Greatest Film Stars
Greatest Roles & 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



Greatest Film Star Roles and Filmographies
Actor or Actress
Definitive Screen Role Other Great Film Roles

Goldie Hawn
(1945- )
Jill in Shampoo (1975) Toni Simmons in Cactus Flower (1969)
Jill in Butterflies are Free (1972)
Lou Jean Poplin in The Sugarland Express (1974)
Gloria Mundy in Foul Play (1978)
Glenda Gardenia Parks in Seems Like Old Times (1980)
Pvt. Judy Benjamin in Private Benjamin (1980)
Paula McCullen in Best Friends (1982)
Kay Walsh in Swing Shift (1984)
Molly McGrath in Wildcats (1986)
Joanna / Annie in Overboard (1987)
Marianne Graves in Bird on a Wire (1990)
Helen Sharp in Death Becomes Her (1992)
Gwen in HouseSitter (1992)
Elise "Lisey" Elliot Atchison in The First Wives Club (1996)
Steffi Dandridge in Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Nancy Clark in The Out-of-Towners (1999)
Mona Miller in Town & Country (2001)
Suzette in The Banger Sisters (2002)

Sterling Hayden
(1916-1986)
Johnny Clay in The Killing (1956) Dix Handley in The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Jim Johannson / Barry Lester in The Star (1952)
Detective Sgt. Sims in Crime Wave (1954)
Sheriff Tod Shaw in Suddenly (1954)
Johnny "Guitar" Logan in Johnny Guitar (1954)
George Hansen in Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
Gen. Jack D. Ripper in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Police Captain McCluskey in The Godfather (1972)
Roger / Billy Joe in The Long Goodbye (1973)
Leo Dalcò in 1900 (1976)
Russell Tinsworthy in 9 to 5 (1980)

Salma Hayek
(1966- )
Frida Kahlo in Frida (2002) Carolina in Desperado (1995)
Rita in Fair Game (1995)
Cora in Fled (1996)
Santanico Pandemonium in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Isabel Fuentes in Fools Rush In (1997)
Nurse Rosa Harper in The Faculty (1998)
Anita Randazzo in 54 (1998)
Serendipity in Dogma (1999)
Rita Escobar in Wild Wild West (1999)
Sgt. Meredith Kolko in Chain of Fools (2000)
Rose in Time Code (2000)
Rosario in Traffic (2000)
Cesca Giggles in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
Carolina in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Lola Cirillo in After the Sunset (2004)
Camilla in Ask the Dust (2006)
Sara in Bandidas (2006)
Martha Beck in Lonely Hearts (2006)
Singing Nurse in Across the Universe (2007)
Roxanne in Grown Ups (2010)
Elena in Savages (2012)

Helen Hayes
(1900-1993)
Madelon Claudet in The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) Leora Tozer Arrowsmith in Arrowsmith (1931)
Catherine Barkley in A Farewell to Arms (1932)
Angela Chiaromonte in The White Sister (1933)
Maggie Wylie in What Every Woman Knows (1934)
Lucille Jefferson in My Son John (1952)
Dowager Empress in Anastasia (1956)
Ada Quonsett in Airport (1970)

Susan Hayward
(1917-1975)
Barbara Graham in I Want to Live! (1958) Isobel Rivers in Beau Geste (1939)
Cousin Drusilla Alston in Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Estelle Masterson in I Married a Witch (1942)
Lucy Overmire in Canyon Passage (1946)
Angelica Evans in Smash-Up, The Story of a Woman (1947)
Eloise Winters in My Foolish Heart (1949)
Harriet Boyd in I Can Get It For You Wholesale (1951)
Vinnie Holt in Rawhide (1951)
Bathsheba in David and Bathsheba (1951)
Louise Merritt in The Lusty Men (1952)
Jane Froman in With a Song in My Heart (1952)
Messalina in Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
Leah Fuller in Garden of Evil (1954)
Lillian Roth in I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
Jane Hoyt in Soldier of Fortune (1955)
Laura Pember in The Stolen Hours (1963)
Helen Lawson in Valley of the Dolls (1967)

