Greatest Film Stars
Greatest Roles & Filmographies


Greatest Film Stars - Roles and Filmographies
(alphabetical, by last name)
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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

#20 star
Lauren Bacall
(1924-2014)
Marie "Slim" Browning in To Have and Have Not (1944) Vivian Sternwood Rutledge in The Big Sleep (1946)
Irene Jansen in Dark Passage (1947)
Nora Temple in Key Largo (1948)
Amy North in Young Man With a Horn (1950)
Schatze Page in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
Meg Faversen Rinehart in The Cobweb (1955)
Lucy Moore Hadley in Written on the Wind (1956)
Marilla Hagen in Designing Woman (1957)
Elaine Sampson in Harper (1966)
Mrs. Hubbard in Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Bond Rogers in The Shootist (1976)
Marcia Sindell in Misery (1990)
Hannah Morgan in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Sonia in Le Jour et La Nuit (1997)
Countess Camilla Volta in The Venice Project (1999)
Mado Remei in Presence of Mind (1999)
May in The Limit (2003)
Ma Ginger in Dogville (2003)
Eleanor in Birth (2004)

Kevin Bacon
(1958- )
Ren McCormack in Footloose (1984) Jack in Friday the 13th (1980)
Timothy Fenwick, Jr. in Diner (1982)
Jefferson "Jake" Briggs in She's Having a Baby (1988)
David Labraccio in Flatliners (1990)
Willie O'Keefe in JFK (1991)
Valentine McKee in Tremors (1991)
Capt. Jack Ross in A Few Good Men (1992)
Wade in The River Wild (1994)
Jack Swigert in Apollo 13 (1995)
Henri Young in Murder in the First (1995)
Ray Duquette in Wild Things (1998)
Sebastian Caine in Hollow Man (2000)
John Graham in In the Cut (2003)
Sean Devine in Mystic River (2003)
Walter in The Woodsman (2004)
Lanny in Where the Truth Lies (2005)
Jorge in Beauty Shop (2005)
Jack Brennan in Frost/Nixon (2008)
Sebastian Shaw in X-Men: First Class (2011)
David Lindhagen in Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

Carroll Baker
(1931- )
"Baby Doll" in Baby Doll (1956) Luz Benedict II in Giant (1956)
Patricia "Pat" Terrill in The Big Country (1958)
Mary Ann Robinson in Something Wild (1961)
Deborah Wright in Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Rina Marlowe in The Carpetbaggers (1964)
Veronica in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Hazel Aiken in Bad (1977)
Helen Curtis in The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
Dorothy's mother in Star 80 (1983)
Eleanor Crisp in Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Ilsa in The Game (1997)

Alec Baldwin
(1958- )
Blake in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) Adam Maitland in Beetlejuice (1988)
Frank de Marco in Married to the Mob (1988)
Mick Dugan in Working Girl (1988)
Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Peter Hoskins in Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
Lamont Cranston / The Shadow in The Shadow (1994)
Robert Green in The Edge (1997)
Bob Barrenger in State and Main (2000)
Lt. Col. James Doolittle in Pearl Harbor (2001)
Narrator in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Sheldon "Shelly" Kaplow in The Cooler (2003)
Stan Indursky in Along Came Polly (2004)
Juan Trippe in The Aviator (2004)
Capt. George Ellerby in The Departed (2006)
Jacob "Jake" Adler in It's Complicated (2009)
John in To Rome with Love (2012)
Harold "Hal" Francis in Blue Jasmine (2013)
Hunley in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

Christian Bale
(1974- )
Bruce Wayne/ Batman in Jack Kelly in Newsies (1992)
Laurie in Little Women (1994)
Arthur Stuart in Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000)
Walter Wade, Jr. in Shaft (2000)
Mandras in Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Sam in Laurel Canyon (2002)
John Preston in Equilibrium (2002)
Trevor Reznik in The Machinist (2004)
John Rolfe in The New World (2005)
Alfred Borden in The Prestige (2006)
Dan Evans in 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Jack / Pastor John in I'm Not There. (2007)
John Connor in Terminator Salvation (2009)
Melvin Purvis in Public Enemies (2009)
Dicky Eklund in The Fighter (2010)
John Miller in The Flowers of War (2011)
Russell Baze in Out of the Furnace (2013)
Irving Rosenfeld in American Hustle (2013)
Moses in Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Rick in Knight of Cups (2015)
Michael Burry in The Big Short (2015)
Dick Cheney in Vice (2018)

