Live Poll: The Best Robin Hood

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Robin Hood is a popular heroic outlaw originally depicted in English folklore who became legendary for having robbed from the rich and given to the poor.

Numerous variations and adaptations of the story have been filmed over the last century. Which actor (*) played the character of Robin of Loxley best?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047085521/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/2DzpRsUOvK0/

(*) non-animated feature films only
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leavey-2, I guess you meant Robin of Locksley? ;)
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Both are correct. In the latest Robin Hood (2018) and in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood (2010) with Russell Crowe, it is written as Robin of Loxley but for example in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) it is written as Robin of Locksley.





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FYI:
According to German Wikipedia, Robin of Locksley is a fictional character, a legend nobody knows, if there was a real aristocrat. In literary reception, Joseph Ritson (1752-1803 A.D.) collected all ballads he could find and made 1795 A.D. an anthology of it. From there on the legend was born. Ritsons book influenced the 1819 A.D. released book 'Ivanhoe', where Robin of Locksley takes the side of Richard the Lionheart against the ursupation-attempts of his brother John. He is portrayed as yeoman in this novel. I've never read that, just knowledge from wikipedia. There were many attempts to find out, if there really was a Robin of Locksley, historians tried to find out, but it wasn't clear if there was a real person who inspired the ballads.
I guess making Locksley to Loxley may just be induced by Hollywood. I've seen, in the newest movie he is called Loxley.

Conclusion:
You can call him like you want, when it comes to the Hollywood movies. :D
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I just read in the English Wikipedia, that there is the town Loxley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire at 16th century, 15xx. A.D. from 15xx to 1795 there may be changes in the language, because that might be more then 200 years! When you see how languages changed in only the last 20 years. So both spellings may be right. Maybe the newer spelling could be the more proper spelling. It's interesting what can be found with a little investigation. So maybe my first intention can be false. ;)
And so it may be counted to Hollywood to have found the proper spelling at the time the legend was just a ballad.

P.S.:
Loxley now is a suburb of Sheffield, Yorkshire.
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From the heart of Loxley to the middle of Nottingham the distance is about 55km as the crow flies, Google Maps reveals. That's a day trip on horse. Seems plausible.
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Hi, leavey-2
I hope it becomes a poll soon. It's nice. For me it's hard to decide between Costner's and Brooks' 'Robin Hood'. Both were entertaining in their own way. Since Brooks' 'Robin Hood', I always look another way at Costner's. Even when the Cameo of the most admired Scot in Costner's 'Robin Hood' at the end had hilarious reactions in the cinema. Most people clapped their hands for a minute. That was an event I'll never forget. ;)
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Congratulations! I voted for Mr. Costner.
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Thanks!
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