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

Rex Ingram
(1895-1969)
Djinni in The Thief of Bagdad (1940) Adam in The Green Pastures (1936)
Jim in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)
Lucius Lucifer, Jr. in Cabin in the Sky (1943)
Sgt. Major Tambul in Sahara (1943)
Giant in A Thousand and One Nights (1945)
Mose in Moonrise (1948)
Uncle Felix in God's Little Acre (1958)
Joe Lucasta in Anna Lucasta (1958)
Prof. Thurlow in Hurry Sundown (1967)

Jeremy Irons
(1948- )
Claus Von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune (1990) Charles Smithson/ Mike in The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Jerry in Betrayal (1983)
Charles Swann in Swann in Love (1984)
Gabriel in The Mission (1986)
Beverly Mantle/Elliot Mantle in Dead Ringers (1988)
Dr.Stephen Fleming in Damage (1992)
Scar (Voice) in The Lion King (1994)
Simon Gruber/Peter Krieg in Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995)
Humbert Humbert in Lolita (1997)
Aramis in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
Profion in Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
Jack Elgin in The Fourth Angel (2001)
Über-Morlock in The Time Machine (2002)
Valentin Valentin in And Now...Ladies and Gentlemen (2002)
Larry Kelly in Callas Forever (2002)
Antonio in The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Michael Gosselyn in Being Julia (2004)
Tiberias in Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Pucci in Casanova (2005)
Kingsley Stewart in Inland Empire (2006)
Brom in Eragon (2006)
Randall Bragg in Appaloosa (2008)
John Tuld in Margin Call (2011)
Alfred in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
General Vladimir Korchnoi in Red Sparrow (2018)

Burl Ives
(1909-1995)
Big Daddy Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Bill in Smoky (1946)
Samuel The Sheriff in East of Eden (1955)
Rufus Hannassey in The Big Country (1958)
Ephraim Cabot in Desire Under the Elms (1958)
Jack Bruhn in Day of the Outlaw (1959)
Dr. Hasselbacher in Our Man in Havana (1959)
Dr. Brits Jansen in The Spiral Road (1962)
Fakrash in The Brass Bottle (1964)
Captain Morton in Ensign Pulver (1964)
Sheriff Earl Hawkins in Two Moon Junction (1988)

Hugh Jackman
(1968- )
Logan / Wolverine (and various roles) in Eddie Alden in Someone Like You... (2001)
Stanley Jobson in Swordfish (2001)
Leopold in Kate & Leopold (2001)
Gabriel Van Helsing in Van Helsing (2004)
Robert Angier in The Prestige (2006)
Tomás / Tommy / Tom Creo in The Fountain (2006)
Charlie Kenton in Real Steel (2011)
Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (2012)
Keller Dover in Prisoners (2013)
Blackbeard in Pan (2015)
P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman (2017)

Glenda Jackson
(1936- )
Gudrun Brangwen in Women in Love (1970) Charlotte Corday in Marat/Sade (1966)
Rita Monroe in The Boyfriend (1971)
Queen Elizabeth I in Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Antonina Milyukova (Nina) in The Music Lovers (1971)
Alex Greville in Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971)
Vicki Allessio in A Touch of Class (1973)
Hedda Gabler in Hedda (1975)
Elizabeth Fielding in The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)
Ann Atkinson in House Calls (1978)
Stevie Smith in Stevie (1978)
Isobel von Schonenberg in Hopscotch (1980)
Neaera Duncan in Turtle Diary (1985)
Herodias/Lady Alice in Salome's Last Dance (1988)
Anna Brangwen in The Rainbow (1989)

