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The greatest teen stars of the '80s are well-remembered on this countdown. They were everywhere--they ruled the box office, kept butts on couches on the small screen, and took over the radio. The stars that appeared on your locker room, your lunchbox, and even as dolls are recognized for the lasting impact they left on America.
The Greatest '80s Teen Stars, all people, actors, people, actresses, 80s, child actors,

Alyssa Milano

Emilio Estevez

Johnny Depp

Michael J. Fox

Molly Ringwald

Ralph Macchio

River Phoenix

Robert Downey Jr.

Rob Lowe

Winona Ryder


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<![CDATA[Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/actor-phonebook-list/carlybobarly
List of actors who you would watch do something as mundane as read the phone book. Some of these guys are leading men, considered some of the best actors of all time, and other are great character actors, known for their ability to become completely different people each time they are on camera. A few are just charming, or maybe "interesting," whatever that means. Others on this list are just quirky weirdos known for their off-screen antics as much as their actual acting. Maybe they would liven up the phonebook a bit? It's not always ads for fireworks and prostitutes.

Vote for those actors you think would be fun to watch doing just about anything. If not read the phonebook, maybe they could do the news, or the weather. Be sure to add any who are missing, and click 'rerank' below to make a list of your own.
Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book,

Alan Rickman

Anthony Hopkins

Christopher Walken

Gary Oldman

Ian McKellen

Johnny Depp

Liam Neeson

Morgan Freeman

Sean Connery

Tom Hanks


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<![CDATA[Celebs You Didn't Know Aren't US Citizens]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebs-who-arent-americans/jacob-shelton
With the world growing smaller every day, it's no wonder that many of our favorite stars come from other countries. It used to be that every once in awhile a secretly Canadian actor like Michael J. Fox or Anna Paquin would pop up on a TV show and no one would be the wiser, but now there are so many famous celebrities who aren't Americans that we feel like we should educate our audience as to who’s who in the fame game. These are the celebs that you didn’t know are not US citizens.

These foreign-born celebrities each come from a different place, and they all landed in America for different reasons. Some of them emigrated with their parents, while others didn’t wash up on our shores until well into their career. Whatever it was that brought them here, the one thing that they all have in common is that we love watching them perform. On this list we’ll look at what each celebrity without US citizenship thinks of both America and their home country. And maybe even find out if they plan on becoming a US citizen any time soon.
Celebs You Didn't Know Aren't US Citizens,

Henry Cavill
That's right, even Superman isn't American. Where did everything go so wrong? According to the British Cavill, it doesn't matter who's playing Superman. "Superman is a universal image, and what he stands for is very universal. He was certainly raised in America, but he in himself is not necessarily American, because he comes from somewhere very far away and very different, and he is very different."
Keanu Reeves
Reeves is an international man of mystery. He was born in Lebanon, and is technically a Canadian citizen, but he lives in Los Angeles and has literally zero accent. It's weird. If you're wondering how he got his start in America, the actor said that he got a green card when he was 20 before he "drove across the border from Canada and came to LA." 
Kiefer Sutherland
Hold on. Jack Bauer isn't from America? Fine, he's Canadian, we can live with that. What's that? HE WAS BORN IN ENGLAND?! Pack it up, turn the lights off, we're going home. 
Mila Kunis
It kind of makes sense that Mila Kunis is from the Ukraine. Eyebrows don't get that fleek without a strong Eastern Bloc bloodline. After arriving in America at the age of seven, Kunis said that she "cried every day. I didn’t understand the culture. I didn’t understand the people." We're assuming she's over that now. 
Natalie Portman
Thanks to films like Garden State and the Thor series, Natalie Portman is a fundamentally American actress. But she was actually born in Jerusalem! Even though she wasn't technically born an American, she spoke to People about how living in Paris makes her feel fundamentally American
Oscar Isaac
Can you believe that Oscar Isaac was born in Guatemala? Have you heard his accent in Ex-Machina? He just sounds like some guy from the middle of nowhere! And as someone from Latin America, he says that "Donald Trump is "definitely irritating. The problem is it's less about the guy that's saying it, and more that he's being the mouthpiece for a large part of the population. Because that's me, that's my family. We're immigrants."
Portia de Rossi
This is absolutely shocking, but Lindsay Fünke/Ellen's wife/Elizabeth North was born in Australia. We feel like such fools! As far as being an American, de Rossi says that she feels like she's "disappointing the whole of America" by not having children. 

