Celebrity Tom Hanks Is Named America's Favorite Movie Star – for the Fifth Time! Tom Hanks beat out Denzel Washington for the number one spot By Rose Minutaglio Published on January 30, 2016 10:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Getty Tom Hanks takes the top, again! That’s right, the beloved Bridge of Spies actor has been named America’s favorite film star for the fifth time, according to The Harris Poll. Hanks, 59, who beat out ther stars like Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence, also held the coveted number one spot on the list in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2013. Hanks, a two-time Oscar winner, has portrayed some of America’s most beloved characters throughout his career – from a stranded castaway with a volleyball for a best friend to a ping-pong loving Alabama man. Meanwhile, Johnny Depp took the second place spot on the poll followed by Denzel Washington.