Samuel L. Jackson
(1948- )
Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction (1994) Hold-Up Man in Coming to America (1988)
"Stacks" Edwards in GoodFellas (1990)
Gator Purify in Jungle Fever (1991)
Trip in Juice (1992)
Lt. Cmdr. Robert Jefferson "Robby" Jackson in Patriot Games (1992)
Arnold in Jurassic Park (1993)
Sgt. Wes Luger in Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
Tat Lawson in Menace II Society (1993)
Sam in Fresh (1994)
Calvin Hart in Kiss of Death (1995)
Zeus Carver in Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995)
Carl Lee Hailey in A Time to Kill (1996)
Wendell in Trees Lounge (1996)
Mitch Henessey in The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Louis Batiste in Eve's Bayou (1997)
Ordell Robbie in Jackie Brown (1997)
Lieut. Danny Roman in The Negotiator (1998)
Russell Franklin in Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Mace Windu in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Col. Terry L. Childers in Rules of Engagement (2000)
John Shaft in Shaft (2000)
Elijah Price in Unbreakable (2000) and Glass (2019)
Doyle Gipson in Changing Lanes (2002)
Agent Augustus Gibbons in xXx (2002), xXx: State of the Union (2005), and xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
Jack Friar in The House on Turk Street (2002)
West in Basic (2003)
Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson in S.W.A.T. (2003)
Langston Whitfield in In My Country (2004)
John Mills in Twisted (2004)
Rufus in Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004)
Coach Ken Carter in Coach Carter (2005)
Will Marsh in Home of the Brave (2006)
Neville Flynn in Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Lazarus in Black Snake Moan (2006)
Nick Fury in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Captain Marvel (2019)
Roland in Jumper (2008)
Louis Hinds in Soul Men (2008)
Detective PK Highsmith in The Other Guys (2010)
Stephen in Django Unchained (2012)
Chaney in Oldboy (2013)
Valentine in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Dolmedes in Chi-Raq (2015)
Major Marquis Warren in The Hateful Eight (2015)
Preston Packard in Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Darius Kincaid in The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

Sam Jaffe
(1891-1984)
High Lama in Lost Horizon (1937) Grand Duke Peter in The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Gunga Din in Gunga Din (1939)
Prof. Lieberman in Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Doc Erwin Riedenschneider in The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Prof. Jacob Barnhardt in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Sam Cooper in I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951)
Simonides in Ben-Hur (1959)
Bookman in Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

Emil Jannings
(1884-1950)
Prof. Immanuel Rath in The Blue Angel (1930, Ger.) The Doorman in The Last Laugh (1924)
Boss Huller in Variety (1925)
Mephisto in Faust (1926)
August Schilling in The Way of All Flesh (1927)
Gen. Dolgorucki / Grand Duke Sergius Alexander in The Last Command (1928)
Matthias Clausen in Der Herrscher (1937)
Adam, Dorfrichter in The Broken Jug (1937)

Scarlett Johansson
(1984- )
Charlotte in Lost in Translation (2003) Grace MacLean in The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Rebecca in Ghost World (2001)
Griet in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Francesca Curtis in The Perfect Score (2004)
Alex Foreman in In Good Company (2004)
Nola Rice in Match Point (2005)
Olivia Wenscombe in The Prestige (2006)
Annie Braddock in The Nanny Diaries (2007)
Cristina in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Mary Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Anna in He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain Marvel (2019)
Barbara Sugarman in Don Jon (2013)
Laura (The Female) in Under the Skin (2013)
Samantha (Voice) in Her (2013)
Lucy in Lucy (2014)
DeeAnna Moran in Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Major in Ghost in the Shell (2017)
"Jess" Thayer in Rough Night (2017)

Ben Johnson
(1918-1996)
Sam the Lion in The Last Picture Show (1971) Gregg in Mighty Joe Young (1949)
Sgt. Tyree in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Trooper Travis Tyree in Rio Grande (1950)
Travis Blue in Wagon Master (1950)
Chris Calloway in Shane (1953)
Bob Amory in One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Sergeant Chillum in Major Dundee (1965)
Alex (Flat Iron Ranch Foreman) in Will Penny (1968)
Marshal Dave Bliss in Hang 'Em High (1968)
Tector Gorch in The Wild Bunch (1969)
Buck Roan in Junior Bonner (1972)
Jack Beynon in The Getaway (1972)
Jesse in The Train Robbers (1973)
Mister in Bite the Bullet (1975)
Marshal Pearce in Breakheart Pass (1975)
Felix in The Swarm (1978)
Mr. Mason in Red Dawn (1984)
Arthur Cotton in The Evening Star (1996)

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
(1972- )
Luke Hobbs in
  • Fast Five (2011)
  • Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
  • Furious 7 (2015)
  • The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Mathayus in The Scorpion King (2002)
Beck in The Rundown (2003)
Elliot Wilhelm in Be Cool (2005)
Agent 23 in Get Smart (2008)
Detective Christopher Danson in The Other Guys (2010)
Hank in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Roadblock in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Det. James Ransome in Empire State (2013)
Paul Doyle in Pain & Gain (2013)
Raymond "Ray" Gaines in San Andreas (2015)
Robbie Whierdicht (Bob Stone) in Central Intelligence (2016)
Mitch Buchannon in Baywatch (2017)
Dr. Smolder Bravestone in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Davis Okoye in Rampage (2018)
Will Sawyer in Skyscraper (2018)

