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

Shelley Winters
(1920-2006)
Charlotte Haze in Lolita (1962) Pat Kroll in A Double Life (1947)
Frenchie Fontaine in Frenchie (1950)
Coral in South Sea Sinner (1950)
Lola Manners in Winchester '73 (1950)
Alice Tripp in A Place in the Sun (1951)
Eva Bardeman in Executive Suite (1954)
Dixie Evans in The Big Knife (1955)
Natalia Landauer in I Am A Camera (1955)
Willa Harper in The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Mrs. Petronella Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Lorry in Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
Mary di Pace in The Young Savages (1961)
Sarah Garnell in The Chapman Report (1962)
Polly Adler in A House is Not a Home (1964)
Rose-Ann D'Arcey in A Patch of Blue (1965)
Ruby in Alfie (1966)
Fay Estabrook in Harper (1966)
Mrs. Belle Rosen in The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Mrs. Lapinsky in Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)
Becky in Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984)
Mrs. Fraser in Stepping Out (1991)

Reese Witherspoon
(1976- )
Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (2001) Danielle 'Dani' Trant in The Man in the Moon (1991)
Nonnie Parker in A Far Off Place (1993)
Karen Morris in Jack the Bear (1993)
Nicole Walker in Fear (1996)
Vanessa Lutz in Freeway (1996)
Ivy Miller in Overnight Delivery (1998)
Jennifer Wagner/Mary Sue Parker in Pleasantville (1998)
Mel Ames in Twilight (1998)
Lissa in Best Laid Plans (1999)
Annette Hargrove in Cruel Intentions (1999)
Tracy Enid Flick in Election (1999)
Evelyn Williams in American Psycho (2000)
Holly in Little Nicky (2000)
Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Melanie Carmichael/Melanie Smooter in Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
Elle Woods in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair (2004)
Elizabeth in Just Like Heaven (2005)
June Carter in Walk the Line (2005)
Annie in Penelope (2006)
Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi in Rendition (2007)
Kate in Four Christmases (2008)
Susan Murphy/Ginormica (voice) in Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Lisa in How Do You Know (2010)
Marlena Rosenbluth in Water For Elephants (2011)
Cheryl in Wild (2014)

Natalie Wood
(1938-1981)
Judy in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) Susan Walker (child star) in Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Debbie Edwards (older) in The Searchers (1956)
Marjorie Morgenstern in Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
Wilma Dean ("Deanie") Loomis in Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Maria in West Side Story (1961)
Louise Hovick (Gypsy Rose Lee) in Gypsy (1962)
Angie Rossini in Love With the Proper Stranger (1963)
Helen Gurley Brown in Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
Maggie DuBois in The Great Race (1965)
Daisy Clover in Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Alva Starr in This Property is Condemned (1966)
Carol Sanders in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
Karen Brace in Brainstorm (1983)

James Woods
(1947- )
Richard Boyle in Salvador (1986) Gregory Powell in The Onion Field (1979)
Max Renn in Videodrome (1983)
Jake Wise in Against All Odds (1984)
Maximilian 'Max' Bercovicz in Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Cleve in Best Seller (1987)
Lloyd Hopkins in Cop (1988)
Eddie Dodd in True Believer (1989)
Gabriel Caine in Diggstown (1992)
Ned Trent in The Specialist (1994)
Lester Diamond in Casino (1995)
H. R. Haldeman in Nixon (1995)
Byron De La Beckwith in Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Dr. Harvey Mandrake in Any Given Sunday (1999)
Col. Robert Moore in The General's Daughter (1999)
Mr. Lisbon in The Virgin Suicides (1999)
General Hein (Voice) in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
Mr. Leonard D'Onofrio in Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Dr. Raymond Turner in John Q (2002)
Walter O'Brien in Northfork (2003)
Pops in This Girl's Life (2003)
Tommy Athens in Be Cool (2005)
Tom Heddon in Straw Dogs (2011)

Joanne Woodward
(1930- )
Eve in The Three Faces of Eve (1957) Leola Boone in No Down Payment (1957)
Clara Varner in The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Carol Cutrere in The Fugitive Kind (1959)
Mary St. John in From the Terrace (1960)
Lillian Corning in Paris Blues (1961)
Mary Meredith (Ruby) in A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)
Rhoda Shillitoe in A Fine Madness (1966)
Rachel Cameron in Rachel, Rachel (1968)
Elora Capua in Winning (1969)
Geraldine in WUSA (1970)
Dr. Mildred Watson in They Might Be Giants (1971)
Beatrice in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
Rita Walden in Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)
Iris Devereaux in The Drowning Pool (1975)
Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie (1987)
India Bridge in Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Sarah Beckett in Philadelphia (1993)

Fay Wray
(1907-2004)
Ann Darrow in King Kong (1933) Ethne Eustace in The Four Feathers (1928)
Mitzi Schrammel in The Wedding March (1928)
Ritzy in Thunderbolt (1929)
Consuelo in The Texan (1930)
Taizie Lockhart in The Conquering Horde (1931)
Camille de Jonghe in The Unholy Garden (1931)
Joanne Xavier in Doctor X (1932)
Eve Trowbridge in The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
Charlotte Duncan in The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
Virginia Brush in One Sunday Afternoon (1933)
Ruth Bertin in The Vampire Bat (1933)
Angela in The Affairs of Cellini (1934)
Teresa in Viva Villa! (1934)
Rene in The Clairvoyant (1935)