#19 star
Rita Hayworth
(1918-1987)
Gilda in Gilda (1946) Judy MacPherson in Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Virginia Brush in The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
Sheila Winthrop in You'll Never Get Rich (1941)
Doña Sol in Blood and Sand (1941)
Sally Elliott in My Gal Sal (1942)
Maria Acuna in You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
Rusty Parker / Maribelle Hicks in Cover Girl (1944)
Rosalind Bruce in Tonight and Every Night (1945)
Terpsichore/ Kitty Pendleton in Down to Earth (1947)
Carmen in The Loves of Carmen (1948)
Elsa Barrister in The Lady From Shanghai (1948)
Sadie Thompson in Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)
Vera Simpson in Pal Joey (1957)
Ann Shankland in Separate Tables (1958)

Paul Henreid
(1908-1992)
Victor Laszlo in Casablanca Max Staefel in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
"Jerry" Durrance in Now, Voyager (1942)
Henry Bergner in Between Two Worlds (1944)
Capt. Laurent Van Horn in The Spanish Main (1945)
Karel Novak in Deception (1946)
John Muller / Dr. Bartok in Hollow Triumph (1948)
Commandant Paul Vogel in Rope of Sand (1949)
Dr. John H. Jason in So Young So Bad (1950)
Capt. Henrique Monteros in A Woman's Devotion (1956) (aka Battle Shock)
Anton in Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)

#3 star
Audrey Hepburn
(1929-1993)
Princess Ann in Roman Holiday (1953) Sabrina Fairchild in Sabrina (1954)
Natasha Rostov in War and Peace (1956)
Jo Stockton in Funny Face (1957)
Ariane Chavasse in Love in the Afternoon (1957)
Sister Luke/Gabrielle Van Der Mal in The Nun's Story (1959)
Rachel Zachary in The Unforgiven (1960)
Holly Golightly (Lulamae Barnes) in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Karen Wright in The Children's Hour (1961)
Regina "Reggie" Lampert in Charade (1963)
Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (1964)
Nicole Bonnet in How to Steal a Million (1966)
Joanna Wallace in Two for the Road (1967)
Susy Hendrix in Wait Until Dark (1967)
Lady Marian in Robin and Marian (1976)
Elizabeth Roffe in Bloodline (1979)
Angela Niotes in They All Laughed (1981)
Hap in Always (1989)

#1 star
Katharine Hepburn
(1907-2003)


With Spencer Tracy
Tracy Samantha Lord in The Philadelphia Story (1940)
and
Rose Sayer in The African Queen (1951)

9 Films with Hepburn-Tracy (1942-1957):

  • Christine Forrest and Steven O'Malley in Keeper of the Flame (1942)
  • Tess Harding and Sam Craig in Woman of the Year (1942)
  • Jamie Rowan and Pat Jamieson in Without Love (1945)
  • Lutie Cameron and Col. James B. Brewton in The Sea of Grass (1947)
  • Mary Matthews and Grant Matthews in State of the Union (1948)
  • Amanda Bonner and Adam Bonner in Adam's Rib (1949)
  • Pat Pemberton and Mike Conovan in Pat and Mike (1952)
  • Bunny Watson and Richard Sumner in Desk Set (1957)
  • Christina Drayton and Matt Drayton in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Sidney (Credits) /Sydney Fairfield in A Bill of Divorcement (1932)
Lady Cynthia Darrington in Christopher Strong (1933)
Jo March in Little Women (1933)
Eva Lovelace in Morning Glory (1933)
Alice Adams in Alice Adams (1935)
Sylvia (Sylvester) Scarlett in Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
Mary Stuart in Mary of Scotland (1936)
Pamela Thistlewaite in A Woman Rebels (1936)
Terry Randall/Sims in Stage Door (1937)
Susan Vance in Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Linda Seton in Holiday (1938)
Jane Hudson in Summertime (1955)
Lizzie Curry in The Rainmaker (1956)
Mrs. Violet Venable in Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Mary Tyrone in Long Day's Journey into Night (1962)
Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion in Winter (1968)
Eula in Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond (1981)
Ginny in Love Affair (1994)

