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

Anthony Hopkins
(1937- )
Dr. Hannibal Lecter in Prince Richard The Lion-Hearted in The Lion in Winter (1968)
David Lloyd George in Young Winston (1972)
Supt. John McCleod in Juggernaut (1974)
Lt. Gen. John Frost in A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Dr. Frederick Treves in The Elephant Man (1980)
Adam Evans in A Change of Seasons (1980)
Lieutenant William Bligh in The Bounty (1984)
Frank P. Doel in 84 Charing Cross Road (1986)
Prof. Abraham Van Helsing in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
George Hayden in Chaplin (1992)
Henry Wilcox in Howards End (1992)
Stevens in The Remains of the Day (1993)
C.S. Lewis in Shadowlands (1993)
Col. William Ludlow in Legends of the Fall (1994)
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg in The Road to Wellville (1994)
Richard Nixon in Nixon (1995)
Pablo Picasso in Surviving Picasso (1996)
John Quincy Adams in Amistad (1997)
Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro in The Mask of Zorro (1998)
William Parrish in Meet Joe Black (1998)
Ethan Powell in Instinct (1999)
Titus Andronicus in Titus (1999)
Ted Brautigan in Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
Coleman Silk in The Human Stain (2003)
Old Ptolemy in Alexander (2004)
Robert in Proof (2005)
Burt Munro in The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
Judge Irwin in All the King's Men (2006)
John Casey in Bobby (2006)
Hrothgar in Beowulf (2007)
Theodore Crawford in Fracture (2007)
Sir John Talbot in The Wolfman (2010)
Odin in Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013), and Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Alfred Hitchcock in Hitchcock (2012)
Methuselah in Noah (2014)
Cardinal Ratzinger / Pope Benedict in The Two Popes (2019)
Anthony in The Father (2020)

Miriam Hopkins
Lily Vautier in Trouble in Paradise (1932) Ivy Pearson in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Princess Anna in The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
Gilda Farrell in Design for Living (1933)
Temple Drake in The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
Mary 'Swan' Rutledge in Barbary Coast (1935)
Becky Sharp in Becky Sharp (1935)
Phyllis Manning Lorrimore in Splendor (1935)
Martha Dobie in These Three (1936)
Delia Lovell Ralston in The Old Maid (1939)
Julia Hayne in Virginia City (1940)
Millie Drake in Old Acquaintance (1943)
Lavinia Penniman in The Heiress (1949)
Fran Carleton in The Mating Season (1951)
Julia Hurstwood in Carrie (1952)
Mrs. Lily Mortar in The Children's Hour (1961)
Mrs. Reeves in The Chase (1966)

Dennis Hopper
Billy in Easy Rider (1969) Goon in Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Jordan "Jordy" Benedict III in Giant (1956)
Billy Clanton in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Max in The Trip (1967)
Moon in True Grit (1969)
Kansas in The Last Movie (1971)
Tom Ripley in The American Friend (1977, W. Ger.)
Photojournalist in Apocalypse Now (1979)
Don in Out of the Blue (1980)
Father in Rumble Fish (1983)
Frank Booth in Blue Velvet (1986)
Shooter in Hoosiers (1986)
Feck in River's Edge (1986)
Lyle in Red Rock West (1993)
Clifford Worley in True Romance (1993)
Howard Payne in Speed (1994)
Deacon in Waterworld (1995)
William S. Burroughs in The Source (1999)
Captain Elsworth in L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
Alex Swan in Ticker (2001)
Warden Blakely in Unspeakable (2002)
Riccardo in Americano (2005)
Kaufman in Land of the Dead (2005)

