So says Readers Digest.
Two-time Best Actor Oscar winner Hanks no doubt won because he has long portrayed likable and charismatic heroes in so many of his movies, such as Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away and going back to Splash and Big.
Hollywood favorites came in high on the list. Sandra Bullock was No. 2. Denzel Washington came in third place.
Meryl Streep finished fourth.
Yes, we trust our leading actors and actresses.
The rest of the top 10 went like this: poet Maya Angelou, director Steven Spielberg, Mirosoft co-founder Bill Gates, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, philanthropist Melinda Gates and actress Julia Roberts.
President Barack Obama? He finished at No. 65. First Lady Michelle Obama was 19th.
Football player Tim Tebow was 40th. Boxing icon Muhammad Ali came in 41st.
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