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

Patricia Neal
(1926-2010)
Alma Brown in Hud (1963) Dominique Francon in The Fountainhead (1949)
Helen Benson in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Marcia Jeffries in A Face in the Crowd (1957)
2-E in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Lt. Maggie Haynes in In Harm's Way (1965)
Nettie Cleary in The Subject Was Roses (1968)

Liam Neeson
(1952- )
Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List (1993) Gawain in Excalibur (1981)
Fielding in The Mission (1986)
Carl Wayne Anderson in Suspect (1987)
Peter Swan in The Dead Pool (1988)
Leo Cutter in The Good Mother (1988)
Peyton Westlake/Darkman in Darkman (1990)
Ethan Frome in Ethan Frome (1992)
Tony Aaron in Under Suspicion (1992)
Dr. Jerome "Jerry" Lovell in Nell (1994)
MacGregor (Rob Roy) in Rob Roy (1995)
Michael Collins in Michael Collins (1996)
Dr. David Marrow in The Haunting (1999)
Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Priest Vallon in Gangs of New York (2002)
Mikhail Polenin in K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Daniel in Love Actually (2003)
Alfred Kinsey in Kinsey (2004)
Henri Ducard in Batman Begins (2005)
Aslan (Voice) in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005) and in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
Godfrey de Ibelin in Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Bryan Mills in Taken (2008)
David Stewart in Chloe (2009)
Zeus in Clash of the Titans (2010)
Col. John "Hannibal" Smith in The A-Team (2010)

Pola Negri
(1894-1987)
Anna Sedlak in Hotel Imperial (1927) Mara in The Eyes of the Mummy (1918)
Madame Du Barry (formerly Jeanne Vaubernier) in Madame du Barry (1919) (aka Passion)
Yannaia (Dancer) in One Arabian Night (1920) (aka Sumurun)
La Carmencita in Gypsy Blood (1921) (aka Carmen (1918))
Maritana in The Spanish Dancer (1923)
Catherine in Forbidden Paradise (1924)
Daisy Forbes in East of Suez (1925)
Mona Moreau in Barbed Wire (1927)
Louise in The Woman He Scorned (1929)
Vera in Mazurka (1935)
Madame Habib in The Moon-Spinners (1964)

Paul Newman
(1925-2008)
"Fast" Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961)

Basil in The Silver Chalice (1954)
Capt. Edward W. Hall Jr. in The Rack (1956)
Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Billy the Kid in The Left Handed Gun (1958)
Ben Quick in The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Brick Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Ari Ben Canaan in Exodus (1960)
The Battler in Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)
Chance Wayne in Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Hud Bannon in Hud (1963)
Lew Harper in Harper (1966)
Prof. Michael Armstrong in Torn Curtain (1966)
Luke Jackson in Cool Hand Luke (1967)
John Russell in Hombre (1967)
Butch Cassidy in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Frank Capua in Winning (1969)
Hank Stamper in Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)
Henry Gondorff/Mr. Shaw in The Sting (1973)
Doug Roberts in The Towering Inferno (1974)
The Star/William F. Cody in Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
Reggie Dunlop in Slap Shot (1977)
Michael Colin Gallagher in Absence of Malice (1981)
Murphy in Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981)
Frank Galvin in The Verdict (1982)
Eddie Felson in The Color of Money (1986)
Walter Bridge in Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Donald "Sully" Sullivan in Nobody's Fool (1994)
Harry Ross in Twilight (1998)
Dodge Blake in Message in a Bottle (1999)
Henry Manning in Where the Money Is (2000)
John Rooney in Road to Perdition (2002)

Doc Hudson (voice) in Cars (2006)


Jack Nicholson
(1937- )
Randle Patrick (R.P.) "Mac" McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) George Hanson in Easy Rider (1969)
Robert Eroica Dupea in Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Jonathan in Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Buddusky SM1 in The Last Detail (1973)
J. J. (Jake) Gittes in Chinatown (1974)
Jack Torrance in The Shining (1980)
Frank Chambers in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Eugene O'Neill in Reds (1981)
Garrett Breedlove in Terms of Endearment (1983) and in The Evening Star (1996)
Charley Partanna in Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Francis Phelan in Ironweed (1987)
Daryl Van Horne in The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
The Joker/Jack Napier in Batman (1989)
Jake Gittes in The Two Jakes (1990)
Col. Nathan R. Jessup in A Few Good Men (1992)
Will Randall in Wolf (1994)
President James Dale/Art Land in Mars Attacks! (1996)
Melvin Udall in As Good As It Gets (1997)
Detective Jerry Black in The Pledge (2001)
Warren Schmidt in About Schmidt (2002)
Dr. Buddy Rydell in Anger Management (2003)
Harry Sanborn in Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Costello in The Departed (2006)
Edward Cole in The Bucket List (2007)

