VOTE 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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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

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1,913 950
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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831 1,211
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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1,114 487
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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919 987
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 5 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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1,025 988
Patrick Swayze is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Donnie Darko, Dirty Dancing, Ghost

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990 847
Michael Clarke Duncan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
The Green Mile, Sin City, Armageddon

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867 739
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

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1,102 1,106
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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1,282 903
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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651 974
Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 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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707 658
Harold Ramis is listed (or ranked) 12 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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653 863
Burgess Meredith is listed (or ranked) 13 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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825 955
Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added Rio Bravo, Get Shorty, Airport

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684 803
James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 15 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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504 650
Humphrey Bogart is listed (or ranked) 16 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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923 496
John Candy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
The Blues Brothers, Home Alone, Spaceballs

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594 386
John Ritter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added Bad Santa, It, Sling Blade

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784 557
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Wayne's World, Billy Madison, Tommy Boy

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616 707
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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409 646
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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863 612
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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728 261
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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496 505
Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Superman

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616 531
Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Clueless, Sin City, Happy Feet

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471 372
Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
clash1977 added The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cars

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436 670
Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The Pink Panther, Being There

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349 418
Richard Harris is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Valley Forge added Gladiator, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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587 438
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
MadelineJWalters added Jailhouse Rock, Clambake, King Creole

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433 419
Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added Blazing Saddles, The Muppet Movie, Superman III

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753 489
Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Enter the Dragon, Limitless, Fist of Fury

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324 304
Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Dimos Dicoudis added To Kill a Mockingbird, Cape Fear, The Omen

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764 662
John Wayne is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
The Searchers, The Longest Day, Stagecoach

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448 368
Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Transformers, Friday, Ocean's Eleven

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436 483
Clark Gable is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Gone with the Wind, It Happened One Night, Mutiny on the Bounty

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401 458
Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Valley Forge added JFK, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment

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369 405
Walter Matthau is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added JFK, The Bad News Bears, Grumpy Old Men

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340 409
Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added Caddyshack, Natural Born Killers, Little Nicky

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443 367
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added The Blues Brothers, National Lampoon's Animal House, 1941

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335 294
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
JustinShim added Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, The African Queen

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327 421
Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added Cleopatra, National Velvet, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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531 375
River Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Stand by Me, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Sneakers

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457 421
Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Valley Forge added The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, Bullitt

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414 406
Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Valley Forge added North by Northwest, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday

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269 361
Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added Casablanca, Notorious, Cinema Paradiso

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267 248
James Gandolfini is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
True Romance, Zero Dark Thirty, Where the Wild Things Are

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307 309
Vincent Price is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added Edward Scissorhands, The Ten Commandments, The Great Mouse Detective

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414 158
Steve Irwin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CartoonMan412 added Happy Feet, Dr. Dolittle 2, The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course

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232 363
Henry Fonda is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added Once Upon a Time in the West, 12 Angry Men, The Grapes of Wrath

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242 222
Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Dimos Dicoudis added City Lights, The Gold Rush, Modern Times