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

Eva Marie Saint
(1924- )
Edie Doyle in On the Waterfront (1954) Celia Pope in A Hatful of Rain (1957)
Nell Gaither in Raintree County (1957)
Eve Kendall in North by Northwest (1959)
Kitty Fremont in Exodus (1960)
Claire Hewitt in The Sandpiper (1965)
Elspeth Whittaker in The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)
Louise Frederickson in Grand Prix (1966)
Sarah Carver in The Stalking Moon (1968)
Selma Wilson in Loving (1970)
Martha Kent in Superman Returns (2006)
Adult Willa in Winter's Tale (2014)

George Sanders
(1906-1972)
Addison DeWitt in All About Eve (1950)
and
Two series: Simon Templar, aka The Saint (1939-1941), and Gay Laurence (or Lawrence), aka The Falcon (1941-1942):
  • The Saint Strikes Back (1939)
  • The Saint in London (1939)
  • The Saint's Double Trouble (1940)
  • The Saint Takes Over (1940)
  • The Saint in Palm Springs (1941)

  • The Gay Falcon (1941)
  • A Date with the Falcon (1942)
  • The Falcon Takes Over (1942)
  • The Falcon's Brother (1942)
Scott Ffolliott in Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Jack Favell in Rebecca (1940)
Major Quive-Smith in Man Hunt (1941)
Sir Arthur Blake in Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)
Charles Strickland in The Moon and Sixpence (1942)
Capt. Billy Leech in The Black Swan (1942)
Inspector John Warwick in The Lodger (1944)
Lord Henry Wotton in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Georges in The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947)
Miles Fairley in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
Robert Fleming in Lured (1947)
King Charles II in Forever Amber (1947)
Lord Robert Darlington in The Fan (1949)
The Saran of Gaza in Samson and Delilah (1949)
J.F. Noble in I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951)
Sir Brian De Bois-Guilbert in Ivanhoe (1952)
General Cosmo Constantine in Call Me Madam (1953)
Alexander 'Alex' Joyce in Journey to Italy (1954)
Lord Ashwood in Moonfleet (1955)
Mark Loving in While the City Sleeps (1956)
Stuyvesant Nicholl in From the Earth to the Moon (1958)
Adonijah in Solomon and Sheba (1959)
Gordon Zellaby in Village of the Damned (1960)
Benjamin Ballon in A Shot in the Dark (1964)

Adam Sandler
(1966- )
Happy Gilmore in Happy Gilmore (1996) Pip in Airheads (1994)
Billy Madison in Billy Madison (1995)
Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer (1998)
"Bobby" Boucher, Jr. in The Waterboy (1998)
Sonny Koufax in Big Daddy (1999)
Nicky in Little Nicky (2000)
Townie in The Animal (2001)
Barry Egan in Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Longfellow Deeds in Mr. Deeds (2002)
Dave Buznik in Anger Management (2003)
Henry Roth in 50 First Dates (2004)
John Clasky in Spanglish (2004)
Chuck Levine in I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
Zohan Dvir in You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
George Simmons in Funny People (2009)
"Lenny" Feder in Grown Ups (2010) and Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Dr. "Danny" Maccabee in Just Go with It (2011)
Jack and Jill in Jack and Jill (2011)
Sandy Wexler in Sandy Wexler (2017)

Susan Sarandon
(1946- )
Louise Sawyer in Thelma & Louise (1991)
and
Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (1995)
Melissa Compton in Joe (1970)
Mary Beth in The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
Janet Weiss in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Catherine Alexander Douglas in The Other Side of Midnight (1977)
Hattie in Pretty Baby (1978)
Sally in Atlantic City (1981)
Sarah Roberts in The Hunger (1983)
Jane Spofford in The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Annie Savoy / Narrator in Bull Durham (1988)
Christine Starkey in The January Man (1989)
Melanie Bruwer in A Dry White Season (1989)
Nora Baker in White Palace (1990)
Michaela Odone in Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Reggie Love in The Client (1994)
Mrs. Marmee March in Little Women (1994)
Jacqueline "Jackie" Harrison in Stepmom (1998)
Adele August in Anywhere But Here (1999)
Margherita Sarfatti in Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Alice Neel in Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Mimi Slocumb in Igby Goes Down (2002)
Lavinia 'Vinnie'/'Vin' Kingsley in The Banger Sisters (2002)
Jojo Floss in Moonlight Mile (2002)
Beverly Clark in Shall We Dance (2004)
Hollie Baylor in Elizabethtown (2005)
Kitty Kane in Romance & Cigarettes (2005)
Sophie in Irresistible (2006)
Doris Duke in Bernard and Doris (2006)
Queen Narissa in Enchanted (2007)
Joan Deerfield in In The Valley Of Elah (2007)
Mom Racer in Speed Racer (2008)
Grandma Lynn in The Lovely Bones (2009)
Ellen Miller in Arbitrage (2012)