Lucille Ball
(1911-1989)
Tacy Collini in The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

and
Lucy Ricardo in TV's I Love Lucy (1951-1957)
Kitty Collins in Follow the Fleet (1936)
Judy Canfield in Stage Door (1937)
Christine Marlowe in Room Service (1938)
Peggy Nolan in Five Came Back (1939)
Bubbles (aka Tiger Lily White) in Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
Connie Casey in Too Many Girls (1940)
Gloria in The Big Street (1942)
Lucille in Best Foot Forward (1943)
May Daly/Madame DuBarry in DuBarry Was A Lady (1943)
Kitty Trimble in Without Love (1945)
Kathleen in The Dark Corner (1946)
Specialty in Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
Sandra Carpenter in Lured (1947)
Anne in Easy Living (1949)
Gladys O'Neill in Sorrowful Jones (1949)
Agatha Floud in Fancy Pants (1950)
Sally Elliot in The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)
Susan Vega in Forever Darling (1956)
Helen North Beardsley in Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
Mame Dennis in Mame (1974)

Anne Bancroft
(1931-2005)
Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker (1962)
and
Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967)
Lyn Lesley in Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
Marie Gardner in Nightfall (1957)
Jo Armitage in The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Inge Dyson in The Slender Thread (1965)
Dr. D.R. Cartwright in 7 Women (1966)
Jenny (Lady Randolph) Churchill in Young Winston (1972)
Edna in The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1974)
Emma in The Turning Point (1977)
Mrs. Kendal in The Elephant Man (1980)
Anna Bronski in To Be or Not to Be (1983)
Estelle Rolfe in Garbo Talks (1984)
Sister Miriam Ruth in Agnes of God (1985)
Helene Hanff in 84 Charing Cross Road (1986)
Thelma Cates in 'Night Mother (1986)
Bea Singer in Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
Madame Ruth in Love Potion No. 9 (1992)
Mrs. Kennsinger in Malice (1993)
Amanda in Point of No Return (1993)
Dr. Catherine Holland in Mr. Jones (1993)
Mrs. Adele Larson in Home for the Holidays (1995)
Gladys Joe Cleary in How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Sen. Lillian DeHaven in G.I. Jane (1997)
Ms. Dinsmoor in Great Expectations (1998)
Ruth Schram in Keeping the Faith (2000)
Princess San Ferdinando in Up at the Villa (2000)
Gloria Vogal/Barbara in Heartbreakers (2001)

Antonio Banderas
(1960- )
Alejandro Murrieta/ Zorro in The Mask of Zorro (1998)
and
Don Alejandro de la Vega/ Zorro in The Legend of Zorro (2005)

Carlos in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Ricky in Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)
Néstor Castillo in The Mambo Kings (1992)
Miguel Álvarez in Philadelphia (1993)
Armand in Interview with the Vampire (1994)
El Mariachi (Manito) in Desperado (1995)
Man in Four Rooms (1995)
Miguel Bain in Assassins (1995)
Che Guevara in Evita (1996)
Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan in The 13th Warrior (1999)
Nicolas Bardo in Femme Fatale (2002)
David Alfaro Siqueiros in Frida (2002)
El Mariachi in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Robert Ledgard in The Skin I Live In (2011)
Rodrigo in Haywire (2012)

Tallulah Bankhead
(1902-1968)
Constance "Connie" Porter in Lifeboat (1944) Pauline Sturm in The Devil and the Deep (1932)
Herself in Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Catherine the Great in A Royal Scandal (1945)
Mrs. Trefoile in Fanatic (aka Die! Die! My Darling!) (1965)

Vilma Banky
(1898-1991)
Yasmin in The Son of the Sheik (1926) Mascha Troekouroff in The Eagle (1925)
Kitty Vane in The Dark Angel (1925)
Barbara Worth in The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926)
Princess Marie in The Night of Love (1927)
Lena Shultz in A Lady to Love (1930)

Theda Bara
(1885-1955)
The Vampire in A Fool There Was (1915) Iza in The Clemenceau Case (1915)
Carmen in Carmen (1915)
Laura Bruffins in The Eternal Sappho (1916)
Cigarette in Under Two Flags (1916)
Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (1916)
Marguerite Gauthier (Camille) in Camille (1917)
Cleopatra in Cleopatra (1917)
Jeanne Vaubernier in Madame Du Barry (1917)
Salome in Salome (1918)
Lilian Marchard / Poppea in When a Woman Sins (1918)
Kathleen Cavanagh Mavourneen in Kathleen Mavourneen (1919)
Madame Mystery/Mysterieux in Madame Mystery (1926)

