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List Rules Vote up the actors you wish would come back from the dead.

We asked, you answered. Fans of the Ranker Facebook page chose which dead actors they’d like to bring back to life for just one more movie. Do you agree with their choices?

 

From old Hollywood stars like Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe to more recent actors who died young, we’d welcome back any of these great talents with open arms. We started with a few suggestions (like Paul Walker, Health Ledger, and Patrick Swayze), and Ranker fans added their own on Facebook. Now, it’s time to vote. Who do you miss the most?

 

Which of these dead actors do you wish you could bring back to life for one final movie? Vote up the stars you think should get a second chance on Earth and on the big screen. Don’t see your favorite actor who passed away? Add them! Maybe wishing will make it so! If not, we’ll just have to wait until we get to Heaven to see these famous faces yet again. Until then, at least we have their past films to fill our time! RIP to these actors who passed away.

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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Robin Williams Aladdin, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society

The Final Films of Great Actors The Best John Travolta Movies

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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Randy Savage Spider-Man, Bolt, Ready to Rumble

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Philip Seymour Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Philip Seymour Hoffman The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, The Big Lebowski

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Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday

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Patrick Swayze is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Patrick Swayze Donnie Darko, Dirty Dancing, Ghost

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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Bette Davis All About Eve, P.S. I Love You, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

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Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Heath Ledger The Dark Knight, Brokeback Mountain, The Patriot

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
James Stewart It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, Rear Window

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Burgess Meredith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Burgess Meredith Rocky, Rocky III, Clash of the Titans

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Michael Clarke Duncan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Michael Clarke Duncan The Green Mile, Sin City, Armageddon

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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Dean Martin Rio Bravo, Get Shorty, Airport

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Humphrey Bogart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Humphrey Bogart Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen

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Harold Ramis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Harold Ramis Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, National Lampoon's Animal House

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Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Dudley Moore Foul Play, 10. Arthur, The Adventures of Milo and Otis

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Paul Walker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Paul Walker The Fast and the Furious, Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five

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Christopher Lee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Christopher Lee The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Marlon Brando The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Superman

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Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Jack Lemmon JFK, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment

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James Dean is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
James Dean Rebel Without a Cause, Giant, East of Eden

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John Candy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
John Candy The Blues Brothers, Home Alone, Spaceballs

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Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Chris Farley Wayne's World, Billy Madison, Tommy Boy

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John Ritter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
John Ritter Bad Santa, It, Sling Blade

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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Paul Newman The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cars

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Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Peter Sellers Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The Pink Panther, Being There

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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock, Clambake, King Creole

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Carrie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Carrie Fisher Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi

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John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
John Belushi The Blues Brothers, National Lampoon's Animal House, 1941

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John Wayne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
John Wayne The Searchers, The Longest Day, Stagecoach

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Walter Matthau is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Walter Matthau JFK, The Bad News Bears, Grumpy Old Men

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Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Brittany Murphy Clueless, Sin City, Happy Feet

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Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Cary Grant North by Northwest, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday

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Richard Harris is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Richard Harris Gladiator, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Richard Pryor Blazing Saddles, The Muppet Movie, Superman III

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Joan Crawford is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Joan Crawford What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Grand Hotel, Mildred Pierce

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Marilyn Monroe Some Like It Hot, All About Eve, The Misfits

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Clark Gable is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Clark Gable Gone with the Wind, It Happened One Night, Mutiny on the Bounty

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River Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
River Phoenix Stand by Me, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Sneakers

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Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Steve McQueen The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, Bullitt

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Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Gregory Peck To Kill a Mockingbird, Cape Fear, The Omen

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Vincent Price is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Vincent Price Edward Scissorhands, The Ten Commandments, The Great Mouse Detective

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Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Katharine Hepburn Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, The African Queen

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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Elizabeth Taylor Cleopatra, National Velvet, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Ingrid Bergman Casablanca, Notorious, Cinema Paradiso

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Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Alan Rickman Die Hard, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Bruce Lee Enter the Dragon, Limitless, Fist of Fury

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James Garner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
James Garner The Great Escape, The Notebook, Atlantis: The Lost Empire

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Natalie Wood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Natalie Wood West Side Story, The Searchers, Rebel Without a Cause

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Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Bernie Mac Transformers, Friday, Ocean's Eleven

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Henry Fonda is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Henry Fonda Once Upon a Time in the West, 12 Angry Men, The Grapes of Wrath

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Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Rodney Dangerfield Caddyshack, Natural Born Killers, Little Nicky