Roy Scheider
(1932-2008)
Police Chief Martin Brody in Frank Ligourin in Klute (1971)
Buddy Russo in The French Connection (1971)
Buddy - Seven Up in The Seven-Ups (1973)
Doc Levy in The Marathon Man (1976)
Jackie Scanlon - 'Juan Dominguez' in Sorcerer (1977)
Joe Gideon in All That Jazz (1979)
Doctor Sam Rice in Still of the Night (1982)
Officer Frank Murphy in Blue Thunder (1983)
Dr. Heywood Floyd in 2010 (1984)
Cavanaugh in The Men's Club (1986)
Harry Mitchell in 52 Pick-Up (1986)
Russell in The Russia House (1990)
Don Falcone in Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

Arnold
Schwarzenegger
(1947- )
The Terminator (various models) in Himself in Pumping Iron (1977)
Conan in Conan the Barbarian (1982) and Conan the Destroyer (1984)
Kalidor in Red Sonja (1985)
Col. John Matrix in Commando (1985)
Mark Kaminski / Joseph P. Brenner in Raw Deal (1986)
Major Alan 'Dutch' Schaefer in Predator (1987)
Ben Richards in The Running Man (1987)
Ivan Danko in Red Heat (1988)
Julius Benedict in Twins (1988)
Douglas Quaid in Total Recall (1990)
Det. John Kimble in Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Jack Slater in Last Action Hero (1993)
Dr. Alex Hesse in Junior (1994)
Harry Tasker in True Lies (1994)
US Marshal John "The Eraser" Kruger in Eraser (1996)
Howard "Howie" Langston in Jingle All the Way (1996)
Mr. Freeze / Dr. Victor Fries in Batman & Robin (1997)
Jericho Cane in End of Days (1999)
Adam Gibson in The 6th Day (2000)
Gordon Brewer in Collateral Damage (2002)
Trench in The Expendables (2010), The Expendables 2 (2012) and The Expendables 3 (2014)

George C. Scott
(1927-1999)
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. in Patton (1970) George Grubb in The Hanging Tree (1959)
Claude Dancer in Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Bert Gordon in The Hustler (1961)
General "Buck" Turgidson in Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Abraham in The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Dr. Archie Bollen in Petulia (1968)
Dr. Herbert Bock in The Hospital (1971)
Justin Playfair in They Might Be Giants (1971)
Jake Terrell in The Day of the Dolphin (1973)
Walter Upjohn Ballentine in Bank Shot (1974)
Thomas Hudson in Islands in the Stream (1977)
Jack VanDorn in Hardcore (1979)
John Russell in The Changeling (1980)
Barney Caine in The Formula (1980)
General Harlan Bache in Taps (1981)
John Rainbird in Firestarter (1984)
Kinderman in The Exorcist III (1990), and The Exorcist III: Legion (2016)

Lizabeth Scott
(1922–2015)
Jane Palmer in Too Late for Tears (1949) Ivy Hotchkiss in You Came Along (1945)
"Toni" Marachek in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
Coral "Dusty" Chandler in Dead Reckoning (1947)
Paula Haller in Desert Fury (1947)
Kay Lawrence in I Walk Alone (1948)
Mona Stevens in Pitfall (1948)
Liza "Lize" Wilson in Easy Living (1949)
Fran Garland in Dark City (1950)
Irene Hayes in The Racket (1951)
Mary Carroll in Scared Stiff (1953)
Helen Curtis in Bad for Each Other (1953)
Rose Evans in Silver Lode (1954)

