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

Edward Arnold
(1890-1956)
Jim Taylor in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Big Bill Barton in I'm No Angel (1935)
Diamond Jim Brady in Diamond Jim (1935)
Barney Glasgow in Come and Get It (1936)
Anthony P. Kirby in You Can't Take It With You (1938)
Daniel Webster in The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)
D. B. Norton in Meet John Doe (1941)

Jean Arthur
(1905-1991)
Saunders in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Wilhelmina "Bill" Clark in The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
Calamity Jane in The Plainsman (1936)
Babe Bennett in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Irene Vail in History is Made at Night (1937)
Mary Smith in Easy Living (1937)
Alice Sycamore in You Can't Take It With You (1938)
Bonnie Lee in Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Mary in The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
Nora Shelley in The Talk of the Town (1942)
Connie Milligan in The More the Merrier (1943)
Phoebe Frost in A Foreign Affair (1948)
Marion Starrett in Shane (1953)

#5 star
Fred Astaire
(1899-1987)
Tony Hunter in The Band Wagon (1953) Jerry Halliday in A Damsel in Distress (1937)
Johnny Brett in Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
Bob Curtis in You'll Never Get Rich (1941)
Ted Hanover in Holiday Inn (1942)
Robert Davis in You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
Fred Astaire/Raffles/Tai Long in Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
Don Hewes in Easter Parade (1948)
Bert Kalmer in Three Little Words (1950)
Tom Bowen in Royal Wedding (1951)
Dick Avery in Funny Face (1957)
Steve Canfield in Silk Stockings (1957)
Julian Osborne in On the Beach (1959)
Finian McLonergan in Finian's Rainbow (1968)
Harlee Claiborne in The Towering Inferno (1974)

#5 star
Fred Astaire
(1899-1987)
with
#14 star
Ginger Rogers
(1911-1995)

Jerry Travers and Dale Tremont in Top Hat (1935)
and
John (Lucky) Garnett and Penelope (Penny) Carroll in Swing Time (1936)

Fred Ayres and Honey Hale in Flying Down to Rio (1933)
Guy Holden and Mimi in The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Huckleberry 'Huck' Haines and Scharwenka (aka Lizzie Gatz) in Roberta (1935)
Bake Baker and Sherry Martin in Follow the Fleet (1936)
Petrov (Thompson) and Linda Keene in Shall We Dance? (1937)
Dr. Tony Flagg and Amanda Cooper in Carefree (1938)
Vernon Castle and Irene Castle in The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
Josh Barkley and Dinah Barkley in The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)

Mary Astor
(1906-1987)
Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon (1941) Lady Margery Alvanley in Beau Brummel (1924)
Barbara Willis in Red Dust (1932)
Ruth Wayburn in The Little Giant (1933)
Edith Cortright in Dodsworth (1936)
Antoinette de Mauban in The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Mme. Germaine DeLaage in The Hurricane (1937)
Sandra Kovak in The Great Lie (1941)
Alberta Marlow in Across the Pacific (1942)
Princess Centimillia in The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Mrs. Anne Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Marmee March in Little Women (1949)
Mrs. Jewell Mayhew in Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1965)

Gene Autry
(1907-1998)
B-westerns of the 1930s and 1940s
and
The Gene Autry Show (TV from 1950-1956)
Gene Autry in The Phantom Empire (1935)
Gene in Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1935)
Gene in The Singing Cowboy (1936)
Gene Autry in Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm (1937)
Gene in Round-up Time in Texas (1937)
Himself in Springtime in the Rockies (1937)
Gene in Gold Mine in the Sky (1938)
Gene in In Old Monterey (1939)
Gene in Mexicali Rose (1939)
Gene in South of the Border (1939)
Himself in Melody Ranch (1940)
Himself in Back in the Saddle (1941)
Himself in Ridin' on a Rainbow (1941)
Himself in Sierra Sue (1941)
Himself in The Last Round-up (1947)
Himself in Riders in the Sky (1949)

Lew Ayres
(1908-1996)
Paul Baumer in All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Ned Seton in Holiday (1938)
Dr. James 'Jimmy' Kildare in Young Dr. Kildare (1938)
Dr. Scott Elliott in The Dark Mirror (1946)
Dr. Robert Richardson in Johnny Belinda (1948)
Vice President Harley Hudson in Advise and Consent (1962)
'Mac' McAllister in The Carpetbaggers (1964)

#20 star
Lauren Bacall
(1924-2014)
"Slim" Marie Browning in To Have and Have Not (1944) Vivian Sternwood Rutledge in The Big Sleep (1946)
Irene Jansen in Dark Passage (1947)
Nora Temple in Key Largo (1948)
Amy North in Young Man With a Horn (1950)
Schatze Page in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
Lucy Moore Hadley in Written on the Wind (1956)
Marilla Hagen in Designing Woman (1957)
Elaine Sampson in Harper (1966)
Bond Rogers in The Shootist (1976)
Marcia Sindell in Misery (1990)
Hannah Morgan in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Sonia in Le Jour et La Nuit (1997)
Countess Camilla Volta in The Venice Project (1999)
Mado Remei in Presence of Mind (1999)
May in The Limit (2003)
Ma Ginger in Dogville (2003)
Eleanor in Birth (2004)

