Greatest Film Stars
Greatest Roles & Filmographies


Greatest Film Stars - Roles and Filmographies
(alphabetical, by last name)
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Greatest Film Star Roles and Filmographies
Actor or Actress
Definitive Screen Role Other Great Film Roles

Alan Ladd
(1913-1964)
Shane in Shane (1953) Philip Raven in This Gun for Hire (1942)
Ed Beaumont in The Glass Key (1942)
Lucky Jordan in Lucky Jordan (1942)
Johnny Morrison in The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Charles Stewart in Two Years Before the Mast (1946)
Maj. Larry Briggs in Saigon (1948)
Whispering Smith in Whispering Smith (1948)
Choya in Branded (1950)
Al Goddard in Appointment with Danger (1950)
Thomas O'Rourke in Saskatchewan (1954)
Capt. Joseph C.'Mac' McConnell, Jr. in The McConnell Story (1955)
Dr. James Calder in Boy on a Dolphin (1957)
John Chandler in The Proud Rebel (1958)
Nevada Smith in The Carpetbaggers (1964)

Bert Lahr
(1895-1967)
Zeke/The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (1939) Rusty in Flying High (1931)
Bert Lahr (Himself) in Merry-Go-Round of 1938 (1937)
Clarence 'Chow' Brewster in Sing Your Worries Away (1942)
'Skip' Owens in Ship Ahoy (1942)
Prof. Spats in The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)

Veronica Lake
(1922-1973)
Ellen Graham in This Gun For Hire (1942) Sally Vaughn in I Wanted Wings (1941)
The Girl in Sullivan's Travels (1941)
Janet Henry in The Glass Key (1942)
Jennifer in I Married a Witch (1942)
Lieut. Olivia D'Arcy in So Proudly We Hail! (1943)
Sally Martin in Hold That Blonde (1945)
Joyce Harwood in The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Connie Dickason in Ramrod (1947)
Dolores Greaves in Slattery's Hurricane (1949)

Hedy Lamarr
(1914-2000)
Eva Hermann in Ecstasy (1933)
and
Tondelayo in White Cargo (1942)
Gaby in Algiers (1938)
Manon deVargnes Carey in Lady of the Tropics (1939)
Karen Vanmeer in Boom Town (1940)
Theodore in Comrade X (1940)
Johnny Jones in Come Live With Me (1941)
Sandra Kolter in Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Marvin Myles Ransome in H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)
Dolores "Sweets" Ramirez in Tortilla Flat (1942)
Jenny Hager in The Strange Woman (1946)
Madeleine Damien in Dishonored Lady (1947)
Delilah in Samson and Delilah (1949)
Marianne Lorress in Lady Without a Passport (1950)
Lisa Roselle in Copper Canyon (1950)
Lily Dalbray in My Favorite Spy (1951)

Dorothy Lamour
(1914-1996)


With Bob Hope


and Bing Crosby

The 7 "Road" Films (1940-1962):
  • Mima in Road to Singapore (1940)
  • Donna Latour in Road to Zanzibar (1941)
  • Princess Shalmar in Road to Morocco (1942)
  • Sal Van Hoyden in Road to Utopia (1946)
  • Lucia Maria de Andrade in Road to Rio (1947)
  • Princess Lala in Road to Bali (1952)
  • Dorothy Lamour (Herself) in The Road to Hong Kong (1962)
Ulah in The Jungle Princess (1936)
Marama in The Hurricane (1937)
Audrey Hilton in Disputed Passage (1939)
Dea in Typhoon (1940)
'Lucky' Dubarry in Johnny Apollo (1940)
Aloma in Aloma of the South Seas (1941)
Millie Cook in Dixie (1943)
Carlotta Montay in My Favorite Brunette (1947)
Phyllis in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Miss Lafleur in Donovan's Reef (1963)

