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The lights, the glitz, the glamor! When we think of Old Hollywood, we think of blonde bombshells and handsome leading men living an extravagant, amazing life of wealth and celebrity. However, that’s not really how it was. Back then, the major studios ruled Hollywood. They controlled every part of their stars' lives, from what they wore to whom they married. But there’s much more to the story. Here are some of the most outrageous abuses of old Hollywood's studio system.

An anonymous actress once said, “Abortions were our birth control.” That’s how common they were in the time of the classic Hollywood studio system. And most of the time, actresses were forced to get them because of the contract they signed. Studios wanted to keep their sex symbols - well, sexy. So pregnancy and even marriage were often completely off the table.

Studios forced men to cover up their sexuality with sham marriages. Child actors were force-fed uppers to keep them peppy, then given downers to make them sleep. Actors with "ethnic" names or backgrounds were forced to make up entire new identities. The audience just got to see the motion picture in the theater; the literal blood and sacrifice of the actors and actresses on the big screen was all left on the cutting room floor...

12 Outrageous Abuses of Old Hollywood's Studio System, film, celebrities, other,

Judy Garland Was Forced to Take Dangerous Drugs

By the time 16-year-old Judy Garland finished filming The Wizard of Oz, she was already addicted to barbiturates and amphetamines. MGM reportedly ran all their child stars into the ground. They were forced to shoot film after film without a break, so studios could get as much as possible from the young talent.

In order to keep these teens spunky and awake, they were given "pep pills." Then, when they couldn't sleep, they were given barbiturates and sleeping pills. Garland was part of this dangerous upper/downer cycle. Additionally, Garland always thought of herself as chubby compared to the other ridiculously thin screen sirens of the day. The studio not only put the actress on an unsafe diet, but they also made her take dangerous drugs to lose weight.




Judy Garland Was Forced to Have Two Abortions

It's bad enough when a movie studio forces an actress to have abortion, but in Judy Garland's case, her mother played a part in it, as well. Judy Garland took the world by storm in 1939 at the age of 17 with her star-making portrayal as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Just a couple years later, the actress married bandleader David Rose, without getting consent from MGM, who was not happy that the star they wanted to remain young in the eyes of movie-goers was acting like an adult.

When Garland became pregnant, her mother worked with the studio to make arrangements for her daughter's abortion. When Garland once again became pregnant, this time from an affair with Tyrone Powers, Garland had another abortion. Of course, we all know Garland's eventual issues with drug and alcohol abuse. She died in 1969 at the age of 47 from an overdose of barbiturates. 

If you think this is bad, then you'll be shocked by how this scandal unfolded.

Paramount Fired Clara Bow After Her Nervous Breakdown

Clara Bow, the very first "It Girl," became silent cinema's hottest sex symbol. Tales of her wild sexual adventures quickly became public gossip: a threesome with Mexican prostitutes, a slew of engagements, and the wild rumor that she slept with the whole starting lineup of the 1927 USC Trojan football team. Despite her escapades, Bow worked tirelessly. She made 58 films from 1922-1933. However, Hollywood was not keen on the bad rep that Bow created. After suffering a nervous breakdown, Paramount fired her.

She would make her final film at the age of 28. Afterwards, Bow was able to marry and have two children. However, a long family history of mental illness (her mother tried to slit Bow's throat one time) finally caught up with the beauty. Bow attempted suicide in 1944 and ultimately wound up in a psychiatric hospital. She wrote when she was older, "A sex symbol is a heavy load to carry when one is tired, hurt, and bewildered."

Jean Harlow Was Not Allowed to Get Married

One of the original "blonde bombshells," Jean Harlowe signed a morality clause with MGM that forbade her to get married to William Powell - the obvious theory being a woman is much sexier to the common man if she remains single.

The actress also reportedly became pregnant from an affair. According to E.J. Fleming's The Fixers: Eddie Mannix, Howard Strickling, and the MGM Publicity Machine, someone by the name of "Mrs. Jean Carpenter" checked into Good Shepherd Hospital, "to get some rest." In the name of total Hollywood discretion, "Mrs. Carpenter" was only seen by private doctors.