Tina Turner
In 2013, TIna Turner formally relinquished her US citizenship after accepting a Swiss citizenship. According to the Washington Post, Turner had been living in Switzerland for two decades before making the decision. In the relinquishment she said that she had no strong ties to the US “except for family, and has no plans to reside in the United States in the future.”
Nicki Minaj
Minaj is a fiery rapper that completely exemplifies what it means to be from New York - except she's not from New York. She's actually from Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, where she lived until she was five.
Justin Bieber
With all of his success, and all of his DUIs, Justin Bieber seems kind of like he's peak American. But he's really just a Canuck from Stratford, Ontario. And even though he spends most of his time living in Los Angeles, Bieber has no plans of becoming an American citizen: "You guys are evil. Canada's the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don't need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you're broke because of medical bills."

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<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Women of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-beautiful-women-of-all-time
List of the most beautiful women of all time: ranked not on talent or accomplishments, but on looks alone. This is a test to see if the so-called "wisdom of the crowd" will actually be able to determine who the most beautiful woman of all time is. If you'd like to rank these women on more than their beauty, consult The Best Actresses in Film History list. This list does not only include the prettiest current actresses, but the most beautiful women in history.

So, who is the most beautiful woman ever? Of course, that woman may very well be a total unknown, but since it's impossible to list every woman who's ever existed, and one is less likely to rank people they don't know, this list will obviously be restricted to people who've achieved a fair level of celebrity. A "fair level of celebrity" is defined by being famous enough to have a profile page on Wikipedia or IMDB. Historical figures are accepted IF pictures of them are generally accepted as accurate. Add your own suggestions and this should hopefully be an ever expanding list.

These ladies are the top of the list in the conversation for sexiest woman ever and prettiest woman in the world. These are the hottest women of all time, definitely in the top 10 most beautiful women ever.
The Most Beautiful Women of All Time,

Audrey Hepburn

Brigitte Bardot

Catherine Deneuve

Charlize Theron

Cindy Crawford

Elizabeth Taylor

Grace Kelly

Monica Bellucci

Ursula Andress

Sophia Loren


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<![CDATA[The Best Dance Partner of Cheryl Burke on DWTS]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/cheryl-burke-partner-dwts/zachary-benau
Cheryl Burke rose to fame on the hit show Dancing With The Stars. Burke had been a constant presence on the show since season 2, and participated all the way through season 19 before finally hanging up her dancing shoes. Over the years, Burke has had 17 different partners, some more coordinated than others. Burke seemed to get paired up with a lot of athletes, which is ironic since she has publicly claimed multiple times she does not watch sports and she rarely knows who any of the athletes are when they come on the show. Sorry, Emmitt Smith and Chad Ochocinco.

Burke has won the Mirror Ball trophy twice, which just so happened to be her first two seasons on the show. She has also had a lot of success finishing in the top five multiple times. One of her most famous partners was when she got paired up with reality star Rob Kardashian. Some other big names Burke danced with include Jack Osbourne and Drew Carey.

Vote up for your favorite Cheryl Burke dance partners below.

The Best Dance Partner of Cheryl Burke on DWTS,

Chad Ochocinco

Cristián de la Fuente

Drew Lachey

D. L. Hughley

Emmitt Smith

Ian Ziering

Jack Osbourne

William Levy

Rob Kardashian

Gilles Marini


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<![CDATA[19 World Leaders Who Have Tattoos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/world-leaders-who-have-tattoos/jordan-love
Tattoos are much more accepted nowadays than they used to be. In the past, tattoos had a certain negative connotation associated with them. While that's not entirely gone now, it's definitely subsided considerably. With that in mind, it might be surprising to learn that there are many world leaders with tattoos, and even more past world leaders with tattoos than you would have ever expected. 

President Obama might not have any tattoos (that we know of), but a couple of former U.S. presidents certainly did. Our neighbors to the north recently elected a new Prime Minister who has tattoos, and there are several Congress men and women past and present who have tattoos. Tattoos are all over the political landscape, but many politicians choose to keep them out of sight when it comes time for pictures.

There still aren't any world leaders with face tattoos, but the Czech Republic almost became the first to be able to claim that throne when one of their front-runners for president was Vladimir Franz, a man with a full-fledged face tattoo. It's becoming more and more acceptable for politicians with tattoos to put them on public display, though many, if not most, still choose to keep them covered most of the time.

Check out this list of some of the most interesting politicians who have tattoos. You might even get some ideas for your next tattoo!


