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

Gena Rowlands
(1934- )
Mabel Longhetti in A Woman Under the Influence (1974) Jeannie Rapp in Faces (1968)
Minnie Moore in Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)
Myrtle Gordon in Opening Night (1977)
Gloria Swenson in Gloria (1980)
Sarah Lawson in Love Streams (1984)
Marion in Another Woman (1988)
Victoria Snelling in Night on Earth (1991)
Allie Calhoun in The Notebook (2004)

Jane Russell
(1921-2011)
Rio in The Outlaw (1943) Calamity Jane in The Paleface (1948)
Lenore Brent in His Kind of Woman (1951)
Dorothy in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Bonnie Jones/Mimi Jones in Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955)
Mamie Stover in The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)

Kurt Russell
(1951- )
Snake Plissken in Escape from New York (1981) Rudolph "Rudy" Russo in Used Cars (1980)
R.J. MacReady in The Thing (1982)
Drew Stephens in Silkwood (1983)
Lucky/Mike in Swing Shift (1984)
Malcolm Anderson in The Mean Season (1985)
Reno Hightower in The Best of Times (1986)
Jack Burton in Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Dean Proffitt in Overboard (1987)
Det. Lt. Nicholas 'Nick' Frescia in Tequila Sunrise (1988)
Gabriel 'Gabe' Cash in Tango & Cash (1989)
Lieutenant Stephen 'Bull' McCaffrey & Dennis McCaffrey in Backdraft (1991)
Captain Ron in Captain Ron (1992)
Michael Carr in Unlawful Entry (1992)
Wyatt Earp in Tombstone (1993)
Col. Jack O'Neil in Stargate (1994)
Snake Plissken in Escape from L.A. (1996)
Dr. David Grant in Executive Decision (1996)
Sgt. Todd 3465 in Soldier (1998)
Michael Zane in 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
Dr. Curtis McCabe in Vanilla Sky (2001)
Robert Ramsey in Poseidon (2006)
Stuntman Mike in Death Proof (2007) - Grindhouse: Death Proof

Rosalind Russell
(1907-1976)
Hildy Johnson in His Girl Friday (1940) Christine Manson in The Citadel (1938)
Sylvia Fowler in The Women (1939)
Ruth Sherwood in My Sister Eileen (1942)
Sister Elizabeth Kenny in Sister Kenny (1946)
Lavinia Mannon in Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
Rosemary Sidney in Picnic (1955)
Auntie Mame Dennis in Auntie Mame (1958)
Mama Rose Hovick in Gypsy (1962)
Mother Superior in The Trouble With Angels (1966)
Rosie Lord in Rosie! (1968)

Meg Ryan
(1961- )
Sally Albright in When Harry Met Sally...(1989) Carole Bradshaw in Top Gun (1986)
Lydia Maxwell in Innerspace (1987)
Sydney Fuller in D.O.A. (1988)
DeDe/Angelica/Patricia in Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
Rita Boyle in Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
Kay Davies in Flesh and Bone (1993)
Annie Reed in Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Alice Green in When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
Kate in French Kiss (1995)
Capt. Karen Emma Walden in Courage Under Fire (1996)
Maggie in Addicted to Love (1997)
Maggie Rice in City of Angels (1998)
Kathleen Kelly in You've Got M@il (1998)
Alice Bowman in Proof of Life (2000)
Kate McKay in Kate & Leopold (2001)
Frannie Thorstin in In the Cut (2003)
Mary Haines in The Women (2008)

Robert Ryan
(1909-1973)
Jim Wilson in On Dangerous Ground (1951) Monty Montgomery in Crossfire (1947)
Dr. Evans in The Boy With Green Hair (1948)
Smith Ohlrig in Caught (1949)
Bill 'Stoker' Thompson in The Set-Up (1949)
Earl Pfeiffer in Clash By Night (1952)
Ben Vandergroat in The Naked Spur (1953)
Reno Smith in Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)
Nathan Stark in The Tall Men (1955)
Master-at-Arms John Claggart in Billy Budd (1962)
Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin in The Longest Day (1962)
Gen. Grey in Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Hans Enrengard in The Professionals (1966)
Col. Everett Dasher-Breed in The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Deke Thornton in The Wild Bunch (1969)

