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

#18 star
Shirley Temple
Barbara Barry in Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) Shirley in Baby Take a Bow (1934)
Shirley Blake in Bright Eyes (1934)
Miss Marker in Little Miss Marker (1934)
Betsy Blair in Curly Top (1935)
Lloyd Sherman in The Little Colonel (1935)
Virgie Cary in The Littlest Rebel (1935)
Star in Captain January (1936)
Sylvia Dolores in Dimples (1936)
Heidi in Heidi (1937)
Priscilla Williams in Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
Betsy Brown in Little Miss Broadway (1938)
Rebecca Winstead in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Sara Crewe in The Little Princess (1939)
Bridget (Brig) Hilton in Since You Went Away (1944)
Susan in The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
Philadelphia Thursday in Fort Apache (1948)
Ellen Baker in Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949)

Charlize Theron
(1975- )
Candy Kendall in The Cider House Rules (1999) Tina in That Thing You Do! (1996)
Mary Ann Lomax in The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Supermodel in Celebrity (1998)
Jill Young in Mighty Joe Young (1998)
Jillian Armacost in The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
Adele Invergordon in The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Gwen Sunday in Men of Honor (2000)
Ashley Mercer in Reindeer Games (2000)
Erica Stoltz in The Yards (2000)
Sara Deever in Sweet November (2001)
Laura Kensington in The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
Stella Bridger in The Italian Job (2003)
Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003)
Gilda Besse in Head in the Clouds (2004)
Aeon Flux in Aeon Flux (2005)
Josey Aimes in North Country (2005)
Det. Emily Sanders in In The Valley of Elah (2007)
Mary Embrey in Hancock (2008)
Sylvia in The Burning Plain (2008)
The Mother in The Road (2009)
Mavis Gary in Young Adult (2011)
Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Lorraine Broughton in Atomic Blonde (2017)

Emma Thompson
(1959- )
Elinor Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility (1995) Katherine in Henry V (1989)
Amanda "Grace" Sharp/Margaret Strauss in Dead Again (1991)
Margaret Schlegel in Howards End (1992)
Miss Sally Kenton in The Remains of the Day (1993)
Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Gareth Peirce in In The Name of the Father (1993)
Dr. Diana Reddin in Junior (1994)
Dora Carrington in Carrington (1995)
Frances in The Winter Guest (1997)
Sadie Hawkins in Judas Kiss (1998)
Susan Stanton in Primary Colors (1998)
Karen in Love Actually (2003)
Professor Sybil Trelawney in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Nanny McPhee in Nanny McPhee (2005)
Karen Eiffel in Stranger than Fiction (2006)
Lady Marchmain in Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Kate Walker in Last Chance Harvey (2008)

Billy Bob Thornton
(1955- )
Karl Childers in Sling Blade (1996) Ray Malcolm in One False Move (1991)
Langston in The Killing Box (1993)
Johnny Tyler in Tombstone (1993)
Homer Carlton in On Deadly Ground (1994)
Troublemaker in The Apostle (1997)
Darrell in U-Turn (1997)
Richard Jemmons in Primary Colors (1998)
Dan Truman in Armageddon (1998)
Jacob Mitchell in A Simple Plan (1998)
Syd/Monk in A Gun, A Car, A Blonde (1998)
Russell Bell in Pushing Tin (1999)
Terry Lee Collins in Bandits (2001)
Ed Crane in The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Hank Grotowski in Monster's Ball (2001)
Willie T. Stokes in Bad Santa (2003)
Davy Crockett in The Alamo (2004)
Morris Buttermaker in Bad News Bears (2005)
Coach Gary Gaines in Friday Night Lights (2005)
Vic in The Ice Harvest (2005)
Charles Farmer in The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
Dr. P. in School for Scoundrels (2006)
Jasper Woodcock in Mr. Woodcock (2007)
The Three Stooges

*Moe Howard
*Larry Fine
*Jerome "Curley" Howard
Shemp (Samuel) Howard

Appearances in numerous comedy shorts, mostly in the 1930s-50s, also in features including:

Subway builders in My Sister Eileen (1942)
Themselves in Have Rocket Will Travel (1959)

Uma Thurman
(1970- )
Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994) Cécile de Volanges in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Georgia Elkans in Johnny Be Good (1988)
June Miller in Henry & June (1990)
Diana Baylor in Final Analysis (1992)
Helena Robertson in Jennifer Eight (1992)
Sissy Hankshaw in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
Glory in Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
Andera in Beautiful Girls (1996)
Noelle in The Truth About Cats and Dogs (1996)
Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley in Batman & Robin (1997)
Irene Cassini in Gattaca (1997)
Emma Peel in The Avengers (1998)
Fantine in Les Miserables (1998)
Blanche Williams Ray in Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Amy Randall in Tape (2001)
Rachel in Paycheck (2003)
Bride, aka Black Mamba in Kill Bill, Vol. I (2003) and Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004)
Rafi Gardet in Prime (2005)
Ulla in The Producers (2005)
Jenny Johnson / G-Girl in My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)
Diana McFee in The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
Dr. Emma Lloyd in The Accidental Husband (2008)
Medusa in Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

Gene Tierney
Laura Hunt in Laura (1944) Ellie May Lester in Tobacco Road (1941)
Eve in Son of Fury (1942)
Martha Strabel/Van Cleve in Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Ellen Berent/Harland in Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Isabel Bradley in The Razor's Edge (1946)
Lucy in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
Ann Sutton in Whirlpool (1949)
Morgan Taylor in Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Mary Bristol in Night and the City (1950)
Baketamon in The Egyptian (1954)
Ann Scott in The Left Hand of God (1955)

