Greatest Film Stars

Greatest Roles & Filmographies


Introduction


Written by Tim Dirks

Greatest Film Stars - Their Greatest Roles and Filmographies (see index below) contains a selected sampling of the starring roles that best define the screen presence or persona of some of the greatest stars of the American cinema. The definitive screen role is often the one for which the actor or actress is best-remembered. In some cases, some actors/actresses - over a long, prolific career - have had more than one exemplary or essential example of their acting portrayed in films.


An extensive listing of the starring (and definitive roles) for many of the greatest stars of the American cinema, including many lesser known actors and actresses.

Filmsite's
Greatest Film Stars - Roles and Filmographies
Greatest Film Stars - Roles and Filmographies
(alphabetical, by last name)
Introduction | A1 | A2 | B1 | B2 | B3 | C1 | C2 | C3 | D1 | D2 | E
F1 | F2 | G1 | G2 | H1 | H2 | H3 | I-J | K
L1 | L2 | M1 | M2 | M3 | M4 | N | O | P1 | P2-Q | R1
R2 | S1 | S2 | S3 | T1 | T2 | U-V | W1 | W2-Z

Examples of Greatest Film Stars - Roles and Filmographies
Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones
Margaret Sullavan
Margaret Sullavan
Tuesday Weld
Tuesday Weld
Miriam Hopkins
Miriam Hopkins
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
Robert DeNiro
Robert De Niro
William Powell
William Powell

Additionally Recommended

Filmsite's
100 Greatest Film Stars of All-Time
A Definitive Look at the 100 Greatest Film Stars (50 male, 50 female) of Hollywood Legend.
Greatest Film Characters
Filmsite's
Greatest Film Characters of All-Time
Hundreds of Greatest Movie Characters (illustrated, unranked, in alphabetical order).
Premiere Magazine
Premiere Magazine's
100 Greatest Movie Characters of All-Time
The 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All-Time (Premiere Magazine in their April, 2004 issue)
Movieline Magazine
Movieline Magazine's
100 Best Female Character Roles
The 100 Best Female Character Roles (Movieline Magazine in their April, 1997 issue), in two parts.

AFI's Greatest Film Star Legends
America's Greatest Film Star Legends (50 total, 25 men and 25 women), selected by AFI in 1999.

AFI's Greatest Heroes and Villains
America's 100 Greatest Good and Bad Guys/Gals (50 of each), selected by AFI in 2003.
Premiere Magazine
Premiere Magazine's
100 Greatest Movie Performances of All-Time
The 100 Greatest Movie Performances of All-Time (Premiere Magazine in their April, 2006 issue), in four parts.



Previous Page Next Page

Welcome to Filmsite.
Please support the website by allowing ads.

We've detected that you are using AdBlock Plus or some other ad blocking software which prevents the page from fully loading.

With support from readers and visitors like you, we can continue to deliver the best commentary and film information on the web. You can support us for free by allowing ads.

Please add filmsite.org to your ad blocking whitelist or disable your adblocking software.

×