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

Douglas Fairbanks
The Black Pirate (The Duke of Arnoldo) in The Black Pirate (1926) Steve O'Dare in Manhattan Madness (1916)
Jeff Hillington in Wild and Woolly (1917)
Billy Gaynor in Down to Earth (1917)
Lt. Denton in Arizona (1918)
Daniel Boone Brown in When the Clouds Roll By (1919)
Don Diego Vega/Senor Zorro in The Mark of Zorro (1920) and Don Cesar de Vega / Zorro - His Father in Don Q Son of Zorro (1925)
D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers (1921)
The Earl of Huntingdon / Robin Hood in Robin Hood (1922)
The Thief of Bagdad (Prince Ahmed) in The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
The Gaucho in The Gaucho (1927)
Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew (1929)
D'Artagnan in The Iron Mask (1929)

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Rupert of Hentzau in The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) Joe Massara in Little Caesar (1930)
Douglas Scott in The Dawn Patrol (1930)
Fred Blake in The Narrow Corner (1933)
Joseph Sheridan in Morning Glory (1933)
Grand Duke Peter in Catherine the Great (1934)
Sgt. Ballantine in Gunga Din (1939)
Jim Logan in Safari (1940)
Bill O'Brien in Angels Over Broadway (1940)
Mario/Lucien Franchi in The Corsican Brothers (1941)
Sinbad in Sinbad the Sailor (1947)

Charles Stuart (Charles II) in The Exile (1947)
Colonel / The Duke in That Lady in Ermine (1948)

Frances Farmer
Lotta Morgan and Lotta Bostrom in Come and Get It (1936) Doris Halloway in Rhythm on the Range (1936)
Sally Colman in Too Many Parents (1936)
Josie Mansfield in The Toast of New York (1937)
Linda Chalmers in Flowing Gold (1940)
Calamity Jane in Badlands of Dakota (1941)
Isabel Blake in Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)

William Farnum
King Arthur / Inventor in A Connecticut Yankee (1931) Roy Glenister in The Spoilers (1914)
Maurice Brachard in Samson (1915)
Jean Valjean in Les Miserables (1917)
Charles Darnay / Sidney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities (1917)
George Arnold in The Man Hunter (1919)
Drag Harlan in Drag Harlan (1920)
Cash Holbrook in Painted Desert (1931)
Captain Leclere in The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
Bill Mason in The Kid Ranger (1936)
Sharad in Underseas Kingdom (1936)
Col. Tom Ryder in Adventures of Red Ryder (1940)
Patriot (Viktorin) in Hangmen Also Die! (1943)
Judge Polson in Wildfire (1945)
Tubal in Samson and Delilah (1949)
The King in Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)
Senator Tom Crockett in Lone Star (1952)

Charles Farrell
Chico in Seventh Heaven (1927) The Commodore in Old Ironsides (1926)
Stewart Van Brunt in The Rough Riders (1927)
Gino in Street Angel (1928)
Grand Duke Eugen in The Red Dance (1928)
Allen John Spender in The River (1928)
Timothy Osborn in Lucky Star (1929)
Jack Cromwell in Sunnyside Up (1929)
Lem Tustine in City Girl (1930)
Eddie Granger in High Society Blues (1930)
Liliom in Liliom (1930)
Stephen Randolph in The Man Who Came Back (1931)
Mal Andrews in Body and Soul (1931)
Larry Beaumont in Delicious (1931)
Peter Piper in After Tomorrow (1932)
Tommy Tucker in The First Year (1932)
Billy - the Stranger in Wild Girl (1932)
Frederick Garfield Jr. in Tess of the Storm Country (1932)
Adoniram 'Schlumpy' Schlump / Red Branahan in Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men (1933)
Jimmy Morrell in The Big Shakedown (1934)
Chris Thring in Change of Heart (1934)
Captain Robert Lawrence in Flight to Fame (1938)
Jeff Hale in Just Around the Corner (1938)

Mia Farrow
(1945- )
Rosemary Woodhouse in Rosemary's Baby (1968) Mary in John and Mary (1969)
Sarah in See No Evil (1971)
Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby (1974)
Elizabeth 'Buffy' Brenner in A Wedding (1978)
Jacqueline De Bellefort in Death on the Nile (1978)
Ariel in A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
Dr. Eudora Nesbitt Fletcher in Zelig (1983)
Tina Vitale in Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Alura in Supergirl (1984)
Cecilia in The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Hannah in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Sally White in Radio Days (1987)
Hope in Another Woman (1988)
Halley Reed in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Alice Tate in Alice (1990)
Irmy in Shadows and Fog (1991)
Judy Roth in Husbands and Wives (1992)
Miss Katherine O'Hare / Clancy in Widows' Peak (1994)
Nina Marcus in Miami Rhapsody (1995)
Rachel in Reckless (1995)
Mrs. Baylock in The Omen (2006)

