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

Frank Sinatra
Angelo Maggio in From Here to Eternity (1953) Clarence Dolittle in Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Danny Webson Miller in It Happened in Brooklyn (1947)
Chip in On The Town (1949)
John Baron in Suddenly (1954)
Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls (1955)
Frankie Machine in The Man With the Golden Arm (1955)
Mike Connor in High Society (1956)
Joe E. Lewis in The Joker is Wild (1957)
Joey Evans in Pal Joey (1957)
Dave Hirsh in Some Came Running (1958)
Danny Ocean in Ocean's Eleven (1960)
Bennett Marco in The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Robbo in Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
Chief Pharmacist Mate in None But the Brave (1965)
Col. Joseph L. Ryan in Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Tony Rome in Tony Rome (1967)
Det. Joe Leland in The Detective (1968)
Tony Rome in Lady in Cement (1968)

Alexis Smith
Victoria Ware in Gentleman Jim (1942) Linda Fisher in Dive Bomber (1941)
Florence Creighton in The Constant Nymph (1943)
Olivia Langdon Clemens in The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
Nan Curtiss in The Doughgirls (1944)
Evelyn Turner in Conflict (1945)
Jeanne Starr in San Antonio (1945)
Nora Nesbitt in Of Human Bondage (1946)
Linda Lee Porter in Night and Day (1946)
Cecily Latham in The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)
Marian Halcombe in The Woman in White (1948)
Winifred Stanley in Here Comes the Groom (1951)
Amanda Waycross in The Turning Point (1952)
Carol Wharton in The Young Philadelphians (1959)
Louisa van der Luyden in The Age of Innocence (1993)

Maggie Smith
(1934- )

Jean Brodie in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)


Professor Minerva McGonagall in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), 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), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011)

Desdemona in Othello (1965)
Patty Terwilliger in Hot Millions (1968)
Music Hall Star in Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
Aunt Augusta in Travels With My Aunt (1972)
Mrs. Dora Charleston in Murder By Death (1976)
Diana Barrie in California Suite (1978)
Miss Bowers in Death on the Nile (1978)
Daphne Castle in Evil Under the Sun (1982)
Joyce Chilvers in A Private Function (1984)
Charlotte Bartlett in A Room With a View (1986)
Judith Hearne in The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
Granny Wendy Darling in Hook (1991)
Mother Superior in Sister Act (1992)
Mrs. Medlock in The Secret Garden (1993)
Duchess of York in Richard III (1995)
Gunilla Garson Goldberg in The First Wives Club (1996)
Aunt Lavinia Penniman in Washington Square (1997)
Lady Hester Random in Tea With Mussolini (1999)
Constance, Countess of Trentham in Gosford Park (2001)
Muriel Donnelly in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Jean Horton in Quartet (2012)
Miss Shepherd in The Lady in the Van (2015)

Will Smith
(1968- )

Officer James Edwards/Agent J (Jay) in

Men in Black (1997)
Men in Black Alien Attack (2000)
Men in Black 2 (2002)
Men in Black III (2012)

Tea Cake Walters in Made in America (1993)
Paul in Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Det. Mike Lowrey in Bad Boys (1995)
Capt. Steven "Eagle" Hiller in Independence Day (1996)
Robert Clayton Dean in Enemy of the State (1998)
Capt. James "Jim" West in Wild Wild West (1999)
Bagger Vance in The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Muhammed Ali/Cassius Clay/Cassius X in Ali (2001)
Det. Mike Lowrey in Bad Boys II (2003)
Del Spooner in I, Robot (2004)
Oscar (Voice) in Shark Tale (2004)
Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens in Hitch (2005)
Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Robert Neville in I Am Legend (2007)
John Hancock in Hancock (2008)
Ben Thomas in Seven Pounds (2008)
Cypher Raige in After Earth (2013)
ESPN Reporter in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Judge in Winter's Tale (2014)
Nicky in Focus (2015)
Dr. Bennet Omalu in Concussion (2015)

Wesley Snipes
(1962- )
Blade in Blade (1998) and
Blade II (2002)
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Shadow Henderson in Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Flipper Purify in Jungle Fever (1991)
Nino Brown in New Jack City (1991)
John Cutter in Passenger 57 (1992)
Sidney Deane in White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Jimmy Mercer in Boiling Point (1993)
Simon Phoenix in Demolition Man (1993)
Web Smith in Rising Sun (1993)
Noxeema Jackson in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)
Bobby Rayburn in The Fan (1996)
Max Carlyle in One Night Stand (1997)
Mark Sheridan in U.S. Marshals (1998)
Dean Cage in Unstoppable (2004)
Painter in The Marksman (2005)
Sonni Griffith in The Detonator (2006)
Lucky in Hard Luck (2006)
James Dial inThe Contractor (2007)

