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

Merle Oberon
Cathy Linton in Wuthering Heights (1939) Anne Boleyn in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
Lady Marguerite Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
Karen Wright in These Three (1936)
Leslie Steele in The Divorce of Lady X (1938)
Leslie Calvin in Dark Waters (1944)
Kitty Langley in The Lodger (1944)
George Sand in A Song to Remember (1945)
Lucienne in Berlin Express (1948)
Empress Josephine in Desiree (1954)

Edmond O'Brien
Frank Bigelow in D. O. A. (1950) Pierre Gringoire in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Irving Miller in Winged Victory (1944)
Jim Reardon in The Killers (1946)
Bob Regan in The Web (1947)
Vic Pardo/Hank Fallon in White Heat (1949)
Oscar Muldoon in The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
Dutton Peabody in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Sen. Raymond Clark in Seven Days in May (1964)
Gen. Carter in Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Sykes in The Wild Bunch (1969)

Margaret O'Brien
(1937- )
"Tootie" Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) Adele Varens in Jane Eyre (1943)
Lady Jessica de Canterville in The Canterville Ghost (1944)
Selma Jacobson in Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden (1949)

Pat O'Brien
Jerry Connelly in Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) Hildy Johnson in The Front Page (1931)
Jim Brogan in Bombshell (1933)
Biff Martin in Here Comes the Navy (1934)
Jake Lee in Ceiling Zero (1935)
Knute Rockne in Knute Rockne, All-American (1940)
Father Duffy in The Fighting 69th (1940)
Gramp in The Boy with Green Hair (1958)
John Gorman in The Last Hurrah (1958)
Mulligan in Some Like It Hot (1959)
Delmas in Ragtime (1981)

Donald O'Connor
Cosmo Brown in Singin' In The Rain (1952)

Milton Haskins in Are You With It? (1948)
Peter Stirling in Francis (1950) (aka Francis The Talking Mule) (and five of its six sequels)
Kenneth in Call Me Madam (1953)

Jigger Millard in Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)
Tim Donohue in There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)
Ted Adams in Anything Goes (1956)
Buster Keaton in The Buster Keaton Story (1957)
Harvey Granson in That Funny Feeling (1965)

Maureen O'Hara
Mary Kate Danaher in The Quiet Man (1952)

Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Angharad in How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Margaret Denby in The Black Swan (1942)
Doris Walker in Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Tacey in Sitting Pretty (1948)
Mrs. Kathleen Yorke in Rio Grande (1950)
Spitfire Stevens in Against All Flags (1952)
Minnie Wead in The Wings of Eagles (1957)
Beatrice Evans in Our Man in Havana (1960)
Margaret 'Maggie' McKendrick in The Parent Trap (1961)
Peggy Hobbs in Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
Katherine McLintock in McLintock! (1963)
Martha Evans in The Rare Breed (1966)
Rose Muldoon in Only the Lonely (1991)

Gary Oldman
(1958- )
Count Vlad Dracul/Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986)
Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK (1991)
Drexl Spivey in True Romance (1993)
Ludwig van Beethoven in Immortal Beloved (1994)
Stansfield in Leon (1994)
Jack Grimaldi in Romeo is Bleeding (1994)
Associate Warden Glenn in Murder in the First (1995)
Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Ivan Korshunov in Air Force One (1997)
Jean-Baptiste-Emmanuel Zorg in The Fifth Element (1997)
Congressman Sheldon B. Runyon in The Contender (2000)
Mason Verger in Hannibal (2001)
Buford Dill in Nobody's Baby (2001)
Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011)
Jim Gordon in Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Rabbi Sendak in The Unborn (2009)
Carnegie in The Book of Eli (2010)
Solomon in Red Riding Hood (2011)
George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Dreyfus in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour (2017)

#14 star
Laurence Olivier
Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights (1939) Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Maxim de Winter in Rebecca (1940)
Lord Horatio Nelson in That Hamilton Woman (1941)
King Henry V in Henry V (1944)
Hamlet in Hamlet (1948)
George Hurstwood in Carrie (1952)
Capt. MacHeath in The Beggar's Opera (1953)
King Richard III in Richard III (1955)
Grand Duke Charles in The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
Archie Rice in The Entertainer (1960)
Marcus Licinius Crassus in Spartacus (1960)
Othello in Othello (1965)
The Mahdi in Khartoum (1966)
Andrew Wyke in Sleuth (1972)
Szell in Marathon Man (1976)
Cantor Rabinovitch in The Jazz Singer (1980)
Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Inchon (1981)

