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

Charles Coburn
(1877-1961)
"Colonel" Harry Harrington in The Lady Eve (1941)

John B. Merlin in Bachelor Mother (1939)
Merrick in The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
Benjamin Dingle in The More the Merrier (1943)
Dr. Henry Gordon in Kings Row (1942)
Hugo Van Cleve in Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Alexander 'Dandy' Gow in The Green Years (1946)
Sir Simon Flaquer in The Paradine Case (1947)
Lieut. Quincy in Impact (1949)
Mr. Oliver Oxley in Monkey Business (1952)
Sir Francis Beekman in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)


James Coburn
(1928-2002)
Britt in The Magnificent Seven (1960)
and
Derek Flint in Our Man Flint (1966) (tie)

Whit in Ride Lonesome (1959)
Cprl. Frank Henshaw in Hell is For Heroes (1962)
Tex Panthollow in Charade (1963)
Louis Sedgwick in The Great Escape (1963)
Lt. Cmdr. "Bus" Cummings in The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Samuel Potts in Major Dundee (1965)
Derek Flint in In Like Flint (1967)
Dr. Sidney Schaefer in The President's Analyst (1967)
Dr. Krankheit in Candy (1968)
Clinton Green in The Last of Sheila (1973)
Sheriff Patrick J. Garrett in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
Luke Matthews in Bite the Bullet (1975)
Spencer "Speed" Weed in Hard Times (1975)
Sgt. Steiner in Cross of Iron (1977)
Jack Dryden in Goldengirl (1979)
John Chisum in Young Guns II (1990)
George Kaplan in Hudson Hawk (1991)
Commodore Duvall in Maverick (1994)
Chief Beller in Eraser (1996)
Harlan Hartley in The Nutty Professor (1996)
Glen Whitehouse in Affliction (1997)
Fairfax in Payback (1999)
Tobias Alcott in The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
CEO Henry J. Waternoose III (voice) in Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Thunder Jack in Snow Dogs (2002)


#12 star
Claudette Colbert
(1905-1996)
Ellie Andrews in It Happened One Night (1934) Poppaea in The Sign of the Cross (1932)
Cleopatra in Cleopatra (1934)
Beatrice "Bea" Pullman in Imitation of Life (1934)
Dr. Jane Everest in Private Worlds (1935)
Nicole de Loiselle in Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
Lana Borst Martin in Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Eve Peabody in Midnight (1939)
Augusta Nash in Arise, My Love (1940)
Betsy Bartlett in Boom Town (1940)
Gerry Jeffers in The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Lieutenant Janet Davidson in So Proudly We Hail! (1943)
Anne Hilton in Since You Went Away (1944)
Christopher 'Kit' Madden in Without Reservations (1946)
Betty MacDonald in The Egg and I (1947)
Agnes Keith in Three Came Home (1950)

Ronald Colman
(1891-1958)
Anthony John in A Double Life (1948) Stephen Dallas in Stella Dallas (1925)
Michael 'Beau' Geste in Beau Geste (1926)
Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond in Bulldog Drummond (1929)
Michel in Condemned (1929)
A.J. Raffles in Raffles (1930)
Dr. Martin Arrowsmith in Arrowsmith (1931)
Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
Paul Gaillard in The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935)
Baron Robert Clive in Clive of India (1935)
Sgt. Victor in Under Two Flags (1936)
Rudolph Rassendyll/King Rudolf V in The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Robert Conway in Lost Horizon (1937)
Francois Villon in If I Were King (1938)
Charles Rainier/John "Smithy" Smith in Random Harvest (1942)
Michael Lightcap in The Talk of the Town (1942)
Beauregard Bottomley in Champagne for Caesar (1950)

