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

Patricia Neal
Alma Brown in Hud (1963) Dominique Francon in The Fountainhead (1949)
Sister Parker in The Hasty Heart (1949)
Helen Benson in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Marcia Jeffries in A Face in the Crowd (1957)
2-E Failenson in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Lt. Maggie Haynes in In Harm's Way (1965)
Nettie Cleary in The Subject Was Roses (1968)
Jewel Mae 'Cookie' Orcutt in Cookie's Fortune (1999)

Liam Neeson
(1952- )
Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List (1993) Gawain in Excalibur (1981)
Seaman Charles Churchill in The Bounty (1984)
Fielding in The Mission (1986)
Carl Wayne Anderson in Suspect (1987)
Peter Swan in The Dead Pool (1988)
Leo Cutter in The Good Mother (1988)
Peyton Westlake/Darkman in Darkman (1990)
Tony Aaron in Under Suspicion (1991)
Ethan Frome in Ethan Frome (1993)
Dr. Jerome "Jerry" Lovell in Nell (1994)
MacGregor (Rob Roy) in Rob Roy (1995)
Michael Collins in Michael Collins (1996)
Valjean in Les Misérables (1998)
Dr. David Marrow in The Haunting (1999)
Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Priest Vallon in Gangs of New York (2002)
Mikhail Polenin in K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Daniel in Love Actually (2003)
Alfred Kinsey in Kinsey (2004)
Henri Ducard in Batman Begins (2005)
Aslan (Voice) in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Godfrey de Ibelin in Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Bryan Mills in Taken (2008), Taken 2 (2012), and Taken 3 (2014)
Eliot Deacon in After.Life (2009)
David Stewart in Chloe (2009)
Zeus in Clash of the Titans (2010)
Col. John "Hannibal" Smith in The A-Team (2010)
Ra's Al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
John Ottway in The Grey (2012)
Clinch in A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Michael MacCauley in The Commuter (2018)
Harry Rawlings in Widows (2018)

Pola Negri
Anna Sedlak in Hotel Imperial (1927) Ma in The Eyes of the Mummy (1918)
Carmen in Carmen (1918)
Madame Du Barry (Jeanne Vaubernier) in Madame du Barry (1919)
Yannaia (Dancer) in Sumurun (1920) (aka One Arabian Night)
Rischka in The Wildcat (1921)
Violetta Duclos in Arme Violetta (1921)
Bella Donna (Ruby) in Bella Donna (1923)
Maritana in The Spanish Dancer (1923)
Catherine (Czarina) in Forbidden Paradise (1924)
Daisy Forbes in East of Suez (1925)
Mona Moreau in Barbed Wire (1927)
Louise in The Woman He Scorned (1929) (aka The Way of Lost Souls)
Madame Maria Draga / Queen Draga of Serbia in A Woman Commands (1932)
Vera (Singer) in Mazurka (1935)
Madame Habib in The Moon-Spinners (1964)

Paul Newman
"Fast" Eddie Felson in Basil in The Silver Chalice (1954)
Capt. Edward W. Hall Jr. in The Rack (1956)
Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Billy the Kid in The Left Handed Gun (1958)
Ben Quick in The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Brick Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Anthony in The Young Philadelphians (1959)
Ari Ben Canaan in Exodus (1960)
David Alfred Eaton in From the Terrace (1960)
The Battler in Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)
Chance Wayne in Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Hud Bannon in Hud (1963)
Steve Sherman in A New Kind of Love (1963)
Lew Harper in Harper (1966) and The Drowning Pool (1975)
Prof. Michael Armstrong in Torn Curtain (1966)
Luke Jackson in Cool Hand Luke (1967)
John Russell in Hombre (1967)
Butch Cassidy in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Frank Capua in Winning (1969)
Hank Stamper in Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)
Roy in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
Jim Kane in Pocket Money (1972)
Henry Gondorff/Mr. Shaw in The Sting (1973)
Doug Roberts in The Towering Inferno (1974)
The Star/William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody in Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
Reggie Dunlop in Slap Shot (1977)
Michael Colin Gallagher in Absence of Malice (1981)
Murphy in Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981)
Frank Galvin in The Verdict (1982)
Earl Long in Blaze (1989)
General Leslie R. Groves in Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Walter Bridge in Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Donald "Sully" Sullivan in Nobody's Fool (1994)
Sidney J. Mussburger in The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Harry Ross in Twilight (1998)
Dodge Blake in Message in a Bottle (1999)
Henry Manning in Where the Money Is (2000)
John Rooney in Road to Perdition (2002)

