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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1,827 925
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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796 1,173
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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1,038 468
Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
1491971760840 added Die Hard, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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889 964
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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983 971
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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928 834
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

8
837 720
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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1,080 1,078
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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1,200 883
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

11
637 952
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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680 638
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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808 934
Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added Rio Bravo, Get Shorty, Airport

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632 842
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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661 785
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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481 634
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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570 369
John Ritter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
CraigAlarm added Bad Santa, It, Sling Blade

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876 483
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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742 541
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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590 692
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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400 623
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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822 598
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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690 244
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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477 486
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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450 353
Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 25 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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585 512
Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Clueless, Sin City, Happy Feet

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428 650
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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419 400
Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 28 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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328 409
Richard Harris is listed (or ranked) 29 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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553 423
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
MadelineJWalters added Jailhouse Rock, Clambake, King Creole

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309 286
Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 31 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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707 478
Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Enter the Dragon, Limitless, Fist of Fury

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430 349
Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
Transformers, Friday, Ocean's Eleven

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732 647
John Wayne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
The Searchers, The Longest Day, Stagecoach

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423 467
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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383 446
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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357 390
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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323 395
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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426 352
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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323 277
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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317 402
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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436 409
Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 42 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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499 361
River Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 43 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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398 389
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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260 349
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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252 235
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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296 294
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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219 349
Henry Fonda is listed (or ranked) 48 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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374 145
Steve Irwin is listed (or ranked) 49 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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219 212
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