Maureen O'Sullivan
Jane Parker in Tarzan, The Ape Man (1932) and
Jane in Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
(and four more Tarzan films)
Henrietta Barrett in The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
Dorothy Wynant in The Thin Man (1934)
Dora in David Copperfield (1935)
Judy Standish in A Day At the Races (1937)
Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Georgette Stroud in The Big Clock (1948)
Doretta Mims in The Tall T (1957)
Norma in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Peter O'Toole
T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) King Henry II in Becket (1964)
Lord Jim in Lord Jim (1965)
Michael James in What's New, Pussycat? (1965)
The Three Angels in The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
King Henry II in The Lion in Winter (1968)
Arthur Chipping in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney, 14th Earl of Gurney in The Ruling Class (1972)
Tiberius in Caligula (1979)
Eli Cross in The Stunt Man (1980)
Alan Swann in My Favorite Year (1982)
Zaltar in Supergirl (1984)
Reginald F. Johnston (R.J.) in The Last Emperor (1987)
Lord Willingham in King Ralph (1991)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Fairy Tale: A True Story (1997)
Priam in Troy (2004)
Maurice in Venus (2006)
Anton Ego (Voice) in Ratatouille (2007)

Al Pacino
(1940- )
Don Michael Corleone in

The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather, Part II (1974)
The Godfather, Part III (1990)
Bobby in The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Frank Serpico in Serpico (1973)
Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Arthur Kirkland in ...And Justice for All (1979)
Tony Montana in Scarface (1983)
Det. Frank Keller in Sea of Love (1989)
Big Boy Caprice in Dick Tracy (1990)
Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Carlito Brigante in Carlito's Way (1993)
Lt. Col. Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman (1992)
Vincent Hanna in Heat (1995)
Richard III/Himself in Looking for Richard (1996)
John Milton in The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero in Donnie Brasco (1997)
Tony D'Amato in Any Given Sunday (1999)
Lowell Bergman in The Insider (1999)
Detective Will Dormer in Insomnia (2002)
Viktor Taransky in S1m0ne (2002)
Roy Cohn in Angels in America (2003)
Walter Burke in The Recruit (2003)
Shylock in The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Dr. Jack Gramm in 88 Minutes (2007)
Willy Bank in Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
David 'Rooster' Fisk in Righteous Kill (2008)
Lt. Vincent Hanna in Heat (2009)

Anita Page
Ann in Our Dancing Daughters (1928) Queenie Mahoney in The Broadway Melody (1929)
Anita Hastings in The Flying Fleet (1929)
Kentucky Strafford in Our Modern Maidens (1929)
Elvira in Free and Easy (1930)
Connie Blair in Our Blushing Brides (1930)
Margie Kelly in Sidewalks of New York (1931)

Geraldine Page
Mrs. Watts in The Trip to Bountiful (1985) Angie Lowe in Hondo (1953)
Alma Winemiller in Summer and Smoke (1961)
Alexandra Del Lago, Princess Cosmonopolous in Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Carrie Berniers in Toys in the Attic (1963)
Margery Chanticleer in You're a Big Boy Now (1966)
Mrs. Claire Marrable in Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)
Martha Farnsworth in The Beguiled (1970)
Gertrude in Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)
Big Sister in The Day of the Locust (1975)
Eve in Interiors (1978)
Jean Scott Martin in I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can (1982)
Mrs. Ritter in The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
Anne Wyatt in White Nights (1985)

Jack Palance
Jack Wilson in Shane (1953)
Charles Castle in The Big Knife (1955)
Host of Ripley's Believe It or Not (TV from 1982-1986)
Blackie in Panic in the Streets (1950)
Lester Blaine in Sudden Fear (1952)
Lieut. Joe Costa in Attack (1956)
Jesus Raza in The Professionals (1966)
Boss Carl Grissom in Batman (1989)
Curly in City Slickers (1991)
Duke Washburn in City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

Eugene Pallette
Alexander Bullock in My Man Godfrey (1936) Prosper Latour in Intolerance (1916)
Aramis in The Three Musketeers (1921)
Sam Salt in Shanghai Express (1932)
Detective Sgt. Heath in The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
Charlie Roark in Bordertown (1935)
Joe Martin in The Ghost Goes West (1935)
Sheriff Rufe Jeffers in Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)
The Colonel in Stowaway (1936)
Casey in Topper (1937)
Friar Tuck in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Chick McGann in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Fray Felipe in The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Mr. Pike in The Lady Eve (1941)
Andrew Mason Sr. in The Gang's All Here (1943)
E. F. Strabel in Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Jim Wales in In Old Sacramento (1946)

Gwyneth Paltrow
(1972- )
Viola De Lesseps in Shakespeare in Love (1998) Young Wendy/Angela Darling in Hook (1991)
Ginnie in Flesh and Blood (1993)
Paula Bell in Malice (1993)
Tracy Mills in Se7en (1995)
Emma Woodhouse in Emma (1996)
Helen Quilley in Sliding Doors (1998)
Emily Bradford Taylor in A Perfect Murder (1998)
Estella in Great Expectations (1998)
Marge Sherwood in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Abby Janello in Bounce (2000)
Liv in Duets (2000)
Skye Davidson in The Anniversary Party (2001)
Rosemary "Rosie" Shanahan in Shallow Hall (2001)
Margot Helen Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Sylvia Plath in Sylvia (2003)
Polly Perkins in Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow (2004)
Catherine in Proof (2005)
Kitty Dean in Infamous (2006)
Hope Finch in Running with Scissors (2006)
Pepper Potts in Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010)
Michelle Rausch in Two Lovers (2008)

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