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

Clifton Webb
(1891-1966)
Waldo Lydecker in Laura (1944) Elliott Templeton in The Razor's Edge (1946)
Lynn Belvedere in Sitting Pretty (1948)
Frank Bunker Gilbreth in Cheaper By the Dozen (1950)
Richard Ward Sturges in Titanic (1953)
John Frederick Shadwell in Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
Lt. Comm. Ewen Montagu in The Man Who Never Was (1956)

Johnny Weissmuller
(1904-1984)
Tarzan in Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932) and other Tarzan films in the 1930s and 40s Tarzan in Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Tarzan in Tarzan Finds a Son (1939)

Raquel Welch
(1940- )
Loana in One Million Years, B.C. (1966) Cora Peterson in Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Lilian Lust in Bedazzled (1967)
Fathom Harvill in Fathom (1967)
Maria Stoner in Bandolero! (1968)
Kit Forrest in Lady in Cement (1968)
Sarita in 100 Rifles (1969)
Myra Breckinridge in Myra Breckinridge (1970)
Hannie Caulder in Hannie Caulder (1971)
Eileen McHenry in Fuzz (1972)
K.C. Carr in Kansas City Bomber (1972)
Constance de Bonancieux in The Three Musketeers (1974)
Jugs (Jennifer) in Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
Mrs. Windham Vandermark in Legally Blonde (2001)
Hortensia in Tortilla Soup (2001)

Tuesday Weld
(1943- )
Sue Ann Stepanek in Pretty Poison (1968) Selena Cross in Return to Peyton Place (1961)
Christian in The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Barbara Ann Greene in Lord Love a Duck (1966)
Maria Wyeth in Play It As it Lays (1972)
Katherine in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Marge Converse in Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
Jessie in Thief (1981)
Carol in Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Amanda Prendergast in Falling Down (1993)

#16 star
Orson Welles
(1915-1985)
Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane (1941) Narrator in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre (1944)
Charles Rankin/Franz Kindler in The Stranger (1946)
Michael O'Hara in The Lady From Shanghai (1948)
Macbeth in Macbeth (1948)
Harry Lime in The Third Man (1949)
Father Mapple in Moby Dick (1956)
Hank Quinlan in Touch of Evil (1958)
Jonathan Wilk in Compulsion (1959)
Sir John (Jack) Falstaff in Chimes at Midnight (1966)
Cardinal Wolsey in A Man For All Seasons (1966)

#15 star
Mae West
(1892-1980)
Lady Lou in She Done Him Wrong (1933)
and
Tira in I'm No Angel (1933)
Maudie Triplett in Night After Night (1932)
Ruby Carter in Belle of the Nineties (1934)
The Frisco Doll/Rose Carlton/Sister Annie Alden in Klondike Annie (1936)
Flower Belle Lee in My Little Chickadee (1940)
Leticia in Myra Breckinridge (1970)
Marlo Manners/Lady Barrington in Sextette (1978)

Pearl White
(1889-1938)
Pauline Marvin in The Perils of Pauline (1914) Elaine Dodge in The Exploits of Elaine (1914)
Pearl Standish in The Fatal Ring (1917)

Richard Widmark
(1914-2008)
Tommy Udo in Kiss of Death (1947) Harry Fabian in Night and the City (1950)
Dr. Clinton Reed in Panic in the Streets (1950)
Skip McCoy in Pickup on South Street (1953)
Dr. Stewart McInver in The Cobweb (1955)
Jim Bowie in The Alamo (1960)
Col. Tad Lawson in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
First Lt. Jim Gary in Two Rode Together (1961)
Capt. Thomas Archer in Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Capt. Eric Finlander in The Bedford Incident (1965)
Det. Daniel Madigan in Madigan (1968)
Agent Hoyt in Rollercoaster (1977)
Gen. Martin MacKenzie in Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Dr. George A. Harris in Coma (1978)
Ben Caxton in Against All Odds (1984)

Dianne Wiest
(1948- )
Holly in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) Isabelle in Falling in Love (1984)
Vi Moore in Footloose (1984)
Emma in The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Lucy Emerson in The Lost Boys (1987)
Aunt Bea in Radio Days (1987)
Mother in Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Helen Buckman Lampkin Brodsky in Parenthood (1989)
Peg Boggs in Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Dr. Jane Grierson in Little Man Tate (1991)
Helen Sinclair in Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Louise Keeley in The Birdcage (1996)
Diane Booker in The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Aunt Bridget 'Jet' Owens in Practical Magic (1998)
Annie in I Am Sam (2001)

Gene Wilder
(1935- )
Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein (1974) Eugene Grizzard in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Leo Bloom in The Producers (1968)
Claude/Philippe in Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (1971)
Dr. Doug Ross in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (1972)
Jim, The Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles (1974)
The Fox in The Little Prince (1974)
Sigerson Holmes in The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
George Caldwell in Silver Streak (1976)
Rudy Valentine in The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
Avram Belinski in The Frisco Kid (1979)
Skip Donahue in Stir Crazy (1980)
Michael Jordon in Hanky Panky (1982)
Theodore Pierce in The Woman in Red (1984)
Larry Abbot in Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
Dave in See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