Michael Fassbender
(1977- )
Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto in Stelios in 300 (2006)
Bobby Sands in Hunger (2008)
Lt. Archie Hicox in Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Edward Fairfax Rochester in Jane Eyre (2011)
Carl Jung in A Dangerous Method (2011)
Brandon Sullivan in Shame (2011)
Paul in Haywire (2011)
Android David 8 in Prometheus (2012) and David / Walter in Alien: Covenant (2017)
Edwin Epps in 12 Years a Slave (2013)
Counselor in The Counsellor (2013)
Silas Selleck in Slow West (2015)
Steve Jobs in Steve Jobs (2015)
Tom Sherbourne in The Light Between Oceans (2016)

Alice Faye
Belle Fawcett in In Old Chicago (1938) Kitty Donnelly / Mona Vale in George White's Scandals (1934)
Jerry Dolan in Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)
Joan Warren in Sing, Baby, Sing (1936)
Susan Parker in Stowaway (1936)
Mona Merrick in On the Avenue (1937)
Stella Kirby in Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Sally in Sally, Irene and Mary (1938)
Molly Adair in Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
Rose Sargent in Rose of Washington Square (1939)
Lillian Russell in Lillian Russell (1940)
Katie Blane in Tin Pan Alley (1940)
Baroness Cecilia Duarte in That Night in Rio (1941)
Nan Spencer in Weekend in Havana (1941)
Edie Allen in The Gang's All Here (1943)
Trudy Evans in Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943)
Alice Faye (Herself) in Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)
June Mills in Fallen Angel (1945)
Melissa Frake in State Fair (1962)
Alice (the Waitress) in The Magic of Lassie (1978)

Will Ferrell
(1967- )
Buddy in Elf (2003)
Ron Burgundy in
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)


Steve Butabi in A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
Sky Corrigan / Jesus in Superstar (1999)
Bob Woodward in Dick (1999)
Lance DeLune in The Ladies Man (2000)
Jacobim Mugatu in Zoolander (2001) and Zoolander 2 (2016)
Frank "the Tank" Ricard in Old School (2003)
Big Earl in Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Chazz Reinhold in Wedding Crashers (2005)
Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Chazz Michael Michaels in Blades of Glory (2007)
Brennan Huff in Step Brothers (2008)
Detective Allen Gamble in The Other Guys (2010)
Brad Whitaker in Daddy's Home (2015) and Daddy's Home Two (2017)
Holmes in Holmes & Watson (2018)

Jose Ferrer
Cyrano in Cyrano De Bergerac (1950) The Dauphin, Charles VII in Joan of Arc (1948)
David Korvo in Whirlpool (1949)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec / The Comte de Toulouse-Lautrec in Moulin Rouge (1952)
Alfred Davidson in Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)
Lt. Barney Greenwald in The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Sigmund Romberg in Deep in My Heart (1954)
Joe Harris in The Great Man (1956)
Turkish Bey in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Siegfried Rieber in Ship of Fools (1965)
Herod Antipas in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Manuel Benitez in Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Dr. Andrews in The Swarm (1978)
Leopold in A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV in Dune (1984)

Stepin Fetchit
Gummy in Hearts in Dixie (1929) Highpockets in In Old Kentucky (1927)
Smoke Screen in Salute (1929)
Joe in Show Boat (1929)
Scipio in Carolina (1934)
Stepin Fetchit (Himself) in Step Up and Cheer! (1934)
Jeff Poindexter in Judge Priest (1934)
Snowshoes in Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935)
Herman in On the Avenue (1937)
Adam in Bend of the River (1952)
Jeff Poindexter in The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

Sally Field
(1946- )
Norma Rae in Norma Rae (1979) Mary Tate Farnsworth in Stay Hungry (1976)
Carrie in Smokey and the Bandit (1977) and Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
Gwen Doyle in Hooper (1978)
Megan Carter in Absence of Malice (1981)
Edna Spalding in Places in the Heart (1984)
Emma Moriarty in Murphy's Romance (1985)
Lilah Krytsick in Punchline (1988)
M'Lynn Eatenton in Steel Magnolias (1989)
Celeste Talbert / Maggie in Soapdish (1991)
Miranda Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Mrs. Gump in Forrest Gump (1994)
Karen McCann in Eye for an Eye (1996)
Mama Lil in Where the Heart Is (2000)
Valdine Wingfield in Say It Isn't So (2001)
May Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Mary Todd Lincoln in Lincoln (2012)

W. C. Fields
Harold Bissonette in It's A Gift (1934) Ring Mister in Tillie's Punctured Romance (1928)
Professor Henry R. Quail in International House (1933)
The Great McGonigle / Squire Cribbs in 'The Drunkard' in The Old Fashioned Way (1934)
Mr. Micawber in David Copperfield (1935)
Ambrose Wolfinger in Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
Professor Eustace P. McGargle in Poppy (1936)
Larson E. Whipsnade in You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
Egbert Souse in The Bank Dick (1940)
Cuthbert J. Twillie in My Little Chickadee (1940)
The Great Man / W.C. Fields / Uncle Bill in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)

