Check out the most popular American stars on Indian shores...
: Pretty much the First Lady with Pitt. The current role model for quite a few of our desi heroines... her hair, make-up and costumes are copied to the last curl.
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Brad Pitt: Adored for his Adonis looks, tabloid titbits and a cool, casual Steve McQueen attitude.
Top winners: Ocean’s 13, Troy, Mr and Mrs Smith.
Daniel Craig: The new 007 still takes time getting used to, but all those posters around town when The Quantum of Solace released made sure this secret agent wouldn’t remain a secret.
Top winners: Casino Royale, The Quantum of Solace.
Sylvester Stallone: He delivered punches with a quiet menace in the Rockys and Rambos and now he’s doing a Hindi movie with our very own Kareena Kapoor. How much more India-friendly could this 53-year-old get!
Top winners: Rambo, Rocky, Cliffhanger.
Sharon Stone: A perennial hottie on the video circuit even in remote villages.
Top winners: Basic Instinct 1 & 2, Sliver.
Jackie Chan: Hong Kong’s successor to Bruce Lee, has combined action and comedy in so many movies that he’s become a local resident. Ask four-and-a-half-minute Mallika Sherawat.
Top winners: Rush Hour 1 and 2, Police Story, The Myth.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: The governor of California is still remembered as the gun-toting robot in Terminator 2. Yup, he’s boss, especially in the small towns.
Top winners: Commando, Terminator 2 and True Lies.
Leonardo DiCaprio: In Hollywood, he could make a movie on global warming and cuddle up with bigtime ramp models but back here, he’s still the blonde cutie who froze to death in the Atlantic for his beloved in Titanic.
Top winners: The Departed, Blood Diamond, Catch Me if You Can and Titanic.
Julia Roberts: She is a brand name with her great smile, willowy frame and efficient histrionics.
Top winners: Pretty Woman, Sleeping with the Enemy, Erin Brockovich, Notting Hill.
Sean Connery: He did several movies after his last Bond flick, Never Say Never Again (1983), the critics love everything he does.
Top winners: Dr No, From Russia with Love, Diamonds Are Forever, Untouchables.
Tom Cruise: Mooned over for his chocolate boy looks and long innings in a variety of roles. Never mind his couch-jumping act at The Oprah Winfrey Show, or a host of Razzy-deserving performances.
Top winners: Mission Impossible, Minority Report, War of the Worlds.