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AwardsWatch Podcast Ep. 236: Greatest Movie Stars of All Time Draft

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On episode 236 of The AwardsWatch Podcast, Executive Editor Ryan McQuade is joined by AwardsWatch Editor-In-Chief Erik Anderson, Associate Editor Sophia Ciminello and AwardsWatch contributors Karen Peterson and Jay Ledbetter to participate in a draft of the greatest movie stars of all time.

A recurring question surrounding the talks about the future of modern cinema is the absence of the ‘movie star,’ a person audiences can trust when spending their money to go to the theaters. For close to a hundred years, the film industry has survived on the movie star to survive, though the idea of what makes one had changed as time has gone on. In trying to understand potentially the future of the ‘movie star,’ the AW team decided to have some fun with this topic by doing a Greatest Movie Star draft, consisting of six rounds where the team, in a ‘snake order’ draft picks the best movie stars that represent various decades that include 1930s-1940s. 1950s-1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s-2000s, and a wild card round where the team picks a current movie star who is 35 years old or under that they think will be the new faces of Hollywood. Some of the stars mentioned in this draft are Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Eddie Murphy, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Robert Redford, Paul Newman and many more. Listen and see who everyone drafted and then go and vote below to see which team is the best ensemble of the greatest movie stars of all time.

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This podcast runs 2h53m. We will be back next week to talk about Jeff Nichols’s latest film, The Bikeriders, and discuss our Top 5 Hang Out Movies. Till then, let’s get into it.

Music: “Modern Fashion” from AShamaleuvmusic (intro), “B-3” from BoxCat Games Nameless: The Hackers RPG Soundtrack (outro)

Ryan McQuade

Ryan McQuade is the AwardsWatch Executive Editor and a film-obsessed writer in San Antonio, Texas. Raised on musicals, westerns, and James Bond, his taste in cinema is extremely versatile. He’s extremely fond of independent releases and director’s passion projects. Engrossed with all things Oscars, he hosts the AwardsWatch Podcast. He also is co-host of the Director Watch podcast. When he’s not watching movies, he’s rooting on all his favorite sports teams, including his beloved Texas Longhorns. You can follow him on Twitter at @ryanmcquade77.

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