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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2,615 1,133
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
2,195 1,032
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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950 1,364
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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1,420 546
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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1,224 1,062
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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1,201 904
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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1,041 1,076
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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977 828
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
1,147 1,243
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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1,527 978
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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827 735
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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701 1,083
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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786 881
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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726 941
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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893 1,037
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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972 613
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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563 732
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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1,110 540
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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727 446
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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706 777
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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436 740
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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982 672
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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884 318
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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717 592
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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562 583
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