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

Jason Robards, Jr.
(1922-2000)
Ben Bradlee in All The President's Men (1976) Julius Penrose in By Love Possessed (1961)
James 'Jamie' Tyrone, Jr. in Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Dr. Dick Diver in Tender is the Night (1962)
George S. Kaufman in Act One (1963)
Murray Burns in A Thousand Clowns (1965)
John Cleves in Any Wednesday (1966)
Nelson Downes in Divorce American Style (1967)
Al Capone in The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
Paris Singer in Isadora (1968)
Raymond Paine in The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)
Cheyenne in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968, It.)
Cable Hogue in The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
Brutus in Julius Caesar (1970)
Lt. Gen. Walter C. Short in Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Joe's Father in Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Gov. Lew Wallace in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
Dashiell Hammett in Julia (1977)
Ewing in Comes a Horseman (1978)
Howard Hughes in Melvin and Howard (1980)
Fitzcarraldo in Burden of Dreams (1982)
Max Dugan in Max Dugan Returns (1983)
Charles Halloway in Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Frank Buckman in Parenthood (1989)
Henry Strauss in Reunion (1989)
Chief Rotzinger in Quick Change (1990)
Charles Wheeler in Philadelphia (1993)
Graham Keighley in The Paper (1994)
Larry Cook in A Thousand Acres (1997)
Earl Partridge in Magnolia (1999)

Tim Robbins
(1958- )
Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Lt. Sam "Merlin" Wills in Top Gun (1986)
Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh in Bull Durham (1988)
Delmount Williams in Miss Firecracker (1989)
Larry in Cadillac Man (1990)
Jacob Singer in Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Jerry in Jungle Fever (1991)
Bob Roberts in Bob Roberts (1992)
Griffin Mill in The Player (1992)
Gene Shepard in Short Cuts (1993)
Norville Barnes in The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Ed Walters in I.Q. (1994)
Nick Beam in Nothing to Lose (1997)
Oliver Lang/William Fenimore in Arlington Road (1999)
The President (cameo) in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Ian Raymond in High Fidelity (2000)
Woodrow "Woody" Blake in Mission to Mars (2000)
Dave Boyle in Mystic River (2003)
Harlan Ogilvy in War of the Worlds (2005)
Dad in Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
Nic Vos in Catch a Fire (2006)
David Owen in Noise (2007)
Hammond in Green Lantern (2011)

Julia Roberts
(1967- )
Vivian "Viv" Ward in Pretty Woman (1990) Daisy Araujo in Mystic Pizza (1988)
Shelby Eatenton Latcherie in Steel Magnolias (1989)
Rachel Manus in Flatliners (1990)
Hilary O'Neil in Dying Young (1991)
Tinkerbell in Hook (1991)
Sara Waters/Laura Burney in Sleeping With the Enemy (1991)
Darby Shaw in The Pelican Brief (1993)
Alice Sutton in Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Julianne "Jules" Potter in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
Isabel Kelly in Stepmom (1998)
Anna Scott in Notting Hill (1999)
Maggie Carpenter in Runaway Bride (1999)
Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000)
Kiki Harrison in America's Sweethearts (2001)
Samantha Barzel in The Mexican (2001)
Tess Ocean in Ocean's 11 (2001) and in Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Patricia Watson in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Catherine/Francesca in Full Frontal (2002)
Katherine Wilson in Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Anna in Closer (2004)
Charlotte the Spider (Voice) in Charlotte's Web (2006)
Joanne Herring in Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Clare Stenwick in Duplicity (2009)
Captain Kate Hazeltine in Valentine's Day (2010)
Liz Gilbert in Eat Pray Love (2010)
Mercedes Tainot in Larry Crowne (2011)
Evil Queen in Mirror Mirror (2012)
Barbara Weston-Fordham in August: Osage County (2013)

Cliff Robertson
(1925-2011)
Lieutenant John F. Kennedy in PT-109 (1963) Lieutenant Robert Hearn in The Naked and the Dead (1958)
The Big Kahuna in Gidget (1959)
Josef in The Big Show (1961)
Tolly Devlin in Underworld, U.S.A. (1961)
Joe Cantwell in The Best Man (1964)
William McFly in The Honey Pot (1967)
Charly Gordon in Charly (1969)
Lt. Sam Lawson in Too Late the Hero (1970)
Cole Younger in The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid (1972)
J.W. Coop in J.W. Coop (1972)
Higgins in Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Cmdr. Carl Jessop in Midway (1976)
Michael Courtland in Obsession (1976)
Alex Terson in Brainstorm (1983)
Hugh Hefner in Star 80 (1983)
Doctor Carver in Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

Paul Robeson
(1898-1976)
Joe in Show Boat (1936) Rev. Isaiah T. Jenkins/His Brother Sylvester in Body and Soul (1925)
Brutus Jones in The Emperor Jones (1933)
Bosambo in Sanders of the River (1935)
Umbopa in King Solomon's Mines (1937)

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
(1878-1949)
Any of his films with Shirley Temple, including:
Walker, the butler in The Little Colonel (1935)
Uncle Billy in The Littlest Rebel (1935)
Aloysius in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Bill Williamson in Stormy Weather (1943)

