September 02, 1991 12:00 PM

The Los Angeles Times recently said that Sean Penn is “acknowledged as the leading actor of his generation.” Whoa. When did they take that vote, and did the acknowledgers see We’re No Angels? Anyway, it suggests an amusing argument. Pick the Top 10 American movie actors under 35, say Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, John Cusack, Matthew Modine, Dermot Mulroney, Penn, Aidan Quinn, Tim Robbins, Wesley Snipes, Forest Whitaker. Put away your pens, Macaulay Culkin fans; we’ll save the under-15s for next time.

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