Kevin Bacon
(1958- )
Ren McCormack in Footloose (1984) Jack in Friday the 13th (1980)
Timothy Fenwick, Jr. in Diner (1982)
Jefferson "Jake" Briggs in She's Having a Baby (1988)
David Labraccio in Flatliners (1990)
Willie O'Keefe in JFK (1991)
Valentine McKee in Tremors (1991)
Capt. Jack Ross in A Few Good Men (1992)
Wade in The River Wild (1994)
Jack Swigert in Apollo 13 (1995)
Henri Young in Murder in the First (1995)
Ray Duquette in Wild Things (1998)
Sebastian Caine in Hollow Man (2000)
John Graham in In the Cut (2003)
Sean Devine in Mystic River (2003)
Walter in The Woodsman (2004)
Lanny in Where the Truth Lies (2005)
Jack Brennan in Frost/Nixon (2008)

Carroll Baker
(1931- )
"Baby Doll" in Baby Doll (1956) Luz Benedict II in Giant (1956)
Pat Terrill in The Big Country (1958)
Mary Ann Robinson in Something Wild (1961)
Deborah Wright in Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Rina Marlowe in The Carpetbaggers (1964)
Veronica in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Hazel Aiken in Bad (1977)
Helen Curtis in The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
Dorothy's mother in Star 80 (1983)
Ilsa in The Game (1997)

Lucille Ball
(1911-1989)
Tacy Collini in The Long, Long Trailer (1954)
and
Lucy Ricardo in TV's I Love Lucy (1951-57)
Kitty Collins in Follow the Fleet (1936)
Judy Canfield in Stage Door (1937)
Christine Marlowe in Room Service (1938)
Peggy Nolan in Five Came Back (1939)
Bubbles (aka Tiger Lily White) in Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
Gloria in The Big Street (1942)
Lucille in Best Foot Forward (1943)
May Daly/Madame DuBarry in DuBarry Was A Lady (1943)
Kitty Trimble in Without Love (1945)
Kathleen in The Dark Corner (1946)
Specialty in Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
Sandra Carpenter in Lured (1947)
Anne in Easy Living (1949)
Gladys O'Neill in Sorrowful Jones (1949)
Agatha Floud in Fancy Pants (1950)
Sally Elliot in The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)
Susan Vega in Forever Darling (1956)
Helen North Beardsley in Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
Mame Dennis in Mame (1974)

Anne Bancroft
(1931-2005)
Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker (1962)
and
Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967) (tie)
Jo Armitage in The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Inge Dyson in The Slender Thread (1965)
Dr. D.R. Cartwright in 7 Women (1966)
Jenny (Lady Randolph) Churchill in Young Winston (1972)
Edna in The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1974)
Emma in The Turning Point (1977)
Mrs. Kendal in The Elephant Man (1980)
Anna Bronski in To Be or Not to Be (1983)
Estelle Rolfe in Garbo Talks (1984)
Sister Miriam Ruth in Agnes of God (1985)
Helene Hanff in 84 Charing Cross Road (1986)
Thelma Cates in 'Night Mother (1986)
Bea Singer in Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
Madame Ruth in Love Potion No. 9 (1992)
Mrs. Kennsinger in Malice (1993)
Amanda in Point of No Return (1993)
Dr. Catherine Holland in Mr. Jones (1993)
Mrs. Adele Larson in Home for the Holidays (1995)
Gladys Joe Cleary in How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Sen. Lillian DeHaven in G.I. Jane (1997)
Ruth Schram in Keeping the Faith (2000)
Princess San Ferdinando in Up at the Villa (2000)
Gloria Vogal/Barbara in Heartbreakers (2001)

Tallulah Bankhead
(1903-1968)
Constance "Connie" Porter in Lifeboat (1944) Pauline Sturm in The Devil and the Deep (1932)
Herself in Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Catherine the Great in A Royal Scandal (1945)
Mrs. Trefoile in Fanatic (aka Die! Die! My Darling!) (1965)

Vilma Banky
(1898-1991)
Yasmin in The Son of the Sheik (1926) Mascha Troekouroff in The Eagle (1925)
Kitty Vane in The Dark Angel (1925)
Barbara Worth in The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926)

Theda Bara
(1890-1955)
The Vampire in A Fool There Was (1915) Carmen in Carmen (1915)
Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (1916)
Cigarette in Under Two Flags (1916)
Laura Bruffins in The Eternal Sappho (1916)
Cleopatra in Cleopatra (1917)
Marguerite Gauthier in Camille (1917)
Jeanne Vaubernier in Madame Du Barry (1918)
Salome in Salome (1918)
Kathleen Cavanagh in Kathleen Mavourneed (1919)
Madame Mystery in Madame Mystery (1926)

Brigitte Bardot
(1934- )
Juliete Hardy in And God Created Woman (1956) Brigitte Laurier in Une parisienne (1957)
Ursula in The Night Heaven Fell (1957)
Jill in A Very Private Affair (1961)
Camille Javal in Contempt (1963)
Maria II in Viva Maria! (1965)
Countess Irini Lazaar in Shalako (1968)
Jeanne in Don Juan 73 (1973)

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