Loretta Young Hid Her Pregnancy, Then "Adopted" Her Own Daughter

Child star-turned-Academy Award-winning actress and devout Roman Catholic Loretta Young was one of the few Hollywood stars who refused to have an abortion. Young fell in love with Hollywood lothario Clark Gable while the pair were filming the 1935 movie Call of the Wild. She later admitted to her biographer Joan Wester Anderson that Gable "pressured her a lot," and she only "slipped once."

The "one slip" led to pregnancy. Gable was married. To cover up the pregnancy, Young claimed that she had a "mysterious illness," that even included a sick bed interview with a gossip columnist. She secretly had the baby, then staged an adoption. She later told the press that she would be raising an orphan baby named Judy as a single mother.

There's some real bad stuff going on in the movies this year, check them out here.

Rock Hudson Was Forced to Get Married

The studio forced Hollywood hunk and sex symbol Rock Hudson to marry Phyllis Gates in 1955. Hollywood insiders knew that Hudson was a homosexual; however, it was kept a secret in order to preserve Hudson's leading-man status. Hudson was a box office star and dreamy romantic lead - if the news got out about his sexuality, it would definitely ruin his bankable career.

Hudson's marriage to Gates lasted only three years. He was one of the first major celebrities to die from AIDS. Before his death in 1985, the actor publicly admitted that he was a homosexual.


Louis B. Mayer Purposefully Ruined John Gilbert's Career

Louis B. Mayer was the co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) studios. He had a great eye for talent and made MGM one of the biggest movie studios of old Hollywood. Mayer was also totally ruthless. When silent cinema was transitioning to sound, Mayer needed to dump actor John Gilbert - he was too expensive and the men often clashed over both creative and financial matters.

In order to make sure that Gilbert did not make the transition to talkies, Mayer planted stories in fan magazines stating that the actor's high-pitched voice was causing great distress on the movie lot. Mayer also cast Gilbert in several films that he knew were complete bombs. After the bad press and poor reviews, Gilbert left MGM in 1933. He is considered one of the most popular actors to never make the talkie transition.

Lana Turner Had an Abortion in Her Hotel Room Without Anesthesia

Lana Turner entered the film world at the age of 17. The 1938 movie Love Finds Andy Hardy captured the hearts of America and the bombshell quickly became known as the "Sweater Girl" for how well her curvy figure filled out a sweater. However, Turner's personal life outweighed the drama of her movie life. The actress was married eight times.

In 1941, Hollywood fixer Howard Strickling made arrangements for Turner to have an abortion in Hawaii, while she was doing a publicity tour. The procedure reportedly occurred in the actress's hotel room, without anesthesia. Turner's mother was responsible for covering the mouth of her daughter to muffle her cries. The abortion, carried out by a studio doctor, cost $500.

The most nauseating part of the ordeal? The expense was deducted from Turner's paycheck.


Ava Gardner Had an Abortion Because of MGM's Penalty Clauses

Ava Gardner had an abortion when she was married to Frank Sinatra (her third husband, they were married from 1951-1957). Old Blue Eyes reportedly did not know about the procedure. Gardner was forced to have the abortion because of MGM's penalty clauses against their star actresses having babies.

According to Jane Ellen Wayne's tell-all, The Golden Girls of MGM, Gardner said, "If I had one, my salary would be cut off. So how could I make a living? Frank was broke and my future movies were going to take me all over the world. I couldn’t have a baby with that sort of thing going on. MGM made all the arrangements for me to fly to London. Someone from the studio was with me all the time. The abortion was hush hush...very discreet."



The Studio Demanded That Dorothy Dandridge Have an Abortion

Many called the beautiful Dorothy Dandridge, "the black Marilyn Monroe." The flawless-looking actress became a star in the Otto Preminger film Carmen Jones (1954). The relationship between actress and director became sexual and resulted in a pregnancy.

