Greatest Film Stars
Greatest Roles & Filmographies

Greatest Film Stars - Roles and Filmographies
(alphabetical, by last name)
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Greatest Film Star Roles and Filmographies
Actor or Actress
Definitive Screen Role Other Great Film Roles

Jeanette MacDonald

With Nelson Eddy
Colette Bertier in One Hour With You (1932)

8 MacDonald/Eddy Films (1935-1942):

  • Princess Marie (Marietta) and Captain Richard Warrington in Naughty Marietta (1935)
  • Marie de Flor and Sergeant Bruce in Rose Marie (1936)
  • Marcia Mornay (Miss Morrison) and Paul Allison in Maytime (1937)
  • Gwen Marlowe and Ernest Lane in Sweethearts (1938)
  • Kathleen / Moonyean Clare and Ramirez / Lieutenant Johnson in The Girl of the Golden West (1938)
  • Marianne de Beaumanoir and Charles in New Moon (1940)
  • Sarah Millick and Carl Linden in Bitter Sweet (1940)
  • Anna / Brigitta and Count Palaffi in I Married an Angel (1942)
Queen Louise in The Love Parade (1929)
Princess Jeanette in Love Me Tonight (1932)
Sonia (Fifi) in The Merry Widow (1934)
Mary Blake in San Francisco (1936)
Nina Maria Azara in The Firefly (1937)
Mary Hale in Broadway Serenade (1939)
Kathleen / Moonyean Clare in Smilin' Through (1941)
Marcia Warren in Cairo (1942)

Andie MacDowell
(1958- )
Carrie in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) Miss Jane Porter in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Dale Biberman in St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Ann in sex, lies, and videotape (1989)
Bronte Mitchell Faure in Green Card (1990)
Anna Baragli in Hudson Hawk (1991)
Bessie Faro in Ruby Cairo (1992)
Rita in Groundhog Day (1993)

Ann Finnigan in Short Cuts (1993)
Eileen Spenser in Bad Girls (1994)
Dorothy Winters in Michael (1996)
Laura Kinney in Multiplicity (1996)
Shelley Snipes in Muppets From Space (1999)

Terri in Beauty Shop (2005)
Vi Moore in Footloose (2011)
Nancy Davidson in Magic Mike XXL (2015)

Suzanne in Love After Love (2017)

Ali MacGraw
(1939- )
Jennifer Cavalleri in Love Story (1970) Brenda Patimkin in Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
Carol McCoy in The Getaway (1972)
Melissa in Convoy (1978)
Nicole in Players (1979)
Bones Burton in Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)

Shirley MacLaine
(1934- )
Aurora Greenway in

Fran Kubelik in The Apartment (1960)

Jennifer Rogers in The Trouble with Harry (1955)
Bessie Sparrowbrush in Artists and Models (1955)
Princess Aouda in Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Dell Payton in The Sheepman (1958)
Irene Molloy in The Matchmaker (1958)
Ginny Moorhead in Some Came Running (1958)
Simone Pistache in Can Can (1960)
Martha Dobie in The Children's Hour (1961)
Irma La Douce in Irma La Douce (1963)
Nicole Chang in Gambit (1966)
7 roles (Paulette / Maria Teresa / Linda / etc.) in Woman Times Seven (1967)
Charity Hope Valentine in Sweet Charity (1969)
Sister Sara in Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Deedee Rodgers in The Turning Point (1977)
Eve Rand in Being There (1979)
Karyn Evans in A Change of Seasons (1980)
Louisa 'Ouiser' Boudreaux in Steel Magnolias (1989)
Doris Mann in Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Shirley MacLaine (Herself) in Defending Your Life (1991)
Tess Carlisle in Guarding Tess (1994)
Grace Winterbourne in Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)

Iris Smythson / Endora in Bewitched (2005)
Katharine Richelieu in Rumor Has It...(2005)
Ella Hirsch in In Her Shoes (2005)
Ethel Ann in Closing the Ring (2007)