Charlton Heston
(1923-2008)
Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur (1959)
and
George Taylor in
Marc Antony in Julius Caesar (1950)
Marc Braden in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Christopher Leiningen in The Naked Jungle (1954)
Moses in The Ten Commandments (1956)
Steve Leech in The Big Country (1958)
Gen. Andrew Jackson in The Buccaneer (1958)
Ramon Miguel "Mike" Vargas in Touch of Evil (1958)
Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar/El Cid in El Cid (1961)
Major Matt Lewis in 55 Days at Peking (1963)
Michelangelo in The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Major Amos Charles Dundee in Major Dundee (1965)
John the Baptist in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
General Charles Gordon in Khartoum (1966)
Will Penny in Will Penny (1968)
Robert Neville in The Omega Man (1971)
Marc Antony in Antony and Cleopatra (1973)
Police Detective Thorn in Soylent Green (1973)
Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers (1973) and in The Four Musketeers (1974)
Alan Murdock in Airport 1975 (1974)
Stewart Graff in Earthquake (1974)
Capt. Matthew Garth in Midway (1976)
Capt. Peter Holly in Two-Minute Warning (1976)
Capt. Paul Blanchard in Gray Lady Down (1978)
Henry Hooker in Tombstone (1993)
"Good Actor" in Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Spencer Trilby in True Lies (1994)
Player King in Hamlet (1996)
AFFA Football Commissioner in Any Given Sunday (1999)
Zaius (uncredited) in Planet of the Apes (2001)

Dustin Hoffman
(1937- )
Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (1967) Ratso Rizzo in Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Jack Crabb in Little Big Man (1970)
David Sumner in Straw Dogs (1971)
Louis Dega in Papillon (1973)
Lenny Bruce in Lenny (1974)
Thomas Babington Levy (Babe) in Marathon Man (1976)
Carl Bernstein in All The President's Men (1976)
Ted Kramer in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie (1982)
Raymond Babbitt in Rain Man (1988)
Mumbles in Dick Tracy (1990)
Capt. James S. Hook in Hook (1991)
Bernard "Bernie" Laplante in Hero (1992)
Col. Sam Daniels in Outbreak (1995)
Danny Snyder in Sleepers (1996)
Stanley Motss in Wag the Dog (1997)
Dr. Norman Goodman in Sphere (1998)
Joan's Conscience in The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Ben Floss in Moonlight Mile (2002)
Winston King in Confidence (2003)
Charles Frohman in Finding Neverland (2004)
Bernard in I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Bernie Focker in Meet the Fockers (2004)
Professor Jules Hilbert in Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Shifu (Voice) in Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Harvey Shine in Last Chance Harvey (2008)

Philip Seymour Hoffman
(1967-2014)
Truman Capote in Capote (2005) Matt in Leap of Faith (1992)
George Willis, Jr. in Scent of a Woman (1992)
Officer Raymer in Nobody's Fool (1994)
Dustin Davis in Twister (1996)
Scotty J. in Boogie Nights (1997)
Brandt in The Big Lebowski (1998)
Allen in Happiness (1998)
Mitch in Patch Adams (1998)
Phil Parma in Magnolia (1999)
Freddie Miles in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Lester Bangs in Almost Famous (2000)
Dean Trumbell in Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Freddy Lounds in Red Dragon (2002)
Jacob Elinsky in 25th Hour (2002)
Reverend Veasey in Cold Mountain (2003)
Dan Mahowny in Owning Mahowny (2003)
"Sandy" Lyle in Along Came Polly (2004)
Owen Davian in Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Andy in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Jon Savage in The Savages (2007)
Gust Avrakotos in Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Caden Cotard in Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Father Brendan Flynn in Doubt (2008)
Paul Zara in The Ides of March (2011)
Art Howe in Moneyball (2011)
Lancaster Dodd in The Master (2012)
Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

