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

Heath Ledger
The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008) Patrick Verona in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Gabriel Martin in The Patriot (2000)
William Thatcher in A Knight's Tale (2001)
Sonny Grotowski in Monster's Ball (2001)
Harry Feversham in The Four Feathers (2002)
Ned Kelly in Ned Kelly (2003)
Jacob Grimm in The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Giacomo Casanova in Casanova (2005)
Dan in Candy (2006)
Robbie Clark (Bob Dylan) in I'm Not There (2007)

Bruce Lee
Lee in Enter the Dragon (1973) Winslow Wong in Marlowe (1969)
Cheng Chao-an in The Big Boss (1971)
Chen Zhen in Fist of Fury (1972)
Tang Lung in The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Billy Lo / Hai Tien (footage) in Game of Death (1978)

Christopher Lee
Count Dracula in "Dracula" films (1958-1976):
  • The Horror of Dracula (1958)
  • Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
  • Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968)
  • Count Dracula (1970)
  • Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
  • Scars of Dracula (1970)
  • Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
  • The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
  • Dracula and Son (1976)
The Creature in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Sir Henry Baskerville in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
Kharis, the Mummy in The Mummy (1959)
Prof. Allan Driscoll in Horror Hotel (1960)
Billali in She (1965)
Fu Manchu in
  • The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)
  • The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966)
  • The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1967)
  • The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)
  • Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969)
Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man (1973)
Rochefort in
  • The Three Musketeers (1973)
  • The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)
  • The Return of the Musketeers (1989)
Scaramanga in The Man With the Golden Gun (1974)
Corrigan in House of the Long Shadows (1983)
Mohammed Ali Jinnah in Jinnah (1998)
Burgomaster in Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Count Dooku in
Saruman in Dr. Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
First High Councilor in The Golden Compass (2007)

Janet Leigh
Marion Crane in Psycho (1960) Lissy Anne MacBean in The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
Edith Enley in Act of Violence (1949)
Connie Ennis in Holiday Affair (1949)
Margaret 'Meg' March in Little Women (1949)
June Forsyte in That Forsyte Woman (1949)
Isabelle Perry in Strictly Dishonorable (1951)
Jennifer Paige in Angels in the Outfield (1951)
Aline de Gavrillac de Bourbon in Scaramouche (1952)
Bess Houdini in Houdini (1953)
Lina Patch in The Naked Spur (1953)
Wally Cook in Living It Up (1954)
Eileen Sherwood in My Sister Eileen (1955)
Linda Latham in Safari (1956)
Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon / Olga Orlief in Jet Pilot (1957)
Susan "Susie" Vargas in Touch of Evil (1958)
Morgana in The Vikings (1958)
Eugenie Rose "Rosie" Chaney in The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Rosie DeLeon in Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Bertie Austin in Wives and Lovers (1963)
Susan Harper in Harper (1966)
Kathy Williams in The Fog (1980)
Norma in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Jennifer Jason Leigh
(1962- )
Stacy Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) Tracy in Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
Allison Capuletti in Easy Money (1983)
Agnes in Flesh+Blood (1985)
Teensy in The Men's Club (1986)
Nash in The Hitcher (1986)
Carol in Heart of Midnight (1988)
Lydia Johnson in The Big Picture (1989)
Tralala in Last Exit to Brooklyn (1990)
Susie Waggoner in Miami Blues (1990)
Jennifer Vaitkus in Backdraft (1991)
Kristen Cates in Rush (1991)
Hedra "Hedy" Carlson in Single White Female (1992)
Lois Kaiser in Short Cuts (1993)
Amy Archer in The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Dorothy Parker in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Selena St. George in Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Sadie Flood in Georgia (1995)
Caroline Cook in A Thousand Acres (1997)
Catherine Sloper in Washington Square (1997)
Allegra Geller in eXistenZ (1999)
Annie Sullivan in Road to Perdition (2002)
Pauline in In the Cut (2003)
Stevie in The Machinist (2004)
Dr. Beth Lorensen in The Jacket (2005)
Pauline in Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Maria in Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Sara in The Spectacular Now (2013)
Deb Moseley in Welcome to Me (2014)
Daisy Domergue in The Hateful Eight (2015)
Lisa Hesselman (voice) in Anomalisa (2015)
Lady Bird Johnson in LBJ (2016)
Dr. Ventress in Annihilation (2018)