Warren William
(1894-1948)
Dave the Dude in Lady for a Day (1933) Robert 'Bob' Kirkwood in Three on a Match (1932)
J. Lawrence Bradford in The Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Perry Mason in The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)
Julius Caesar in Cleopatra (1934)
Philo Vance in The Dragon Murder Case (1934)
Stephen 'Steve' Archer in Imitation of Life (1934)
Ted Shayne in Satan Met a Lady (1936)
DA Jim Stowell in Wives Under Suspicion (1938)
Philo Vance in The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939)
D'Artagnan in The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)
Dr. Lloyd in The Wolf Man (1941)

Esther Williams
(1921-2013)
Eve Barrett in Neptune's Daughter (1949)

Caroline Brooks in Bathing Beauty (1944)
K.C. Higgins in Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
Annette Kellerman in Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
Katie Higgins in Dangerous When Wet (1953)
Julie Hallerton in Easy to Love (1953)
Amytis in Jupiter's Darling (1955)
Lois Conway in The Unguarded Moment (1956)


Robin Williams
(1951-2014)
Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) T. S. Garp in The World According to Garp (1982)
Vladimir Ivanoff in Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
AIC Adrian Cronauer in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
John Keating in Dead Poets Society (1989)
Joey O'Brien in Cadillac Man (1990)
Dr. Malcolm Sayer in Awakenings (1990)
Parry in The Fisher King (1991)
Peter Banning/Peter Pan in Hook (1991)
Genie/Merchant (voice) in Aladdin (1992)
Leslie Zevo in Toys (1992)
Alan Parrish in Jumanji (1995)
Dr. Kosevich in Nine Months (1995)
Armand Goldman in The Birdcage (1996)
Jack Powell in Jack (1996)
Mel in Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Professor Philip 'Phil' Brainard in Flubber (1997)
Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting (1997)
Hunter "Patch" Adams in Patch Adams (1998)
Chris Nielsen in What Dreams May Come (1998)
Andrew Martin in Bicentennial Man (1999)
Jakob Heym in Jakob the Liar (1999)
Rainbow Randolph in Death to Smoochy (2002)
Walter Finch in Insomnia (2002)
Seymour "Sy" Parrish in One Hour Photo (2002)
Fender (voice) in Robots (2005)
Ramon / Lovelace (voice) in Happy Feet (2006), and Happy Feet Two (2011)
Teddy Roosevelt in Night at the Museum (2006), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Maxwell 'Wizard' Wallace in August Rush (2007)
Reverend Frank in License to Wed (2007)
Lance Clayton in World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Dwight D. Eisenhower in Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

Bruce Willis
(1955- )
John McClane in Die Hard (1988) and its sequels

Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Voice of Mikey in Look Who's Talking (1989)
Dr. Ernest Melville in Death Becomes Her (1992)
Butch Coolidge in Pulp Fiction (1994)
James "Jim" Cole in 12 Monkeys (1995)
The Jackal in The Jackal (1997)
Korben Dallas in The Fifth Element (1997)
Harry S. Stamper in Armageddon (1998)
Dr. Malcolm Crowe in The Sixth Sense (1999)
Russell M. Duritz in The Kid (2000)
David Dunn in Unbreakable (2000)
Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski/Jimmy Jones in The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
Joe Blake in Bandits (2001)
Col. William McNamara in Hart's War (2002)
Jimmy in The Whole Ten Yards (2004)
Hartigan in Sin City (2005)
Mr. Goodkat in Lucky Number Sleven (2006)
Lt. Muldoon in Grindhouse (2007): Planet Terror
Principal Kirkpatrick in The Assassination of a High School President (2008)

Debra Winger
(1955- )
Sissy Davis in Urban Cowboy (1980)
and
Paula Pokrifki in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Jennifer in Thank God It's Friday (1978)
Melanie in French Postcards (1979)
Suzy in Cannery Row (1982)
Emma Greenway Horton in Terms of Endearment (1983)
Betty Parrish in Mike's Murder (1984)
Laura Kelly in Legal Eagles (1986)
Alexandra 'Alex' Barnes in Black Widow (1987)
Katie Phillips/Cathy Weaver in Betrayed (1988)
Kit Moresby in The Sheltering Sky (1990)
Jane in Leap of Faith (1992)
Martha Horgan in A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Joy Gresham in Shadowlands (1993)
Vida Foudroyant in Wilder Napalm (1993)
Ellen Andrews in Forget Paris (1995)
Marilyn in Big Bad Love (2001)
Linda in Radio (2003)
Alice Collins in Eulogy (2004)
Abby in Rachel Getting Married (2008)

Kate Winslet
(1975- )
Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic (1997) Juliet Hulme in Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Princess Sarah in A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)
Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Ophelia in Hamlet (1996)
Sue Bridehead in Jude (1996)
Julia in Hideous Kinky (1998)
Ruth in Holy Smoke (1999)
Madeleine LeClerc in Quills (2000)
Hester Wallace in Enigma (2001)
Young Iris Murdoch in Iris (2001)
Elizabeth (Bitsey) Bloom in The Life of David Gale (2003)
Clementine Kruczynski in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Sylvia Llewelyn Davies in Finding Neverland (2004)
Tula in Romance & Cigarettes (2005)
Anne Stanton in All the King's Men (2006)
Iris Simpkins in The Holiday (2006)
Sarah Pierce in Little Children (2006)
Hanna Schmitz in The Reader (2008)
April Wheeler in Revolutionary Road (2008)
Nancy Cowan in Carnage (2011)
Dr. Erin Mears in Contagion (2011)


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