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

Robert Duvall
(1931- )
Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore in Apocalypse Now (1979)
Tom Hagen in The Godfather (1972)
Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Major Frank Burns in M*A*S*H (1970)
Tom Hagen in The Godfather, Part II (1974)
Frank Hackett in Network (1976)
Bull Meecham in The Great Santini (1980)
Mac Sledge in Tender Mercies (1983)
Max Mercy in The Natural (1984)
Corporal Bob Hodges in Colors (1988)
Harry Hogge in Days of Thunder (1990)
Daddy in Rambling Rose (1991)
Prendergast in Falling Down (1993)
Dr. Roger Prynne R. Chillingworth in The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Doc in Phenomenon (1996)
Mr. Childers in Sling Blade (1996)
Eulis "Sonny" Dewey / The Apostle E.F. in The Apostle (1997)
Spurgeon 'Fish' Tanner in Deep Impact (1998)
Jerome Facher in A Civil Action (1998)
Dr. Griffin Weir in The 6th Day (2000)
Frank Grimes in John Q. (2002)
Gen. Robert E. Lee in Gods and Generals (2003)
Boss Spearman in Open Range (2003)
Hub in Secondhand Lions (2003)
Buck Weston in Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Old Man in The Road (2009)
Cash in Jack Reacher (2012)
Joseph Palmer in The Judge (2014)

Ann Dvorak
Vivian Revere in Three on a Match (1932) Cesca Camonte in Scarface (1932)
Jean Morgan Collins in G-Men (1935)
Minerva Harlan in Merrily We Live (1938)
Anne Morgan in This Was Paris (1942)
Charlene in The Long Night (1947)
Claire Phillips in I Was an American Spy (1951)

Clint Eastwood
(1930- )

"Dirty Harry" Callahan in:

"Spaghetti" Western films of Italian director Sergio Leone:

  • A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
  • For a Few Dollars More (1965)
  • The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

Deputy Sheriff Walt Coogan in Coogan's Bluff (1968)
Jed Cooper in Hang 'Em High (1968)
Lieut. Morris Pimpennel Schaffer in Where Eagles Dare (1969)
Pardner (Sylvester Newel) in Paint Your Wagon (1969)
Pvt. Kelly in Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Corporal John McBurney in The Beguiled (1971)
Dave Garland in Play Misty for Me (1971)
The Stranger in High Plains Drifter (1972)
Josey Wales in The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Philo Beddoe in Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
Frank Morris in Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Philo Beddoe in Any Which Way You Can (1980)
Bronco Billy McCoy in Bronco Billy (1980)
The Preacher in Pale Rider (1985)
Nick Pulovski in The Rookie (1990)
William Munny in Unforgiven (1992)
Frank Horrigan in In the Line of Fire (1993)
Red Garnett in A Perfect World (1993)
Robert Kincaid in The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
Luther Whitney in Absolute Power (1997)
Dr. Francis D. 'Frank' Corvin in Space Cowboys (2000)
Frankie Dunn in Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Walt Kowalski in Gran Torino (2008)

Nelson Eddy
Anatole Garron in Phantom of the Opera (1943) (see below with Jeanette MacDonald)
Nelson Eddy
with Jeanette MacDonald
Paul Allison and Marcia Mornay (Miss Morrison) in Maytime (1937) Captain Richard Warrington and Princess Marie (Marietta) in Naughty Marietta (1935)
Sergeant Bruce and Marie de Flor in Rose Marie (1936)
Ernest Lane and Gwen Marlowe in Sweethearts (1938)

Douglas Fairbanks
The Black Pirate in The Black Pirate (1926) Steve O'Dare in Manhattan Madness (1916)
The Young Man in Till the Clouds Roll By (1919)
Don Diego Vega/Zorro in The Mark of Zorro (1920)
D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers (1921)
Earl of Huntingdon/Robin Hood in Robin Hood (1922)
The Thief of Bagdad in The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
The Gaucho in The Gaucho (1927)
Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew (1929)
D'Artagnan in The Iron Mask (1929)

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Rupert of Hentzau in The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)

Joe Massara in Little Caesar (1930)
Douglas Scott in The Dawn Patrol (1930)
Joseph Sheridan in Morning Glory (1933)
Grand Duke Peter in Catherine the Great (1934)
Sgt. Ballantine in Gunga Din (1939)
Mario/Lucien in The Corsican Brothers (1941)
Sinbad in Sinbad the Sailor (1947)

Frances Farmer
Lotta Morgan and Lotta Bostrom in Come and Get It (1936) Josie Mansfield in The Toast of New York (1937)
Isabel Blake in Son of Fury (1942)

William Farnum
King Arthur in A Connecticut Yankee (1931) Roy Glennister in The Spoilers (1914)
Jean Valjean in Les Miserables (1917)
Sidney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities (1917)
Drag Harlan in Drag Harlan (1920)
Cash Holbrook in Painted Desert (1931)
Bill Mason in The Kid Ranger (1936)
Sharad in Underseas Kingdom (1936)
Tom Ryder in Adventures of Red Ryder (1940)
Patriot in Hangmen Also Die (1943)
Judge Polson in Wildfire (1945)
Tubal in Samson and Delilah (1949)
The King in Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)
Senator Tom Crockett in Lone Star (1952)

Mia Farrow
(1945- )
Rosemary Woodhouse in Rosemary's Baby (1968) Mary in John and Mary (1969)
Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby (1974)
Dr. Eudora Fletcher in Zelig (1983)
Tina Vitale in Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Cecilia in The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Hannah in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Sally White in Radio Days (1987)
Halley Reed in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Alice Tate in Alice (1990)
Judy Roth in Husbands and Wives (1992)
Miss O'Hare in Widows' Peak (1994)
Nina Marcus in Miami Rhapsody (1995)
Rachel in Reckless (1995)

Alice Faye
Belle Fawcett in In Old Chicago (1938) Mona Vale in Scandals (1934)
Jerry Dolan in Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)
Joan Warren in Sing, Baby, Sing (1936)
Susan Parker in Stowaway (1936)
Mona Merrick in On the Avenue (1937)
Stella Kirby in Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Molly Adair in Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
Rose Sargent in Rose of Washington Square (1939)
Katie Blane in Tin Pan Alley (1940)
Baroness Cecilia Duarte in That Night in Rio (1941)
Nan Spencer in Weekend in Havana (1941)
Edie Allen in The Gang's All Here (1943)
Trudy Evans in Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)
June Mills in Fallen Angel (1945)
Melissa Frake in State Fair (1962)
Alice (the Waitress) in The Magic of Lassie (1978)

Jose Ferrer
Cyrano in Cyrano De Bergerac (1950) The Dauphin, Charles VII in Joan of Arc (1948)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec / The Comte de Toulouse-Lautrec in Moulin Rouge (1952)
Lt. Barney Greenwald in The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Turkish Bey in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Rieber in Ship of Fools (1965)

Stepin Fetchit
Gummy in Hearts in Dixie (1929) Highpockets in In Old Kentucky (1927)
Smoke Screen in Salute (1929)
Joe in Show Boat (1929)
Scipio in Carolina (1934)
Jeff Poindexter in Judge Priest (1934)
Herman in On the Avenue (1937)
Adam in Bend of the River (1952)
Jeff Poindexter in The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

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