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

Hope Lange
(1931-2003)
Selena Cross in Peyton Place (1957) Elma Duckworth in Bus Stop (1956)
Zee in The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
Hope Plowman in The Young Lions (1958)
Caroline Bender in The Best of Everything (1959)
Elizabeth "Queenie" Martin in Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Joanna Kersey in Death Wish (1974)
Mrs. Walsh in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
Mrs. Williams in Blue Velvet (1986)
Sen. Mayo in Clear and Present Danger (1994)

Jessica Lange
(1949- )
Julie in Tootsie (1982) Dwan in King Kong (1976)
Angelique in All That Jazz (1979)
Frances Farmer in Frances (1982)
Jewell Ivy in Country (1984)
Patsy Cline in Sweet Dreams (1985)
Ann Talbot in The Music Box (1989)
Leigh Bowden in Cape Fear (1991)
Carly Marshall in Blue Sky (1994)
Mary MacGregor in Rob Roy (1995)
Tamora in Titus (1999)
Sandra Bloom, Sr. in Big Fish (2003)
Carmen in Broken Flowers (2005)

Angela Lansbury
(1925- )
Raymond's Mother in The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Nancy Oliver in Gaslight (1944)
Edwina Brown in National Velvet (1944)
Sibyl Vane in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Kay Thorndyke in State of the Union (1948)
Queen Anne in The Three Musketeers (1948)
Semadar in Samson and Delilah (1949)
Princess Gwendolyn in The Court Jester (1956)
Eglantine Price in Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
Granny in The Company of Wolves (1984)
Voice of Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast (1992)

Rod La Rocque
(1898-1969)
Dan McTavish in The Ten Commandments (1923) Belknap Jackson in Ruggles of Red Gap (1918)
Braveheart in Braveheart (1925)
Amos Burden in The Coming of Amos (1925)
Glenn Abbott in Our Modern Maidens (1929)
Phillipo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Phil Hubert in Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
Ted Sheldon in Meet John Doe (1941)

Charles Laughton
(1899-1962)
Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) Sir William Porterhouse in The Old Dark House (1932)
Emperor Nero in The Sign of the Cross (1932)
King Henry VIII in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
Edward Moulton-Barrett in The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
Inspector Javert in Les Miserables (1935)
Captain William Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Marmaduke "Bill" Ruggles in Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Henry Horatio Hobson in Hobson's Choice (1954)
Sir Wilfrid Robarts in Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Sempronius Gracchus in Spartacus (1960)

Stan Laurel
(1890-1965)


Oliver Hardy
(1892-1957)
As Themselves in Sons of the Desert (1933) As Themselves in The Music Box (1932)
Stannie Dum and Ollie Dee in Babes in Toyland (1934)
As Themselves in Way Out West (1937)
As Themselves in The Flying Deuces (1939)
As Themselves in A Chump at Oxford (1940)

Piper Laurie
(1932- )
Sarah Packard in The Hustler (1961) Margaret White in Carrie (1976)
Mrs. Norman in Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Georgia in Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
Helen Booth in The Crossing Guard (1995)
Dolly Talbo in The Grass Harp (1995)
Mrs. Karen Olson in The Faculty (1998)

Jude Law
(1972- )
Dickie Greenleaf in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) Jerome Morrow in Gattaca (1997)
Billy Hanson in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Lord Alfred (Bosie) Douglas in Wilde (1997)
Ted Pikul in EXistenZ (1999)
Gigolo Joe in A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Vassili in Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Maguire in Road to Perdition (2002)
Inman in Cold Mountain (2003)
Alfie in Alfie (2004)
Errol Flynn in The Aviator (2004)
Dan in Closer (2004)
Brad Stand in I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Sky Captain in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Jack Burden in All the King's Men (2006)
Will in Breaking and Entering (2006)

Peter Lawford
(1923-1984)
Jimmy Foster in Ocean's Eleven (1960) David Stone in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Andrew Carmel in Cluny Brown (1946)
Tommy Marlowe in Good News (1947)
Evan Adams III in It Should Happen to You (1954)
Capt. Grey Travis in Never So Few (1959)
Senator Lafe Smith in Advise and Consent (1962)
Sergeant Larry Barrett in Sergeants 3 (1962)