Jennifer Connelly
(1970- )
Alicia Nash in A Beautiful Mind (2001) Jennifer Corvino in Phenomena (1985)
Sarah in Labyrinth (1986)
Gabriella 'Gabby' D'Arc in Some Girls (1988)
Gloria Harper in The Hot Spot (1990)
Josie McClellan in Career Opportunities (1991)
Jennie Blake in The Rocketeer (1991)
Taryn in Higher Learning (1995)
Allison Pond in Mulholland Falls (1996)
Eleanor Abbott in Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Emma Murdoch/Anna in Dark City (1998)
Ruth Klingman in Pollock (2000)
Marion Silver in Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Sarah Williams in Waking the Dead (2000)
Kathy Nicolo in House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Betty Ross in The Hulk (2003)
Dahlia Williams in Dark Water (2005)
Maddy Bowen in Blood Diamond (2006)
Kathy Adamson in Little Children (2006)
Grace Learner in Reservation Road (2007)
Helen Benson in The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Janine in He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

Sean Connery
(1930- )
James Bond in the first of many Bond films, Dr. No (1962) followed by:
From Russia With Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Mark Rutland in Marnie (1964)
Trooper Joe Roberts in The Hill (1965)
Daniel Dravot in The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Mulay Achmed Mohammed el-Raisuli the Magnificent in The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Robin Hood in Robin and Marian (1976)
Edward Pierce/John Simms in The First Great Train Robbery (1979)
William of Baskerville in In the Name of the Rose (1986)
Jim Malone in The Untouchables (1987)
Professor Henry Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Captain Marko Ramius in The Hunt for Red October (1990)
King Arthur in First Knight (1995)
John Patrick Mason in The Rock (1996)
Robert "Mac" MacDougal in Entrapment (1999)
William Forrester in Finding Forrester (2000)
Allan Quatermain in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

Elisha Cook, Jr.
(1906-1995)
Wilmer in The Maltese Falcon (1941) Joe Codd in Tin Pan Alley (1940)
Harry Williams in I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
Cliff Milburn in Phantom Lady (1944)
Harry Jones in The Big Sleep (1946)
Frank "Stonewall" Torrey in Shane (1953)
George Peatty in The Killing (1956)
Watson Pritchard in House on Haunted Hill (1958)
Mr. Nicklas in Rosemary's Baby (1968)

#11 star
Gary Cooper
(1901-1961)
Will Kane in High Noon (1952) Abe Lee in The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926)
Cadet White in Wings (1927)
Tom Brown in Morocco (1930)
Lieut. Frederick Henry in A Farewell to Arms (1932)
Lt. Alan McGregor in The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
Tom Bradley in Desire (1936)
Longfellow Deeds in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Wild Bill Hickok in The Plainsman (1936)
Michael "Beau" Geste in Beau Geste (1939)
Cole Hardin in The Westerner (1940)
Prof. Bertram Potts in Ball of Fire (1941)
Long John Willoughby or "John Doe" in Meet John Doe (1941)
Sergeant Alvin C. York in Sergeant York (1941)
Lou Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Robert Jordan in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Melody Jones in Along Came Jones (1945)
Prof. Alvah Jesper in Cloak and Dagger (1946)
Capt. Christopher Holden in Unconquered (1947)
Howard Roark in The Fountainhead (1949)
Benjamin Trane in Vera Cruz (1954)
Jess Birdwell in Friendly Persuasion (1956)
Frank Flannagan in Love in the Afternoon (1957)
Link Jones in Man of the West (1958)

Jackie Cooper
(1922-2011)
Dink Purcell in The Champ (1931)
and
Jack in Our Gang (The Little Rascals) Film Series
Jerry McGinnis in Sunny Side Up (1929)
Himself in The Christmas Party (1931)
Skippy Skinner in Skippy (1931)
Swipes McGurk in The Bowery (1933)
Bill Peck in Peck's Bad Boy (1934)
Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island (1934)
Dinky in Dinky (1935)
Joseph 'Stubby' O'Shaughnessy in O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935)
Henry Aldrich in What a Life! (1939)
Clem/Tom Grayson in The Return of Frank James (1940)
Jerry Regan in Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Perry White in Superman: The Movie (1978), Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983), Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987)

