Greatest Film Stars
Greatest Roles & Filmographies


Greatest Film Stars - Roles and Filmographies
(alphabetical, by last name)
Introduction | A1 | A2-B1 | B2 | B3 | B4 | B5-C1 | C2 | C3 | C4-D1 | D2 | D3
D4-F1 | F2 | F3-G1 | G2 | G3-H1 | H2 | H3 | H4-J1 | J2-K1
K2-L1 | L2 | L3-M1 | M2 | M3 | M4 | N | O-P1 | P2 | P3-R1 | R2
R3 | R4-S1 | S2 | S3 | S4-T1 | T2 | U-W1 | W2 | W3-Z



Greatest Film Star Roles and Filmographies
Actor or Actress
Definitive Screen Role Other Great Film Roles

Glenn Ford
(1916-2006)
Johnny Farrell in Gilda (1946) Bill Emerson in A Stolen Life (1946)
Dave Bannion in The Big Heat (1953)
Richard Dadier in Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Capt. Fisby in The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
Ben Wade in 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Elliott Nash in The Gazebo (1959)
"Dave the Dude" Conway in Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Tom Corbett in The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
Raymond A. Spruance in Midway (1976)
Jonathan Kent in Superman (1978)

Harrison Ford
(1942- )

Indiana Jones in

Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

Bob Falfa in American Graffiti (1973)
Martin Stett in The Conversation (1974)
Lt. Col. Mike Barnsby in Force 10 From Navarone (1978)
David Halloran in Hanover Street (1979)
Rick Deckard in Blade Runner (1982)
John Book in Witness (1985)
Allie Fox in The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Dr. Richard Walker in Frantic (1988)
Jack Trainer in Working Girl (1988)
Rusty Sabich in Presumed Innocent (1990)
Dr. John 'Jack' P. Ryan in Patriot Games (1992)
Dr. Richard Kimble in The Fugitive (1993)
Dr. John 'Jack' P. Ryan in Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Linus Larrabee in Sabrina (1995)
Tom O'Meara in The Devil's Own (1997)
President James Marshall in Air Force One (1997)
Quinn Harris in Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
Sgt. William "Dutch" Van Den Broeck in Random Hearts (1999)
Dr. Norman Spencer in What Lies Beneath (2000)
Captain Alexi Vostrikov in K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Sgt. Joe Gavilan in Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Jack Stanfield in Firewall (2006)

Jodie Foster
(1962- )
Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Rynn in The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
Iris Steensman in Taxi Driver (1976)
Sarah Tobias in The Accused (1988)
Dede Tate in Little Man Tate (1991)
Laurel Sommersby in Sommersby (1993)
Annabelle Bransford in Maverick (1994)
Nell Kellty in Nell (1994)
Dr. Eleanor Ann "Ellie" Arroway in Contact (1997)
Anna Leonowens in Anna and the King (1999)
Sister Assumpta in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
Meg Altman in Panic Room (2002)
Kyle Pratt in Flightplan (2005)
Madeleine White in Inside Man (2006)
Erica Bain in The Brave One (2007)
Alexandra Rover in Nim's Island (2008)
Meredith Black in The Beaver (2011)
Penelope Longstreet in Carnage (2011)

Michael J. Fox
(1961- )

Marty McFly in:

Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future II (1989)
Back to the Future III (1990)

Dr. Benjamin Stone in Doc Hollywood (1991)
Frank Bannister in The Frighteners (1996)
Jason Stone in Mars Attacks! (1996)
Stuart Little (voice) in Stuart Little (1999), Stuart Little 2 (2002), and Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005)

Kay Francis
(1903-1968)
Mariette Colet in Trouble in Paradise (1932) Penelope in The Cocoanuts (1929)
Joan Ames in One Way Passage (1932)
Elena in British Agent (1934)

