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

John Malkovich
(1953- )
Mitch Leary/John Booth/James Carney in In The Line of Fire (1993)

Al Rockoff in The Killing Fields (1984)
Mr. Will in Places in the Heart (1984)
Basie in Empire of the Sun (1987)
Vicomte de Valmont in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Port Moresby in The Sheltering Sky (1990)
Lennie in Of Mice and Men (1992)
Gilbert Osmond in The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Cyrus (The Virus) Grissom in Con Air (1997)
Athos in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
John Horatio Malkovich in Being John Malkovich (1999)
Charles VII in The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
F.W. Murnau in Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
Pascal Sauvage in Johnny English (2003)
Charles II in The Libertine (2004)
Professor Sandiford in Art School Confidential (2005)
Osbourne Cox in Burn After Reading (2008)
Rev. Gustav Briegleb in Changeling (2008)


Jayne Mansfield
(1933-1967)
Rita Marlowe in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) Jerri Jordan in The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
Gladden in The Burglar (1957)
Alice Kratzner in Kiss Them For Me (1957)
Camille in The Wayward Bus (1957)
Midnight Franklin in Too Hot to Handle (1959)
Sandy Brooks in Promises! Promises! (1963)

Fredric March
(1897-1975)
Al Stephenson in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
Tom Chambers in Design for Living (1933)
Robert Browning in The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
Vronsky in Anna Karenina (1935)
Anthony Adverse in Anthony Adverse (1936)
Norman Maine in A Star is Born (1937)
Wally Cook in Nothing Sacred (1937)
Jean Lafitte in The Buccaneer (1938)
Wallace Wooley in I Married a Witch (1942)
Rear Admiral George Tarrant in The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
Dan C. Hilliard in The Desperate Hours (1955)
Ralph Hopkins in The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
Matthew Harrison Brady in Inherit the Wind (1960)
President Jordan Lyman in Seven Days in May (1964)
Faver in Hombre (1967)

Herbert Marshall
(1890-1966)
Gaston Monescu in Trouble in Paradise (1932) Doctor Max Sporum in The Good Fairy (1935)
Stephen Fisher in Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Robert Crosbie in The Letter (1940)
Horace Giddens in The Little Foxes (1941)
Major John Hillgrove in The Enchanted Cottage (1945)
Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden (1949)
Inspector Charas in The Fly (1958)

Dean Martin
(1917-1996)
Dude in Rio Bravo (1959) Bama Dillert in Some Came Running (1958)
Michael Whiteacre in The Young Lions (1958)
Sam Harmon in Ocean's Eleven (1960)
Jeffrey Moss in Bells Are Ringing (1960)
Julian Berniers in Toys in the Attic (1963)
Dino in Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
Little John in Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
Tom Elder in The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Matt Helm in The Silencers (1966)
Sam Hollis in Texas Across the River (1966)
Dee Bishop in Bandolero! (1968)
Capt. Vernon Demerest in Airport (1970)

Steve Martin
(1945- )
Navin R. Johnson in The Jerk (1979) Arthur in Pennies from Heaven (1981)
Rigby Reardon in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1983)
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr in The Man With Two Brains (1983)
Roger Cobb in All of Me (1984)
Larry Hubbard in The Lonely Guy (1984)
Lucky Day in Three Amigos! (1986)
Neal Page in Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Charlie C.D. Bales in Roxanne (1987)
Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Gil Buckman in Parenthood (1989)
George Stanley Banks in Father of the Bride (1991)
Davis in Grand Canyon (1991)
Harris K. Telemacher in L.A. Story (1991)
Newton Davis in Housesitter (1992)
Jonas Nightengale in Leap of Faith (1992)
Michael McCann in A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
George Stanley Banks in Father of the Bride II (1995)
Bobby Bowfinger in Bowfinger (1999)
Peter Sanderson in Bringing Down the House (2003)

Lee Marvin
(1924-1987)
Kid Shelleen/Tim Strawn in Cat Ballou (1965) Vince Stone in The Big Heat (1953)
Meatball in The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Chino in The Wild One (1954)
Hector David in Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Bill Master in Seven Men From Now (1956)
Liberty Valance in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley in Donovan's Reef (1963)
Rico (Henry Fardan) in The Professionals (1966)
Major Reisman in The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Walker in Point Blank (1967)
American Pilot in Hell in the Pacific (1968)
Ben Rumson in Paint Your Wagon (1969)
'A' Number One in Emperor of the North Pole (1973)
Hickey in The Iceman Cometh (1973)
The Sergeant in The Big Red One (1980)
Jack Osborne in Gorky Park (1983)
Colonel Nick Alexander in The Delta Force (1986)