#16 star
Vivien Leigh
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Cynthia in Fire Over England (1937)
Elsa Craddock in A Yank at Oxford (1938)
Myra Lester in Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Emma Hart Hamilton in That Hamilton Woman (1941)
Cleopatra in Caesar and Cleopatra (1946)
Anna Karenina in Anna Karenina (1948)
Karen Stone in The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)
Mary Treadwell in Ship of Fools (1965)

Jack Lemmon
Jerry (Daphne) in Some Like It Hot (1959) Pete Sheppard in It Should Happen to You (1954)
Robert Tracey in Phffft (1954)
Robert 'Bob' Baker in My Sister Eileen (1955)
Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver in Mister Roberts (1955)
Tony in Fire Down Below (1957)
Frank Harris in Cowboy (1958)
Nicky Holroyd in Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
C.C. (Bud) Baxter in The Apartment (1960)
Lt. Rip Crandall in The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960)
Joe Clay in Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
William "Bill" Gridley in The Notorious Landlady (1962)
Nestor Patou / Lord X in Irma la Douce (1963)
Hogan in Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)
Stanley Ford in How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
Professor Fate / Crown Prince Frederick Hoepnick in The Great Race (1965)
Harry Hinkle in The Fortune Cookie (1966)
Felix Ungar in The Odd Couple (1968) and The Odd Couple II (1998)
George Kellerman in The Out-of-Towners (1970)
Wendell Armbruster, Jr. in Avanti! (1972)
Harry Stoner in Save the Tiger (1973)
Dan Gallagher in Airport '77 (1977)
Jack Godell in The China Syndrome (1979)
Scottie Templeton in Tribute (1980)
Ed Horman in Missing (1982)
Harvey Fairchild in That's Life! (1986)
Jack Martin in JFK (1991)
Shelley Levene in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Paul Finnigan in Short Cuts (1993)
John Gustafson in Grumpy Old Men (1993) and Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Pres. Russell O. Kramer in My Fellow Americans (1996)
Herb Sullivan in Out to Sea (1997)

Jerry Lewis

WIth Dean Martin

Prof. Julius Ferris Kelp / Buddy Love in The Nutty Professor (1963)

16 Jerry Lewis-Dean Martin Films (1949-1956):

  • Seymour and Steve Laird in My Friend Irma (1949) and My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)
  • Pfc. Alvin Korwin and 1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli in At War With the Army (1950)
  • Theodore 'Ted' Rogers and Bill Miller in The Stooge (1951)
  • 'Junior' Jackson and Bill Baker in That's My Boy (1951)
  • Melvin Jones and Al Crowthers in Sailor Beware (1952)
  • Hap Smith and Cpl. Chick Allen in Jumping Jacks (1952)
  • Myron Metz and Larry Todd in Scared Stiff (1953)
  • Virgil Yokum and Herman 'Honey Talk' Nelson in Money from Home (1953)
  • Harvey Miller, Jr. and Joe Anthony in The Caddy (1953)
  • Jerome F. 'Jerry' Hotchkiss and Peter 'Pete' Nelson in 3 Ring Circus (1954)
  • Homer Flagg and Dr. Steve Harris in Living It Up (1954)
  • Wilbur Hoolick and Bob Miles in You're Never Too Young (1955)
  • Eugene Fullstack and Rick Todd in Artists and Models (1955)
  • Malcolm Smith and Steve Wiley in Hollywood or Bust (1956)
  • Wade Kingsley Jr./ Sr. and Slim Moseley Jr./Sr. in Pardners (1956)
Private Meredith C. Bixby in The Sad Sack (1957)
Sidney L. Pythias in The Delicate Delinquent (1957)
Gilbert Wooley in The Geisha Boy (1958)
Clayton Poole in Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)
John Paul Steckler I,IV,VII in Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)
Stanley / Jerry Lewis (Himself) in The Bellboy (1960)
Cinderfella in Cinderfella (1960)
Morty S. Tashman in The Errand Boy (1961)
Herbert H. Heebert / Mama Heebert in The Ladies Man (1961)
Lester March in It's Only Money (1962)
Norman Phiffier in Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
Jerome Littlefield in The Disorderly Orderly (1964)
Stanley Belt in The Patsy (1964)
Christopher Pride / Warren / Ringo in Three on a Couch (1966)
Peter Mattemore in Way... Way Out (1966)
Gerald Clamson / Syd Valentine in The Big Mouth (1967)
Brendan Byers III / Field Marshal Erik Kesselring in Which Way to the Front? (1970)
Jerry Langford in The King of Comedy (1982)