Fred MacMurray
Walter Neff in Double Indemnity (1944) Arthur Russell in Alice Adams (1935)
Peter Dawes in The Gilded Lily (1935)
Theodore Drew III in Hands Across the Table (1935)
Jack Hale in The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)
Skid Johnson in Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
Kenneth Bartlett in True Confession (1937)
John Sargent in Remember the Night (1940)
Bill Cardew in Too Many Husbands (1940)
Joe Blake in Dive Bomber (1941)
Pete Marshall in Murder, He Says (1945)
Bob MacDonald in The Egg and I (1947)
Johnny McEvoy (aka Johnny Macklin) in Borderline (1950)
Lt. Tom Keefer in The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Paul Sheridan in Pushover (1954)
Wilson Daniels in The Shaggy Dog (1959)
Jeff D. Sheldrake in The Apartment (1960)
Professor Ned Brainard in The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
Professor Ned Brainard in Son of Flubber (1963)
Mayor Clarence Tuttle in The Swarm (1978)

(1958- )
Eva "Evita" Duarte de Peron in Evita (1996) Susan in Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Gloria Tatlock in Shanghai Surprise (1986)
Nicole "Nikki" Finn in Who's That Girl? (1987)
Breathless Mahoney in Dick Tracy (1990)
Herself in Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)
Mae Mordabito in A League of Their Own (1992)
Marie in Shadows and Fog (1992)
Rebecca Carlson in Body of Evidence (1993)
Elspeth in Four Rooms (1995)
Abbie Reynolds in The Next Best Thing (2000)
Amber in Swept Away (2002)
Verity in Die Another Day (2002)

Karl Malden
Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Sgt. William Cullen in Kiss of Death (1947)
Mac in The Gunfighter (1950)
Jim Gentry in Ruby Gentry (1952)
Inspector Larrue in I Confess (1953)
Father Barry in On the Waterfront (1954)
Archie Lee Meighan in Baby Doll (1956)
John Piersall in Fear Strikes Out (1957)
Frenchy Plante in The Hanging Tree (1959)
Reverend Paul Ford in Pollyanna (1960)
Sheriff Dad Longworth in One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Judd Raike in Parrish (1961)
Harvey Shoemaker in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Herbie Sommers in Gypsy (1962)
Capt. Wessels in Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Sgt. Jim Hobbson in Dead Ringer (1964)
Shooter in The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Tom Fitch in Nevada Smith (1966)
Julian Wall in Murderers' Row (1966)
Keycase Milne in Hotel (1967)
Gen. Omar N. Bradley in Patton (1970)
Walter Buckman in Wild Rovers (1971)
Harry Sherwood in Meteor (1979)
Arthur Kirk in Nuts (1987)

John Malkovich
(1953- )
Mitch Leary / John Booth / James Carney in In The Line of Fire (1993) Al Rockoff in The Killing Fields (1984)
Mr. Will in Places in the Heart (1984)
Basie in Empire of the Sun (1987)
Vicomte de Valmont in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Port Moresby in The Sheltering Sky (1990)
Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men (1992)
The Director in Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Gilbert Osmond in The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde in Mary Reilly (1996)
Cyrus (The Virus) Grissom in Con Air (1997)
Teddy KGB in Rounders (1998)
Athos in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
John Horatio Malkovich in Being John Malkovich (1999)
Charles VII in The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau in Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
Pascal Sauvage in Johnny English (2003)
Charles II in The Libertine (2004)
Professor Sandiford in Art School Confidential (2006)
Osborne Cox in Burn After Reading (2008)
Rev. Gustav Briegleb in Changeling (2008)
Lucien Laurin in Secretariat (2010)
Marvin Boggs in RED (2010) and RED 2 (2013)

Dorothy Malone
Marylee Hadley in Written on the Wind (1956) Acme Book Shop Proprietress in The Big Sleep (1946)
Julie Ann Winslow in Colorado Territory (1949)
Karen Galt in The Nevadan (1950)
Lt. Susan Peabody in Torpedo Alley (1952)
Jeannie in Law and Order (1953)
Ann Stewart in Pushover (1954)
Abigail 'Abby' Parker in Artists and Models (1955)
Mrs. Elaine Yarborough in Battle Cry (1955)
Connie Adair in The Fast and the Furious (1955)
Corinna Ordway in Tall Man Riding (1955)
Cleva Creighton Chaney in Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
LaVerne Shumann in The Tarnished Angels (1957)
Diana Barrymore in Too Much, Too Soon (1958)
Lily Dollar in Warlock (1959)
Laurie Henderson in The Last Voyage (1960)
Belle Breckenridge in The Last Sunset (1961)
Marianne in Beach Party (1963)
Hazel Dobkins in Basic Instinct (1992)

