Entertainment Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?  

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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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2,723 1,140
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Aladdin, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society

2
2,276 1,049
Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
The Dark Knight, Brokeback Mountain, The Patriot

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982 1,397
Philip Seymour Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, The Big Lebowski

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1,492 560
Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
artsyldyrae added Die Hard, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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1,282 1,075
Patrick Swayze is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Donnie Darko, Dirty Dancing, Ghost

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1,249 920
Michael Clarke Duncan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
The Green Mile, Sin City, Armageddon

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1,076 1,095
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
grxxxx added Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday

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1,015 841
James Dean is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Rebel Without a Cause, Giant, East of Eden

9
1,170 1,266
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
popcultureicon added Spider-Man, Bolt, Ready to Rumble

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1,603 990
Paul Walker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
The Fast and the Furious, Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five

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853 749
Harold Ramis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Valley Forge added Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, National Lampoon's Animal House

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713 1,101
Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added All About Eve, P.S. I Love You, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

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806 892
James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Valley Forge added It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, Rear Window

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742 954
Burgess Meredith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added Rocky, Rocky III, Clash of the Titans

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909 1,049
Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added Rio Bravo, Get Shorty, Airport

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1,003 627
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Wayne's World, Billy Madison, Tommy Boy

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577 745
Humphrey Bogart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen

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1,150 546
John Candy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
The Blues Brothers, Home Alone, Spaceballs

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755 457
John Ritter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added Bad Santa, It, Sling Blade

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730 785
Christopher Lee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added 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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445 757
Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added Foul Play, 10. Arthur, The Adventures of Milo and Otis

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1,016 683
Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Some Like It Hot, All About Eve, The Misfits

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928 325
Carrie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
bigcraig added Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi

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750 601
Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Clueless, Sin City, Happy Feet

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580 597
Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Superman