Mira Sorvino
(1967- )
Romy White in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) Marta in Barcelona (1994)
Sandra Goodwin in Quiz Show (1994)
Linda Ash in Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Sharon Cassidy in Beautiful Girls (1996)
Marilyn Monroe in Norma Jean and Marilyn (1996)
Celia Burns in Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
Meg Coburn in The Replacement Killers (1998)
Amy Benic in At First Sight (1999)
Dionna in Summer of Sam (1999)
Delila in The Final Cut (2004)
Ruth Wheldon in Reservation Road (2007)

Ann Sothern
Maisie Ravier in Maisie (1939) and other Maisie films between 1939 and 1947 Jean Livingstone in Trade Winds (1938)
Florence 'Flo' Addams in Brother Orchid (1940)
Dixie Donegan in Lady Be Good (1941)
Rita Phipps in A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
Sue Ellen Gamadge in The Best Man (1964)
Tisha Doughty in The Whales of August (1987)

Sissy Spacek
(1949- )
Loretta Webb/Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

Holly Sargis in Badlands (1973)
Carrie White in Carrie (1976)
Pinky in 3 Women (1977)
Nita in Raggedy Man (1981)
Beth Horman in Missing (1982)
Mae Garvey in The River (1984)
Rebeca 'Babe'/'Becky' Magrath Botrelle in Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Jessie Cates in 'Night Mother (1986)
Miriam Thompson in The Long Walk Home (1990)
Liz Garrison in JFK (1991)
Verena Talbo in The Grass Harp (1995)
Margie Fogg in Affliction (1997)
Helen Thomas Webber in Blast From the Past (1999)
Rose Straight in The Straight Story (1999)
Ruth Fowler in In The Bedroom (2001)
Mae Tuck in Tuck Everlasting (2002)
Lucy Bell in An American Haunting (2005)
Alice Aimes in North Country (2005)
Paula in Four Christmases (2008)

Kevin Spacey
(1959- )
Roger "Verbal" Kint in The Usual Suspects (1995) Bob Speck in Working Girl (1988)
Kirgo in See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
John Williamson in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Buddy Ackerman in Swimming With Sharks (1994)
Maj. Casey Schuler in Outbreak (1995)
John Doe in Se7en (1995)
D.A. Rufus Buckley in A Time to Kill (1996)
Sgt. Jack Vincennes in L.A. Confidential (1997)
Lieut. Chris Sabian in The Negotiator (1998)
Lester Burnham in American Beauty (1999)
Eugene Simonet in Pay It Forward (2000)
Prot/Robert Porter in K-PAX (2001)
Quoyle in The Shipping News (2001)
Dr. Gale in The Life of David Gale (2003)
Bobby Darin in Beyond the Sea (2004)
Lex Luthor in Superman Returns (2006)
Clyde in Fred Claus (2007)
Prof. Micky Rosa in 21 (2008)
Larry Hooper in The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
GERTY (Voice) in Moon (2009)
Dave Harken in Horrible Bosses (2011) and Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

Robert Stack
Kyle Hadley in Written on the Wind (1956) Ted Drake in First Love (1939)
Otto von Rohn in The Mortal Storm (1940)
Lt. Stanislav Sobinski in To Be or Not to Be (1942)
Stephen Andrews in A Date With Judy (1948)
Johnny Regan in The Bullfighter and the Lady (1950)
Bob Hayward in Bwana Devil (1952)
Sullivan in The High and the Mighty (1954)
Charles Wogan in The Iron Glove (1954)
Tom Baker in Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955)
Roger Shumann in The Tarnished Angels (1957)
John Paul Jones in John Paul Jones (1959)
Gen. Edwin Sibert in Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Kramer in Airplane! (1980)

Chandler Young in Caddyshack II (1988)

Sylvester "Sly" Stallone
(1946- )

Rocky Balboa in Rocky (1976) and sequels:

Rocky II (1979)
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky V (1990)

Rocky Balboa (2006)
Creed (2015)

Cosmo Carboni in Paradise Alley (1978)
Deke DaSilva in Nighthawks (1981)
John J. Rambo in First Blood (1982)
John J. Rambo in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
John J. Rambo in Rambo III (1988)
Gabe Walker in Cliffhanger (1993)
John Spartan in Demolition Man (1993)
Ray Quick in The Specialist (1994)
Judge Dredd in Judge Dredd (1995)
Kit Latura in Daylight (1996)
Sheriff Freddy Heflin in Cop Land (1997)
Jack Carter in Get Carter (2000)
Joe Tanto in Driven (2001)
Rambo in Rambo (2008)
Barney Ross in The Expendables (2010), The Expendables 2 (2012), and The Expendables 3 (2014)

#11 star
Barbara Stanwyck
Jean Harrington in The Lady Eve (1941)
Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity (1944)
Florence 'Faith' Fallon in The Miracle Woman (1931)
Lily Powers in Baby Face (1933)
Megan Davis in The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
Stella Martin Dallas in Stella Dallas (1937)
Mollie Monahan in Union Pacific (1939)
Lee Leander in Remember the Night (1940)
Sugarpuss O'Shea in Ball of Fire (1941)
Ann Mitchell in Meet John Doe (1941)
Elizabeth Lane in Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Martha Ivers in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
Leona Stevenson in Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Regina Forbes in To Please a Lady (1950)
Mae Doyle in Clash by Night (1952)
Julia Sturges in Titanic (1953)