Franchot Tone
Midshipman Roger Byam in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Lieut. John Forsythe in The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
Donald Bellows in Dangerous (1935)
Corporal John J. Bramble in Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
Jack Marlow in Phantom Lady (1944)

#9 star
Spencer Tracy
Father Edward Flanagan in Boys Town (1938)
Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind (1960)
Joe Wilson in Fury (1936)
Warren Haggerty in Libeled Lady (1936)
Father Tim Mullin in San Francisco (1936)
Manuel in Captains Courageous (1937)
Gunner Sloane in Test Pilot (1938)
Square John Sand in Boom Town (1940)
Thomas A. Edison in Edison, the Man (1940)
Maj. Robert Rogers in Northwest Passage (1940)
Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Pilon in Tortilla Flat (1942)
Pete Sandridge in A Guy Named Joe (1943)
Lieut. Col. James "Jimmy" Doolittle in Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Stanley T. Banks in Father of the Bride (1950)
Stanley T. Banks in Father's Little Dividend (1951)
Matt Devereaux in Broken Lance (1954)
John J. MacReedy in Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)
Frank Skeffington in The Last Hurrah (1958)
The Old Man in The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
Judge Dan Haywood in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

#9 star
Spencer Tracy
#1 star
Katharine Hepburn
Adam and Amanda Bonner in Adam's Rib (1949) Steven O'Malley and Christine Forrest in Keeper of the Flame (1942)
Sam Craig and Tess Harding in Woman of the Year (1942)
Pat Jamieson and Jamie Rowan in Without Love (1945)
Col. James B. Brewton and Lutie Cameron in The Sea of Grass (1947)
Grant Matthews and Mary Matthews in State of the Union (1948)
Mike Conovan and Pat Pemberton in Pat and Mike (1952)
Richard Sumner and Bunny Watson in Desk Set (1957)
Matt Drayton and Christina Drayton in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

John Travolta
(1954- )

Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction (1994)

Danny Zuko in Grease (1978)
Bud in Urban Cowboy (1980)
Jack Terri in Blow Out (1981)
Tony Manero in Staying Alive (1983)
Adam Lawrence in Perfect (1985)
James Ubriacco in Look Who's Talking (1989)
Chili Palmer in Get Shorty (1995)
Maj. Vic Deakins in Broken Arrow (1996)
George Malley in Phenomenon (1996)
Sean Archer/Castor Troy in Face/Off (1997)
Jan Schlichtmann in A Civil Action (1998)
Gov. Jack Stanton in Primary Colors (1998)
Paul Brenner/Frank White in The General's Daughter (1999)
Terl in Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000)
Russ Richards in Lucky Numbers (2000)
Frank Morrison in Domestic Disturbance (2001)
Gabriel Shear in Swordfish (2001)
Hardy in Basic (2003)
Captain Mike Kennedy in Ladder 49 (2004)
Bobby Long in A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
Howard Saint in The Punisher (2004)
Chili Palmer in Be Cool (2005)
Elmer Robinson in Lonely Hearts (2006)
Edna Turnblad in Hairspray (2007)
Woody Stevens in Wild Hogs (2007)
Bolt (Voice) in Bolt (2008)
Ryder in The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Charlie in Old Dogs (2009)
Charlie Wax in From Paris With Love (2010)

Claire Trevor
Dallas in Stagecoach (1939) Francie in Dead End (1937)
Miss Mary McCloud in Dark Command (1940)
Velma Valento/Mrs. Helen Grayle in Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Helen Brent in Born to Kill (1947)
Claire (Hodgson) Ruth in The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
Pat Regan in Raw Deal (1948)
Gaye Dawn in Key Largo (1948)
May Holst in The High and the Mighty (1954)

Kathleen Turner
(1954- )
Matty Walker in Body Heat (1981) Joanna Crane/China Blue in Crimes of Passion (1984)
Joan Wilder in Romancing the Stone (1984) and The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
Irene Walker in Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Peggy Sue in Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Sarah Leary in The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Christy Colleran in Switching Channels (1988)
Jessica Rabbit (voice) in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Barbara Rose in The War of the Roses (1989)
Victoria 'V.I.' Warshawski in V.I. Warshawski (1991)
Dana Coles in Naked in New York (1993)
Jane Blue in Undercover Blues (1993)
Beverly R. Sutphin in Serial Mom (1994)
Elena in Baby Geniuses (1999)
Mrs. Lisbon in The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Rebecca Cairn in Prince of Central Park (2000)
Constance (Voice) in Monster House (2006)

Lana Turner
Cora Smith in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) Mary Clay in They Won't Forget (1937)
Beatrix Emery in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Sheila Regan in Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Lisbeth Bard in Johnny Eager (1942)
Lady de Winter in The Three Musketeers (1948)
Georgia Lorrison in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
Constance MacKenzie in Peyton Place (1957)
Lora Meredith in Imitation of Life (1959)
Holly Anderson in Madame X (1966)

Ben Turpin
The 'Shiek' in The Shriek of Araby (1923) Uncle Tom in Uncle Tom Without the Cabin (1919)
Sam Smith in A Small Town Idol (1921)
in The Daredevil (1923)
in The Reel Virginian (1924)
Count Drewa Blanc in Keystone Hotel (1935)
Cross-eyed Plumber in Saps at Sea (1940)

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