Florence Lawrence
(1886-1938)
in The Broken Oath (1910) in The Gypsy (1911)
Isabel Thorne in Elusive Isabel (1916)
(uncredited) in The Johnstown Flood (1926)

Bruce Lee
(1940-1973)
Lee in Enter the Dragon (1973) Winslow Wong in Marlowe (1969)
Cheng in The Big Boss/Fists of Fury (1971)
Tang Lung in Way of the Dragon/Return of the Dragon (1973)

Christopher Lee
(1922- )
Count Dracula in Dracula/The Horror of Dracula (1958) The Creature in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Sir Henry Baskerville in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
Kharis, the Mummy in The Mummy (1959)
Prof. Allan Driscoll in Horror Hotel (1960)
Dracula in Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
Dracula in Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968)
Fu Manchu in The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1968)
Rochefort in The Three Musketeers (1973)
Scaramanga in The Man With the Golden Gun (1974)
Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man (1974)
Corrigan in House of the Long Shadows (1982)
Count Dooku in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Saruman in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001, 2002, 2003)

Janet Leigh
(1927-2004)
Marion Crane in Psycho (1960) Connie Ennis in Holiday Affair (1949)
Margaret 'Meg' March in Little Women (1949)
Isabelle Perry in Strictly Dishonorable (1951)
Aline de Gavrillac de Bourbon in Scaramouche (1952)
Bess Houdini in Houdini (1953)
Lina Patch in The Naked Spur (1953)
Wally Cook in Living It Up (1954)
Linda Latham in Safari (1956)
Lt. Anna Marladovna/Olga in Jet Pilot (1957)
Susan "Susie" Vargas in Touch of Evil (1958)
Morgana in The Vikings (1958)
Rosie in The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Rosie DeLeon in Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Bertie Austin in Wives and Lovers (1963)
Kathy Williams in The Fog (1980)

Jennifer Jason Leigh
(1962- )
Stacy Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) Allison Capuletti in Easy Money (1983)
Tralala in Last Exit to Brooklyn (1990)
Susie Waggoner in Miami Blues (1990)
Jennifer Vaitkus in Backdraft (1991)
Kristen Cates in Rush (1991)
Hedra "Hedy" Carlson in Single White Female (1992)
Lois Kaiser in Short Cuts (1993)
Amy Archer in The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Dorothy Parker in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Selena St. George in Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Sadie in Georgia (1995)
Caroline Cook in A Thousand Acres (1997)
Catherine Sloper in Washington Square (1997)
Allegra Geller in eXistenZ (1999)
Annie Sullivan in Road to Perdition (2002)
Pauline in In the Cut (2003)
Dr. Beth Lorensen in The Jacket (2005)
Pauline in Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Maria in Synecdoche, New York (2008)

#16 star
Vivien Leigh
(1913-1967)
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
and
Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Cynthia in Fire Over England (1937)
Myra Lester in Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Emma Hart Hamilton in That Hamilton Woman (1941)
Cleopatra in Caesar and Cleopatra (1946)
Anna Karenina in Anna Karenina (1948)
Karen Stone in The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)
Mary Treadwell in Ship of Fools (1965)

Jack Lemmon
(1925-2001)
Jerry (Daphne) in Some Like It Hot (1959) Pete Sheppard in It Should Happen to You (1954)
Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver in Mister Roberts (1955)
C.C. (Bud) Baxter in The Apartment (1960)
Joe Clay in Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Prof. Fate/Prince Hapnik in The Great Race (1965)
Harry Hinkle in The Fortune Cookie (1966)
Felix Ungar in The Odd Couple (1968)
Wendell Armbruster in Avanti! (1972)
Harry Stoner in Save the Tiger (1973)
Dan Gallagher in Airport '77 (1977)
Jack Godell in The China Syndrome (1979)
Ed Horman in Missing (1982)
Jack Martin in JFK (1991)
Shelley Levene in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
John Gustafson in Grumpy Old Men (1993)
John Gustafson in Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Pres. Russell O. Kramer in My Fellow Americans (1996)
Herb Sullivan in Out to Sea (1997)
Felix Ungar in The Odd Couple II (1998)

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