Mary Steenburgen
(1953- )
Lynda Dummar in Melvin and Howard (1980) Julia Tate/Moon in Goin' South (1978)
Amy Robbins in Time After Time (1979)
Mother in Ragtime (1981)
Adrian in A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in Cross Creek (1983)
Phoebe Craddock in Romantic Comedy (1983)
Julie Rose/Katie McGovern/Evelyn in Dead of Winter (1987)
Young Sarah in The Whales of August (1987)
Elain Rutledge in Miss Firecracker (1989)
Karen Buckman in Parenthood (1989)
Clara Clayton in Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Stella in The Butcher's Wife (1991)
Belinda Conine in Philadelphia (1993)
Betty Carver in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Sarah Davis in Clifford (1994)
Katherine Bellamy in Pontiac Moon (1994)
Sister Ida in The Grass Harp (1995)
Jessica Caldwell in Powder (1995)
Hannah Nixon in Nixon (1995)
Dr. Blake in I Am Sam (2001)
Sally Rider in Wish You Were Dead (2002)
Carol in The Brave One (2007)

Rod Steiger
Police Chief Bill Gillespie in In the Heat of the Night (1967) Charley Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954)
Stanley Hoff in The Big Knife (1955)
Jud Fry in Oklahoma! (1955)
Nick Benko in The Harder They Fall (1956)
Komarovsky in Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Mr. Joyboy in The Loved One (1965)
Sol Nazerman in The Pawnbroker (1965)
Christopher Gill in No Way To Treat a Lady (1968)
Carl in The Illustrated Man (1969)
Juan Miranda in A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)
Sen. Andrew Madison in F.I.S.T. (1978)
Father Delaney in The Amityville Horror (1979)
Soapy Smith in Klondike Fever (1980)
Benito Mussolini in Lion of the Desert (1980)
Colonel Gluck in The Lucky Star (1980)
Reb Saunders in The Chosen (1981)
Eamon Flynn in The January Man (1989)
Ben Kallin in Guilty As Charged (1991)
Joe Leon in The Specialist (1994)
Gen. Decker in Mars Attacks! (1996)
Judge Sarokin in The Hurricane (1999)

#3 star
James Stewart
Jefferson Smith in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
George Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
Tony Kirby in You Can't Take It With You (1938)
Tom Destry in Destry Rides Again (1939)
Mike Connor in The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Alfred Kralik in The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Rupert Cadell in Rope (1948)
P.J. McNeal in Call Northside 777 (1948)
Tom Jeffords in Broken Arrow (1950)
Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey (1950)
Lin McAdam in Winchester '73 (1950)
Glyn McLyntock in Bend of the River (1952)
Buttons in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Howard Kemp in The Naked Spur (1953)
Jeff Webster in The Far Country (1954)
Glenn Miller in The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
L. B. "Jeff" Jeffries in Rear Window (1954)
Will Lockhart in The Man From Laramie (1955)
Dr. Ben McKenna in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Charles Lindbergh in The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Shepherd Henderson in Bell Book and Candle (1958)
John "Scottie" Ferguson in Vertigo (1958)
Paul Biegler in Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Chip Hardesty in The FBI Story (1959)
Linus Rawlings in How the West Was Won (1962)
Ransom "Ranse" Stoddard in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Wyatt Earp in Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Frank Towns in The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Charlie Anderson in Shenandoah (1965)
Dr. Hostetler in The Shootist (1976)

Sharon Stone
(1958- )

Catherine Tramell/Catherine Woolf in Basic Instinct (1992)
Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

Blake Chandler/Amanda in Irreconcilable Differences (1984)
Jesse Huston in King Solomon's Mines (1985)
Patrice Dellaplane in Action Jackson (1988)
Lori in Total Recall (1990)
Carly Norris in Sliver (1993)
Sally Eastman in Intersection (1994)
May Munro/Adrian Hastings in The Specialist (1994)
Ginger McKenna-Rothstein in Casino (1995)
Ellen in The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Nicole Horner in Diabolique (1996)
Cindy Liggett in The Last Dance (1996)
Gwen Dillon in The Mighty (1998)
Dr. Beth Halperin in Sphere (1998)
Gloria in Gloria (1999)
Sarah in The Muse (1999)
Rosie in Sympatico (1999)
Candy Cowley in Picking Up the Pieces (2000)
Laurel Hedare in Catwoman (2004)
Laura in Broken Flowers (2005)
Olivia Mazursky in Alpha Dog (2006)
Miriam Ebbers in Bobby (2006)
Dorothy Boreman in Lovelace (2013)
Dr. Parker in Fading Gigolo (2013)

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