Preminger refused to leave his wife in order to marry his pregnant mistress. According to Scandals of Classic Hollywood, the studio demanded that Dandridge get an abortion. The studio wanted Dandridge to remain a sex symbol. Additionally, she was mixed race and Preminger was white. Miscegenation laws in 1955 were still in existence in several states, making it illegal for mixed race couples to marry.

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<![CDATA[Actors Who Were Drunk While They Were Filming Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-who-were-drunk-while-they-were-filming-movies/dukeharten

Actors who drank on set range from the squeakiest of the clean to veteran hell-raisers. Daniel Radcliffe didn’t drink on set - he just drank so much the night before, he was still drunk on set the next day during the later Harry Potter films. (That probably made for one Avada Kedavra of a hangover.) Richard Burton didn’t mind being blind drunk on set because he didn’t remember it. He could barely recall making 1974’s The Klansman. He’s visibly reeling on screen. 

Robert Shaw drank so much during a scene in Jaws, he blacked out. Jason Mewes began to slur while filming some of his scenes in Clerks and had to be sent home. Graham Chapman suffered DTs on the set of Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Robert Pattinson drank to battle the harsh Australian outback in The Rover, proving that Guy Pearce is truly a sick bastard for suggesting alcohol as a remedy. It also proves that the joke’s on Pearce, because Pattinson pounded a lot of vodka and looks very apocalyptic at times. 

Anna Kendrick ended up drunk in a scene of Drinking Buddies because she didn’t know she was drinking real beer until it was too late. It was cheaper than water, so it made sense for the production. Kendrick got buzzed and it’s all captured onscreen. 

Other actors who drank on set include actors who needed to take the edge off before a sex scene, such as Margot Robbie in The Wolf of Wall Street. Getting busy with Leo took three shots of tequila. Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman also took tequila shots before their make-out scene, although Kunis denies it. Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky says it happened. And what if you’re going to be in a three-way? Do as Matton Dillon, Neve Campbell, and Denise Richardson did in Wild Things. Shots! Shots! Shots!

Actors Who Were Drunk While They Were Filming Movies,

Billy Bob Thornton

Thornton went full-on method with this character, a drunken, foul-mouthed burglar posing as a mall Santa in order to rob the store after closing time.

Thornton owned his imbibing, telling Film 4, "I don't mind a smoke every now and again. I've been known to take a drink occasionally... But I've traditionally played really extreme characters and even in a comedy, if you're going to play a guy like this, you can't be sort of drunk, you know? And I wasn't sort of drunk. You have to go completely into it."

Daniel Radcliffe

He didn’t drink at work, but in the later Potter films, Radcliffe confessed that he’d still be drunk from the night before. Radcliffe told the Telegraph that he would drink just about every night, making the next’s day’s shooting difficult. “I can point to many scenes where I’m just gone. Dead behind the eyes. I have a very addictive personality. It was a problem.”

Radcliffe eventually became sober.

Denise Richards

Did someone say threesome? This probably happened to Matt Dillon every day in the ‘90s, but Denise Richards and Neve Campbell had to take a few shots before shooting the scene. Dillon joined in because he didn’t want the ladies to drink alone, maybe. 

We’d link to the scene but you’d probably end up with a virus from a porn site on your computer - we, um, heard that happens sometimes...

Harmony Korine

Korine shocked with his film Kids, but he blew people out of the water with Gummo, a blend of surrealism and realism into one murky bath water with milk, spaghetti, and bacon taped to the bathroom wall. 

Korine has a cameo in the film where he plays a gay man hitting on his high school friend, played by Bryant L. Crenshaw, who is a little person. 

“I’ve known that guy for a long time,” Korine says of Crenshaw in an interview with Art Threat. “We went to high school together. I knew that in order to get to that point, I had to get intoxicated. It was the last scene in the movie that we shot, and after it was done, I threw my sister through a plate glass window.”

