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Can You Guess the Most Famous Star From Colorado and 11 Other States?

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Over the years, we've measured Colorado fame in a number of ways.

Popular posts include one focusing on ten of Colorado's most famous actors...and Kristin Cavallari, as well as the top ten celebrity Denver Broncos fans and even the ten most notable people to die in Colorado.

But who's the single most famous actor or actress from our fair state right now?

USA Today set out to find the answer to that question for Colorado and the 49 other states "based on a weighted average of an actor's Wikipedia pageviews from February 20 to March 20, the number of awards they have been nominated for, and the total number of IMDb reviews of the movies and TV shows they've been in."

We were definitely surprised by a lot of the answers. Note that the most famous actor from Vermont will likely go unrecognized by anyone under age sixty — and you may have to look twice at Wyoming's biggest star, given his low profile in the years since his most popular show has been off the air.

Below, see the photo-illustrated answers for twelve states, including Colorado, complete with the winner's birthplace and the "actor score" according to USA Today. (Only one person landed a perfect 100.) To see the complete post, click here.


Aaron Paul

Birthplace: Emmett, Idaho

Score: 85


Julianne Moore

Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina

Score: 94.3


Ty Burrell

Birthplace: Grant's Pass, Oregon

Score: 77.3


Morgan Freeman

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

Score: 98


Neil Patrick Harris

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Score: 91


Oprah Winfrey

Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi

Score: 90

Continue to learn about the most famous people in six more states, including Colorado.


Robert De Niro

Birthplace: New York, New York

Score: 99


Matthew Fox

Birthplace: Crowheart, Wyoming

Score: 55.6


Julia Roberts

Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia

Score: 95


Orson Bean

Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont

Score: 32.6


Leonardo DiCaprio

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Score: 100


Tim Allen

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado

Score: 85.3

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