Javier Bardem
(1969- )
Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men (2007) Raúl in Jamón, Jamón (1992)
Reinaldo Arenas in Before Night Falls (2000)
Felix in Collateral (2004)
Ramón Sampedro in The Sea Inside (2004)
Brother Lorenzo in Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Florentino Ariza in Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Juan Antonio in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Uxbal in Biutiful (2010)
Felipe in Eat Pray Love (2010)
Raoul Silva in Skyfall (2012)
Reiner in The Counselor (2013)
Armando Salazar in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Brigitte Bardot
(1934- )
Juliete Hardy in ...And God Created Woman (1956) Brigitte Laurier in La Parisienne (1957)
Ursula in The Night Heaven Fell (1957)
Dominique Marceau in La Vérité (1960)
Jill in A Very Private Affair (1961)
Camille Javal in Contempt (1963)
Maria I in Viva Maria! (1965)
Cecile in Two Weeks in September (1967)
Countess Irina Lazaar in Shalako (1968)
Clara in Les Femmes (1969)
Jeanne in Don Juan (Or If Don Juan Were a Woman) (1973)

Drew Barrymore
(1975- )
Gertie in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Charlie McGee in Firestarter (1984)
Casey Brodsky in Irreconcilable Differences (1984)
Our Girl / Amanda in Cat's Eye (1985)
Ivy in Poison Ivy (1992)
Anita Minteer in Guncrazy (1992)
Bjergen Kjergen in Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Lilly Laronette in Bad Girls (1994)
Sugar in Batman Forever (1995)
Holly Pulchik in Boys on the Side (1995)
Skylar in Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Casey Becker in Scream (1996)
Danielle De Barbarac in Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
Julia 'Jules' Sullivan in The Wedding Singer (1998)
Josie Geller in Never Been Kissed (1999)
Dylan Sanders in Charlie's Angels (2000)
Karen Pomeroy in Donnie Darko (2001)
Beverly Ann D'Onofrio in Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Penny in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Dylan in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
Lucy Whitmore in 50 First Dates (2004)
Sophie Fisher in Music and Lyrics (2007)
Mary in He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
Smashley Simpson in Whip It (2009)

Ethel Barrymore
(1879-1959)
Ma Mott in None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
and
Miss Em in Pinky (1949)
Isola Franti, 'The Nightingale' in The Nightingale (1914)
Lady Frederick Berolles in The Divorcee (1919)
Empress Alexandra 'Alex', the Czarina in Rasputin and the Empress (1933)
Mrs. Warren in The Spiral Staircase (1945)
Agatha Morley in The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Lady Sophie Horfield in The Paradine Case (1947)
Grandma in Moonrise (1948)
Miss Spinney in Portrait of Jennie (1948)
Abigail Trent Budell in That Midnight Kiss (1949)

John Barrymore
(1882-1942)
Don Juan de Marana in Don Juan (1926)
and
Oscar Jaffe in Twentieth Century (1934)
A.J. Raffles in Raffles, The Amateur Cracksman (1917)
Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Edward Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
Gordon Bryon "Beau" Brummel in Beau Brummel (1924)
Captain Ahab Ceeley in The Sea Beast (1926)
Francois Villon in The Beloved Rogue (1927)
Maestro Svengali in Svengali (1931)
Baron Felix von Gaigern in Grand Hotel (1932)
Hillary Fairfield in A Bill of Divorcement (1932)
Prince Paul Chegodieff in Rasputin and the Empress (1933)
Prof. Auguste A. Topaze in Topaze (1933)
Larry Renault in Dinner at Eight (1933)
Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Nicolai Nazaroff in Maytime (1937)
Col. Neilson in Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937), Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1937), and Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938)
King Louis XV in Marie Antoinette (1938)
Georges Flammarion in Midnight (1939)
Professor Gibbs in The Invisible Woman (1940)

Lionel Barrymore
(1878-1954)
Mr. Potter in It's A Wonderful Life (1946) Preacher Bolton in The New York Hat (1912)
Cast in Judith of Bethulia (1914)
Alfred Davidson in Sadie Thompson (1928)
Stephen Ashe in A Free Soul (1931)
Otto Kringelein in Grand Hotel (1932)
Rasputin in Rasputin and the Empress (1933)
Oliver Jordan in Dinner at Eight (1933)
Billy Bones in Treasure Island (1934)
Dan Peggotty in David Copperfield (1935)
Monsieur Duval in Camille (1936)
Capt. Disko Troop in Captains Courageous (1937)
Martin Vanderhof in You Can't Take It With You (1938)
Dr. Leonard Gillespie in Young Dr. Kildare (1938)
Julian Northrup (Gramps) in On Borrowed Time (1939)
Senator McCanles in Duel in the Sun (1946)
James Temple in Key Largo (1948)

Richard Barthelmess
(1895-1963)
The Yellow Man/Cheng Huan in Broken Blossoms (1919) David Bartlett in Way Down East (1920)
David Kinemon in Tol'able David (1921)
The Patent Leather Kid in The Patent Leather Kid (1927)
Nickie Elkins in The Noose (1928)
Dick Courtney in The Dawn Patrol (1930)
Marvin Blake in The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
James 'Jim' Blaine in Central Airport (1933)
Bat MacPherson in Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Bronco Kid Farrell in The Spoilers (1942)