Lena Horne
Georgia Brown in Cabin in the Sky (1943)
Selina Rogers in Stormy Weather (1943)
'Singer' in I Dood It (1943)
'Singer' in Swing Fever (1943)
'Singer' in Thousands Cheer (1943)
Fernway de la Fer in Broadway Rhythm (1944)
Julie LaVerne/Herself in Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
'Singer' Lena Horne in Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
Herself in Words and Music (1948)
Herself in Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)
Claire Quintana in Death of a Gunfighter (1969)
Glinda the Good in The Wiz (1978)

Edward Everett Horton
(1886 –1970)
Horace Hardwick in Top Hat (1935) Roy B. Bensinger in The Front Page (1931)
François Filiba in Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Max Plunkett in Design for Living (1933)
Ambassador Popoff in The Merry Widow (1934)
Egbert "Pinky" Fitzgerald in The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Alexander P. "Lovey" Lovett in Lost Horizon (1937)
Jeffrey Baird in Shall We Dance (1937)
The Marquis De Loiselle in Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
Hubert Dash in College Swing (1938)
Professor Nick Potter in Holiday (1938)
Noble Sage in Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Messenger 7013 in Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) and Down to Earth (1947)
McTavish in Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
Peyton Potter in The Gang's All Here (1943)
Mr. Witherspoon in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Mr. Haskell in Lady on a Train (1945)
Hudgins in Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Mr. Dinckler in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

John Houseman
(1902 –1988)
Charles W. Kingsfield Jr. in The Paper Chase (1973) Vice-Adm. Farley C. Barnswell in Seven Days in May (1964)
Bartholomew in Rollerball (1975)
Mr. Wabash in Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Jasper Blubber in The Cheap Detective (1978)
Mr. Machen in The Fog (1980)
Mr. Dobbs in My Bodyguard (1980)
Sears James in Ghost Story (1981)
Stanley Markowitz in Murder by Phone (1982)
Driving Instructor in The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

Leslie Howard
Ashley Wilkes in Gone With The Wind (1939) Dwight Winthrop in A Free Soul (1931)
Sir John Carteret in Smilin' Through (1932)
Peter Standish in Berkeley Square (1933)
Philip Carey in Of Human Bondage (1934)
"Steve" Locke in British Agent (1934)
Sir Percy Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
Alan Squier in The Petrified Forest (1936)
Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Prof. Henry Higgins in Pygmalion (1938)
Holger Brandt in Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)
Professor Horatio Smith in 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941)
R.J. Mitchell in Spitfire (1942)
Narrator in In Which We Serve (1942)

Trevor Howard
Dr. Alec Harvey in Brief Encounter (1946) Major Calloway in The Third Man (1949)
Walter Morel in Sons and Lovers (1960)
Capt. William Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Houghton in Father Goose (1964)
Professor Lindermann in Operation Crossbow (1965)
Maj. Eric Fincham in Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Lord Cardigan in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Father Hugh Collins in Ryan's Daughter (1970)
William Cecil in Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
1st Elder in Superman (1978)
Sir Michael Hughes in Meteor (1979)
Lord Henry Ames in The Missionary (1982)
Judge Broomfield in Gandhi (1982)

Kate Hudson
(1979- )
Penny Lane in Almost Famous (2000) Cindy in 200 Cigarettes (1999)
Ethne Eustace in The Four Feathers (2002)
Andie in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Helen Harris in Raising Helen (2004)
Caroline Ellis in The Skeleton Key (2005)
Molly Peterson in You, Me and Dupree (2006)
Tess Finnegan in Fool's Gold (2008)
Liv in Bride Wars (2009)
Stephanie Necrophuros in Nine (2009)
Felicia Williams in Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Eleanor Strubing in Marshall (2017)

