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

Sir John Gielgud
(1904-2000)
Mr. Hobson in Arthur (1981) Voice of Ghost and Priam in Hamlet (1964, 1996)
Cassius in Julius Caesar (1953)
George, Duke of Clarence in Richard III (1955)
King Louis VII in Becket (1964)
King Henry IV in Chimes at Midnight/Falstaff (1966)
Sir Francis Hinsley in The Loved One (1965)
Beddoes in Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Nerva in Caligula (1977)
Brigadier Tomlinson in The Human Factor (1979)
Carr Gomm in Elephant Man (1980)
Master of Trinity in Chariots of Fire (1981)
Lord Irwin in Gandhi (1982)
Prospero in Prospero's Books (1991)
Prof. Cecil Parks in Shine (1996)
The Pope in Elizabeth (1998)

John Gilbert
(1892-1936)
James Apperson in The Big Parade (1925) Bezano in He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
Prince Danilo Petrovich in The Merry Widow (1925)
Leo von Sellenthin in Flesh and the Devil (1926)
Vronsky in Anna Karenina (1927)
Neville Holderness in A Woman of Affairs (1928)
Don Antonio De la Prada in Queen Christina (1933)

Dorothy Gish
(1898-1968)
Louise Girard in Orphans of the Storm (1922) The Sister (Younger) in An Unseen Enemy (1912)
The Crippled Beggar in Judith of Bethulia (1914)
The Little Disturber in Hearts of the World (1918)
Flapper in The Country Flapper (1922)
Tessa in Romola (1925)
Nell Gwyn in Nell Gwyn (1926)
Mrs. Otis Skinner in Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944)
Mrs. Doubleday in The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951)

#17 star
Lillian Gish
(1896-1993)
Lucy Burrows in Broken Blossoms (1919)
and
Letty Mason in The Wind (1928)
A Young Mother in Judith of Bethulia (1914)
Elsie Stoneman in The Birth of a Nation (1915)
The Woman Who Rocks the Cradle in Intolerance (1916)
Susie May Trueheart in True Heart Susie (1919)
Anna Moore in Way Down East (1920)
Henriette Girard in Orphans of the Storm (1922)
Mimi in La Boheme (1926)
Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter (1926)
Mrs. Alice Hunter in His Double Life (1933)
Laura Belle McCanles in Duel in the Sun (1946)
Mother Mary of Mercy in Portrait of Jennie (1948)
Victoria Inch in The Cobweb (1955)
Rachel in The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Sarah Webber in The Whales of August (1987)

Jackie Gleason
(1916-1987)
Minnesota Fats in The Hustler (1961)
and
Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners
(TV show from 1954-1956)
and
The Jackie Gleason Show
(TV show from 1953-1957, 1966-1970)


Maish Rennick in Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
Walter Hollander in Don't Drink the Water (1969)
Sheriff Buford T. Justice in Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)
U.S. Bates in The Toy (1980)
Max Basner in Nothing in Common (1986)


Danny Glover
(1947- )
Det. Sgt. Roger Murtaugh in:

Lethal Weapon (1987)
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Inmate in Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Moze in Places in the Heart (1984)
Albert in The Color Purple (1985)
Malachi 'Mal' Johnson in Silverado (1985)
McFee in Witness (1985)
Capt. Bartholomew Clark in Bat*21 (1988)
Lt. Mike Harrigan in Predator 2 (1990)
Simon in Grand Canyon (1991)
Harry Mention in To Sleep with Anger (1991)
Micah Mangena in Bopha! (1993)
George Knox in Angels in the Outfield (1994)
Judge Tyrone Kipler in The Rainmaker (1997)
Paul D. Garner in Beloved (1998)
Henry Sherman in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Detective David Tapp in Saw (2004)
Jake Neeley in Missing in America (2005)
Marty Madison in Dreamgirls (2006)

Paulette Goddard
(1905-1990)
The Gamine in Modern Times (1936) Miriam Aarons in The Women (1939)
Hannah in The Great Dictator (1940)
Gwen Saunders in Nothing But the Truth (1941)
Loxi Claiborne in Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Lt. Joan O'Doul in So Proudly We Hail (1943)
Abigail Martha Hale in Unconquered (1947)

Whoopi Goldberg
(1949- )
Oda Mae Brown in Ghost (1990) Celie in The Color Purple (1985)
Teresa 'Terry' Dolittle in Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
Odessa Cotter in The Long Walk Home (1990)
Rose Schwartz in Soapdish (1991)
Detective Susan Avery in The Player (1992)
Mary Masembuko in Sarafina! (1992)
Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence in Sister Act (1992)
Sarah Mathews in Made in America (1993)
Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
Corrina Washington in Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Buckwheat's mother in The Little Rascals (1994)
Guinan in Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Vera Baker in Rat Race (2001)
Guinan in Star Trek X: Nemesis (2002)