Teresa Wright
(1918-2005)
Young Charlie Newton in Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Alexandra Giddens in The Little Foxes (1941)
Carol Beldon in Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Eleanor Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Peggy Stephenson in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Thor Callum in Pursued (1947)
Lark Ingoldsby in Enchantment (1948)
Ellen Wilozek in The Men (1950)
Laura Roberts in Somewhere in Time (1980)
Miss Birdie in The Rainmaker (1997)

Jane Wyatt
(1910-2006)
Sondra Bizet in Lost Horizon (1937) Estella in Great Expectations (1934)
Aggie Hunter in None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
Madge Harvey in Boomerang! (1947)
Jane Lacey in Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Sue Forbes in Pitfall (1948)
Marjorie Byrne in House By the River (1950)
Lois Macaulay in Our Very Own (1950)
Amanda in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Jane Wyman
(1914-2007)
Belinda MacDonald in Johnny Belinda (1948) Denny Costello in Larceny, Inc. (1942)
Helen St. James in The Lost Weekend (1945)
Ma Baxter in The Yearling (1946)
Mary Peterman in Magic Town (1947)
Eve Gill in Stage Fright (1950)
Louise Mason in The Blue Veil (1951)
Helen Phillips in Magnificent Obsession (1954)
Cary Scott in All That Heaven Allows (1955)
Aunt Polly in Pollyanna (1960)

Gig Young
(1913-1978)
Rocky in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) Lieut. Bill Williams in Air Force (1943)
Boyd Copeland in Come Fill The Cup (1951)
Alex Burke in Young at Heart (1955)
Mike Cutler in Desk Set (1957)
Dr. Hugo Pine in Teacher's Pet (1958)
Roger in That Touch of Mink (1962)
Hal in Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
Quill in Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

Loretta Young
(1913-2000)
Katrin Holstrom in The Farmer's Daughter (1947) Gallagher in Platinum Blonde (1931)
Claire Blake in The Call of the Wild (1935)
Berengaria, Princess of Navarre in The Crusades (1935)
Sally Goodwin in Kentucky (1938)
Mabel Hubbard Bell in The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
Nancy Troy in A Night to Remember (1943)
Cherry de Longpre in Along Came Jones (1945)
Mary Longstreet (Rankin) in The Stranger (1946)
Julia Brougham in The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Wilma Tuttle in The Accused (1948)
Sister Margaret in Come to the Stable (1949)
Ellen Jones in Cause For Alarm! (1951)

Robert Young
(1907-1998)
Jim Anderson in "Father Knows Best" (TV series in the 50s and 60s) and Marcus Welby in "Marcus Welby, M.D." (TV series in the 70s) Gottfried Lenz in The Three Comrades (1938)
Fritz Marberg in The Mortal Storm (1940)
Langdon Towne in Northwest Passage (1940)
Harry Moulton Pulham in H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)
Richard Blake in Western Union (1941)
David Naughton in Claudia (1943)
Cuffy Williams in The Canterville Ghost (1944)
Oliver Bradford in The Enchanted Cottage (1945)
Capt. Finlay in Crossfire (1947)
Larry Ballentine in They Won't Believe Me (1947)
Philip Bosinney in That Forsyte Woman (1949)

Renée Zellweger
(1969- )
Dorothy Boyd Maguire in Jerry Maguire (1996) Buckle Bunny in 8 Seconds (1994)
Starlene Cheatham in Love and a .45 (1994)
Tami in Reality Bites (1994)
Gina in Empire Records (1995)
Novalyne Price in The Whole Wide World (1995)
Ellen Gulden in One True Thing (1998)
Sonia Horowitz in A Price Above Rubies (1998)
Anne Arden in The Bachelor (1999)
Irene P. Waters in Me, Myself, and Irene (2000)
Betty Sizemore in Nurse Betty (2000)
Bridget Jones in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
"Roxie" Hart in Chicago (2002)
Claire Richards in White Oleander (2002)
Ruby Thewes in Cold Mountain (2003)
Angie (voice) in Shark Tale (2004)
Bridget Jones in Bridget Jones: The End of Reason (2004)
Mae Braddock in Cinderella Man (2005)
Beatrix Potter in Miss Potter (2006)
Vanessa Bloome (Voice) in Bee Movie (2007)
Lexie Littleton in Leatherheads (2008)
Allison French in Appaloosa (2008)
Anne Deveraux in My One and Only (2009)
Katie (Voice) in Monsters vs Aliens (2009)
Emily Jenkins in Case 39 (2009)

Catherine Zeta-Jones
(1969- )
Elena Montero/Elena Murrieta in The Mask of Zorro (1998) Beatriz in Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
Kitty in Splitting Heirs (1993)
Sala in The Phantom (1996)
Virginia 'Gin' Baker in Entrapment (1999)
Theodora 'Theo' in The Haunting (1999)
Charlie Nicholson in High Fidelity (2000)
Helena Ayala in Traffic (2000)
Gwen Harrison in America's Sweethearts (2001)
Velma Kelly in Chicago (2002)
Marylin Rexroth in Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Isabel Lahiri in Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Amelia Warren in The Terminal (2004)
Elena in The Legend of Zorro (2005)
Mary McGarvie in Death Defying Acts (2007)
Kate in No Reservations (2007)


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