Jennifer Lawrence

The HG leads would get bored between scenes and this led to drinking in J-Law’s trailer with her co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. 

The gang revealed to E! Online that getting legless was a go-to boredom killer. ”We were drunk," Lawrence laughed. "That was fun. That was the first time I've ever drank at work.” Hutcherson [laughs], "It was the first, but it wasn't the last!” 

You can also watch the cast do shots on the red carpet with MTV’s Josh Horowitz. Hutcherson and Lawrence do two shots. For Rue!

Martin Sheen

Sheen wasn’t always the silver-haired presidential type. During the filming of Apocalypse Now, a 36-year-old Sheen was ripped out of his mind on a mixture of alcohol and drugs. The actor is so drunk, he careens around the set, punches a mirror, bleeds all over the place, rubs the blood on his face, and then finally attacks director Francis Ford Coppola.

Coppola kept some of Sheen's outburst in the movie. Except for the part where Sheen broke the fourth wall by trying to break Coppola’s head. Now you know where Charlie got it from...

Mila Kunis

Kunis denied it, but director Darren Aronofsky and the crew said that the actors were lit from a shared bottle of tequila to pull off their sex scene. “I didn’t really think through the fact that I was going to have to have sex with her,” Portman told MTV.

Richard Burton

Burton is visibly drunk during this fight scene. In fact, he was drunk during the entire production. “I barely recall making that film,” Burton wrote in his memoir.

Anna Kendrick

Anna was drunk and so was pretty everyone else in the cast, because they were shooting in a brewery where beer was cheaper than water. Kendrick was a lightweight and got hammered pretty quickly. 

Olivia Wilde explained, “She sat down to do the first scene and took a huge gulp of beer, not realizing it was real, and was like instantly hammered. She was like, ‘What’s happening? What are you guys doing?’ And we were like, ‘Oh, we forgot to tell you - the beer’s all real and everyone’s drunk. It’s 10 am, welcome to Drinking Buddies.’”

Margot Robbie

Robbie was very nervous about her sex scene with Leonardo DiCaprio, so three or four shots of tequila beforehand made a lot of sense.

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<![CDATA[13 Mind-Blowing Fan Theories About '90s Cartoons]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/insane-90s-cartoon-fan-theories/chris-abraham
Fan theories are ridiculous on the whole, but every now and again you come across one that makes so much sense that it just has to be real. These fan theories about '90s cartoons might just ruin a few of your childhood favorites, so be warned that you will never look at these shows in the same way. Dead babies and inbreeding are just the beginning with these creepy '90s fan theories, and fans of Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls and even Inspector Gadget aren't safe from these mind-blowing interpretations. Vote up the fan theories that seem the most plausible to you, or simply just vote for the ones that blew your mind the most. 

Have you ever heard the creepypasta about the Rugrats being a figment of Angelica's imagination? What about the one where all the kids in Ed, Edd n Eddy are all actually trapped in purgatory? Not all of these fan theories about '90s cartoons are creepy, but there are a few you might regret reading before bed.
13 Mind-Blowing Fan Theories About '90s Cartoons,