Jayne Mansfield
Rita Marlowe in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) Jerri Jordan in The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
Gladden in The Burglar (1957)
Alice Kratzner in Kiss Them For Me (1957)
Camille in The Wayward Bus (1957)
Midnight Franklin in Playgirl After Dark (1960) (aka Too Hot to Handle)
Queen Deianira / Hippolyta in The Loves of Hercules (1960)
Sandy Brooks in Promises...Promises! (1963)

Fredric March
Al Stephenson in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Tony Cavendish in The Royal Family of Broadway (1930)
Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
Kenneth/Jeremy Wayne in Smilin' Through (1932)
Roman Prefect Marcus Superbus in The Sign of the Cross (1932)
Thomas B. 'Tom' Chambers in Design for Living (1933)
Jerry Young in The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)
Robert Browning in The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
Prince Sirki/Death in Death Takes a Holiday (1934)
Count Vronsky in Anna Karenina (1935)
Alan Trent in The Dark Angel (1935)
Anthony Adverse in Anthony Adverse (1936)
Norman Maine in A Star is Born (1937)
Wally Cook in Nothing Sacred (1937)
Jean Lafitte in The Buccaneer (1938)
William Spence in One Foot in Heaven (1941)
Wallace/Jonathan/Nathaniel/Samuel Wooley in I Married a Witch (1942)
Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (1951)
Rear Admiral George Tarrant in The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
Loren Phineas Shaw in Executive Suite (1954)
Dan C. Hilliard in The Desperate Hours (1955)
Ralph Hopkins in The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
Matthew Harrison Brady in Inherit the Wind (1960)
President Jordan Lyman in Seven Days in May (1964)
Favor in Hombre (1967)

Herbert Marshall
Gaston Monescu in Trouble in Paradise (1932) Edward 'Ned' Faraday in Blonde Venus (1932)
Doctor Max Sporum in The Good Fairy (1935)
Gerald Shannon in The Dark Angel (1935)
Jonathan Blair in Breakfast for Two (1937)
Stephen Fisher in Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Robert Crosbie in The Letter (1940)
Gray Meredith in A Bill of Divorcement (1940)
Horace Giddens in The Little Foxes (1941)
Major John Hillgrove in The Enchanted Cottage (1945)
Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden (1949)
Mr. Charles Tremayne in Angel Face (1953)
Inspector Charas in The Fly (1958)

Dean Martin

With Jerry Lewis
Dude ('Borrachón') in Rio Bravo (1959)

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

  • Steve Laird and Seymour in My Friend Irma (1949) and My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)
  • 1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli and Pfc. Alvin Korwin in At War With the Army (1950)
  • Bill Miller and Theodore 'Ted' Rogers in The Stooge (1951)
  • Bill Baker and 'Junior' Jackson in That's My Boy (1951)
  • Al Crowthers and Melvin Jones in Sailor Beware (1952)
  • Cpl. Chick Allen and Hap Smith in Jumping Jacks (1952)
  • Larry Todd and Myron Metz in Scared Stiff (1953)
  • Herman 'Honey Talk' Nelson and Virgil Yokum in Money from Home (1953)
  • Joe Anthony and Harvey Miller, Jr. in The Caddy (1953)
  • Peter 'Pete' Nelson and Jerome F. 'Jerry' Hotchkiss in 3 Ring Circus (1954)
  • Dr. Steve Harris and Homer Flagg in Living It Up (1954)
  • Bob Miles and Wilbur Hoolick in You're Never Too Young (1955)
  • Rick Todd and Eugene Fullstack in Artists and Models (1955)
  • Steve Wiley and Malcolm Smith in Hollywood or Bust (1956)
  • Slim Moseley Jr./Sr. and Wade Kingsley Jr./ Sr. in Pardners (1956)
Ray Hunter in Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)
Bama Dillert in Some Came Running (1958)
Michael Whiteacre in The Young Lions (1958)
Sam Harmon in Ocean's 11 (1960)
Jeffrey Moss in Bells Are Ringing (1960)
Sgt. Chip Deal in Sergeants 3 (1962)
Julian Berniers in Toys in the Attic (1963)
Joe Jarrett in 4 for Texas (1963)
Jason Steel in Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963)
Dino in Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
Little John in Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
Tom Elder in The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Matt Helm in The Silencers (1966), Murderers' Row (1966), The Ambushers (1967), and The Wrecking Crew (1969)
Sam Hollis in Texas Across the River (1966)
Dee Bishop in Bandolero! (1968)
Van Morgan in 5 Card Stud (1968)
Capt. Vernon Demerest in Airport (1970)

