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

Meryl Streep
(1951- )
Sophie Zawistowska in Sophie's Choice (1982) Linda in The Deer Hunter (1978)
Jill in Manhattan (1979)
Joanna Kramer in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Sarah/Anna in The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Karen Silkwood in Silkwood (1983)
Karen Blixen-Finecke in Out of Africa (1985)
Helen Archer in Ironweed (1987)
Lindy Chamberlain in A Cry In the Dark (1988)
Suzanne Vale in Postcards From the Edge (1990)
Madeline Ashton in Death Becomes Her (1992)
Gail in The River Wild (1994)
Francesca Johnson in The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
Lee in Marvin's Room (1996)
Kate Gulden in One True Thing (1998)
Roberta Guaspari in Music of the Heart (1999)
Susan Orlean in Adaptation (2002)
Clarissa Vaughan in The Hours (2002)
Eleanor Shaw in The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Aunt Josephine in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Yolanda Johnson in A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Lila Ross in Evening (2007)
Janine Roth in Lions for Lambs (2007)
Sister Aloysius Beauvier in Doubt (2008)
Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! (2008)
Julia Child in Julie & Julia (2009)
Mrs. Fox (voice) in Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Jane in It's Complicated (2009)
Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011)
Violet Weston in August: Osage County (2013)
The Witch in Into the Woods (2014)
Ricki in Ricki and the Flash (2015)
Emmeline Pankhurst in Suffragette (2015)
Florence Foster Jenkins in Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Kay Graham in The Post (2017)

Barbra Streisand
(1942- )
Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (1968) Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! (1969)
Doris in The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)
Judy Maxwell in What's Up, Doc? (1972)
Katie Morosky in The Way We Were (1973)
Fanny Brice in Funny Lady (1975)
Esther Hoffman in A Star is Born (1976)
Hillary Kramer in The Main Event (1979)
Yentl/Anshel in Yentl (1983)
Claudia Draper in Nuts (1987)
Susan Lowenstein in The Prince of Tides (1991)
Rose Morgan in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Roz Focker in Meet the Fockers (2004)

Margaret Sullavan
Pat Hollmann in The Three Comrades (1938) Luisa Ginglebusher in The Good Fairy (1935)
Daisy Heath in The Shopworn Angel (1938)
Freya Roth in The Mortal Storm (1940)
Klara Novak in The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Rae Smith in Back Street (1941)

Donald Sutherland
(1934- )
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce, M.D. in M*A*S*H (1970) Vernon L. Pinkley in The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Sgt. Oddball in Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Charles/Pierre in Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
John Klute in Klute (1971)
John Baxter in Don't Look Now (1973)
Veldini in Steelyard Blues (1973)
Homer Simpson in The Day of the Locust (1975)
Attila in 1900 (1976)
Giacomo Casanova in Casanova (1976)
Prof. Dave Jennings in Animal House (1978)
Matthew Bennell in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Calvin "Cal" Jarrett in Ordinary People (1980)
Faber in Eye of the Needle (1981)
Dr. Vrain in Threshold (1981)
Ben du Toit in A Dry White Season (1989)
Warden Drumgoole in Lock Up (1989)
Ronald Bartel in Backdraft (1991)
X in JFK (1991)
John Flanders "Flan" Kittredge in Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Bob Garvin in Disclosure (1994)
Gen. Donald McClintock in Outbreak (1995)
Bill Bowerman in Without Limits (1998)
Ben Hillard in Instinct (1999)
UN Sec. Gen. Douglas Thomas in The Art of War (2000)
Jerry O'Neill in Space Cowboys (2000)
Doctor Sid (voice) in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
Reverend Moore in Cold Mountain (2003)
John Bridger in The Italian Job (2003)
John Bell in An American Haunting (2005)
Mr. Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Nigel Honeycutt in Fool's Gold (2008)

Kiefer Sutherland
(1966- )
David in The Lost Boys (1987) Ace Merrill in Stand By Me (1986)
Josiah Gordon 'Doc' Scurlock in Young Guns (1988)
John Buckner in Flashback (1990)
Nelson in Flatliners (1990)
Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick in A Few Good Men (1992)
Athos in The Three Musketeers (1993)
Jeff in The Vanishing (1993)
Freddie Lee Cobb in A Time to Kill (1996)
Dr. Daniel Schreber in Dark City (1998)
The Caller in Phone Booth (2002)
Roy in Behind the Red Door (2003)
Paul Gauguin in Paradise Found (2003)
Hart in Taking Lives (2004)
David Breckinridge in The Sentinel (2006)
Ben Carson in Mirrors (2008)