Randolph Scott
(1898-1987)
Gil Westrum in Ride the High Country (1962) John Kent in Roberta (1935)
Leo Vincey in She (1935)
Bilge Smith in Follow the Fleet (1936)
Hawkeye in The Last of the Mohicans (1936)
Tony Kent in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Will Wright in Jesse James (1939)
Stephen J. Burkett (aka Adam) in My Favorite Wife (1940)
Vance Shaw, Scout in Western Union (1941)
Sam Starr in Belle Starr (1941)
Sgt. Dixie Smith in To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)
Alexander McNamara in The Spoilers (1942)
Cole Armin in Albuquerque (1948)
Steve Farrell in Colt .45 (1950)
Marshal Calem Ware in A Lawless Street (1955)
Ben Stride in 7 Men From Now (1956)
Pat Brennan in The Tall T (1957)
Bart Allison in Decision at Sundown (1957)
Tom Buchanan in Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)
Ben Brigade in Ride Lonesome (1959)
Capt. John Hayes in Westbound (1959)
Jefferson Cody in Comanche Station (1960)

Steven Seagal
(1952- )
Casey Ryback in
  • Under Siege (1992)
  • Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
Nico Toscani in Above the Law (1988)
Mason Storm in Hard to Kill (1990)
John Hatcher in Marked for Death (1990)
Det. Gino Felino in Out for Justice (1991)
Forrest Taft in On Deadly Ground (1994)
Lt. Col. Austin Travis in Executive Decision (1996)
Lt. Jack Cole in The Glimmer Man (1996)
Jack Taggart in Fire Down Below (1997)
Dr. Wesley McClaren in The Patriot (1998)
Orin Boyd in Exit Wounds (2001)
Sascha Petrosevitch in Half Past Dead (2002)

George Segal
(1934- )
Nick in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) David in Ship of Fools (1965)
Corporal King in King Rat (1965)
Quiller in The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
Peter Gusenberg in The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
Morroe Rieff in Bye Bye Braverman (1968)
Morris Brummel in No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)
Lieut. Phil Hartman in The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Brooks Wilson in Loving (1970)
Gordon Hocheiser in Where's Poppa? (1970)
Felix in The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)
J in Born to Win (1971)
Andrew Kelp in The Hot Rock (1972)
Steve Blackburn in A Touch of Class (1973)
Stephen Blume in Blume in Love (1973)
Harry Benson in The Terminal Man (1974)
William "Bill" Denny in California Split (1974)
Charlie 'Dirtwater Fox' Malloy in The Dutchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976)
Dick Harper in Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)
Harry Calder in Rollercoaster (1977)
Robby Ross in Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978) (aka Too Many Chefs)
Jeff Thompson in The Last Married Couple in America (1980)
Walter Whitney in Carbon Copy (1981)
Jimmy Skinner in Killing 'em Softly (1982)
Albert in Look Who's Talking (1989) and Look Who's Talking Now (1993)
Art Silver in For the Boys (1991)
Henry Fine in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

Peter Sellers
(1925-1980)
Group Captain Lionel Mandrake / President Muffley / Dr. Strangelove in Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
and
Inspector Jacques Clouseau in 5 films (1963-1978):
  • The Pink Panther (1963)
  • A Shot in the Dark (1964)
  • The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
  • The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
  • Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
Harry ("Mr. Robinson") in The Ladykillers (1955)
Tully Bascombe / Grand Duchess Gloriana XII / Prime Minister Count Mountjoy in The Mouse That Roared (1959)
Fred Kite / Sir John Kennaway in I'm All Right Jack (1959)
Dr. Ahmed el Kabir in The Millionairess (1960)
Clare Quilty / Dr. Zempf in Lolita (1962)
Henry Orient in The World of Henry Orient (1964)
Fritz Fassbender in What's New Pussycat (1965)
Doctor Pratt in The Wrong Box (1966)
Aldo Vanucci in After the Fox (1966)
Evelyn Tremble (James Bond-007) in Casino Royale (1967)
Hrundi V. Bakshi in The Party (1968)
Harold Fine in I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968)
Robert Danvers in There's a Girl in My Soup (1970)
Général Latour & General Latour / Major Robinson / Herr Schroeder / Adolf Hitler (and more) in Undercovers Hero (1974)
Sidney Wang in Murder by Death (1976)
Chance the Gardener ('Chauncey Gardner') in Being There (1979)
Fu Manchu / Nayland Smith in The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)