Doc Hudson (voice) in Cars (2006)

Jack Nicholson
(1937- )
Randle Patrick (R.P.) "Mac" McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Jimmy Wallace in The Cry Baby Killer (1958)
Wilbur Force in The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Billy Spear in The Shooting (1966)
Wes in Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
George Hanson in Easy Rider (1969)
Robert Eroica Dupea in Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Jonathan in Carnal Knowledge (1971)
David in The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
Buddusky SM1 in The Last Detail (1973)
J. J. (Jake) Gittes in Chinatown (1974) and The Two Jakes (1990)
David Locke in The Passenger (1975)
Tom Logan in The Missouri Breaks (1976)
Henry Lloyd Moon in Goin' South (1978)
Jack Torrance in The Shining (1980)
Frank Chambers in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Eugene O'Neill in Reds (1981)
Charlie Smith in The Border (1982)
Garrett Breedlove in Terms of Endearment (1983) and The Evening Star (1996)
Charley Partanna in Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Francis Phelan in Ironweed (1987)
Bill Rorish in Broadcast News (1987)
Daryl Van Horne in The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
The Joker/Jack Napier in Batman (1989)
Col. Nathan R. Jessup in A Few Good Men (1992)
James R. "Jimmy" Hoffa in Hoffa (1992)
Will Randall in Wolf (1994)
Freddy Gale in The Crossing Guard (1995)
President James Dale/Art Land in Mars Attacks! (1996)
Melvin Udall in As Good As It Gets (1997)
Detective Jerry Black in The Pledge (2001)
Warren Schmidt in About Schmidt (2002)
Dr. Buddy Rydell in Anger Management (2003)
Harry Sanborn in Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Costello in The Departed (2006)
Edward Cole in The Bucket List (2007)

Leslie Nielsen
Lt. Frank Drebin in
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
  • The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
  • Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Commander J.J. Adams in Forbidden Planet (1956)
Steve Hilliard in The Opposite Sex (1956)
Peter Brent in Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
Col. Stephen Bedford in The Sheepman (1958)
Captain Harrison in The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Dr. Rumack in Airplane! (1980)
Mr. Hammond in Prom Night (1980)
Count Dracula in Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
Mr. Magoo in Mr. Magoo (1997)
Dick Steele, Agent WD-40 in Spy Hard (1996)
Ryan Harrison in Wrongfully Accused (1998)
President Baxter Harris in Scary Movie 3 (2003) and Scary Movie 4 (2006)

David Niven
Phileas Fogg in Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) Capt. Randall in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
Capt. Clyde Lockert in Dodsworth (1936)
Capt. Fritz von Tarlenheim in The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Lieut. Douglas 'Scotty' Scott in The Dawn Patrol (1938)
David Merlin in Bachelor Mother (1939)
Edgar Linton in Wuthering Heights (1939)
A.J. Raffles in Raffles (1939)
Lieut. Jim Perry in The Way Ahead (1944)
Peter D. Carter in A Matter of Life and Death (1946) (aka Stairway to Heaven)
Henry Brougham in The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Sir Percy Blakeney in The Fighting Pimpernel (1950) (aka The Elusive Pimpernel)
David Slater in The Moon is Blue (1953)
Maj. Charles "Copper" Carrington in Court Martial (1954) (aka Carrington, V.C.)
Colonel Patrick Henry Harris in The Birds and the Bees (1956)
Major Angus Pollock in Separate Tables (1958)
Laurence "Larry" Mackay in Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
Corp. John Anthony Miller in The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Lawrence Jameson in Bedtime Story (1963)
Sir Arthur Robertson in 55 Days at Peking (1963)
Sir Charles Litton/Lytton in The Pink Panther (1963), Trail of the Pink Panther (1982), and Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
Sir James Bond in Casino Royale (1967)
Chief Insp. Cyril Willis in Prudence and the Pill (1968)
Dick Charleston in Murder By Death (1976)
Col. Race in Death on the Nile (1978)
Chief Insp. Cyril Willis in Rough Cut (1980)

