De Niro Voted Greatest Living Movie Star

Two giants of 1970s cinema, Robert De Niro (search) and Al Pacino (search), have topped a British magazine's poll of the greatest living movie stars over the age of 50.

The two stars of the "Godfather" (search) saga took the top two places in a poll, released Thursday, of 10,000 readers of British film magazine Empire.

Jack Nicholson, Paul Newman and Marlon Brando — who died in July before voting was complete — took third, fourth and fifth spots.

Anthony Hopkins, in sixth place, was the highest placed British actor, and "Alien" heroine Sigourney Weaver, in 10th place, the top-rated woman.

Ten Britons appear in the Top 30, including Sean Connery, the original screen James Bond, in 13th place, "The Lord of the Rings'" Ian McKellan at 15 and Alan Rickman at 19.

The Top 30:

1. Robert De Niro

2. Al Pacino

3. Jack Nicholson

4. Paul Newman

5. Marlon Brando

6. Anthony Hopkins

7. Morgan Freeman

8. Dustin Hoffman

9. Clint Eastwood

11. Gene Hackman

12. Harrison Ford

13. Sean Connery

14. Meryl Streep

15. Ian McKellen

16. Christopher Lee

17. Sidney Poitier

18. Robert Redford

19. Alan Rickman

20. Judi Dench

21. Samuel L Jackson

22. Peter O'Toole

23. Bill Murray

24. Albert Finney

25. Woody Allen

26. Helen Mirren

27. Christopher Walken

28. Ben Kingsley

29. Lauren Bacall

30. John Hurt