Robert Shaw
(1927-1978)
Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons (1966) Donald "Red" Grant in From Russia With Love (1963)
Col. Martin Hessler in Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Gen. George Armstrong Custer in Custer of the West (1967)
Lord Randolph Churchill in Young Winston (1972)
Doyle Lonnegan in The Sting (1973)
Bernard Ryder aka Blue in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Quint in Jaws (1975)
Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin and Marian (1976)
Major David Kabakov in Black Sunday (1977)
Romer Treece in The Deep (1977)
Maj. Keith Mallory in Force 10 From Navarone (1978)

Norma Shearer
(1902-1983)
Jerry in The Divorcee (1930) Consuelo in He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
Kathi in The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)
Lucia 'Lally' Marlett in Their Own Desire (1929)
Lisbeth Corbin in Strangers May Kiss (1931)
Jan Ashe in A Free Soul (1931)
Amanda 'Mandy' Chase Prynne in Private Lives (1931)
Kathleen / Moonyeen Clare in Smilin' Through (1932)
Elizabeth Barrett in The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
Lady Mary Rexford in Riptide (1934)
Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Marie Antoinette in Marie Antoinette (1938)
Irene Fellara in Idiot's Delight (1939)
Mrs. Stephen (Mary) Haines in The Women (1939)

Martin Sheen
(1940- )
Capt. Benjamin L. Willard/Narrator
in Apocalypse Now (1979)
Timmy Cleary in The Subject Was Roses (1968)
Kit in Badlands (1973)
Frank Hallet in Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
Robby Navarro in The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Warren Lasky in The Final Countdown (1980)
Alex Holbeck in Enigma (1982)
Walker in Gandhi (1982)
Tom Daley in That Championship Season (1982)
Greg Stillson in The Dead Zone (1983)
Captain Hollister in Firestarter (1984)
Cal Jamison in The Believers (1987)
Carl Fox in Wall Street (1987)
Charlie in Da (1988)
Gen. Robert E. Lee in Gettysburg (1993)
A.J. MacInerney in The American President (1995)
Jason Wynn in Spawn (1997)
Bill Peterson in No Code of Conduct (1998)
Roger Strong in Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Queenan in The Departed (2006)
Uncle Ben Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Ann Sheridan
(1915-1967)
Cassie Hartley in They Drive By Night (1940) Laury Ferguson/Martin in Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
Goldie West in They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
Ruby Gilman in Dodge City (1939)
Lee Donley in Torrid Zone (1940)
Peggy 'Peg' Nash in City for Conquest (1940)
Lorraine Sheldon in The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
Randy Monoghan in Kings Row (1942)
Connie Fuller in George Washington Slept Here (1942)
Karen Stensgard in Edge of Darkness (1942)
Nora Bayes in Shine on Harvest Moon (1944)
Nora Prentiss in Nora Prentiss (1947)
Lieut. Catherine Gates in I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

Elisabeth Shue
(1963- )
Sera in Leaving Las Vegas (1995) Ali Mills in The Karate Kid (1984)
Chris Parker in Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Jordan Mooney in Cocktail (1988)
Jennifer Parker in Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Adele Horner in The Marrying Man (1991)
Lori Craven / "Angelique" in Soapdish (1991)
Anne in Heart and Souls (1993)
Susan Crenshaw in The Underneath (1995)
Dr. Emma Russell in The Saint (1997)
Mrs. Donnelly / Rhea Malroux in Palmetto (1998)
Pregnant Woman in City of Angels (1998)
Linda McKay in Hollow Man (2000)
Julie Forester in Piranha 3D (2010)
Priscilla Wheelan in Battle of the Sexes (2017)
Lucy Kersey in Death Wish (2018)


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