Leo Sweetie in Arizona Dream (1993)

Laura Linney
(1964- )
Clara McMillen in Kinsey (2004) Randi in Dave (1993)
School Teacher in Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Dr. Karen Ross in Congo (1995)
Janet Venable in Primal Fear (1996)
Kate Whitney in Absolute Power (1997)
Meryl Burbank / Hannah Gill in The Truman Show (1998)
"Sammy" Prescott in You Can Count On Me (2000)
Connie Mills in The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Annabeth Markum in Mystic River (2003)
Sarah in Love Actually (2003)
Constance Harraway in The Life of David Gale (2003)
Louise Harrington in P.S. (2004)
Joan Berkman in The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Erin Bruner in The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Wendy Savage in The Savages (2007)
Margaret "Daisy" Suckley in Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
Mrs. Munro in Mr. Holmes (2015)
Lorrie Sullenberger in Sully (2016)

John Lithgow
(1945- )
Roberta Muldoon in The World According to Garp (1982)
Burke in Blowout (1981)
Sam Burns in Terms of Endearment (1983)
Valentine in the segment "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Lord John Whorfin / Dr. Emilio Lizardo in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension! (1984)
Rev. Shaw Moore in Footloose (1984)
Dr. Walter Curnow in 2010 (1984)
B.Z. in Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
George Henderson in Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Lt. Col. Bruce Derringer in Memphis Belle (1990)
Leslie Huben in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Earl Talbot Blake in Ricochet (1991)
Eric Qualen in Cliffhanger (1993)
Smith Keen in The Pelican Brief (1993)
Professor Wilkinson in Princess Caraboo (1994)
Lord Farquaad (Voice) in Shrek (2001)
Bud Brumder in Orange County (2002)
Blake Edwards in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Alfred Seguine Kinsey in Kinsey (2004)
Jerry Harris in Dreamgirls (2006)
Edgar West in Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Jack Brady in Leap Year (2010)
Charles Rodman in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Reverend Alfred Dowd in The Homesman (2014)
Donald in Interstellar (2014)
Don in Daddy's Home Two (2017)

Lucy Liu
(1968- )
Alex Munday in
  • Charlie's Angels (2000)
  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
Former girlfriend in Jerry Maguire (1996)
Cathi Rose in City of Industry (1997)
Pearl in Payback (1999)
Dot in Flypaper (1999)
Princess Pei Pei in Shanghai Noon (2000)
Sever in Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
Kitty Baxter in Chicago (2002)
O-Ren Ishii in Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Taryn Mills in Domino (2005)
Lindsey in Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Sadie Blake in Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)
Kirsten Stevens in Set It Up (2018)

Harold Lloyd
Harold, The Boy in Safety Last (1923) The Boy in A Sailor-Made Man (1921)
Harold Van Pelham in Why Worry? (1923)
Harold Meadows in Girl Shy (1924)
Harold "Speedy" Lamb in The Freshman (1925)
Harold Hickory in The Kid Brother (1927)
Harold "Speedy" Swift in Speedy (1928)
Burleigh "Tiger" Sullivan in The Milky Way (1936)
Harold Diddlebock in The Sin of Harold Diddlebock/Mad Wednesday (1947)

