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

Jane Greer
(1924-2001)
Kathie Moffett in Out of the Past (1947) Janice Bell in They Won't Believe Me (1947)
Joan Graham in The Big Steal (1949)
Hazel Bennett Chaney in Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

Joel Grey
(1932- )
The Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret (1972) Lowenstein in The Seven-Percent Solution (1976)
Chiun in Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

Melanie Griffith
(1957- )
Audrey 'Lulu' Hankel in Something Wild (1986) Delly in Night Moves (1975)
The Hitchhiker in One On One (1977)
Holly in Body Double (1984)
Flossie Devine in The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
Tess McGill in Working Girl (1988)
Maria Ruskin in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Patty Palmer in Pacific Heights (1990)
Lily Reed in Paradise (1991)
Linda Voss in Shining Through (1992)
Emma 'Billy' Dawn in Born Yesterday (1993)
V in Milk Money (1994)
Toby Roebuck in Nobody's Fool (1994)
Tina "Teeny" Tercell in Now and Then (1995)
Charlotte Haze in Lolita (1997)
Nicole Oliver in Celebrity (1998)
Sid in Another Day in Paradise (1998)
Aunt Lucille in Crazy in Alabama (1999)
Honey Whitlock in Cecil B. DeMented (2000)
Lulu McAfee in Forever Lulu (2000)

Alec Guinness
(1914-2000)
Col. Nicholson in The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
and
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi in Star Wars (1977) and the Trilogy
Pocket in Great Expectations (1946)
Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948)
8 Characters including The Duke, The Banker, The Parson, The General, and The Admiral in Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Henry Holland in The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Sidney Stratton in The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Disraeli in The Mudlark (1951)
Gully Jimson in The Horse's Mouth (1953)
Professor Marcus in The Ladykillers (1955)
Lt. Col. Jock Sinclair in Tunes of Glory (1960)
Prince Feisal in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Yefgrav in Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Hitler in Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
Jamesir Bensonmum in Murder By Death (1976)
Godbole in A Passage to India (1984)
William Dorrit in Little Dorrit (1987)

Gene Hackman
(1931- )
Popeye Doyle in The French Connection (1971) Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Gene Garrison in I Never Sang For My Father (1970)
Rev. Frank Scott in The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Harry Caul in The Conversation (1974)
Harry Moseby in Night Moves (1975)
Lex Luthor in Superman: The Movie (1978)
Lex Luthor in Superman II (1980)
Coach Norman Dale in Hoosiers (1986)
David Bryce in No Way Out (1987)
Anderson in Mississippi Burning (1988)
Sheriff "Little Bill" Daggett in Unforgiven (1992)
Avery Tolar in The Firm (1993)
Capt. Frank Ramsey in Crimson Tide (1995)
Harry Zimm in Get Shorty (1995)
Senator Kevin Keeley in The Birdcage (1996)
Brill/Edward Lyle in Enemy of the State (1998)
Jimmy McGinty in The Replacements (2000)
Henry B. Hearst in Under Suspicion (2000)
Reigart in Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
William B. Tensy in Heartbreakers (2001)
Joe Moore in Heist (2001)
Arnold Margolese in The Mexican (2001)
Royal Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Rankin Fitch in Runaway Jury (2003)

Jean Hagen
(1923-1977)
Lina Lamont in Singin' In The Rain (1952) Beryl Caighn in Adam's Rib (1949)
Doll Conovan in The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Frieda Daniels in The Shaggy Dog (1959)
Missy Le Hand in Sunrise at Campobello (1960)

Jack Haley
(1898-1979)
Hickory/The Tin Woodsman in The Wizard of Oz (1939) "Slug" Winston Winters in Pigskin Parade (1936)
Jimmy Dolan in Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)
Joe Jenkins in Pick a Star (1937)
Eddie Kane in Wake Up and Live (1937)
Davey Lane in Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Orville Smithers in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Mike O'Brien in Higher and Higher (1944)

Margaret Hamilton
(1902-1985)
Miss Gulch and The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (1939) Agatha in These Three (1936)
Miss Gideon in My Little Chickadee (1940)
Flora in The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
Tillie Hutch in Wabash Avenue (1950)
Miss Pickett in People Will Talk (1951)
Daphne Heap in Brewster McCloud (1970)

Tom Hanks
(1956- )
Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump (1994) Allen Bauer in Splash (1984)
Josh Baskin in Big (1988)
Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia (1993)
Samuel "Sam" Baldwin in Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Jim Lovell in Apollo 13 (1995)
Voice of Woody in Toy Story (1995),Toy Story 2 (1999), and Toy Story 3 (2010)
Capt. John Miller in Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Joe Fox III in You've Got M@il (1998)
Paul Edgecomb in The Green Mile (1999)
Chuck Noland in Cast Away (2000)
Carl Hanratty in Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Michael Sullivan in Road to Perdition (2002)
Goldthwait Higginson Dorr in The Ladykillers (2004)
Viktor Navorski in The Terminal (2004)
Hero Boy/Father/Conductor/Hobo/Scrooge/Santa Claus in The Polar Express (2004)
Woody Car (voice) in Cars (2006)
Dr. Robert Langdon in The Da Vinci Code (2006), Angels & Demons (2009)
Rep. Charlie Wilson in Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Larry Crowne in Larry Crowne (2011)
Thomas Schell in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

