatres, R/C Theatres, Signature Theatres and Wehrenberg Theatres.

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