Bruce LeeChina is waxing philatelical with the issue of postage stamps honoring (among many others) three modern icons of Chinese cinema -- Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and the super-cool Chow Yun-Fat. The stamps are part of a collection celebrating Chinese cinema's 100th anniversary, and feature mini biographies and filmographies (they would have to be very mini to fit on a postage stamp). Some films that the collection also celebrates are Fist Of Fury, Hero, Farewell My Concubine and Infernal Affairs (I doubt that China will issue a stamp commemorating another great recent "fiction", The Tienanmen Square Massacre.)

In the United States, a person must have been dead for 10 years before the United States Postal Service (USPS) will consider stamphood (1 year for late Presidents). In San Francisco, a movement is under way to pay props to late Grateful Dead frontman, Jerry Garcia, who is just now eligible (the article describes the selection process). Recently, the USPS has honored the likes of composer Henry Mancini and all-around sillyheart, Dr. Seuss.

What American movie icons should get licked next (and why)?
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