#24 star
Edward G. Robinson
(1893-1973)
Caesar Enrico Bandello in Little Caesar (1930)
and
Johnny Rocco in Key Largo (1948)
Arthur Ferguson Jones/Killer Mannion in The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
Dr. Paul Ehrlich in Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
'Wolf' Larsen in The Sea Wolf (1941)
Barton Keyes in Double Indemnity (1944)
Prof. Richard Wanley in The Woman in the Window (1944)
Martinius Jacobson in Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
Christopher Cross in Scarlet Street (1945)
Wilson in The Stranger (1946)
Dathan in The Ten Commandments (1956)
Lancey Howard in The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Sol Roth in Soylent Green (1973)

Dame Flora Robson
(1902-1984)
Queen Elizabeth I in Fire Over England (1937) Empress Elizabeth in Catherine the Great (1934)
Ellen in Wuthering Heights (1939)
Queen Elizabeth I in The Sea Hawk (1940)
Ftatateeta in Caesar and Cleopatra (1946)
Angelique Buiton in Saratoga Trunk (1946)
Sister Philippa in Black Narcissus (1947)
Mother Superior in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965)
Witch in Clash of the Titans (1981)

#14 star
Ginger Rogers
(1911-1995)

Kitty Foyle in Kitty Foyle (1940)

See Astaire with Rogers for additional roles.

Ann Lowell (Anytime Annie) in 42nd Street (1933)
Fay Fortune in Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Jean Maitland in Stage Door (1937)
Polly Parrish in Bachelor Mother (1939)
Susan Applegate in The Major and the Minor (1942)
Roxie Hart in Roxie Hart (1942)
Edwina Fulton in Monkey Business (1952)

Roy Rogers
(1911-1998)
and
Dale Evans
(1912-2001)
TV series The Roy Rogers Show in the 1950s
and as Himself and Susan in My Pal Trigger (1946)
Roy and Betty Weston in The Yellow Rose of Texas (1944)
Himself and Toni Ames in Don't Fence Me In (1945)

Will Rogers
(1879-1935)
Judge William "Billy" Priest in Judge Priest (1934) Hjalmar Maartens in Guile of Women (1921)
Pike Peters in They Had to See Paris (1929)
Hiram Draper in So This is London (1930)
Bill Harper in Ambassador Bill (1931)
Hank Martin in A Connecticut Yankee (1931)
Pike Peters in Down to Earth (1932)
Dr. George 'Doc' Bull in Doctor Bull (1933)
Mr. Ira Skitch in Mr. Skitch (1933)
Abel Frake in State Fair (1933)
David Harum in David Harum (1934)
Jim Hackler in The County Chairman (1935)
Thomas Brown in Doubting Thomas (1935)
Kennesaw H. Clark in Life Begins at Forty (1935)
Dr. John Pearly in Steamboat 'Round the Bend (1935)

Mickey Rooney
(1920- 2014)

Whitey Marsh in Boys Town (1938)
and
the "Andy Hardy" series of films (from 1937-1947)

Puck, or Robin Goodfellow in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
Dick Tipton in Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)
Dan Troop in Captains Courageous (1937)
Andy Hardy in A Family Affair (1937)
Andrew Hardy in Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)
Huck Finn in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)
Mickey Moran in Babes in Arms (1939)
James 'Jimmy' Connors in Strike Up the Band (1940)
Tommy Williams in Babes on Broadway (1941)
Danny Churchill, Jr. in Girl Crazy (1943)
Homer Macauley in The Human Comedy (1943)
Mike Taylor in National Velvet (1944)
Dooley in The Bold and the Brave (1956)
Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Henry Dailey in The Black Stallion (1979)

Katharine Ross
(1942- )
Elaine Robinson in The Graduate (1967)
and
Etta Place in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Mrs. Ann Anderson in Shenandoah (1965)
Jennifer Montgomery in Games (1967)
Tish Buckman in Hellfighters (1968)
Kate Bingham in They Only Kill Their Masters (1972)
Joanna Eberhart in The Stepford Wives (1975)
Mira Hauser in Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Helena Anderson in The Swarm (1978)
Sally Hardeman in The Betsy (1978)
Laurel Scott in The Final Countdown (1980)
Dr. Lilian Thurman in Donnie Darko (2001)

Richard Roundtree
(1942- )
John Shaft in Shaft (1971) Shannon in Embassy (1972)
John Shaft in Shaft's Big Score (1972)
John Shaft in Shaft in Africa (1973)
Miles Quade in Earthquake (1974)
Friday in Man Friday (1975)
Nat Judson in Escape to Athena (1979)
Gideon Marunga in A Game for Vultures (1979)
Dehl Swift in City Heat (1984)
Dist. Atty. Martin Talbot in Se7en (1995)
Uncle John Shaft in Shaft (2000)

Mickey Rourke
(1956- )
John in Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

Teddy Lewis in Body Heat (1981)
Robert "Boogie" Sheftell in Diner (1982)
Motorcycle Boy in Rumble Fish (1983)
Charlie in The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
Captain Stanley White in Year of the Dragon (1985)
Harry Angel in Angel Heart (1987)
Henry Chinaski in Barfly (1987)
James Wheeler in Wild Orchid (1989)
Marv in Sin City (2005)

Randy "The Ram" Robinson in The Wrestler (2008)
Ivan Vanko in Iron Man 2 (2010)



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