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

George Burns
often with
Gracie Allen

Al Lewis in The Sunshine Boys (1975)
Herself in The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939)
George and Gracie in The Big Broadcast (1932)
Dr. Burns and Nurse Allen in International House (1933)
George and Gracie in We're Not Dressing (1934)
George and Gracie in The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)
Mr. and Mrs. Platt in The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)
George Burns and Gracie Allen in A Damsel in Distress (1937)
Pamela North in Mr. and Mrs. North (1942)
Herself in Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)
God in Oh, God! (1977)

Ellen Burstyn
(1932- )
Alice Hyatt in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

Lois Farrow in The Last Picture Show (1971)
Sally in The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
Chris MacNeil in The Exorcist (1973)
Shirley in Harry and Tonto (1974)
Doris in Same Time, Next Year (1978)
Edna McCauley in Resurrection (1980)
Kate MacKenzie in Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Hy in How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Sara Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Vivi Abbott Walker in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

Richard Burton
George in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) Marcellus Gallio in The Robe (1953)
Captain Mac Roberts in The Desert Rats (1953)
Alexander in Alexander the Great (1956)
Jimmy Porter in Look Back in Anger (1958)
David Campbell in The Longest Day (1962)
Marc Antony in Cleopatra (1963)
Thomas Becket in Becket (1964)
Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon in The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Alec Leamas in The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1965)
Brown in The Comedians (1967)
Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
King Henry VIII in Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Major John Smith in Where Eagles Dare (1969)
Martin Dysart in Equus (1977)
O'Brien in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Francis X. Bushman
Messala in Ben-Hur (1925) Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (1916)
Hugh Brown in Daring Hearts (1919)
Chief Clive Anderson in Dick Tracy (1937)
King Saul in David and Bathsheba (1951)
Mr. Tyson in Sabrina (1954)

James Caan
(1939- )
Santino "Sonny" Corleone in The Godfather (1972)
and in
The Godfather, Part 2 (1974) (flashbacks)
Brian Piccolo in Brian's Song (1970, TV)
Axel Freed in The Gambler (1974)
Billy Rose in Funny Lady (1975)
Mike Locken in The Killer Elite (1975)
Jonathan E. in Rollerball (1975)
Frank 'Buck' Athearn in Comes a Horseman (1978)
George Schneider in Chapter Two (1979)
Frank in Thief (1981)
Jolly Villano in Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)
Clell Hazard in Gardens of Stone (1987)
Det. Sgt. Matthew Sykes in Alien Nation (1988)
Spaldoni in Dick Tracy (1990)
Paul Sheldon in Misery (1990)
Eddie Sparks in For the Boys (1991)
Tommy Korman in Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
Roy Sweeney in Flesh and Bone (1993)
Abe Henry (Mr. Henry) in Bottle Rocket (1996)
U.S. Marshal Robert Deguerin in Eraser (1996)
Frank Vitale in Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
Frank Olchin in The Yards (2000)
Marvin in City of Ghosts (2002)
The Big Man in Dogville (2003)
Walter in Elf (2003)
The President in Get Smart (2008)

Nicolas Cage
(1964- )
Ben Sanderson in Leaving Las Vegas (1995) Smokey in Rumble Fish (1983)
Randy in Valley Girl (1983)
Vincent Dwyer in The Cotton Club (1984)
Nicky/Bud in Racing With the Moon (1984)
Al Columbato in Birdy (1984)
Charlie Bodell in Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
H.I. McDonnough in Raising Arizona (1987)
Ronny Cammareri in Moonstruck (1987)
Sailor Ripley in Wild at Heart (1990)
Detective Jack Singer in Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
Michael in Red Rock West (1993)
Charlie Lang in It Could Happen to You (1994)
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed in The Rock (1996)
Castor Troy/Sean Archer in Face/Off (1997)
Cameron Poe in Con Air (1997)
Seth in City of Angels (1998)
Rick Santoro in Snake Eyes (1998)
Frank Pierce in Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Tom Welles in 8MM (1999)
Jack Campbell in The Family Man (2000)
Randall "Memphis" Raines in Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
Captain Antonio Corelli in Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Joe Enders in Windtalkers (2002)
Donald/Charlie Kaufman in Adaptation (2002)
Roy Waller in Matchstick Men (2003)
Ben Gates in National Treasure (2004) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
Yuri Orlov in Lord of War (2005)
David Spritz in The Weather Man (2005)
John McLoughlin in World Trade Center (2006)
Edward Malus in The Wicker Man (2006)
Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider in Ghost Rider (2007) and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
John Koestler in Knowing (2009)
Terence McDonagh in The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009)
Damon Macready/Big Daddy in Kick-Ass (2010)
Balthazar Blake in The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

#8 star
James Cagney
Tom Powers in The Public Enemy (1931)
Cody Jarrett in White Heat (1949)
Bert Harris in Blonde Crazy (1931)
Chester Kent in Footlight Parade (1933)
Dan Quigley in Lady Killer (1933)
Dizzy Davis in Ceiling Zero (1935)
James 'Brick' Davis in G-Men (1935)
Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
Rocky Sullivan in Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Frank Ross in Each Dawn I Die (1939)
The Oklahoma Kid (Jim Kincaid) in The Oklahoma Kid (1939)
Eddie Bartlett in The Roaring Twenties (1939)
Danny Kenny in City For Conquest (1940)
T. L. "Biff" Grimes in The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Ralph Cotter in Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
Martin (Marty the Gimp) Snyder in Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
The Captain in Mister Roberts (1955)
Lon Chaney in Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
C. R. MacNamara in One, Two, Three (1961)
Rheinlander Waldo in Ragtime (1981)

