Premiere Magazine is out with its list of the 50 best movie stars of all time, a ranking that it said took editors almost two years to compile. Coming in at Number 20 was Sidney Poitier, seen here in his role as Det. Virgil Tibbs in "In the Heat of the Night" in 1967.
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No . 19 Spencer Tracy
Actress Katharine Hepburn and co-star Spencer Tracy appear in a scene from the 1942 MGM film, "Woman of the Year." The on-sceen and off-screen couple were no duo in the rankings. Hepburn got a higher ranking.
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No . 18 Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn holds a poodle as William Holden looks on in this scene from the 1954 film "Sabrina." Holden's not on the list.
No . 17 Robert Redford
Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford appear in a scene from the 1973 film "The Way We Were." There was no sign of Streisand on the list.
No. 16 Jack Nicholson
Actor Jack Nicholson is seen in New York City, where he was promoting his movie "The Last Detail" on Feb. 26, 1974.
No. 15 Marlon Brando
By tradition, the Godfather cannot refuse a request on his daughter's wedding day, and Bonasera, portrayed by Frank Puglia, asks Don Corleone, portrayed by Marlon Brando, at right, for a favor. This is a scene from the 1972 movie "The Godfather".
No. 14 Katharine Hepburn
An undated photo of actress Katharine Hepburn was released in New York by Sotheby's auction house, March 17, 2004. The picture was among the lots sold on the first day of a two-day sale at Sotheby's.
No. 13 Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in 1945's "To Have and Have Not." Bacall is another star who did not make the list.
No. 12 Grace Kelly
Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly are shown in a scene from "High Noon" on the film set in Hollywood, Calif., in 1951. Cooper just barely made the list at No. 42.
No. 11 James Cagney
Actor James Cagney appears as a crusading reporter in this photo from the 1943 film, "Johnny Come Lately".
No. 10 Henry Fonda
Actor Henry Fonda is shown in the role of Abraham Lincoln in this 1939 photo. His daughter, Jane Fonda, is also on the list - at No. 32.
No. 9 James Stewart
James Stewart is seen in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in Hollywood, in ths April 17, 1936, photo.
No. 8 Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo is photographed as she appears in the role of "Mata Hari" in the 1931 Hollywood movie.
No. 7 Julia Roberts
Actress Julia Roberts is shown in this studio handout photo in a scene from the 2000 film "Erin Brockovich," for which Roberts won an Academy Award.
No. 6 Paul Newman
Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor appear in a scene from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" in this 1958 photo. Taylor came in at No. 40.
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No. 5 Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman with Humphrey Bogart (No. 13) in a scene from the classic 1943 film "Casablanca."
No. 4 John Wayne
Actor John Wayne as the Ringo Kid in this photo from John Ford's 1939 film, "Stagecoach".
No. 3 Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise poses for a portrait at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., July 29, 2004.
No. 2 Marilyn Monroe
In this world-famous photo, Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of a New York subway grating while in character for the filming of "The Seven Year Itch" in Manhattan on Sept. 9, 1954.
No. 1 Cary Grant
Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman (No. 6) appear in a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious" in this 1946 photo.