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

Nancy Carroll
(1904-1965)
  Hallie Hobart in The Devil's Holiday (1930)
Lora Moore in Follow Thru (1930)
Peggy Gibson in Laughter (1930)
Fraulein Elsa in Broken Lullaby (1932)
Ruth Brock in Hot Saturday (1932)
Tanyusha in Scarlet Dawn (1932)
Maria Held in The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)
Sally Marsh in Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934)
Grace Bristow in That Certain Age (1938)

John Cassavetes
(1929-1989)
Gus in Husbands (1970) Axel North in Edge of the City (1957)
Johnny North in The Killers (1964)
Victor R. Franko in The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Guy Woodhouse in Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Jim in Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)
Frankie Yale in Capone (1975)
Nicky in Mikey and Nicky (1976)
Button in Two Minute Warning (1976)
Maurice Adams in Opening Night (1977)
Childress in The Fury (1978)
Dr. Sam Cordell in The Incubus (1981)
Dr. Michael Emerson in Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
Phillip in Tempest (1982)
Marvin Stewart in Marvin and Tige (1983)
Robert Harmon in Love Streams (1984)

Lon Chaney
(1883-1930)
The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (1925) Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
He in He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
Alonzo in The Unknown (1927)
Phroso in West of Zanzibar (1928)
Professor Echo in The Unholy Three (1925, 1930)

Lon Chaney, Jr.

(1906-1973)
Larry Talbot/Wolf Man in The Wolf Man (1941) Joe Bethel in Sixteen Fathoms Deep (1934)
Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men (1939)
Dollarhide in Union Pacific (1939)
The Frankenstein Monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
Kharis, the Mummy in The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
The Wolf Man/Lawrence Stewart 'Larry' Talbot in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
Count Anthony Alucard in Son of Dracula (1943)
Lawrence Talbot in House of Frankenstein (1944)
Lawrence talbot in House of Dracula (1945)
Willie in My Favorite Brunette (1947)
"The Wolf Man" (Lawrence Talbot) in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Artemus Taylor in The Bushwhackers (1952)
Martin Howe in High Noon (1952)
Big Sam in The Defiant Ones (1958)
Simon Orne in The Haunted Palace (1963)
Bruno, the Chauffeur in Spider Baby (1964)
Groton in Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

#10 star
Charles Chaplin
(1889-1977)
The Tramp (Lone Prospector) in The Gold Rush (1925)
and
The Tramp in City Lights (1931)
Charlie in Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)
The Tramp in The Tramp (1915)
The Derelict in Easy Street (1917)
The Immigrant in The Immigrant (1917)
The Tramp in A Dog's Life (1918)
The Tramp in The Kid (1921)
The Tramp in The Circus (1928)
The Tramp (Factory Worker) in Modern Times (1936)
Hynkel (Dictator of Tomania)/A Jewish Barber in The Great Dictator (1940)
Henri Verdoux/Varney/Bonheur/Floray/Narrator in Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Calvero in Limelight (1952)
King Shahdov in A King in New York (1957)

Ruth Chatterton
(1893-1961)
Fran Dodsworth in Dodsworth (1936) Jacqueline Floriot in Madame X (1929)
Sarah Storm in Sarah and Son (1930)
Caroline Grannard in The Rich Are Always With Us (1932)
Alison Drake in Female (1933)

Maurice Chevalier
(1888-1972)
Honore Lachaille in Gigi (1958) Count Alfred Renard in The Love Parade (1929)
Pierre Mirande in The Big Pond (1930)
Lieut. Niki in The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
Maurice Courtelin in Love Me Tonight (1932)
Dr. Andre Bertier in One Hour With You (1932)
Capt. Danilo in The Merry Widow (1934)
Claude Chavasse in Love in the Afternoon (1957)
Paul Barriere in Can-Can (1960)
Panisse in Fanny (1961)
Jacques Paganel in In Search of the Castaways (1962)
Philip Dulaine in I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)

Julie Christie
(1941- )
Lara in Doctor Zhivago (1965) Liz in Billy Liar (1963)
Diana Scott in Darling (1965)
Linda/Clarisse in Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Bathsheba Everdene in Far From the Madding Crowd (1967)
Petulia Danner in Petulia (1968)
Catherine in In Search of Gregory (1969)
Marian Maudsley in The Go-Between (1971)
Constance Miller in McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Laura Baxter in Don't Look Now (1973)
Jackie Shawn in Shampoo (1975)
Susan Harris in Demon Seed (1977)
Betty Logan in Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Ellen Freeman in Power (1986)
Gertrude in Hamlet (1996)
Phyllis 'Phyl' Mann in Afterglow (1997)
Madame Rosmerta in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Mrs. Emma du Maurier in Finding Neverland (2004)
Fiona Anderson in Away From Her (2006)

