Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Polls Related to James Garner

Polls Related to James Garner
Information accurate as of September 24, 2019

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James Garner, RIP
James Garner worked for decades before passing away this July. Which of his top roles was your favorite?
Sadly, this poll is no longer available on IMDb because IMDb no longer supports character lists and polls based on character lists.

The following polls are still active. Unless a discussion link is provided, the discussion link in the poll no longer works.

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They all have one thing in common: the name is Murphy. Who of these characters from film and tv is your personal favourite Murphy?

Choice: 30 votes out of 1,054
James Garner in Murphy's Romance (1985)
MURPHY JONES (James Garner)

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You have been tasked with saving your small Mexican village from an evil gang and must recruit seven of the greatest film Cowboys to protect and save your people. From this group of western stars (from the silent film era to the present), where do you start? Which is the most "Magnificent" of your seven?
Note: Members of the cast of The Magnificent Seven (Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughnn, Steve McQueen, etc.) are excluded from this list... as they have already busy saving a different village.

Choice: 21 votes out of 1,143
James Garner

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You have committed a crime and you are sentenced to jail. With whom of these imprisoned characters would you like to hang out with?

Choice: 12 votes out of 1,929
Richard Attenborough, Donald Pleasence, James Garner, and Gordon Jackson in The Great Escape (1963)

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Who's your favorite Philip Marlowe?

Choice: 17 votes out of 353
James Garner
Marlowe (1969)

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Which of these actors takes the title of the "King of Cool" in the 1960s?

Choice: 39 votes out of 2,187
James Garner

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Which of these romantic character parings of a guy from the U.S. and a girl from Europe makes the most memorable love story?

Choice: 21 votes out of 2,269

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Which movie-related James comes to your mind when you hear the name ?

Choice: 44 votes out of 2,588
James Garner

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Some of the best romances of the big screen are set in war times. Which one is your favorite ?

Choice: 22 votes out of 2,401
Julie Andrews and James Garner in The Americanization of Emily (1964)

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Okay, so it is the mid-sixties and you are casting a brand new television series about the Starship Enterprise that is going to be called "Star Trek (1966)." This guy named William Shatner has auditioned for the part of series star Captain James Kirk, but you think that he's too "over the top" and campy in his performance. You want someone more dramatic and with more acting skills (dramatic, romantic, physical, and comedic abilities required). Which actor from that era would you choose?
Note: He has to be at least 30 years old (and under 60) and active in Hollywood by 1966.

Choice: 55 votes out of (third choice) 733

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Which of these people we lost in 2014 will you miss most?

Choice: 193 votes out of 6,472
James Garner

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The Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented most years since 1962 by the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG). Which recipient since 2000 is your favorite performer?

Choice: 52 votes out of 1,215
James Garner

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Which of these gangs or groups of people from the IMDb Top 250 Movies is the most memorable?

Choice: 16 votes out of 1,473
Steve McQueen and James Garner in The Great Escape (1963)
The Group of Allied POWs - The Great Escape (1963).

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These James' on the list are in STARmeter order as of 02-09-19. Let's see if our top James' match up in this poll. Will the bottom of the poll beat the top? Can James Dean beat out James McAvoy? Let's see. Who is your favorite actor with the name James?

After voting, please discuss here.

Choice: 12 votes out of 546
James Garner

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From this list of IMDb Poll Board Members' favorite TV quotes, which one is your favorite?

Choice: 10 votes out of 1,325
James Garner In charater for the Television show "Maverick" circa 1960 Photo by Joe Shere
"As my pappy used to say, it would be a pitiful thing if I ever tried to work for a living. "Son," he said, "Use your wits, 'cause the Lord didn't give you brains.'" from: Maverick (1957)
misspaddylee's favorite.

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Of these animated Disney villains, who do you think is the scariest?

Choice:  18 votes out of 6,571
James Garner in Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Commander Lyle Terbius Rourke

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Who is the Most Iconic US TV Detective from the 1970-1990s? To be considered they must primarily work alone and had a series that lasted at least two seasons.
After voting, please discuss here.

