1. Indiana Jones Leaves Bond Shaken But Not Stirred

    By David Winter on 2001-01-27

    I’ve pulled this report off Reuters so enjoy (by the way as far as I’m concerned Bond still rules)…

    LONDON (Reuters) – Indiana Jones has left James Bond shaken but not stirred after being voted top movie hero of all time by a massive majority in a British magazine poll.

    Readers of Total Film voted the archaeologist-adventurer, played by Harrison Ford, into the top spot while smooth-talking Bond came in second.

    Dr. Jones, a professor of archaeology who travels the 1930’s world saving precious artifacts, has appeared in three films. The first, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” became Paramount Pictures’ highest-grossing film when released in 1981.

    The magazine put Jones’ success down to his “boys’ own hero” qualities.

    Ford makes two appearances in the poll, also securing the number six spot for his role as Han Solo in the “Star Wars” trilogy.

    Russell Crowe’s muscle-bound Maximus from last year’s box office smash “Gladiator” came in third, followed by Bruce Willis’ John McClane from the “Die Hard” films.

    Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver in the “Alien” films, was the only woman character to feature in the top 10, securing the number five spot.

    Well at least Bond still came second!