Nick Nolte
(1941- )
Jack Cates in
  • 48 Hrs. (1982)
  • Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

Jerry Baskin in Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

David Sanders in The Deep (1977)
Ray Hicks in Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
Phillip Elliott in North Dallas Forty (1979)
Doc in Cannery Row (1982)
Russell Price in Under Fire (1983)
Lee Umstetter in Weeds (1987)
Sam Bowden in Cape Fear (1991)
Tom Wingo in The Prince of Tides (1991)
Augusto Odone in Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Peter Brackett in I Love Trouble (1994)
Thomas Jefferson in Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Max Hoover in Mulholland Falls (1996)
Wade Whitehouse in Affliction (1997)
Lucky (Fix-It) Mann in Afterglow (1997)
Jake McKenna in U-Turn (1997)
Adam Verver in The Golden Bowl (2000)
Senator Drummond 'Drum' Avery in Trixie (2000)
Bob Montagnet in The Good Thief (2002)
Father Harlan in Northfork (2003)
Father in Hulk (2003)
Colonel Oliver in Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Vincent (Voice) in Over the Hedge (2006)
Mulgarath in The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Four Leaf Tayback in Tropic Thunder (2008)
Paddy Conlon in Warrior (2011)

Chuck Norris
(1940- )
Col. James Braddock in
  • Missing in Action (1984)
  • Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
  • Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)
Colt in The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Matt Logan in A Force of One (1979)
J.J. McQuade in Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
Eddie Cusak in Code of Silence (1985)
Maj. Scott McCoy in The Delta Force (1986) and Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)
Max Donigan in Firewalker (1986)
Booker in The Expendables 2 (2012)

Edward Norton
(1969- )
Derek Vinyard in American History X (1998) Alan Isaacman in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Aaron / Roy in Primal Fear (1996)
Holden in Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Worm in Rounders (1998)
Jack (The Narrator) in Fight Club (1999)
Father Brian Kilhenney Finn in Keeping the Faith (2000)
Jack / Brian in The Score (2001)
Montgomery "Monty" Brogan in 25th Hour (2002)
FBI Agent Will Graham in Red Dragon (2002)
Steve in The Italian Job (2003)
King Baldwin in Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Eisenheim in The Illusionist (2006)
Walter Fane in The Painted Veil (2006)
Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Ray Tierney in Pride and Glory (2008)
Bill Kincaid / Brady Kincaid in Leaves of Grass (2009)
Scout Master Ward in Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Col. Eric Byer, USAF, Ret. in The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Henckels in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Mike in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

Kim Novak
(1933- )
Madeleine Elster / Judy Barton in Vertigo (1958) Lona McLane in Pushover (1954)
Janis in Phffft (1954)
Kay Greylek in 5 Against the House (1955)
Molly in The Man With the Golden Arm (1955)
Madge Owens in Picnic (1955)
Marjorie Oelrichs in The Eddie Duchin Story (1956)
Linda English in Pal Joey (1957)
Gillian Holroyd in Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
Mrs. Carlyle "Carly" Hardwicke in The Notorious Landlady (1962)
Cathy in Boys' Night Out (1962)
Polly, the Pistol in Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
Moll Flanders in The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965)
Lola Brewster in The Mirror Crack'd (1980)

Ramon Novarro
Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) Rupert of Hentzau in The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)
André-Louis Moreau in Scaramouche (1923)
Jamil Abdullah Azarn in The Arab (1924)
Prince Karl Heinrich in The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)
Joel Shore in Across to Singapore (1928)
Lt. Alexis Rosanoff in Mata Hari (1931)
Victor in The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)
Inspector Gen. Ortega in The Big Steal (1949)

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