Morgan Freeman
(1937- )
Hoke Colburn in Driving Miss Daisy (1989) Fast Black in Street Smart (1987)
Joe Clark in Lean on Me (1989)
John Rawlins in Glory (1989)
Azeem in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Ned Logan in Unforgiven (1992)
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Brigadier General Billy Ford in Outbreak (1995)
Det. Lt. William Somerset in Se7en (1995)
Dr. Alex Cross in Kiss the Girls (1997)
Theodore Joadson in Amistad (1997)
President Tom Beck in Deep Impact (1998)
Charlie in Nurse Betty (2000)
Capt. Victor Benezet in Under Suspicion (2000)
Dr. Alex Cross in Along Came a Spider (2001)
Grimes in High Crimes (2002)
DCI William Cabot in The Sum of All Fears (2002)
God in Bruce Almighty (2003) and Evan Almighty (2007)
Police Lieutenant Redding in Guilty by Association (2003)
Miles Evans in Levity (2003)
Col. Abraham Curtis in Dreamcatcher (2003)
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris in Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Lucius Fox in Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Moses Ashford in Edison Force (2005)
Mitch Bradley in An Unfinished Life (2005)
The Boss in Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Carter Chambers in The Bucket List (2007)
Nelson Mandela in Invictus (2009)
Joe Matheson in Red (2010)
Dr. Cameron McCarthy in Dolphin Tale (2011)

Annette Funicello
(1942- )
AND
Frankie Avalon
(1939- )
Dee Dee and Frankie in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) Dolores and Frankie in Beach Party (1963)
Dee Dee and Frankie/Potato Bug in Bikini Beach (1964)
Dee Dee and Frankie in Muscle Beach Party (1964)
Connie and Frankie (cameo) in Pajama Party (1964)
Annette and Craig Gamble in Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
Dee Dee and Frankie (unbilled) in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)
Annette and Todd Armstrong/Jane in Ski Party (1965)
Jane and Dave in Fireball 500 (1966)
Annette and Annette's Husband in Back to the Beach (1987)

# 7 star
Clark Gable
(1901-1960)
Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind (1939) Ace Wilfong in A Free Soul (1931)
Jerry "Babe" Stewart in No Man of Her Own (1932)
Dennis Carson in Red Dust (1932)
Patch Gallagher in Dancing Lady (1933)
Peter Warne in It Happened One Night (1934)
Blackie Gallagher in Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Blackie Norton in San Francisco (1936)
Big John McMasters in Boom Town (1940)
Victor Marswell in Mogambo (1953)
Comm. Richardson in Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
Gay Langland in The Misfits (1961)

#5 star
Greta Garbo
(1905-1990)
Marguerite in Camille (1936)
and
Ninotchka (Lena Yakushova) in Ninotchka (1939)
Elena in The Temptress (1926)
Felicitas von Kletzingk in Flesh and the Devil (1926)
Anna Karenina in Love (1927)
Diana Merrick in A Woman of Affairs (1928)
Anna Christie in Anna Christie (1930)
Grusinskaya in Grand Hotel (1932)
Queen Christina in Queen Christina (1933)
Anna Karenina in Anna Karenina (1935)
Karin Borg Blake/Katherine Borg in Two-Faced Woman (1941)

#25 star
Ava Gardner
(1922-1990)
Kitty Collins in The Killers (1946) Venus in One Touch of Venus (1948)
Julie LaVerne in Show Boat (1951)
Eloise "Honey Bear" Kelly in Mogambo (1953)
Marie Vargas in The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
Lady Brett Ashley in The Sun Also Rises (1957)
Moira Davidson in On The Beach (1959)
Maxine Faulk in The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Eleanor "Ellie" Holbrook in Seven Days in May (1964)

John Garfield
(1913-1952)
Frank Chambers in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
and
Joe Morse in Force of Evil (1948)
Mickey Borden in Four Daughters (1938)
George Leach in The Sea Wolf (1941)
Wolf in Destination Tokyo (1943)
Al Schmid in Pride of the Marines (1945)
Paul Boray in Humoresque (1946)
Dave Goldman in Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Charlie Davis in Body and Soul (1947)
Tony Fenner in We Were Strangers (1949)

#8 star
Judy Garland
(1922-1969)
Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
and
Esther Blodgett (Vicki Lester) in A Star is Born (1954)
Betty Clayton in Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
Betsy Booth in Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)
Patsy Barton in Babes in Arms (1939)
Susan Gallagher in Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Jo Hayden in For Me and My Gal (1942)
Esther Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Alice Mayberry in The Clock (1945)
Susan Harvey in The Harvey Girls (1946)
Hannah Brown in Easter Parade (1948)
Manuela in The Pirate (1948)
Irene Hoffman in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

