Legendary movie actor Robert De Niro has been voted the greatest film star of all time.

The RAGING BULL OSCAR-winner beat out competition from Steve McQueen, AL PACINO and Jack Nicholson in the poll to find the 50 most popular actors and actresses ever.

Marilyn Monroe, who came in at number seven, was the most popular female star in the survey of 13,000 people by Britain's CHOICES VIDEO rental chain.

Choices' HAZEL LAKING says, "De Niro's body of work speaks for itself.

"He has appeared in some of the most memorable movies of all time, like The Deer Hunter, Taxi Driver and GOODFELLAS, films that people come back to time and time again."

24/12/2003 13:11