Mae Clarke
(1907-1992)
Kitty in The Public Enemy (1931) Elizabeth in Frankenstein (1931)
Molly Malloy in The Front Page (1931)
Myra Deauville in Waterloo Bridge (1931)
Gwen Parker in Penguin Pool Murder (1932)
Janet Henry in Great Guy (1936)
Constance in Hearts in Bondage (1936)
Mrs. Miller in Magnificent Obsession (1954)

Jill Clayburgh
(1944-2010)
Erica Benton in An Unmarried Woman (1978) Hilly Burns in Silver Streak (1976)
Barbara Jane (BJ) Bookman in Semi-Tough (1978)
Caterina Silveri in La Luna (1979)
Marilyn Holmberg in Starting Over (1979)
Kate Gunzinger in It's My Turn (1980)
Justice Ruth Hagadorn Loomis in First Monday in October (1981)
Barbara Gordon in I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can (1982)
Nancy Eldridge in Where Are the Children? (1986)
Diana Sullivan in Shy People (1987)
Helen Odom in Rich in Love (1992)
Sarah Green in Whispers in the Dark (1992)
Jake's Mother in Naked in New York (1994)

Montgomery Clift
(1920-1966)
George Eastman in A Place in the Sun (1951) Matthew Garth/Dunson in Red River (1948)
Ralph Stevenson in The Search (1948)
Morris Townsend in The Heiress (1949)
Robert E. Lee Prewitt ("Prew") in From Here to Eternity (1953)
Father Michael Logan in I Confess (1953)
John Wickliff Shawnessy in Raintree County (1957)
Noah Ackerman in The Young Lions (1958)
Dr. Cukrowicz in Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Chuck Glover in Wild River (1960)
Rudolph Petersen in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Perce Howland in The Misfits (1961)
Sigmund Freud in Freud (1962)

George Clooney
(1961- )
John Michael "Jack" Foley in Out of Sight (1998) Seth Gecko in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Jack Taylor in One Fine Day (1996)
Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman & Robin (1997)
Col. Thomas Devoe in The Peacemaker (1997)
Capt. Charles Bosche in The Thin Red Line (1998)
Sergeant Major Archie Gates in Three Kings (1999)
Ulysses Everett McGill in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Capt. Billy Tyne in The Perfect Storm (2000)
Danny Ocean in Ocean's Eleven (2001) and in Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Devlin in Spy Kids (2001)
Jim Byrd in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Dr. Chris Kelvin in Solaris (2002)
Miles Massey in Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Fred Friendly in Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
Bob Barnes in Syriana (2005)
Capt. Jacob 'Jake' Geismer in The Good German (2006)
Michael Clayton in Michael Clayton (2007)
Jimmy "Dodge" Connelly in Leatherheads (2008)
Harry Pfarrer in Burn After Reading (2008)
Mr. Fox (voice) in Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Lyn Cassady in The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
Ryan Bingham in Up in the Air (2009)
Jack / Edward in The American (2010)
Matt King in The Descendants (2011)
Governor Mike Morris in The Ides of March (2011)

Glenn Close
(1947- )
Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction (1987) Jenny Fields in The World According to Garp (1982)
Sarah in The Big Chill (1983)
Iris Gaines in The Natural (1984)
Teddy Barnes in Jagged Edge (1985)
Marquise De Merteuil in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Sunny Von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Gertrude in Hamlet (1990)
Ferula in The House of the Spirits (1993)
Alicia Clark in The Paper (1994)
First Lady Marsha Dale in Mars Attacks! (1996)
Cruella De Vil in 101 Dalmatians (1996) and in 102 Dalmatians (2000)
V.P. Kathryn Bennett in Air Force One (1997)
Camille Dixon in Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Cruella De Vil in 102 Dalmatians (2000)
Dr. Elaine Keener in Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her (2000)
Claire Wellington in The Stepford Wives (2004)
Mrs. Wittenborn in Evening (2007)
Albert Nobbs in Albert Nobbs (2011)

Lee J. Cobb
(1911-1976)
Johnny Friendly in On the Waterfront (1954) Dr. Dozous in The Song of Bernadette (1943)
Kralahome in Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
Chief Robinson in Boomerang! (1947)
Brian Kelly in Call Northside 777 (1948)
Juror # 3 in 12 Angry Men (1957)
Doctor Luther in The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
Feodor in The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
Rico Angelo in Party Girl (1958)
Dock Tobin in Man of the West (1958)
Marshal Lou Ramsey in How the West Was Won (1962)
Cramden in Our Man Flint (1965)
Lieutenant Kinderman in The Exorcist (1973)


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