Rock Hudson
Jordan 'Bick' Benedict in Giant (1956) Young Bull in Winchester '73 (1950)
Trey Wilson in Bend of the River (1952)
Bob Merrick in Magnificent Obsession (1954)
Ron Kirby in All That Heaven Allows (1955)
Mitch Wayne in Written on the Wind (1956)
Burke Devlin in The Tarnished Angels (1957)
Brad Allen in Pillow Talk (1959)
Robert L. Talbot in Come September (1961)
Jerry Webster in Lover Come Back (1961)
Roger Willoughby in Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
George Kimball in Send Me No Flowers (1964)
Carter Harrison in Strange Bedfellows (1965)
Antiochus "Tony" Wilson in Seconds (1966)
Cdr. James Ferraday in Ice Station Zebra (1968)
Major William Larrabee in Darling Lili (1970)
Tiger in Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)
Dr. Paul Holliston in Embryo (1976)
David Shelby in Avalanche (1978)
Jason Rudd in The Mirror Crack'd (1980)

Helen Hunt
(1963- )
Carol Connelly in As Good As It Gets (1997) Tracy Calder in Rollercoaster (1977)
Leena in Trancers (1984)
Beth Bodell in Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Teri in Project X (1987)
Jessie Gates in Next of Kin (1989)
Annie Wells in Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
Anna in The Waterdance (1992)
Bev Kilmartin in Kiss of Death (1995)
Dr. JoAnne Thornton-Harding in Twister (1996)
Kelly Frears in Cast Away (2000)
Bree Davis in Dr. T. & the Women (2000)
Arlene "Arley" McKinney in Pay It Forward (2000)
Darcy McGuire in What Women Want (2000)
Betty Ann Fitzgerald in The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
Mrs. Erlynne in A Good Woman (2004)
Samantha in Bobby (2006)
April Epner in Then She Found Me (2007)
Cheri Hamilton in Soul Surfer (2011)
Cheryl Cohen-Greene in The Sessions (2012)

Holly Hunter
(1958- )
Ada McGrath in The Piano (1993) Edwina ("Ed") in Raising Arizona (1987)
Jane Craig in Broadcast News (1987)
Dorinda Durston in Always (1989)
Renata Bella in Once Around (1991)
Tammy Hemphill in The Firm (1993)
M.J. Monahan in Copycat (1995)
Claudia "Clyde" Larson in Home for the Holidays (1995)
Helen Remington in Crash (1996)
O'Reilly in A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
Judith 'Judy' Moore in Living Out Loud (1998)
Penny Wharvey McGill in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Rebecca in Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her (2000)
Melanie Freeland in thirteen (2003)
Helen Parr/Elastigirl (voice) in The Incredibles (2004) and Incredibles 2 (2018)
Barb in Little Black Book (2004)
Sonia in Nine Lives (2005)
Beth Gardner in The Big Sick (2017)

Kim Hunter
Stella Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Mary Gibson in The Seventh Victim (1943)
Doris Dumbrowski in Tender Comrade (1943)
June in A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Dr. Bea Brice in Lilith (1964)
Dr. Zira in Planet of the Apes (1968), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), and Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Betty Graham in The Swimmer (1968)
Betty Harty in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

John Hurt
John Merrick in The Elephant Man (1980) Richard Rich in A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Max in Midnight Express (1978)
Kane in Alien (1979)
William C. Irvine in Heaven's Gate (1980)
Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Bird O'Donnell in The Field (1990)
Marquis of Montrose in Rob Roy (1995)
John Scholfield in Dead Man (1995)
Mr. Ollivander in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Professor Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm in Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Ben Devereaux in The Skeleton Key (2005)
Jellon Lamb in The Proposition (2005)
Adam Sutler in V for Vendetta (2005)
Professor Oxley in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Control in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Gilliam in Snowpiercer (2013)
The Priest in Jackie (2016)