Elliott Gould
(1938- )
Trapper John in M*A*S*H (1970) Ted in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
Harry Bailey in Getting Straight (1970)
David Kovac in The Touch (1971)
Philip Marlowe in The Long Goodbye (1973)
Charlie Waters in California Split (1974)
Himself in Nashville (1975)
Robert Caulfield in Capricorn One (1977)
Miles Cullen in The Silent Partner (1978)
Harry Greenberg in Bugsy (1991)
Grover's Dad in Kicking and Screaming (1995)

Betty Grable
(1916-1973)
Loco Dempsey in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Glenda Crawford in Down Argentine Way (1940)
Jill Lynn in I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
Kay Latimer in Moon Over Miami (1941)
Vicky Lane in Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
Carol Brown in A Yank in the RAF (1942)
Lorry Jones in Pin-Up Girl (1944)
Jenny Dolly in The Dolly Sisters (1946)
Freddie Jones/ Hilda Swandumper in The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)

Gloria Grahame
(1924-1981)
Laurel Gray in In a Lonely Place (1950) Violet in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Ginny Tremaine in Crossfire (1947)
Rosemary Bartlow in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
Irene Neves in Sudden Fear (1952)
Angel in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Debby Marsh in The Big Heat (1953)
Vicki Buckley in Human Desire (1954)
Harriet Lang in Not as a Stranger (1955)
Ado Annie Carnes in Oklahoma! (1955)
Lucy Sherwood in The Man Who Never Was (1956)

Farley Granger
(1925-2011)
Guy Haines in Strangers on a Train (1951) Phillip Morgan in Rope (1948)
Bowie in They Live By Night (1949)

Stewart Granger
(1913-1993)
Alan Quartermaine in King Solomon's Mines (1950) Sub-Lt. Jackson in Secret Mission (1942)
Apollodorus in Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
Hugh Davin in Captain Boycott (1947)
Rudolf Rassendyll/King Rudolf V in The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
Andre Moreau in Scaramouche (1952)
Commander Claudius in Salome (1953)
Captain George Brummel in Beau Brummel (1954)
Jeremy Fox in Moonfleet (1955)
Col. Rodney Savage in Bhowani Junction (1956)
Sandy McKenzie in The Last Hunt (1956)
George Pratt in North to Alaska (1960)
Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
Miles Gilchrist in The Last Safari (1967)

#2 star
Cary Grant
(1904-1986)
David Huxley in Bringing Up Baby (1938)
and
Roger Thornhill in North by Northwest (1959)
Capt. Cummings in She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Jimmy Monkley in Sylvia Scarlett (1936)
Jerry Warriner in The Awful Truth (1937)
George Kerby in Topper (1937)
Johnny Case in Holiday (1938)
Sgt. Cutter in Gunga Din (1939)
Geoff Carter in Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Walter Burns in His Girl Friday (1940)
Nick Arden in My Favorite Wife (1940)
Dexter Haven in The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Johnnie Aysgarth in Suspicion (1941)
Leopold Dilg in The Talk of the Town (1942)
Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Ernie Mott in None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
Devlin in Notorious (1946)
Dudley in The Bishop's Wife (1947)
John Robie in To Catch a Thief (1955)
Nickie Ferrante in An Affair to Remember (1957)
Peter Joshua in Charade (1963)

Hugh Grant
(1960- )
Charles in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) Clive Durham in Maurice (1987)
Reginald Cardinal in The Remains of the Day (1993)
Rev. Anthony Campion in Sirens (1994)
Samuel Faulkner in Nine Months (1995)
Edward Ferrars in Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Dr. Guy Luthan in Extreme Measures (1996)
Michael Felgate in Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
William Thacker in Notting Hill (1999)
David Grant in Small Time Crooks (2000)
Daniel Cleaver in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Will Freeman in About a Boy (2002)
George Wade in Two Weeks Notice (2002)
The Prime Minister in Love Actually (2003)
Daniel Cleaver in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Martin Tweed in American Dreamz (2006)
Alex Fletcher in Music and Lyrics (2007)

Sydney Greenstreet
(1879-1954)
Kasper Gutman, The Fat Man in The Maltese Falcon (1941) Senor Ferrari in Casablanca (1942)
Dr. Lorenz in Across the Pacific (1942)
Thompson in Between Two Worlds (1944)
Alexander Yardley in Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Sheriff Titus Semple in Flamingo Road (1949)

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