19 World Leaders Who Have Tattoos,

Alexander I of Yugoslavia
Eagle on his chest

Andrew Jackson
A tomahawk on his inner thigh

Barry Goldwater
A half circle and three dots on his hand

Frederick IX of Denmark
Several Naval tattoos

George V
A Jerusalem cross on his arm

James K. Polk
The Chinese character for "eager"

Justin Trudeau

Nicholas II of Russia
A dragon on his right arm

Theodore Roosevelt
His family crest on his chest

Jesse Jackson Jr.


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<![CDATA[People Who Played Siblings, But Were Dating in Real Life]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-who-played-siblings-while-they-dated/jessica-lawshe
It's easy to understand that sometimes when sparks fly on screen, they also fly off screen. Chemistry is a good thing! It's makes our favorite television and movie romances come alive. But what if two actors are playing brother and sister on screen? You'd think the fake family ties would make things weird in the real world. Well, apparently not. Just ask these couples who played siblings, but were dating in real life.

You have to admit there's a little bit of an "ick factor" when it comes to couples who played brother and sister in front of the camera. Although I guess it's better than if real-life siblings played on-screen lovers. Ew. Still, somehow these celebrity couples who played siblings have worked through any issues, at least when it comes to getting their work done.


Their personal lives are another matter. While playing brother and sister on screen might have worked for some couples like Lauren Graham and Peter Krause, it didn't work out so well for others. Amy Poehler and Will Arnett were married when they played figure skating brother and sister in Blades of Glory, but are no longer together. And Dexter might have brought Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter together, but they broke up while the show was still filming. Uh... awkward.

So put your ick-factor aside and take a look at this list of people who played siblings, but were dating in real life. And just keep in mind that it's only acting! 

People Who Played Siblings, But Were Dating in Real Life,

Chris Pratt
According to E! OnlineChris Pratt and Emily Vancamp dated while playing brother and sister on the WB's Everwood. They broke up in 2007.
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood played Shane West's little sister on ABC's Once and Again. The show ended in 2002, but the two didn't start dating until the summer of 2009. The two were spotted when the then-21-year-old actress stepped out with West to celebrate his 31st birthday. 
Ian Somerhalder
Boone (Ian Somerhalder) and Shannon (Maggie Grace) played step-siblings with a very... uh... unique relationship on ABC's Lost. According to Us Weekly, the sparks between the two also flew off-screen and they dated briefly in 2006. 
Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl and Jason Behr played orphaned brother and sister aliens disguised as a New Mexico high school students on the WB's Roswell. But their real-life chemistry was actually out of this world. They dated off-screen while filming.

Lauren Graham
Lauren Graham and Peter Krause, co-stars on NBC's Parenthood, had been dating for nearly five years when Ellen Degeneres brought up the question of marriage on her show in 2014. "I don't know. We are very happy as we are and I never have a good question for this answer," Graham responded. Krause played series lead Adam Braverman and Lauren Graham portrayed his sister, Sarah. 
Maureen McCormick
Okay, so maybe they weren't biologically related on The Brady Bunch, but Marcia Brady (Maureen McCormick) and Greg Brady (Barry Williams) dated in real life, according to CBS News. As Maureen McCormick described in her memoir, Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice, "We couldn't hold back any longer. It was our first kiss, and it was long, passionate and deep... though as we continued to kiss and press against each other so closely... a part of me - a tiny part, admittedly - said to myself, `Oh my God! I'm kissing my brother. What am I doing?'"
Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter started dating after playing brother and sister on the Showtime hit Dexter. As Hollywood Life explained, they tied the knot in 2008 and then divorced in 2011 while the show was still filming. 
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez and David Henrie played brother and sister wizards on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place. Seems the show cast a "belated spell" on the two. According to IBTimes, they were first linked in 2014 after Gomez had split up from Justin Bieber. 
Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey played brother and sister in Paramount Pictures' Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Grey's Jeanie Bueller was all about trying to get her older brother caught for his schemes. After filming, Broderick and Grey were engaged for a while, but the happy ending was "ruined" following the couple's involvement in a fatal accident while vacationing in Ireland. 
Shannon Doherty
Brenda and Brandon Walsh played twins uprooted from Minnesota and planted smack dab in the middle of LA on Beverly Hills, 90210. Jason Priestley, who played Brandon, admitted during a Howard Stern interview that he and Shannen Doherty (who played his twin sister Brenda) had dated during the first season. 

