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Old 06-26-2010, 06:04 AM
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I would say Jimmy Stewart. His career spanned several decades. He was an Academy award winner. He was in great films encompassing a number of genres: Westerns, sentimental Capra films, Hitchcock/Suspense films, Crime/Courtroom thrillers, Biographies, comedies, etc.

I know it doesn't make him a great entertainer but he was a good man. He was married to the same woman for decades until she died. He volunteered for the military prior to WWII, entering as a private. He flew bombing missions over Nazi-occupied Europe. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Croix De Guerre. By the end of the war he was a Colonel. He stayed in the Air Force reserves until 1968, reaching the rank of Brigadier General.

Unfortunately, Hollywood doesn't have actors like Jimmy Stewart these days.
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