David Niven
(1909-1983)
Phileas Fogg in Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) Capt. Randall in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
Capt. Clyde Lockert in Dodsworth (1936)
Capt. Fritz von Tarlenheim in The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Lieut. Douglas 'Scotty' Scott in The Dawn Patrol (1938)
David Merlin in Bachelor Mother (1939)
Edgar Linton in Wuthering Heights (1939)
A.J. Raffles in Raffles (1940)
Lieut. Jim Perry in The Way Ahead (1944)
Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death (aka Stairway to Heaven) (1946)
Henry Brougham in The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Sir Percy Blakeney in The Elusive Pimpernel (1950)
David Slater in The Moon is Blue (1953)
Maj. Charles "Copper" Carrington in Carrington, V.C. (1955)
Major Pollock in Separate Tables (1958)
Larry Mackay in Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
Corp. Miller in The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Lawrence Jameson in Bedtime Story (1963)
Sir Arthur Robertson in 55 Days at Peking (1963)
Sir Charles Litton in The Pink Panther (1963)
Sir James Bond in Casino Royale (1967)
Dick Charleston in Murder By Death (1976)
Col. Race in Death on the Nile (1978)

Nick Nolte
(1941- )
Jerry Baskin in Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986) David Sanders in The Deep (1977)
Ray Hicks in Who'll Stop the Rain? (1978)
Phillip Elliott in North Dallas Forty (1979)
Jack Cates in 48 Hrs. (1982)
Russell Price in Under Fire (1983)
Jack Cates in Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Sam Bowden in Cape Fear (1991)
Tom Wingo in The Prince of Tides (1991)
Augusto Odone in Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Max Hoover in Mulholland Falls (1996)
Wade Whitehouse in Affliction (1997)
Lucky (Fix-It) Mann in Afterglow (1997)
Jake McKenna in U-Turn (1997)
Adam Verver in The Golden Bowl (2000)
Senator Drummond 'Drum' Avery in Trixie (2000)
Bob in The Good Thief (2002)
Father Harlan in Northfork (2003)
Father in Hulk (2003)
Colonel Oliver in Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Vincent (Voice) in Over the Hedge (2006)
Mulgarath in The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Four Leaf Tayback in Tropic Thunder (2008)

Chuck Norris
(1939- )
Braddock in Missing in Action (1984) (and its sequels) Colt in Return of the Dragon (1972)
Matt Logan in A Force of One (1979)
J.J. McQuade in Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
Eddie Cusak in Code of Silence (1985)
Maj. Scott McCoy in The Delta Force (1986) (and its sequels)
Max Donigan in Firewalker (1986)

Edward Norton
(1969- )
Derek Vinyard in American History X (1998) Alan Isaacman in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Aaron/Roy in Primal Fear (1996)
Holden in Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Worm in Rounders (1998)
Jack in Fight Club (1999)
Father Brian Kilhenney Finn in Keeping the Faith (2000)
Jack/Brian in The Score (2001)
Montgomery "Monty" Brogan in 25th Hour (2002)
FBI Agent Will Graham in Red Dragon (2002)
Steve in The Italian Job (2003)
King Baldwin in Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Eisenheim in The Illusionist (2006)
Walter Fane in The Painted Veil (2006)
Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Ray Tierney in Pride and Glory (2008)

Kim Novak
(1933- )
Madeleine/Judy in Vertigo (1958) Molly in The Man With the Golden Arm (1955)
Madge Owens in Picnic (1955)
Marjorie Oelrichs in The Eddie Duchin Story (1956)
Linda English in Pal Joey (1957)
Gillian Holroyd in Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
Polly, the Pistol in Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)

Ramon Novarro
(1899-1968)
Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) Rupert of Hentzau in The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)
Jamil Abdullah Azarn in The Arab (1924)
Prince Karl Heinrich in The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)
Lt. Alexis Rosanoff in Mata Hari (1932)
Victor in The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)
Col. Ortega in The Big Steal (1949)

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