Jamie Blake in The Cannonball Run (1981) and Cannonball Run II (1984)

Steve Martin
(1945- )
Navin R. Johnson in The Jerk (1979) Insolent Waiter in The Muppet Movie (1979)
Arthur in Pennies from Heaven (1981)
Rigby Reardon in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1983)
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr in The Man With Two Brains (1983)
Roger Cobb in All of Me (1984)
Larry Hubbard in The Lonely Guy (1984)
Lucky Day in ¡Three Amigos! (1986)
Orin Scrivello, DDS in Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Neal Page in Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Charlie C.D. Bales in Roxanne (1987)
Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Gil Buckman in Parenthood (1989)
George Stanley Banks in Father of the Bride (1991) and Father of the Bride Part II (1995)
Davis in Grand Canyon (1991)
Harris K. Telemacher in L.A. Story (1991)
Newton Davis in Housesitter (1992)
Jonas Nightengale in Leap of Faith (1992)
Michael McCann in A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Bobby Bowfinger in Bowfinger (1999)
Peter Sanderson in Bringing Down the House (2003)
Tom Baker in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) and Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)
Ray Porter in Shopgirl (2005)
Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther (2006) and The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
Adam Schaffer in It's Complicated (2009)

Lee Marvin
Walker in Point Blank (1967) Vince Stone in The Big Heat (1953)
Meatball in The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Chino in The Wild One (1954)
Hector David in Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Bill Master in 7 Men From Now (1956)
Lt. Col. Clyde Bartlett in Attack (1956)
Tully Crow in The Comancheros (1961)
Liberty Valance in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley in Donovan's Reef (1963)
Charlie Strom in The Killers (1964)
Kid Shelleen/Tim Strawn in Cat Ballou (1965)
Bill Tenny in Ship of Fools (1965)
Rico (Henry Fardan) in The Professionals (1966)
Major Reisman in The Dirty Dozen (1967)
American Pilot in Hell in the Pacific (1968)
Ben Rumson in Paint Your Wagon (1969)
Monte Walsh in Monte Walsh (1970)
Nick Devlin in Prime Cut (1972)
Leonard in Pocket Money (1972)
'A' Number One in Emperor of the North Pole (1973)
Hickey in The Iceman Cometh (1973)
The Sergeant in The Big Red One (1980)
Jack Osborne in Gorky Park (1983)
Colonel Nick Alexander in The Delta Force (1986)

#20 star
The Marx Brothers

* Groucho
* Chico
* Harpo
* Zeppo
Rufus T. Firefly, Chicolini, Pinky, and Bob Rolland in Duck Soup (1933)
Otis B. Driftwood, Fiorello, and Tomasso, in A Night at the Opera (1935)
Hammer, Chico, Harpo, and Jamison in The Cocoanuts (1929)
Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding, Signor Emanuel Ravelli, The Professor, and Horatio Jamison in Animal Crackers (1930)
As Themselves in Monkey Business (1931)
Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, Baravelli, Pinky, and Frank Wagstaff in Horse Feathers (1932)
Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush, Tony and Stuffy in A Day at the Races (1937)
Attorney Loophole, Antonio and 'Punchy' in At the Circus (1939)
Detective Sam Grunion, Faustino the Great, and Harpo in Love Happy (1949)

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