Van Johnson
(1916-2008)
Pvt. Holley in Battleground (1949) Ted Randall in A Guy Named Joe (1943)
Marcus Macauley in The Human Comedy (1943)
Reporter in Madame Curie (1943)
Lieut. Ted Lawson in Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
John Dyckman Brown III in Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)
Sam Bennett in The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
Major Thomas Milvaine in Thrill of a Romance (1945)
Capt. James Hollis in Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)
William Stevens 'Bill' Chandler in Easy to Wed (1946)
Henry Carson in The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
Tech. Sgt. Immanuel T. Evans in Command Decision (1948)
'Spike' McManus in State of the Union (1948)
Andrew Delby Larkin in In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
Dick Layn in Duchess of Idaho (1950)
Eric Wainwright in Too Young to Kiss (1951)
Joseph T. Gresham in Washington Story (1952)
Ray Lloyd in Easy to Love (1953)
Jeff Douglas in Brigadoon (1954)
Lieut. Steve Maryk in The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Charles Wills in The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
Maurice Bendrix in The End of the Affair (1955)
Phillip Hannon in 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)
Pvt. Arthur "Art" Hugenon in Miracle in the Rain (1956)
Al Yearling in Divorce American Style (1967)
Warrant Officer Darrel Harrison in Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
Larry Wilde in The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Angelina Jolie
(1975- )
Lara Croft in
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Tosh in Lookin' to Get Out (1982)
Casella "Cash" Reese in Cyborg 2 (1993)
Kate Libby ("Acid Burn") in Hackers (1995)
Jodie Swearingen in Without Evidence (1995)
Margret "Legs" Sadovsky in Foxfire (1996)
Gina Malacici in Love is All There Is (1996)
Eleanor "Elie" Rigby in Mojave Moon (1996)
Claire in Playing God (1997)
Gia Marie Carangi in Gia (1998)
Gloria McNeary in Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Joan in Playing By Heart (1998)
Lisa Rowe in Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Mary Bell in Pushing Tin (1999)
Amelia Donaghy in The Bone Collector (1999)
Sara "Sway" Wayland in Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
Julia Russell/Bonny Castle in Original Sin (2001)
Lanie Kerrigan in Life or Something Like It (2002)
Sarah Jordan in Beyond Borders (2003)
Illeana in Taking Lives (2004)
Lola (Voice) in Shark Tale (2004)
Capt. Francesca 'Franky' Cook in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Olympias in Alexander (2004)
Jane Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Clover/Margaret Ann Russell in The Good Shepherd (2006)
Grendel's Mother in Beowulf (2007)
Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart (2007)
Christine Collins in Changeling (2008)
Fox in Wanted (2008)
Evelyn Salt in Salt (2010)
Elise Clifton-Ward in The Tourist (2010)
Maleficent in Maleficent (2014)

Al Jolson
(1886-1950)
Jakie Rabinowitz/Jack Robin in The Jazz Singer (1927) Al Stone in The Singing Fool (1928)
Bumper in Hallelujah, I'm a Bum (1933)
Al Wonder in Wonder Bar (1934)
Ted Cotter in Rose of Washington Square (1939)

James Earl Jones
(1931- )
Jack Jefferson in The Great White Hope (1970)
and
Voice of Darth Vader in
Lt. Lothar Zogg in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Roop in Claudine (1974)
Thulsa Doom in Conan the Barbarian (1982)
'Goody' Nelson in Gardens of Stone (1987)
'Few Clothes' Johnson in Matewan (1987)
King Jaffe Joffer in Coming to America (1988)
Terence Mann in Field of Dreams (1989)
Det. Dugan in Three Fugitives (1989)
Adm. James Greer in The Hunt for Red October (1990), Patriot Games (1992), and Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Bernard Abbott in Sneakers (1992)
Mr. Mertle in The Sandlot (1993)
Judge Isaacs in Sommersby (1993)
King Mufasa (Voice) in The Lion King (1994)
Rev. Stephen Kumalo in Cry, The Beloved Country (1995)