Choice:  12 votes out of 377
"Rockford Files" James Garner 1975 © 1979 Gene Trindl
This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.

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Denzel Washington's latest is a version of The Equalizer (1985) TV show starring Edward Woodward as a private detective helping his clients seek justice. Which of these TV crime fighters (no super heroes, please) who haven't already appeared in a film would make the most compelling leap to the big screen?

Choice: 43 votes out of 1,791

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Which of these actresses did the most convincing job at enacting a male character or a female character pretending to be a man in the movie/show?

Choice: 94 votes out of 2,098
Julie Andrews, James Garner, and Robert Preston in Victor Victoria (1982)
Julie Andrews as Victor in Victor Victoria

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Which movie or television astronaut crew do you think had the best chemistry and worked well as a team?

Choice: 20 votes out of 2,648
Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner in Space Cowboys (2000)
NASA Space Shuttle Daedalus crew in the Space Cowboys movie

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World War II ended 70 years ago on September 2, 1945. From this list of real and fictional famous war heroes, whom do you respect the most?

Choice: 5 votes out of 2,215
Julie Andrews and James Garner in The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison (right) from The Americanization of Emily (1964)

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If you could adopt an extra grandparent, which of these people would you choose?

Choice: 25 votes out of 1,457
James Garner
as Howard "Red" Stevens in The Ultimate Gift (2006)

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Which of these Audrey Hepburn couples is your favorite?

Choice: 4 votes out of 323
Audrey Hepburn and James Garner in The Children's Hour (1961)
Karen Wright and Dr. Joe Cardin

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Wyatt Earp's story has been chronicled in many movies and TV shows over the years. According to Wikipedia, he was a physically imposing figure for his day, was very capable of using his fists instead of his weapon to control those resisting his authority, and was reputed to be an expert with a pistol. He showed no fear of any man. His deputy Jimmy Cairns described Wyatt as "the most dependable man I ever knew; a quiet, unassuming chap who never drank and in all respects a clean young fellow". Wyatt's manner, though friendly, suggested a quiet reserve...

Choice: 26 votes out of 603
James Garner
in Sunset and Hour of the Gun

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It's the most wonderful time of the year... Shark Week started on July 22nd and runs through to the 29th. But the deadliest sharks don't always swim in the ocean.
Which of these corporate sharks do you most hope will stay off your tail?

Choice: 3 votes out of
James Garner in Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
F. Ross Johnson - Barbarians at the Gate (1993) - All I want from bankers is a new calendar every year and all I care about lawyers is they're back in their coffins before the sun comes up.

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The ordinary park bench has played an iconic role in many movies. From this list of park bench* scenes, where at least one person and no more than two are sitting down, which is your favorite?
*in a public park, private garden or in close proximity to a park

Choice: 5 votes out of 295
James Garner and Gena Rowlands in The Notebook (2004)
Duke and Allie in The Notebook (2004)

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Sixth Anniversary of the IMDb Poll

Happy sixth anniversary!

The current version of the IMDb Poll went live on September 4, 2013. This achievement is due to the creativity and efforts of the 375 authors with published polls, more than 1000 people who suggested polls and the thousands of IMDb users who vote in these polls.

Thank you Col Needham for trusting the IMDb user community to run the poll on a day to day basis.

Special thanks go to two members of IMDb’s technical staff who implemented the poll and provided guidance and technical support for the first two years. Thanks also go to the IMDb Editors (who have provided support and guidance on polls since June 2015) and the other IMDb Poll admins.

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Anniversaries and Other Milestones


Saturday, August 10, 2019

8000th Poll

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500th (23-Jan-2014) What To Name Your Dragon?
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4th, 1st User Poll (15-Aug-2013) Who is Your Favorite Doctor Who?
1st (15-Aug-2013) Who Is the Nastiest Villain?