Gina Lollobrigida
(1927- )
Magda, Queen of Sheba in Solomon and Sheba (1959) Maria Dannreuther in Beat the Devil (1953)
Maria De Ritis (The Girl, "Frisky") in Bread, Love and Dreams (1953)
Lina Cavalieri in Beautiful But Dangerous (1955)
Lola in Trapeze (1956)
Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)
Carla Vesari in Never So Few (1959)
Marietta in The Law (1959)
Giulietta Cameron in Go Naked in the World (1961)
Lisa Helena Fellini in Come September (1961)
Maria Marcello in Woman of Straw (1964)
Toni Vincente in Strange Bedfellows (1965)
Marcelle Cotte in Hotel Paradiso (1966)
Carla Campbell in Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)

#23 star
Carole Lombard
Hazel Flagg in Nothing Sacred (1937) Connie Randall in No Man of Her Own (1932)
Mae in Virtue (1932)
Mildred Plotka / Lily Garland in Twentieth Century (1934)
Regi Allen in Hands Across the Table (1935)
Irene Bullock in My Man Godfrey (1936)
Maggie King in Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
Helen Bartlett in True Confession (1937)
Julie Eden in In Name Only (1939)
Jane Mason in Made for Each Other (1939)
Ann Krausheimer Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
Maria Tura in To Be or Not To Be (1942)

Jennifer Lopez
(1969- )
Karen Sisco in Out of Sight (1998) Grace Santiago in Money Train (1995)
Selena Quintanilla in Selena (1997)
Terri Flores in Anaconda (1997)
Grace McKenna in U Turn (1997)
Catherine Deane in The Cell (2000)
Sharon Pogue in Angel Eyes (2001)
Mary Fiore in The Wedding Planner (2001)
Marisa Ventura in Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Slim Hiller in Enough (2002)
Ricki in Gigli (2003)
Gertrude Steiney in Jersey Girl (2004)
Paulina in Shall We Dance (2004)
Charlotte Cantilini in Monster-in-Law (2005)
Lauren Adrian in Bordertown (2007)
Zoe in The Back-up Plan (2010)
Leslie Rodgers in Parker (2013)
Claire Peterson in The Boy Next Door (2015)
Ramona in Hustlers (2019)

#21 star
Sophia Loren
(1934- )
Cesira in Two Women (1960) Odalisca in Era Lui, Sì, Sì! (1951)
Cleopatra / Nisca in Two Nights with Cleopatra (1954)
Phaedra in Boy on a Dolphin (1957)
Juana in The Pride and the Passion (1957)
Cinzia Zaccardi in Houseboat (1958)
Angela Rossini in Heller in Pink Tights (1960)
Jimena in El Cid (1961)
Adelina Sbaratti / Anna Molteni / Mara in Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (1963)
Lucilla in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Filomena Marturano in Marriage Italian Style (1964)
Yasmin Azir in Arabesque (1966)
Countess Natasha Alexandroff in A Countess From Hong Kong (1967)
Aldonza / Dulcinea in Man of La Mancha (1972)
Jennifer Rispoli Chamberlain in The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Antonietta Taberi in A Special Day (1977)
Maria Sophia Coletta Ragetti in Grumpier Old Men (1995)

