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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"Tootsie" Voted the Best Movie of All Time in "Time Out" New York Poll


[New York, NY] July 28, 2015: A Time Out New York poll to find the 100 best movies of all time declares Tootsie the best movie ever made.

The 1982 movie stars Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman as a desperate out-of-work actor who pretends to be a woman in order to win a role in a daytime soap opera.

At No. 2 in the poll came The Godfather, starring Al Pacino and Marlon Brando, and No. 3 came A Woman Under the Influence, starring Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk.

Time Out New York exclusively polled actors on both sides of the Atlantic to discover the 100 best movies of all time.

Commented Nick Kroll, actor and comedian and contributor to Time Out New York's poll: "Who doesn't want to see Dustin Hoffman in a dress talking with a Southern Accent?"

The established and up-and-coming actors who voted in Time Out New York's poll include Bill Hader (currently starring in Trainwreck), Andy Serkis (Gollum in The Hobbit), Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense), Cillian Murphy (Inception) and Masters of Sex star and Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen.

Other voters in Time Out New York's poll include: Zoe Kazan, Lili Taylor, Brie Larson and Anthony Mackie.
“We had a tall request, ranking the best movies of all time, and it was an honor receiving the input of so many esteemed actors—many of whom have classics on their own résumés,” said Joshua Rothkopf, film editor of Time Out New York. "I’m thrilled with the way this list has turned out. A modern-day classic like Tootsie points to virtues like humor, speed, sympathy, justice and heart, the priorities of actors and viewers alike. I’d love to see the canon evolve in this direction."

Key findings:

- The most recent movie on the list is Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) at #86.
- Movies from the last 30 years include Schindler’s List (1993), Amour (2012), The Thin Red Line (1998), Monster (2003), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), American Beauty (1999) and There Will Be Blood (2007), among others.
- Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) continue to hold sway over the tastes of actors: Both films ranked in the top ten.
- Iconic actors with multiple appearances on the list include Marlon Brando, Diane Keaton, Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Gene Kelly.

Here are Time Out's 100 best movies of all time:

1. Tootsie         
2. The Godfather          
3. A Woman Under the Influence     
4. Cinema Paradiso     
5. To Kill a Mockingbird         
6. The Godfather Part 2         
7. Annie Hall
8. Boogie Nights
9. The Red Shoes
10. Taxi Driver   
11. Dog Day Afternoon 
12. Goodfellas    
13. Withnail and I                     
14. Kes    
15. The Wizard of Oz
16. On the Waterfront  
17. The Shining
18. Breaking the Waves
19. Pulp Fiction  
20. Gladiator                  
21. La Haine
22. Jaws  
23. Raging Bull               
24. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf                  
25. Some Like It hot                  
26. Fargo
27. Rosemary's Baby                 
28. The Night of the Hunter
29. Chinatown   
30. The Apartment
31. La Vie en Rose
32. There Will Be Blood
33. All About Eve
34. Life is Beautiful       
35. Apocalypse Now                  
36. The Philadelphia Story
37. The Sting
38. Waiting for Guffman
39. Citizen Kane
40. Singin' in the Rain   
41. Festen
42. The Lives of Others             
43. American Beauty     
44. Leon (The Professional)     
45. A Star is Born
46. Casablanca
47. A Matter of Life and Death
48. An American in Paris
49. Mean Streets
50. The Empire Strikes Back
51. The Turin Horse
52. The Princess Bride
53. This is England
54. The Royal Tenenbaums
55. Gone With the Wind
56. Midnight Cowboy    
57. Nil By Mouth
58. Requiem for a Dream         
59. All That Jazz 
60. Truly Madly Deeply
61. Harold and Maude  
62. Notorious                 
63. Being There 
64. A Clockwork Orange
65. It's a Wonderful Life
66. The Sacrifice
67. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest             
68. Monster        
69. A Streetcar Named Desire              
70. Blade Runner
71. The Thin Red Line
72. The General
73. The Third Man
74. Amour
75. Tender Mercies                   
76. Tokyo Story
77. Star Wars
78. A Room for Romeo Brass
79. Scenes From a Marriage     
80. Naked
81. The Goonies
82. Brazil
83. Hidden         
84. The Deer Hunter     
85. The Piano     
86. The Grand Budapest hotel             
87. Carmen Jones
88. The African Queen
89. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
90. Y Tu Mama Tambien          
91. The Hustler  
92. Sophie's Choice       
93. Whiplash                  
94. Love Actually
95. Close Encounters of the Third Kind         
96. Paris, Texas  
97. Persona
98. Crimes and Misedemeanours
99. The Great Beauty    
100.  Schindler's List

About Time Out
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