#20 star
The Marx Brothers

* Groucho
(1890-1977)
* Harpo
(1888-1964)
* Chico
(1886-1961)
* Zeppo
(1901-1979)
Rufus T. Firefly, Pinky, Chicolini, and Bob Rolland in Duck Soup (1933)
and
Otis B. Driftwood, Tomasso, and Fiorello in A Night at the Opera (1935)
Hammer, Harpo, Chico, and Jamison in The Cocoanuts (1929)
Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding, The Professor, Signor Emanuel Ravelli and Horatio Jamison in Animal Crackers (1930)
As Themselves in Monkey Business (1931)
Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, Pinky, Baravelli and Frank Wagstaff in Horse Feathers (1932)
Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush, Stuffy and Tony in A Day at the Races (1937)
Detective Sam Grunion, Harpo, and Faustino the Great in Love Happy (1949)

James Mason
(1901-1984)
Norman Maine in A Star is Born (1954) Nicholas in The Seventh Veil (1946)
Johnny McQueen in Odd Man Out (1947)
Larry Quinada in Caught (1949)
Erwin Rommel in The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
Ulysses Diello ("Cicero") in 5 Fingers (1952)
Brutus in Julius Caesar (1953)
Captain Nemo in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Phillip Vandamm in North by Northwest (1959)
Professor Oliver Lindenbrook in Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
Humbert Humbert in Lolita (1962)
James Leamington in Georgy Girl (1966)
Mr. Jordan in Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Eduard Seibert in The Boys From Brazil (1978)
Edward J. Concannon in The Verdict (1982)

Raymond Massey
(1896-1983)
Abe Lincoln in Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
John and Oswald Cabal in Things to Come (1936)
Michael of Strelsau in The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
John Brown in Santa Fe Trail (1940)
Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
DA Frank Lalor in The Woman in the Window (1944)
Gail Wynand in The Fountainhead (1949)
Adam Trask in East of Eden (1955)

Walter Matthau
(1920-2000)
Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple (1968)
and
Willie Gingrich in The Fortune Cookie (1966)
Mel Miller in A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Sheriff Morry Johnson in Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Hamilton Bartholomew/Carson Dyle in Charade (1963)
Prof. Groeteschele in Fail-Safe (1964)
Ted Caselle in Mirage (1965)
The Movie Star in The Secret Life of an American Wife (1968)
Dr. Julian Winston in Cactus Flower (1969)
Horace Vandergelder in Hello, Dolly! (1969)
Joseph P. Kotcher in Kotch (1971)
Henry Graham in A New Leaf (1971)
Sam/Jesse/Roy in Plaza Suite (1971)
Pete Seltzer in Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)
Charley Varrick in Charley Varrick (1973)
Walter Burns/Otto Fishbine in The Front Page (1974)
Lt. Garber in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Willy Clark in The Sunshine Boys (1975)
Coach Morris Buttermaker in The Bad News Bears (1976)
Marvin Michaels in California Suite (1978)
Kendig in Hopscotch (1980)
Justice Dan Snow in First Monday in October (1981)
Senator Long in JFK (1991)
George Wilson in Dennis the Menace (1993)
Max Goldman in Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Albert Einstein in I.Q. (1994)
Max Goldman in Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Charlie Gordon in Out to Sea (1997)
Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple II (1998)
Lou Mozell in Hanging Up (2000)

Victor Mature
(1915-1999)
Samson in Samson and Delilah (1949) Tumak in One Million B.C. (1940)
Frankie Christopher (Botticelli) in I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
"Doc" Holliday in My Darling Clementine (1946)
Nick Bianco in Kiss of Death (1947)
Demetrius in The Robe (1953)
Demetrius in Demetrius and the Gladiator (1954)
Horemheb in The Egyptian (1954)
Tony Powell in After the Fox (1966)

Virginia Mayo
(1920-2005)
Marie Derry in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
and
Verna Jarrett in White Heat (1949)
Princess Margaret/"Margaret Warbrook" in The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
Ellen Shavley in Wonder Man (1945)
Rosalind van Hoorn in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)
Honey Swanson in A Song is Born (1948)
Colorado Carson in Colorado Territory (1949)
Ruth Wilson in The Girl from Jones Beach (1949)
Anne in The Flame and the Arrow (1950)
Lady Barbara Wellesley in Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)
Judalon de Bornay in The Iron Mistress (1952)
Angela Gardner/Hot Garters Getlie in She's Working Her Way Through College (1952)
Lady Edith in King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)
Helena in The Silver Chalice (1954)
Cleopatra in The Story of Mankind (1957)


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