Who is the true King of Hollywood?

United Kingdom
February 12, 2007 2:15pm CST
Once upon a time, not so long ago, an actor called Clark Gable was crowned King of Hollywood; he is perhaps best known for playing Rhett Butler in "Gone with the Wind". Today, sadly many no longer even remember Gable. So, who is the King of Hollywood today? The greatest film star of them all?
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
11 May 07
I hear that there's this actor in England named Carl Halling who is rumored to be the next king of Hollywood. He's keeping a low profile so far and using viral marketing on the Internet to build his fan base from the ground up. ;-)
• United Kingdom
11 May 07
I wish, IW, I wish. ;oD Love this message; you get best reponse!
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• United Kingdom
11 May 07
Oops, I mean response: my French education showing there...
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
11 May 07
Thanks for the best response. I hope when you accept your first Oscar award you'll give a shout out in your acceptance speech to the folks on Mylot who knew you way back when!
• United States
8 May 07
I know Clark Gable. I liked him in Mogambo better than Gone With The Wind. The closest "King Of Hollywood" is either Tom Cruise or John Travolta. These two have made many blockbusters and that is what makes them King.Back when Gable was king, the studios were lead by men with vision.Now many movie studios are owned by big corporations and the bottom line is all that counts.and it is hard because when Gable was on the silver screen, there was only movies, There wasn't t.v. and the internet and video games to compete with.
• United Kingdom
9 May 07
Wasn't "Mogambo" a remake of "Red Dust", also starring Gable, but opposite Harlow rather than Gardner? Great movies continue to be made. But it could be said they are rarer today; and yet today's technological advances are capable of producing some truly sensational films.
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• United States
10 May 07
Yes Mogambo is the re-make of Red Dust. I tried Red Dust but I like Mogambo must better.Harlow is in Red Dust, Gardner is in Mogambo.
• United Kingdom
10 May 07
I've seen them both. I have a memory of Harlow vociferously complaining about Clark's penchant for "a classy English dame" or something of that kind (played by Mary Astor I think). When I first saw a photo of Harlow, I can recall being most impressed by her amazing platinum hair; and then Lombard too: I just thought she was so gorgeous! I paid less attention to "Mogambo"; but I liked Ava G.
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• Australia
13 Feb 07
Clark Gable: every young girl's heart throb! Have you watched Gone With the Wind in recent years? I did, and I was struck by his poor acting. I'm sorry if I offend you, but really, his acting was so hammy! Whi is the king today? I don't see many movies, but I must admit to liking Sean Connery.
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 07
No, CW, of course not. "Gone with the Wind" is no favourite of mine; it strained for a flagrantly sentimental effect which I have to say was wholly lost on me last time I saw it.
• Australia
13 Feb 07
Actually I was disappointed when I eventually saw it. It had a special memory for me. During the war in England, my mother had to work on Saturdays. While children were not allowed unattended in a cinema, she had an arrangement with the projectionist that my sister and I could sit near the box, so every Saturday we went to the movies. Except one Saturday. My uncle came and took us elsewhere. The cinema was bombed and many were killed. The newspapers had the headline "Cinema Goes With the Wind". Yes, that film was showing. I always wanted to see it, but when I finally did, I was disappointed.