Peter Lorre
Joel Cairo in The Maltese Falcon (1941) Hans Beckert in M (1931)
Abbott in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment (1935)
Dr. Gogol in Mad Love (1935)
Mr. Kentaro Moto in Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937) and sequels (1937-1939)
The Stranger in Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
M'sieu Pig in Strange Cargo (1940)
Ugarte in Casablanca (1942)
Nikolai Zaleshoff in Background to Danger (1943)
Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Cornelius Latimer Leyden in The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)
Johnny West in Three Strangers (1946)
Victor Emmric in The Verdict (1946)
Kismet in My Favorite Brunette (1947)
Julius O'Hara in Beat the Devil (1953)
Conseil in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Brankov in Silk Stockings (1957)
Comm. Lucius Emery in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
Montresor in "The Black Cat" segment in Tales of Terror (1962)
Dr. Adolphus Bedlo in The Raven (1963)
Felix Grille in The Comedy of Terrors (1964)

Myrna Loy

With William Powell in "The Thin Man" series
Nora Charles (and Nick Charles) in The Thin Man series: (1934-1947):
  • The Thin Man (1934)
  • After the Thin Man (1936)
  • Another Thin Man (1939)
  • Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
  • The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
  • Song of the Thin Man (1947)
Mai (Lady in Waiting) in Don Juan (1926)
Lalle's Maid in So This is Paris (1926)
Queen Morgan le Fay / Evil Sister in Mansion in A Connecticut Yankee (1931)
Countess Valentine in Love Me Tonight (1932)
Diana Standing in The Barbarian (1933)
Eleanor Packer in Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
Evelyn Prentice in Evelyn Prentice (1934)
Linda Stanhope in Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
Billie Burke in The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
Connie Allenbury in Libeled Lady (1936)
Margit "Baby" Agnew in Double Wedding (1937)
Ann Barton in Test Pilot (1938)
Alma Harding in Too Hot to Handle (1938)
Lady Edwina Esketh in The Rains Came (1939)
"Kay" Wilson in I Love You Again (1940)
Susan Ireland in Love Crazy (1941)
Milly Stephenson in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Judge Margaret Turner in The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
Muriel Blandings in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
Mrs. Lillian Gilbreth in Cheaper By the Dozen (1950)
Florence Shrike in Lonelyhearts (1958)
Martha Eaton in From the Terrace (1960)
"Aunt Bea" in Midnight Lace (1960)
Grace Greenlaw in The April Fools (1969)

Bela Lugosi
Count Dracula in Sayer of the Law in Island of Lost Souls (1932)
Dr. Mirakle in Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
'Murder' Legendre in White Zombie (1932)
Dr. Vitus Werdegast in The Black Cat (1934)
Dr. Richard Vollin in The Raven (1935)
Count Mora in Mark of the Vampire (1935)
Dr. Felix Benet in The Invisible Ray (1936)
Commissar Razinin in Ninotchka (1939)
Ygor in Son of Frankenstein (1939) and The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
Bela in The Wolf Man (1941)
Professor Brenner (aka Karl Wagner) in Bowery at Midnight (1942)
Dr. George Lorenz in The Corpse Vanishes (1942)
Monster in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
Joseph in The Body Snatcher (1945)
The Vampire in Vampire Over London (1952) (aka Mother Riley Meets the Vampire)
Scientist (Narrator) in Glen or Glenda (1953)
Dr. Eric Vornoff in Bride of the Monster (1955)
Casimir in The Black Sleep (1956)
The Old Man/Ghoul Man in Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Ida Lupino
Marie Garson in High Sierra (1941) May Elton in The Ghost Camera (1933)
Agnes in Peter Ibbetson (1935)
Ann Brandon in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Bessie Broke in The Light That Failed (1939)
Lana Carlsen in They Drive By Night (1940)
Ruth Webster in The Sea Wolf (1941)
Ellen Creed in Ladies in Retirement (1941)
Mrs. Helen Chernen in The Hard Way (1942)
Anna in Moontide (1942)
Petey Brown in The Man I Love (1946)
Lily Stevens in Road House (1948)
Julia Thomas in Lust for Gold (1949)
Mary Malden in On Dangerous Ground (1951)
Mrs. Helen Gordon in Beware, My Lovely (1952)
Phyllis Martin in The Bigamist (1953)
Marion Castle in The Big Knife (1955)
Elvira Bonner in Junior Bonner (1972)

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