Hilary Swank
(1974- )
Teena Brandon/Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry (1999) Kimberly Hannah in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Julie 'Julie-San' Pierce in The Next Karate Kid (1994)
Valerie Barksdale in The Gift (2000)
Jeanne St. Remy de Valois in The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Det. Ellie Burr in Insomnia (2002)
Maggie Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Madeleine Linscott in The Black Dahlia (2006)
Erin Gruwell in Freedom Writers (2007)
Holly in P.S. I Love You (2007)
Katherine in The Reaping (2007)
Amelia Earhart in Amelia (2008)
Betty Anne Waters in Conviction (2010)
Dr. Juliet Devereau in The Resident (2011)
Claire Morgan in New Year's Eve (2011)
Mary Bee Cuddy in The Homesman (2014)
Kate in You're Not You (2014)

Gloria Swanson
Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (1950) Leila Porter in Don't Change Your Husband (1919)
Lady Mary Lasenby in Male and Female (1919)
Sadie Thompson in Sadie Thompson (1928)
Patricia Kelly in Queen Kelly (1929)

Patrick Swayze
Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing (1987) Darrel 'Darry' Curtis in The Outsiders (1983)
Jed Eckert in Red Dawn (1984)
Derek Sutton in Youngblood (1986)
Nomad in Steel Dawn (1987)
Dalton in Road House (1989)
Sam Wheat in Ghost (1990)
Bodhi in Point Break (1991)
Miss Vida Boheme (Eugene) in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)
Jim Cunningham in Donnie Darko (2001)
Roy Kirkendall in Waking Up in Reno (2002)

Constance Talmadge
Marguerite of Valois and The Mountain Girl in Intolerance (1916) Gwendolyn Armitage/Nellie Jones in A Virtuous Vamp (1919)

Norma Talmadge
Kiki in Kiki (1926) Panthea Romoff in Panthea (1917)
Jennie Dobson (aka Ginger) in Love's Redemption (1921)
Kathleen/Moonyeen in Smilin' Through (1922)
Herself in Show People (1928)
Jeannette Vaubernier/Madame Du Barry in DuBarry, Woman of Passion (1930)

Jessica Tandy
Daisy Werthan in Driving Miss Daisy (1989) Louise Kane in The Valley of Decision (1945)
Nan Britton in Forever Amber (1947)
Lucie Rommel in Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
Lydia Brenner in The Birds (1963)
Eleanor McCullen in Best Friends (1982)
Grace Rice in Still of the Night (1982)
Miss Birdseye in The Bostonians (1984)
Miss Venable in The House on Carroll Street (1988)
Ninny Threadgoode in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Freida in Used People (1992)
Miss Beryl Peoples in Nobody's Fool (1995)

Jessica Tandy
Hume Cronyn
Joseph and Alma Finley in Cocoon (1985) Diners in Diner (uncredited) in Blonde Fever (1944)
Paul and Liesel Roeder in The Seventh Cross (1944)
Papa and Kate Leckie in The Green Years (1946)
Sherm and Carol in Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)
Mr. and Mrs. Fields in The World According to Garp (1982)
Frank and Faye Riley in *batteries not included (1987)
Joseph and Alma Finley in Cocoon: The Return (1988)
Ewald and Camilla Cara in Camilla (1994)

#7 star
Elizabeth Taylor
Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) Helen Burns (uncredited) in Jane Eyre (1943)
Velvet Brown (as young girl) in National Velvet (1944)
Mary in Life With Father (1947)
Carol Pringle in A Date With Judy (1948)
Amy March in Little Women (1949)
Kay Banks in Father of the Bride (1950)
Angela Vickers in A Place in the Sun (1951)
Rebecca in Ivanhoe (1952)
Ruth Wiley in Elephant Walk (1954)
Helen Ellswirth/Wills in The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
Leslie Lynnton Benedict in Giant (1956)
Susanna Drake in Raintree County (1957)
Maggie "The Cat" Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Catherine Holly in Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Gloria Wandrous in BUtterfield 8 (1960)
Cleopatra in Cleopatra (1963)
Laura Reynolds in The Sandpiper (1965)
Martha Pineda in The Comedians (1967)
Leonora Penderton in Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
Pearl Slaghoople in The Flintstones (1994)

Robert Taylor
Armand Duval in Camille (1936) Robert Merrick in Magnificent Obsession (1935)
Lt. 'Bow' Timberlake in The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
Tommy 'Killer' McCoy in The Crowd Roars (1938)
Erich Lohkamp in Three Comrades (1938)
Capt. Roy Cronin in Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Johnny Eager in Johnny Eager (1942)
Sgt. Bill Dane in Bataan (1943)
Steven Kenet in High Wall (1947)
Marcus Vinicius in Quo Vadis? (1951)
Buck in Westward the Women (1951)
Ivanhoe in Ivanhoe (1952)
Sir Lancelot in Knights of the Round Table (1953)

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