Michael Caine
(1933- )
Peachy Carnehan in The Man Who Would Be King (1975) Harry Palmer in The Ipcress File (1965)
Alfie in Alfie (1966)
Harold "Harry" Dean in Gambit (1966)
Jack Carter in Get Carter (1971)
Milo Tindle in Sleuth (1972)
Lt. Col. J.O.E. Vandeleur in A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Sidney Cochran in California Suite (1978)
Dr. Robert Elliott in Dressed to Kill (1980)
Charlie Fortnum in Beyond the Limit (1983)
Dr. Frank Bryant in Educating Rita (1983)
Elliot in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Mortwell in Mona Lisa (1986)
Lawrence Jamieson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Ebenezer Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Michael Jennings in On Deadly Ground (1994)
Ray Say in Little Voice (1998)
Dr. Wilbur Larch in The Cider House Rules (1999)
Dr. Royer-Collard in Quills (2000)
Cliff Brumby in Get Carter (2000)
Victor 'Mr. Vic' Melling in Miss Congeniality (2000)
Billy "Shiner" Simpson in Shiner (2000)
Jack in Last Orders (2001)
Captain Hendricks/Nigel Powers in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Thomas Fowler in The Quiet American (2002)
Pierre Brossard in The Statement (2003)
Alfred Pennyworth in Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Jasper in Children of Men (2006)
Cutter in The Prestige (2006)
Mr. Hobbs in Flawless (2007)
Miles in Inception (2010)

Eddie Cantor
Henry Williams in Whoopee! (1930) Kid Boots in Kid Boots (1926)
Eddie Simpson in Palmy Days (1931)
Eddie Williams/Don Sebastian II in The Kid From Spain (1932)
Eddie in Roman Scandals (1933)
Eddie Wilson, Jr. in Kid Millions (1934)
Eddie Pink in Strike Me Pink (1936)
Al Babson in Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)
Gilbert Jordan Thompson in Forty Little Mothers (1940)
Himself/Joe Simpson in Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
Himself in Hollywood Canteen (1944)
Eddie Martin in Show Business (1944)
Sam Parker in If You Knew Susie (1948)

Harry Carey, Jr.

(1921- )
Dan Latimer in Red River (1948) Prentice McComber in Pursued (1947)
William Kearney, "The Abilene Kid" in 3 Godfathers (1948)
Lt. Ross Pennell in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Trooper Daniel "Sandy" Boone in Rio Grande (1950)
Sandy Owens in Wagonmaster (1950) (TV)
Sims in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Dwight Eisenhower in The Long Gray Line (1955)
Stefanowski in Mister Roberts (1955)
Brad Jorgensen in The Searchers (1956)
Harold in Rio Bravo (1959)
Trooper Smith in Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Charles Stuart in Dirty Dingus Magee (1970)
Dobie in Nickelodeon (1976)
George Arthur in The Long Riders (1980)
Mr. Anderson in Gremlins (1984)
Red in Mask (1985)
Joshua Brackett in The Whales of August (1987)
Saloon Old Timer #2 in Back to the Future 3 (1990)
Tombstone Marshal Fred White in Tombstone (1993)

Art Carney

Harry Coombes in Harry and Tonto (1974)
Ed Norton on The Honeymooners TV series (1955-56) (39 episodes)

Deacon John Wesley Gore in WW And The Dixie Dance Kings (1975)
Ira Wells in The Late Show (1977)
Dr. Amos Willoughby in House Calls (1978)
Doctor Blaine/Doctor Bowers in Movie Movie (1978)
Al in Going in Style (1979)
Frank in Last Action Hero (1993)

John Carradine
Casey in The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Caldwell in Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Hatfield in Stagecoach (1939)
Dracula in House of Frankenstein (1944)
Gaston Morrell in Bluebeard (1944)
Fletcher in The Kentuckian (1955)
Aaron in The Ten Commandments (1956)
Major Cassius Starbuckle in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Fr. Francis Matthew Halloran in The Sentinel (1977)
Lord Grisbane in House of the Long Shadows (1983)

Jim Carrey
(1962- )
Stanley Ipkiss (The Mask) in The Mask (1994) Walter Getz in Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Ace Ventura in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Ace Ventura in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
Edward Nygma (The Riddler) in Batman Forever (1995)
Chip Douglas in The Cable Guy (1996)
Fletcher Reede in Liar Liar (1997)
Truman Burbank in The Truman Show (1998)
Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon (1999)
Charlie Baileygates/Hank Evans in Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
The Grinch in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Peter Appleton/Luke Trimble in The Majestic (2001)
Bruce Nolan in Bruce Almighty (2003)
Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Count Olaf in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Dick Harper in Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
Horton (Voice) in Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Carl in Yes Man (2008)
Steven Russell in I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Scrooge/Ghost of Christmas Past... in A Christmas Carol (2009)
Mr. Popper in Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

Leo G. Carroll
The Professor in North by Northwest (1959) Marley's Ghost in A Christmas Carol (1938)
Joseph Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights (1939)
Dr. Baker in Rebecca (1940)
Dr. Murchison in Spellbound (1945)
Mr. Massoula in Father of the Bride (1950)
Senator Morton in Strangers on a Train (1951)
The TV series Topper in the mid-50s

Madeleine Carroll
Pamela in The 39 Steps (1935) Elsa Carrington in Secret Agent (1936)
Judy Perrie in The General Died at Dawn (1936)
Lady Elizabeth Stacy in Lloyds of London (1936)
Princess Flavia in The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
April Logan in North West Mounted Police (1940)
Karen Bentley in My Favorite Blonde (1942)

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