The Strange Events in Courage the Cowardly Dog Are All Normal
Courage the Cowardly Dog first aired on Cartoon Network in 1999. The concept of the show was simple - Courage the dog lives on a farm with his owners Muriel and Eustace, and every episode a scary creature, person, or monster would visit the farm and terrorize the family. Courage would eventually confront his fears and foil the monster's plans, thus saving the family. One fan theory, however, presents an opposing viewpoint: what if the "monsters" that visit the family each week are merely regular people being seen through the eyes of a dog? In other words, the show is not about literal monsters who are haunting the family, but the overactive imagination of a dog and how it perceives the world around it. Mind=blown!
Professor X and Samurai Jack Are the Same Person
Prepare to have your mind blown: Have you ever noticed how Professor Utonium from The Powerpuff Girls and Jack from Samurai Jack look exactly the same? One fan theory states that after his final showdown with Aku, Jack and Aku are both launched into a time portal that the evil Aku created, and as a result of using his own dark power, Aku is transformed into a liquid version of himself. Now in a new world and time period, Jack dedicates his life to studying the liquified Aku, or "chemical X," and eventually makes lemonade out of lemons by spawning the Powerpuff Girls from the evil chemical.
Bikini Bottom Is the Result of Nuclear Testing
Ever wonder why Bikini Bottom in Spongebob Squarepants is so... weird? One fan theory offers an explanation to why a sponge would be talking in the first place- that Bikini Bottom is aptly named due to its location at the bottom of the Bikini Atoll. If you're not a history buff, the Bikini Atoll is an atoll in the Marshall Islands. Between 1946 and 1958, more than 20 nuclear devices were detonated in this area, including bombs that were detonated underwater. The characters in Spongebob Squarepants aren't a bunch of goofy little creatures, but rather a bunch of mutated freaks. Fallout 5: Bikini Bottom?
Ash Ketchum Is Eternally Stuck at 10 Years Old
Despite competing in multiple Pokemon leagues that would seemingly take years, Pokemon trainer Ash Ketchum never seems to age past the age of 10 years old. The explanation? In episode one of the Pokemon anime, Ash encounters Ho-oh, a Pokemon whose Pokedex entry states it can grant eternal happiness to whomever sees it. Since Ash's eternal happiness is to stay young forever and capture Pokemon, he doesn't age.
The Kids from The Magic School Bus Grew Up to Be the Planeteers
There's not much to this one, but how is it that the kids from The Magic School Bus look exactly like Captain Planet's Planeteers? Because they're the same kids, that's why.
Bill Dauterive Is Bobby Hill's Father
Okay, hear me out on this one. If you're a big fan of King of the Hill, you know that Hank and his son Bobby are complete opposites. While Hank is a sports nut who loves fixing cars and doing yard work, Bobby is a creative slacker who loves theater, gardening, and playing with "dolls." Bobby and Bill Dauterive are much more similar in personality than Bobby and Hank, and they also look fairly similar as well. This would also explain why Bill has such a thing for Peggy- because they had an affair years ago, and while she moved on from it, he didn't. Hank is also known for his narrow urethra, which could have definitely presented a problem in conceiving a child.
Dr. Claw Is the Real Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget was a great show with a badass theme, and the villain Dr. Claw was a mysterious figure whose face we never got to see. There's a good reason for that though, and that is that Dr. Claw is actually the original Inspector Gadget. As one fan theory states, the original Inspector Gadget was a cop who died on the job, and since he was such a valued part of the police force, the chief decided to build a robot that looked and acted exactly like the original. The problem is that the man they modeled Inspector Gadget after actually survived, and after seeing how he was replaced by a robot, he became the nefarious Dr. Claw. Why do you think you never see Dr. Claw's face? It's because it's the same face as Inspector Gadget.
Helga Is the Main Character in Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold! was one of Nickelodeon's most popular cartoons in the '90s, but who is truly the main character of this series? The obvious answer is Arnold, but if you dig a little deeper you can make a case that Helga Pataki is indeed the show's protagonist. Helga is the only character in the show with extended monologues, and is basically the only character that is ever going through an internal struggle. The show's title, Hey Arnold!, is actually a quote from Helga, as seen in the show's intro.
In Pinky and the Brain, Pinky Is Actually the Genius
In the theme song for Pinky and the Brain, the lyrics specifically tell us that "one is a genius, the other's insane." However, have you ever wondered why they don't specifically tell us which mouse is which? One popular fan theory argues that Pinky is, in fact, the genius of the bunch, and Brain is the insane one. If you think about it, it totally makes sense - the insane megalomaniac brain is trying to take over the world every day, and by playing dumb, Pinky is able to thwart him time and time again, saving the world and leading Brain to believe it was only an accident.
The Children in Ed, Edd n Eddy Are in Purgatory
According to one very popular fan theory, the children in Ed, Edd n Eddy are all actually dead and trapped in purgatory. This explains why there are no adults in the show, why the entire series seems to take place on their little cul-de-sac, and why the children have blue-tinted tongues (tongues can turn a blueish tint upon death). The children from the show all come from different time periods - Johnny died in the early 1900s, which is why he has a plank the board as a toy. Eddy was a fast-talking swindler from the Great Depression era, and Double D died in the '80s hence his love for technology.