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Live Oscar 2019 Polls

Live Oscar 2019 Polls Results as of Time of Start of Broadcast
- Oscars 2019 — Best Motion Picture
Poll: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Leading Actor
Poll: Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Leading Actress
Poll: Olivia Colman in The Favourite (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Supporting Actor
Poll: Mahershala Ali as Dr. Don Shirley in "Green Book"

- Oscars 2019 — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Poll: Rachel Weisz in The Favourite (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Director
Poll: Alfonso Cuarón for Roma (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Original Screenplay
Poll: The Favourite (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Adapted Screenplay
Poll: BlacKkKlansman (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Original Song
Poll: A Star Is Born (2018)

“Shallow” Music and Lyrics by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt.

- Oscars 2019 — Best Original Score
Poll: Black Panther (2018)

Ludwig Göransson

- Oscars 2019 — Best Achievement in Cinematography
Poll: Roma (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Production Design
Poll: Roma (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Costume Design
Poll: Sandy Powell for The Favourite (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Poll: Vice (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Achievement in Film Editing
Poll: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Poll: A Quiet Place (2018)

Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl

- Oscars 2019 — Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Poll: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, John Casali

- Oscars 2019 — Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Poll: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
- Oscars 2019 — Best Live Action Short Film
Poll: Detainment (2018)

Nominees: Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon

- Oscars 2019 — Best Documentary Short Subject
Poll: Lifeboat (2018)

Nominees: Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser

- Oscars 2019 — Best Animated Short Film
Poll: Bao (2018)

Nominees: Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb

- Oscars 2019 — Best Documentary Feature
Poll: Free Solo (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Foreign Language Film
Poll: Roma (2018)

Country of Origin: Mexico

- Oscars 2019 — Best Animated Feature Film
Poll:  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

- Which Is the Biggest Surprise of the 2019 Oscar Nominations?
Poll:  Black Panther becoming the first superhero film nominated for Best Picture, but having its entire cast snubbed.

- Oscars 2019 — Most Exciting Rookie Nomination?
Poll: Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Best Lead Actor, Bohemian Rhapsody First Oscar-nomination for Rami Malek in any category.

- What's Your Take on Black Panther's Best Picture Oscar Nomination?
Poll: This makes no sense! There were better superhero movies that didn't get a nomination for Best Picture.

- Oscars 2019 — Favorite Nominated Movie Poster
Poll: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Films With Multiple Nominations
Poll: Roma (2018)
- When the Villain Wins an Oscar
Poll: The Joker (Heath Ledger) in The Dark Knight

- Oldest Oscar Winners
Poll: Clint Eastwood won Best Director at age 74 years, 272 days for Million Dollar Baby (2004).
- Oscar-Nominated Movies at 20 in 2019
Poll: Fight Club (1999)

Best Sound Editing.

- Face-Off: Oscar Winners From Holland
Poll: The Assault (1986)
- Best "Big Five" Oscar Nominated Movie
Poll: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
- Before the Oscars: Best Picture of 1925
Poll:  The Gold Rush (1925)
- Movies With 12 Oscar Nominations
Poll: Schindler's List (1993)

- Movies With 13 Oscar Nominations
Poll: Gone with the Wind (1939)
- Movies With 14 Oscar Nominations
Poll: Titanic (1997)

Sunday, January 20, 2019

FAQ: Time to Go Live

Just because a poll has not gone live, does not mean that it is not a worthy candidate for going live in the future. It takes time and effort to develop a poll that is both enjoyable to take and meets IMDb's minimum standards. Polls with very clear criteria that limit their scope, are well written and unique generally go live faster than polls that have broad criteria. The IMDb Poll message board receives on average between five and ten poll suggestions per day. If you see a poll you like that has not gone live, you can help get that poll noticed by casting a straw vote or making constructive suggestions in the poll suggestion thread. On average it takes 79.6 days to go live. Fifty percent (the median or 50 percentile) of polls go live in 11.2 days. Here are some plots that show how long a poll takes to go live: