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

Jerry Lewis
(1926- )

Prof. Julius Ferris Kelp and Buddy Love in The Nutty Professor (1963)

Stanley in The Bellboy (1960)
Cinderfella in Cinderfella (1960)
Jerry Langford in The King of Comedy (1983)

Jerry Lewis with Dean Martin
  Seymour and Steve Baird in My Friend Irma (1949)
Melvin Jones and Al Crowthers in Sailor Beware (1952)
Myron Myron Metz and Larry Todd in Scared Stiff (1953)
Harvey Miller, Jr. and Joe Anthony in The Caddy (1953)

John Lithgow
(1946- )
Roberta Muldoon in The World According to Garp (1982)
Sam in Terms of Endearment (1983)
Valentine in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Dr. Emilio Lizardo in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension! (1984)
Rev. Shaw Moore in Footloose (1984)
Leslie Huben in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Earl Talbot Blake in Ricochet (1991)
Eric Qualen in Cliffhanger (1993)
Smith Keen in The Pelican Brief (1993)
Professor Wilkinson in Princess Caraboo (1994)
Lord Farquaad (voice) in Shrek (2001)
Blake Edwards in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Alfred Kinsey in Kinsey (2004)
Jerry Harris in Dreamgirls (2006)
Edgar West in Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

Harold Lloyd
(1893-1971)
The Boy in Safety Last (1923) in Never Weaken (1921)
The Boy in A Sailor-Made Man (1921)
Harold Van Pelham in Why Worry? (1923)
Harold "Speedy" Lamb in The Freshman (1925)
Harold Hickory in The Kid Brother (1927)
Harold "Speedy" Swift in Speedy (1928)
Burleigh "Tiger" Sullivan in The Milky Way (1936)
Harold Diddlebock in The Sin of Harold Diddlebock/Mad Wednesday (1947)

Gina Lollobrigida
(1928- )
Magda, Queen of Sheba in Solomon and Sheba (1959) Maria Dannreuther in Beat the Devil (1953)
The Girl, "Frisky" in Bread, Love and Dreams (1953)
Lola in Trapeze (1956)
Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1957)
Carla Vesari in Never So Few (1959)
Giulietta Cameron in Go Naked in the World (1961)
Lisa Fellini in Come September (1961)
Marcelle Cotte in Hotel Paradiso (1966)
Carla Campbell in Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)

#23 star
Carole Lombard
(1908-1942)
Hazel Flagg in Nothing Sacred (1937) Connie Randall in No Man of Her Own (1932)
Mildred Plotka/Lily Garland in Twentieth Century (1934)
Irene Bullock in My Man Godfrey (1936)
Maggie King in Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
Julie Eden in In Name Only (1939)
Jane Mason in Made for Each Other (1939)
Ann Krausheimer Smith in Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
Maria Tura in To Be or Not To Be (1942)

#21 star
Sophia Loren
(1934- )
Cesira in Two Women (1960) Phaedra in Boy on a Dolphin (1957)
Cinzia Zaccardi in Houseboat (1958)
Angela Rossini in Heller in Pink Tights (1960)
Chimene in El Cid (1961)
Adelina in Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (1963)
Lucilla in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Filomena Marturano in Marriage Italian Style (1964)
Yasmin Azir in Arabesque (1966)
Countess Natasha Alexandroff in A Countess From Hong Kong (1967)
Aldonzaq/Dulcinea in Man of La Mancha (1972)
Jennifer Rispoli Chamberlain in The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Maria Ragetti in Grumpier Old Men (1995)

Peter Lorre
(1904-1964)
Joel Cairo in The Maltese Falcon (1941) Franz Becker in M (1931)
Abbott in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment (1935)
Dr. Gogol in Mad Love (1935)
Ugarte in Casablanca (1943)
Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Cornelius Latimer Leyden in The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)
Kismet in My Favorite Brunette (1947)
O'Hara in Beat the Devil (1953)
Dr. Adolphus Bedlo in The Raven (1963)

Myrna Loy
(1905-1993)
Milly Stephenson in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Mai, Lady in Waiting in Don Juan (1926)
The Maid in So This is Paris (1926)
Eleanor Packer in Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
Billie Burke in The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
Connie Allenbury in Libeled Lady (1936)
Ann Barton in Test Pilot (1938)
Judge Margaret Turner in The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
Muriel Blandings in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
Mrs. Lillian Gilbreth in Cheaper By the Dozen (1950)

Myrna Loy with William Powell
Nora and Nick Charles in The Thin Man (1934) series Connie Allenbury and Bill Chandler in Libeled Lady (1936)
Susan Ireland and Steven Ireland in Love Crazy (1941)

Bela Lugosi
(1882-1956)
Count Dracula in Dracula (1931) Sayer of the Law in Island of Lost Souls (1932)
Dr. Vitus Werdegast in The Black Cat (1934)
Commissar Razinin in Ninotchka (1939)
Bela in The Wolf Man (1941)
Joseph in The Body Snatcher (1945)
Count Mora in Mark of the Vampire (1945)
Dracula in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Scientist in Glen or Glenda (1953)
Ghoul Man in Plan 9 From Outer Space (1958)

Ida Lupino
(1918-1995)
Marie Garson in High Sierra (1941)
and
Helen Chernen in The Hard Way (1942)
Ann Brandon in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Bessie Broke in The Light That Failed (1939)
Lana Carlsen in They Drive By Night (1940)
Ruth Webster in The Sea Wolf (1941)
Petey Brown in The Man I Love (1946)
Lily Stevens in Road House (1948)
Mary Malden in On Dangerous Ground (1951)
Mrs. Helen Gordon in Beware, My Lovely (1952)
Phyllis Martin in The Bigamist (1953)
Marion Castle in The Big Knife (1955)

Jeanette MacDonald
(1901-1965)
Colette Bertier in One Hour With You (1932) Queen Louise in The Love Parade (1929)
Princess Jeanette in Love Me Tonight (1932)
Sonia (Fifi) in The Merry Widow (1934)
Mary Blake in San Francisco (1936)
Nina Maria Azara in The Firefly (1937)

Andie MacDowell
(1958- )
Carrie in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Jane Porter in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Dale Biberman in St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Ann in sex, lies, and videotape (1989)
Bronte Mitchell Faure in Green Card (1990)
Anna Baragli in Hudson Hawk (1991)
Rita in Groundhog Day (1993)

Ann Finnegan in Short Cuts (1993)
Eileen Spenser in Bad Girls (1994)
Dorothy Winters in Michael (1996)
Laura Kinney in Multiplicity (1996)
Shelley Snipes in Muppets From Space (1999)


Shirley MacLaine
(1934- )
Aurora Greenway in Terms of Endearment (1983)
and
Fran Kubelik in The Apartment (1960)

Ginny Moorhead in Some Came Running (1958)
Simone Pistache in Can Can (1960)
Martha Dobie in The Children's Hour (1961)
Irma La Douce in Irma La Douce (1963)
Charity Hope Valentine in Sweet Charity (1969)
Sister Sara in Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Deedee Rodgers in The Turning Point (1977)
Eve Rand in Being There (1979)
Louisa 'Ouiser' Boudreaux in Steel Magnolias (1989)
Doris Mann in Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Tess Carlisle in Guarding Tess (1994)
Aurora Greenway in The Evening Star (1996)
Grace Winterbourne in Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)

Iris Smythson / Endora in Bewitched (2005)
Katharine Richelieu in Rumor Has It...(2005)
Ethel Ann in Closing the Ring (2007)


Fred MacMurray
(1908-1991)
Walter Neff in Double Indemnity (1944) Arthur Russell in Alice Adams (1935)
Bob MacDonald in The Egg and I (1947)
Lt. Tom Keefer in The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Wilson Daniels in The Shaggy Dog (1959)
Jeff D. Sheldrake in The Apartment (1960)
Professor Ned Brainard in The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
Professor Ned Brainard in Son of Flubber (1963)

Madonna
(1958- )
Eva "Evita" Duarte de Peron in Evita (1996) Susan in Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Gloria Tatlock in Shanghai Surprise (1986)
Nicole "Nikki" Finn in Who's That Girl? (1987)
Breathless Mahoney in Dick Tracy (1990)
Herself in Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)
Mae Mordabito in A League of Their Own (1992)
Marie in Shadows and Fog (1992)
Rebecca Carlson in Body of Evidence (1993)
Elspeth in Four Rooms (1995)
Abbie Reynolds in The Next Best Thing (2000)
Amber in Swept Away (2002)

Karl Malden
(1913-2009)
Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Sgt. William Cullen in Kiss of Death (1947)
Mac in The Gunfighter (1950)
Jim Gentry in Ruby Gentry (1952)
Inspector Larrue in I Confess (1953)
Father Barry in On the Waterfront (1954)
Archie in Baby Doll (1956)
John Piersall in Fear Strikes Out (1957)
Dad Longworth in One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Harvey Shoemaker in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Herbie Sommers in Gypsy (1962)
Gen. Omar N. Bradley in Patton (1970)
Arthur Kirk in Nuts (1987)

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