Winona Ryder
(1971- )
Veronica Sawyer in Heathers (1989) Lydia in Beetlejuice (1988)
Kim Boggs in Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Charlotte Flax in Mermaids (1990)
Mina Murray/Elisabeta in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
May Welland in The Age of Innocence (1993)
Jo March in Little Women (1994)
Lelaina Pierce in Reality Bites (1994)
Finn Dodd in How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Abigail 'Abby' Williams in The Crucible (1996)
Lady Anne in Looking for Richard (1996)
Annalee Call in Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Nola in Celebrity (1998)
Susanna Kaysen in Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Charlotte Fielding in Autumn in New York (2000)
Maya Larkin in Lost Souls (2000)
Herself in Zoolander (2001)
Babe Bennett in Mr. Deeds (2002)
Nicola Anders in S1m0ne (2002)
Donna Hawthorne in A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Death Nell/Gillian De Raisx (#101) in Sex and Death 101 (2007)

Eva Marie Saint
(1924- )
Edie Doyle in On the Waterfront (1954) Nell Gaither in Raintree County (1957)
Celia Pope in A Hatful of Rain (1957)
Eve Kendall in North by Northwest (1959)
Kitty Fremont in Exodus (1960)
Claire Hewitt in The Sandpiper (1965)
Elspeth Whittaker in The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966)
Louise Frederickson in Grand Prix (1966)

George Sanders
(1906-1972)
Addison DeWitt in All About Eve (1950) Scott Folliott in Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Jack Favell in Rebecca (1940)
Major Quive-Smith in Man Hunt (1941)
Charles Strickland in The Moon and Sixpence (1943)
Lord Henry Wotton in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
King Charles II in Forever Amber (1947)
Miles Fairley in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
The Saran of Gaza in Samson and Delilah (1949)
Sir Brian De Bois-Guilbert in Ivanhoe (1952)
Gordon Zellaby in Village of the Damned (1960)
Benjamin Ballon in A Shot in the Dark (1964)

Susan Sarandon
(1946- )
Louise Sawyer in Thelma & Louise (1991)
or
Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (1995)
Janet Weiss in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Catherine Alexander Douglas in The Other Side of Midnight (1977)
Hattie in Pretty Baby (1978)
Sally in Atlantic City (1981)
Sarah Roberts in The Hunger (1983)
Jane Spofford in The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Annie Savoy/narrator in Bull Durham (1988)
Michaela Odone in Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Reggie Love in The Client (1994)
Mrs. Marmee March in Little Women (1994)
Jacqueline "Jackie" Harrison in Stepmom (1998)
Adele August in Anywhere But Here (1999)
Margherita Sarfatti in Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Alice Neel in Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Lavinia 'Vinnie'/'Vin' Kingsley in The Banger Sisters (2002)
Jojo Floss in Moonlight Mile (2002)
Beverly Clark in Shall We Dance (2004)
Hollie Baylor in Elizabethtown (2005)
Kitty in Romance & Cigarettes (2005)
Doris Duke in Bernard and Doris (2007)
Queen Narissa in Enchanted (2007)
Joan Deerfield in In The Valley Of Elah (2007)
Mom Racer in Speed Racer (2008)

Roy Scheider
(1932-2008)
Police Chief Martin Brody in Jaws (1975)
and
Jaws 2 (1978)
Frank Ligourin in Klute (1971)
Buddy Russo in The French Connection (1971)
Doc Levy in The Marathon Man (1976)
Joe Gideon in All That Jazz (1979)
Doctor Sam Rice in Still of the Night (1982)
Frank Murphy in Blue Thunder (1983)
Dr. Heywood Floyd in 2010 (1984)

Arnold Schwarzenegger
(1947- )

The Terminator (various models) in

Arnold as Himself in Pumping Iron (1977)
Conan in Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Col. John Matrix in Commando (1985)
Major Alan 'Dutch' Schaefer in Predator (1987)
Ben Richards in The Running Man (1987)
Julius Benedict in Twins (1988)
Det. John Kimble in Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Douglas Quaid in Total Recall (1990)
Jack Slater in Last Action Hero (1993)
Dr. Alex Hesse in Junior (1994)
Harry Tasker in True Lies (1994)
US Marshal John "The Eraser" Kruger in Eraser (1996)
Howard "Howie" Langston in Jingle All the Way (1996)
Mr. Freeze/Dr. Victor Fries in Batman & Robin (1997)
Jericho Cane in End of Days (1999)
Adam Gibson in The 6th Day (2000)
Gordon Brewer in Collateral Damage (2002)


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