#25 star
William Holden
(1918-1981)
Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard (1950) Joe Bonaparte in Golden Boy (1939)
Peter Muncie in Arizona (1940)
Dan Thomas in Texas (1941)
Lt. William Seacroft in Dear Ruth (1947)
Capt. Del Stewart in The Man from Colorado (1948)
Big Davey in Rachel and the Stranger (1948)
Jason Taylor in Apartment for Peggy (1948)
Paul Verrall in Born Yesterday (1950)
Sgt. J.J. Sefton in Stalag 17 (1953)
Donald Gresham in The Moon Is Blue (1953)
David Larrabee in Sabrina (1954)
McDonald Walling in Executive Suite (1954)
Lt. Harry Brubaker in The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
Bernie Dodd in The Country Girl (1954)
Mark Elliott in Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1954)
Hal Carter in Picnic (1955)
Shears in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Major Henry Kendall in The Horse Soldiers (1959)
Robert Lomax in The World of Suzie Wong (1960)
Lt. Col. Frederick in The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Pike Bishop in The Wild Bunch (1969)
Frank Harmon in Breezy (1973)
Jim Duncan in The Towering Inferno (1974)
Max Schumacher in Network (1976)
Tim Culley in S.O.B. (1981)

Judy Holliday
(1921-1965)
Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday (1950) Doris Attinger in Adam's Rib (1949)
Gladys Glover in It Should Happen to You (1954)
Nina Tracey in Phffft (1954)
Laura Partridge in The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)
Ella Peterson in Bells Are Ringing (1960)

Celeste Holm
(1917-2012)
Karen Richards in All About Eve (1950) Anne Dettrey in Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Grace in The Snake Pit (1948)
Addie Ross (voice) in A Letter to Three Wives (1948)
Sister Scholastica in Come to the Stable (1949)
Flame O'Neill in Champagne for Caesar (1950)
Sylvia Crewes in The Tender Trap (1955)
Liz Imbrie in High Society (1956)
Mrs. Holden in Three Men and a Baby (1987)

Bob Hope
(1903-2003)



With Bing Crosby

and Dorothy Lamour

The 7 "Road" Films (1940-1962):
  • Ace Lannigan in Road to Singapore (1940)
  • Hubert 'Fearless' Frazier in Road to Zanzibar (1941)
  • Orville 'Turkey' Jackson/Aunt Lucy in Road to Morocco (1942)
  • Chester Hooton in Road to Utopia (1946)
  • Hot Lips Barton in Road to Rio (1947)
  • Harold Gridley in Road to Bali (1952)
  • Chester Babcock in The Road to Hong Kong (1962)
Buzz Fielding in The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
Steve Merrick in Thanks for the Memory (1938)
Wally Campbell in The Cat and the Canary (1939)
Larry Lawrence in The Ghost Breakers (1940)
Don Bolton in Caught in the Draft (1941)
Larry Haines in My Favorite Blonde (1942)
Sylvester the Great in The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
Monsieur Beaucaire in Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)
Ronnie Jackson in My Favorite Brunette (1947)
"Painless" Peter Potter in The Paleface (1948) and Peter 'Junior' Potter Jr. in Son of Paleface (1952)
Humphrey 'Sorrowful' Jones in Sorrowful Jones (1949)
Freddie Hunter in The Great Lover (1949)
Arthur Tyler in Fancy Pants (1950)
Sidney Melbourne (The Lemon Drop Kid) in The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
Peanuts White/Eric Augustine in My Favorite Spy (1951)
Eddie Foy, Sr. in The Seven Little Foys (1955)
Mayor James J. 'Jimmy' Walker in Beau James (1957)
Pippo Popolino in Casanova's Big Night (1954)
Robert Leslie Hunter in Paris Holiday (1958)
Matthew Merriweather in Call Me Bwana (1963)

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