Ralph Fiennes
(1962- )
Amon Goeth in Schindler's List (1993) Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights (1992)
Charles Van Doren in Quiz Show (1994)
Lenny Nero in Strange Days (1995)
Count Laszlo Almasy in The English Patient (1996)
Oscar Hopkins in Oscar and Lucinda (1997)
John Steed in The Avengers (1998)
Maurice Bendrix in The End of the Affair (1999)
Evgeny Onegin in Onegin (1999)
Ivan Sors/Sonnenschein, Adam Sors, and Ignatz Sonnenschein/Sors in Sunshine (1999)
Christopher Marshall in Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Francis Dolarhyde in Red Dragon (2002)
Dennis 'Spider' Cleg in Spider (2002)
Justin Quayle in The Constant Gardener (2005)
Lord Voldemort in The Harry Potter series of films (2005-2011)
Todd Jackson in The White Countess (2005)
Duke of Devonshire in The Duchess (2008)
Older Michael Berg in The Reader (2008)
Harry Waters in In Bruges (2008)
Contractor Team Leader in The Hurt Locker (2009)
Hades in Clash of the Titans (2010)
Caius Martius Coriolanus in Coriolanus (2011)
Gareth Mallory / M in Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015)
Magwitch in Great Expectations (2012)
M. Gustave in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Laurence Laurentz in Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Moriarty in Holmes & Watson (2018)

Peter Finch
Howard Beale in Network (1976) John Wiley in Elephant Walk (1954)
Joe Harman in A Town Like Alice (1956)
Dr. Fortunati in The Nun's Story (1959)
Oscar Wilde in The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)
Jake Armitage in The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Captain Harris in The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
William Boldwood in Far From the Madding Crowd (1967)
Lewis Zarken / Louie Flack in The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)
Dr. Daniel Hirsh in Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
Richard Conway in Lost Horizon (1973)

Albert Finney
Tom Jones in Tom Jones (1963) Mick Rice in The Entertainer (1960)
Arthur Seaton in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1961)
Charlie Bubbles in Charlie Bubbles (1967)
Mark Wallace in Two For the Road (1967)
Ebenezer Scrooge in Scrooge (1970)
Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Fouche in The Duellists (1977)
Dr. Larry Roberts in Looker (1981)
Dewey Wilson in Wolfen (1981)
Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks in Annie (1982)
George Dunlap in Shoot the Moon (1982)
Sir in The Dresser (1983)
Geoffrey Firmin in Under the Volcano (1984)
Leo in Miller's Crossing (1990)
Warren Odom in Rich in Love (1993)
Danny's Father in The Run of the Country (1995)
Dr. Austin Sloper in Washington Square (1997)
Ed Masry in Erin Brockovich (2000)
Chief of Staff in Traffic (2000)
Edward Bloom, Sr. in Big Fish (2003)
Gaspar LeMarc in Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Uncle Henry Skinner in A Good Year (2006)
John Newton in Amazing Grace (2006)
Dr. Albert Hirsch in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Charles Hanson in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Kincade in Skyfall (2012)

Colin Firth
(1960- )
King George VI in The King's Speech (2010) Valmont in Valmont (1989)
Geoffrey Clifton in The English Patient (1996)
Paul Ashworth in Fever Pitch (1997)
Lord Wessex in Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2094), and Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Johannes Vermeer in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Jamie Bennett in Love Actually (2003)
Mr. Cedric Brown in Nanny McPhee (2005)
Vince Collins in Where the Truth Lies (2005)
Harry Bright in Mamma Mia! (2008) and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
George Falconer in A Single Man (2009)
Bill Haydon in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Arthur Newman in Arthur Newman (2012)
Harry Hart / Galahad in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Laurence Fishburne
(1961- )
Morpheus in Tyrole Miller/"Mr. Clean" in Apocalypse Now (1979)
Swain in The Color Purple (1985)
Max in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
Lt. Charlie Stobbs in Red Heat (1988)
Dap in School Daze (1988)
Jimmy Jump in King of New York (1990)
Nick Holbrook in Class Action (1991)
Furious Styles in
Boyz 'N the Hood (1991)
Russell Stevens, Jr./John Hull in Deep Cover (1992)
Ike Turner, Sr. in What's Love Got to Do With It (1993)
Vinnie in Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Nelson Crowe in Bad Company (1995)
Professor Maurice Phipps in Higher Learning (1995)
Tanny Brown in Just Cause (1995)
Othello in Othello (1995)
Captain Miller in Event Horizon (1997)
Ellsworth (Bumpy) Johnson in Hoodlum (1997)
Whitey Powers in Mystic River (2003)
Marion Bishop in Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Noland in Predators (2010)
Dr. Ellis Cheever in Contagion (2011)
Omar in Ride Along (2012)
Perry White in Man of Steel (2013) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Gus Mancuso in Passengers (2016)
The Bowery King in John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Dr. Bill Foster in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Carrie Fisher
Princess/General Leia Organa in: Lorna in Shampoo (1975)
Mystery Woman in The Blues Brothers (1980)
April in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Carol Peterson in The 'burbs (1989)
Marie in When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Bianca Burnette in Scream 3 (2000)
Ms. Surpin in Heartbreakers (2001)
Bailey Smith in The Women (2008)

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