William Hurt
Ned Racine in Body Heat (1981) Eddie Jessup in Altered States (1980)
Daryll Deever in Eyewitness (1981)
Nick in The Big Chill (1983)
Arkady Renko in Gorky Park (1983)
Luis Molina in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
James Leeds in Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Tom Grunick in Broadcast News (1987)
Macon Leary in The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Doug Tate in Alice (1990)
Trevor McPhee/Sam Farber in Until the End of the World (1991)
Tommy Vesey in Trial by Jury (1994)
Paul Benjamin in Smoke (1995)
Rochester in Jane Eyre (1996)
Inspector Frank Bumstead in Dark City (1998)
George Gulden in One True Thing (1998)
Professor Hobby in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Dave in Rare Birds (2001)
Angus Tuck in Tuck Everlasting (2002)
Alan Osborne in The Blue Butterfly (2004)
Edward Walker in The Village (2004)
Richie Cusack in A History of Violence (2005)
Philip Allen in The Good Shepherd (2006)
Marshall in Mr. Brooks (2007)
Walt McCandless in Into the Wild (2007)
Gen. Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross in The Incredible Hulk (2008)
William Marshal in Robin Hood (2010)
Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross in Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Anjelica Huston
(1951- )
Maerose Prizzi in Prizzi's Honor (1985) Madge in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Maida in The Ice Pirates (1984)
Samantha Davis in Gardens of Stone (1987)
Gretta Conroy in The Dead (1987)
Persis Bosworth-Tennyson in Mr. North (1988)
Dolores Paley in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Tamara in Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Lilly Dillon in The Grifters (1990)
Miss Ernst / The Grand High Witch in The Witches (1990)
Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993)
Marcia Fox in Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Mary in The Crossing Guard (1995)
Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent in Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
Fanny Assingham in The Golden Bowl (2000)
Dr. Etheline "Ethel" Tenenbaum-Sherman in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Dr. Bonnie Fox in Blood Work (2002)
Mrs. Gwyneth Harridan in Daddy Day Care (2003)
Queen of the Selenites (voice) in Kaena: The Prophecy (2003)
Eleanor Zissou in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Art History Teacher in Art School Confidential (2006)
Fabiella in Material Girls (2006)
Diane Lerner in 50/50 (2011)
Mrs. Aylwood in The Watcher in the Woods (2017)

John Huston

Noah Cross in Chinatown (1974) American in White Suit (uncredited) in Tampico in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Cardinal Glennon in The Cardinal (1963)
Noah/Voices of: God/The Serpent/Narrator in The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
McTarry/M in Casino Royale (1967)
Dr. Arnold Dunlap in Candy (1968)
Abbé de Sade in De Sade (1969)
Buck Loner in Myra Breckinridge (1970)
Sleigh in The Bridge in the Jungle (1971)
Captain Filmore Henry in Man in the Wilderness (1971)
Grizzly Adams in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
The Lawgiver in Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
Harris Wagner in Breakout (1975)
Sec. of State John Hay in The Wind and the Lion (1975)

Walter Huston
Howard in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) Abraham Lincoln in Abraham Lincoln (1930)
Warden Brady in The Criminal Code (1931)
Thomas Dickson in American Madness (1932)
Sam Dodsworth in Dodsworth (1936)
Captain Jacoby in The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Mr. Scratch in The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)
Sir Guy Charteris in The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
Jerry Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Doc Holliday in The Outlaw (1943)
Dr. Martin Stensgard in Edge of Darkness (1943)
Dr. Edward G. Armstrong in And Then There Were None (1945)
The "Sin Killer" in Duel in the Sun (1946)
Ephraim Wells in Dragonwyck (1946)
T.C. Jeffords in The Furies (1950)

Betty Hutton
Trudy Kockenlocker in The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943) Polly Judson in Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
Bessie Dale in The Fleet's In (1942)
Winnie Porter in Let's Face It (1943)
Susan / Rosemary Allison in Here Come the Waves (1944)
Judy Peabody in The Stork Club (1945)
Pearl White in The Perils of Pauline (1947)
Georgina Allerton in Dream Girl (1948)
Eleanor Collier ("Yum Yum") in Red, Hot and Blue (1949)
Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
Kitty McNeil in Let's Dance (1950)
Holly in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

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