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Leo the Lion
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    (1928- )
    Icon for Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) movie studios
    Original Leo was portrayed by Slats
    Slats died about 1936
    Original trainer was Volney Phifer
    Jackie, Tanner and Jackie II all portrayed Leo
    The live lion was replaced by a stylized graphic.
    Kirk Kerkovian purchased MGM and basically raped the studio by selling off memorabilia and acres of studio lots to build the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas.
    By 1979, MGM was primarily a hotel business and stopped filming movies.
    MGM and United Artists' film libraries were purchased by Ted Turner.
    Turner caused controversy among film purists when he began colorizing the library of films (Bruce likes colorized films, Marc hates them).
    Leo the lion's logo was removed from the studios property (1986).
    Leo is trained to turn his head and roar on command.
    The circular frame around Leo's head says 'Ars Gratia Artis (Art For Art's Sake).'
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 219 Votes: 55.25% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 498 Votes: 50.40% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 115 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 13 Votes: 30.77% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 81 Votes: 39.51% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 75 Votes: 48.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 23.53% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 90 Votes: 62.22% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 89 Votes: 37.08% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 58 Votes: 32.76% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 205 Votes: 44.88% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 333 Votes: 42.64% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 400 Votes: 42.75% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 463 Votes: 41.25% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1227 Votes: 42.79% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 6587 Votes: 35.21% Annoying
 
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