Kevin Costner
(1955- )
Lieut. John G. Dunbar in Dances With Wolves (1990) Jake in Silverado (1985)
Lt. Cmdr. Tom Farrell in No Way Out (1987)
Eliot Ness in The Untouchables (1987)
Crash Davis in Bull Durham (1988)
Ray Kinsella in Field of Dreams (1989)
Jim Garrison in JFK (1991)
Robin of Locksley in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Frank Farmer in The Bodyguard (1992)
Butch Haynes in A Perfect World (1993)
Wyatt Earp in Wyatt Earp (1994)
Mariner in Waterworld (1995)
Roy ('Tin Cup') McAvoy in Tin Cup (1996)
Billy Chapel in For Love of the Game (1999)
Garret Blake in Message in A Bottle (1999)
Kenny O'Donnell in Thirteen Days (2000)
Murphy in 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
Dr. Joe Darrow in Dragonfly (2002)
Charley Waite in Open Range (2003)
Denny Davies in The Upside of Anger (2005)
Beau Burroughs in Rumor Has It... (2005)
Ben Randall in The Guardian (2006)
Mr. Earl Brooks in Mr. Brooks (2007)

Joseph Cotten
(1905-1994)
Uncle Charlie Oakley in Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Jed Leland in Citizen Kane (1941)
Eugene Morgan in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Howard Graham in Journey Into Fear (1942)
Brian Cameron in Gaslight (1944)
Lieut. Tony Willett in Since You Went Away (1944)
Allen Quinton in Love Letters (1945)
Jesse McCanles in Duel in the Sun (1946)
Glenn Morley in The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Eben Adams in Portrait of Jennie (1948)
Doctor Louis Moline in Beyond the Forest (1949)
Sam Flusky in Under Capricorn (1949)
Holly Martins in The Third Man (1949)
George Loomis in Niagara (1953)
Police Surgeon (uncredited) in Touch of Evil (1958)

Larry "Buster" Crabbe
(1908-1983)
Buck Rogers in Buck Rogers films and Flash Gordon in Flash Gordon films (various years)  

Jeanne Crain
(1925-2003)
Deborah Bishop in A Letter to Three Wives (1949) Margy Frake in State Fair (1945)
Ruth Berent in Leave Her to Heaven (1946)
Peggy in Apartment for Peggy (1948)
Patricia "Pinky" Johnson in Pinky (1949)
Ann Gilbreth in Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)
Deborah Higgins in People Will Talk (1951)

Broderick Crawford
(1911-1986)
Willie Stark in All the King's Men (1949) Harry Brock in Born Yesterday (1950)
Augusto in Il Bidone (The Swindle) (1955)
Jarmon/Narrator in The Candidate (1972)

#10 star
Joan Crawford
(1904-1977)
Mildred Pierce in Mildred Pierce (1945) Diana Medford in Our Dancing Daughters (1928)
Alice 'Bingo' Dowling in Untamed (1929)
Bonnie Jordan in Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)
Flaemmchen in Grand Hotel (1932)
Sadie Thompson in Rain (1932)
Janie Barlow in Dancing Lady (1933)
Diane (Dinah) Lovering in Chained (1934)
Sadie McKee Brennan in Sadie McKee (1934)
Margaret 'Peggy' O'Neal Eaton in The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
Anni Pavlovitch (aka Anne Vivaldi) in The Bride Wore Red (1937)
Crystal Allen in The Women (1939)
Julie in Strange Cargo (1940)
Helen Wright in Humoresque (1946)
Louise Howell in Possessed (1947)
Lane Bellamy in Flamingo Road (1949)
Myra Hudson in Sudden Fear (1952)
Jenny Stewart in Torch Song (1953)
Vienna in Johnny Guitar (1954)
Blanche Hudson in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)


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