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<![CDATA[24 Absolutely Ridiculous Foreign Posters for American Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/crazy-foreign-movie-posters/anncasano

A simple movie poster says a lot. You can typically figure out the film's genre, its biggest stars, and maybe even its plot. However, when an American film travels abroad, those countries are responsible for making their own movie posters. Here is a collection of the craziest international posters for US movies.

Let’s face it, people from Poland and France share different sensibilities than most Americans. We can see this from two telling international movie posters. The French movie marketing team decided that a totally nude picture of Harvey Keitel would be the best way to sell Bad Lieutenant. And the Polish (who are known for coming up with some crazy movie posters) felt they could bring audiences in to see The Fly by using a poster featuring a bearded, animated “fly” puking.

Some of these posters even hilariously change the name of the movie. In Argentina, "Vaseline is the word." Others on this list of craziest foreign posters for US movies are very misleading. Who knew that King Kong wrestled sharks or that C-3PO practiced martial arts? However, the Cujo poster from Ghana may be the best of all... 

24 Absolutely Ridiculous Foreign Posters for American Movies,



Bad Lieutenant



Die Hard


Terms of Endearment

The Big Lebowski

The Matrix

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<![CDATA[The Best Anime Series of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-anime-series-all-time

You love anime but what tops this list of the best anime series ever made? Top anime series include shows like Death Note, Attack on Titan, and so much more. The blanket term "anime" in the US can refer to any animation originating in Japan, and specifically differentiates a few aspects of Japanese animation from more Western styles. (This includes the Japanese propensity to feature adult themes and stories in animation, as opposed to Western "cartoons" aimed primarily at children, as well as the exaggerated, fantasy-oriented and colorful style of Japanese animated visuals.) "Anime" can refer either to animated films or TV series, furthering the confusion. (Anime is often incorrectly used to refer to Japanese comic books as well. These are actually known as "manga," though many anime series are based on or inspired by popular manga.) Check out the best anime of 2014 for newer recommendations!

Anime TV series first found popularity outside of Japan in the 1980s and have continued to find larger and larger audiences in the West. A number of anime shows originating in Japan - such as Cowboy Bebop or Dragon Ball Z - have found enthusiastic audiences for dubbed versions in English speaking countries. (Pokemon, a series inspired by Nintendo's blockbuster series of video games, has been an ongoing hit franchise in both Japan and the US.) The anime style has grown so popular in the US, it has stared to significantly influence the style and aesthetics of American animation. Shows such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Afro Samurai and Samurai Jack have borrowed heavily from anime in terms of pacing, subject matter, and design.

This list collects the best Japanese anime TV series of all time. American series that have been influenced by anime, such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, are not included. Forget a top 10 anime list- ours has over 200 entries!

The Best Anime Series of All Time,

Code Geass

Death Note

Dragon Ball Z


Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Naruto Shippūden

Fairy Tail

Sword Art Online


Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人 Shingeki no Kyojin?, lit. "Advancing Giants") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated byHajime Isayama. The series began serialization in Kodansha'sBessatsu Shōnen Magazine magazine from September 2009

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<![CDATA[10 Charismatic On Screen Couples we Love Watching]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/10-charismatic-on-screen-couples-we-love-watching/styleisland

Today we found out that Gene Wilder died, leaving behind a briliant body of work, including some classic movie favorites. But beyond Young Frankenstein and Wonka's factory also lies a quartet of films that feature not just the actor, but the genius team of Wilder and Richard Pryor. Together, the duo starred in four films and while they didn't all make history; their coupling certainly has. In honor of Wilder's recent passing, it seems fitting to celebrate not just their legendary, comedic team, but all the famous duos that we've loved to watch over and over together on the big screen. 