#19 star
Burt Lancaster
(1913-1994)
Sgt. Milton Warden in From Here to Eternity (1953)
and
Elmer Gantry in Elmer Gantry (1960)
Ole Andersen/Pete Lunn/the 'Swede' in The Killers (1946)
Joe Collins in Brute Force (1947)
Frankie Madison in I Walk Alone (1948)
Henry J. Stevenson in Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Steve Thompson in Criss Cross (1949)
Dardo Bartoli in The Flame and the Arrow (1950)
Steve Buchanan in Mister 880 (1950)
Jim Thorpe in Jim Thorpe - All American (1951)
Doc Delaney in Come Back Little Sheba (1952)
Capt. Vallo (The Crimson Pirate) in The Crimson Pirate (1952)
Massai in Apache (1954)
Joe Erin in Vera Cruz (1954)
Elias Wakefield (Big Eli) in The Kentuckian (1955)
Alvaro Mangiacavallo in The Rose Tattoo (1955)
Mike Ribble in Trapeze (1956)
Bill Starbuck in The Rainmaker (1956)
Wyatt Earp in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
J. J. Hunsecker in Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
John Malcolm in Separate Tables (1958)
Lt. Jim Bledsoe in Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
Ben Zachary in The Unforgiven (1960)
Dr. Ernst Janning in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Robert Franklin Stroud in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Prince Don Fabrizio Salina in The Leopard (1963)
Gen. James Mattoon Scott in Seven Days in May (1964)
Paul Labiche in The Train (1964)
Bill Dolworth in The Professionals (1966)
Ned Merrill in The Swimmer (1968)
Major Abraham Falconer in Castle Keep (1969)
Mike Rettig in The Gypsy Moths (1969)
Mel Bakersfeld in Airport (1970)
Marshal Jared Maddox in Lawman (1971)
Marshal Bob Valdez in Valdez Is Coming (1971)
U.S. Cavalry Scout McIntosh in Ulzana's Raid (1972)
Alfredo Berlinghieri the Elder in 1900 (1976)
Colonel Stephen Mackenzie in The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Gen. Lawrence Dell in Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Dr. Paul Moreau in The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
Maj. Asa Barker in Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Lou in Atlantic City (1980)
Felix Happer in Local Hero (1983)
Dr. Archibald 'Moonlight' Graham in Field of Dreams (1989)

Elsa Lanchester
(1902-1986)
The Bride (Monster's Mate) / Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley in Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Anne of Cleves - The Fourth Wife in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
Madame d'Annard in Naughty Marietta (1935)
Hendrickje Stoffels in Rembrandt (1936)
Matilda in The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Amelia Potts in Come to the Stable (1949)
Mrs. Smerrling in Mystery Street (1950)
Miss Plimsoll in Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Aunt Queenie Holroyd in Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
Katie Nanna in Mary Poppins (1964)
Jessica Marbles in Murder by Death (1976)

Carole Landis
(1919-1948)
Loana in One Million B.C. (1940) Sally Willows in Turnabout (1940)
Ann Carrington in Topper Returns (1941)
Vicky Lynn in I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
Lily Brown in Dance Hall (1941)
Barbara Latimer in Moon Over Miami (1941)
Natalie in Orchestra Wives (1942)
Mae Collins in My Gal Sal (1942)
Helene Justus in Having Wonderful Crime (1945)
Loretta de Richet in A Scandal in Paris (1946)

Diane Lane
(1965- )
Connie Sumner in Unfaithful (2002) Lauren King in A Little Romance (1978)
Sherri 'Cherry' Valance in The Outsiders (1983)
Patty in Rumble Fish (1983)
Vera Cicero in The Cotton Club (1984)
Ellen Aim in Streets of Fire (1984)
Lorry Dane in The Big Town (1987)
Katya Yarno in Lady Beware (1987)
Kathy Sheppard in Knight Moves (1992)
Paulette Goddard in Chaplin (1992)
Pearl Kantrowitz in A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Ellen Morris in My Dog Skip (2000)
Christina 'Chris' Cotter in The Perfect Storm (2000)
Elizabeth Wilkes in Hard Ball (2001)
Frances in Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

Sarah Nolan in Must Love Dogs (2005)
Toni Mannix in Hollywoodland (2006)
Jennifer Marsh in Untraceable (2008)
Adrienne Willis in Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Penny Chenery in Secretariat (2010)
Martha Kent in Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and Justice League (2017)
Cleo Trumbo in Trumbo (2015)
Anne Lockwood in Paris Can Wait (2017)

Priscilla Lane
(1915-1995)
Elaine Harper in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Ann Lemp Borden/ Dietz in Four Daughters (1938), Four Wives (1939) and Four Mothers (1941)
Mabel Alden in Dust Be My Destiny (1939)
Jean Sherman in The Roaring Twenties (1939)
Ginger "Character" Powell in Blues in the Night (1941)
Patricia "Pat" Martin in Saboteur (1942)

Harry Langdon
(1884-1944)
Paul Bergot in The Strong Man (1926) Harry Logan in Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)
Harry Shelby in Long Pants (1927)
The Husband in The Chaser (1928)
Egghead in Hallelujah I'm a Bum (1933)
Professor McCrackle in Zenobia (1939)
Bert in House of Errors (1942)

Hope Lange
(1933-2003)
Selena Cross in Peyton Place (1957) Elma Duckworth in Bus Stop (1956)
Zee in The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
Hope Plowman in The Young Lions (1958)
Caroline Bender in The Best of Everything (1959)
Elizabeth "Queenie" Martin in Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Joanna Kersey in Death Wish (1974)
Mrs. Walsh in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
Mrs. Williams in Blue Velvet (1986)
Sen. Mayo in Clear and Present Danger (1994)

