This weekend sees the latest version of Robin Hood hit the big screen, with Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe (Gladiator) teaming up yet again to entertain audiences with a story that's all-too-familiar by now. And it's familiar because Robin Hood has been around for decades, ever since the first recorded Robin Hood rhyme popped up in the 15th century. Through the years, several men have taken on the tough task of portraying the man who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, but when it comes to the movies, it's these five guys who will always stand out.
1. Errol Flynn (The Adventures of Robin Hood, 1938) – This classic Robin Hood film is probably best remembered as being the most fun. Flynn set the standard for actors who would attempt to take on the iconic character moving forward, and while it lacks the big-budgeted effects we've come to expect in recent years, The Adventures of Robin Hood still manages to entertain all these years later with its perfect mix of romance, action and swordplay. In terms of the Robin Hood character, Flynn will always be my favorite.