Daryl Hannah
(1960- )
Madison in Splash (1984) Pris in Blade Runner (1982)
Cathy Feathersone in Summer Lovers (1982)
Ayla in The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
Chelsea Deardon in Legal Eagles (1986)
Roxanne Kowalski in Roxanne (1987)
Darien Taylor in Wall Street (1987)
Annelle Dupuy Desoto in Steel Magnolias (1989)
Andy Huben in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Melanie Gustafson in Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Miss Crabtree in The Little Rascals (1994)
Melanie Gustafson in Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Lizzie in My Favorite Martian (1999)
Angel in Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)
Cynthia Carter in A Walk to Remember (2002)
Elle Driver, aka California Mountain Snake in Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003) and in Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004)
Sacred Feather/Sandy in Keeping Up with the Steins (2006)

#22 star
Jean Harlow
(1911-1937)
Vantine in Red Dust (1932) Helen in Hell's Angels (1930)
Ann Schuyler in Platinum Blonde (1931)
Gwen Allen in The Public Enemy (1931)
Lillian Andrews Legendre in Red-Headed Woman (1932)
Lola Burns in Bombshell (1933)
Kitty Packard in Dinner at Eight (1934)
Dolly Portland in China Seas (1935)
Gladys Benton in Libeled Lady (1936)
Carol Clayton in Saratoga (1937)

Woody Harrelson
(1961- )
Mickey Knox in Natural Born Killers (1994)
and
Larry Flynt in The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996)


Krushinski in Wildcats (1986)
Hank Gordon in Doc Hollywood (1991)
Billy Hoyle in White Men Can't Jump (1992)
David Murphy in Indecent Proposal (1993)
Charlie in Money Train (1995)
Roy Munson in Kingpin (1996)
Flynn in Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Sergeant William Schumann in Wag the Dog (1997)
Sgt. Keck in The Thin Red Line (1998)
Ray Pekurny in Edtv (1999)
Vince Boudreau in Play It to the Bone (1999)
Leland Powell in She Hate Me (2004)
Bill White in North Country (2005)
Dusty in A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Ernie Luckman in A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Carson Wells in No Country for Old Men (2007)
Captain Tony Stone in The Messenger (2009)
Tallahassee in Zombieland (2009)
Charlie Frost in 2012 (2009)

Ed Harris
(1950- )
Maj. John Glenn, Jr. in The Right Stuff (1983)

Billy in Knightriders (1981)
Oates in Under Fire (1983)
Wayne Lomax in Places in the Heart (1984)
Shang in Alamo Bay (1985)
Charlie Dick in Sweet Dreams (1985)
Virgil 'Bud' Brigman in The Abyss (1989)
Dave in Jacknife (1989)
Dave Moss in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Wayne Tarrance in The Firm (1993)
Kyle Bodine in China Moon (1994)
Gene Kranz in Apollo 13 (1995)
Blair Sullivan in Just Cause (1995)
E. Howard Hunt in Nixon (1995)
Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel in The Rock (1996)
Seth Frank in Absolute Power (1997)
Luke Harrison in Stepmom (1998)
Christof in The Truman Show (1998)
Father Frank Shore in The Third Miracle (1999)
Jackson Pollock in Pollock (2000)
William Parcher in A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Major Konig in Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Col. Wallace Berman in Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Richard Brown in The Hours (2002)
Lester Farley in The Human Stain (2003)
Coach Jones in Radio (2003)
Carl Fogarty in A History of Violence (2005)
Ludwig van Beethoven in Copying Beethoven (2006)

Det. Remy Bressant in Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Mitch Wilkinson in National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
Charlie Winston in Touching Home (2008)
Virgil Cole in Appaloosa (2008)


Richard Harris
(1932-2002)

King Arthur in Camelot (1967)
and
John Morgan in A Man Called Horse (1970)

Squadron Leader Howard Barnsby in The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Seaman John Mills in Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Frank Machin in This Sporting Life (1963)
Capt. Benjamin Tyreen in Major Dundee (1965)
Cain in The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Rafer Hoxworth in Hawaii (1966)
Oliver Cromwell in Cromwell (1970)
James McParlan/McKenna in The Molly Maguires (1970)
Dr. Jonathan Chamberlain in The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
John Morgan in The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
King Richard in Robin and Marian (1976)
Parker in Tarzan, The Ape Man (1981)
"Bull" McCabe in The Field (1990)
English Bob in Unforgiven (1992)
Paddy O'Neil in Patriot Games (1992)
Andreas Tork in Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
George Adamson in To Walk with Lions (1999)
Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator (2000)
Headmaster Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Faria in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Headmaster Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Sir Rex Harrison
(1908-1990)
Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (1964) Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit (1945)
King Mongkut in Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
The Ghost of Capt. Daniel Gregg in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
Sir Alfred de Carter in Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
Julius Caesar in Cleopatra (1963)
Pope Julius II in The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Dr. John Dolittle in Doctor Dolittle (1967)

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