Jessica Lange
(1949- )
Julie Nichols in Tootsie (1982) Dwan in King Kong (1976)
Angelique in All That Jazz (1979)
Cora Papadakis in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Frances Farmer in Frances (1982)
Jewell Ivy in Country (1984)
Patsy Cline in Sweet Dreams (1985)
Margaret "Meg" Magrath in Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Ann Talbot in The Music Box (1989)
Beth Macauley in Men Don't Leave (1990)
Leigh Bowden in Cape Fear (1991)
Carly Marshall in Blue Sky (1994)
Margaret Lewin in Losing Isaiah (1995)
Mary MacGregor in Rob Roy (1995)
Bette in Cousin Bette (1998)
Tamora in Titus (1999)
Sandra Bloom, Sr. in Big Fish (2003)
Carmen in Broken Flowers (2005)
Rita Thornton in The Vow (2012)

Angela Lansbury
(1925- )
Raymond's Mother, Mrs. Eleanor Shaw Iselin in The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Nancy Oliver in Gaslight (1944)
Edwina Brown in National Velvet (1944)
Sibyl Vane in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Em in The Harvey Girls (1946)
Clotilde de Marelle in The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947)
Kay Thorndyke in State of the Union (1948)
Queen Anne in The Three Musketeers (1948)
Semadar in Samson and Delilah (1949)
Princess Gwendolyn in The Court Jester (1956)
Mabel Claremont in The Reluctant Debutante (1958)
Sarah Lee Gates in Blue Hawaii (1961)
Isabel Boyd in The World of Henry Orient (1964)
Lady Blystone in The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965)
Miss Eglantine Price in Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
Salome Otterbourne in Death on the Nile (1978)
Miss Marple in The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
Granny in The Company of Wolves (1984)
Mrs. Potts (Voice) in Beauty and the Beast (1992)
Mrs. Van Gundy in Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Balloon Lady in Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Rod La Rocque
(1898-1969)
Lamont Cranston ("The Shadow") in
  • The Shadow Strikes (1937)
  • International Crime (1938)
Belknap Jackson in Ruggles of Red Gap (1918)
Dan McTavish in The Ten Commandments (1923)
Capt. Alexei Czerny in Forbidden Paradise (1924)
Braveheart in Braveheart (1925)
Amos Burden in The Coming of Amos (1925)
Jerry Cleggett in The Cruise of the Jasper B (1926)
Prince Dimitry Ivanitch Nekhludov in Resurrection (1927)
Michael Towne in The Man and the Moment (1929)
Glenn Abbott ("Dynamite") in Our Modern Maidens (1929)
Frank Devereaux in The Locked Door (1929)
Montero in Beau Bandit (1930)
Phillipe in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Phil Hubert in Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
Ted Sheldon in Meet John Doe (1941)

Charles Laughton
(1899-1962)
The Hunchback Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) Sir William Porterhouse in The Old Dark House (1932)
Emperor Nero Claudius Caesar in The Sign of the Cross (1932)
Dr. Moreau in Island of Lost Souls (1932)
King Henry VIII in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
Edward Moulton-Barrett in The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
Inspector Emile Javert in Les Miserables (1935)
Captain William Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Marmaduke "Bill" Ruggles in Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Rembrandt van Rijn in Rembrandt (1936)
Sir Humphrey Pengallan in Jamaica Inn (1939)
Uncle Jonas in The Tuttles of Tahiti (1942)
Sir Simon de Canterville / The Ghost in The Canterville Ghost (1944)
Captain William Kidd in Captain Kidd (1945)
Judge Lord Thomas Horfield in The Paradine Case (1947)
Ivon Haake in Arch of Triumph (1948)
Earl Janoth in The Big Clock (1948)
Fred K. Begley in The Blue Veil (1951)
King Herod in Salome (1953)
Henry Horatio Hobson in Hobson's Choice (1954)
Sir Wilfrid Robarts in Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Sempronius Gracchus in Spartacus (1960)
Sen. Seabright Cooley in Advise & Consent (1962)

Stan Laurel
(1890-1965)

Oliver Hardy
(1892-1957)
As Themselves in Sons of the Desert (1933) As Themselves in Big Business (1929)
As Themselves in Pardon Us (1931)
As Themselves in The Music Box (1932)
Stannie Dum and Ollie Dee in Babes in Toyland (1934) (aka March of the Wooden Soldiers)
As Themselves in Way Out West (1937)
As Themselves in Swiss Miss (1938)
As Themselves in Block-Heads (1938)
As Themselves in The Flying Deuces (1939)
As Themselves in A Chump at Oxford (1940)
As Themselves in Saps at Sea (1940)
As Themselves in Great Guns (1941)
As Themselves in A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)
As Themselves in Jitterbugs (1943)
As Themselves in The Dancing Masters (1943)