Jennifer Jones
(1919-2009)
Pearl Chavez in Duel in the Sun (1946) Bernadette Soubirous in The Song of Bernadette (1943)
Jane Hilton in Since You Went Away (1944)
Singleton / Victoria Morland in Love Letters (1945)
Cluny Brown in Cluny Brown (1946)
Jennie Appleton in Portrait of Jennie (1948)
Emma Bovary in Madame Bovary (1949)
Carrie Meeber in Carrie (1952)
Ruby Corey/Gentry in Ruby Gentry (1952)
Mrs. Gwendolen Chelm in Beat the Devil (1953)
Dr. Han Suyin in Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
Betsy Rath in The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
Elizabeth Barrett in The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)
Catherine Barkley in A Farewell to Arms (1957)
Lisolette Muller in The Towering Inferno (1974)

Tommy Lee Jones
(1946- )
Samuel "Sam" Gerard in
  • The Fugitive (1993)
  • U.S. Marshals (1998)
John Neville in Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
Doolittle "Mooney" Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Quint in Black Moon Rising (1986)
Clay Shaw in JFK (1991)
William Stranix in Under Siege (1992)
Steve Butler in Heaven & Earth (1993)
Ryan Gaerity in Blown Away (1994)
Hank Marshall in Blue Sky (1994)
Roy Foltrigg in The Client (1994)
Ty Cobb in Cobb (1994)
Warden Dwight McClusky in Natural Born Killers (1994)
Harvey Two-Face/Harvey Dent in Batman Forever (1995)
Agent K/Kevin Brown in Men in Black (1997), Men in Black II (2002) and Men in Black 3 (2012)
Mike Roark in Volcano (1997)
Travis Lehman in Double Jeopardy (1999)
Col. Hayes Hodges in Rules of Engagement (2000)
Col. William "Hawk" Hawkins in Space Cowboys (2000)
L.T Bonham in The Hunted (2003)
Samuel Jones in The Missing (2003)
Axeman in A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Sheriff Ed Tom Bell in No Country For Old Men (2007)
Hank Deerfield in The Valley Of Elah (2007)
Col. Chester Phillips in Captain America: First Avenger (2011)
Arnold Soames in Hope Springs (2012)
Thaddeus Stevens in Lincoln (2012)
Robert Stansfield in The Family (2013)
George Briggs in The Homesman (2014)
CIA Director Robert Dewey in Jason Bourne (2016)

Milla Jovovich
(1975-)
Leeloo in The Fifth Element (1997) Lilli in Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
Maya Carlton in Kuffs (1992)
Mildred Harris in Chaplin (1992)
Michelle Burroughs in Dazed and Confused (1993)
Dakota Burns in He Got Game (1998)
Joan of Arc in The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Katinka in Zoolander (2001)
Alice in Resident Evil (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Resident Evil: Afterlife (2009), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Kat in .45 (2006)
Violet Song Jat Shariff in Ultraviolet (2006)
Abbey Tyler / Herself in The Fourth Kind (2009)

Ashley Judd
(1968- )
Elizabeth "Libby/Lib" Parsons in Double Jeopardy (1999) Ruby Lee Gissing in Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Charlene Shiherlis in Heat (1995)
Felicity in Smoke (1995)
Norma Jean Baker/Dougherty in Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
Pam Anderson in Normal Life (1996)
Carla Brigance in A Time to Kill (1996)
Dr. Kate McTiernan in Kiss the Girls (1997)
Rebecca Wenteworth in Simon Birch (1998)
Joanna Eris in Eye of the Beholder (1999)
Lexie Coop in Where the Heart Is (2000)
Jane Goodale in Someone Like You... (2001)
Younger Vivi Abbott Walker in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Claire Kubik in High Crimes (2002)
Tina Modotti in Frida (2002)
Jessica Shepard in Twisted (2004)
Linda Porter in De-Lovely (2004)
Lucy Fowler in Come Early Morning (2006)
Agnes White in Bug (2006)
Lorraine Nelson in Dolphin Tale (2011) and Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Natalie in Divergent (2014), Insurgent (2015), and Allegiant (2016)

Raúl Juliá
(1940–1994)
Valentin Arregui in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) Marco in The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
"Franco" Bertollini in The Gumball Rally (1976)
Michael Reisler (R.J.) in Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
Ray in One from the Heart (1981)
Joaquin Manero in The Morning After (1986)
Comandante Xavier/ Carlos in Tequila Sunrise (1988)
Vinnie Iacona in Trading Hearts (1988)
Roberto Strausmann in Moon Over Parador (1988)
MacHeath in Mack the Knife (1990)
Sandy Stern in Presumed Innocent (1990)
Victor Frankenstein in Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
Gomez Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993)
M. Bison in Street Fighter (1994)


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