Kim Basinger
(1953- )
Lynn Bracken in L.A. Confidential (1997) Domino Petachi in Never Say Never Again (1983)
Memo Paris in The Natural (1984)
May in Fool for Love (1985)
Elizabeth in 9 1/2 Weeks (1986)
Michel Duval in No Mercy (1986)
Nadia Gates in Blind Date (1987)
Nadine Hightower in Nadine (1987)
Vicki Vale in Batman (1989)
Vicki Anderson in The Marrying Man (1991)
Heather Evans in Final Analysis (1992)
Honey Hornee in Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Carol McCoy in The Getaway (1994)
Kuki Gallman in I Dreamed of Africa (2000)
Maggie O'Connor in Bless the Child (2000)
Stephanie Smith in 8 Mile (2002)
Marion Cole in The Door in the Floor (2004)
Jessica Martin in Cellular (2004)
Judith Kutner in The Nice Guys (2016)
Elena Lincoln in Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

Angela Bassett
(1958- )
Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It? (1993) Reva Devereaux/Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Dr. Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X (1992)
Lornette "Mace" Mason in Strange Days (1995)
Det. Rita Veder in Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Bernardine "Bernie" Harris in Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Rachel Constantine in Contact (1997)
Stella Payne in How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
Janet Williams in Music of the Heart (1999)
Dr. Kaela Evers in Supernova (2000)
Lena in Boesman & Lena (2000)
Diane in The Score (2001)
Desiree Stokes Perry in Sunshine State (2002)
Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs in Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016)
Miss Helen in Chi-Raq (2015)
Ramonda in Black Panther (2018)
Erika Sloane in Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Kathy Bates
(1948- )
Annie Wilkes in Misery (1990) Mrs. Green in Dick Tracy (1990)
Prostitute in Shadows and Fog (1991)
Hazel Quarrier in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Evelyn Couch in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Dolores Claiborne in Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Det. Shirley Vogel in Diabolique (1996)
Margaret "Molly" Brown in Titanic (1997)
Libby Holden in Primary Colors (1998)
Helen "Mama" Boucher in The Waterboy (1998)
The Squirrel Lady in Rat Race (2001)
Mrs. Miriam Belmont in Dragonfly (2002)
Roberta Hertzel in About Schmidt (2002)
Queen Victoria in Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Miss Sue in The Blind Side (2009)
Gertrude Stein in Midnight in Paris (2011)

Anne Baxter
(1923-1985)
Eve Harrington in All About Eve (1950) Julie in Swamp Water (1941)
Lucy Morgan in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Mouche in Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
Marina Pavlov in The North Star (1943)
Katherine Mary Sullivan in The Sullivans (1944)
Barbara Foster in Angel on My Shoulder (1946)
Sophie Nelson/MacDonald in The Razor's Edge (1946)
Constance Mae 'Mike' in Yellow Sky (1948)
Ruth Grandfort in I Confess (1953)
Nefretiri, Pharaoh's wife in The Ten Commandments (1956)
Dixie Lee in Cimarron (1960)
Teresina Vidaverri in Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

Warner Baxter
(1889-1951)
Julian Marsh in 42nd Street (1933)

and
Dr. Robert Ordway (Phil Morgan) in the "Crime Doctor" Film Series (1943-1949)

  • Crime Doctor (1943)
  • The Crime Doctor's Strangest Case (1943)
  • Shadows in the Night (1944)
  • The Crime Doctor's Courage (1945)
  • The Crime Doctor's Warning (1945)
  • Just Before Dawn (1946)
  • Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (1946)
  • The Millerson Case (1947)
  • The Crime Doctor's Gamble (1947)
  • The Crime Doctor's Diary (1949)
Norman Slattery in The Awful Truth (1925)
Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby (1926)
Doc in West of Zanzibar (1928)
The Cisco Kid in In Old Arizona (1928) and The Return of the Cisco Kid (1939)
Jackson 'Jack' Durant in Penthouse (1933)
Dan Brooks in Broadway Bill (1934)
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd in The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)
Kendall Nesbitt in Lady in the Dark (1944)

Warren Beatty
(1937- )
Clyde Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Bud Stamper in Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Paolo di Leo in The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)
Vincent Bruce in Lilith (1964)
Mickey One in Mickey One (1965)
John McCabe in McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Joseph Frady in The Parallax View (1974)
George Roundy in Shampoo (1975)
Joe Pendleton in Heaven Can Wait (1978)
John Reed in Reds (1981)
Dick Tracy in Dick Tracy (1990)
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel in Bugsy (1991)
Mike Gambril in Love Affair (1994)
Senator Jay Billington Bulworth in Bulworth (1998)
Porter Stoddard in Town & Country (2001)
Howard Hughes in Rules Don't Apply (2016)

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