Piper Laurie
(1932- )
Sarah Packard in The Hustler (1961) Frances Travers in Francis Goes to the Races (1951)
Millicent Blaisdell in Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
Princess Azura of Fez / Kiki in Son of Ali Baba (1952)
Margaret White in Carrie (1976)
Mary Horton in Tim (1979)
Mrs. Norman in Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Georgia in Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
Helen Booth in The Crossing Guard (1995)
Dolly Talbo in The Grass Harp (1995)
Mrs. Karen Olson in The Faculty (1998)
Grammie in Hounddog (2007)

Jude Law
(1972- )
Dickie Greenleaf in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) Jerome Morrow / Eugene in Gattaca (1997)
Billy Hanson in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Lord Alfred (Bosie) Douglas in Wilde (1997)
Ted Pikul in EXistenZ (1999)
Gigolo Joe in A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Vassili in Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Maguire in Road to Perdition (2002)
Inman in Cold Mountain (2003)
Alfie in Alfie (2004)
Errol Flynn in The Aviator (2004)
Dan in Closer (2004)
Brad Stand in I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Sky Captain in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Graham Simpkins in The Holiday (2006)
Jack Burden in All the King's Men (2006)
Will in Breaking and Entering (2006)
Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes (2009), and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Imaginarium Tony 2 in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Count Alexei Karenin in Anna Karenina (2012)
Dom Hemingway in Dom Hemingway (2013)
Young Writer in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Bradley Fine in Spy (2015)
Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Peter Lawford
(1923-1984)
Jimmy Foster in Ocean's 11 (1960) David Stone in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Joe Carraclough in Son of Lassie (1945)
Andrew Carmel in Cluny Brown (1946)
Lawrence in Two Sisters from Boston (1946)
Tommy Marlowe in Good News (1947)
Jamie Shellgrove in It Happened in Brooklyn (1947)
Ritchie Lorgan in Julia Misbehaves (1948)
Jonathan Harrow III in Easter Parade (1948)
"Laurie" in Little Women (1949)
Lord John Brindale in Royal Wedding (1951)
Evan Adams III in It Should Happen to You (1954)
Capt. Grey Travis in Never So Few (1959)
Senator Lafe Smith in Advise & Consent (1962)
Lord Lovat in The Longest Day (1962)
Sergeant Larry Barrett in Sergeants 3 (1962)
Tony Collins in Dead Ringer (1964)
Christopher Pepper in Salt and Pepper (1968)
Justin Young in Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)

Florence Lawrence
(1886-1938)
Mrs. Jones in a series of "Mrs. Jones" short films (Cinema's First Comedy Series), such as
  • Jones and the Lady Book Agent (1909)
  • Her First Biscuits (1909)
  • The Peachbasket Hat (1909)
  • Mr. Jones' Burglar (1909)
  • Mrs. Jones' Lover; or, 'I Want My Hat' (1909)
Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew (1908)
The Trapper's Wife in The Ingrate (1908)
Katucha in Resurrection (1909)
(Herself) in The Broken Oath (1910)
Zara - the Gypsy in The Gypsy (1911)
Margie in After All (1912)
Florence Ashleigh in The Closed Door (1913)
Flo in Diplomatic Flo (1914)
Isabel Thorne in Elusive Isabel (1916)
Townswoman (uncredited) in The Johnstown Flood (1926)

Jennifer Lawrence
(1990- )
Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games franchise
  • The Hunger Games (2012)
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Ree in Winter's Bone (2010)
Raven / Mystique in X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Elissa in House at the End of the Street (2012)
Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle (2013)
Serena Pemberton in Serena (2014)
Joy Mangano in Joy (2015)
Aurora Lane in Passengers (2016)
Mother in Mother! (2017)
Dominika Egorova in Red Sparrow (2018)

Cloris Leachman
(1926- )
Frau Blücher in Young Frankenstein (1974)
and
Ruth Popper in The Last Picture Show (1971) and Texasville (1990)
Christina Bailey in Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Agnes in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Bernice Henderson in Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
Anna Sage in Dillinger (1973)
Mrs. Ezra B. Miller in Daisy Miller (1974)
Nurse Diesel in High Anxiety (1977)
Lord's Secretary in The Muppet Movie (1979)
Madame Defarge in History of the World, Part I (1981)
Granny in The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
Grandma in Bad Santa (2003)
Evelyn in Spanglish (2004)
Nurse Spex in Sky High (2005)
Mrs. Norris in Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Great Gam Gam in Beerfest (2006)

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