10 Charismatic On Screen Couples we Love Watching,

Seth Rogen

The perfect timing of pair James Franco and Seth Rogen is evident throughout their work together, but it also makes sense. After all, these two have been real life besties acting and working together in both film and tv since they were kids, back on Freaks and Geeks. Today, they're both A list stars in Hollywood, who have worked on 8 movies together! And we doubt it's the end of their screen journey. 


Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan

Who could ever forget the chemistry of Americas his and her sweethearts? The world fell in love with their movies. Both Sleepless in Seattle and You've got Mail didn't have our soulmates meeting until the last frame of the film. And yet, their electric, palpable connection keeps us interested until the very end, when they finally do. After 3 movies together (they also teamed up for Joe Vs. the Volcano),  they'll reunite for a brief fourth time this year. Hanks provides a cameo in Ryan's new directorial debut Ithaca. 

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone

When Stone and Gosling first showed up in Crazy, Stupid, Love together (in 2011), their adorable Dirty Dancing rendition had us all swooning. Obviously, the chemistry was clear to everyone, including movie makers. They teamed back up shortly after that, for the less than stellar Ganstger Squad. Now, these two favorite love birds are back for the new 2016 film LaLa Land which stars the pair doing more.. what else? Dancing. We can't wait to see them back together on the big screen. 

Steve Martin and Rick Moranis

This pair played off each other pefectly in three movies. Very different types of fathers in 1987's classic Parenthood, cop and not so bad guy in My Blue Heaven and comedic nemesises in the musical Little Shop of Horrors. While Moranis has since retired from acting, Martin still remains an important part in Hollywood history.

Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase

This dazzling on screen duo, while only starring in two movies together, have always made a memorable pair. They first hit the screen in 1978's comedy thriller Foul Play. Two years later they were doing it again for Seems like Old Times, playing exes who reunite over crazy, and slap stick circumstances. 

Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor

The comic genius and dymanic duo of recently passed away Gene Wilder, and movie buddy Richard Pryor is evident in the four movies they made together from 1976 to 1991. These two might not have been the best of friends off the screen, but on it they shined brightly when playing off each other. 

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz

They first teamed up as dangerous lovers in Vanilla Sky. Then they brought their chemistry back to the screen ten years later for the underrated romatic comedy Knight and Day. They haven't teamed up again yet, but here's hoping....

George Clooney and Julia Roberts

Close friends in real life, this on screen couple always brings the chemistry to their films. Their effortless nature together seems to always show and they've starred in four movies with each other, including both Oceans 11, 12, and last year's Money Monster. 

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler

We fell in love with this very charismatic couple in the Wedding Singer. Their adorable chemistry was so undeniably strong they teamed up  two more times to try and replicate it. Once, successfully, in 2004's sweet, sad 50 first Dates. Then again in 2014's family comedy Blended. 



Woody Allen and Diane Keaton

The (at one time) real life couple has been in seven movies together, including classic favorites Annie Hall and Manhattan Murder Mystery in 1993. The duo may have stopped making movies together, but their genius on screen partnerships are a part of movie history and will never go out of style.

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<![CDATA[The Best Living American Actors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-living-american-actors/ranker-film
It takes a lot to make a movie great. There has to be excellent writing, production, direction, editing, and of course, acting. While the crew draws out the parameters for a movie, the actors are who color in the film to bring it to life, and without great acting, a great film can crumble. 

These actors are the ones who deliver time and again, regardless of how good the script or the production of the film is. These are the greatest American actors who are alive today. Who are the best actors from the USA? That's up to you to decide. This list is votable and rerankable, and if you don't see someone on here that deserves a spot, feel free to add them, but make sure they're still alive. 
The Best Living American Actors,

Al Pacino

Denzel Washington

Dustin Hoffman

Gene Hackman

Jack Nicholson

Kevin Spacey

Morgan Freeman

Robert De Niro

Robert Duvall

Tom Hanks

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-actors-who-have-never-won-an-oscar
There are many actors who haven't won an Oscar. For 95 percent of the acting population, there is probably a good reason they haven't taken home one of film's most prestigious honors. Only two actors per year can win either the Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor Oscars, leaving eight other nominees with nothing. And all of the other actors in the biz out in the cold.