James Garner
(1928- )

Jason McCullough in Support Your Local Sheriff (1969)
and
Murphy Jones in Murphy's Romance (1985)

also Bret Maverick in TV's Maverick (1957-1960, 1981-1982)

Capt. Mike Bailey in Sayonara (1957)
Cash McCall in Cash McCall (1959)
Doctor Joe Cardin in The Children's Hour (1961)
Flt. Lieut. Bob Anthony Hendley in The Great Escape (1963)
Nicholas Arden in Move Over, Darling (1963)
Dr. Gerald Boyer in The Thrill of It All (1963)
Henry Tyroon in The Wheeler Dealers (1963)
Lieut. Comm. Charles E. Madison in The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Jess Remsberg in Duel at Diablo (1966)
Pete Aron in Grand Prix (1966)
Wyatt Earp in Hour of the Gun (1967)
Philip Marlowe in Marlowe (1969)
Latigo in Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)
King Marchand in Victor/Victoria (1982)
Zack in Tank (1984)
Zane Cooper in Maverick (1994)
Tank Sullivan in Space Cowboys (2000)
Shep Walker in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Duke in The Notebook (2004)

Greer Garson
(1908-1996)
Kay Miniver in Mrs. Miniver (1942) Katherine Ellis/Chipping in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Paula Ridgeway/Margaret in Random Harvest (1942)
Madame Marie Curie in Madame Curie (1943)
Mary Rafferty in The Valley of Decision (1945)
Irene Forsyte in That Forsyte Woman (1949)
Calpurnia in Julius Caesar (1953)
Eleanor Roosevelt in Sunrise at Campobello (1960)

Janet Gaynor
(1906-1984)
The Wife in Sunrise (1927) Diane in Seventh Heaven (1927)
Angela in Street Angel (1928)
Molly Carr in Sunny Side Up (1929)
Margy Frake in State Fair (1933)
Esther Blodgett (Vicki Lester) in A Star is Born (1937)

Richard Gere
(1949- )
Zack Mayo in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) Tony Lopanto in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Bill in Days of Heaven (1978)
Julian Kaye in American Gigolo (1980)
Dixie Dwyer in The Cotton Club (1984)
Dennis Peck in Internal Affairs (1990)
Edward Lewis in Pretty Woman (1990)
John Robert 'Jack' Sommersby in Sommersby (1993)
Lancelot in First Knight (1995)
Martin 'Marty' Vail in Primal Fear (1996)
Declan Mulqueen in The Jackal (1997)
Ike Graham in Runaway Bride (1999)
Will Keane in Autumn in New York (2000)
Dr. Sullivan Travis in Dr. T & the Women (2000)
Billy Flynn in Chicago (2002)
Edward Sumner in Unfaithful (2002)
John Clark in Shall We Dance (2004)
Saul in Bee Season (2005)
Clifford Irving in The Hoax (2006)

Simon Hunt in The Hunting Party (2007)
Dr. Paul Flanner in Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

Mel Gibson
(1956- )

'Mad' Max (Rockatansky) in Mad Max (1979), Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior) (1981), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
and
Det. Sgt. Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon (1987), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

Frank Dunne in Gallipoli (1981)
Guy Hamilton in The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Fletcher Christian in The Bounty (1984)
Hamlet in Hamlet (1990)
Bret Maverick in Maverick (1994)
William Wallace in Braveheart (1995)
Tom Mullen in Ransom (1996)
Jerry Fletcher in Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Porter in Payback (1999)
Rocky (voice) in Chicken Run (2000)
Col. Benjamin Martin in The Patriot (2000)
Nick Marshall in What Women Want (2000)
Rev. Graham Hess in Signs (2002)
Lt. Col. Hal Moore in We Were Soldiers (2002)
Dr. Gibbon in The Singing Detective (2003)
Thomas Craven in Edge of Darkness (2010)
Walter Black in The Beaver (2011)

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