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Readers are more scared of Hannibal Lecter than Darth Vader, but the Star Wars franchise makes it to the top of several other lists

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Now it’s your turn: From more than 12,000 responses to our EW Online poll, we’ve learned a few things about your taste in cinema. You like Austin Powers. You really like The Silence of the Lambs. And your relationship with Star Wars…well, let’s just say it verges on the unhealthy. For the very last word, you can continue voting at http://www.ew.com through Sept. 24, 1999. But here are your press-time preferences.

Best Actress/Classic

1 Katharine Hepburn 21.5%
2 Audrey Hepburn 20.6%
3 Bette Davis 8.2%
4 Marilyn Monroe 7.6%
5 Ingrid Bergman 6.7%
6 Elizabeth Taylor 5.7%
7 Grace Kelly 4.9%
8 Judy Garland 4.6%
9 Vivien Leigh 4.2%
10 Natalie Wood 3.5%

Best Actor/Classic

1 James Stewart 18.7%
2 Marlon Brando 10.4%
3 Humphrey Bogart 10.1%
4 Cary Grant 9.5%
5 Paul Newman 8.2%
6 John Wayne 6.3%
7 Jack Lemmon 4.4%
8 Clark Gable 4.2%
9 James Dean 3.9%
10 Gregory Peck 3.2%

Best Director

1 Steven Spielberg 48.5%
2 Alfred Hitchcock 17%
3 Stanley Kubrick 6.8%
4 Martin Scorsese 6%
5 Francis Ford Coppola 4%
6 Orson Welles 2.5%
7 Akira Kurosawa 2.3%
8 Frank Capra 2.1%
9 Billy Wilder 1.8%
10 John Ford 1.5%

Best Actress/Modern

1 Meryl Streep 32.5%
2 Michelle Pfeiffer 12.3%
3 Jodie Foster 11.4%
4 Julia Roberts 8.4%
5 Susan Sarandon 6.2%
6 Meg Ryan 5.8%
7 Kathy Bates 4.3%
8 Gwyneth Paltrow 3.3%
9 Emma Thompson 2.6%
10 Glenn Close 2%

Best Actor/Modern

1 Anthony Hopkins 16.9%
2 Harrison Ford 16.2%
3 Tom Hanks 11.1%
4 Kevin Spacey 10.4%
5 Robert De Niro 8.9%
6 Jack Nicholson 6%
7 Sean Connery 5%
8 Al Pacino 3%
9 Dustin Hoffman 2.8%
10 Edward Norton 2.6%

Best movie duo

1 C-3P0 and R2-D2 14.9%
2 Luke Skywalker and Han Solo 14.7%
3 Mel Gibson and Danny Glover 8.6%
4 Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau 6.7%
5 Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan 6.6%
6 Paul Newman and Robert Redford 6.5%
7 Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster 6.1%
8 Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn 5.6%
9 Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire 4.6%
10 Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels 3.7%

Best Villain/Villainess

1 Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter 24.4%
2 Darth Vader of Star Wars 24.2%
3 Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman 12.5%
4 Kevin Spacey in Seven 7.6%
5 Jack Nicholson in The Shining 4.6%
6 Dr. Evil of Austin Powers 3.7%
7 Anthony Perkins in Psycho 3.6%
8 Margaret Hamilton as The Wicked Witch of the West 3.1%
9 Nicolas Cage in Face/Off 2.3%
10 Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey 2.2%

Funniest performance

1 Mike Myers in Austin Powers 17.3%
2 Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire 12.1%
3 Peter Sellers in The Pink Panther 9.3%
4 Bill Murray in Caddyshack 8.1%
5 Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber 7.9%
6 Steve Martin in The Jerk 6.8%
7 Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda 6.3%
8 Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie 5.5%
9 Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot 4.4%
10 Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor 3.9%

Films to watch repeatedly

1 Star Wars 31.8%
2 The Shawshank Redemption 6.3%
3 The Usual Suspects 5.4%
4 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 5.3%
5 The Godfather (I or II) 5.2%
6 The Wizard of Oz 5.1%
7 Gone With the Wind 5%
8 Titanic 4.6%
9 It’s a Wonderful Life 4.5%
10 Forrest Gump 4.1%

Funniest movie

1 Airplane! 20.7%
2 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 14.1%
3 There’s Something About Mary 9.8%
4 Austin Powers 7.3%
5 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 5%
6 Some Like It Hot 4.8%
7 Animal House 4.3%
8 Blazing Saddles 4.19%
9 Dumb and Dumber 4.16%
10 American Pie 4%

Scariest movie

1 The Exorcist 18.3%
2 The Silence of the Lambs 17%
3 The Sixth Sense 9.7%
4 Seven 7.8%
5 The Shining 7%
6 Psycho 6.8%
7 The Blair Witch Project 6.3%
8 Jaws 4.7%
9 Halloween 4.5%
10 Scream 2.9%