But does the Academy always get it right? There are plenty of actors who haven't won an Oscar despite the fact that they’ve turned in amazing performances. Whether it’s due to stellar competition, bad luck, or an out-and-out snub, some artists have never gotten the recognition they deserve.

Johnny Depp, Edward Norton, and Brad Pitt are all big draws at the box office who haven't received the same respect of the Academy that they have from audiences. While they've all been nominated for Oscars, they've never taken home the big prize.

There are a surprising number of big name actors who haven't won an Oscar. It's up to you to determine which of these men is the greatest.
The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting),

Alan Rickman

Brad Pitt

Edward Norton

Gary Oldman

Harrison Ford

Ian McKellen

Johnny Depp

Liam Neeson

Ralph Fiennes

Robert Downey Jr.

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<![CDATA[The Best Romance Anime Ever Made]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-romance-anime/ranker-anime
It's time to get in touch with your emotional side, as we're ranking the top romance anime that has ever been made. These shows typically depict two people falling in love; it starts with a crush and the audience watches it blossom from there. Good romance anime highlights all kinds of relationships, from schoolyard crushes and first kisses to adults developing a relationship at work. Sometimes referred to as love anime, these shows can be a little more slow-paced than your typical anime, but that isn't to say they're boring. In fact some of the best romance anime isn't strictly about love, but rather a combination of multiple genres.

In the hit series Inuyasha, the love between Inuyasha and Kagome is strong throughout the series, but it takes a back seat to the fighting and action scenes that really drive the show. The same goes for the popular Eureka 7, where Renton and Eureka fall in love while piloting mechs and fighting the evil United Federation.

Don't forget, if one of your favorite romantic anime shows is missing from the poll, you can add it so that others can vote for it too. Add as many series as you like, as long as they tell a love story with intense feelings and emotions.
The Best Romance Anime Ever Made,

Kimi ni Todoke


Blue Spring Ride

Maid Sama!

Wolf Girl and Black Prince

Ouran High School Host Club

My Little Monster

Special A

Kamisama Kiss

Say "I love you".

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<![CDATA[The Best Rainy Day Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-rainy-day-movies-v1/ranker-film
List of the best movies to watch on a rainy day, voted on by fans. Watch the films below if you ever find yourself stuck indoors because of bad weather and need a fun way to pass time. Some of the most loved Hollywood films of all time are perfect for rainy days because they help cure boredom. Gloomy weather can even cause a bad mood, so it's important to remember to relax whether by yourself or with family and friends. Spend some quality time with a movie and watch the hours pass. Films like the ones on the list below can take viewers away to fantastical places, transport them to magical lands or back in time. If you have kids at home while rained in, pop in a movie to keep them entertained.

The Hollywood films on this list of best rainy day movies ever span different genres, including romantic comedy, drama, action, and sci-fi. If you feel like laughing until your tummy hurts even when it's dreary outside your window, then pick a hilarious comedy film starring the most popular actors and actresses in show business. Need a good cry? Then choose a heartfelt drama or classic romantic films from the list. Action packed films and sci-fi movies are the way to go if you simply want to escape from gloomy weather. Don't let rainy days get you down. The list below is also an open list, so after you're done voting for your favorite movie or movies to watch on a rainy day, add any that you don't see at the bottom of the page.

Who knows? Some of these rainy day movies could turn into ones that you would watch over and over again. Check out a list of the most rewatchable films of all time
The Best Rainy Day Movies,

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Back to the Future

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Finding Nemo

Forrest Gump

The Breakfast Club

The Lion King

The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

The Princess Bride

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

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