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<![CDATA[Tone Deaf Things Celebrities Tweeted on 9/11 Anniversaries]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrity-911-tweets/jacob-shelton
It’s impossible to put into words all the ways that the events of September 11th, 2001 changed the lives of Americans. Some people, like renowned author Colson Whitehead, have elegantly described the ennui and anxiety that have permeated our lives since the attack. However, other celebrities aren’t quite as eloquent. Every September, insensitive celebrity 9/11 tweets pour down on social media rain during a hurricane, and there’s nothing that we can do to stop it. 9/11 tweet fails are a special kind of nightmare. Some tweets are nothing more than tasteless, shameless plugs, some of them simply miss the point, and others are just incredibly inappropriate. These are the most tone deaf celebrities who tweeted on 9/11.

There’s no right way to respond to tragedy, especially one as monumental as the attacks on September 11th, but there’s definitely a wrong way to pay your respects to the victims of such a horrific event. These celebrity 9/11 tweets are full of low-key advertisements, xenophobia, and in the case of Donald Trump, a weirdly aggressive sentiment seemingly directed at no one – or maybe everyone? Do yourself a favor and check out all of the 9/11 celebrity tweets that probably should have gone un-posted.

Tone Deaf Things Celebrities Tweeted on 9/11 Anniversaries,

Donald Trump
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Jason O'Mara
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Jeb Bush
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Kristin Davis
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'N Sync
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Rachel Zoe
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Samantha Ronson
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T-Pain
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Backstreet Boys
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Nicole Polizzi
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<![CDATA[The Most Important Military Leaders in World History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-important-military-leaders-in-the-world/mike-rothschild
Military history has a few figures who didn't just win battles or campaigns, but changed the world and the destiny of their nations. From the earliest world conquerors, men who laid waste to the entire known world; to modern tactical geniuses using weapons that previous generations only dreamed of, these are the best military leaders, those who were known, feared and respected by both their people and their opponents.

Some of the best army generals in the world and best international army leaders are known even by people who know little else about military history. Others are less well-known but no less important. And every country in history has their own heroes, leaders who commanded forces in the battles that shaped their destiny. This list is far from comprehensive, and can never be, but attempts to find a cross-section of legendary warrior-kings, great strategists, modern innovators, and legendary blood and guts men and women who personally fought in combat.

Vote up the greatest military leaders below, and vote down the ones who might be overrated. Be sure to add other famous military leaders who aren't already listed to make the debate even more complete.

The Most Important Military Leaders in World History,

Alexander the Great
Never lost a battle and spread Hellenistic civilization across the known world.

Charles Martel

Erwin Rommel
Legendary field commander who virtually created modern tank warfare.

Frederick II of Prussia

Genghis Khan
Brutal conqueror who sacked much of the known world.

Hannibal
Legendary Carthaginian general who nearly sacked Rome and spread fear through the Empire.

Julius Caesar
Personally led the Roman armies at the height of their power.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Conquered continental Europe and revolutionized military tactics.

Robert E. Lee
Legendary general of the Confederate States of America.

William the Conqueror
Led the Norman Conquest of England and planted the seeds for modern Anglo culture.


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<![CDATA[Who Is America's Girlfriend in 2016?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/who-is-americas-girlfriend-in-2016/jessica-lawshe

We all have serious crushes on the people on this list, but only one lady can claim the top spot in our hearts. Who is America’s girlfriend in 2016? The girls on this list make up a who's who of the most well-liked female celebrities. So who do you want to make your number one gal pal?

Maybe to you, America's 2016 girlfriend is one of the ladies at the top of the pop charts: Queen Bey? Selena Gomez? Taylor Swift? Or maybe even someone from T.Swift's own squad of cool girls: Karlie Kloss, Lena Dunham, or Cara DeLevigne? Are you in love with Anna Kendrick's hilarious tweets? Or obsessed with Chrissy Teigen's new cookbook? Dating any one of them would be a dream, but only one can win the title this year.
 

Don’t see your number one #girlcrush on here? Add her! Or do you think that a boy would make the best girlfriend? Add him, too! If they are someone you'd like to hang out with all the time, they belong here! Vote up your dream girl and make her America's girlfriend in 2016.

Check out last year's list of potential America's girlfriends 2015.

Who Is America's Girlfriend in 2016?,

Emma Stone

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jessica Biel

Kaley Cuoco

Sandra Bullock

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

Anna Kendrick


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