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Poll: Metacritic's Top Rated Actors of Yesteryear

Metacritic keeps a numeric figure for actors that is their total rated titles' average. This is an actors average career score.

Who is your favorite actor born on or before 1925?

Note: Must have at least one title rated 85 and above and an overall 60 or above average.

After voting, please discuss here.

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    Angela Lansbury

    Average career score: 66

    Highest Metascore: 95 Beauty and the Beast

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    Robert Mitchum

    Average career score: 65

    Highest Metascore: 99 The Night of the Hunter

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    Henry Fonda

    Average career score: 69

    Highest Metascore: 96 12 Angry Men

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    Marlon Brando

    Average career score: 74

    Highest Metascore: 100 The Godfather

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    William Holden

    Average career score: 72

    Highest Metascore: 97 The Wild Bunch

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    Humphrey Bogart

    Average career score: 80

    Highest Metascore: 100 Casablanca

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    Charles Chaplin

    Average career score: 80

    Highest Metascore: 99 City Lights

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    Marlene Dietrich

    Average career score: 78

    Highest Metascore: 88 The Blue Angel

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    Paul Newman

    Average career score: 67

    Highest Metascore: 92 Cool Hand Luke

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    Vivien Leigh

    Average career score: 97

    Highest Metascore: 97 Gone with the Wind

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    Peter Sellers

    Average career score: 68

    Highest Metascore: 97 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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    Fred Astaire

    Average career score: 77

    Highest Metascore: 93 The Band Wagon

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    Judy Garland

    Average career score: 83

    Highest Metascore: 100 The Wizard of Oz

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    Cary Grant

    Average career score: 88

    Highest Metascore: 100 Notorious

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    Ingrid Bergman

    Average career score: 77

    Highest Metascore: 100 Casablanca

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    Gregory Peck

    Average career score: 70

    Highest Metascore: 94 The Gunfighter

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    Laurence Olivier

    Average career score: 65

    Highest Metascore: 87 Spartacus

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    Alec Guinness

    Average career score: 75

    Highest Metascore: 100 Lawrence of Arabia

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    Jack Lemmon

    Average career score: 69

    Highest Metascore: 98 Some Like It Hot

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    Tony Curtis

    Average career score: 67

    Highest Metascore: 100 Sweet Smell of Success

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    Burt Lancaster

    Average career score: 70

    Highest Metascore: 100 The Sweet Smell of Success

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    Gary Cooper

    Average career score: 78

    Highest Metascore: 89 High Noon

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    Clark Gable

    Average career score: 80

    Highest Metascore: 87 It Happened One Night

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    Lee Marvin

    Average career score: 62

    Highest Metascore: 94 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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    Errol Flynn

    Average career score: 79

    Highest Metascore: 97 The Adventures of Robin Hood

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    Jessica Tandy

    Average career score: 65

    Highest Metascore: 90 The Birds

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    ToshirĂ´ Mifune

    Average career score: 72

    Highest Metascore: 98 Seven Samurai

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    Gene Kelly

    Average career score: 69

    Highest Metascore: 99 Singin' in the Rain

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    Frank Sinatra

    Average career score: 70

    Highest Metascore: 94 The Manchurian Candidate

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    Deborah Kerr

    Average career score: 75

    Highest Metascore: 88 From Here to Eternity

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    James Cagney

    Average career score: 71

    Highest Metascore: 89 Yankee Doodle Dandy

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    Sterling Hayden

    Average career score: 76

    Highest Metascore: 100 The Godfather

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    Montgomery Clift

    Average career score: 70

    Highest Metascore: 85 From Here to Eternity

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    Ruth Gordon

    Average career score: 63

    Highest Metascore: 96 Rosemary's Baby

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    George Sanders

    Average career score: 83

    Highest Metascore: 100 Voyage to Italy (re-release)

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