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AFIs AFI’s Top 25 American Male Screen Legends  

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Top 25 Male Screen Legends list. In 1999 the American Film Institute recognized the 50 greatest American screen legends -25 men and 25 women. Criteria was as an actor or a team of actors with a significant screen presence in American feature-length films whose screen debut occurred in or before 1950, or whose screen debut occurred after 1950 but whose death has marked a completed body of work. The list was selected by leaders from the American film community, including artists, historians, critics and other cultural leaders, who chose from a list of 250 nominees in each gender. The lists were presented by 50 Hollywood stars.
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Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen

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North by Northwest, Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story

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It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, Rear Window

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The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Superman

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The Towering Inferno, Top Hat, Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

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Once Upon a Time in the West, 12 Angry Men, The Longest Day

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Gone with the Wind, It Happened One Night, Mutiny on the Bounty

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Mutiny on the Bounty, White Heat, Yankee Doodle Dandy

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Amélie, It's a Mad, Mad

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City Lights, Modern Times, The Gold Rush

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High Noon, Cinema Paradiso, The Pride of the Yankees

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To Kill a Mockingbird, Cape Fear, The Omen

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The Searchers, The Longest Day, Stagecoach

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Spartacus, Rebecca, Clash of the Titans

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Singin' in the Rain, An American in Paris, On the Town

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Citizen Kane, The Third Man, The Muppet Movie

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Spartacus, Paths of Glory, 20

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Rebel Without a Cause, Giant, East of Eden

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Field of Dreams, From Here to Eternity, Judgment at Nuremberg

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The Marx Brothers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list AFI’s Top 25 American Male Screen Legends
The Marx Brothers

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Sunset Boulevard, It's a Mad, Mad

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In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Greatest Story Ever Told

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Cape Fear, Scrooged, The Night of the Hunter

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The Ten Commandments, Double Indemnity, Soylent Green

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The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Wild Bunch, Sunset Boulevard