Cruise popular but irritating
However, the famous, but diminutive Oscar winner, was also voted the most irritating.
The survey carried out by Empire magazine named Kate Winslet (Finding Neverland, Iris, Enigma) the nation's favourite actress ahead of other bright stars such as Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Jodie Foster and Julia Roberts.
Other male movie stars in the top five included Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford and Al Pacino.
In the poll of 10,000 movie goers, Steven Spielberg was named favourite director and Steve Buscemi was named movie's top unsung hero.
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